It’s time to crank up the festive meter! Whether it’s admiring the dazzling light displays, splurging on carnival games, satisfying your food loving soul or getting crafty with seasonal décor, here’s a guide for all your yuletide musings.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Gardens by The Bay. Get ready to be mesmerised by the sea of twinkling lights that’s brighter than all the previous years. If the fun carnival games and seasonal treats doesn’t get you in the festive spirit, how does skating under the stars or a trip to Sana’s Grotto sound?
Date: 1- 26 December
Venue: Gardens By The Bay
Tickets from $4, visit www.christmaswonderland.sg for more information
The Great Christmas Village
The spirit of Yuletide is very much evident in The Great Christmas Village. Walk through the civic plaza dressed as a charming Christmas village with European-inspired décor and traditional ornaments. Amusement rides and gourmet galore, this is a magical place indeed!
Date: Until 25 December
Venue: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
Check out their event page here!
If you enjoyed the Artbox fair earlier this year, you’re going to love their festive edition! The eyegasmic food, interactive exhibitions, neon light art pieces, performances, games and workshops – it’s going to be filled with Instagram worthy opportunities at every corner.
Date: 9 to 30 Dec
Venue: open-air carpark at Grange Road and 313 Discovery Walk
More details available at www.flashbang.asia
What is the holiday without time spent with your loved ones? Both hoomans and fur, feathered or scaly friends are welcomed at the largest lifestyle Christmas carnival. Even if you’re not up for the various costume contests, indulge in the varied vendor booths and other exciting stage programs. During this jolly time, the event also honours the memory of lost or departed furkids with a Christmas tree light-up.
Date: 9 to 10 December
Venue: Singapore Turf Club
Entry only for those aged 18 years old and above, visit their Facebook page for more information
Moonbeats Xmas Party with Ryan Hemsworth
Ryan Hemsworth is back in Asia to celebrate the festivities, so get your dancing shoes on. This Canadian artist will put on a dazzling display of his songs for you to dance the night away. With music spanning across all genres, party goers will be in for a treat – whether you’re into hip-hop, R&B or indie rock, Hemsworth has your covered!
Date: 22 December
Venue: MAO Singapore
Tickets from $25, find out more at www.moonbeats.asia
The Nut Cracker
There’s no better time than now for a Christmas classic tale! Brought to life through ballet by the Singapore Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King will take you inside the enchanted world of sugar plum fairies, toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes.
Date: 6 to 10 December
Venue: The Esplanade Theatre
Tickets from $55, www.sistic.com.sg
SSO Christmas Concert
Listening to Chrimbo jingles is a sure fire way to fill up on the Christmas spirit. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of musical treasures complete with a sing along session – don’t hold back! Jingle bells, jingle bells…
Date: 15 to 17 December
Venue: Victoria Concert Hall
Tickets from $88, www.sistic.com.sg
If you’re running late on your list of Christmas gifts, the Merry Market is going to be stocked with present potential merchandise – it’s shopping time! Pick something unique from the array of local beauty products or fashion labels, vintage collectibles, artisanal pastries and original art pieces.
Date: 19 to 26 December
Venue: Tanglin Mall and Great World City
More information available at www.fleawhere.com
Date: 8 December to 24 December, Friday to Sundays
Venue: Capitol Piazza (Outdoor Plaza)
Find out more at www.fleawhere.com
Sustainable Christmas market
It’s the season of giving after all and who better to show your appreciation for than Mother Earth? Support the vendors who are all about sustainable produce and crafts – Bring home some carbon neutral beers from Craft Beverage Supply, all natural granolas and nuts from Amazin’ Glaze, organic Lebanon produce from Salut Lebanon and many more. For something a little more exciting join in on the fun of organic cooking and food sampling or sign up for a fermentation workshop!
Date: 9 Dec
Venue: Mercure Singapore, 28 Stevens Road
Entry is free, more details available on their Facebook page
This is where brands all over Asia will converge for a one stop Christmas shopping experience. The sky is the limit at Public Garden, any brand from any industry with a good concept is welcome to join so you can strike off multiple gifts from your checklist at a go. Say goodbye to squeezing through crazy crowds at renowned departmental stores!
Date: 9 to 10 Dec
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 403
Find out more at www.public-garden.com
Santa’s Workshop at The South Pole
If you’re down for getting busy with your hands, sign up for a Christmas workshop – learn how to make Santa’s pin badges, Christmas themed fondant cookie bars, calligraphy and customised gift wrappers. With an ongoing festive music line up, carnival games, face painting and a photo booth, it’s arguably the jolliest place to be!
Date: 15 – 17 December
Venue: South Beach, 26/36 Beach Road
More details are found on their Facebook page
Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop
40 vendors, 3 different workshops to sign up for and an opportunity to meet @Mongabong in the flesh! Whether it’s a handmade gift or buying an interesting knick knack, you’ll definitely find something for your loved ones here.
Date: 23 – 24 December
Venue: Studio Three Sixteen; 219 Henderson Rd #06-04
Learn more from their Facebook page
Christmas Souperchef Specials
Not all of us will have a home cooked Christmas feast to indulge in, but Soup Spoon’s festive menu is here to save the day with their seasonal pasta, Christmas meats and wholesome broths that will warm you up in time for the holiday! The ordering period closes on 27 December, you can check out the menu here.
IKEA Christmas Buffet Dinner
Mmmm, who could deny the shiok feeling after every meal at IKEA? Purchase your tickets directly at the IKEA restaurants for a seat at their annual yuletide buffet, we’re already salivating at the thought of their meatballs! Tickets are from $10 and sold on a first come first serve basis, find out more here www.ikea.com.
Manhattan Fish Market
If the traditional Christmas meats aren’t to your liking, how about a meal from depths of the deep blue? Manhattan Fish Market presents a clawsome menu with lobster at the centre of attention! See what else is available here www.manhattanfishmarket.com
What are your plans for Christmas? Share them with us in the comment section!
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