Chapel Hill-idays Downtown Market

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Support local business safely, finish your holiday shopping with us.

Take advantage of FREE PARKING in downtown Chapel Hill Saturday, Dec. 12 and stroll Franklin St. from 12 pm- 4pm to shop our Chapel Hill-idays downtown market.

Please wear a mask, stay socially distanced and patient and spend locally this holiday season.

Stop by one of our more than 20 open shops along Franklin St., plus peruse 10 (& counting) additional vendors at tables socially distanced in the 100 block of E. Franklin and the 400 and 500 blocks of W. Franklin.

– Alumni Hall
– Blue Dogwood
– Cat Tales Cat Cafe
– Chapel Hill Florist
– Chapel Hill Sportswear
– Classic Carolina
– High Life
– Johnny T-Shirt
– Julian’s
– Light Years Jewelry Shop
– Moshi Moshi
– Rumors
– School Kids Records
– Shrunken Head Boutique
– The Bicycle Chain
– Top of the Hill Distillery
– Underground Printing
– Uniquities
– University Florist

Here are some of the additional vendors that will be selling their products at outdoor, spaced tables along Franklin St:
– Sweet Tomato Creations
– Blue Pelican Artworks
– QueenWa Cafe
– Arete Float Tank Studio
– Personalized by Tammie
– Vitória Global Fashion
– Rich Accessories
– Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties
– Winifred Home Designs
– Gumcha4Health
– The Bedouin Company
– SewSheCan

In addition, enjoy local musicians playing holiday favorites and original songs throughout downtown as we resume our Save the Music street performance series with a festive twist.

Glenn Jones

Listen to Glenn Jones at 450 West Franklin Street (just east of the Chapel Hill Nine Marker/near the old West End Wine Bar).

Glenn Jones is a long-time, full timer singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer. Glenn’s material is self-described as “wildly eclectic, with rootsy, bluesy, poppy, and country elements abounding.  The music is story/character heavy, fun, and draws/holds a crowd,” (but we remind you to crowd only in following social distancing guidelines).

In Jan. 2020, Glenn dropped his most recent album, “Ready for the Good Times,” and he, indeed, sees the humor in that title.

Learn more about Glenn Jones by visiting his website.


Listen to XOXOK at 140 West Franklin St. between Rosemary Street & Franklin Street, along Church Street (near Que Chula).

Keenan Jenkins’ musical career began during his Ph.D. studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he played open mics and local showcases between long days on the third floor of the psychology building. By the time he’d finished his degree, drained and discontent, his musical moonlighting had meanwhile bloomed in full color. He took the cue and dove headfirst into the rich music scene in Carrboro, NC.

Jenkins now performs as XOXOK, crafting atmospheric soul music that is conceived on the fretboard, cultivated at the microphone, and cradled in headphones. The guitar and vocal influences are far-flung, but cohesive—see Jeff Buckley, Moses Sumney, and Anna Calvi, among others. His live performance is a model of intimacy and presence; armed with “sweet, ringing vocals” (Queen City Nerve), XOXOK delivers impassioned songs with unabashed conviction.

XOXOK’s debut EP Worthy is both a lush soundscape and an exercise in growth. On the opening track, “Nancy, M.D.”, he declares, “I need you / more than your patients will ever need you as their medic”. However, by the final song (the title track, “Worthy”), he has changed his tune: “I don’t need you to love me / I just want to be worthy”.

Listen to XOXOK by clicking his headshot to visit his website.

Follow XOXOK on Instagram.

Laura Faughtenberry

Listen to Laura on E. Franklin Street, just east of Epilogue Cafe.

Laura has been signing her entire life, but just learned to play guitar last year (2019). She sings pop/r&b songs and plays the electric guitar.

Follow Laura on Instagram.

Listen to her original songs and covers on YouTube.

DJ Shizz

Hear DJ Shizz at Peace & Justice Plaza at the corner of Henderson St. and E. Franklin St.

A proud Charlotte, North Carolina native and North Carolina Central University Alumni. DJ Shizz gained her momentum from rocking campus events, campus parties, college house parties, and homecomings. After graduating from North Carolina Central University with a major in Physical Education and concentration in Fitness and Wellness, she furthered her DJ career while joining the radio industry, Hot 97.9FM. She has Dj’d for MC Lyte, Saint Augustine’s University and DJ Luke Nasty. She has Dj’d all over North Carolina, including in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Burlington, Durham, and Mount Holly.

Follow DJ Shizz on Instagram.