Over the weekend of Dec 8-9, we hosted our 2018 Christmas Shindig at Shanghai Archwalk. The event coincided with the first snow of the year in Shanghai, and many families braved the cold outside to join our merry fair.
Here’s a look back at the event highlights.
Greetings from Santa
We had the fortune to receive many jolly faces over the weekened, and hiding amongst our guests is Santa himself! He took some time out to take photos with kids - and even hopped on a miniature train for a ride around the shopping mall.
He even went on a miniature train ride to meet kids and families around the mall
Our event was backed by a number of vendors selling food, drinks, cosmetic products and more seasonal goodies. In the spirit of Christmas, many vendors decorated their booths with tinsels, baubles and festive wreaths. Visitors wandered around the market for gift ideas and warming drinks.
Vendors adorned their shopfronts with Christmassy baubles, wreaths and fairy lights
Many warmed up over Crimson Pangolin's 'Warm Crimson' at the event
Lu Ming Tang brought their festive editions of cosmetic products to the fair
Jiahui International Hospital's festive booth at our Christmas Shindig
Waxy Sud and their natural soaps and candles handmade using materials from Canada and Thailand
iMandarin with their traditional Chinese stationery and souvenirs
Entertaining performances and games
Throughout the weekend, we also welcomed local bands from all over Shanghai to light up the center stage. Among those who performed are Emma Music Family, Predestined, Liaoyuan International School, iStage Academy, and Team Wang. Between shows, children enjoyed playing aim games and accolading rewards from the vendors and Santa himself.
Lovely Christmas carol by the singers at Emma Music Family
A solo piano recital by this young talent from Emma Music Family
Wonderful singers from iStage
Audience participated throughout the musical performances
Band performance by students from Liaoyuan International School
Spanish and English carol performed by Predestined
Visitors enjoyed the carols and musical performances
Children also enjoyed playing aim games and winning prizes
As well as taking photo with our adorable elephant mascot
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and all the families who joined us at our Christmas Shindig. See you in 2019!
[All images via That's Shanghai]
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