2012 Hong Kong Christmas Bazaars & Fairs

1 Sep

I noticed a number of searches already for the annual Christmas bazaars and fairs that take place in Hong Kong each autumn, here are some. I will add to the list as and when information becomes available. They are all worthwhile causes and a great way to get your Christmas shopping done early.

CAB 2012 Charity Christmas Card & Handicraft Fair
Get your Christmas shopping done early with a wide offering of charity Christmas cards and handicrafts for sale.
Date: 11 & 12 October 2012
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Li Hall, St. John’s Cathedral, Garden Road, Central

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The Helena May Charity Bazaar
Visit more than 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories, books etc. on the day. Proceeds are donated to the Charity of the Year: RainLily Hong Kong’s first one-stop crisis center for the victims of sexual violence.
Date: 11 October 2012
Time: 9:30am – 6pm
Location: The Helena May, Garden Road, Central

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Michaelmas Fair 2012
This is the annual fair of St. John’s Cathedral in Central. With many bargains to be had it features new and used books, potted plants, china, handicrafts, household goods, clothing and numerous items from cards, wrapping paper to décor for Christmas. Don’t forget the raffle with sumptuous prizes. Proceeds benefit various charities supported by St. John’s.

Date: 27 October 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: St. John’s Cathedral

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2012 Sedan Chair Race & Bazaar
In 1975 Nurse Joyce Smith created a competitive sedan chair race for charity as a means to showcase the location and facilities of the Matilda International Hospital. From this the Sedan Chair Charities Fund was established. Today the annual Sedan Chair Race & Bazaar is probably the most colourful fundraising event in Hong Kong’s annual charity calendar. The funds raised goes to support charitable organisations that generally do not receive assistance from the Hong Kong Community Chest, Hong Kong Jockey Club or the Government – none go to the Matilda International Hospital.

Date: 28 October 2012
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak

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AWA Charity Bazaar 2012
Have trouble finding gift ideas? Enjoy a stroll looking for item’s novel and new? Come to the American Women’s Association Charity Bazaar where dozens of vendors display the most unique products available, as well as sell their most popular. It’s a place to find a little something for you, your home, and perhaps your family pet. Find the famous AWA ‘Hidden Treasures’ flea market style tables, selling new & old items already filling the AWA warehouse with fabulous donations from factories and friends. Stop for a snack or take home dessert thanks to the AWA Bake Sale courtesy of the AWA ‘born to bake’ bakers. Visit for fun or to shop with a vengeance for the best cause of all- The AWA Charity Fund

Date: 1 November 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse

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Sandy Bay Charity Fair
Since 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Charity Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. Organised by The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children and held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary and well attended. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.

Date: 3 November 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay

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Christmas Bazaar of the German Speaking Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Hong Kong
If you are looking for traditional German Christmas items, look no further. This is it. Decoration items for Advent and Christmas abound, and there is more. Novelty items, toys, European fashion, cake and coffee. Not to be missed

Date: 16-17 November 2012
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: The Ebenezer School for the Visually Impaired, Pokfulam

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St. Stephen’s Chapel, Stanley Christmas Fête – 2012
St Stephen’s Chapel Christmas Fete is one of the highlights of the year. It’s as near as you get in Hong Kong to a traditional English summer fete, with bouncy castles, charity stalls, coconut shy, games, bands, dancers and entertainment, Santa, and plenty of food and drink. And not forgetting the Chinese lion dancers and acrobats! The Fete is held on the School Playing Field, with space for children to play games and run around all day to their hearts’ content. Funds raised go to the charities they support.

Date: 1 December 2012
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Sports Ground, St Stephen’s College, Stanley (Entrance on Wong Ma Kok Rd, Stanley)

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2 Responses to “2012 Hong Kong Christmas Bazaars & Fairs”

  1. Nick September 4, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Hi, I’m coming to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks to live with my girlfriend for 3 months. Whilst I’m there we’d both love to do some volunteering but I was wondering if I need some sort of specialist visa in order to volunteer or would a normal tourist visa suffice? Thanks!

    • hongkongvolunteer September 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      I’m not sure. I guess it would depend on the type of volunteer work offered. You are probably better off talking to the NGOs directly to find out. With so many programmes on offer, I am sure you will find one or more that would welcome you. Good luck and welcome to Hong Kong!

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