It is the Christmas month – that means more shopping and even more last minute grabbing of Christmas gifts. Gone were the days when gifts were purchased at shopping malls and when everybody received similar Christmas hampers. Nowadays people frequent pop up markets and with the season of giving, more of such markets are available for you to get creative with your gifts.
1) Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay
Expect festive booths selling Yankee candles, Yuletide crafts, trinkets and specialty food. To add on to the Christmas spirit, a wide range of international cuisine and wines and a traditional Christmas dinner will be awaiting you.
2) The Artisans and Craftsmen Market @ CHIJMES
13 – 14 December
11am – 6pm
It is going to be a perfect weekend! Expect artisanal food, drinks and crafted products to purchase as Christmas gifts for your loved ones. The market is organised by local artisan F&B curator Crateful, distributor of favourite specials like organic nuts, nut butters and juices; and The General Company, distributor of craft pieces by local makers.
3) Public Garden Christmas Market @ TripleOneSomerset, Level 16
13 – 14 December
1pm – 7pm
Over a span of 4 weekends, Public Garden Christmas Market provides over 150 food, jewelry and craft vendors to take your pick from. Expect creative jewelry made from charms and Japanese paper, good coffee and cakes and even natural bath essentials. This coming weekend will be the last so be sure to visit!
15 November – 24 December
Opens daily from 12pm – 7pm
All the way till Christmas Eve, the pop up store will feature a mix of retail workshops and F&B in a modern-vintage setting. Not only will you be expecting personalized gifts and tasty food, you will also be seeing a lot of instagrammable decorations. Even if you are not planning on getting anything, A Naiise Christmas Pop Up Store is one to visit just to get you in the festive spirit!
5) MAAD Pyjamas @ Red Dot Design Museum
Friday, 12 December
5pm – Midnight
Check out a Christmas themed fair that showcases works from local designers and artisans. Expect handmade gifts and soulful creations you may enjoy and even pick up for your family and friends.
Writer: Racy Lim