With Christmas just a few weeks away, you've probably made your list and checked it twice to make sure that you have the perfect gifts for all of your loved ones. Or, if you're like me, you're just now starting your holiday shopping. Either way, if you still have gifts to buy, local holiday markets are the perfect place to look.
One of my favorite things about holiday markets is having all of my favorite local shops in one place. I love shopping locally and try to do it year-round. However, if I'm looking for many different items, it can be time-consuming to drive from shop to shop when a mall or department store has everything under one roof. That's the beauty of holiday markets; they're like the malls of local businesses.
Although sometimes it's easy when you're in a time crunch to load up your Amazon cart with everything you need and have it on your doorstep in two days, I would encourage you to head over to a local holiday market before you do. They may have the perfect gift that you've been searching for, and by shopping with them, you get to help a neighbor provide for their family.
Below is a list of some great holiday markets popping up in the area this season. Be sure to set a budget before you go, though, because there will be so many phenomenal goodies, and it'll be easy to overspend.
Holiday Market in Valor Park
Each Saturday in December, 12pm - 4pm
Farrow Parkway in Market Commons
Inaugural Wicked Holiday Market
Each Saturday in December, 12pm - 5pm
4th Annual Rivertown Holiday Market
December 4th, 10am - 2pm
Conway Sports and Fitness Center
Plant Sale/ Holiday Market
December 4th, 9am - 5pm
Historic Peanut Warehouse
Grande Dunes Holiday Gift Mart
December 4th, 10am - 4pm
Grande Dunes Marina Park
Sunset Beach Holiday Market
December 4th, 10am - 3pm
Oak Island Holiday and Craft Festival
December 4th, 4pm - 8pm
Holiday Market at the Kaminski House
December 10th, 3pm - 6pm & December 11th, 10am - 1pm
The Kaminski House
2nd Annual Holiday Market
December 11th, 9am - 3pm
This & That Holiday Market
December 12th, 11am - 4pm
Litchfield Market Village