Southside’s guide to Christmas markets and fairs

The Christmas countdown has begun! To make your Christmas shopping easier, we’ve rounded up the city’s best Christmas markets – let the shopping spree begin!

NOV 13-14
The Feel Good Fair

Resurrection Church at Pak Sha Wan brings the second iteration of its ethical shopping event. This will be an opportunity to browse carefully selected, ethically sourced and sustainable products from local vendors who are passionate about helping others and preserving the planet. Funds raised will go to the Resurrection Church Mission Fund, which supports Inner City Ministries, Christian Action’s programme in Qinghai, and Hope House Cambodia.

Free admission, 6:30-9pm on November 13 and 10am-2pm on November 14. Resurrection Church, Pak Sha Wan Centre.


NOV 15 – DEC 10
Prestige Christmas Showcase at the Conrad

The Conrad Hotel’s Grand Ballroom will house over 350 pop-up stalls and brands from around the world to solve your gift-buying woes. If you prefer a more opulent environment to street fairs, this is for you. Browse the best of fashion, gourmet food, homeware, children’s products and more within the luxury of the Conrad. The participating companies will be different for each event.

The Gift and Lifestyle Fair will be on November 15, Pre-Christmas Gift Parade on November 27, Christmas Gift Showcase on December 2, and Christmas Gift Festival on December 10. Shoppers will be eligible for a 15 per cent VIP Prestige Shopper Discount when dining at the Garden Café or Lobby Lounge.

Free admission, 10am-6pm or 8pm. Visit prestigefairs.hk for more details and a full list of vendors. Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway.


NOV 18
Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

Give your seasonal festivities a Danish and Swedish touch with Dansk Sømandskirke Hong Kong’s bazaar. Find Danish brands such as Skagen and Bestseller, plus Scandinavian snacks galore including æbleskiver, smørrebrød and hotdogs, as well as a children’s tombola and Christmas lucky draw. Further unwind with live music and drinks by the pool. Tickets are $50 at the door. 10am-5pm. Mariners’ Club, 3/F, 11 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.


NOV 18
City Kids Christmas Fair

Non-profit playgroup and and preschool City Kids once again brings us its annual Christmas fair. Among other attractions, there will a bouncy castle, cookie decorating sessions, shopping stalls, a bake sale, and a BBQ sausage sizzle. We are told Santa will also pop in for a photo opportunity.

10:30am-4pm, free admission. City Kids School, 12 Borrett Road, Mid-levels.


NOV 24-DEC 2
White Christmas Street Fair

Themed ‘Rediscover the Wonder of X’mas’, Swire Properties brings us festive shopping, food and drinks, DIY workshops, and live entertainment. Last year’s event boasted 36 performance units and around 30 shopping booths, brought to life by 150 community ambassador volunteers. Look out for this season’s mascot, a gingerbread man. The fair will be in Starstreet Precinct in Wan Chai from November 24 to 26, and then in Tong Chong Street, Taikoo Place, from November 30 to December 2. Visit facebook.com/SwireXmasFair for updates.


NOV 25
Highgate House School Advent Fair

The whole school will be opened up for seasonal festivities including fair games, seasonal crafts, face painting, breadmaking sessions, a bake sale, and raffle prizes to be won. There will be a food buffet via donation prepared by parents and teachers as well as a burger BBQ on the terrace. 

The event will also serve as an open day for attendees to visit the school grounds. Admission is free; RSVP at eventbrite.hk for tickets.

10am-2:30pm. Highgate House School, 100 Peak Road.


NOV 25
Fairchild Christmas Market

This Christmas market will also serve as an open house event for families to view Fairchild. There will be at least 10 stalls selling various gifts and trinkets such as organic oils, bilingual books, toys, and clothing for a wide range of ages. Vendor table fees and any donations will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.

2pm-6pm. G/F and 1/F, Kong Chian Tower, Block 1, 351 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun.


NOV 26
Repulse Bay Christmas Fair

One of Hong Kong’s festive favourites, Repulse Bay’s annual Christmas Fair is a treasure trove of Christmas decorations, children’s items, paintings, home accessories, and gift series for sale. There will also be lots of children-friendly activities to keep the littles ones entertained.

Visit therepulsebay.com for more details. 109 Repulse Bay Road.


