5 November, 2014
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Sassy’s Ultimate Holiday Fair Guide 2014

5 November, 2014

Ho, ho, ho! Okay, we know it’s not Christmas just yet, but the festive season is definitely upon us. It’s time to celebrate the season of giving and enjoy some shopportunities – it’s better to start that Christmas shopping sooner rather than later! There’s so much happening around town in the next couple of weeks, so of course we’re keeping you in the loop with our Ultimate Holiday Fairs Guide! We’ve put together a comprehensive list of bazaars, holiday shopping fairs and pop-up stores so you don’t miss out on a thing… and we’ll keep updating it as more details come rolling in. Get your diaries out ladies, because it’s going to be a busy couple of months!

73996_403429459733993_872251155_nISLAND EAST MARKET
Ever since it opened, Island East Market has attracted numerous happy Sunday goers. This cute outdoor market has a variety of stalls – from clothes and accessories, to fresh organic products produced by local farmers. And if you’re looking for some handmade goodies to stuff your stockings with, this is the perfect place to snap them up. Look out for any festive specials and definitely pop down from 23 November onward for a full-on Christmas theme at the market.

When: Every Sunday, 11am – 5.30pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

PICNIC IN THE PARK
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a live music and dance festival in one of Hong Kong’s prettiest parks? Picnic in the Park is back in DB this year, and it’s guaranteed to be fun day of entertainment. Bring your family and friends along for a chilled out day this November (don’t forget your dancing shoes and picnic rug!).

When: 8 November, 10.30am – 9.30pm
Where: Siena Park, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

HONG LOK YUEN SCHOOL FAIR
Expect this to be a day filled with lots of shopping, eating, drinking and a programme packed with entertainment and games in the outskirts of the ‘Kong! Make sure to get there on time, because we heard the school fair is opening with a lion dance (definitely can’t miss that!).

When: 8 November, 10.30am onwards
Where: ICHK Hong Lok Yuen, No.3, 20th Street, Hong Lok Yuen, Tai Po, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

1465288_10152044141740731_1790172768_nDISCOVERY BAY SUNDAY MARKET
Previously known as ‘Handmade Hong Kong in Discovery Bay’, Discovery Bay Sunday Market is an indie arts and crafts fair that is scheduled on every second Sunday of the 2014 calendar year. The marketplace is a hub that gathers the best artisanal products that are made in Hong Kong. A great chance to find unique presents and support local arts!

When: 9 November / 14 December, 11am – 6pm
Where: Discovery Bay Main Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

OAO_6825sCONRAD FAIR – PRE-CHRISTMAS GIFT PARADE
Get excited for the second of not one, not two, not three, but four Christmas Prestige Fairs at the Conrad Hotel! With hundreds of vendors and an abundance of great gifts, you’re sure to get a good chunk of Christmas shopping done at these fabulous fairs. Sassy Tip: Look out for beautiful photograph collections from Fleye Photography at the Gift and Lifestyle fair this year – we can’t wait to get our hands on them!

When: 11 November, 10am – 8pm, see here for the other Christmas Prestige Fair dates.
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hotel, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

FRINGE CLUB HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2014
This year, ShoppingHongKong presents another awesome holiday bazaar at The Fringe Club, with 20 vendors showcasing gifts galore. Stack up on jewellery, clothing and more (we’ve got our eye on Aromatherapy Associates skincare!), and don’t forget to enjoy a complimentary hairstyling sesh from Airplay if you’re feeling a little fancy on the day!

When: 13 November, 12 – 8pm
Where: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Ground Floor, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission! 

HARBOUR ARTISANAL
If you’ve got a love for food, then you won’t be disappointed with this fair in Tai Hang! Harbour Artisanal is making a comeback this November after its previous success. Expect delicious goodies on offer from some of our favourite F&B businesses, including Young Master Ales, La Chouette, Sunday Bakeday and many more! This is no doubt the best place to get quality food this holiday season, and we love the laid back neighbourhood vibe of Tai Hang too (check out our Tai Hang guide here!).

When: 14 November, 5- 10pm / 15-16 November, 12 – 7pm
Where: Fire Dragon Path, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

SOUTH ISLAND SCHOOL NIGHTFEST
Experience an epic night of ‘60s retro’ at SIS this coming November, and make sure you save plenty of stomach space for the international food and drink stalls! There will be loads of activities to keep you busy on the day – game stalls, Christmas shopping, live music and the school’s first and very special enterprise project, which will showcase products and services created by students. Don’t forget to spread the word, the more the merrier!

