4 November, 2015
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Sassy’s Ultimate Holiday Fair Guide 2015

4 November, 2015

‘Tis (almost) the season to be jolly Sassy Girls, and we know just how tricky it can be to schedule in all of that Christmas shopping. We’ve put together this handy Guide to Holiday Fairs with all the best Christmas fairs, holiday shopping markets, charity bazaars and more to help turn that Christmas chore into a festive treat. Mark your calendars and stay ahead of the game this year by ticking off that Christmas to-do list early!

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Holiday Bazaar at the Fringe Club

It’s today! Hurry down to Wyndham street and check out one of the first shopping events of the 2015 Christmas season. Set in the Fringe Club’s Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, there will be be an extensive showcase of high quality products from both international and local vendors. Get those gifts early!

When: Wednesday, 4 November, noon – 8pm
Where: Fringe Club, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free, but of course don’t forget cash for your purchases.

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Sassy x Dine & Design Market Place

Join us in celebrating local Hong Kong brands, with a carefully chosen selection of awesome home-grown food and beverage and design vendors!  There are some tried and tested Sassy favourites in the mix along with some brand new businesses (check out the full list here), so if you have a passion for fashion and an appetite for delicious food, then make sure to head over for a day of indulgence! Whats more is one lucky reader who RSVPs and attends the event will stand the chance to win an incredible 4-day, 3-night stay at the luxurious Kurumba Maldives!

When: Saturday, 7 November – Sunday, 8 November, 11am-8pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free to attend! Make sure to RSVP here!

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Gift and Lifestyle Fair

The first of the four prestige fairs this year, Gift and Lifestyle brings you a unique shopping experience. Hosted in the expansive Conrad Ballroom, there are going to be hundreds of stalls to browse. Discover beautiful items from a diverse set of vendors who come from all over the world. Find some hidden gems for your loved ones (and yourself!) with everything from jewellery, fashion and accessories, to gourmet food, home-ware and children’s products and more.

If you need something to fuel your shopping extravaganza, then don’t forget to stop by the Conrad restaurants. Head to the Garden Café for lunch and dinner, or to the Lobby Lounge for lunch or an afternoon tea set and get a special 15% VIP Prestige Shopper Discount.

When: Monday, 9 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Conrad, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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American Women’s Association Charity Bazaar

AWA is back for its 29th annual Charity Bazaar! This year, it’s taking place at PMQ, where there will be over 70 vendors, a silent auction, Lucky Lai See, and The AWA Giving Tree. The annual Charity Bazaar is the AWA’s main fundraising event, in which they aim to raise money to help fund education scholarships for local students and support grants for the needy in Hong Kong (if you would want to get more involved an volunteer sign up here).

When: Friday, 13 November, 11.30am – 8.30pm
Where: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Hong Kong
How Much: Free to attend.

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Sassy Mama x BaoBae x Flight Centre Holiday Marketplace

The much talked about, wildly popular event is back. And this time, Sassy Mama bringing it holiday-style! Get ready to conquer that holiday gift list all in one place, because Sassy Mama is teaming up with the lovely girls from BaoBae and Flight Centre to bring you another spectacular Holiday Marketplace. Come have a blast checking out all the many different vendors covering gifts for everyone from baby to mum to friends to pets to junior’s teacher. The awesome kids’ coaching group, Sport4Kids, will also be running fun-filled sports games and activities for little ones at Hollywood Road Park, right across the street from the Marketplace. Head on down and join in with a ton of fun activities to keep everyone entertained, and don’t forget to RSVP! One lucky reader who signs up and attends the event stands the chance to win a flight and a 3 days, two nights at Club Med Phuket for 2 people and one semester of Sport4Kids classes for one child!

When: Saturday, 14 November, 10am-6pm
Where: LIGHTSTAGE, 218 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Don’t forget to RSVP here.

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Island East Market at D2 Place

Island East Market is all about having some of the best local farmers, artisans and designers in one place. This time around they are switching up the location to D2, a hub of arts and crafts in Lai Chi Kok. You can look forward to these weekend markets every Saturday and Sunday where you can browse a variety of vendors selling quality goods from clothes and handmade accessories, to fresh, organic produce.

