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SHOPPING: Gifts Galore at the Holiday Bazaars

Grab your wallets people, it’s time to hit the market. This year the holiday fairs and bazaars arrive early and run a fast and furious schedule until Christmas, giving you the chance to stock up on quirky, unique, and often economically-priced gifts in good time.

With a relatively low charge per stall, the fairs attract small businesses you ordinarily don’t get to hear about, as well as charities selling goodies and other businesses with extra stock to sell at bargain prices. While the renowned Conrad fairs tend to offer a full-on shopping experience, other fairs combine fun with shopping, and even charity, so you can expect to find bouncy castles, face-painting, bands, and more.

Check out what’s in store at this year’s fairs in our round up. Happy shopping!


St John’s Cathedral Michaelmas Fair

All stalls are charity stalls and include crafts for sale, food and cakes, plants, and books. For family entertainment you will find a bouncy castle, live music, and face painting. This offers you the perfect excuse to shop for a good cause.

When: Saturday, October 31  (10am – 4pm)
Where: 4-8 Garden Road, Central
How much: Free


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The Conrad Fairs

The Conrad Fairs are a series of four fairs and bazaars, all held at the glamorous Conrad Hong Kong hotel. Expect hundreds of vendors selling everything from homeware through toys, bags, clothing, shoes, bags to jewellery, and charity tables too. Prepare to be exhausted! Visit the event website to learn more and check out the full list of vendors.

When:

  • Gift and Lifestyle Fair – Monday, November 9 (10am – 8pm)
  • Pre-Christmas Gift Parade – Wednesday, November 25 (10am – 8pm)
  • Christmas Showcase – TuesdayDecember 1 (10am – 8pm)
  • Christmas Gift Festival – Monday, December 14 (10am – 8pm)

Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place
How much: Free


Christmas at the Fringe

Holiday Bazaar at The Fringe

Head to the Fringe Club and stock up on everything from cheeses to chocolates, cashmere to cuff links, at their selection of small stalls. Click here for more information.

When: Wednesday, November 4 (12pm­ – 8pm)
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
How much: Free 


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AWA Charity Bazaar

The American Women’s Association (AWA) is celebrating its 29th year by holding their annual bazaar at a new venue – PMQ in SOHO. With over 70 vendors, you can expect to see fabulous gifts, toys, jewellery, clothes, food and wine, stationery and so much more. Look out for the popular Lucky Lai See, Silent Auction, and a new feature – the AWA Giving Tree. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, November 13 (11:30am – 8:30pm)
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Soho
How much: Free


Artisanal Fair

Hidden Truffles Artisanal Bazaar

This bazaar showcases handmade products such as home decor, clothing, fine art photography, jewellery, handcrafted textiles, wines and body care products from more than 35 vendors. The event is kid friendly with a kids’ corner, and stomach friendly with its food carts. More information at the organiser’s Facebook page.

When: Saturday, November 14 (11am – 6.30pm)
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road
How much: Free


The Island School Winter Fair

Buy gourmet and organic food and drink, children’s sleepwear, faux fur accessories for boots, handmade carpets, jewellery, and body care from around 30 stalls. You can also find the popular kitchen utensil and second-hand book stalls, as well as a bouncy castle and plenty of entertainment.

When: Saturday, November 14 (12noon – 4.30pm)
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels (free shuttle bus runs to and from the school from City Hall).
How much: Free


Back to the Fair – Sha Tin College & Junior School Fair

This is a fun community event with over 75 stalls to visit, as well as live music from student bands, a bouncy castle, laser tag, face-painting, Santa’s grotto, a raffle, and food stalls operated by both parents and commercial vendors. Visit the event website to see a schedule of activities.

When: Saturday, November 21 (12noon – 6pm)
Where: 3, Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan, Sha Tin (free buses run from Exit B of Sha Tin MTR, next to the mini bus terminal 69K, from 1:30am throughout the day)
How much: Free


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Chinese International School Fair

As well as vendor stalls with gifts to buy, there will be charity and food stalls. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, November 21 (10am – 4pm)
Where: Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point
How much: Free


Scandinavian-Fair

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

An opportunity to buy amazing gifts, designer brands, and decorations, as well as experience genuine Danish and Swedish Christmas traditions including Scandinavian food such as smørrebrød, glögg, æbleskiver and hot dogs, Danish goods and lollies. There will also be live music and drinks by the Mariner’s Club pool.

When: Saturday, November 21 (10am – 5pm)
Where: The Mariner’s Club, Tsim Sha Tsui (take the Middle Road exit at East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR and the Mariners’ Club is immediately to your right).
How much: Free


Repulse Bay Christmas Fair

This is a popular fair with between 40 to 50 stalls. There will be entertainment for children and adults in the form of games, a bouncy castle, and live music. Check for more information on the website closer to the date.

When: Saturday, November 28 (11am – 6pm)
Where: Repulse Bay Arcade, The Repulse Bay 
How much: Free


German-Swiss-School

GSIS Christmas Bazaar

A fundraiser for the school, this is a smaller fair with, unsurprisingly, a focus on German Swiss goods including food stalls selling German/Swiss delicacies such as raclettes and gluhwein, and a few specialty stores selling German Christmas foods, advent wreaths, and more. There is also entertainment from the GSIS Big Band, and a Games Alley for kids of Primary age with over 30 game stalls.

