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Ultimate Guide to 2018 Holiday Fairs: Christmas Markets, Festive Bazaars and Everything You Need to Find the Perfect Gift

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It’s time to get your shop on, mamas! Check out our ultimate guide to 2018 holiday fairs in Singapore!

Whether you’re looking to score beautiful handmade home décor or you’re on the hunt for unique gifts and souvenirs made in Asia that you can send to friends and family back home, ‘tis the season for holiday fairs in Singapore! What’s more, many fairs work to support charities and educational initiatives near and far, so these are gifts you can feel good about!

Starting this weekend, fairs will be popping up all over Singapore. Check out our handy dandy 2018 Holiday Fairs guide organised by date, mama!

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Carpenter & Cook

Artisan bakery and vintage home store Carpenter Cook will be hosting en exciting new shopping experience that’s sustainable and guilt-free! A section of their space will be transformed into a ‘workshop’, where you’re invited to select from an extensive range of exquisite off-cuts and sample swatches donated by interior furnishing company Romanez. Local social enterprise Sowing Room will then provide a one-off bespoke service for you to have fabrics of your choice made into tote bags, straw holders, clutches, lunch bags, cushion covers, pouches, oven mitts and more! The items will then be ready for collection or delivery in 10 working days.

When: Friday and Saturday, 2 – 3 November, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Where: Carpenter & Cook, 19 Lorong Kilat #01-06, Singapore 598120

Blend @ Picotin Joo Chiat

Grab the girls and head to Picotin Joo Chiat​ for a day of shopping and amazing F&B deals on 2 & 3 November! Indulge in retail therapy and do some Christmas shopping with brands like Embrace Jewellery, the WYLD Shop, La Tierra​, Indii Breeze, Meracai Jewelry, OliveAnkara, Zarabelle and more. Make your own bags, necklaces, or earrings with Just Gaya’s and Eli. J Jewelry, plus enjoy workshops by Frenchic Paint Asia​ (a Sassy Mama fave!). Picotin will also offer amazing promotions on beer and wine!

When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 – 3 November, 12pm to 7pm
Picotin, 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622 

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Boutiques: The Gifting Edition

A staple event on our Christmas fair calendar, the annual Boutiques Fairs Singapore is back at the F1 Pit Building. The curated mix of over 250 independent vendors has everything from women’s, men’s and children’s fashion to jewellery, accessories, toys and gorgeous pieces for your home. You’re sure to find a gift for even the most difficult family member. You’ll also find lots of yummy food, heaps of kids’ activities, and a wide range of free and paid crafting workshops.

When: Friday 9 November (9am to 8pm); Saturday 10 November (10am to 8pm); and Sunday 11 November (10am to 6pm)
Where: F1 Pit Building, Levels 2&3, I Republic Boulevard Singapore 038975

Bugis Junction Christmas Market

Be spoilt for choice at the biggest Christmas Market in Bugis! There will be 20 F&B, lifestyle, accessories, toys and collectibles booths by various Bugis Junction retailers and several one-of-a-kind carnival game booths. Get your cameras ready mama because there will be plenty of Instagram-worthy opportunities thanks to the magical colours and lights!

When: 30 November – 30 December, 12pm – 9pm
Where: Bugis Junction Hylam Street Level 1 & Bugis Junction Bugis Square Level 1, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021

The Great Christmas Village on Orchard Road

Back by popular demand after its launch in 2017, the Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza will include a duplex carousel (including special wheelchair-accessible seats) and other amusement rides, and, new this year, a Santa House where children can participate in free arts & crafts activities and partake in meet-and-greets with Santa Claus every Friday and Saturday night between 7pm and 9pm. The Great Christmas Village will run for 42 days this year (compared to just 30 last year), from 15 November to 26 December.

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When: Thursday 15 November – Wednesday 26 December; 11:30am to 10pm daily (Sun-Thu) and 11:30am to 11pm (Fri & Sat, and 20-24 December)
Where: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873 

UWCSEA Holiday Fair

Get set for not one but two specially-curated vendor halls with all manner of holiday shopping opportunities, including sustainable, handmade and/or ethically sourced goods, fair-trade fashion, beautifully hand-crafted jewelry, unique home-living items, toys and books, healthy foods and wine products and MORE, mama! Be sure to bring along the kiddos, too, as there’ll also be free deck-your-cookie stations, art and upcycling craft activities, outside games, and even a 3D green screen photo booth.

When: Saturday 17 November, 10am to 4pm
UWCSEA Dover Campus (Main Hall and Multi-Purpose Hall), 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654 

Sentosa Cove Holiday Market

Jointly organised by Sentosa Cove Resort Management and ONE°15 Marina Club, with partners Quayside Isle and W-Singapore, the Sentosa Cove Holiday Market will feature specially curated gourmet and retail stalls inspired by Europe’s famed Christmas markets. Kiddos can also look forward to carnival games and rides, and of course Santa Claus will also make an appearance for some photos. Throw in a lucky draw and a beautiful Boat Light Parade and we dare you to not feel festive, mama!

