Local Holiday Shopping

The populated Triangle/Piedmont area is alive with the Christmas Spirit this month- and its poised for you to buy! From Wake to Alamance county, there are a plethora of Holiday markets and Christmas Bazaars to find your hand made, specialty item to stun the folks on your shopping list. If you are a live or die Black Friday shopper consider stepping out of your comfort zone to find something unique while supporting local crafters. If hand made isn’t your thing, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Busy Saturday so extend your shopping spree and check out the shops in your local downtown for free samples, sales, snacks and more!

Check out a sampling of the market schedules below. But first, here are a few tips to make your shopping experience a little easier- especially for first timers:

  1. Come early or plan ahead to find good parking! A lot of markets are in areas that don’t have a lot of free parking.
  2. Bring your own bag. Not only is this environmentally friendly but a lot of small vendors won’t have the time or resources for bags.
  3. Bring cash. In crowded markets, it is much faster as most vendors will be using Squarespace which takes a little longer to process credit transactions.
  4. Bring a friend! It is way more fun to share in the holiday spirit!


2017 Winston-Salem Craft Fair

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, Benton Convention Center


2017 Winston-Salem Shopping Extravaganza

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, Grand Pavilion of Benton Convention Center, Embassy Suites

2017 Santa’s Workshop Expo

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Raleigh, NC, Holiday Inn Crabtree Walley


Greensboro Fall Triad Toy, Hobby and Sportscard Show

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Special Event Ctr, 1-40 exit 217

2017 Garner Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Garner, NC, Garner Woman’s Club


2017 Durham Art Walk Holiday Market

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Durham, NC, Downtown


2017 Carolina Christmas Bazaar

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: High Point, NC, Fellowship Hall and Dining Hall at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church


2017 Raleigh Annual Holiday Crafts Fair

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Raleigh, NC, The Crafts Center at NC State University


2017 FUMC Christmas Bazaar

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Graham, NC, First United Methodist Church


2017 Raleigh Pop-Up Market

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Raleigh, NC, Trophy Brewing and Taproom


2017 Lexington Harvest Market

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: Lexington, NC, 129 South Railroad Street


2017 North Raleigh Holiday Vendor Event

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Location: North Raleigh, NC, Capital Oaks Retirement Resort


These are just a sampling of what November has to offer- stay tuned for more December events! For more information- google the title of each event.

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