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
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Holiday Markets in Greenville

Indie Craft Parade Holiday Pop Up Shop

Makers Collective

Friday, November 5 through Sunday, December 19: 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 20: 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, December 4: 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, December 11: 10:00am-4:00pm

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 21: 12:30pm-5:30pm

Dogs are welcome!

Camperdown plaza is like the new plaza in town. (At least it feels that way to me.) On the corner of Main and Stone, it’s a massive area that’s been hosting lots of new events. This market one has music and vendors, plus it’s free to attend.


TR Farmer’s Market: Small Biz Saturday

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest

Saturday, November 27: 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 dozens of local and regional vendors.


Holiday Fair

TD Convention Center

Thursday, December 2: 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday, December 3: 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, December 4: 10:00am-6:00pm

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.


TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition

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

Saturday, December 4: 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 11: 9:00am-1:00pm

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.


Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Swamp Rabbit Cafe

Saturday, December 4: 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, December 18: 11:00am-4:00pm

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 4: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday, December 5: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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.


The Heddle Holiday Market

Rutherford Road

Saturday December 4: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Dogs are welcome!

I’ve never heard of this complex or its markets, but I’m always a fan of dog friendly events. I don’t have a lot of information or experience with it, but I wanted to include it just in case.


Winter Wonderland Market

Dog Culture in downtown Greenville

Sunday, December 5: 11:00am – 2:00pm

This is the dog friendly event.

This is Dog Culture’s (my doggie daycare of choice) second annual Christmas market. There’ll be music, Santa Paws (get it?) for photo ops, and lots of vendors.


TR Farmers Market: Very Merry Local Christmas Market

Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest

Saturday, December 11: 12:30pm-4:30pm

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 Markets Calendar 2021

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 20
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, November 21
Camperdown Holiday Market: 12:30pm-5:30pm

Saturday, November 27
TR Farmers Market: Small Biz Saturday: 12:00pm-3:00pm


December

Thursday, December 2
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday, December 3
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10:00am-8:00pm

Saturday, December 4
TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition, 9:00am-1:00pm
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10:00am-4:00pm
Holiday Fair at TD Convention Center, 10:00am-6:00pm
Greer Farmers Market: Christmas Festival, 10:00am-2:00pm
Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 11:00am-4:00pm
The Heddle Holiday Market, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Sunday, December 5
Greer Farmers Market: Christmas Festival, 10:00am-2:00pm
Winter Wonderland Market at Dog Culture, 11:00am-2:00pm

Saturday, December 11
TD Saturday Market Holiday Edition, 9:00am-1:00pm
Indie Craft Parade Mini Market, 10:00am-4:00pm
TR Farmers Market: Very Merry Local Christmas Market, 12:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday, December 18
Holiday Flea at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, 11:00am-4:00pm

Have a great holiday season!
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