The Best Christmas Markets in Beijing You Have to Visit
Christmas time or 圣诞节 (shèngdànjié) is almost upon us. While Christmas in China isn’t quite the same as Christmas at home, China does have plenty to offer in terms of holiday spirit.
One of the main things to kick off the holiday season are the Christmas Markets in Beijing.
Whether you’re looking for gifts for friends and family or just want a festive glass of mulled wine, the Christmas Markets in Beijing will have you covered.
Here’s a list of our favourites to get you started:
Market 1: The Beijing Flea Market: Christmas Edition
Market 2: Modernista Rumble in the Jungle Christmas Market
Market 3: The Hutong Winter Fayre Christmas Market
Market 4: British Embassy Christmas Market
Market 5: German Embassy Christmas Market
Market 6: Polish Embassy Christmas MarketLet’s take a look at the Beijing Christmas Markets in more detail…
Non-Embassy Christmas Markets in Beijing
The Beijing Flea Market: Christmas Edition
The Beijing Flea Market is a regular occurrence in Beijing. This year they are back for a special Christmas edition.
There will be over 40 vendors selling a range of goods from local designers and independent businesses.
You can expect to see some established local Beijing crafts as well as some newbies.
And of course as with any Christmas market you’ll be able to enjoy a lovely glass of mulled wine and other festive beverages as you browse.
When: Saturday 7th December 12:00-18:00
Where: Tech Temple Sanlitun Lounge
Modernista: Rumble in the Jumble Christmas Market
Every year Modernista host a special Christmas ‘Rumble in the Jumble’.
For those unfamiliar, every month the ‘Rumble in the Jumble’ market is held in Beijing.
Everything from vintage clothing, to books, to jewellery to baked goods are on sale.
The Christmas edition of this market is definitely not one to be missed, along with the usual vintage and craft merchandise there will be plenty of mulled wine and other festive treats on offer.
So throw on your Christmas jumper and enjoy the fun!
Where: 44 Baochao Hutong
The Hutong Winter Fayre Christmas Market
The Hutong Winter Fayre is nestled right in Beijing’s historic hutongs in what was once a traditional courtyard home.
A number of vendors will be selling beverages and hot food up on the terrace.
Why not enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine whilst looking out over the Beijing rooftops.
Or enjoy some winter shopping downstairs with a range of products to choose from such as baked goods and chocolates, jewellery, handicrafts, paintings, homemade jams, decorations and much more.
When: Saturday 14th December 11:00-16:00
Where: 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang, Beixinqiao
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Embassy Christmas Markets in Beijing
British Embassy Christmas Market
Held every year at The Ambassador’s Residence the British Embassy Christmas Bazaar is a must see.
The market takes place both inside and out so make sure to wear your thickest winter coat.
You can warm up with a glass of mulled wine and some hot food from one of the many food vendors.
Besides that you can do a spot of Christmas shopping whilst listening to choirs from the Yew Chung International School and the British Embassy.
There will also be a tombola and raffle where all proceeds will go to the Migrant Children’s Foundation.
When: Tuesday 3rd December 15:00 – 19:00
Where: The Ambassador’s Residence, 15 Guanghua Road
Price: 50 RMB
German Embassy Christmas Market
The German Charity Christmas Bazaar is one of Being’s largest and most popular Christmas Markets with over 40 stall holders.
Expect all of the traditional features of a German Christmas Market with plenty of glühwein, currywurst and steins of beer to be had.
You can also shop for Christmas presents, enjoy festive music and try your luck at the raffle.
When: Saturday 30th November 11:00-18:00
Where: German Embassy, 17 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
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Polish Embassy Christmas Market
The Polish Christmas Bazaar really shouldn’t be missed as it offers something no other Christmas Market in Beijing does: the chance to meet Santa himself!
You can enjoy mulled wine, hot chocolate, baked goods or countless other treats.
You can also browse the array of products on offer which include jewellery, home decor, ceramics and more whilst listening to live music.
Finally from everyone here at LTL Merry Christmas 圣诞快乐 Shèngdàn kuàilè!
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