It’s that time again! Yup, it’s barely November but the holiday shopping fair madness has begun. But fear not mama… we’ve done all the dirty work for you to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Many of these make for great family days out, with food, music, activities, crafts and more to keep everyone happy – and keep an eye out too… Santa is popping by quite a few. So grab your diaries, ‘cause here’s our guide to the best holiday fairs in Singapore!
Pssst! We know there are even more out there… so please drop us a line if we missed one you love!
One of S’pore’s most popular Christmas fairs, there’ll be live music, a fashion show (at 3pm!) and a balloon-sculpting magician on site to keep the kids busy. Shop for jewellery, clothing, gifts and Christmas goods, as well as traditional Dutch baked goodies, all while raising money to support local charities.
When: Thursday 14 November 2013, 10am – 5pm
Where: Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park (off Adam Road), Singapore 299814
A fun family carnival in the heart of Dempsey — this one is sure to be a winner with the entire family! With sculptured balloons and face painting for the wee ones, wine tasting for the grown ups and shopping for the ladies, there’ll also be plenty of artists showcasing their unique products, as well as hearty brunch fare for the whole fam!
When: Friday to Sunday, 15 to 17 November, 9am-4pm
Where: 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
Loads of stalls selling second hand children’s games, toys, books and clothing, as well as gently used maternity and baby items… it’s the perfect place to stock up on kids’ items at a fraction of the price!
When: Saturday 16 November, 10am-12:30pm
Where: Washington Plaza, Stamford American International School, 279 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347691
Fun for the whole family, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever! With a bunch of new vendors lined up (Sassy Mama fave Ribbon and Roses will be there!), there’ll also be games and entertainment to keep the kids busy while you shop mama!
When: Saturday 16 November, 10am-3pm
Where: SJI International School, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191
The fam-friendly Picotin Express will be transformed into a concept pop up shop for one day only, showcasing 15 handpicked vendors selling home and festive decos and gifts – there’ll also be gourmet food and wine to enjoy.
When: Wednesday 20 November, 10am – 5pm
Where: Picotin Express, 1 Figaro Street, Singapore 458322
This is a fair with a difference as it helps raise funds for The Tabitha Foundation – a charity that works with families in Cambodia helping to improve their lives through community development programmes that promote personal and financial development. Expect loads of stalls selling handbags, scarves and accessories, as well as custom order silk cushions and bedding.
When: Wednesday to Friday, 20-22 November, from 10am
Where: Originals, 896 Dunearn Road, #02-03 Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589742
Shop for eco-friendly (yet stunning!) handicrafts that make the perfect Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest. Here you’ll find all manner of folk paintings, artifacts, shawls, jewellery and much more all lovingly imported from India.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, 20-23 November, 11am-7pm (6pm on Sat)
Where: Gallery at The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
With 30 vendors coming together under one roof (think brands like White Ginger, Attaby, Georgie Ohlsson Jewellery, Galanga Living and much more!) and each offering a minimum of 30% off all stock, there’s plenty of bargain finds to be had at this popular sale event. Ni Night themselves will also be offering 10% off their entire range of furniture for one day only… so bring plenty of cash mama — you’re going to need it! (NETS and credit card not accepted).
When: Thursday 21 November, 9am-5pm
Where: 7 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427742
This super popular art fair makes it easy for you to buy gorgeous contemporary art works at super reasonable prices. Head here on 22 November from 1 to 4pm and receive free entry for you and the kiddos (download your free entry voucher here).
When: Thursday to Sunday, 21-24 November, times vary
Where: F1 Republic Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
A great day out and a firm favourite amongst the city’s festive fairs, last year’s bazaar had over 1000 visitors! Pick up all your Danish Christmas decorations, Advent wreathes and candles, as well as all the food items you need to cook the perfect Christmas roast – Santa will even be there so don’t let the kiddies forget their wish lists!
When: Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 November, 11am – 4pm
Where: Danish Seamen’s Church, 10 Pender Road, Singapore 099171
The well-loved Public Garden flea market is hosting four weekends of festive fun this year (first time ever!) with over 120 of the best in Singapore’s online and physical stores selling everything you need to finish off your Christmas shopping! Set over an entire level of 111 Somerset, the place will be transformed into a festive space, complete with specially themed Christmas merchandise and festive baked goodies.
When: Saturday and Sunday 23-24 November, 30 November – 1 December, 7-8 December and 14-15 December, 1pm – 7pm
Where: TripleOne Somerset, Level 16, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164
With plenty of fun and games to keep every member of the family happy, you can also stock up on all those last-minute Christmas gifts too — there’ll be plenty of unique presents on offer!
When: Saturday 23 November, 10am-4pm
Where: UWCSEA Dover, 1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Shop for unique gifts and Christmas items from more than 100 upmarket vendors… you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for to fill your loved ones stockings! You can even stop for a cup of tea or coffee in the sit down area and fuel up on yummy snacks and yuletide treats.
When: Tuesday 26 November 10am-7pm, Thursday 27 November, 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10 December 10am-6pm, Wednesday 11 December, 10am-5pm
Where: 3rd Floor, Orchard Ballroom & Lavender Room, Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
This members-only (sorry!) Christmas fair has everything you need under one roof: women’s and children’s apparel, toys, art, gourmet food and wines, and so much more.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday 26-27 November, 10am-6pm
Where: Colonial Room, 10 Claymore Hill, Singapore 229573
This uber popular fair is brimming with designer gifts, women’s clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, home décor, contemporary art, children’s clothing and gifts… you won’t leave empty handed mama! This heavily curated fair is always packed so best get there early to grab the best bargains.
When: Wednesday and Thursday 27-28 November, 9am-7pm
Where: Gallery Hotel, 1 Nanson Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 238909
The Lock + Store annual Christmas fair features the new range of RiverKids’ hand sewn Christmas ornaments, as well as 15 artisan vendors selling homemade gifts and crafts. Proceeds help support the RiverKids project – a Singapore-based charity that reaches out to Cambodian street kids.
When: Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 11am-6pm
Where: Lock + Store, 6 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139962
The year-end installment of this grande dame of Singapore holiday fairs, here you’ll find literally everything under the sun for everyone on your list (and a few things for you too…). There are over 100 stalls participating this year, with surprise door gifts for early visitors.
When: Monday 2 December, 10 am – 7pm and Tuesday 3 December 10am – 5pm
Where: Antica Ballroom, Orchard Parade Hotel, 1 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247905
Dine your way around this fab market and taste gourmet food, wine and cheese from around the world. There’ll also be gifts, home and festive décor on sale, with over 90 vendors selling their wares… you will finish your Christmas shopping in no time mama!
When: Thursday 5 December 10am-7:30pm, Friday 6 December, 10am-5pm
Where: Ballroom at Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753
Get into the Christmas spirit with roaming carollers, sweets distributed by Santa himself, and a bit o’ fundraising for the Salvation Army too! This monthly trade market will also feature plenty of fun festive goodies to buy too.
When: Friday and Saturday 20 and 21 December 2013, 5pm – 11pm
Where: Clarke Quay Central Fountain Square, River Valley Road, Singapore 179023
If you’re still scrambling for gifts in the last week before Christmas, then drop past this cute little flea market and pick up what you need — at a bargain! Everything here is priced at $20 and under, where the kids can get a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with a minimum of $20 spent in a single receipt.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 December, 12noon-6pm
Where: Ground level, Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138639