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The best Christmas markets in Singapore for festive gift shopping

Have a holly, jolly Christmas at these markets packed with craft shops, sinful snacks and other holiday treats

Written by
Time Out Singapore editors

Shopping for Christmas presents can be a stressful affair, and that's why festive pop-ups and markets can be a blessing. After all, it's for people looking to buy gifts – meaning there's plenty of variety to choose from. Whether you're looking for big brands or under-the-radar finds, these holiday markets will have something that will satisfy even the fussiest giftee. Happy shopping!

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The best Christmas markets in Singapore

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  • Marina Bay

Get your Christmas shopping done at Mistletoe Alley, part of Gardens by the Bay's grand festive affair, Christmas Wonderland. Cheerful huts line the alley, each brimming with gifts from unique local brands. Buy customised phone cases, mask chains, and more accessories at Kueh Clouds, and shop for your baby at HappyRei. Umeshuya is a good option for sakes or fruit liquour – for the refined spirit lover in your life – and many more unique brands to shop from. Don't forget to catch the magical light displays, carnival games and festive photo opportunities at Christmas Wonderland too. 

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  • Chinatown

Art jamming studio Art Nooq is throwing one of the coolest Christmas parties around. Happening on December 10 and 11, the event will gather the creative residents of 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace. Expect craft workshops, eclectic shopping, food and drink courtesy of Kult Yard and more food vendors, a live DJ set by the folks at Wild Pearl, fire performances and free mulled wine for all. Some things you can shop for: Japanese crafts from Asaru, candles from Nitwick, Sally's Room, and Ritual Co., jewellery from Zahzil, homeware from Hume Project, and so much more. 

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Want to spread the love for handmade goods? Head to the Whimsical Christmas Market, organised by Etsy Craftivist SG and Bookfest @ Singapore 2022. You'll find the best of craft and handmade talent here, whether it's jewellery, soaps, bookmarks, charms or homeware that you're looking for. Held at Suntec Convention Centre for a whopping 10 days, you'll have plenty of time to browse the goods this festive season. 

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