Get into the Yuletide spirit with a shopping spree at Christmas markets in Singapore!
The most wonderful time of the year is coming real soon and what’s a little Christmas tradition without some good old shopping? Channel the festive season’s generosity and gift yourself (and loved ones) a treat with some retail therapy. From special crafts by local designers and artisans to unique items that’ll please even that gift grouch, you’ll find all you need in our Honeycombers guide to Christmas markets in Singapore.
Best Christmas 2021 markets in Singapore
1. Mistletoe Alley Market at Christmas Wonderland
3 Dec – 2 Jan 2022
Our favourite attraction at Gardens by the Bay is back! Aside from magical light displays, carnival games, carousel rides and a photo op with Santa himself, take a stroll along the Mistletoe Alley Market for some Christmas shopping. Browse a selection of premium chocolates, teas, toys, skincare and fragrances at the European-style Christmas market.
Mistletoe Alley Market, Christmas Wonderland, 6.30pm-10.30pm, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
2. Universal Studios Singapore Festive Market
2 Dec – 2 Jan 2022
Universal Studios Singapore is launching its first-ever festive market. Shop IG-famous retail picks and F&B delights from local brands like Le Matin Patisserie, Indocin, Century Bakkwa, Restaurant Salt, CocoBoss thegreyspace.co and Celeboons. We can already imagine the day – after enjoying the thrilling rides and meeting your fave characters at the park, make your way to the festive market to get your Christmas shopping fix. Get your hands on Celebloons’ personalised acrylic bauble-shaped hanging Christmas ornament or fuel up with fluffy Kouign Amann from Le Matin Patisserie.
Universal Studios Singapore Festive Market, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
3. Chinatown Christmas Market
19 – 20 Dec & 26 – 27 Dec
Ever wondered what Chinatown looks like during Christmas? Experience it for yourself on selected dates in December. Details are yet to be announced but expect fun workshops and a whole lotta shopping!
Chinatown Christmas Market, 10am-8pm, Pagoda Street and Sago Street, Singapore 059962
4. H&M Home Holiday collection pop-up
Until 26 Dec
The pop-up brings us two moods for Christmas – it’s an elegant take on a minimalist approach so think natural whites, warm textiles, light ceramics and accents of bright dusty green. Traditionalists will enjoy the classy and cosy ornamental look with a natural and rustic feel. Decorate your home with candles, seasonal scents, Christmas-themed cushions, cool ornaments and more.
H&M Home Holiday collection pop-up, 10am-10pm, Orchard Building, 1 Grange Road, Singapore 239693
5. foodpanda shops
Have a fuss-free festive prep with foodpanda shops. It’s brimming with all the essentials you’ll need – over 4,000 shops for electronics, health and beauty, alcohol, local grocers, mother and baby plus loads more. Make Christmas gift shopping a breeze by purchasing sought-after gifts from brands like Philips, Xiaomi, Lush and Miniso.
Look out for the Christmas Market sale from 1 to 12 December to enjoy up to a 30% off storewide discount on participating merchants including Cocoa Tree, Food Folks, The Ice Cream Store, Irvins and House. Use the promo code, “HOHOSHP” for an additional 20% off $40 on foodpanda shops (discount is capped at $12). Valid from 13 to 31 December.
foodpanda, download the app, tap on the “shops” icon
6. Art Nooq Christmas pop-up
10 – 12 Dec & 17 – 19 Dec
Here’s a cool Christmas pop-up in Chinatown that’s all about art and design. The free-to-enter festive market features over 20 local labels and artisan makers displaying wares like jewellery, scented candles, succulents, homeware, handmade crafts and loads more. Head over to pick up a gift or two!
Art Nooq Christmas pop-up, Fri 3pm – 9.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 9.30pm, #01-58, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, Singapore 168976
7. Flipping Creative Collective Holiday Fair
10 & 11 Dec
Have a flipping amazing Christmas at this fair where female-led small businesses come together to provide you with all your gifting needs. Vendors include well-known indie labels like Ginger Lily, Kawah Coffee, The Lampshade House, Escential the Body Tonic, Knotty By Nature, Bowerbird Ceramics and Pink Skies, just to name a few. Once you’ve settled your shopping, bring your receipt over to the Camden Restaurant & Bar to enjoy a member’s pricing.
Flipping Creative Collective Holiday Fair, 9am-4pm, Hollandse Club, 2 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
8. The Christmas Shop at Tangs
Until 27 Dec
Tangs at Tang Plaza is sleighing it by supporting homegrown brands this holiday season. Aside from showcasing 65 local labels for skincare, fashion, home decor and other festive gift ideas, we’re going all googly eyes for its trim shop. Enter the wonderland for myriad artisan ornaments, festive decor, party essentials and gifts by The Art Faculty, a social enterprise that celebrates the work of people with autism and related challenges.
The Christmas Shop, Level 4, Tangs at Tang Plaza till 26 Dec; Level 1, Tangs VivoCity till 27 Dec
9. I’mable Gift Market
26 Nov – 31 Dec
Fairmarch, a marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible products, presents a gift market that gives back. Shop socially conscious brands and meaningful gifts handmade with love by people with disabilities. Good news, it’s going to be a month-long affair!
I’mable Gift Market, available online
10. Underground Market No.14 x Co. Christmas Special
Discover over 20 indie brands at the Underground Market Christmas Special. Grab amazing fashion steals, chic accessories, unique crafted goods and lush plants. Talk about thoughtful gifts! Just remember to bring your own bags.
Underground Market No.14 x Co. Christmas Special, 11am-6pm, Co. @ Duxton, #02-00, 99 Duxton Road, Singapore 089543
We’ll keep you posted on more upcoming Christmas markets in Singapore. In the meantime, save the date for these retail extravaganzas.
Markets you missed
Crane Christmas Fair: Shopping and Food
4 & 5 Dec
Spread the festive cheer by shopping local! Hop over to the Crane Club for its Christmas Fair that supports small home businesses. Take your pick from over 30 indie labels including Glory&Po for kids’ gift ideas, Moggoji and Re:erth for bath and beauty goodies, The Jungle Emporium and Lamkai for accessories and home decor, Rawbought and Bea Style Curators for fashion, and The Whole Kitchen and Amrta Chocolates for treats to nibble on. Stay for tarot card readings, and don’t forget to take home caricature artworks.
Crane Christmas Fair: Shopping and Food, 11am-7pm, #01-06, 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239351
The Christmas Atelier 2021
3 – 5 Dec
Ring in the holidays at Bynd Artisan as the brand gathers some of Singapore’s favourite indie brands and artisans under one roof! This year’s theme for the annual holiday bazaar is “Glitz and Glamour” so expect speckles of shiny and sparkly goodies. The brand will also curate five special hampers and a collection of thoughtful gifts that’ll make great personalised gift ideas.
The Christmas Atelier 2021, 3-4 Dec, 10am-7pm; 5 Dec, 10am-6pm; The Atelier & Co., Level 8, Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159919