The holiday season is upon us, and you may soon be on the hunt for a gift to show your affection to (or impress) your loved ones and friends. Every year, plenty of seasonal fairs and markets pop up around the city showcasing small businesses and limited-edition products that could make for unique, thoughtful Christmas gifts. Check back as Christmas Day nears — this guide will be updated as event details are released.
Prestige Christmas & Lifestyle Gift Fairs Hong Kong 2023 — November 29 & December 12
Prestige Fairs’ popular Christmas market is back to provide holiday gifting solutions to Hongkongers with its eclectic offerings from more than 250 small businesses and artisans from around the world. The two-day event will take place from 10am-8pm at the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad hotel, which is spread across 11,500 square feet.
When: November 29 & December 12, 2023
City Kids Christmas Fair — November 25
This free event in Mid-Levels has Christmas arts and crafts, a homemade bake sale, bouncy castle, face painting, games, prizes and more. Grab a coffee or something from the barbecue to enjoy while you peruse the Christmas market and stock up on beautiful gifts from some of Hong Kong’s favourite small retailers.
When: November 25, 2023, 10.30am-3pm
Christmas House Market — November 25-26
If you’re looking for a curated selection of some of Hong Kong’s best local brands, head to Level 6 of The Upper House, where The Tea Room and the Lawn will host the hotel’s Christmas House Market. Browse through children’s gifts, jewellery, clothing, boutique gourmet offerings, and artisanal lifestyle products.
When: November 25 & 26, 2023, 11am-6pm
Christmas Sunday Market at Discovery Bay — November 26, December 10 & 17, December 24-26
More than 100 booths run by local vendors will have Christmas food, handmade goods, clothing, and household items. A cappella music and dance performances will add to the festive atmosphere. There will also be a special Charity Market from December 24-26.
When: November 30-December 3, December 8-10, 2023, 11am-6pm
White Christmas Street Fair 2023 — November 30-December 3, December 8-10
This popular event will be held across two weekends for the first time, and this year the theme is ‘Chocoland’. The venue, Tong Chong Street, will be transformed into a massive chocolate shop with choco attractions and photo spots, choco-inspired treats, shopping booths, carnival games, and live performances.
When: November 30-December 3, December 8-10, 2023, 12pm-7pm
Swedish Winter 2023 — December 1 & 2
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, supported by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, is hosting this year’s Swedish Winter at Lee Tung Avenue. Enjoy a traditional Nordic winter Christmas market with Santa Claus, a gingerbread decoration workshop, a gift-wrapping workshop and Christmas shopping.
When: December 1-2, 2023, 12pm-7pm
Over 20 local social enterprises will showcase thoughtfully crafted seasonal products and fun experiences. The event will bring together people from all walks of life while focusing on sustainable development and sharing the joy of the festive season with those in need in the community.
When: December 1-2, 2023, 12pm-7.30pm
LUMP Christmas Ceramic Market — December 1-3
Hong Kong’s premier market for handmade pottery and ceramics is back after a five-year hiatus, with the works of more than 60 ceramic artists and makers, who will showcase functional tableware, jewellery, vases, accessories, artworks, and more. The event is free to enter and will have fun demos for visitors.
When: December 1 (6pm-9pm), December 2-3 (12pm-7pm), 2023
K11 MUSEA Christmas Village Pop-up — December 2-January 1
As part of its Christmas Palace celebrations, K11 Musea will host its Christmas Village Pop-up, at which visitors can indulge in year-end retail therapy. The event — which will take place every weekend from December 2 until January 1 — will feature more than 50 brands that will sell artisanal jewellery to food and drink, lifestyle items, and more.
When: December 2, 2023-January 1, 2024
CHKC Christmas Car Boot Market — December 8-31
China Hong Kong City is organising its first Christmas car boot market at Dolphin Square. Vendors will bring their cars to the venue and sell pre-loved furniture, clothing, furniture, houseware, toys, and vintage treasures from them. The market will have food stalls, game booths, and an outdoor snow show on December 24, 25 and 31.
When: December 8-10, 16, 17, 23-26, 30 & 31, 2023, 5pm-10pm
Party on the Pitch 2023 — December 9
This bazaar organised by the Hong Kong Football Club will have more than 60 booths selling Christmas gifts and décor, sports gear, homeware, food, wine, arts, and crafts. The ticketed members-only event on the club’s main pitch will also have live performances, Santa photo ops, face-painting, and game booths.
When: December 9, 2023, 12pm-7pm
Chillmas by the Sea at Stanley — December 9-26
Stanley Plaza will transform into a beachy wonderland with an Australian-style Christmas extravaganza for three consecutive weekends in December. The Murray House will feature over 150 stalls, showcasing everything from popular brands to local labels and festive treats. Visitors can check out the market’s game booths and photo spots with an Aussie touch.
When: December 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23-26, 2023
The Murray Christmas Market — December 15-17
Over the course of three days, the Cotton Tree Terrace at The Murray will take on a marketplace avatar, where shoppers can choose the perfect Christmas gifts and goodies. Take your pick from French gourmet, baked goods and wines, festive decorations, pottery art and customised jewellery.
When: December 15-17, 2023, 12pm-7pm
Hong Kong WinterFest Market
West Kowloon Cultural District will host its first-ever open-air 10-day Christmas Market at the Great Lawn, Art Park. The market will feature 25 speciality stalls, creative F&B, live performances and festive pets’ delights. The dates and opening hours of the market have not yet been announced.
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