Check out this year’s Christmas Markets!

By 2019-11-27 09:49:53

It’s that time of year again - it's colder, it's wetter, and it's more miserable, but despite all of that, it's Christmas! (Well, the countdown to Christmas, anyway).

With less than six weeks to go, that means Christmas markets! Think fluffy scarves, roasted chestnuts and importantly, lots and lots of mulled wine. 

Here's an abundance of some great festive activities from both our local schools and community markets for you to shop 'til you drop and get your Christmas cheer on. 

So, let the festivities commence!



This year, Concordia are boasting over 150 vendors at their PSO Christmas Bazaar, selling a range of quirky and unique items, alongside tasty treats and all round festive fun for all the family. Santa will be there to take photos with your little ones (and you, if you’re that way inclined).

WHEN: Saturday 23rd November, 10am-4pm.

WHERE: Concordia International School, 345 Huangyang Road, Pudong

PRICE: Free admission.



For an afternoon of seasonal cheer, join SCIS’s third Winter Carnival! Expect delicious food, decadent shopping and classic Christmas entertainment, with a few cheeky surprises thrown in. Definitely not one to miss!


WHEN: Saturday 23rd November, 11am-4pm.

WHERE: SCIC Hongqiao Main Campus, 1161 Hongqiao Road

PRICE: Free admission.



Get ready to wrap up warm because YCIS’s annual Christmas event will have carol singing, market stalls, warm goodies and the lighting of the Christmas tree - all outdoors. Bring your coat and your woolly mitts! 


WHEN: Friday 29th November, 4:30-9pm

WHERE: YCIS Shanghai Pudong, Century Park Campus, 1433 Dong Xiu Road (near Jin He Road) 

Puxi Gubei Campus - 18 West Rong Hua Road (near South Shui Cheng Road), Gubei New Area.

PRICE: Free admission.




Explore Wellington’s winter wonderland bazaar, stocked full of arts and crafts, tombolas, live music, refreshments and lots of wonderful places to shop; from books, Christmas decorations, fashion, home décor and even jewellery. 


WHEN: Friday 29th November, 1-7pm

WHERE: Wellington College International Shanghai, West Haiyang Road, Pudong New District

PRICE: Free admission.




The annual Wisstival of Lights takes place on Saturday 23rd November. Tuck into scrumptious baked goodies and be in with a chance to win some brilliant prizes at their raffle. The afternoon will be jam-packed with activities, arts and crafts, but the best part? A secret shopping area for your kids to buy you presents! 


WHEN: Saturday 23rd November, 3-6pm

WHERE: Tiger’s Den Gymnasium at WISS school, 55 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town

PRICE: Free admission.


Christmas Bazaar @ Geneva


The Christmas Bazaar at Geneva tomorrow will be hosting a festive market where you can find jewellery, clothes, bags, crafts and more. A brilliant opportunity to grab your gifts, accompanied with their famous mulled wine. What more could you want?


WHEN: Wednesday 20th November, 10am-3pm

WHERE: 112 Jinbang Road, near Fuquan Road

PRICE: Free admission.


Jing’an ChristkindImarkt


A crowd favourite, Jing’an’s Christkindlmarkt is back again, bringing traditional German Christmas market madness to Shanghai. Think gluhwein, handmade crafts and culinary surprises; the proper way to get into the seasonal spirit! Santa will be making an appearance on weekends (he’s in Lapland during the week).


WHEN: Friday 29th November - Sunday 15th December, 4pm-9pm weekdays; 12-9pm weekends

WHERE: 537 Haifang Road, near Xikang Road

PRICE: Weekdays free; weekends 60 RMB (pre-sale 50 RMB), includes mulled wine/ rum punch

Sunrise Christmas Charity Bazaar


Everyone is welcomed with open arms at Sunrise International Kindergarten’s first ever charity event, the Christmas Charity Bazaar. Expect arts, crafts and festivity, all for a great cause too. 


WHEN: Saturday 7th December, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Hengshan campus, 2 Hengshan Road, Xuhui District

PRICE: Free admission.

Magic of Christmas Fair


Discover new, artisanal brands to tickle your consumer taste buds at the Magic of Christmas Fair. From French Dragon’s handmade ceramic products, to Shanghai Gift Company’s creative gift ideas, there’s something for everyone. You’ll be sure to avoid the typical Christmas Eve panic and have all your present buying complete in time for the holidays.


WHEN: Thursday 5th December, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Cuivre Restaurant, 1502 Huaihai Middle Road

PRICE: Free admission.

Shimao Christmas Market


Shop 'til you drop at Shanghai Chic’s Shimao Christmas market. Who can say no to shopping when it’s oh-so efficient? Find watches, jewellery, fine crafts and all round brilliant gifts.


WHEN: Thursday 26th November, 11am-5pm

WHERE: Shimao Riviera Club House, 1-2 Weifang West Road, Pucheng Road

PRICE: Free admission.

Paulaner Bräuhaus’s Christkindlmarkt


Another German Christmas market to get you in the mood is Paulaner’s 13th Christmas market in Shanghai and being that it is the biggest in the city it’s no wonder it’s exceptionally popular. Browse over 70 wooden huts offering the likes of sizzling sausages, warm drinks and lots of German goodies. A perfect opportunity to get your Christmas wreaths and trees too.


