Holiday Market


Tickets are non-refundable.

Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia. Each year, thousands of shoppers head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and take part in our festive Preview Party, the always sold-out Ladies Night Out event and a chance to snap the perfect picture with Santa during Sundaes with Santa.

Our four-day shopping event raised over $275,000 in 2018 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.

Holiday Market could not be a success without support from the Columbia community and across the state. We are thankful for your continued support!

Tickets go on sale October 1, so start making your holiday gift lists, mark your calendars, and don’t miss this exciting shopping event that is sure to bring you many memories this holiday season!

Please plan to pick up your Holiday Market tickets at Junior League of Columbia Headquarters, located at 2926 Devine Street, on Sunday, November 17, or Sunday, November 24 from 3-5 p.m. in order to expedite your entry into Holiday Market. Tickets not picked up on these days will be held at Will Call during Holiday Market hours.

2019 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, Dec. 4, 2019
6:30 to 11 p.m. – Preview Party
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Market (General Admission)
6 to 10 p.m. – Ladies Night Out (SOLD OUT)
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Market (General Admission)
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Market (General Admission)
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
noon to 5 p.m. – Market (General Admission)
noon to 4 p.m. – Sundaes with Santa

2019 Special Events

Preview Party

Holiday Market will begin Wednesday evening, Dec. 4 with Preview Party, an exclusive black-tie optional event. Attendees will enjoy fabulous live music, private shopping, cocktails and delectable eats. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.

Ladies Night Out – SOLD OUT!!

The fun will continue Thursday evening, Dec. 5 with Ladies Night Out. Bring your girlfriends and shop the night away! Ladies will enjoy music by one of the hottest DJs in town, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Ladies Night Out is a PRE-SOLD event. Update:  This event is sold out.

Sundaes with Santa

We will conclude Holiday Market on Sunday, Dec. 8 with Sundaes with Santa. 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! Tickets can be purchased online and at the door.


Market Mystery Money

Market Mystery Money is back at Holiday Market 2019! Holiday Market shoppers are invited to visit the “Market Mystery Money” booth, which will be located at the front of the Goodman Building. Make a donation of $25, select a category (such as women’s accessories, children’s clothing, etc.) and receive $50 in gift certificates (two $25 gift certificates) to spend at merchant booths during Holiday Market! ​There is no limit to how many you can purchase, but the certificates can only be used during Holiday Market hours. ​All money donated goes directly to the Junior League of Columbia to support our mission of strengthening the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands.


2019 Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale Oct. 1!

  • General Admission (Thursday, Dec. 5–Sunday, Dec. 8): $8/person (includes admission to all four days)
  • Preview Party (Wednesday, Dec. 4): $55/person or $95/couple prior to Nov. 15, $75/person after Nov. 15
  • Ladies Night Out (Thursday, Dec. 5): $45/person (pre-sold event only) EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
  • Sundaes with Santa (Sunday, Dec. 8): $8/person (children 12 months and under are admitted free)
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • General admission tickets can be purchased online and at the door.