DEC 1
Discovery Montessori Academy Bazaar

Enjoy Christmas plays and musicals presented by the kindergarten and elementary classes as well as Christmas carols from the school choir. There are also going to be activities such as a Santa’s Grotto, Rumple Show, bauble decorating and a raffle. The bazaar will include food and beverage stands and stalls selling crafts, books, candles and Christmas fruits among others.

9am-1pm. 92 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay North.


DEC 2
St Stephen’s Chapel Christmas Fête

St Stephen’s describes it as ‘a traditional English summer fête with a Christmas twist and a Chinese flavour’. Held on the school playing field, spend a day amongst the games stalls, marching bands, bouncy castle, acrobats, and Chinese lion dancers. Santa himself will make a grand entrance via helicopter at 12:30pm. Funds raised goes to charities supported by St Stephen’s.

$20 adult entrance fee, children go free, 11am-4:30pm. Sports Ground, St Stephen’s College, Stanley. Visit ststephen.org.hk for more information.


DEC 2
GSIS Christmas Bazaar

Enjoy a taste of authentic German-Swiss festive celebrations at GSIS. There will be games, a Santa’s grotto, booths selling ornamental wreaths and more, as well as plenty of traditional food such as raclette and Stollen. There will be no parking available, but the school will be providing free shuttle bus services to and fro Central, Pok Fu Lam, and Southside.

10am-4pm. German Swiss International School, 11 Guildford Road, The Peak.


DEC 2
Il Mercatino Charity Fair

The Italian Women’s Association will present a charity fair to be held in Pok Fu Lam. Expect to find Italian food and wine, branded clothes, toys and accessories, sportswear, as well as an Italian gourmet corner. There will be an entrance fee of $20 and in order to stay green, attendees are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags.

Funds raised will help projects at the pediatric The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road. There are no parking spaces available onsite; utilise either public transport or Cyberport’s carpark.


DEC 2
FIS Christmas Fair

Held at French International School’s Jardine’s Lookout campus, there’s something for everyone, including Christmas shopping, lucky draw games, and refreshment stalls. There will also be lots of homemade cakes on offer at the famous Café Jardine, as well as other surprises.

10am-5pm. Visit fis.edu.hk for more details. FIS Primary School campus, 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout.


DEC 3
Sai Kung Sunday Market: Christmas Edition

Support your regional small farmers, businesses and artisans as you browse local produce in Sai Kung’s regular sunday market with a festive twist. The full catalog of products are available to also purchase on saikungmarkets.com.

11am-5pm. Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung.


DEC 3
Christmas Southside Market and Long Lunch

The Butchers Club Secret Kitchen is hosting its yearly holiday shopping and long lunch. Menu and entertainment are yet to be confirmed at time of print, but last year’s event included a holiday raffle, an ugly sweater contest, lawn games, live music, and lots of vendors spread across two floors.

Guests past the age of 4 need to purchase all-you-can-eat tickets for $250, with an optional add-on for free flow wine or beer at $200 online or $250 at the door.

Noon-4pm. Enter through 16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen. Visit thebutchers.club more updates and more details.


DEC 9
SISHK Xmas Fair

Expect a vibrant bazaar with 44 retail stalls, various food and beverage stands, games stalls with prizes to be won, and a flea market. Visitors are to buy cash coupons for use at activities, but vendors at the trading stalls will also accept cash payments. There is no admission charge.

10am-4pm. Singapore International School Hong Kong primary school campus, 23 Nam Long Shan Road, Wong Chuk Hang.


DEC 9-17
Stanley Plaza White Finnish Christmas Market

For two consecutive weekends starting December 9, Stanley Plaza will be transformed into an authentic Finnish market inspired by the St. Thomas Christmas Market, one of the oldest of its kind in Finland. Over 80 festive white timber-framed stalls will be selling a wide range of crafts, accessories, themed decorations, and kids items.

An iconic Glass Dining Dome will be featured, and traditional Finnish food and mulled wine will be available. There will also be an interactive zone where guests can watch an aurora VR show in an igloo and experience a Finnish jacuzzi. Performances include Santa Lucia, Finnish folk dance, Christmas carolling, and a Nativity play.

There will be free shuttle buses from Ocean Park MTR, Shau Kei Wan and Aberdeen on the event days.

12 noon-8pm. Stanley Plaza Amphitheatre & Public Open Space.

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