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Holiday Bazaars You Need to Visit This Festive Season

By Sophie Pettit 2 November 2016
Whoever says Christmas shopping is stressful has clearly never discovered the joys of Hong Kong's holiday bazaars. Stocking up on treats for your nearest and dearest need not be a mission when you can take your pick of one of these festive markets and calmly tick off everyone on your list - with a mulled wine and mince pie in hand of course! Enjoy!

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Localiiz Online Holiday Bazaar

Forget crowded shops, long queues, and heavy bags – this year you can tick off your Christmas list from the comfort of your sofa with the Localiiz Online Holiday Bazaar. We’ve handpicked 30 of Hong Kong’s finest stores and services, including Patinova jewellery, Colonial Hong Kong prints, and Perfecto Premium Italian Coffee, so all you have to do is click! Happy shopping!

Discovery Bay Sunday Markets: Holiday Season

For unique gifts with the charm of local, handmade production, the trio of Holiday Season markets in Discovery Bay is the place to go. Over 150 local craftspeople will gather in the main plaza, showcasing everything from fine jewellery to cool ceramics, and vintage clothing to pet treats - furry friends deserve a full stocking too after all. Plus, if you dine at one of the participating D'Deck restaurants after your shopping spree, you'll be treated to a free ferry ride home. When: November 13, 27, and December 11, (11am - 6pm) Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau How much: Free Click here for more information

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Shopping Hong Kong Presents: Holiday Bazaars 2016

[su_note note_color="#eeeeee"]We're being treated to two instalments of the Shopping Hong Kong Holiday Bazaars this year. Hitting the perfect balance between pricey designer stores and low quality market fare, these are events you need to dot in your diary right now. In addition to fine foods and jewellery, make sure you check out the offerings of the Art Futures Group, Silk Road Desire, and Auspicious Times Books. And to make things even easier, credit cards are accepted at both events. Just remember to RSVP your spot for The American Club bazaar on November 15.

When: The American Club Vista Ballroom, November 15, (10am - 6pm) Fringe Club, December 1 - 2, (12 noon - 7pm) Where: The American Club Vista Ballroom, 28 Tai Tam Road, Tai Tam Fringe Club, Anita Chan Lai Gallery, G/F, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central How much: The American Club Vista Ballroom, Free, (RSVP [email protected]) Fringe Club, Free Click here for more information[/su_note]

Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

Not only is this charity bazaar perfect for sourcing gifts, it's also a one-stop shop for transforming your house into a Scandinavian-style grotto. Get involved with the tombola and lucky draw, taste traditional Danish goods, and receive a free goodie bag if you're one of the first 900 guests through the door! When: November 19, (10am - 5pm) Where: Mariners Club, 3/F, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: $50 Check out the Facebook event page

City Kids Fundraising Christmas Fair

Rumour has it the big man himself will be attending the City Kids Fundraising Christmas Fair. That's right, in addition to a tempting bake sale, Christmas crafts, and cute gifts for little ones, this is the place to go for a photo with Santa! Join the queue.

When: November 19, (10.30am - 4pm) Where: 12 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels How much: Free Click here for more information

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Prestige Fairs

[su_note note_color="#eeeeee"]The glamorous Conrad Hong Kong hotel is the location of this four-part series of fairs and bazaars. Expect hundreds of vendors selling everything from homeware, toys, bags, clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery, and charity tables too. Hey, this might actually be the year you complete your Christmas shopping in one fell swoop! Why not head to the Garden Café or the Lobby Lounge and treat yourself to a celebratory lunch or dinner? With a special 15% discount for Prestige shoppers, why not? Cheers!  When: Gift and Lifestyle Fair, November 21, (10am - 8pm) Pre-Christmas Gift Parade, November 29, (10am - 8pm) Christmas Showcase, December 8, (10am - 8pm) Christmas Gift Festival, December 14, (10am - 8pm) Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty How much: Free Click here for more information[/su_note]

Flawless Christmas Fair

A spot of retail therapy on a Tuesday? Count us in. Enjoy pampering, promotions, and mulled wine at the Flawless Christmas Fair, and browse the chocolate, handbags, makeup, and more which will be on show throughout the evening. When: November 22, (4pm - 10pm) Where: 4/F, Sea Bird House, 22 - 28 Wyndham Street, Central How much: Free

DSTS and Kee Club 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Showcasing a popular selection of Hong Kong brands, this year marks the 8th edition of DSTS and Kee Club's collaborative holiday bazaar. Shop til' you drop in the swanky setting, and then refuel on free-flow dim sum and mince pies before ticking some more gifts off your list. Plus, this year there will be a Luxury Charity Bake Sale offering sweet treats from the city's top patisseries and bakeries, with all proceeds going to charity. Delicious!

