Tis’ the season for shopping in Lake Murray Country!

November 1, 2022

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Grab your gift list and shop local this holiday season in Lake Murray Country. We’ve compiled a list of open houses, markets, and sales across the region to get you started. With the holidays just around the corner there’s nothing more gratifying than checking off your list early and supporting local business.


Greater Chapin Area Holiday Open House

Thursday, Nov. 3 – Saturday, Nov. 5
Chapin Chamber: 302 Columbia Avenue, Chapin, SC 29036

Kick off your holiday season with the Greater Chapin Area Holiday Open House! Area restaurants and businesses are offering special deals and activities throughout the event including a fun bingo game.

Main Street Shop and Dine Night – Newberry

Friday, November 4 | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Main Street, Downtown Newberry

Come stroll, shop, and dine along downtown Newberry’s Main Street from 4-9pm. Open only to pedestrians, restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining and retailers open their doors to sidewalk shopping as you have more room to roam! Vehicular traffic will be blocked along Main Street on the first Friday of each month from 3-9pm.

Holiday Soiree at Wingard’s Market

Friday, November 4 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 5 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wingard’s Market: 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

Enjoy Cocktails & Charcuterie in the Greenhouse from 2pm to close. Wingard’s will have special musical guests, shopping specials and great giveaways all weekend!

Christmas in the Carolinas

Saturday, Nov. 5 | 9:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 6 | 12 – 4 PM
SC State Farmers Market: 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29172

Make plans to be at The SC State Farmers Market at 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169 for an amazing weekend full of crafts, food, music and lots of family fun. FREE admission and FREE parking!

Sesqui Artisans Market

Sunday, November 6 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sesquicentennial State Park: 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

This juried arts and crafts festival will be filled with art, food and music in the serene setting on Sesqui State Park. Shop for a range of unique, locally handcrafted arts and crafts like ceramics, jewelry, fine art photography and much more!  This is a family-friendly event that all ages will enjoy!

Newberry’s Holiday Open House

November 9-20
Main Street, Downtown Newberry

The Newberry Downtown Development Association invites you to attend their Holiday Open House! Downtown shops and stores will be rolling out the welcome mat for you. Explore what downtown has to offer during the weeks of festivities. Shops will be open for you to find early Christmas gifts or just the thing you need for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Come for shopping, dining, refreshments, sales, door prizes and fun!

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic

Saturday, November 12 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 13 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SC State Fair Grounds: 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “200 Best” awards.

2022 Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Market

Sunday, November 13 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SC State Farmers Market: 3483 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia, SC 29172

Over 100 vendors at one event! Stop by the SC Farmer’s Market in West Columbia, SC for this 2-DAY EVENT! Photography, pottery plants, one a kind items and everything in between. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. This event is organized and produced by Midlands Crafters Association.

Lake Murray Country’s Holiday Open House & Gift Shop Sale

Tuesday, November 15 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Lake Murray Country Visitor Center: 2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

Looking for Lake Murray gifts for your friends and family this holiday season? Look no further! The Lake Murray Country Gift Shop has you covered with Lake Murray merchandise ranging from t-shirts to home décor and more! New holiday items featuring the popular “Tis the Season to be Murray” slogan are in stock including t-shirts, greeting cards, and kitchen towels. Grab these items quick, as they sell out fast! Shop local, make sure to check out our neighbor’s Fancy Pants & Poshture Boutique located at 2900 Dreher Shoals Rd, Suite F – In the Shopping Center next to B.B. Barns Plant Nursery in Irmo. They will open at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, November 15 – stop by and shop local this holiday season!

Holiday Market – Junior League of Columbia

Friday, December 2 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 3 | 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 4 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SC State Fair Grounds: 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

The Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market is a popular holiday event each year in Lake Murray Country. Thousands of shoppers will head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and take part in the always sold-out Ladies Night Out event, festive Holiday Ball, and a chance to snap the perfect picture with Santa during Sundaes with Santa.

Christmas Craft Fair-Town of Lexington

Thursday, December 1 & Friday, December 2 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Icehouse Amphitheater: 107 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072

The Town of Lexington will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair at the Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion featuring fresh produce, unique gifts, local vendors, food and much more!

Santa’s Market Craft Show

Saturday, December 3 | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Seven Oaks Park: 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia, SC 29210

Complete your holiday shopping with one-of-a-kind items including paintings, handmade jewelry, home decor items, and more.


Looking for activities and things to do this holiday season with your friends and family? Visit our events page! There’s snow-place like Lake Murray Country during the holiday season with so much to see and do.