Poptopia Holidays is Charlotte’s ‘Retailtainment’ HQ1

November 20, 2017 11:11 am

Poptopia Holidays, Uptown’s signature pop-up retail experience, returns to the beautiful Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery at the Foundation for the Carolinas from Wednesday, November 29 to Saturday, December 2. With 21 vendors, there is something for everyone including men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and Charlotte-specific gifts. Browsing is free, the gifts are unique, and each evening will be programmed with tastings, live music, and more. “Poptopia Holidays is a great example of current trends in retail shopping,” said Chris Hemans, Director of Retail for Charlotte Center City Partners. “Combining an enjoyable experience with music, sales people with expertise, and unique retail goods is the future of shopping. The brands that do this best will continue to perform well in this ever-changing retail environment.”

The Poptopia Holidays vendors this year include:

704 Shop

Assorted Table

Boldfoot Socks

Cantina 1511

CLT Find

Cody Hughes Photography

Community Table BistroCreated Beautifully

Emily Claire

Hybrid Handbags



Kendra Scott Jewelry


Michael Lopez

Not Just Coffee

Orrman’s Cheese Shop

Pearl + Mint

Potts Chocolate

Sea Level NC

The Asbury


This year, evenings at Poptopia Holidays will be programmed with themed events and specials as well as live music.

  • Wednesday, November 29 from 5-9 p.m., Poptopia will be hosting “Girls’ Night Out” with holiday food pairing/preparing tips with experts from Assorted Table Wine, Potts Chocolate, Orrman’s Cheese Shop, and The Asbury, as well as style tips from Southern Tailored and GW.
  • Thursday, November 30, Poptopia Holidays will be part of Uptown’s big night of fun, starting with Lights on the Square the annual Uptown Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m., followed by live music by Empire Strikes Brass at the Hearst Plaza from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the Uptown Crawl from 6-9 p.m. throughout the Tryon Street corridor.
  • Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-8 p.m., Charlotte Center City Partners’ own artist in-residence, Tim Scott will headline a live music trio
  • Saturday, Dec. 2 will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. so fans attending the ACC Championship can take advantage of the shopping here in Uptown.


Other holiday pop-up shopping events in Charlotte’s Center City include:

Charlotte Christmas Village Nov. 23 – Dec. 24 Romare Bearden Park

South End Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

VTG CLT Pop Dec. 1-23 230 South Church Street

7th Street Public Market’s Sip and Shop Dec. 7


For the latest information about Poptopia Holidays and other Center City holiday retail events see: www.holidaysinthecityclt.com 


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