Christmas market lights up the holiday season

Lu Feiran
It's time for holiday shopping and street food treats as the German Christkindlmarkt is returning to Shanghai.
Lu Feiran

Shot by Lu Feiran. Edited by Li Qian. Subtitles by Lu Feiran and Li Qian.

The German Christkindlmarkt is returning to Shanghai.

Through January 2, 2023, the Christmas Market will be open at "The Central", a historical compound with a high glass ceiling that spans the whole area on Nanjing Road E.

It comprises four historical buildings – the Central Mansion, the Meilun Building, the Xinkang Building and the Huaqiao Building – all built between 1924 and 1930. It is now a new landmark near the Bund with boutique stores, restaurants, cultural and art exhibition venues as well as offices.

Christmas market lights up the holiday season

Visitors will be able to feast on not only German dishes but also delicacies from all over the world, such as Chilean-style churrasco, barbecue sticks, burgers, tacos and French fries. Dessert lovers will not be forgotten. Sink your teeth into the pies, chocolates and traditional German pastries.

Drinks, of course, will also have a role to play. Hot mulled wine, fruit punch, warm apple cider, traditional eggnog, hot chocolate and beer will keep visitors warm on the winter nights.

Christmas market lights up the holiday season
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Christkindlmarkt on the Bund in 2020

As at every Christmas Market, craft vendors will be a great source of holiday decorations and presents. Handmade candles, cashmere scarves, and eco-friendly products are waiting for visitors to take them home.

Visitors can follow the Wechat Official Account "GermanEvents" for possible updated pandemic control information. Booking in advance is required.

Danke sehr and willkommen!

Christmas market lights up the holiday season

The Central

Event Info:

Date: Through January 2, 2023 (closed on Mondays to Wednesdays and December 31); Thursdays and Fridays, 4-10pm; Weekends, 12-10pm

Venue: The Central

Address: 137 Jiujiang Rd

Admission: 20 yuan (pre-booking), 30 yuan (regular-booking); Free entry for children with a height under 1.3 meters

Tip: Booking in advance and green code are required.

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