Looking for gift inspiration? Need to do some last minute shopping? Missing the lovely sound of Christmas carols and the smell of mulled wine and freshly baked mince pie? Look no further and let us guide you to Shanghai’s best Christmas markets and fairs of 2016. Watch Shanghai transform into a magical Christmas paradise. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around and enjoy the Christmas festivities!
The Xintiandi Christmas Fair is back again this year from December 17th until the 25th 12pm – 8pm on Madang Road and Zizhong Road. There will be 70+ vendors and 5 Christmas huts selling all sorts of amazing gems, handcrafted jewellery, deliciously indulgent food, drinks and more. If you’d like to participate as a vendor, read on for booth rental details. 🕒 Dec 17 – 25, 12pm-8pm
📍 Xintiandi Style, Madang Road & Zizhong Road // 新天地时尚, 马当路和自忠路沿街
The Xintiandi Christmas Fair is back again this year from December 17th until the 25th 12pm – 8pm on Madang Road and Zizhong Road. There will be 70+ vendors and 5 Christmas huts selling all sorts of amazing gems, handcrafted jewellery, deliciously indulgent food, drinks and more. If you’d like to participate as a vendor, read on for booth rental details.
🕒 Dec 17 – 25, 12pm-8pm
Experience a bustling Christmas Market in the heart of Lujiazui every Friday and Saturday from December 2nd to the 24th 5pm-9pm at Pudong Shangri-La. There is no entry fee. There will be Christmas crafts and ornaments, traditional festive treats such as fruit mince pies, gingerbread, Hungarian goulash and mulled wine served in a festive mug. You can even bring them home as a souvenir! With special Santa appearances, this is the perfect opportunity for everyone to gather and enjoy a wonderful evening of shopping, great food, drinks and company.
🕒 Every Fri and Sat from Dec 2 – 24, 5pm-9pm
📍 5F, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Road // 富城路 33号, 五楼
The traditional German Christkindlmarkt (otherwise known as Christmas Market) lands in Shanghai this Christmas from Dec 3rd to the 11th at Tonglefang. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the wonderful wintertime charm of the old world, then the Jing’an Christkindlmarkt is the place for you. With beautifully decorated stalls offering handicrafts, gifts, festive baked treats, glühwein (mulled wine) and various hot drinks to keep you warm as well as delicious regional specialties from Germany and other countries. There will be a Christmas crib with animals, choirs and Santa Klaus to make all your wishes come true! It’s free Monday to Wednesday and it’s ¥40 on Thursday to Sunday (including one mulled wine/ punch).
🕒 Dec 3 – 11, Weekdays: 5pm-10pm // Weekends: 12pm-10pm
💰 Mon – Wed: Free // Thu – Sun: ¥40
📍 37 Haifang Road // 海防路 537号
It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Enter the magical forest to start off the Christmas festivities at the Shanghai Centre. This event is ongoing now until December the 19th with activities suited for all ages – perfect for you to spend a unique Christmas with your loved ones this December. There will be vendors, live performances, Christmas foods and drinks, lucky draws, presents from Santa, and more. For those needing last minute Christmas shopping, there will be booths with designer clothing, home decoration, jewellery, an interactive photo booth (for the Instagram lovers), a Santa house for kids to meet Santa. There will also be virtual reality games, Zumba workshops, and choir performances by the Swedish Community & Friends of the Vienna Boys Choir.
🕒 Until Dec 19
📍 1376 Nanjing West Road // 南京西路 1376号