Junior League of Columbia

Holiday Market


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 is used to support our mission and programs, which includes furthering 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.

Wheel chairs will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.

The following food vendors will be available during the market: Rise, Grouchos and Chick-Fil-A


Holiday Market Special Events

Holiday Market will begin Wednesday evening, Nov. 28 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, Nov. 29 with Ladies Night Out, a sellout each year. Bring your girlfriends and shop the night away! Ladies will enjoy music by one of the hottest DJ’s in town, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

We will conclude Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. 2 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!

Is your school or group interested in performing during this year's Holiday Market? If so, please fill out this form.

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, Nov. 28, 2018
6:30 to 11 p.m.     Preview Party and Silent Auction
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Market
6 to 10 p.m. Ladies Night Out
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Market
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Market
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
noon to 5 p.m. Market
noon to 4 p.m. Sundaes with Santa

Holiday Market Tickets (on sale Oct. 1, 2018)

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 Nov. 15, 2018. Tickets purchased after Nov. 15, 2018 are $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.

Ladies Night Out 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.

Please email the Holiday Market Co-Chairs at jlcholidaymarketchair@gmail.com with any questions.