[image-1] Y’all know the drill — the holiday season is upon us and it’s high time to start shopping (local, of course) for your friends and family. Our favorite way to get gifts for all? Head to the Holiday Market in Marion Square, where you get a double dose of farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 2-17. The market is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

This market features additional vendors in addition to the usual farmers market crowd. Each market day hosts a different live musician, from The Lowhills to The V-Tones of Charleston. Guests can also look forward to caroling, kids’ activities, and visits and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Worried about parking downtown? Starting on Fri. Nov. 24 the City of Charleston offers a free two hour parking voucher, valid from Nov. 24-Mon. Jan. 1, 2018. Learn more about that offer online.