Shop Local

This holiday, keep the cheer here, and shop local in Charles County. You’ll find great ideas at local shops, restaurants, and attractions. 

Local gifts bring cheer to more than just the recipient. They help business owners keep their doors open. They help neighbors keep their jobs.  And, your money stays in Charles County, keeping our economy strong.


Unique Shopping in Charles County

Discover the quaint shops and unique antique stores that are all over Charles County.  You can not miss Glory Day's Antiques in Newburg. Their eclectic array of items will not leave visitors disappointed.& Amish Markets a stop on your visit. Learn more about Unique Shopping in Charles County here.


Holiday Turkeys and Hams

Here in Charles County we have many farms that offer a wide variety of fresh, locally raised, organically or free range fed meats.  We want to encourage you to shop local this Holiday season for your family and order your Holiday Turkey or Ham in advance from one of farms here in Charles County.  Make sure you order early as they go quickly! Learn where to get your locally raised holiday turkeys and hams here.


On the Shop La Plata website, find links to La Plata businesses' online shopping pages.


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Nov 6-Dec 12  (weekends)

Holiday Art Fair

Craft fair-style venue at Mattawoman Creek Art Center

November 27
9am to 2pm

La Plata Farmers Market

November 27
10am to 5pm

Shop La Plata Small Business Saturday

Nov 26-Dec 19
Multiple dates & times

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

Port Tobacco Players

Dec. 3 and 10

11am to 8pm

Bryans Road Vendor Market
Bryans Road Shopping Center

December 4-5

Holiday Tour

Town of La Plata

December 5

Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering & Tree Lighting

Town of La Plata

December 10-12
Multiple times

Kris Kringle Christmas Market

Charles County Fairgrounds

 December 12

Winter Holiday Market

Turkey Hill Park



Why Do You Shop Local? 

57% of Americans say their main reason is to keep money local..

38 percent of shoppers say they want to support their community and local creators.

28 percent of shoppers buy local for better service.


19 percent want to help local nonprofits.


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