When: Saturday and Sunday, 17 to 18 November, 4pm to 10pm
ONE°15 Marina Club, 11 Cove Drive, Singapore 098497

Tabitha Foundation Silk Fairs

Silk is a lovely Asian-inspired gift idea for family and friends back home and the Tabitha Foundation Silk Fair stocks the finest hand-sewn Cambodian threads, such as silk accessories, scarves, ornaments and home decor! All go towards the development of schools, education and health care for families in need in Cambodia. Read more about the Tabitha Foundation and its founder here!

When: Tuesday to Thursday, 20 – 22 November (10am to 5pm); and Tuesday (10am to 7pm) to Wednesday (10am to 5pm), 4 – 5 December
China Collection (20-22 November), 20 Malcolm Road, Singapore 308259
Expat Traders Fair (4-5 December), Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905

Christmas Fair (and Santa!) @ Cluny Court

In case you need another reason to visit Cluny Court, mark your calendar for their annual Christmas Fair (and Santa sessions), the one-stop destination for all your festive needs. Discover quirky gifts and decorations while shopping for that special party outfit. You can even order tasty festive goodies and your Christmas tree at the same time.

When: 23 – 25 November; 30 November – 2 December; and 7 December – 9 December
Where: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760

Canadian International School (CIS) Pop-up Holiday Markets

Themed “A Jolly Holiday”, this year’s two holiday fairs will feature over 70 vendors and fun activities for kids that will satisfy all your holiday gift-giving needs!

When: Saturday 24 November, 10am to 3pm (CIS Katong) and Saturday 8 December (CIS Lakeside)
Where: CIS Katong: 371 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437128
CIS Lakeside: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414

Danish Christmas Bazaar

The traditional, Danish Christmas Bazaar at the Danish Seamen’s Church is back again this year! The Christmas Bazaar has become an institution in itself in Singapore, and you are guaranteed 100% Christmas spirit with handmade decorations, Christmas foods and sweets, open faced sandwiches, hotdogs, beer, children’s creative corner, lucky draws, live music and a visit from Santa himself! NB: entry is $2, parking available but limited.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 24-25 November, 11am to 4pm
Where: Danish Seamen’s Church, 10 Pender Road, Singapore 099171

St. Joseph’s Institution International Elementary School (SJIIES) Holiday Fair

Fun, Magical and Festive, the SJIIES holiday fair will feature family-friendly rides and game stalls in addition to plenty of pre-Christms retail therapy and delicious food. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and get your kiddos in the holiday spirit, mamas. (And there are still stalls available if you’re keen to peddle your wares!)

When: Saturday 24 November, 10am to 3pm
SJI International, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191 

#TBLBlockParty @ Tan Boon Liat

Tan Boon Liat Building will open its doors for the second edition of #TBLblockparty – a weekend celebration of form, function and festivities! Look forward to mini markets, pop-ups, design talks, workshops and exclusive deals led by a motley crew of 36 showrooms including Journey East, The Providore, Arete Culture and more. There will also be a building-wide lucky draw where four winners stand a chance to nab $250 worth of cash vouchers!

When: Saturday and Sunday, 24 to 25 November, 10am to 6pm
Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074

Tanglin Club Christmas Fair

In conjunction with their annual Christmas tree light-up, the lovely Tanglin Club will bring together a unique selection of vendors to showcase Christmas collections spanning fashion, homewares, toys, food, and more. You can also look forward to an hourly lucky draw with some pretty amazing gifts to be won, mama!

When: Sunday 25 November, 12pm to 8pm
Where: The Tanglin Club (Churchill Room), 5 Stevens Road, Singapore 257814

NCA Charity Christmas Fair

Shop over 50 stalls of festive gifts from charity and commercial vendors comprising homewares, beauty products, fine wines, homemade cakes and much more! This year’s fab Lucky Draw features a grand prize of a return air ticket to Amsterdam worth $1,800! As always, proceeds support five different local charities, so this is truly shopping you can feel good about, mama.

When: Thursday 29 November, 10am to 5pm
Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

There’s nothing quite like Christmas Wonderland to fill you with that festive holiday feeling. Inspired by European-style Christmas Markets, fams can wander through quaint wooden huts offering a festive collection of crafts, boutique goods and speciality food and drinks. With the promise of a visit to Santa’s Grotto and a nightly snow blizzard, the kids will enjoy themselves even more than you do!

