Holiday Market

Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia. Each year, thousands of shoppers head to the S.C. 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 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.

The event that kicks off the holiday season in the Midlands is already underway, and we are excited to share the dates and times of our special events and regular shopping hours so you can mark your calendars now!

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
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

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.

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.

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)
  • Sundaes with Santa (Sunday, Dec. 8): $8/person (children 12 months and under are admitted free)