Are you ready to get your shop on? Whether you’re looking to score beautiful handmade home décor or you’re on the hunt for unique gifts and souvenirs made in Asia that you can send to friends and family back home, ‘tis the season for holiday fairs in Singapore!
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#1 The Pantry
Pop on down to the monthly Farmers’ Market at Loewen Gardens during the first weekends in November and December to discover a wide range of delicious food (and non-food!) items. You’ll find yummy organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, pasta, wine, olive oil, meat, and jams to create the finest spreads for your holiday tables, along with lots of lovely gift baskets and hampers that are ideal for family and friends. Meanwhile, the kiddos can keep occupied with face-painting and the on-site playground and trampoline, and the whole family can grab a sweet treat, coffee or even lunch at the Pantry Social Enterprise Café.
When: 3 December, 9am – 2pm
Where: The Pantry, 75 Loewen Road, Singapore 248845
Get up to 60% OFF retail brands with this cool new concept that brings together kids’ fashion, homewares, essential oils and fine wines in a convivial atmosphere where mamas can wine and dine with their friends while getting their shop on. Featuring nine cool Singapore boutique brands—including Embrace Jewelery, The Wyld Shop, Asia Lifestyle Concepts and more—Pop Up on the Hill also offers drinks deals (SGD35 for free-flow Pimm’s, anyone?) and exclusive food discounts in case your partner in crime and/or kids want to grab some grub while you’re snagging deals. There’s also a play dough sessions for kids offered by Essential Droppers.
When: Saturday, 12 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Tin Hill Social, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
Head to one of the prettiest spots in Singapore to get your fill of children’s toys, fitness apparel, jewelry, and women’s and children’s fashion. Following on the success of last year’s first annual holiday fair, this year’s two-day event will be even bigger and better. On Saturday the 19th kiddos will even get the chance to test out balance bikes in Tanderra’s lovely outdoor piazza!
When: Friday, 18 November – Saturday, 19 November, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where: Tanderra, 73 Loewen Road, #01-21, Singapore 248843
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay’s third edition returns twice the size and bigger than ever. Apart from the classic Luminarie, Ice Palace skating rink and carnival games at The Fairground, new additions include the Hi-5 Funtastic House, brand new carnival rides, a stellar line up of local acts every weekend and a chance to meet Santa! The European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove will feature fab Christmas gifts to bring home for your loved ones along with yummy holiday-themed cuisine from around the world.
When: Friday, 2 December 2016 – Sunday, 1 January 2017, 3:30pm – 11pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay
How much: SGD4 per ticket. Get yours here.
Enjoy gourmet food, wine and cheese while you browse from over 80 vendors with an unparalleled selection of beautiful and unique wares. Give Santa a hand and be sure to purchase some stunning Christmas gifts for family and friends to put under the tree. With over SGD4,500 lucky draw prizes you might even score yourself an early gift yourself.
When: Tuesday, 6 December – Wednesday, 7 December, 10am – 6pm
Where: Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753
Silk is a lovely Asian-inspired gift idea for family and friends back home and the Tabitha Foundation Silk Fair stocks the finest hand-sewn Cambodian threads, such as silk accessories, scarves, ornaments and home decor! As with last year’s fair, all proceeds benefitting the Tabitha Foundation will go towards the development of schools, education and health care for families in need in Cambodia.
When: Wednesday, 16 November – Thursday, 17 November, Wednesday, 30 November, Thursday, 8 December – Friday, 9 December
Where: Multiple locations. All the deets are on their Facebook page.
Happy holidays indeed.
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