Type: Childrens Clothing, Farmers Markets, Fine Craft Galleries, Food / Gourmet Stores, Furniture / Home Decor, Gift Stores, Local Picks, Markets, Public Markets, Shopping Districts
Best Shopping: Head to the Charleston Farmers Market (April through early December) for a complete showcase of what Charleston's local artists, artisans, bakers and, of course, farmers have to offer. Enter this Marion Square market from Meeting or King streets and encounter rows of local farmers offering all of the fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, and flowers of the season. After bagging any groceries or produce you may need, it's time to choose a food vendor and snag some quick and tasty brunch or lunch to enjoy in the park. Choosing a food vendor is a tough decision at Charleston Farmers Market; trust your nose and line up for whichever place smells the best--it's all good here. After a quick bite, stroll the remainder of the market rows to browse handmade jewelry, goats milk soaps, paintings and letterpress goods. You'll leave full and happy, with a best kind of local souvenirs in tow.
Christmas Shopping: Head to the Charleston Farmers Market and Holiday Magic Market December 6th through 21st, Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 4pm for holiday themed festivities, tree lighting, locally made gifts, music, and more! This longstanding Charleston tradition is not one to be missed, and is frequented by both Charleston locals and regular holiday visitors to the city. Here, you'll find something for everyone on your list, from the enthusiastic foodie to creative children, cooking lovers, and even your four-legged companions. This Holiday Magic Christmas Market also shares its Marion Square space with some of Charleston's best Christmas displays, including fully lighted palmetto trees.
329 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Best Shopping: "The regularly scheduled Farmers Market closes for the year in early December, when the shorter Holiday Magic Market takes over until the New Year."
Christmas Shopping: "The regularly scheduled Farmers Market closes for the year in early December, when the shorter Holiday Magic Market takes over from Dec 6th-21st!"
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: You'll find more than veggies at this farmers' market! Dozens of local vendors are on hand with an impressive variety of goods, gifts, and more.
Best for Christmas Shopping Because: The Charleston Holiday Market is a highlight of seasonal shopping for both locals and visitors, showcasing the best of locally-made Charleston gifts and products.