WHEN: 3-10pm, Friday 6th; 11am-10pm, Saturday 7th; 11am-9pm Sunday 8th December

WHERE: 555 Shibo Avenue, Pudong

PRICE: 30 RMB entry, towards F&B. Free for children under 10

Shanghai Singapore International School


This year’s International Family Bazaar at Shanghai Singapore International School offers an ecclectic mix of live performances to get you grooving into the holidays. There will also be a few lucky winners announced at their lucky draw, so make sure to get involved!


WHEN: Saturday 16th November, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Shanghai Singapore International School, 301 Zhujian Road, Minhang District

PRICE: Free admission.

Jiashan Christmas Market


Over-indulge in coffee, cake and crafts at this Christmas market on Saturday 7th December. There will be an array of awesome activities for the whole family to enjoy. 


WHEN: Saturday 7th December, 11am-5pm

WHERE: No 37, 259 Jiashan Road (near Jianguo Road West).

PRICE: Free admission.

Lakeside Villa Clubhouse


What better way to get in to the Christmas spirit than going to the Christmas Bazaar at Lakeside Villa Clubhouse? Enjoy fun, food and festivities all around you as the community comes together to celebrate this special time of year!


WHEN: Friday 22nd November, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Huqingping Highway 1517, Qingpu District

PRICE: Free admission.


Christmas Artist Bazaar


‘Tis the season to mingle and jingle your bells at the Christmas Artist Bazaar, taking place at the Dream Art Centre. Impress your loved ones this year with handmade, original and environmentally friendly gifts - all the things a Christmas prezzie should be! 


WHEN: Sunday 1st December, 10:30am-3:30pm

WHERE: Dream Art Centre, 257 Jinyan Road, Huamu, Century Park

PRICE: Free admission.

Jinqiao Christmas Market


Find something for that special someone at the Jinqiao Christmas Market with brands such as Happy Ink, who offer a personalised gift service; Jonas Emil, who produce artisanal coffee micro-roasters, or simply purchase your cute Christmas party outfit from the likes of dea kudibal.


WHEN: Tuesday 3rd December, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Ambassy Clubhouse, 588 Hongfeng Road

PRICE: Free admission.

Baopals Almost Winter Swan


If you're looking for an alternative this year from the usual overindulgent Christmas consumerism, then make sure to stop at Baopal's Almost Winter Swan soirée, where you can exchange your old items for new, as long as they're in good condition. You’ll be helping the community (as well as the environment and your pocket), as all leftover items will be donated to charity.


WHEN: Saturday 23rd November, 2-5pm

WHERE: Building 11, 212 Wuyuan Road, near Wulumuqi Road

PRICE: Free admission.

Boutique Christmas Market 


Spread some magic this Christmas at the Commune Boutique Market, located at the stylish Sukothai Shanghai. There will be mulled wine, craft gin cocktails, artisan food, a kids corner, Christmas cookie decorating, as well as an array of carefully curated independent designer jewellery, handmade toys, soaps, candles, fine art, home decor and a raffle with great prizes. There’s also the added bonus of freebies: a limited edition mug for everyone who visits!


WHEN: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th; Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, 11am-7pm

WHERE: 380 Weihai Road, near Shimen Road, Level 2M, The Bridge

PRICE: Free admission.

Holiday Commune Market


The Holiday Commune Market brings you some of the best local designers, with original pieces in fashion, jewellery, accessories, handmade crafts, charming holiday gifts and so much more. There will be demonstrations, kids face painting, candy canes, holiday music, gourmet food and drink stalls. Stroll on down to soak in the mesmerising Christmas lights and festive spirit.


WHEN: Saturday 30th November - Sunday 1st December, 11am-7pm

WHERE: Yong Ping Lane, 199 Hengshan Road, near Wulumuqi Road

PRICE: Free admission.


Ambassy Christmas Market


Weave your way through the market as you explore thirty of Shanghai’s top artisans, hosted by the luxurious Ambassy Club management. Of course, there will be food and drink to accompany your Shanghai shopping experience.


WHEN: Sunday 8th December, 11am-4pm

WHERE: 1500 Middle Huaihai Road

PRICE: Free admission.


Jiashan Saturday Market


Get ready for the final countdown to Christmas by heading to Jiashan’s Christmas Celebration Market, which will be taking place on 21st December. Expect lifestyle goods, hot food to warm your cockles up and great artisan coffee.


WHEN: Saturday 21st December, 11am-5pm

WHERE: No. 37, 259 Jiashan Road (near Jianguo Road West)

PRICE: Free admission


Community Centre Bazaar


Find food, fashion and fabulous presents at the Christmas Bazaar. Start your holiday shopping the right way - with lots of Christmas cheer!


WHEN: Friday 6th December, 10am-3pm

WHERE: Shanghai Racquet Club, Clubhouse, No. 555, Jinfeng Road

PRICE: Free admission


The Pearl Bar and Cabaret


The Pearl welcomes you and your family back to their fifth annual Christmas Market, happening this weekend. You know the Christmas drill. Procrastination. Putting off your Christmas shopping, only to find yourself stressed and bereft of gift ideas right before the big day.  So much for yuletide cheer… but they’ve got you covered. Expect forty vendors selling handmade, unique products, savoury foie gras, warm toasty waffles, and lots of booze! Plus, the added bonus of live music and entertainment to keep you merry all day long! This weekend. Pencil it in.


WHEN: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November, 12-10pm; 12-8pm

WHERE: 471 Zhapu Road, near Wujin Road

PRICE: 20 RMB (free entry for children aged 5 and under)