When: November 23, (11am - 8pm) Where: KEE Club, 32 Wellington Street, Central How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page 

GSIS Christmas Bazaar

This is a smaller fair, organised by German Swiss International School (GSIS) with, unsurprisingly, a focus on German Swiss goods. Expect regional delicacies such as Raclette, pretzels, and glühwein, and a few specialty stores selling German Christmas foods, advent wreaths, and more. There will also be entertainment courtesy of the GSIS Big Band, and a Games Alley for little ones with over 30 game stalls. When: November 26, (10am – 4pm) Where: Peak Campus, 22 Guildford Road, The Peak (shuttle buses from Central) How much: Free

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Hullett House Christmas Market

Get in the festive spirit at Kowloon's merriest marketplace in Hullett House. This year the grand, colonial venue is getting a Nordic makeover - minus the freezing temperatures of course. Traditional decorations, Belgian waffles, hand-crafted gifts, and fashionable clothing ranges are just the start of the story. Wander through the Santa Claus Village and post your wish list to Father Christmas via the Hullett House Christmas Post Office. You might even bump into Santa himself so keep your eyes peeled! When: December 2, (5pm - 11pm); December 3, (12 noon - 11pm); December 4, (12 noon - 9pm) Where: 50 Pigeons Courtyard, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page

Bradbury School Winter Night Market

Local vendors are the stars of the show at the Bradbury School Winter Night Market. In addition to the usual market fare, such as books, food, and musical entertainment, this event boasts a silent auction. There's no parking at the venue, so make your way there via the regular shuttle buses from Central and The Cricket Club. When: December 2, (5.30pm - 8.30pm) Where: 43C Stubbs Road, How much: $30 per person; $100 per family (plus a Bradbury School shopping bag) Check out the Facebook event page

The Butchers Club Christmas Shopping Market & Long Lunch

Fill your boots with delicious Christmas treats and festive gifts atop The Butchers' Club spacious rooftop at the festive Long Lunch. With more stalls than ever before, more delicious food, more entertainment - including lawn games, arts and crafts, and face painting - and competitive ticket prices, you'll feel like all your Christmases have come at once. Plus those who fancy a festive tipple can add on an additional $200 for free-flow bubbly, wine, and beer. When: December 3, (12 noon - 4pm) Where: The Butchers Club, 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen How much: $250 Check out the Facebook event page

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Italian Day

Italian Day at Sandy Bay

Now into its third decade of charity markets, Italian Day at Sandy Bay is well worth reserving a slot in your diary for. This sociable day out is all about bellissimo gifts (keep your eyes peeled for discounted designer gear), delicious food, and getting to know the Italian community -  and all for a good cause, with over $1 million donated to charity last year! Just remember to take your own shopping bags.

When: December 3, (10am - 5pm) Where: The Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pok Fu Lam How much: $20 Check out the Facebook event page

 Sai Kung Christmas Market

For a spot of rustic gift hunting, take a trip to the Sai Kung Christmas Market and browse to the sound of the Sai Kung Choir. Over 70 vendors will be displaying products such as organic food, jewellery, wine, home decor, books, and even puppies! That's right, if you've got a soft spot for furry friends then you might end up coming home with more than just a jar of chutney, as local rescue shelter Catherine's Puppies will be attending with a host of rescued pooches in tow. When: December 4, (11am - 5pm) Where: 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung How much: Free Check out the Facebook event page

 WIFA Presents: The Annual Holiday Bazaar

Gathering together local businesses, artisans, and designers, The Annual Holiday Bazaar is the perfect chance to pick up something really unique this Christmas. In addition to scarves, homeware, experience gifts, and jewellery stalls, there will also be lots of exciting raffle prizes to be won, and traditional treats on offer too. When: December 7, (6.30pm - 9pm) Where: Clifford Chance, 27/F, Jardine House, Central How much: Free Click here for more information

Bounce Limit Rebounding Hong Kong Wellness 360 Health Fair

Wellness 360 Christmas Fair

A haven for gym bunnies, yogis, and clean eaters, the Wellness 360 Christmas Fair is the place to tick all your health-loving pals off your gift list. Guilt-free Christmas treats and exciting workout sessions are just the start of the story - hey, these days it really is possible to make it through the festive period without resembling a turkey! When: December 11, (10am - 7pm) Where: Lee Garden One, Causeway Bay How much: Free Click here for more information

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Hong Kong Food Festival

Okay, so the Hong Kong Food Festival (HKFF) is cutting it really fine. But for last minute shoppers on the hunt for a tasty gift, the 14th edition of the ever popular HKFF, which opens on Christmas Eve, could be a life saver. Jam for granny, tea for your sensible friends, and wine for those who love to party - it's a one-stop shop to festive success. When: December 24 - 27, (10am - 9pm); December 28, (10am - 7pm) Where: Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai How much: $10 - $17 Click here for more information

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Sophie Pettit


Sophie is always on the lookout for a great story and her next big adventure and loves nothing more than discovering the city’s hidden gems—and most delicious cocktails. When she’s not exploring new places, she’s off travelling and ticking countries off her bucket list.