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Deck Your Calendars With These December 2019 Festivities

The year’s almost over, but you can still lock in new memories to make 2019 a truly memorable one. 

December is packed with so many events that will give your family multiple opportunities to enjoy and eventually reminisce. Make everyone’s yearender the best yet by joining as many events as you and your family can in this merry month! 

Gardens By The Bay’s Christmas Wonderland

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Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook

A magical Christmas awaits everyone at Gardens By The Bay’s Christmas Wonderland celebration, featuring a Christmas Parade with everyone’s favourite Christmas characters, including Santa on his reindeer sleigh, the dancing elves and Santarinas, cheeky penguins sneaking out of igloos and snowmen hiding in the Gardens. Kids who love to learn and have fun at the same time will enjoy the new interactive Santa’s Workshop where animatronic elves will be wrapping presents and fulfilling wishes on their list. Father Christmas will also be there!

Prepare to be stunned by a dazzling display of over 40 majestic luminarie light sculptures in brand new designs, including Asia’s tallest luminarie Christmas tree—for a perfect Christmas selfie. Other features of the event include:

  • Walk of Peace, a stunning art installation made up of more than 60,000 bulbs that gives visitors a chance to walk through a 50-metre tunnel-like display for a surreal illuminated experience;
  • Four theatrical productions by acclaimed circus performers from various parts of the globe including Australia, London, and New York;
  • A Christmas carol under the magical Cassa Armonica gazebo with performances by various artists and the Garden Rhapsody–The Christmas Special light and sound show;
  • Blizzard Time presented by Häagen-Dazs, which is Christmas Wonderland’s most popular attraction;
  • Christmas Village where you can shop from a host of new craft vendors and limited edition food and drink launched by Brewerkz and Häagen-Dazs; and
  • Poinsettia Wishes floral display with creative direction by the Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, Her Excellency Dorte Bech Vizard.

Date: Until 26 December 2019
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Gardens By The Bay
Fee: Admission charges apply in select activities
Click here for more information.

A Very Merry Minions Christmas

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Photo credit: Frasers Property

Is your child a Minion fan? Now is their chance to get a glimpse of a real-life Minion with Frasers Property’s A Very Merry Minions Christmas, which will feature sweet and loyal Minions going around the malls of Frasers Property including The Centrepoint, Bedok Point, Changi City Point, Causeway Point, Anchorpoint, Waterway Point, YewTee Point, and Northpoint City. If you happen to be at any of these malls, don’t miss out! 

Several events and activations are happening including:

  • Biggest gathering of Minions fans: Minions are joining shoppers at Waterway Point for a Singapore Book of Records attempt by forming the biggest gathering of Minions fans in a single location. To participate and to get a chance to win goodies, you must register online. Only the first 200 shoppers who are Frasers Experience members are eligible. Aside from meeting the Minions at Waterway Point, two lucky winners can bring home S$500 worth of Digital Gift Cards in the Grand Lucky Draw.
  • Lighting of the Minions Christmas Tree: Shoppers must cycle on the stationary bicycles to generate enough energy to power up the Minions Christmas Tree. The malls are also bringing shoppers together to engage in the age-old family tradition of decorating a smaller, fun-sized, Christmas tree! At the “$10,000 Deck The Halls Challenge,” participants must grab as many Minions ornaments from the ball pit to furnish the tree and they can win a share of S$10,000 Digital Gift Cards.
  • Christmas cards creation: Here you are invited to craft your own heartwarming Christmas cards. At the “Craft My Card Corner,” you can emboss your favourite Minions characters on the card with the stamp machine. You can also bring home your own crafted tote bags, Minions-themed Christmas ornaments, and your own balloons for your little ones.

Date: Until 24 December
Time: 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Venue: Frasers Property Malls including The Centrepoint, Bedok Point, Changi City Point, Causeway Point, Anchorpoint, Waterway Point, YewTee Point, and Northpoint City
Click here for more information.

Doraemon and Friends at M Malls

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Photo credit: M Malls

The streets are decked again with sparkling decorations and fancy Christmas trees while classical carols are played. To make Christmas even more memorable, M Malls brings Doraemon and Friends to AMK Hub and Jurong Point! Meet Doraemon in person and see how he uses his magic pocket to help Nobita. The event also features thematic art workshops, dance shows, Instagrammable inflatables, limited-edition merchandise, and exclusive meet-and-greet sessions!

Date: Until 26 December
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Varies between AMKHub and Jurong Point
Click here for more information. 

Island Lights

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Photo credit: Sentosa

Sentosa’s signature Island Lights comes back and descends on Sentosa Cove Village for the first time—now with local and international artists frontlining the event. The event will also feature interactive light art installations of up to 4.8m-high curated by design studio Space Objekt, and 300 colour-changing neon snowflakes at Quayside Isle to offer enchanting dinner by the quay. The 135m-long space will enable guests to explore and immerse themselves in the landscape of unique light art installations created around the theme of “Celebration.” 

