As the Christmas season approaches, one of the best ways of getting into the holiday spirit is a shopping spree. Whether it’s scavenging for gifts for your loved ones, or finding a special treat (or five!) for yourself, Young Post has six Christmas markets that might help you do the job.
Island School Winter Gala
From cookie decorating to live entertainment, Island School’s Winter Gala has plenty of activities to keep you occupied for the night. Best of all? The money raised from the entry fee goes to a fund supporting financial aid for students.
When: December 7, 5pm-8pm
Where: Island School, Sha Tin
How to get there: Go to Sha Tin Wai station by MTR and go through Exit B, walk 5 minutes
Entrance fee: HK$30 (HK$50 for adults)
Italian Christmas Market
Immerse yourself in a festive Italian experience as you browse through the stalls selling home-made handicrafts, and sample some authentic Italian food along the way. How can you possibly pass on free cheese samples and velvety scoops of gelato?
When: December 8 and 9, from noon
Where: Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay
How to get there: Go to Causeway Bay station by MTR and go through Exit E
Conrad Fair Christmas Gift Festival
With more than 100 pop-up shops featuring the best from local entrepreneurs and small business, you’re sure to drop serious coin on some of these unique items you’ll come across. This market is stocked with everything from organic oils to pet portraits, so you’re bound to find something you’ll like!
When: December 11, 10am-8pm
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Admiralty
How to get there: Go to Admiralty station by MTR, and go through Exit F to Pacific Place, and head to Level Five.
Tong Chong Street Market
If you fancy giving fresh farmers’ produce and creative dishes as Christmas gifts, this is your one-stop solution. Don’t miss the freshest seasonal food supplied by 20 local farmers. This is an eco-conscious event so remember to bring your own food boxes and utensils.
When: Every Sunday (except December 2, 23, and 30), 11am-5pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
How to get there: Go to Quarry Bay station by MTR and go through Exit B to Tong Chong Street
Sai Kung Christmas Market
A co-working space will be transformed into a winter wonderland offering a wide range of Christmas gifts, crafts, food and drinks.
When: December 15, 11am-5pm
Where: The Hive, Sai Kung
How to get there: Take 1A/ 1S/101M green minibus to Sai Kung and stop at Tai Mong Tsai Rd
Stanley Plaza Finnish Christmas Market
Did you think we were Finnish-ed with this list yet? Last but not least, putting a unique spin on Christmas, The Stanley Plaza Christmas Market is celebrating the season in an outstandingly Nordic fashion, with more than 100 stalls offering food and gifts galore. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the life-size Yule Goat – a classic Scandinavian Christmas tradition.
When: December 8 and 9, 15 and 16, noon-8pm
Where: Stanley Plaza Amphitheatre, Stanley
How to get there: Free shuttle bus rides to Stanley Plaza from Ocean Park and Shau Kei Wan MTR stations, and a free ferry from Aberdeen Praya Road Landing No. 4