When: 14 November, 5 – 10pm
Where: South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $25

FRIDAY FINDS @ THE HIVE
An exclusive pop-up community event that is not to be missed, think of this as a get-together with friends, where you can eat and drink all night – and enjoy free tasters from selected food sponsors. You can also do some Christmas shopping done, and don’t forget to snap a shot with the family at the Christmas photo booth!

When: 14 November, 4 – 9pm
Where: The Hive, 5 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

AWA CHARITY BAZAAR 2014
The popular AWA Charity Bazaar is making its annual comeback this year – and it’s bigger and better than ever! There will be over 100 vendors showcasing fabulous gifts for you to splurge on, so it’s the perfect chance to get those Christmas gifts. There will also be a terrace café featuring plenty of baked goodies and more from selected vendors such as Magnolia Private Kitchen and Little Burro, and of course we can’t forget the ever popular Lucky Lai See, where you can win some amazing prizes. Pre-order a Lucky Lai See here if you can’t make it to the event, but don’t want to miss out on the fab prizes!

When: 14 November, 10am – 6pm
Where: Hong Kong Jockey Club (entrance B), Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: $20. All participants must be 18 years or older! Mini bus pick up and drop off service between HKJC, Happy Valley and Pacific Place will start from 9:30am and end at 5.15pm.

10689740_733190893396233_5155584823165656623_nHIDDEN TRUFFLES XMAS POP-UP BAZAAR
Here at Sassy, we know a perfect bazaar means there should be something for everyone to enjoy, and Hidden Truffles Xmas Pop-up Bazaar knows how to do just that! Enjoy a day of high quality shopping from a selection of unique, handmade and personalised gifts, and munch your way through the authentic multi-cuisine food carts.

When: 15 November, 11am – 6pm
Where: The Space, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BAZAAR
As one of the biggest events on the school calendar, Chinese International School will make this year’s bazaar as much fun as possible! Filled with vendors, charity stalls and plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy, this fair is open to the public and guarantees a fun day out. Sassy tip: get there early to snap up second-hand designer goods at a bargain!

When: 22 November, 10am-4pm
Where: Chinese International School, 1 Hau Yuen Path Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: Free

JWA Annual Charity Bazaar 2014
This year, the Jewish Women’s Association Hong Kong is hosting their annual bazaar to help raise funds for charities in both Hong Kong and Israel, focusing on organizations that help women and children in need. This charity bazaar will be full of gifts and it’s all for a very worthy cause… see you there!

When: 23 November, 10am – 5pm
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
How much: $20 for adults / Free for children (all proceeds go to charities supporting women and children)

SHA TIN COLLEGE AND JUNIOR SCHOOL FAIR
Come and enjoy a fabulous day with your family and friends at the Shatin College and Junior School’s fund-raising fair, where there will be a wide selection of international food and drinks and second-hand uniform and book stalls, as well as lots of games and entertainment for everyone!

When: 22 November, 12-6pm
Where: 3 Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free! There will be free shuttle from 11am onwards at the Sha Tin station near the minibus stops.

1394151_433056430133062_1881815159_nCITY KIDS HKPPA ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Expect a joyful and festive fair at City Kids’ HKPPA Annual Christmas Fair. Get some Christmas shopping in and enjoy some scrummy baked treats or a sausage sizzle if you prefer! Perfect for a family affair with plenty activities for any little ones.

When: 22 November, 11am – 5pm
Where: City Kids, 12 Borrett Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission!

JOY LIFESTYLE WEEKEND BAZAAR
Spend a fund weekend at the Joy Lifestyle Weekend Bazaar at Cyberport. There will be plenty of stalls and lots of entertainment and performances to watch too. It will certainly be a sweet escape from the concrete jungle for city dwellers!

When: 22-23 November / 13-14 December, 11.30am – 6pm
Where: Ocean View Court Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

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SOOOO FRENCH CHRISTMAS SALE
This year Soooo French will be hosting two Christmas bazaars, and they’ve selected some amazing French brands for you to choose from! Browse from a chic selection of clothing, jewellery, art and home décor – we’re sure you’ll find something here that you have to take home. Best of all, the shopping is all for a great cause – a portion of the sales will be donated to Enfants du Mekong, which helps children of South-East Asia have access to education by building schools and dispensaries through micro-projects.

