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Seasonal Shopping Festivals, Markets and Pop Ups in Colombo

2019 Dec 10

With our favourite beloved holiday right around the corner, tis the season to splurge! But where at? Have no fear as Pulse is here with our seasonal roundup of the Christmas festivals, markets, and pop-ups happening in Colombo this December.


From those of you who know exactly what to gift your friends and family, to those of you who dread the idea of having to figure out the perfect gifts, these markets and festivals will leave you’ll be spoilt for choice. So browse through, take your pick or picks (because you can never shop too much), and spread that seasonal cheer!


Christmas Market by Hilton Colombo


Date: 2 – 28 December 2019

Time: 10 am to 8 pm

Location: Hilton Colombo, 2, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 2

The Christmas Market at the Hilton offers many pop up carts for you to choose from, located at their lobby. With live music to spread that festive vibe and products ranging from Christmas goodies to customised gifts, and beauty cosmetics, this Christmas market has something for everyone.


Love Local Christmas Pop Up


Date: 14 December 2019

Time: 10 am to 8 pm

Location: Selyn, 102, Fife Road, Colombo 5

Promoting locally made, fair-trade, ethical, and sustainable goodies, Selyn is all set to host its very own Christmas Pop Up. With its noble purpose to support local products, this pop up is the ideal location to splurge guilt-free!


Santastic Fair


Date: 14 – 23 December 2019

Time: 10 am onwards

Location: SLECC, 12, D. R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10

Attractive offers on household items and electronics await you. But that’s not all! This year’s edition of this renowned fair is ready to accommodate hundred plus vendors, ensuring the availability of something for everyone.


Bowl’d Christmas Market


Date: 14 and 21 December 2019

Time: 11.30 am to 6.30 pm

Location: Bowl’d, 30, Sea View Avenue, Colombo 3

Congratulations to Bowl’d who are hosting their first-ever pop-up series which is to take place on the next two Saturdays this month. The vendors include Thambili Island, Culture by Ari, Red Cocoon, Bath Bliss, Tale Thoughts, Botanic Hues, Geo Blox, The Silk Body and Ceylan Creperie.


Colombo Shopping Festival


Date: 19 – 24 December 2019

Time: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7

With an entrance ticket fee at Rs. 100 (children under 12 years of age walk in free), the ultimate shopping experience in Colombo this season is the well renowned Colombo Shopping Festival, which is ready to host both local and international vendors offering numerous products for all shoppers.


4th Chapter – Jingles Christmas Festival


Date: 20 December 2019

Time: 3 pm onwards

Location: Colombo Racecourse Ground, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7

The Christmas carnival “Jingles 2019” is its fourth edition and is organised by the Rotaract Clubs of CFPS Law School and Colombo East. Hosting food stalls, markets, live music, games, and carols, this is the place to be with friends and family on the 20th of December.


KIKU Christmas Night Market


KIKU is all set to hold their second Christmas market and this time it’s a night market! Get ready to indulge in Christmas purchases and of course the freshly baked goods KIKU is known for. Stay tuned to their Instagram page for more updates on this market!

Date: 21 December 2019

Time: 6 to 10 pm

Location: 31, A1, Dr Lester James Peries Mawatha, Colombo 5


The Christmas Market by Cinnamon Grand


Date: 12 – 23 December 2019

Time: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: Cinnamon Grand, 77, Galle Rd, Colombo 3

With over 100 items on offer, don’t forget to head over to Cinnamon Grand, known for their splendid festive decorations. Treat yourself and your loved ones with goodies from their bread stall, cookie house, smoked house, and more!


Seasonal Affairs 2019 with Taj


Date: 1 – 31 December 2019

Time: 10 am to 10 pm

Location: Taj Samudra, 25, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 8

Feel the Christmas spirit at Taj Samudra this season. Hosting a Christmas Goodies Hut featuring a selection of Christmas cakes, preserves, sauces inter alia, a carvery market, and more, Taj not only has plenty of festive goodies in store, but also aims to create and spread joy among its customers.  



So there you have it, Colombo, go join in on the festive cheer this Christmas season. Gifts galore so you might as well make full use of this opportunity and shop till you drop!



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