One way of getting your Christmas shopping done and support charities in Hong Kong is by visiting the numerous Christmas Bazaars. Here are a few to get you started:
HELENA MAY CHARITY BAZAAR
This is an annual event at Helena May where the public is welcome and can visit more than 50 stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories, books etc.
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Time: Please call the Helena May for details.
Place: The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
MICHAELMAS FAIR 2016
A Hong Kong institution run each year by St John’s Cathedral, this fair offers games, marching bands, old books, household items, clothing stalls, book stalls, food and drink and much more. Fun for the entire family!
Date: Saturday, October 29 2016
Time: 10am to 4pm
Place: St. John’s Cathedral, Li Hall, 4-8 Garden Road, Central
SEDAN CHAIR RACE & BAZAAR
The annual Sedan Chair Race is the main fundraising event of the Sedan Chair Charities Fund. The fund raised goes to support charitable organisations that are lesser known and have very limited resources to do fundraising themselves – none go to the Matilda International Hospital where the event is held each year. Watch as teams wearing all sorts of colourful costumes race by. There are also games and food stalls.
Date: Sunday, October 30 2016
Time: 10am to 1:30pm
Place: Matilda International Hospital, The Peak
SANDY BAY CHARITY FAIR at DKCH
Since 1981, the annual Sandy Bay Fair has been held on the first Saturday in November, from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Held at the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay at Pokfulam, the Fair is legendary. Loads of bargains, lots of fun, laughter and delicious food as well as their famous limited edition Christmas cards. All net proceeds are used to support the Hospital to improve medical facilities.
If you can’t make it to the fair, you can order their Christmas cards by mail. To download this year’s catalogue, please click on this link.
Date: Saturday, 5 November 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay, 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
JWA ANNUAL CHARITY BAZAAR
The Jewish Women’s Association of Hong Kong (JWA) invites you and the whole family to their annual bazaar! It is slated to be bigger and better than before! Happy holidays and happy shopping! All proceeds will go to charity.
Date: Sunday, November 6 2016
Time: Please call the Jewish Women’s Association for more information.
Place: Island School, 20 Borrett Road, Mid-levels
LAMMA FUN DAY
Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival is one-day charity event with something for everyone live music on stage on the beach, DJs, market stalls, a licensed bar, arts and crafts, tasty food, free water, a charity auction, bric-a-brac stalls, plus sports and activities for kids during the day. Entrance is free – the event is run by volunteers and CWS Hong Kong, with the generous support of Lamma and Hong Kong businesses. Now in its 16th edition, this year’s event will raise money for education projects in Nepal.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 11am till late
Place: Yung Shue Wan, Tai Wan To, Lamma Island