3 Holiday Craft Fairs and Markets to Make the Season Bright in Charlotte

Mask up, dress warm and head to these festive events for food, crafts and fun

With cooler weather upon us and beautiful home decorations dotting the neighborhood, the holiday season is right around the corner. Time to celebrate at markets and shops full of everything you love about the most wonderful time of the year – gifts, food, entertainment and visits from the big guy himself. Get your festive on and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list – win-win! Review ticket and reservation information and required safety protocols before visiting.

Don’t delay – put some holly in your jolly and make the season merry and bright!

Light the Knights & Charlotte Christmas Village

The fifth season of the popular Charlotte Christmas Village is back November 27! This year the village will be at Truist Field – home of the Charlotte Knights starting Thanksgiving weekend through the week of Christmas. You and the crew will be treated to unique and handmade gifts, yummy treats and drinks, live entertainment, visits from Santa and more.

Starting December 10, the stadium will up the wow factor with thousands of lights, trees and festive displays to make your holiday really sparkle. Light at the Knights kicks off December 10 and will be open through December 20.  Click here for the complete schedule and admission information.

Safety protocols for the event include ticketed entry to ensure capacity limits, temperature checks and masks must be worn at all times unless eating or drinking. Get your tickets today.

Tree Selfie

Carowinds Winterfest

Take a walk through a winter wonderland at Carowinds Winterfest! Browse specialty shops and tackle your holiday gift list all in one place while you get in the spirit with carolers, treats, holiday-themed games and shows. Dress up and smile for a postable picture in front of the huge Christmas tree and don’t miss the nightly Wonderland Parade with decorated floats, live music and performers.

Winterfest is open on select dates from November 21 through December 20 and you must book in advance via the Website or mobile app before coming to the park. Other safety protocols include required face coverings, health screening and temperature checks and increased hand sanitization stations. Guests are also required to have at least one member of their group download the mobile app and enable location services.

Vintage Charlotte Pop Up at The Metropolitan

Go local when you make a stop at the VTGCLT pop-up shop at The Metropolitan from November 13 through December 23. The shop is located at 1100 Metropolitan Avenue. Find gifts for friends, family and – of course – yourself with a Queen City flair. The market is open November 13 to December 6, Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and December 11 through December 23 daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only 10 people will be allowed in the shop at a time. Walk-ins are welcome but you can also make an appointment online to secure your spot.


Above photo and cover photo courtesy of Laura Sumrak.