Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia (JLC). Approximately 150 merchants from across the country sell merchandise during a themed shopping extravaganza, which includes a preview party, ladies only shopping event, and a children’s event with the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa!
Our four-day shopping event raises over $250,000, which helps our league members further our vision of strengthening the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands. Each year, our members log over 1800 volunteer hours in our community and work with over 30 community partners to help fund over 50 community projects.
Holiday Market Special Events
Holiday Market will begin Wednesday evening, November 30 with Preview Party, an exclusive black-tie optional event. Attendees will enjoy a fabulous silent auction, live music, private shopping, cocktails and delectable eats.
The fun will continue Thursday evening, December 1 with Ladies Night Out, a sellout each year. Bring your girlfriends and shop the night away! Ladies will enjoy a silent auction featuring merchant gifts, music by one of the hottest DJ’s in town, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
We will conclude Holiday Market on Sunday, December 4 with Sundaes with Santa, our newest children’s event. Dress your children in their Sunday best for photos with Santa, enjoy games and crafts with your family, and top off the fun with an ice cream sundae bar!
Holiday Market Dates and Times
All events are held at the Cantey and Goodman Buildings at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, located at 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201.
|Wednesday, November 30, 2016|
|6:30 pm to 11:00 pm||Preview Party and Silent Auction|
|Thursday, December 1, 2016|
|9:30 am to 5:00 pm||Market|
|6:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Ladies Night Out and Silent Auction|
|Friday, December 2, 2016|
|9:30 am to 8:00 pm||Market|
|Saturday, December 3, 2016|
|9:30 am to 6:00 pm||Market|
|Sunday, December 4, 2016|
|10:00 am to 5:00 pm||Market|
|10:00 am to 2:00 pm||Sundaes with Santa|
Holiday Market Tickets
General Admission tickets are $8 per person and include entry to all four days of the market during regular shopping hours. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE during regular shopping hours. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.
Preview Party and Silent Auction tickets are $55 per person or $95 per couple if purchased before November 15, 2016. Tickets purchased after November 15, 2016 are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.
Ladies Night Out and Silent Auction tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased online as this is a PRE-SOLD event.
Sundaes with Santa tickets are $8 per child. Children 12 months and under are admitted FREE. General Admission tickets and ticket stubs from Preview Party and Ladies Night Out CAN be used by ADULTS ONLY for entry during Sundaes with Santa. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.
See the Special Events page for more information regarding Preview Party and Silent Auction, Ladies Night Out and Silent Auction, and Sundaes with Santa.
Holiday Market Parking
Parking is $5 during regular shopping hours, Ladies Night Out, and Sundaes with Santa, and can be paid upon arrival. Parking is FREE during Preview Party.
Holiday Market will be co-chaired by Sara Ellison and Ashley Lamb. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.