The Big Markets
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. Open every weekend Friday's, Saturday and Sunday from the 10th of December untik the 26th of December. Entrance at the door is 30rmb and Pre-sale is 20rmb Friday's and weekends. Monday to Thursday the market is closed.
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 (back to Puxi thank God!). It's on every weekend in December plus on Christmas Eve. Expect a cozy atmosphere where part of the Market is outdoors, and another part will be hosted indoors. 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
[This market has been cancelled] The Christmas Commune Market is back. If you're around Yongping lane, this is a great neighbourhood market to enjoy with family and friends. Mulled wine, candle makers, and food vendors of course all on display for two weekends only! Dec 3-5 and 10-12, join in for good eats, drinks, art, and music. Free entry to all.
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.
Community Center Shanghai invites you to a Christmas Bazaar at Abbey Road on Dec 18 from 11am to 4pm. Santa will be there from 11am to 1pm as well. There will be many vendors to choose from and admission is completely free. *Santa is busy, this event was originally scheduled on Dec 11 and is postponed to Dec 18.
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.