With sparkly lights lining Orchard Road and larger-than-life Christmas trees in every mall on the island, we don’t have to tell you that Christmas is a hop and a skip away. And what better way to ring in the festive season than a spot or two of shopping. We rounded up some of the best bazaars, fairs and markets so you don’t miss out on the best shopping in Singapore this year end.
BOUTIQUES AT THE PIT BUILDING
Anybody who’s been to Boutiques At The Pit Building knows that it’s the fair you shouldn’t miss out on if you’ve got a really long list of people you need to get gifts for this holiday season. This time you can expect an eclectic mix of vendors including Indian Spicebox, a cookbook and organic spices retailer, Singapore-based multi-label jewellery boutique Hanna Lee and heaps of other fashion, home wear, children’s necessities and other knick knacks perfect to help you get ready for the holidays.
When: 6 November, 10am-8pm & 7 November, 10am-3pm
Where: The Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038957
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS @ ATELIER MTJ
Singapore label Marilyn Tan Jewellery opens up her gorgeous Tiong Bahru atelier to a Christmas pop-up artisanal market chockfull of unique merchandise perfect for the most important people in your life. On top of Marilyn Tan Jewellery, and her diffusion line MTJ, standout vendors include scarves by Y by Yann, pearl jewellery by Persuasion Pearls, and hand-poured candles from A Dose of Something Good.
When: 7 November 12pm – 8pm & 8 November 12pm – 7pm
Where: Atelier MTJ 57 Eng Hoon Street #01-71 Tiong Bahru Singapore 160057
UN WOMEN BUY TO SAVE 2014
The UN Women Buy To Save event gathers the best of pre-loved designer clothing and accessories for a three-day sale. The designer clothing, shoes, and handbags have been donated through Club21 Cares initiative, Style It Forward, and the proceeds benefit Singapore Committee for UN Women’s local campaigns and regional beneficiaries working to end violence against women.
When: 7 – 9 November, 10am – 8pm
Where: Forum The Shopping Mall Basement 1 Atrium 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
Plan these two Friday nights wisely because you need to squeeze in a spot of shopping. The ever-quirky MAAD markets lets you kick off your weekend in the midst of the local arts and design community. Expect everything from literature to fashion, toys, and art.
When: 7 November & 12 December, 5pm – Midnight
Where: Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069120
A NAIISE CHRISTMAS POP UP STORE
Online retailer Naiise brings together some of the best local crafters, designers, artists and even food vendors for their fourth major pop-up event of the year and it is one you should definitely check out. Naiise will be selling design products from more than 150 independent designers from Singapore and around the world. On top of that, each weekend will see fresh menus headlined by food partners like The Cajun Kings, Park Bench Deli, Morsels, Burnt Ends, Artichoke and Kith Cafe. Coffee, artisanal foods and smaller food items will also be available throughout the week. In the spirit of giving, Naiise is partnering with Club Rainbow to grant Christmas wishes for 100 children who are suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Visitors to the pop-up store can grant any of these wishes displayed on our Christmas tree.
When: 15 November – 24 December, 12pm – 7pm
Where: 72 – 74 Dunlop Street Singapore 209402
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
The Affordable Art Fair returns for the second time this year, and as always, you can expect thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs represented by hundreds of galleries around the world. The artworks are priced between $100 and $10,000, with 75% of the artwork under SG$7500. Tickets are available on SISTIC.
When: 20 November, 12pm – 9pm; 21 November , 12pm – 6pm; 22 November, 11am – 8pm; 23 November, 11am – 6pm
Where: F1 Pit Building, No.1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
PUBLIC GARDEN CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Public Garden is ending 2014 with a bang, with the largest series of Christmas markets they’ve ever had. With over 150 vendors setting up shop, you can expect everything from Instagrammable baked goods, to decorative homeware, kitschy jewellery and even locally-produced nut butters.
When: 22, 23, 29 and 30 November & 6, 7, 13 and 14 December, 1pm-7pm
Where: Level 16 TripleOne Somerset, 111 Somerset Road Singapore 238164