Holiday, Winter & Christmas Markets in North Carolina: Opening Dates for 2023!

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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!

LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore Info
Asheville, NCThe Uncommon MarketDec 9 - 10More Info
Asheboro, NCAsheboro Holiday Craft Fair
Nov 11More Info
Beech Mountain, NCBeech Mountain Parks & Recreation Holiday MarketNov 25More Info
Benson, NCThe Southern Vintage Market: Christmas Market in the Grove
Nov 18More Info
Charlotte, NCSouthern Christmas ShowNov 9 - 19More Info
Charlotte, NCA Very Merry Christmas Market
Dec 9More Info
Charlotte, NCMaker’s Market CLT at Heist Brewery & Barrel Art
Nov 25
Dec 9
More Info
Clayton, NCChristmas Craft Fair
Dec 2More Info
Concord, NCChristmas Made in the South
Oct 20 - 22More Info
Greensboro, NCGreensboro Holiday MarketNov 3 - 5More Info
Hickory, NCHickory Merry Market Craft ShowNov 18More Info
Jacksonville, NCWinterfest Artisan Market
Dec 2More Info
Morehead City, NCMistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
Nov 12More Info
Morganton, NCFoothills Market - "Christmas in the Barn"
Nov 24 - 26More Info
Mount Holly, NCMount Holly & the Makers Pop Up Market Nov 3 - 4More Info
New Bern, NCMistletoe Christmas Gift & Craft ShowNov 11More Info
Pilot Mountain, NCMistletoe Market
Dec 2More Info
Raleigh, NCThe Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
Nov 24 - 26More Info
Raleigh, NCVintage Market DaysNov 10 - 12More info
Raleigh, NCScandinavian Christmas FairDec 2More Info
Raleigh, NCSt. Nicholas European Christmas MarketDec 8 - 9More Info
Spruce Pine, NCSpruce Pine Southern Christmas Show
Nov 4More Info
Surf City, NCGreater Topsail Flotilla & Christmas Market
Nov 9 More Info
Valdese, NCChristmas in November Craft Show
Nov 10 - 11More Info
Vale, NCWoodMill Winery Christmas Craft ShowDec 2More info
Wake Forest, NCHoliday Artisans Market
Dec 2More Info
Washington, NCHarbor District Christmas MarketDec 2 - 3More Info
Winston-Salem, NCHoliday Market at Wise Man BrewingNov 5More Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in North Carolina!

Know of any other Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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