The Old Town Market is returning to downtown Rock Hill for one night only - with a holiday twist.
The Holiday Old Town Market will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Gettys Center at Main and Caldwell streets in downtown Rock Hill.
"These events give the community a special opportunity to support both new and favorite market vendors by purchasing unique, locally made gifts this holiday season," said market manager Chrys Tuttle.
From May to September, the Old Town Market was open several days a week downtown, offering items such as farm-fresh eggs, herbs, cut flowers, hanging baskets and aprons.
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When it closed for the season Sept. 30, Tuttle said it had been a good season, and she promised its return for the holidays.
Thursday's special market will include York's Windy Hill Orchard with apple products, Pennington Produce with pecans and produce, and Lovern Landscape and Greenhouse with live wreaths, poinsettias and more.
Pickles Da Clown will be on hand with balloon animals and face painting. The Perfect Melancholies will provide live music, and there will be a photo booth.
There's also a sweet treat for all: Erin's Restaurant, Periwinkle Cafe & Bakery and Candyman Dan's will hand out free desserts - while they last.
"This market is different from those held during the growing season because it is filled with holiday festivities and holiday merchandise," Tuttle said, "and because it is being held in conjunction with two other fun holiday events which showcase local artists."
The two other events are Stuffed and Christmas Fest at the Pottery Center.
Stuffed is an opening night and reception for Gallery Up's new stocking stuffer show at the Gettys Center, while Christmas Fest will feature pottery items 20 to 50 percent off at the Pottery Center.
Everyone who stops by the market's information table can register for door prizes and pick up a free Old Town Market carabiner.
Want to go?
What: Holiday Old Town Market, Stuffed and Christmas Fest
When: 5 to 8 p.m. today
Where: Gettys Center, 201 E. Main St., and the Caldwell Street lot just behind it.
For information: 803-417-4067 or onlyinoldtown.com