It’s our favourite time of year for many reasons, but the upcoming slate of holiday fairs ranks right up near the top!
Are you ready to get your shop on, mama? 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!
Starting this weekend, fairs will be popping up all over Singapore. Check out our handy dandy 2016 Guide to Holiday Fairs, mama!
Pop on down to the monthly Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens during the first weekends in November and December to discover a wide range of delicious food (and non-food!) items. You’ll find yummy organic vegetables, cheeses, breakds, pasta, wine, olive oil, meat, and jams to create the finest spreads for your holiday tables, along with lots of lovely gift baskets and hampers that are ideal for family and friends. Meanwhile, the kiddos can keep occupied with face-painting and the on-site playground and trampoline, and the whole family can grab a sweet treat, coffee or even lunch at the Pantry Social Enterprise Café!
When: Saturday, 5 November and Saturday, 3 December, 9am – 2pm
Where: The Pantry, 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248845
Get up to 60% OFF retail brands with this cool new concept that brings together kids’ fashion, homewares, essential oils and fine wines in a convivial atmosphere where mamas can wine and dine with their friends while getting their shop on. Featuring nine cool Singapore boutique brands – including Embrace Jewelery, The Wyld Shop, Asia Lifestyle Concepts and more – Pop Up on the Hill also offers drinks deals ($35 for free-flow Pimm’s, anyone?) and exclusive food discounts in case your partner in crime and/or kids want to grab some grub while you’re snagging deals. There’s also a play dough sessions for kids offered by Essential Droppers. You are officially out of excuses, mama!
When: Saturday, 12 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Tin Hill Social, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
Head to one of the prettiest spots in Singapore to get your fill of children’s toys, fitness apparel, jewelry, and women’s and children’s fashion, mama! Following on the success of last year’s first annual holiday fair, this year’s two-day event will be even bigger and better. On Saturday the 19th kiddos will even get the chance to test out balance bikes in Tanderra’s lovely outdoor piazza!
When: Friday, 18 November – Saturday, 19 November, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Tanderra, 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843
Every year when November rolls around, one of our fave dates on the calendar is the annual Boutiques Fairs Singapore that happens at the F1 Pit Building. Besides featuring some of Singapore’s best shopping through a curated mix of independent vendors spanning women’s and children’s fashion (there’s stuff for men, too!), jewellery, accessories, gifts, toys and home décor, Boutiques is simply awesome for holiday gift-giving! And don’t forget to check out our top picks for a sneak peek and some exclusive perks and discounts for Sassy Mamas!
When: Friday 4 November – Saturday 5 November; Fri: 9am – 8pm; Sat: 10am-8pm
Where: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay’s third edition returns twice the size and bigger than ever! Apart from the classic Luminarie, Ice Palace skating rink and carnival games at The Fairground, new additions include the Hi-5 Funtastic House, brand new carnival rides, a stellar line up of local acts every weekend and a chance to meet Santa! 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.
When: Friday, 2 December 2016 – Sunday, 1 January 2017, 3:30pm – 11pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay
How much: $4 per ticket. Get yours here, mama!
Dulwich College Singapore promises a fun-filled day out that includes class-run stalls with games, competitions, sales, arts and crafts, a vendor market, entertainment, a grotto, raffle, cake stall and much more! Mamas looking for a buzz will be thrilled to know there will be a bar (a bar! At a school event!), and those wanting to have some mama-kiddo bonding can look forward to the Make a Gift Workshops – 30-minute workshops to make gifts for family and friends, such as soaps, mugs, coasters and more. There will also be a toddler play area, and baby changing and feeding facilities are readily available on site.
When: Sunday, 4 December, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Dulwich College Singapore, 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore 658966
How much: $20 per family. Contact [email protected] for more info!
Head down to Pasarbella to get right in the Christmas mood with The Expat’s Weekender Fair! Find high quality, handmade and limited edition clothing, jewellery, candles, soaps, paintings, cards and more that’ll make perfect gifts for your loved ones, then wind down with a coffee and treats from the wide variety of vendors.
When: Friday, 9 December – Sunday, 11 December, 11am – 7pm
Where: Pasarbella, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
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: Wednesday, 30 November – Thursday, 1 December
Where: Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road, Singapore 229540
Make a date with Cluny Court’s Christmas Fair and Santa Meet & Greet! This fab Christmas Fair will take place over two weekends from 25th – 27th Nov and 2nd to 4th December! Plus we hear Santa Claus will be resident at Cluny Court for 3 whole weeks with lots of photo ops! Get ready for lots of beautiful homewares, adorable children’s clothes, gourmet delicacies and more, mama!
