How to shop local at Charlotte holiday markets

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Camp North End will turn into its winter wonderland again this season for its Mistletoe Market.

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Your guide to holiday shopping in Charlotte

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With the arrival of holiday markets and the Southern Christmas Show, Christmas is quickly making its way to Charlotte. Before you finalize your plans and shopping lists, you may want to spend an afternoon — or evening — at one of these holiday events that are great for shopping and holiday cheer.

Whether you plan to shop local, buy a gift card to a Charlotte restaurant, or give an experience this year, checking out one of these Christmas events in Charlotte may be another way for you to find the perfect gift for your loved one.

Charlotte Christmas Village

Location: 324 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Uptown

What to know: The Christmas Village and Light the Knights Presented by Truist team up again to bring the Queen City some holiday cheer. The event will offer unique shopping and a European menu that includes strudel, bratwurst, schnitzel, hot cider and more.

When: Nov. 24-Dec. 23.

Price: The Holiday Wonder Season Pass is $35. The Christmas Village is a day and night event, and admission is $5. Light the Knights admission is $10. You can purchase tickets for either — or both — events online.

Hot Stuff Holiday Market

Location: 1919 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

What to know: Petra’s is hosting the Hot Stuff Holiday Market. The holiday-edition pop up returns with local crafts, food and holiday spirit.

When: Nov. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Price: Free admission

Merry Midtown

Location: 1111 Metropolitan Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

Neighborhood: Cherry

What to know: Merry Midtown returns to the Metropolitan with various activities throughout the event. VTGCLT Pop (details below) and Letters to Santa are available. The Holiday Market is Dec. 4, Photos with Santa is Dec. 11 and Grinchmas is Dec.18.

When: Nov. 12-Dec. 22. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m.

Price: Free admission

Mistletoe Market

Location: 300 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Druid Hills South

What to know: Mistletoe Market at Camp North End returns with more than 25 vendors. Holiday decor transforms the area into a winter wonderland with colorful Christmas tree displays, holiday photos, live music, holiday movies, and more. More details via our Instagram post.

When: Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Price: Free admission

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Camp North End will turn into its winter wonderland again this season for its Mistletoe Market. Lauren Rosenau Photography

Southern Christmas Show

Location: 2500 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Coliseum Drive/Commonwealth Park

What to know: It’s the largest holiday show in the country. “A Sweet Christmas” is this year’s theme. The event will be held at The Park Expo and Conference Center.

When: Nov. 11-Nov. 21; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Sunday through Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

Price: If you pay at the door, it’s $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Admission is free for ages 5 and under. You can buy tickets online for $13, or if you have a VIC card, you can buy tickets at Harris Teeter for $12.50.

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Southern Christmas Show tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 at the door. Ages 5 and younger are free. You can purchase them at the show’s website for $13 or at Harris Teeter for $12.50 if you have a VIC card. Courtesy of Southern Christmas Show

Vintage Market Days of Charlotte

Location: 4751 NC Highway 49 North, Concord, NC 28025

Neighborhood: Concord

What to know: The vintage inspired indoor market features original art, antiques, clothing, home decor, outdoor furnishings and more. Vendors from across the country will be present as visitors enjoy shopping, food, and live music. The event will be held at Cabarrus Arena.

When: Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The early buying event is Friday. General admission is Saturday and Sunday.

Price: The early buying event is $15. The price is $10 on general admission days. Admission for children under 12 is free. Once purchased, you can enter the event all weekend. You can buy tickets online or at the door.

VTGCLT Pop

Location: 1100 Metropolitan Ave #160, Charlotte, NC 28204 (former West Elm)

Neighborhood: The Metropolitan, Midtown Charlotte

What to know: VTGCLT Pop features vintage gifts from more than 90 local and regional artists.

When: Nov. 12 through Dec. 10 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, then daily until Dec. 22. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Price: Free admission

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VTGCLT Pop features vintage gifts from more than 90 local and regional artists.  VTGCLT

This story was originally published November 12, 2021 11:24 AM.

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Ebony Morman is a freelance writer. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, write and develop Charlotte’s youth through her nonprofit. Follow her on Instagram @chitoclt.


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