The most wonderful time of the year is approaching and as always there is an abundance of festive markets in Singapore sprinkled all around our little red dot. From the heartland malls to the city centers there is no shortage of festivities upcoming. We at Little Day Out have come up with a list of festive markets in Singapore 2018 that you and your little ones can pop by to visit.
Festive Markets in Singapore 2018
Christmas Wonderland, Gardens By the Bay
One of the most well-known of all Christmas markets in Singapore is Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the bay. An annual affair since 2014, it is the biggest Yuletide fair created to captivate visitors with its combination of light sculptures, magical activities and charming little huts with merchandise, perfect for the little ones. It boasts one of the largest Santa’s Grotto in Asia, along with an outdoor skating rink. Let the children try out the carnival games and kiddy rides while the family awaits the scheduled ‘snow’ fall, it is in our opinion a very heartwarming, instagrammable moment to capture. This year Christmas Wonderland will be held from the 30 November to the 26 December 2018, every day from 4 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are available online.
When: 30 November to 26 December 2018
Christmas Glamour at Fullerton Hotel
Christmas Glamour at Fullerton hotel has also been the word on the street for the past few weeks, we are anticipating a wonderful array of artisanal gifts, gourmet wine and food from over a hundred curated vendors. This festive market in Singapore 2018 showcases many thoughtful quality products by small local businesses. Feeling guilty about spending so much? Not to worry! By supporting this festive market, you are giving back and having a meaningful shopping experience, as part of the proceeds go to Caring for Cambodia. This festive market would be held for only a day, 3 December 2018, 11 am till 7 pm, so mark your calendars!
When: 3 December 2018
Public Garden Christmas Market
If you have always loved pop up markets, you would be very familiar with Public Garden and TGIF Bazaars. This time they are back with a Christmas edition each! Public Garden Christmas Market would be held at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre from 8 to 9 December 2018, 1pm till 7pm. Public Garden’s vendors are known for their quirky beautiful products, and they are definitely one of a kind as products come from independent brands that are not mass manufactured. Public Garden Christmas 2018 would be perfect to do your Christmas shopping! With the wide range of brands there, you can find unexpected treasures fit for every personality, you should be able to tick off at least half of your ’To-Buy’ list just roaming around these festive markets in Singapore.
When: 8 to 9 December 2018
TGIF Christmas Bazaar at KidZania Singapore
KidZania Singapore is having a festive market for the year-end 2018! Perfect for you and your little ones to have a full day out! While they are having fun with the activities that KidZania Singapore has for them, you can spend time browsing for Christmas gifts around KidZania’s City. This festive market in Singapore would be open for the whole of December and boasts over 80 stalls set up all around the ‘city area’ just like a festive market in a little town! How cute is that!
When: 1 to 31 December 2018
Cluny Court Christmas Fair
Cluny Court’s annual Christmas fair is back, taking place over the following weekends – 30 November to the 2 December and 7 to 9 December. This festive market in Singapore promises an eclectic mix of wares and treasures from one-of-a-kind festive traders. Products vary from fresh Christmas Fir and Pine trees, to beautiful gifts for all ages, even children! Nothing says Christmas more than the sound of carols filling the air and they have them! Let the little ones meet Santa Claus in Cluny Court’s very own grotto and snap a memorable family photo. This year Cluny Court is holding their very own children’s workshop to keep the little Ones entertained while you shop. They will engage in meaningful DIY activities such as creating their own Glitter Mindfulness Jar, sew your own monster and Design your Happiest Bag! Let your little one experience the atmosphere of Christmas at this festive market in Singapore.
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When: 30 November to 2 December 2018, 7 to 9 December 2018
Loop’s Christmas Pop Up
Next on the list I personally find exciting, LOOP’s Christmas Pop Up! Loop (the Urban Void Deck Project) is holding a pop-up festive market for the whole month of December 2018! It prides itself on championing for sustainability and craft, while inspiring action and positive change. With all of us starting to become aware of our environment and making eco-friendly choices, this Christmas Loop gives us the opportunity to learn more and shop sustainably! It features vendors that believe in sustainable farming, sustainable fashion or sustainable well-being. Of course, this means that this experience will be completely plastic free so remember to bring a bigger bag to stuff all your goodies you have looted at this festive market. Besides the many brands they offer, there will also be activities and experiences to compliment your shopping experience. This festive market would be held at Esplanade Park over the weekends for the whole of December, you can find more details on their Facebook page.
When: 1 to 31 December 2018
Nordic-Asia Christmas Festival 2018
Ever wanted to experience the Nordic Christmas? This year you can! Nordic Asia Christmas Festival will be held at Millenia Walk this year. Coupled with AR and VR showcases from Finland bound to blow you away with the views, consumers will also be presented with artisanal and bespoke products flown in exclusively from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Estonia. We hear rumors that Santa Claus was flown over from Rovaniemi too! We are certain that you will find many special unique gifts from faraway lands in this festive market. Open for a week from 3 December till 9 December every day, so do pop by to give our Nordic friends a visit.
When: 3 to 9 December 2018
Sustainable Christmas Fair
For the eco-conscious people out there, you might find this interesting as well. The Expat Fairs and Winestone will be holding a Sustainable Christmas Fair at Winestone, Mecure Singapore on Stevens, on 8 December 2018. Gathering small businesses, artisans and social enterprises with a common goal – sustainable living, we can find everything from produce to home decor and even fashion and jewelry. Shop guilt-free and be socially impactful while supporting this festive market. Psst Winestone will also be granting a 25% lunch or dinner voucher for every visitor that dines in on that day! What’s not to love??
When: 8 December 2018
This 2018 festive season, we hope that you have a great time shopping for gifts for your loved ones at the festive markets in Singapore mentioned!