holiday flea at swamp rabbit cafe

Christmas shopping stresses me out. There are some people who are great at getting gifts for others, and then there’s me. But living in Greenville, I’ve learned how to handle it. I now buy my loved ones gifts from local artists and businesses. And to make that even easier (and less stressful) I head to the different holiday markets in Greenville to pick up gifts for my family. I go to a couple markets and then I’m done for the season.

Greenville has lots of different holiday markets. Some are small, some are huge, some repeat a couple of times throughout the season, while others are just one and done kind of thing.

To help you find the best ones in town, I’ve put together this list below. Some are my personal favorites, while others are only ones I’ve heard about. I also be adding to this list as the season progresses (and I discover more)!

I’ve ordered these markets by their date (and if they have more than one, then their first date). I’ve also included a breakdown of what is available each day at the bottom of this post.

And I’ve indicated which are dog friendly so you know whether or not you can bring your (leashed) dog along with you when you shop!

Updated for 2021

Holiday Markets in Greenville

Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop Up Shop

Makers Collective

Friday, November 4 through Sunday, December 18: 11:00am-5:00pm
Fridays, Saturdays, + Sundays only

No dogs allowed.

For seven weekends this season, stop by the Makers Collective temporary holiday shop to pickup handmade gifts, jewelry, and children’s items from tons of local artists. You can also check out the vendors featured at the shop on their website in advance.


Indie Craft Parade Mini Markets

Makers Collective

Saturday, November 19: 10am–3pm
Saturday, December 3: 10am–3pm
Saturday, December 10: 10am–3pm

Dogs welcome!

Hosted in the green space next to the Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop Up Shop, these small outdoor markets feature 25+ local artists. It’s free to attend the market and you can bring your (leashed) dog along as well.

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Camperdown Holiday Market

Camperdown Plaza

Sunday, November 20: 12:30pm-5:00pm

Dogs are welcome!

On the corner of Main and Stone downtown, this massive plaza hosts an annual holiday market. With 25+ vendors, live music, and even a story time for the kids, there’s something for everyone.


Holiday Markets at Southernside

Near The Commons & Unity Park

Follow their “Miracle” month long event for details

Dogs allowed outside, but the market may be inside depending on the weather.

From November 21 till December 31, Southernside has a a Miracle pop-up bar. There will be themed drinks, holiday decor, and weekly events (including holiday markets). Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on their holiday happenings.


Greenville Christmas Market

Grand Bohemian Lodge

Friday, November 25 through Sunday, January 1

Stroll through the Grand Bohemian Lodge and experience festivities such as live music, vendors, holiday-themed food and beverages, and, of course, Santa Claus. It’ll all kick off on the 25th with a tree lighting ceremony. Then check the website for the schedule and hours.


TR Farmer’s Market: Small Biz Saturday

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest

Saturday, November 26: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Dogs are not allowed. (All Trailblazer Park events are not dog friendly.)

If you’re a fan of small business Saturday (you know that day after Black Friday where you show the love locally), then head to Trailblazer Park for a special edition of the TR Farmers Market. Browse local goods from 60+ local and regional vendors.


Holiday Fair

TD Convention Center

Thursday, December 1: 10am-8pm
Friday, December 2: 10am-8pm
Saturday, December 3: 10am-6pm

Dogs not allowed.

This fair held at the Convention Center in downtown Greenville reminds me of the holiday craft show I went to as a kid. My mother loved seeing all of the holiday themed crafts and getting new, quality, handmade decorations for our home (instead of something that’s plastic and made in China). Tickets are $7 per person (less for seniors and kids). Expect tons of crafts and handmade goods, plus even a Santa for the kids.


Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Saturday, December 3: 10am-3pm
Saturday, December 10: 10am-3pm
Saturday, December 17: 10am-3pm

The market is dog friendly. I always bring Ellie!

This large market hosted in the Swamp Rabbit Cafe back parking lot features music, food, and 75+ vendors. I’m not going to lie, this is probably the event I make sure to attend every single year. I love buying local. I love Swamp Rabbit Cafe. Match made in heaven.

holiday flea at swamp rabbit cafe

Greer Farmers Market: Christmas Festival

Greer City Park

Saturday December 3: 10am-2pm
Sunday, December 4: 10am-2pm

Friendly dogs are welcome!

I can’t find a whole lot of information online about this market. (I’ve also never gone to Greer’s Farmers Market.) But if you live more in this area, this may be the event to check out instead of coming down to Greenville.


TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition

Main Street (near the intersection with McBee Avenue) in Downtown

Saturday, December 10: 9am-1pm

Dogs are not allowed. (All downtown Greenville events like this are not dog friendly.)

If you’re a fan of the downtown farmer’s market, then you’ll love this special holiday edition. Stroll downtown Greenville to find those special local gifts for your family.


TR Farmers Market: Very Merry Local Christmas Market

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest

Saturday, December 10: 12pm-4pm

Dogs are not allowed. (All Trailblazer Park events are not dog friendly.)

Traveler’s Rest Farmers Market has a special Christmas edition. I love the market in the summer and the ones in the fall. There will be music, food, local vendors, and even Santa! Plus the market is (usually) right after the Christmas parade in Travelers Rest.


Holiday Market at Gather GVL

West End

Saturday, December 10: 12pm-6pm

Dogs are NOT allowed at Gather on the weekends

Grab some last minute gifts at the holiday market at Gather this Saturday. In addition to vendors, you can of course sample all of the wonderful food stalls.


Mini Merry Market

13 Stripes Brewery

Saturday, December 17: 2pm-7pm

No dogs allowed

13 Stripes Brewery’s annual holiday market complete with great beer. Just be sure to leave the dogs at home as the entire Taylors Mill has a no pet policy.


Holiday Markets Calendar 2022

NOTE: I’m not adding in the Indie Craft Parade Holiday Popup Shop as it is every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 5 through December 19.

November

Saturday, November 19
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10am–3pm

Sunday, November 20
Camperdown Holiday Market: 12:30pm-5pm

Saturday, November 26
TR Farmers Market: Small Biz Saturday: 12pm-3pm


December

Thursday, December 1
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10am-8pm

Friday, December 2
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10am-8pm

Saturday, December 3
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10am–3pm
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10am-8pm
Greer Farmers Market: Christmas Festival, 10am-2pm
Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 10am-3pm

Sunday, December 5
Greer Farmers Market: Christmas Festival, 10am-2pm

Saturday, December 10
TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition, 9am-1pm
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10am–3pm
TR Farmers Market: Very Merry Local Christmas Market, 12pm-4pm
Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 10am-3pm
Holiday Market at Gather GVL, 12pm-6pm

Saturday, December 17
Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 10am-3pm
Mini Merry Market at 13 Stripes Brewery, 2pm-7pm

Have a great holiday season!
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