When: Friday 30 November – Wednesday 26 December, 4pm to 11pm
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

Tanglin Trust School PTA Christmas Fair

Get ready for heaps of festive fun, mama! You and the kiddos can look forward to a variety of gift and book stalls, live music, a kids’ crafting area and plenty of yummy treats from gourmet vendors – including mulled wine! Plus a lovely $10 shop (where kids can purchase gifts for their parents) and – best of all – Santa’s Grotto!

When: Friday 30 November (8am-4pm) and Saturday 1 December (10am-4pm)
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299 

German European School Singapore (GESS) Christmas Bazaar

Leave it to GESS and their beloved Christmas Bazaar to bring a bit of Europe’s famous Christmas markets to the little red dot! From community music performances to gift and decoration booths and Christmas-themed food and drinks, it’ll be impossible not to get in the holiday spirit, mama. Plus it’s a great chance to check out their spiffy new campus!

When: Saturday 1 December, 4pm to 9pm
Where: German European School Singapore (GESS), 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621 

Christmas Glamour Fair at the Fullerton Hotel

For a grander Christmas shopping experience away from the typical mall hustle and bustle, browse for fashion, crafts, jewellery, stationery, home decor and food in the Grand Ballroom of The Fullerton Hotel. Best of all, the fair helps support Caring for Cambodia – an organisation committed to securing education and essentials for families in poverty. So you can do good while you shop.

When: Monday 3 December, 11am to 7pm
Fullerton Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 

The 1880 General Store Preview Party 

Private members club 1880 is running a special edition festive shopping pop-up; it will mostly be open to members only, but there’s a special preview party open to the public (with free sparkling wine, no less!) on Monday 3 December. Featuring an eclectic mix of products and championing local businesses and passion projects from 1880 members, the general store will feature cool homegrown brands like artisanal aromatherapy goods from Mmerci Encore, designer handbags from House of Sheens, and fragrances from Singapore Perfumers Scent by Six. You’ll also find a whole range of craft beers, artisan spirits, and fine wines.

When: Monday 3 December, 8pm to 11pm
1880, 1 Nanson Road, Level 3, Singapore 238909

Expat Traders Christmas Fair

Stop by this convenient location right at the top of Orchard Road to peruse a wide array of vendors that can cater to all your fashion, gourmet food and gift-giving needs, mama! We love that this fair supports Caring for Cambodia and Tabitha Foundation Singapore!

When: Tuesday (10am to 7pm) and Wednesday (10am to 5pm), 4 – 5 December
Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905

The Sustainable Christmas Fair 

The Sustainable Christmas Fair promotes sustainable products, ethical food companies and local start-ups you can feel good about, mama. Discover treats for your Christmas table, beautiful gifts created from recycled materials, handmade decorations from tribal artisans and much more. Kids can look forward to Christmas face painting from 2pm to 4pm, and all visitors will enjoy a 25% discount off lunch or dinner at Winestone on the day! 

When: Saturday 8 December, 12pm – 7pm
Where: Winestone, Mercure on Stevens, 30 Stevens Road, Singapore 257878

Public Garden Christmas

If off-beat is your thing, then this is the fair for you. Expect to find hip, quirky brands from across Asia, including many homegrown names, touting all sorts of gorgeous products. The organisers welcome brands from any industry, as long as they have a good concept. So this is the place to find that one-of-a-kind gift.

When: Saturday to Sunday, 8-9 December, 1pm to 7pm
Where: Suntec Convention Hall 403, Level 4, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593

Loewen Gardens Christmas Market

The Christmas edition of The Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens will feature festive food, drinks and gifts alongside staples like fresh organic vegetables, olive oil, cheese, bread and wine. And there’s plenty of outdoor fun (like a giant trampoline!) to keep kiddos entertained, too.

When: Saturday 15 December, 9am to 1pm
Where: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844

Christmas Tomorrowland and Artisan Craft Fair at Bugis Junction and Bugis+

Bugis Junction and Bugis+ are combining for a massive Christmas Market that will run daily from 12 noon to 9pm, all the way through 30 December. Besides carnival booths and a massive array of pop-up food and beverage booths, you’ll find an Artisan Craft Market at Bugis+ featuring a rotating slate of local artisan brands (twinkling lollipops, anyone?). The mall is also offering its #YouDoYou Customisation Service, where you can stitch, patch, and charm your holiday purchases to make them completely unique (free for shoppers with a minimum $120 spend!).

When: Craft Market at Bugis+: Daily through 16 December, 11am to 9:30pm; #YouDoYou Customisation: Daily through 30 December (locations change), 11am to 9pm; Christmas Market at Bugis Junction: Daily through 30 December, 12pm to 9pm.
Where: Various locations; click above for details!

Lead imageUWCSEA imageTanglin Club image, GESS image, Expat Traders image, Public Garden image all sourced via Facebook

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