A Merry Christmas in Shanghai to one and all. The Shanghai Properties team is back in business and hope your Shanghai Christmas 2016 is a truly special one.

Not many sleeps to go now but there’s still some wonderful Christmas Markets in Shanghai for kiddies and adults alike to enjoy. I’ve put them in districts for the “newbies” in town so you can find them easily and have the best First Christmas in Shanghai.

Have fun and remember……Gluwein and sleigh riding don’t mix 🙂




Pudong Shang-ri-la Hotel  

5F, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Lu, Lujiazui, Pudong

Date: Fri 02 Dec – Sat 24 Dec (Every Friday,Saturday)

Time: 5pm-9pm

Experience a bustling Christmas Market as Pudong Shang-ri-la transforms its outdoor space into a European Christmas Market.  

Sale wares: Christmas trees, ornaments, fruit mince pies, gingerbread, crafts and ornaments. Also, warm Hungarian goulash and mulled wine served in a festive mug which can be taken home as a souvenir. Events: Live Christmas band to entertain. Santa: Special Santa appearances

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Christmas Fair @ Xintiandi Style

Cnr Madang Road & Zizhong Road, Huangpu District

Date: Dec 17 to 25 Dec

Time: 12pm-8pm 

Over 70 vendors and 5 Christmas huts selling all sorts of amazing gems, handcrafted jewellery, deliciously indulgent food, drinks and more.




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Jingan Kerry Centre, The Piazza

1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, Jing An District

Date: Fri 16 Dec – Sun 25 Dec

Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm

Christmas is the most enchanting season for kids and adults alike. It’s the time to be jolly and make your wishes come true! 

Decorations: Christmas lights, snow covered Pine trees, Christmas ornaments and a fancy 16-metre tall Christmas tree. An outdoor Christmas market with traditional wooden huts Sale items: Lots of Christmas delicacies like, Gluhwein, hot chocolate, pies, kebabs and many more mouth-watering goodies. Food options from the likes of Kartek, Mr Waffle and Dutch Pies. Santa: The REAL Santa will drop on December 24 and 25, so spot him throughout Kerry Centre and snap a picture with him!


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Shanghai Centre

1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, (near Tongren Lu) Jingan District

Date: Wed 30 Nov – Mon 19 Dec

Time: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-7pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-8pm

Shanghai Centre celebrates Christmas with a Christmas market and loads of festive shopping.

Sale wares: Many vendors with Christmas treats, foods and drinks, designer clothing, home decoration, jewellery and an interactive photo booth (for the Instagram lovers). Events: Lucky draws, virtual reality games and Zumba workshops. Choir performances by the Swedish Community & Friends of the Vienna Boys Choir. Santa: Santa house for kids to meet Santa and get presents




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Jiashan Market

Lane 550 Shaanxi Nan Lu, Xu Hui District

Date: Sat 17 Dec

Time: 11am-6.00pm

Jiashan Market will be hosting their special festive edition with Shanghai’s best artisan food and lifestyle vendors selling their hand made wares.

Sale wares: Colonial mulled wine and Christmas Puddings from The British Kitchen, mulling spices from Amelia’s, Christmas pies from Pie Society and freshly grilled meats straight off the rotisserie from Eli. Events: Health food suppliers Sparrow will provide a Christmas sing-a-longs from 1-5pm and Shanghai Young Bakers will have a cookie decorating station. A special festive bamboo winter-garden ‘playshop’ by Art Spring, offering bamboo craft workshops. There will be a Christmas Choir at 4pm for an hour of harmony and christmas carols. Santa: There’ll be a visit from Santa giving out some free presents to the younger crowd – and a few alcoholic treats for the adults!



Shanghai Properties

Don’t forget, If you’re planning a move to Shanghai in 2017 and need to find a new home, contact me, Adrienne Farrelly at and I’ll be more than happy to help you find the best homes to settle into as quickly as possible.

Adrienne Farrelly is one of Shanghai’s most experienced expatriate Property Agents helping Shanghai Expatriates find new homes since 1994. You can reach her at Connect with her on Skype at shanghaiproperties8.

NOTE: Please send a message on Skype to show who you are what you need and Adrienne will accept your request and help you out.





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