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Five Weekend Markets That Probably Won't Suck (Too Bad)

By Nov 27, 2015 Activities


Doc Guthrie's Barber Shop and The Movember Foundation's Sunday market looks good, mostly because of the location -- a big Hongqiao garage filled with classic cars and motorcycles. They'll have food from Pie Society, Lomito, Mr Waffle, Ruijin Cajun and Little Catch, and drinks by Jameson, Westwood Ales, Craft Republic, and Tailor Bar. A couple bands are throwing down, including a new project by Adam from Friend or Foe, George from The Horde, and Fabian from the Fever Machine. Sacco's DJing and selling vinyl, too. The suggested 30rmb donation includes a shot of Jameson, and proceeds go to the Movember Foundation. Goes from 2-8pm.

On Saturday, new-ish Jing'an bar District is doing a "low key pop up". They've got vintage clothes, handcrafts, and mulled wine, and happy hour prices from 3-8pm. Apparently someone who used to do desserts at Momofuku is selling some baked goods.

Christmas starts now. There's a huge German Medieval Christmas market opening today and running for a full month with vendors and organizers dressed in costumes as merchants, knights, and villagers. Hours this weekend are 5-10pm on Friday, and 11am-10pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday tickets are 50rmb, weekends are 70rmb.

Over at the Piazza of the Jing'an Kerry Center, they're erecting a 16-meter tall Christmas tree for their Christmas market, which runs until Jan 3. No cover. Runs from 10am-10pm on the weekends, and 12-8pm on weekdays.

The Pearl has a French Christmas market this Saturday and Sunday. They'll have over 40 vendors pushing their French wares like hot wine, foie gras, and waffles. Santa is available for meet and greets, and there's some live music and entertainment. Runs 12-10pm on Saturday and Sunday; tix are 20rmb at the door and free for kids under five.

Be sure to check back next week for our feature article on Christmas markets. Looking ahead, you've got KTGA's big jam next weekend.



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