When: Saturday, November 28 (10am – 4pm)
Where: Peak Campus, 22 Guildford Road, The Peak (shuttle buses from Central)
How much: Free


JWA

Jewish Women’s Association Annual Charity Bazaar

This bazaar is a little different from the others in that there are no private stall holders. All goods – from handbags to housewares and toys – are donated, and all money made from their sale benefits charity. Note that these donated items are often branded, and this makes the JWA bazaar extremely popular.

When: Sunday, November 29 (10am – 5pm)
Where: Island School, 20 Borret Road, Mid Levels (minibus number 9 from Exchange Square)
How much: $20 for adults, free for children (admission). Please bring ID for admission.


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Women in Finance Asia (WiFA) Holiday Bazaar

Browse products from a selection of local home-grown businesses, artisans, and designers at this 3rd annual holiday bazaar. The vendors cover a variety of products including jewellery, experience gifts, scarves, handbags, accessories, homeware, and other handicrafts. There are also raffle prizes as well. Entry is free but donations to Project Share are welcome.

When: Tuesday, December 1 (6.30pm – 9pm)
Where: Clifford Chance, 27the Floor, Jardine House, Central
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


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Jingle & Mingle

Fancy a spot of shopping after work? Head to The Loft and shop ’til you drop as you enjoy sweets and treats, and storewide discounts. Sip on a hot chocolate complete with whip cream, chocolate shavings, caramel sauce, peppermint sticks, and nibble on gorgeous mini Christmas cupcakes. Browse the unique collection of gifts, textiles, apparel, essential oils, art, bags, jewellery, Christmas decorations, and holiday partyware. Stay late and partake in some bubbly and fine wines from Europe.

When: Thursday, December 3 (4pm – 9.30pm)
Where: The Loft, Stanley Market, Yu Moon House, No. 17
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


Il Marcatino Charity Market

 ‘Il Marcatino’ – Italian Day at Sandy Bay Charity Market

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary, this charity market organised by The Italian Women’s Association promises the opportunity to “chill out Italian style” with the best of Italian, including branded goods such as  Lotto, Benetton, Ferrero, Giochi Preziosi, Jane Crawford at very low prices. There is also a gourmet delight in the Italian corner, L’Angolo del Buongustaio, serving Italian food and wine from Hong Kong’s more famous Italian restaurants

When: Saturday, December 5 (10am – 5pm)
Where: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road (off Victoria Road), Pok Fu Lam. No parking, please use public transport.
How much: $20
Click here for more information.


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The French International School Christmas Fair

There will be more than 50 stores selling gifts, homeware, clothing, and more, plus a full schedule of activities for the kids and adults including a concert, and for the children, storytelling and a magical wonderland!

When: Saturday, December 5 (10am – 5pm)
Where: Jardine’s Lookout Campus, 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout
How much:
Free
Click here for more information.


Gough Street

Gough Street Christmas Market

Get in the holiday mood with delicious refreshments and exclusive promotions all weekend long from an eclectic selection of stores and restaurants in Gough Street, Mei Lung Street, and Shin Hing Street one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Hong Kong!

When: Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 (11am – 8pm)
Where: Gough Street, Sheung Wan
How much:
Free
Click here for more information.


The Holiday Bazaar at The American Club Tai Tam

Mark your diaries. Updates coming.

When: Wednesday, December 9 (10am – 5pm)
Where: The American Club Tai Tam, Vista Ballroom, 28 Tai Tam Road 
How much:
Free for members and their guests, and by emailing a registration with the organisers.


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Hullett House’s Christmas Market

Celebrate the winter season’s cheer at Kowloon’s merriest marketplace. This year, Hullett House is partnering with official charity beneficiary, HandsOn Hong Kong and all donated toys received at the event will be given to children in need. The open-air market offers festive gourmet delights, unique hand-crafted gifts, fashion apparel, and stocking fillers. Santa Claus will be reading stories to his elves, while carol singers and other live performers entertain the crowd. A daily “Best Dressed Elf” contest will be held during the event weekend with a special surprise for the winning elf!

When: Friday – Saturday, December 11 – 13 (5pm – 11pm / 12pm – 11pm / 12pm – 9pm)
Where: 50 Pigeons Courtyard, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much:
Free


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Discovery Bay Christmas Market

With 171 of Hong Kong’s finest indie-craft talents, holiday shoppers are sure to find something special for everyone on their list. You will find everything from fine jewellery, cool ceramics, eco-friendly stationery, posters and prints, gorgeous baby accessories, decorations, pet treats, bags, quirky vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind housewares, and organic goods.

When: Sunday, December 13 (11am – 6pm)
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza (dine at one of the 13 participating restaurants and spend more than $120 to get a free ferry ride home)
How much: Free


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Stanley Plaza Christmas Seaside Market

Experience a magical winter wonderland by the sea as Stanley Plaza transforms itself into a German Christmas market. With more than 80 food and gift stalls, free mulled wine for shoppers, and an appearance from Santa himself, this is a perfect fun-filled event for the whole family. Stock up on gooey cheeses, delicious burgers, and sizzling sausages made from the finest meats, pick some handmade trinkets for your Christmas tree, or snag some gorgeous wooden toys to fill the stockings for the little ones. Kids can take photos with Santa, or the whole clan can huddle together for a family shot with this stylish Christmas market in the background.

When: Saturday, December 19 & Sunday, 20 (12pm – 8pm)
Where: Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley
How much: Free
Click here for more information.


Carry on shopping! Continue your quest to find the best Christmas gifts for your loved ones and check out our Shopping directory.

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