Shanghai Shopping Guide: Christmas Markets 2018

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Paulaner Bräuhaus Christmas Market
555 Shi Bo Avenue Pudong, Shanghai
Dec 7 (3 PM-10 PM), 8 (11 AM-10 PM), 9 (11 AM-9 PM), 2018
30RMB; free for kids under 10 years old

A unique European Christmas experience in Shanghai can be found in Pudong. They sell Christmas wreaths and trees, glass ornaments and wooden toys. They also offer a taste of traditional treats – German pretzels, bratwurst sausages, mince pies, gingerbread, spiced glühwein, Stollen (traditional bread), and mulled wine. Stroll along a spacious garden filled with decorated wooden huts in this authentic Christmas market.

Jing’an Christkindlmarkt
Tonglefang , No. 537 Haifang Road
Dec 7-16, 2018 (4 PM-9 PM)
Free

Another traditional German Christmas Market in Shanghai is a relatively new one. It is smaller than Paulaner’s but is still very cozy and Christmassy. The market is laden with festive treats, handicraft items, baked goods, lots of glühwein and other drinks. Wonderful sounds of the season also fill the air.

Christmas Shindig
Shanghai Archwalk, 179 Maotai Lu, by Loushanguan Lu
December 8-9, 2018 (11 AM-5 PM)
Free

Shanghai Archwalk will be transformed into a magical holiday village that is full of fun and yuletide cheer. There will be live music performances, Santa Claus Parades, and of course, Christmas bazaars! You can buy gifts, delicious foods and drinks, and so much more. Each attendee will be given a passport to collect stamps from the shopping mall stores and vendors to receive a secret gift from Santa! It’s free, but RSVP is needed.

Christmas Makers Market
Abundant Grace Auditorium, 455 Hongfeng Rd, Pudong Xinqu
December 9, 2018 (4:15 PM – 6:00 PM)
Free

Share the joy of Christmas and shop for handcrafted artisanal holiday items at their annual makers market. Proceeds will support their outreach partners, projects, and trips.

Christmas Market at Un Caffè Bar
Un Caffè Bar, 7F 77 Jiangning Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu

December 15, 2018 (11 AM-8 PM)
Free

Beat the rush and get done with your holiday shopping at this pop-up European-style winter market. Boasting more than 20 vendors, you’ll surely find that perfect present for your family and friends with their wide selection of handcrafted gifts, food, and drinks. This Christmas market will also include workshops for adults and kids.

Photos from Urban Family and Thats Mag

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