Holiday Shopping in the Triad

14 Places to Find Those Perfect Holiday Gifts


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Looking for some unique places to add to your holiday shopping outings? We've rounded up some of the Triad's seasonal holiday events designed to provide places in addition to the mall you can find treasures that will have you checking off family and friends on this year's gift list. From bazaars to craft shows and more, this roundup will have you shopping 'til you drop!

Nov. 5

2016 Holiday One-Stop Shop
Lewisville United Methodist Church, 6290 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Several vendors, snacks, special children’s activities and more at this holiday fundraiser event.

Fall Bazaar
First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St., Kernersville. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 336-996-7388. Included are booths with wooden décor, home décor, jewelry, baked goods, doll clothes, holiday items, hair bows, children’s books, cookware, skincare and makeup, and more. All proceeds will benefit local families in need this Christmas.

Nov. 10-20

Southern Christmas Show
The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte. 10 a.m. $12. 704-376-6594. Featuring six acres of holiday crafts, gifts, decorations, festive foods, art and plenty to wrap up and take home. Parking $7.

Nov. 12

Museum Shop 20% Discount Day
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., GSO. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 336-373-2043. Enjoy a 20 percent discount on all purchases. Find seasonal candles, soaps and lotions made in NC, pashminas, scarves and winter apparel, and more. Gift wrap and shipping available.

Oak Ridge Fall Craft Fair
Oak Ridge Park, 6231 Lisa Drive, Oak Ridge. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 336-362-5756. Over 90 vendors with all local homemade crafts and art. There will also be food and dessert trucks and face painting. This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event.

Shops at Old Salem Open House
Old Salem Museums & Gardens, 900 Old Salem Road, W-S. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 336-721-7300. This annual event features special music, food sampling, craftsmen, vendors, and shopping. Stop by to sample products, watch craftsmen create their handmade wares, purchase a delicious Moravian sugar cake, and make some progress on your holiday shopping with unique Old Salem gifts.

Nov. 18-19

Holly Days Bazaar
Elon Community United Church of Christ, 271 N. Williamson Ave., Elon. 9 a.m. $3. 336-269-0188. Start your holiday shopping here with a variety of vendors selling handmade gifts, holiday decor, jewelry, children’s clothes and accessories, monogramming, and more.

Nov. 19

Lewisville Library Friends Holiday Shopping Event
Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 336-703-2940. There will be 18 vendors. Holiday gift baskets will be for sale.

Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Mebane Arts and Community Center, 622 Corregidor St., Mebane. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 919-304-3378. This annual event will host more than 25 vendors for your holiday shopping.

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

The Christmas Store
Plaza 66 Shopping Center, 806 N.C. 66 S., Kernersville. 336-978-8307. The Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild is once again presenting its annual Christmas Store, featuring handcrafted work from talented members. The store will feature jewelry, quilted items, gifts for babies and children, pet gifts, crochet items, Christmas decor and more. Inventory will change throughout the season. Hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Nov. 26

Deck the Halls in Pilot Mountain
Downtown, Main St., Pilot Mountain. 336-496-2664. Get into the holiday spirit while supporting local businesses during the family friendly Small Business Saturday holiday shopping event in the quaint town of Pilot Mountain. Participate in special store promotions, enjoy holiday music, view holiday decorations and take a ride in a horse drawn carriage.

Dec. 2

A Creekside Christmas
Archdale Recreation Center, 214 Park Drive, Archdale. 336-431-1117. Get all of your Christmas Shopping done in one place. Shop local vendors in a climate controlled vendor market. Win door prizes. Take pictures with Santa. Roast marshmallows at a bonfire. Take a magical luminary ride. Enjoy a live Nativity scene. Listen to carolers. Watch the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Fun for all ages.

Dec. 3

6th Annual Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show
105 Worth Event Centre, 105 Worth St., Asheboro. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 336-953-9946. Showcasing over 30 North Carolina artists and crafters along with their handmade goods for sale, this is the largest mixed arts and crafts holiday show in Randolph County.

Holiday Craft Bazaar
Oakview Recreation Center, 503 James Road, HP. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 336-883-3508. Shoppers can peruse booths set up with unique items such as toys, teacher gifts, jewelry, holiday decorations and more.

Are we missing an event? Let us know! Email mbare (at) piedmontparent (dot) com and we'll add unique holiday shopping events to our roundup and our calendar. 

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