Shop 'til you drop: Every holiday market, festival, bazaar, and extravaganza in town 

20+ markets, starting this weekend

click to enlarge Woof! Let's shop, shall we? - FILE PHOTO
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  • Woof! Let's shop, shall we?
With Thanksgiving just two weeks away (yes), it's time to start thinking about holiday gifts for those you love. We've rounded up every holiday market we can find, with some starting as soon as this weekend. Here's where to shop local this season:

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Before hitting a holiday-specific market, be sure to swing by some of the city's seasonal and year-round farmers markets:

The Charleston Farmers Market is held every Sat. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in Marion Square. Starting on Sat. Dec. 1 the CFM turns into a holiday market, held every Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sun. Dec. 16.

The Johns Island Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-round, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 2024 Academy Road.

Head to Workshop's farmers market on Saturdays from 9-1 p.m.

Summers Corner hosts one last farmers market this season on Thurs. Nov. 29 from 3-6 p.m.

The Pour House hosts the Sunday Brunch farmers market, year-round, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
click to enlarge You've got two more chances to hit up the Celadon Sunday flea. - FILE PHOTO
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  • You've got two more chances to hit up the Celadon Sunday flea.

Head start gift giving

This Sat. Nov. 10 head to the Pour House for a night market from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy live music and check out goods from Foxy Fossils, Evolve Charleston, Naturally Awear, Leaf Me Alone Plant Club, Charlietown Prints, and more.

On Sat. Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. enjoy the wonders of the season at Wonder Works' annual Elfstravaganza, held in Mt. Pleasant and featuring activities, crafts, toy vendors, and more.

Celadon's 24th birthday kicks off on Sat. Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. with local artists, vendors, free cake (woo!), and more.

For a, err, bougie market experience, pay $25 for Garden & Gun's Made in the South Marketplace and Meet the Makers event on Sat. Nov. 10. There are several sessions throughout the day that feature conversations for the makers themselves. Enjoy cocktails and bites as your peruse the Marketplace.

New(ish) art space, Park Circle Creative, hosts an Artket-arts and market on Sat. Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. While details are still being ironed out, guests can look forward to live music, and food and drinks available from food trucks.

The next Holy City Vintage Market held at Royal American takes place on Sun. Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop from vendors like Red Rose Vintage, Runaround Sue Vintage, Grease Kelly Vintage, Third Eye Vintage, Frenchie Vintage, fk vintage, Tuff Stuff Vintage, Ache Vintage, Tinted Saga, Threads Todisco, Second Chances Vintage, Major Vintage, and Shop Ancien. And more! And don't fret, Holy City Vintage pops up two more times this season: On Dec. 9 at Park Cafe and Dec. 16 at the Royal American. 
click to enlarge Most markets, like the Buy Local Block Party, feature additional perks like food and drinks available for purchase. - ADAM CHANDLER
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  • Most markets, like the Buy Local Block Party, feature additional perks like food and drinks available for purchase.

Shop Small Biz Saturday

On Sat. Nov. 24 (a.k.a. Shop Small Business Saturday, post Black Friday horrors) head to Fam's Brewing Co. for a local market.

Shop local on Small Biz Saturday (Sat. Nov. 24) in Park Circle, heading to local spots like The Brew Cellar, Itinerant Literate Books, The Station, Roadside Blooms, and more.

Every last Sunday of the month Celadon hosts their Sunday Flea market at their warehouse location in North Charleston. Head there Sun. Nov. 25 and Sun. Dec. 16 (the holidays have pushed that market earlier, FYI) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This year's Crafty Bastards features a LOT of local vendors. - FILE PHOTO
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  • This year's Crafty Bastards features a LOT of local vendors.

December's upon us

Crafty Bastards is back, y'all, and with it a ton of great regional and local vendors selling beautiful wares. (Maybe, as sponsors, we're a little biased — last year we bought a cutting board, recycled sweater, and soap — but this is a solid market). Head to The Joe on Sat. Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On Sat. Dec. 1 you can check out the Daniel Island Holiday Festival, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Volvo Car Stadium. Enjoy holiday shopping from local vendors, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and more.

There's never a dull moment at a Thrifters + Drifters market, especially their holiday edition, held on Sun. Dec. 2 at the Royal American.

Enjoy a Mindful Market (and a free yoga class) at Yoloha Yoga Factory on Wed. Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m.

After a year hiatus one of our personal fave holiday markets is back — the Buy Local Block Party, hosted by Lowcountry Local First at Tradesman Brewing Co. on Sat. Dec. 8 from 12-6 p.m.

Carnes Crossroads hosts their Holiday Market on sat. Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The market features local, handmade gifts and an appearance from Santa (the guy gets around).
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Last chance to #buylocal

Holy City Brewing's fourth annual holiday market features their usual keg tree — guests are encouraged to put donations to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital under the tree — a visit from Santa himself, and 30 local vendors. Head to HCB on Sat. Dec. 15 from 12-5 p.m.

The Pour House's final night market of the year, held on Sat. Dec. 15 from 5-9 p.m. features over 30 vendors, artists, makers, you name it. Enjoy live music (BYOG's tacky Christmas sweater party plus White/Bogan Duo's annual Acid Christmas) and if you're interested in being a vendor, you've got until Nov. 14 to apply.

The Cigar Bazaar at the Cigar Factory takes place on Sat. Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy live music and drink specials and vendors like Theodosia Jewelry, The Restored Board, Third Eye Vintage, The Town Serif, Landrum Table, Morgan Cole Fine Art, Lytle and Me Designs, Dry Run Goods, Park and Madison, Mission Essentials, King of Pops, and Charleston Mix.

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