Wondering when holiday, winter & Christmas markets will be open this year in North Carolina? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!
In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas & holiday markets in North Carolina, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.
We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.
We hope you find this list helpful!
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North Carolina Christmas Markets 2023 Opening Dates
In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of North Carolina’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets and fairs this year.
While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!
NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||More Info|
|Asheville, NC||The Uncommon Market||Dec 9 - 10||More Info|
|Asheboro, NC||Asheboro Holiday Craft Fair||Nov 11||More Info|
|Beech Mountain, NC||Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Holiday Market||Nov 25||More Info|
|Benson, NC||The Southern Vintage Market: Christmas Market in the Grove||Nov 18||More Info|
|Charlotte, NC||Southern Christmas Show||Nov 9 - 19||More Info|
|Charlotte, NC||A Very Merry Christmas Market||Dec 9||More Info|
|Charlotte, NC||Maker’s Market CLT at Heist Brewery & Barrel Art||Nov 25 |
|Clayton, NC||Christmas Craft Fair||Dec 2||More Info|
|Concord, NC||Christmas Made in the South||Oct 20 - 22||More Info|
|Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Holiday Market||Nov 3 - 5||More Info|
|Hickory, NC||Hickory Merry Market Craft Show||Nov 18||More Info|
|Jacksonville, NC||Winterfest Artisan Market||Dec 2||More Info|
|Morehead City, NC||Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show||Nov 12||More Info|
|Morganton, NC||Foothills Market - "Christmas in the Barn"||Nov 24 - 26||More Info|
|Mount Holly, NC||Mount Holly & the Makers Pop Up Market||Nov 3 - 4||More Info|
|New Bern, NC||Mistletoe Christmas Gift & Craft Show||Nov 11||More Info|
|Pilot Mountain, NC||Mistletoe Market||Dec 2||More Info|
|Raleigh, NC||The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market||Nov 24 - 26||More Info|
|Raleigh, NC||Vintage Market Days||Nov 10 - 12||More info|
|Raleigh, NC||Scandinavian Christmas Fair||Dec 2||More Info|
|Raleigh, NC||St. Nicholas European Christmas Market||Dec 8 - 9||More Info|
|Spruce Pine, NC||Spruce Pine Southern Christmas Show||Nov 4||More Info|
|Surf City, NC||Greater Topsail Flotilla & Christmas Market||Nov 9||More Info|
|Valdese, NC||Christmas in November Craft Show||Nov 10 - 11||More Info|
|Vale, NC||WoodMill Winery Christmas Craft Show||Dec 2||More info|
|Wake Forest, NC||Holiday Artisans Market||Dec 2||More Info|
|Washington, NC||Harbor District Christmas Market||Dec 2 - 3||More Info|
|Winston-Salem, NC||Holiday Market at Wise Man Brewing||Nov 5||More Info|
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