When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 14 – 22 November, 11:00 am – 5:30pm
Where: D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Island School Winter Fair

Join in on the celebrations held at Island School (you might even get the chance to reminisce your own time as student there!). There are going to be commercial stalls, a haunted house, the first ever Silent Auction, food stalls, baked goods, entertainment and more. You’re sure to have loads of fun in the company of the energetic, young volunteers and you’ll also have easy access to this fun fair with free shuttles running from City Hall every hour, starting from 11.30 am with the last bus leaving at 4.30pm.

When: Saturday, 14 November, noon – 4.30pm
Where: 20 Borrett Road, Midlevels, Hong Kong
How Much: $10 entrance fee.

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Hidden Truffles X’Mas Artisanal Bazaar

Hidden Truffles doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for a place to pick up amazing artisanal Christmas gifts. They’ve got the best handmade products and unique goods, from jewellery and clothes to home decor and kids items, there’s bound to be something that will take your fancy. To make the shopping experience even better, there will also be an all day bistro area serving up mouth watering lunches and snacks. To seal the deal, wifi, seating areas and a kids corner will all set up on the day too – find out more on their Facebook page.

When: Saturday, 14 November, 11am – 6.30pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar

Experience genuine Danish and Swedish Christmas traditions right here in Hong Kong! Expect a fun filled Scandinavian evening where you can shop for authentic Danish delicatessens (who doesn’t love a danish croissant!), pick up some iconic Danish pattern knitwear and invest in some shiny red, gold and white Christmas accessories. This bazaar is sure to get you in the festive spirit!

When: Saturday, 21 November, 10am – 5pm
Where: Mariners Club, 3/F, 11 Middle Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
How Much: $50 per person, price after 3.45pm is $20 per person.

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City Kids Christmas Fair

A much-anticipated event in the City Kids’ calendar, their annual fundraising Christmas fair promises an afternoon full of fun and games for the entire family. Drop off the little ones at the entertainment corner as they get stuck in to arts and crafts, face painting and the bouncy castle while you get to ticking off that never ending Christmas list! Grab a raffle ticket and get stuck in to their mouth-watering BBQ, bakes sales and coffee – you’ll need it after all that shopping.

When: Saturday, 21 November, 10.30am-4pm. Visits from Santa will run from 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm.
Where:
12 Borrett Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong
How much:
Free entry. Proceeds of the fair will go towards supporting the non-profit school and the children who attend.

Pre-Christmas Gift Parade

Scout out the perfect gifts this Christmas at the Pre-Christmas Gift Parade – just head down to the Conrad Ballroom on 25 November (only one more month before presents are due!). The ballroom is going to be filled with authentic popup stores from all over the world and is your second chance to browse the Conrad’s many stalls… and you’ll also still be able to get that 15% VIP Prestige Shopper Discount on your visit to the Garden Café for either lunch and dinner, or the Lobby Lounge for either lunch and afternoon tea.

When: Wednesday, 25 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Conrad, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Something Old Popup 

Get a glimpse of the past at the upcoming ‘Something Old Vintage Popup’ at D2. Using a spacious 12,000 square foot area, HKMO will create a rustic warehouse where the best of Hong Kong’s vintage lifestyle is brought together under one roof. There will be an extensive mix of vendors present along with workshops, events and exhibitions. Shop for rare antique fashion pieces, home decor, leather goods, cameras, time pieces and more at this vintage haven where you’ll definitely spot a timeless gift or two!

When: 27 November – 20 December, weekdays: noon – 7pm, weekends: noon – 9pm
Where: The Space, 2/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

WIFA Holiday Bazaar

With the holiday season in full swing, get some shopping done at this year’s WIFA Holiday Bazaar. It’s all about women supporting other women in business, which we love. There are going to be tons of products from home-grown businesses, artisans and designers, and in addition to shopping, you can munch down on yummy Christmas snacks. Don’t forget to enter the lucky draw too for the chance to win some special prizes!

When: Tuesday, 1 December, 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: Clifford Chance, 27th Floor Jardine House, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Christmas Showcase

Yet another chance to get some Christmas shopping done at the Conrad is the Christmas Showcase. This exclusive shopping experience will house a huge selection of unique, festive goods from international vendors, all in the fabulous setting of the Conrad Grand Ballroom.
You’ll still be able to enjoy that 15% VIP Prestige Shopper Discount on your visit to the Garden Café for either lunch and dinner, or the Lobby Lounge for either lunch and afternoon tea… what are you waiting for? Get that last minute shopping done!

