The temperature has dropped and the decorations are out – that’s right, the Christmas season in Shanghai has started to bloom. In addition to the school winter fairs, save the dates for these upcoming Christmas markets; it's time to enjoy wandering around while hearing the sound of carols, warming up with Glühwein and stocking up on those special gifts.
The 11th Annual Christkindlmarkt @ Paulaner Brauhaus (Expo)
Hosted by BLN Restaurants & Caterings at the Paulaner Brauhaus Expo location, attendees can find festive goods such as Christmas trees, wreaths, ornaments and decoration, select artisanal produce and handicrafts as well as Christmas gifts, holiday greeting cards and accessories. Traditional German foods like sizzling sausages and hot homemade Glühwein are served along with treats like Belgian waffles, sugar roasted almonds, crepes and gingerbread.
Jing’an Christkindlmarkt @ Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar in Jing’an pays homage to their German heritage with their own traditional Christmas market this year. Expect to find plenty of wintery food and drinks like baked apples, chestnuts and Glühwein, as well as beautifully decorated stalls offering a range of Christmas-themed handicrafts, small gifts and even regional specialties from Germany and neighboring countries.
Christmas Commune Market @ K11
The Christmas edition of Commune Market will be hosted at the Sky Garden of K11 Art Mall. As with their regular events, expect to see booths filled with Shanghai-based indie designers, artists and lifestyle labels.
Christmas Market @ Jiashan Market
The longstanding Saturday farmers market will be back with a Christmas theme on December 16. Mix and mingle with your favorite local food vendors and pick up artisanal holiday treats on your way out.