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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A holiday edition of Second Sunday on King Street fills the thoroughfare with merriment on December 14. Photograph by Susan Lucas

November 25, 2014


Pencil these festive events into your calendar

Tomorrow, we’ll gorge on turkey and pumpkin pie, but after that? Well, let the shopping marathon begin! To check off your list as merrily (and quickly) as possible, plan to patronize these community events around town. From Black Friday blowouts on King Street to artisan markets and art exhibits, all are jolly opportunities to buy local.

November 28 & 29
Holiday Market at Middleton Place

Carols, plus complimentary hot cider and treats, get shoppers in the spirit as they peruse an open-air market featuring local vendors and visit the Garden Market & Nursery and the Museum Shop. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

November 28 & December 5, 12, 14, & 18
King Street Shopping Events

You’ll find Black Friday deals galore on and around King Street—click here for a list of all the discounts and special offers at 37 retailers. On Friday, December 5, King Street Marketing Group hosts A Night in Wine Country: Taste, Shop, Stroll ($50). Then, on December 12, 80-plus retailers offer refreshments, trunk shows, promotions, and more during an evening Holiday Shop & Stroll ($21; $16 advance). A December 14th Second Sunday on King closes the street to car traffic from Calhoun to Queen, and the 18th is Men’s Shopping Night, with drinks and gift counseling making buying a breeze. Locations, times, & prices vary.

December 5-January 11
”Favorite Things”

From wall art and sculptures to inventive teapots and vibrant bowls, this Cone 10 Studios exhibit includes clay pieces by some 30 member artists. Shop and snack on refreshments by Celia’s of Charleston during the opening shindig on December 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cone 10 Studios, 1080 Morrison Dr. Daily, call for hours. Free.

December 6-7, 13-14, & 20-21
Charleston Holiday Farmers Market

The farmers market in Marion Square expands to weekend-long affairs during December, with vendors selling locally made gifts like candles, coasters, pet accessories, jewelry, and artwork amidst live music performances and visits from Santa. Marion Square, corner of King & Calhoun sts. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

December 11
”Popcorn Garland: a small works show”

Find original artwork priced from $25 to $500 by Michael Mitchell’s regular artists (all 25 of them), as well as about 10 guest creatives. Live music and cocktails fuel the fun.
Michael Mitchell, 438 King St. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Free.

December 13
Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show

Snag unique, locally made gifts while stocking up on fresh fare and entertaining the kids with face painting, jump-castle bouncing, and of course, Kris Kringle. Farmers Market Pavilion, Coleman Blvd. & Simmons St., Mount Pleasant. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

December 13 & 14
Village Antiques & Collectibles Holiday Market

Got folks on your list who love, say, vintage instruments, aged silver, or retro toys? Fork over $2 (benefitting The Spay Not Slay Endowment) for this market, offering home and outdoor decor, fine antiques, furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, crafts, salvaged items, and more.
Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Cir., North Charleston. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2.

Need ideas for perfect presents? Check out loads of locally sourced goods in our holiday gift guide.

To find more events coming up around town, click here.