9 Christmas bazaars happening THIS month to shop local.

From Y2K fashion, handmade accessories, bags and other second-hand selections, this month is overflowing with all kinds of different Christmas events for you to check out.


Christmas is close to a week away, and the time for shopping was, like, yesterday. Not to worry though, this weekend (and the rest of the month!) is jam-packed with a variety of fairs and markets filled with local businesses for you to shop small this holiday season. 

By shopping small, not only would you be making the day of a small business owner, you’d also be doing your part for the environment when you buy something locally produced. Compared to a mass-produced product from a global corporation, buying small can help reduce your carbon footprint – yay for being eco-friendly!

So be sure to check out any of the listed events below and if you’re even feeling up to it, maybe a couple more, since they’re all free admission! 

happening this weekend.

1. Jolly Odd Fair.

poster taken from @friendship.discount on Instagram.

Love vintage, Y2k tops and skirts? Reworked or thrifted fashion? Accessorising with clay earrings or crocheted pieces? JollyOddFair is back for the second year in a row to provide you with plenty of trinkets for your favourite person. Take a sneak peek at what kind of items that will be available in store this week.

When: 17 – 18 December
Location: UltraSuperNew Gallery @168 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207572
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8pm 

2. Secondmarket.

poster by @mane.shot on Instagram

If you’re in town this weekend, this is the perfect opportunity for you to bring your own bag and drop by Secondmarket near Somerset. A Republic Polytechnic project initiative, Sunsettled has arranged for multiple brands who share the same goal of sustainability and fashion to be featured in their event. Here, a wide range of pre-loved, locally sourced, sustainable fashion and accessories, featuring beloved brands like @un.wastelands, @swapholicyou and @thrifteyseconds, are available for some quick last minute gifting. After shopping, get some sweet treats from Scooop, who has created a special ice cream flavour just for visitors of the market.

When: 16 – 18 December
Location: Somerset Youth Park @121 Somerset Road, Singapore 238166
Opening Hours: 2pm – 8.30pm

3. Wormhole Pop-up.

photo by @wormholesg on Instagram.

Would your gift recipient enjoy curling up in cosy weather, accompanied by an enthralling book alongside a mug of hot tea in their hands? Well, Wormhole’s pop-up is the perfect place to go! A small (normally) online bookstore, Wormhole’s holiday pop-up store carries a selection of books, stickers, and other merchandise from overseas creators. 

On the 18th, you’ll also get to shop for prints and stationery from local artist @chamjam_, and even check out Japanese Knives available alongside Wormhole’s wonderful collection! Once you’re done, grab a drink and dessert from the cafes they’re located and maybe bury your nose into the book you’ve just picked out.

When: 17 December w/ Singapore Wildcat Action Group @ Mainstreet Commissary
Location: 81 Rowell Road, Singapore 208014
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
When: 18 December @ Flor’s Christmas Market
Location: Flor Patisserie, 53 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455214
Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm 

4. Five. Ten. Fifteen.

poster by @huanspacesg on Instagram.

All tops at $5, all bottoms at $10, and all outerwear or dresses at $15! Five. Ten. Fifteen.is a fundraising thrift event where 100% of the proceeds generated will be donated to the Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) in hopes of nurturing the mental health of local communities.

Besides clothes, you can even get a jagua ink tattoo by @clairevoyant.tatts at the same event, just in time for your family’s annual Christmas dinner. So why not drop by and grab a second-hand gift for a friend? Beyond having a good time, you’ll be donating to a good cause too!

When: 18 December
Location: The Modules @ Joo Chiat, 387 Joo Chiat Road, #04-01, Singapore 427623
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10pm

Unable to make it this weekend? You can book a slot to visit during the week when they are open. Check them out here

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5. Curbside Crafter’s Christmas Market.

artwork taken from @curbside.sg and done by @allerandytohart on Instagram.

Described as a curated lifestyle marketplace for crafters, entrepreneurs, and artists, Curbside.sg has two levels of shops filled to the brim with a wide variety of goods: from enamel pins, handcrafted candles and crystals, to unique ceramic items and Christmas plushies, you’re sure to have a blast exploring the different options available.

Once you’re done browsing here, be sure to take a 2 minute walk and stop by their weekend pop up at Level 2 of The Pink House to continue shopping!

When: Tuesday to Sunday
Location: 730 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198698, 10 mins walk from Bugis MRT
Opening Hours: 12pm – 8.30pm

6. Bhabie Market.

poster by @crocadoodee on Instagram.

Bhabie Market is located at Queensway and will be featuring a multitude of small businesses this December. Ranging from gorgeous, handmade accessories from labels like @xms_store and @crocadoodee to second-hand reworked clothing items from @bhabie.co – they’re perfect for those who hope to gift old clothes a new loving home.

When: Wednesday to Sunday
Location: Queensway Shopping Centre @ 1 Queensway, #02-08, Singapore 149053
Opening Hours: 1pm – 7pm 

7. Backstage Vault.

poster taken from @backstagevault and done by @ahma.thrifts on Instagram.

Check out trinket trays, vintage embroidery and animal shirts, as well as a diversity of all other types of second-hand clothing at Backstage Vault! Businesses like @ahma.thrifts, @chubz_apparel and @woodyouclaywithme will be there for you to have your pick of presents from – visiting this fair will be a great way to spend your time shopping while spicing up your wardrobe simultaneously.

When: 16 – 18 December, 24 December
Location: Kapo Factory @ 80 Playfair Road Blk B, #04-11, Room B, S367998, 3 mins walk from Taiseng MRT
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm 

8. Presentable Presents Festive Popup Market.

poster taken from @northeastsocialclub and done by @tchoke on Instagram.

Fancy something a bit more permanent for a present instead? Bring your giftee down to Cinileisure and grab a tattoo by @hikagehori, @__cr3vic3__ and @funky.lane – there’s a wide selection of styles available for anyone. Or perhaps a temporary tattoo or tattoo gift voucher might be more up your alley, and in that case, items like vinyl records and printed shirts will also be available for your perusal.

When: 17, 18, 24 December
Location: Cinileisure @ 8 Grange Rd, Festive Pop-up Market Level 2, Singapore 239695
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

later on.

9. A Tropical Christmas.

poster by Public Garden.

If shopping together with your gift recipient is what you prefer, Public Garden is back in town and hosting a two-day event featuring a large collection of independent artists from all over Southeast Asia. Choose your favourite bag from @jamlos_com, or pick the purr-fect cat collar and harness from @purr_craft – there is definitely something for everyone here. Gifting the experience of shopping side by side and buying a present for one another definitely sounds like a unique time!

When: 24 – 25 December
Location: Suntec Convention Hall 405, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Opening Hours: 1pm – 7pm

While this about sums up the list of events happening this weekend slash month, don’t worry if you’re not able to make it. After all, when it comes to gifting a present, it’s the thought that counts. Happy gifting this Christmas!


Better yet, why not check out some eco-friendly gifts or visit a retail thrift store for some sustainable, one of a kind, finds.

raeanne

The copywriting intern who likes spending way too much of her free time looking for small trinkets and watching two hour long youtube video essays.

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