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ZUJI: Christmas Markets To Do Your Shopping

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As the holiday season approaches, ZUJI has put together a list of top festive fairs around the world to do your Christmas shopping.

What better way to do your Christmas shopping than at one of the best Christmas fairs and markets around the world? ZUJI has shortlisted the top five festive fairs where visitors can sip on mulled wine, stock up on unique keep-sakes and soak up new sights and sounds.

  1. Striezelmarkt, Dresden Germany

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To experience the ultimate traditional Christmas market, look no further than Striezelmarkt – one of Germany’s longest documented festive fairs. Savour traditional Saxon holiday treats and mulled wine while browsing through a bustling market place full of trinkets and attractions in the heart of Dresden city.

  1. Great Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco USA

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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a holiday adventure where over three acres of vintage exhibition halls are transformed to look like old London town on Christmas Eve. Complete with lamp-lit lanes, pubs, theatres, music halls, tea rooms and shops, join hundreds of costumed characters from both literature and history as they bring the town to life and interact with visitors. Find one-of-a-kind treasures, Victorian reproductions, fine art, romantic clothing, glittering pewter, and dazzling jewellery that will make perfect exotic Christmas gifts for loved ones!

  1. Shanghai German Christmas Market, Shanghai China
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Photo credit: Shanghai German Christmas Market website

From 27 November to 27 December this year, Shanghai will kick off the Christmas season with its second open-air Medieval Christmas Town festival that will transport visitors back to the middle ages. Stroll through traditional wooden hut villages, and check out the merchants in medieval costumes as they offer food, drinks, crafts and Christmas gifts. For a bit of entertainment, keep a look out for the Knights practicing archery, or the jugglers and musical acts roaming around the venue throughout the day.

  1. German Christmas Market, Osaka Japan
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Photo Credit: Osaka Info Japan website

One of the largest winter events in Osaka, this year’s German-themed Christmas Market will boast a 27-metre-tall illuminated Christmas tree. From 15 November to 25 December, visitors can indulge in traditional German sausages and mulled wine while browsing through ornaments, handmade gifts and crafts. Be sure not to miss a ride on the market’s main attraction – an antique 115-year-old German merry-go-round.

  1. Twilight Hawkers Market, Perth Australia
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Photo credit: Twilight Hawkers Market Facebook Page

Though not specifically a Christmas market, the Twilight Hawkers Market is Perth’s biggest street food fair and will take place every Friday during the holiday period. With around 30 stalls and a range of live local performances, this market is sure to put you in a festive mood.



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