When & Where: 24 November, 10am – 9.30pm (The Fringe Club,2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong), 3 December, 10am – 5pm (Chez Patrick Deli,  G/F, shops 05-06, Stanley Plaza 

KEE CLUB’S 6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
How does a full day of shopping and a free-flowing dim sum bar sound to you? KEE Club will kick off the festive season with their holiday bazaar and they’ve handpicked Hong Kong’s 20 best brands to be featured on the day! Get your holiday groove on, because this will be one of the most show-stopping shopping event in town…

When: 24 November, 11am – 8pm
Where: KEE Club, 6/F, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free! (including children!)

A HOLIDAY STOP – SANTA POP-UP SHOP
Christmas is approaching, which means it’s time to decorate the house again! Amp up the festive atmosphere by shopping at Little Square’s hidden treasure house, where you will find a unique range of playful Christmas decorations. After shopping, feel free to take a walk through the woods and enjoy freshly baked homemade cookies and drinks that are served twice a day (and it’s free!).

When: 27 November – 24 December, 10:30am – 8:30pm
Where: G/F, 21 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

CLEARWATER BAY SCHOOL MEDIEVAL FUN FAYRE
Travel back in time for a bit of medieval fun at the CWBS School Fair – think lords and ladies, knights and maidens… It will be a very merry day for everyone, especially as there’s plenty to eat and buy at the marketplace!

When: 29 November, 1 – 5pm
Where: Lot 235, D229 Clearwater Bay Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

GERMAN SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
If you want to experience Oktoberfest once more, then simply make your way to the GSIS Christmas bazaar where you can enjoy a very similar vibe. It’s about time you satisfy that meat craving (hello sizzling bratwurst!), and of course, you can’t forget the shopping. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine schöne Zeit! Or “have a lovely time!”.

When: 29 November, 10am – 4pm
Where: GSIS, 22 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Remember girls, there’s no parking! But shuttle buses will be available from Central General Post Office to the Bazaar. Alternatively take bus no. 15 or minibus no. 1 to get to GSIS from Central.

394255_10150416184907750_1800464320_nJCCAC HANDCRAFT FAIR
Held once every three months, the JCCAC Handcraft Fair is the ideal place to come if you’re looking for all things arty and crafty. Check out original works from over 100 artisans, and you’re more than welcome to join their guided tour of the open studios. See some of the cool snaps from last year here – if you’re into art this is the fair for you!

When: 29 – 30 November, 1 – 7pm
Where: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free! 

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FAMILY FUN FAIR
This year Canadian International School brings back its beloved annual event with more fun for everyone! There won’t a dull moment at the fair, because it’s jam-packed with performances, activities, games, art & crafts, food, music and so much more.

When: 30 November, 10.30am – 4pm
Where: Canadian International School, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: $150 for kids (free for adults and kids under 2 years old). Early bird tickets will be available until midnight on 15 November, get your tickets here or here.

WOMEN IN FINANCE ASIA HOLIDAY SHOPPING BAZAAR
Following the success of last year’s event, this year, WIFA is hosting another holiday shopping bazaar, which will focus on women supporting other women who are in business (go girls!). There will be a lucky draw and anyone who donates more than $100 will receive a goodie bag and all proceeds received by WIFA will go to a nominated charity.

When: 3 December, 6.30 – 9pm
Where: Clifford Chance, 27/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

SENSE OF TOUCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Sense of Touch’s Christmas Bazaar is conveniently located in LKF, and knowing the oh-so-long working days many of you ladies have, they have arranged their bazaar to start after office hours! Be ready to get your hands on Koket Jewellery, Kaprice scarves, Elemis skincare gift sets and Five Senses festive hampers. Two hours of shopping is the perfect way to relieve some work stress in our humble opinions!

When: 4 December, 7 – 9pm
Where: Sense of Touch LKF, 1-5/F, D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free!

SWIRE PROPERTIES WHITE CHRISTMAS STREET FAIR
Swire Properties will be hosting a 3-day-candy-themed community event to kick-start the festive season! Be prepared for the sweetest Christmas yet… quite literally – there will be sweets everywhere! Shop, eat and cheer for your favourite player at Hong Kong’s first-ever outdoor ice hockey championship… exciting! Look out for the fun and festive goodies from Sim’s Sweetshop too, perfect for anyone with a sweet-tooth!

When: 4 – 6 December, 1 – 6pm
Where: Tong Chong Street, TaikKoo Place, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Swire Properties will be donating $10 for every “like” on their Facebook page –www.facebook.com/SwireXmasFair?fref=ts

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HONG KONG WINTERFEST
We may not have white fluffy snow falling from our part of the sky here in Hong Kong, but the city always manages to muster up a festive spirit! Look out for buildings sparkling in red and green, Christmas sales taking over the shops and carol singers on the streets. Check out all the city’s most festive events here… There’s nothing quite like a Hong Kong Christmas!

