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BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: Christmas ornaments lie on display for sale at the annual Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt square on the market's opening day on November 25, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Traditional Christmas markets, known for mulled wine, Christmas decorations and sausages, are opening across Germany this week. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? Instead of shopping at your usual places take the family and check out a Christmas Market. Featuring handmade and vintage items Christmas Markets can be a wonderful place to shop for those you love. Luckily there are many Christmas Markets to soak up that holiday cheer in the Charlotte area. Enjoy a small-town experience or the hustle and bustle of uptown. Bring the kids to see Santa and drink hot cocoa or have a beer while you shop. The options are endless. Check out these 10 Christmas Markets to visit in the Charlotte area.

  • VTGCLT Pop

    Where: The Metropolitan, 1111 Metropolitan Avenue Charlotte

    When: November 12th to December 5th, 2021: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only
    Every day December 10th to 22nd, 2021

    What: The shop will feature products from 90+ of the best local and regional vintage and handmade vendors.

    Get more info here

  • Mistletoe Market at Camp North End

    Where:Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte

    When: Saturdays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    What: Walk up and down the outdoor market street with 25 handmade and vintage vendors, fawn over a parade of dogs in sweaters, roast marshmallows by the fire, experience plenty of holiday photo moments, enjoy acoustic sets by local musicians, nom on some seasonal food, and sip on a hot drink in a limited-edition enamel mug.

    Get more info here

  • Makers Market Charlotte

    Where: Various Breweries and locations including D9, Sycamore, and Lake Norman

    When: Weekends, check locations for times

    What: Maker’s Market CLT is a pop up that partners with the city’s most beloved locations to create a shopping experience like no other. Join them at one of our rotating venues and shop from local crafters, bakers, and artists in one spot.

    Get more info and view the schedule here

  • OMB Christmas Market

    Where: Olde Mecklenburg Brewer, 4150 Yancey Road Charlotte

    When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 19th

    What: OMB’s Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) is a truly unique experience unlike any other in the Charlotte area. We transform our biergarten into a German-style Christmas Village with traditional huts for shopping, holiday music, tons of lights, Gluhwein (our spiced wine pronounced “Gloo-vine,”) hot cocoa, festive food, warm fire pits, and of course there will be plenty of beer, including seasonal favorites

    Get more info here

  • Charlotte Christmas Village and Light The Knights

    Where: Truist Field, 324 S Mint Street Charlotte

    When: Various dates and times

    What:

    Based on the centuries-old traditions of a holiday market, the Village at Truist Field brings shopping from around the world, traditional flavors of Christmas, unique handmade gifts, and live entertainment. Charlotte Christmas Village features a European menu including bratwursts, schnitzel, and strudel, along with the popular gluhwein, hot cider, beers, and of course, hot chocolate.

    Get more info here

  • Christmas At The Museum (Mount Pleasant)

    Where: Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum, 1145 N. College Street Mt. Pleasant

    When: Saturday. December 4th, 12-4 pm

    What: Shop vendors, visit with Santa, and catch a performance from the MPHS Marching Band

    Get more info here

  • Concord Christmas Market

    Where: Kathryn Plaza, 844 Kathryn Drive SE, Concord

    When: Sunday, December 5th, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    What: Visit Concord Christmas Market at Kathryn Plaza, featuring 20+ handmade art / local businesses including soap & beauty, home decor, clothing, jewelry, handmade items, paintings, and so much more! Come shop for Christmas & have a wonderful time with your family and friends. There will be delicious food and drinks on site. Well-behaved pups are welcomed!

    Get more info here

  • South End Saturdays

    Where: Design Center and The Railyard in South End Charlotte

    When: Saturday, December 4th and Saturday, December 11th

    What: Shop 30+ vendors each Saturday

    Get more info here

  • Yuletide Art Market at Fonta Flora

    Where: Fonta Flora Brewery at Optimist Hall 1115 N Brevard St ste d, Charlotte

    When: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 12 to 4 p.m.

    What: Explore Fonta Flora Brewery’s Yuletide Art Market featuring local artists and makers and enjoy live music while you sip on your favorite brews of the season!

    Get more info here

  • Poptopia Holidays

    Where: Victoria Yards, 209 E. 7th Street, Charlotte

    When: First three Sundays in December, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    What: Fun for the whole family, this unique holiday pop up market will feature ornament making with AR Workshop Charlotte and caricature drawings by Cody’s Caricatures! Shop through your holiday gift list with our local makers!

    Get more info here

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