Shop for gifts at these holiday markets in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Here’s a large and growing list of Christmas markets, church bazaars, crafts markets, arts markets and more.
We’re highlighting a few popular holiday markets, but scroll down for a big, day-by-day list of holiday markets in the Charlotte area.
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Noah’s Event Venue, 2421 Yorkmont Road
Best described as “Real Life Etsy for Geeks,” the Muggles Market is a festival of 50+ geeky artisans of all fandoms (not just Harry Potter.) Here you’ll find truly unique gifts for the geekiest people on your gift list. Muggles Market isn’t just a market, though. There’s also a short film festival, kids’ activities, caricatures, medieval demonstrations and much more.
Starving Artist Market
Various dates, times and locations
Starving Artist Market pops up at various locations, mostly breweries. It’s the perfect place to get to know and to support Charlotte’s maker community.
Charlotte Christmas Village
Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Eve, except for Mondays
N. Tryon Street and 7th Street
Charlotte Christmas Village is back for its 3rd year, relocated to 7th and Tryon from Romare Bearden Park. The German-inspired market will feature vendors, entertainment, food and drink, and Santa (select days and hours.) It’s free to take pictures with Santa with your own camera.
Vintage Charlotte Winter Market
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton Street
$2 (or $7 for early bird admission at 9 a.m.)
Spend the day shopping with 60+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Yelp Charlotte is supplying shopping bags for the first 500 customers. HEX Coffee will be on hand and the Dumpling Lady will be there as well.
Hot Stuff Holiday Market
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
1919 Commonwealth Avenue
Hot Stuff Holiday Market features local crafts, food, artisans and beer. Shop for a friend, for yourself, or for ideas for your own creative pursuits. The main bar and the taproom will be open.
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Christmas Market
Fridays and Saturdays from November 30th to December 15th
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Road
Check back soon for times and more details.
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) features vendors, food, spiced wine, world-class beer, and plenty of holiday cheer.
Christmas in Candyland
December 1, 2, 0, 16, 22, 23
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Victory Lane Karting, 2330 Tipton Drive
Christmas In Candyland is a free event that takes place at Victory Lane Karting, 2330 Tipton Drive, on several dates in December. Although it’s free you need to get your tickets in advance, and some dates are starting to sell out. The events give you a chance to get a free picture with Santa and/or Mrs. Claus. Kids get a free candy bag, and there will be toy giveaways as well. Many vendors will be there, offering opportunities to shop for gifts, and there will be free gift wrapping as well. For a fee you can bowl, ride go-karts, play arcade games, or buy food from the restaurant.