When: Friday 25 November – Sunday 27 November and Friday 2 December – Sunday 4 December.
Where: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
Enjoy the Christmas Bazaar at GESS and discover gifts, arts, and crafts for the festive season, with yummy cakes, German bratwurst, mulled wine, music, activities for kiddos and big kids alike, homemade cookies, Christmas wreaths and more!
When: Saturday, 26 November, 4pm – 10pm
Where: German European Secondary School (GESS), Junior School Campus, 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
With more than 30 vendors joining in, this East Coast fair will raise money for the Parent-Teachers’ Association at CIS’s Tanjong Katong Campus. You can look out for lots of holiday cheer, along with refreshments from Carry On Cafe and items from some of Singapore’s most popular small merchants and mamapreneurs, including Madie Moo, Fairy Couture, To Be Calm, Shopping at Tiffany’s, Expat Hair Studio and many more!
When: Saturday, 3 December, 10am – 2pm
Where: Canadian International School Tanjong Katong Campus, 371 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437128
Expect over 20 amazing vendors with gorgeous Christmas Gift ideas, an indoor child play area, free kids entertainment (face painting and balloon animals!) and more at the Loewen by Dempsey Hill Christmas Market! The gorgeous venue will be decorated beautifully to get you into the Christmas spirit and Santa will be dropping in as well.
When: Friday, 9 December – Sunday, 11 December, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Block 71 Loewen Road, Singapore 248846 (parking is free!)
Shop at the annual NCA Charity Christmas Fair at the Hollandse Club for a wonderful combination of unique vendors selling seasonal gift items mixed in with a collection of various charities selling their handmade holiday gift items! The HOME Choir will be singing their beautiful Christmas carols while you shop and join in the Lucky Draw, which includes a ticket to Amsterdam as one of the prizes! Proceeds collected by NCA go entirely to benefit the local charities they support.
When: Thursday, 17 November, 10am – 5pm
Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
Have a fun filled morning with activities for the kiddos and lots of discounts for NMSG members! Anyone can attend, so bring your best mama pals and make a morning of it. There will be tea and coffee on tap, so enjoy a drink and browse the stalls all while the little ones are being entertained by the folks of Happy Willow and Canvass, who will be running a yoga demo. Also keep an eye out for Centre Stage‘s show and roving artists!
When: Saturday, 12 November, 9:30am – 12pm
Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
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Enjoy gourmet food, wine and cheese while you browse from over 80 vendors with an unparalleled selection of beautiful and unique wares. Give Santa a hand and be sure to purchase some stunning Christmas gifts for family and friends to put under the tree. With over $4,500 lucky draw prizes you might even score yourself an early gift yourself, mama!
When: Tuesday, 6 December – Wednesday, 7 December, 10am – 6pm
Where: Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753
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, 16 November – Thursday, 17 November, Wednesday, 30 November, Thursday, 8 December – Friday, 9 December
Where: Multiple locations. All the deets below, mama!
Join 20 showrooms in this celebration of design and lifestyle as they ring in the holiday season with shopping promotions, complimentary food and wine tastings, new collections, styling and craft workshops, design talks, secret Santa privileges and more for one weekend only!
When: Saturday, 26 November – Sunday, 27 November, 10am – 6pm
Where: Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Local essential oil group One Drop brings you a christmas bazaar that will leave you giddy with delight! Expect plenty of essential oil-loving products, a total of 6 FREE essential oil workshops and talks and other quirky handmade products and unique gifts for sale.
When: Saturday, 3 December, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Park Hotel Alexandra Function Room, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
How much: $10. All proceeds go to One Life Global Charity to aid children in Syria. Get your tickets here, mama!
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly! Tanglin Trust School chimes in festive season with their ever popular annual Christmas Fair. Santa will be smiling and the Gurkhas will be piping, so come along and enjoy some seasonal shopping with a wide selection of your favourite vendors, and indulge in a festive taste of home with roasted turkey, mince pies and mulled wine!
When: Saturday, 3 December, 10am – 4pm
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
How much: $15 Entry per family; tickets available at the door.
Step into the hall of the prestigious Raffles Hotel and be warmly welcomed by a delightful Christmas market put together by the women entrepreneurs of CRIB. Browse through the stalls selling beautiful homeware, apparel, jewellery, accessories and more. It’s the perfect place to do all your Christmas shopping, with a strong spirit of giving that celebrates the courage of entrepreneurship through CRIB’s women-led businesses. 10% of sales proceeds from the Bazaar will go towards CRIB Gives Back, their charity arm that supports women in need.
When: Saturday, 10 December – Sunday, 11 December, 11am – 9pm
Where: Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673