When: 5 December 2014 – 1 January 2015
Where: Everywhere!

QUARRY BAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR
Organised by the School’s PTA, the Quarry Bay School Christmas Fair will be a relaxed evening of family-friendly fun and leisurely shopping. Get away from the Friday night crowds and head over to the Braemar Hil, where you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine as you browse the marketplace and munch on a selection of international food. With entertainment from the school’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalists, second-hand book stalls and crafts made by the school children themselves, this is the perfect for a casual night out with the family.

When: 5 December, 6pm
Where: Quarry Bay School, 6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: Free Entry!

WINE HK
Attention wine lovers! Here’s your chance to taste over 800 wines across 100 booths as you overlook the spectacular harbour view of Hong Kong. Be sure to stock up on your favourite bottles (bulk purchase will be forgiven in this case), because you will receive a 20% off retail price on all wines purchased at the fair. Better yet, it will be delivered to you within 10 working days!

When: 6 December, 1 – 10pm / 7 December, 1 – 6pm
Where: Central Waterfront, Central, Hong Kong (Near pier 9 and 10)
How much: $350 buy your tickets here (Fast track entry + receive 20% off retail price on all wines at WINE HK)

IL MERCANTO CHARITY FAIR AT SANDY BAY
Tuck into fabulous food and equally fabulous fashion items at this charity event held by The Italian Women’s Association. Fellow shopaholics, this one is for you as there will be amazing brands up for grabs including  Furla, Cavalli, Max Mara, Diesel, Guess (and the list goes on!). We’ve also heard the food served up will come from the best Italian restaurants in town – La Piola, Giando Bombana and Ciak, Cova, and lots more. Retail therapy and delicious food, all for a good cause? We’re in!

When: 6 December, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Dutchess of Kent Childrens’ Hospital, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: $20
Note: Please bring your own bag, No parking available

Picture 411ISLAND SCHOOL WINTER FAIR
Get nostalgic and hit up another school fair this season for shopping, eating and reminiscing. Island School’s Winter Fair will have plenty of food and drinks to cure that empty stomach and of course there’ll be games and entertainment, charity stalls, a lucky draw with amazing prizes and lots more… There will be some great secondhand goodies to buy too so don’t miss out!

When: 6 December, 12 – 4.30pm (Free Shuttle from City Hall 11.30am – 4pm)
Where: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
How much: $10 per person

FIS TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FAIR – MARCHE DE NOEL
Get festive at the start of December with the French International School. They are bringing back their annual Christmas fair and everyone is invited! For kids, there will be creative activities like calligraphy, painting, and jewellery-making, and you can indulge in a fabulous shopping spree and drop by the café after for some Christmas sweets and savoury goodies!

When: 6 December, 10am – 5pm
Where: FIS Primary School Campus, 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry!

TREE LIGHTING & LA FÊTE DE NOËL
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony has always been a Four Seasons’ tradition for celebrating the festive season with their guests. Not only is the tree lighting a beautiful and magical event, but the hotel also will be offering a traditional, gourmet selection of your favourite Christmas dishes to tickle your taste buds, along with entertainment that is sure to leave you feeling very merry. Perfect if you want to celebrate the holiday season in style!

When: 7 December, 6:15 – 8:30pm
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $880 per adult, $450 per child, $2,200 per family (2 adults and 2 children), order your ticket via email [email protected] or call 3196 8708

SOJO CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sip on mulled wine and eat macarons, listen to Christmas carols, take part in a candle-making workshop, make Christmas wreaths and enjoy face painting at the SOJO Christmas Market, hosted by LALA CURIO & JOUER on 13 December! All the fabulous neighbourhood shops in this quirky area will be offering 10% off too – don’t miss out, mama!

When: 13 December, 1-5pm
Where: 32-33 Sau Wa Fong (neighbourhood of Star Street, Moon Street, Sun Street and St. Francis Yard/Street)
How much: Free!

HONG KONG WINTER MEGA SHOWCASE 2014
The 12th Hong Kong Winter Mega Showcase is the city’s annual highlight and has never failed to impress the people of Hong Kong. Picture this as an indoor carnival with plenty to eat and drink and loads to shop for! Don’t miss out – because who doesn’t love a carnival?

When: 25 – 28 December,
Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $10

 

Stay tuned to this post as we add more fairs, pop-ups and stores! Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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