Ring in the Holiday Cheer at the Christmas Market on the Bund

By That's Shanghai, December 14, 2020

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Feeling a bad case of the winter blues? Don’t be a Grinch; Christmas is here, and the best place to take in that holiday magic is at one of the largest outdoor Christmas markets in Shanghai, located at the Bund Finance Center. 

Let the charming decorations, holiday beverages – like mulled wine and hot cocoa – and snacks from over 10 different countries warm your chilled heart from December 24-25 between 6pm-midnight and December 26-27 from 10am-10pm. 

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With over 100 booths to wander and ample sitting areas, you can easily spend a few hours basking in the holiday cheer. Fill your tummy with everything from BBQ skewers to churros and fill your shopping bag with presents for all your loved ones, from handmade toys to chic clothes. 

Keep your eyes peeled because Santa is making an appearance every day at the BFC. Look for him under the Christmas tree, at the carousel, near the fountain or at any of the live performances. 

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Easily the centerpiece of the BFC Christmas market is the nine-meter tall tree! Artificial snow, twinkling lights and beautiful ornaments all decorate this majestic pine. Take a selfie to impress your friends, they might even believe you are actually at the North Pole! Don't miss the daily artifical snow show at the BFC North Plaza in front of the Christmas tree at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

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Making sure to bring your pooch as all dogs are welcome to join in the fun! Involve your furry friends in this holiday experience with free pet trolleys. Christmas is not just for people – stop by the “PET WISH” animal spa to pamper your pet. 

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Settle down at the end of your visit by stopping by at the BFC Hug 2020 Photography Exhibition. Hug the giant plush hearts at the center of the exhibition or simply enjoy the amazing photos of over 50 groups of people that have been invited to submit hugging photos and share their hug stories in honor of the BFC’s one-year anniversary. Toast this momentous occasion by sharing your hug photos, which can be printed for free as part of this exhibition. 202012/2020-hug.jpg

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Soak up all the holiday cheer at the festive Bund Finance Center Christmas Market, and say goodbye to 2020 in style at the BFC's New Year's Eve Countdown Party on December 31. Opening hours will be extended until 1am, and the evening will be filled with delicious food and drinks, a live band, bingo every hour and lucky draw prizes. Let's countdown to 2021 together!


BFC The Bund Finance Center, No.600 East Zhongshan Dong Er Road

Cover image courtesy of BFC Christmas Market.

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