This Christmas we need to be merry and full of joy. Life is crappy enough. Let’s get the cheers going, share joys with loved one’s, family and friends. Merry Christmas and hopefully a much better 2022 year.
THE BIG MARKETS
Daily except Mon & Tue until Dec 26
One of Shanghai’s best and most authentic Christmas markets is back at it’s new location, the Rockbund near the Bund. With over 30 stalls, it’s time to eat your weight in regional specialties from Germany and other countries, and sip Glühwein (mulled wine) while shopping for handicrafts, gifts, and festive baked treats. For kids and big kids, Santa will be coming by on the weekends to grant wishes. This one can get really busy on weekends. Opens: Wednesday – Friday: 4pm – 10pm and Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm. No entrance fee.
Every Sat, Sun until Dec 26
The Paulaner’s 15th annual Christmas market has moved it’s location a few times, from it’s original Fenyang Lu location to the Paulaner in Pudong, and now to it’s new home at the Paulaner Raffles City. It’s on every weekend in December plus on Christmas Eve. Expect a cozy atmosphere, traditional food and drinks, local vendors and plenty of activities for the kids. Free entry to the Christmas Market, opening on Saturday from 11am to 10pm, Sunday from 11am to 9pm, and Christmas Eve from 3pm to 10pm.
SMALLER COMMUNITY MARKETS
Daily until Dec 12
It’s Christmas time in the city and the annual Christmas Commune Market is back, bigger and better this holiday season and full of joyous things. Great neighbourhood market to enjoy with family and friends. On Dec 3-5 and 10-12, join in for good eats, drinks, art, and music. Free entry to all.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
The Christmas edition of the popular Jiashan market will offer an array of scrumptious street foods, baked goods and snacks. Take home the festive mood with evergreen wreaths and wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cookies, gifts for family and friends. Pick up some home accessories to suffuse your home with a Christmas aura. And bring along the KIDS. Grow With Me will captivate them with sensory play and other activities. Kids brands like Caillou and BISOUBEBE are also joining …. and… SANTA will be on hand too!! With live music by Madalitso, you’ll be dreaming of a Jiashan Christmas all month, while sipping away some wine, craft beer and plenty of mulled wine. Dec 4, 11am to 5pm.
Sat Dec 11, 2021
Community Center Shanghai invites you to a Christmas Bazaar at Abbey Road on Dec 11 from 11am to 6pm. Santa will be there from 11am to 2pm as well. There will be many vendors to choose from and admission is completely free.
Sat Dec 4, 2021
Organized by the Alsace Community Association, in collaboration with O.Live Social Hotel, the Alsace Christmas market puts a continental regional spin on a tradtional Christmas market. Enjoy traditional food and pastries, drinks for kids and grown ups, vendors with craft gifts ideas, wine, children clothes, home decor, and art. There will even be a visit from Saint Nick himself! Scan the QR code on the flyer for more info and to register.
And, yes Chinese New Year is juuuust around the corner. Enjoy.