Few things spell festive like a winter market. Knowing this, Sansiri PLC has returned once again with its annual Winter Market Fest #7 — this year, themed after the classic holiday song, ‘What a Wonderful World’. With over 170 shops, the very best of Thailand’s food scene, and great vibes, the event promises a weekend of fun and great vibes, offering the perfect place to revel in the rare spell of cool Bangkok weather. Taking the theme rather seriously, the winter market is all about bringing happiness through what they dub as the ‘7 Wonders’, which range from lifestyle products to food and entertainment. Here are the reasons we’re definitely going.
Get ready to fill up on some of the city’s most delectable fares, as Sansiri never cuts back on quality — or quantity, as proven by the 100+ stores on the list — for their events. Famous street food stalls from all across the country will be gathered on the event grounds, including the likes of Sala Daeng Fried Seafood, Heng Hoi Tod Fried Oyster, Ko Boo Spicy Noodle, Talad Plu Fried Chives Dumplings and more. If you lean more towards the well-known, Instagram-famous variety of food, fret not, as popular outlets including Brix Desserts, QQ Desserts, Ros Dee-Ded, and Midnight A Cocoa will also be attending.
Not only will you be satiating your inner gourmand, but your inner shopaholic will be sure to rear its head. For the fashion-conscious, you definitely do not want to miss out on the hip clothing and accessories stores, including the likes of NYYY design, Papers, Everyday Apparels, Cosmos B, Standard Archives, before Mondays, and HOJ. Stores owned by famed local celebrities will also be making a show at the market, so keep your eyes peeled!
The ‘Go Green’ Energy
What marks Winter Market Fest #7 as a little different from Sansiri’s previous events is a larger focus on environmental consciousness, reducing materials, and being more aware of waste to help create a cleaner community. You see the green initiatives everywhere, from the Eco-Green Shop — the rather hyped venue known for caring for mother nature through “upcycling” materials to make them valuable once again — to Garbage Redeem Carts and fun activities that encourage self-harvesting and Farm to Table concepts. To facilitate these activities, Sansiri has incorporated the ‘Sansiri Backyard T77 Community’, transforming 15 rai of undeveloped land into the biggest organic vegetable and fruit garden in Bangkok city. Here, guests can enjoy healthy dishes, as well as have fun painting watermelons and exploring the wonders of designing your own mini garden space.
The Musical Lineup
Of course, no festive celebration is complete without some good entertainment, and on that front Sansiri has it covered. Expect a bevy of entertainers sure to liven up the fun atmosphere, from Thailand’s leading drag queens, to the likes of Ink Warunthorn, Noi Pru, and Gene Kasidit. The music will be headlined by none-other than our beloved Lover Boy Phum Viphurit. If you’re the sort — like we are — who enjoys belting out the lyrics as you enjoy the concert, you can even practice the songs and learn them through free playlists offered on Spotify. Of course, when the stars aren’t performing their mini concerts, a 4-metre-high jukebox will be providing happy Christmas tunes.
The Winter Market Fest #7 will take place from 4-10pm, December 14 – 15, 2019, at T77 Community on Sukhumvit 77. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.