When: Tuesday, 1 December, 10am – 8pm
Where: Conrad, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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French International School Christmas Fair

The FIS fair is back again with their annual Christmas Fair on 5 December. There will be tasty food stalls and fun festive activities for all to enjoy – it’s the perfect occasion to relax and enjoy the weekend.

When: Saturday, 5 December , from 10am-5pm
Where: FIS Primary school Campus, located at 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

Hong Lok Yuen Christmas Market

Hong Lok Yuen’s annual Christmas Market is a great place to pick up high quality gifts for friends and family. Apart from numerous shopportunities, there will also be some special Christmas entertainment, yummy festive food and Santa’s grotto.

When: Saturday, 5 December
Where: ICHK Hong Lok Yuen, No. 3, 20th Street, Hong Lok Yuen, Tai Po, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

Christmas Gift Festival

Last but not least of the Conrad Christmas Fairs is the Christmas Gift Festival. It’s the closest one to Christmas, so if you’re looking for some last minute shopping, don’t miss out! As with the previous Conrad fairs, there will be a huge variety of gifts on offer and the same 15% VIP Prestige Shopper Discount at Conrad’s Garden Cafe or Lobby Lounge. If you’re stuck for gifting ideas, we definitely suggest you stop by because you’re sure to pick up some last minute treasures here!

When: Monday, 14 December, 10am – 8pm
Where: Conrad, Grand Ballroom, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Hullett House Christmas Market

Get into the festive groove at this Christmas Market located in a colonial heritage hotel. Featuring gourmet food, Christmas decorations, handmade accessories and live entertainment, this fair is definitely not one to miss.  This year, Hullett House is partnering up with charity beneficiary HandsOn Hong Kong for the Christmas fair, so on Saturday and Sunday donated toys from the fair will be distributed to Hong Kong’s underprivileged children… that’s what Christmas is all about!

When: Friday, 11 December, 5 – 11pm; Saturday, 12 December, noon – 11pm; Sunday, 13  December, noon – 9pm
Where: 50 Pigeons Courtyard, Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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JWA Annual Shopping Bazaar

If you’re searching for that one-stop shopping event that’ll make a big dent in your Christmas  list, you’ve found it! Set to bigger and better than before, you’re sure to find everything from branded clothing, shoes, handbags, cosmetics and accessories as well as a massive selection of quality toys for the kiddos. Revamp your Christmas decor this year with their selection of gorgeous homeware, stocking fillers and festive decorations! A fun day out for the entire family with activities, games and gourmet nibbles – with all proceeds going towards charities that support at-risk women and children.

When: Sunday, 29 November, 10am-5pm
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
How much: Admission fee of $20 for adults and free for little ones!

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Discovery Bay Christmas Bazaar

Christmas will only be 12 days away at this point, and if you still have checked off that Christmas gift list, then be sure to hit up the DB Christmas Bazaar. This market brings together Hong Kong’s handmade community, so you’ll be able to pick up something that’s been made with quality craftsmanship and love! The one of a kind items at this bazaar are sure to impress…

When: Sunday, 13 December, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Lantau, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

Christmas Market at Olympian City

Liven up the season by stopping by HKMO’s Christmas Market. Get all your Christmas essentials here and of course, you’ll be able to have a some fun too. Look forward to special workshops, unique stalls, a variety of food, handmade goodies, Christmas decorations and more. This market is the perfect place to find quality items to fill the stockings with, so make sure you pop by if you’re in the area.

When: Every weekend, 5-26 December
Where: 1 Hoi Wang Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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Seaside Market at Stanley Plaza

Spend some quality time with your friends or family and stroll along the seaside at this quaint little market in the shopping haven of Stanley. At this awesome venue you’ll find handcrafted goods, organic produce and plenty of potential Christmas goodies. Make a day out of it!

When: Every weekend, 12-20 December, noon – 8pm
Where: Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

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JCCAC Handicraft Fair

Check out this Handicraft Fair in JCCAC, a hub in Shep Kip Mei for upcoming artists. Lots of these talented local artists will at the fair, sharing their work. In addition to art, artisanal products and handicraft goodies, there will also be a movie shown on the rooftop of the venue, as well as live music. Keep that post-Christmas festive vibe going and explore this interesting artsy space in Hong Kong.

When: 28 & 29 December, 1 – 7pm
Where: Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, Galleries & Roof Terrace, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shep Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free!

 

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