Celebrate Christmas in Singapore and shop for a cause (and unique, handmade gifts) at one of the island’s many upcoming holiday fairs!
Christmas is around the corner, parties are being planned and letters to Santa are being drafted! We bet the bubs are already begging for the biggest, most sparkly Christmas tree on display – are we right mama?! We’ll leave it to you to figure out how to get that eight-foot pine in the lift, but we can definitely cover your shopping needs with a round up of the best Christmas fairs and markets in Singapore featuring all kinds of holiday-appropriate pressies, from local crafts to international fashion to stocking stuffers! Let the festivities begin!
Singapore’s newest family club is gearing up for its inaugural Christmas Fair, featuring a gorgeous selection of vendors and products from boutiques such as Feroza, Anjali Chocolate, Edition Limitee and Cochine. In addition to the shopping, you’ll also get to enjoy live music performances, food and beverage offerings, and a lucky draw. Grab a glass of mulled wine and nibble on Christmas goodies to get even more in the festive spirit, mama!
If you’re wondering whether you have to be a member to attend, don’t fret because admission is free for all, so be sure to get this one in your diary to get your Christmas shopping done early and, if you haven’t already, check out Tanderra’s amazing facilities!
Tanderra is offering Sassy Mama fair-goers a one-week trial membership at $25, which includes one hour of play atelier time for your little one while you shop!
When: Friday, 13 November 2015 – Saturday, 14 November 2015. 9:30am-5:30pm (members-only preview night is Thursday, 12 November from 7-10pm)
Where: Tanderra Club Singapore, 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843
The Affordable Art Fair is back in The Lion City, so get ready to bag yourself some amazing pieces of art from as little as $100 (going up to $10,000). With everyone’s price range in mind, this wallet-friendly event will have both young collectors and seasonal professionals headed home with ‘the next big thing’. Mamas and papas are free to browse as the kiddos are kept happy and occupied with their special Children’s Art Studio, a range of free, fun-filled workshops for little ones hosted by Little Artists Studio. And of course, there’s the all important wine bar…
When: Thursday, 12 November – Sunday, 15 November
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Singapore’s biggest Yuletide fair Christmas Wonderland is back at Gardens by the Bay for the second year running. The European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove will feature fab Christmas gifts to bring home for your loved ones along with yummy holiday-themed cuisine from around the world. More than just shopping, the Christmas Wonderland promises an exciting array of festive activities, such as a fairgrounds with fun rides, a Toyland floral display, choir and theatrical performances, and of course a chance to meet Santa!
When: Saturday, 28 November 2015 – Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 9am-9pm
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Orchard Road is decked out in Yuletide sparkle and Ion Orchard is joining in with its very own Christmas market for both local and international designers to showcase their finely crafted holiday creations! Expect 40 independent booths to dazzle you with their handcrafted, designer items!
When: Saturday, 21 November 2015 – Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Where: Ion Orchard, B4 Ion Station, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Immerse yourself in the season of joy with CHIJMES this Christmas! Swing by and grab some artisan handmade Christmas gifts for your loved ones, while pampering yourself with some sweet treats made with love by local vendors. Get ready for an array of activities such as Christmas pop-up stores, face painting, caricature, Christmas caroling, strolling musicians and more!
When: Friday, 13 November 2015 – Thursday, 24 December 2015 (6-11pm Mon-Fri; 12-11pm Sat-Sun)
Where: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996 (the pavement area by the lawn)
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! As with last year’s fair, all proceeds benefitting the Tabitha Foundation will go towards the development of schools, education and health care for families in need in Cambodia.
When: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 – Thursday, 19 November 2015 from 10am-6pm. Friday, 20 November 2015 from 10am-2pm
Where: 896 Dunearn Road, #02-03, Sime Darby Center, Singapore 589472
A joint venture by Dempsey Hill Management and four mamapreneurs, The Christmas Market @ Loewen will feature wall art, clothing, jewellery, christmas decorations and homewares in their gorgeous space just behind Dempsey Hill! The kiddos will enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting and more! We also love that this market is a charity driven event encouraging a feel-good shopping experience: proceeds will go toward rescuing Orangutans affected by the Indonesian fires through the International Animal Rescue charity, as well as the Salvation Army to support a local family in need.
When: Thursday, 3 December 2015 – Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 10am-5pm
Where: 71 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248846
If you’re looking for exotic gifts that you can’t find in stores, look no further than The Fair, which regularly puts on shopping bazaars featuring an array of unique products from designers across the region! Start ticking off your Christmas shopping list at their upcoming event which will showcase gift options from home décor, art, furniture, soft furnishings, carpets, jewellery, and a range of handcrafted, upmarket merchandise.
When: Thursday, 19 November 2015, 10am-6pm
Where: Pan Pacific Orchard, 11 Claymore Road, Singapore 229540
Public Garden is back with their Christmas markets featuring a tropical theme! Embracing our hot and humid weather, the markets will be a celebration of the way Singapore celebrates Christmas – full of warmth and gratitude. Come and see the great goods on offer, including homewares, jewellery, accessories and more!
When: Saturday, 21 November – Sunday, 22 November, 1pm- 7pm
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
The Recess, a new communal social and event space, is teaming up with The Tuckshop to bring you a Christmas market with a local twist solely featuring Singaporean vendors offering fashion, arts & crafts, jewellery, music and collectibles. Support our local community and see what our fellow residents have got going on!
When: Friday, 18 December 2015, 4pm-11pm; Saturday, 19 December 2015, 11am-7pm
Where: 403 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399795
The NCA’s annual Charity Christmas Fair won’t disappoint this year with great vendors, interesting charities to learn more about and fun entertainment including carollers from the charity HOME! They are even offering lucky draw tickets for sale at the door as well as a lucky draw grand prize for a roundtrip flight to Amsterdam! So, you can do good, shop for gifts and stand a chance to win a holiday too! That’s a holiday fair we call good value, mama!
When: Thursday, 19 November 2015, 10am-5pm
Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
The Clarke Quay market is held every third weekend of the month and just in time for last minute Christmas shopping, it will put on a holiday themed shopping experience complete with stylish gifts and yummy treats!
When: Saturday, 19 December 2015 – Sunday, 20 December 2015, 5pm-11pm
Where: Clarke Quay Central Fountain Square, Singapore 179024
Goodness knows the Singapore lifestyle can be hard on our wallets, but Flea Party has us covered with some budget-friendly finds! Secondhand and vintage goods will be on display here where you can stick to your budget and pick up some beautiful gifts at the same time!
When: Tuesday, 1 December 2015 – Thursday, 31 December 2015, 1pm-7pm
Where: Lucky Plaza, #06-14, 304 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238863
The German European School Singapore (GESS) is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar where everyone is invited to enjoy cake, mulled wine and yummy German delicacies! As a bonus, the GESS orchestra and choir will entertain the crowd with Christmas medleys and covers of the latest chart toppers! While you’re there, pick up some gorgeous handmade German Christmas wreaths, crafts and gifts!
When: Saturday, 28 November 2015, 4pm-9pm
Where: 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
Join The Pantry at their Christmas Farmer’s Market and enjoy delicious food and coffee while you shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and even jewellery to bling up your day! Bring the kiddos along to bounce on the trampoline and run around the playground. There will also be an adoption drive by the dog charity, Three Legs Good – perhaps you’ll be inspired to go big this Christmas and surprise the bubs with a new furry friend!
When: Saturday, 5 December, 9am-2pm
Where: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Designer furniture store DREAM will turn its River Valley den into a cosy and charming christmas market in collaboration with go-to interior design advocate and creative group, Bloesem Blogs. Visitors to Stock up! A Christmas Market will also find more than 20 lifestyle and F&B trendsetters offering a myriad of Christmas pressies and palate-whetting delights, including Cuckoo, Cuppa Ministry and The Indiana Supply. Visitors will enjoy savings on DREAM’S collection at heavily marked-down prices, with up to 70% off selected designer pieces! Happy browsing, mama!
When: Friday, 4 December, 4-9pm to Saturday, 5 December, 11am-7pm
Where: 456 River Valley Road, Singapore 248342
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