Catch the spectacular Boat Light Parade and bask in a merry atmosphere at the Sentosa Cove Holiday Market featuring 15 stalls selling festive treats and gifts. Families looking to bond over the weekends will also enjoy Island Lights fire twirlers, movie screenings, roving percussion performances, and more, which will be extended throughout the Christmas week. For food-lovers, go gaga over international gastronomic dining concepts at Quayside Isle, alongside a dazzling display of lights and music, “Snowflakes Symphony.”

Date: Until 31 December 2019
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Sentosa Island
Fee: Admission is free
Click here for more information.

Sparkling Wonders of Christmas at Jewel

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Photo credit: Changi Airport

Let this be your first Christmas at Jewel as Changi Airport presents Sparkling Wonders of Christmas at Jewel with its endless fun-filled activities. Be in awe of the white Christmas magic with Jewel’s “Snow Walk” at Jewel’s Topiary Walk and Petal Garden and “Snowfall Spectacular” at Shiseido Forest Valley—which you can get access to if you spend S$50 in a single receipt. There will also be a “Christmas Light and Sound Show” and you can take a snap of the 16m-tall Christmas Tree right in front of HSBC Rain Vortex. If you’re craving for more entertainment after your last-minute Christmas shopping, a “Dancers’ Parade” will happen at Jewel B1/L1; “Jewel Festive Market” at Cloud9 Piazza; and “Santa and Santarina” at Petal Garden.

Date: Until 5 January 2020
Venue: Varies per activity
Fee: Select activities are free while others require purchase
Click here for more information.

A Frozen Wonderland at Changi

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Photo credit: Changi Airport

Still got the Frozen 2 fever? Changi Airport introduces A Frozen Wonderland at Changi, bringing the freeze right to sunny Singapore this December school holidays. Watch Changi Airport transform into a Frozen Wonderland with Disney’s Frozen 2 decorations and light show and get a chance to meet and greet Disney’s Frozen 2 characters at Terminal 3 Departure Hall. 

There will also be an Enchanted Forest activity area at Terminal 3 which you can access when you spend S$50 in a single, same day receipt. For Changi Rewards members, you’ll get to experience the Magical Adventure activity area so your kids can have fun while travelling! Not only that, exclusive Frozen 2 Premiums will be up for grabs when you spend at Changi Airport.

Date: Until 5 January 2020
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminals 2 and 3 (Public area)
Fee: Select activities are free while others require purchase
Click here for more information.

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020

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Photo credit: Marina Bay Sands

Usher in your 2020 with Marina Bay Sands’ exciting New Year’s Eve activities starting this week. Not only will you be mesmerised with the beautiful Singapore skyline as fireworks burst in the sky during the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020, you also get to choose how to celebrate the season with various events in the area:

  • Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2020 countdown concert at The Promontory that will bring the best of music, dance, and fashion together, shining a spotlight on the top talents from Singapore
  • Starlight @ The Lawn will feature an array of family-friendly and fun activities with bouncy castles, roving and stage performances, food and beverage options, and more, presented by the Marina Bay Alliance
  • Unwind @ Civic District will feature a variety of activities for visitors at the Empress Lawn and along Connaught Drive. Invite your friends and family for a night of feast and festivity.
  • Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition
  • The Great Circus of Europe

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 will also bring back the “Build a Dream” light projection shows featuring artworks by individuals from selected social service organisations. You and your kids can donate or sign up as volunteers to support partner organisations via Giving.sg until 31 January 2020. 

Date: Until 14 January 2020
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Varies per activity
Fee: Admission charges apply in select activities
Click here for more information.

Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition

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Photo credit: Uncle Ringo

Embark on a space adventure this New Year’s Eve with Star Island Singapore’s Countdown Edition, which will include a symphony of fireworks with Singapore’s largest drone display and world-class acts for “2019: A Space Odyssey.” Here you will get a glimpse of technology’s magic with a grand multi-sensory fireworks musical show, larger-than-life pyrotechnics, 3D surround sound, and a stellar cast of artists—all weaved into a single, seamless performance. The whole family will also be treated to live DJ performances and delicacies at the food village, making it the ultimate New Year countdown you don’t want to miss!

Date: 31 December 2019
Time: Show starts at 10:40pm
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Fee: Tickets range from S$88 to S$468
Click here for more information.

The Great Circus of Europe!

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Photo credit: Uncle Ringo

Witness world-class circus performers do their acts at The Great Circus of Europe presented by local carnival veteran Uncle Ringo. Get a chance to be a part of this breathtaking experience as this is the first time that the Circus is coming to Singapore. The show features carnival games, thrilling rides, and delectable delights at the food street—bringing fun, family, and food all in one venue!

The show is packed with 90-minute spectaculaire with performers like Hayley Gandey, a fourth-generation descendant of a circus dynasty, Prince Amiri or the “Bone Crusher,” The London Showgirls, and Clown Andreea. Gasp in awe as the Colombian dare-devils The Gerlings attempt to do the dangerous “Double Space Wheel.” The Skyriders will embark on a motorbike journey seven meters up in the air and on a 15mm wide wire, while The Survivors will fly through the air with their heart-racing performance. The Serik Brothers will do a series of acrobatic acts while suspended 13 meters away from the ground. Other acts include Duo Nava with an aerial ballet display, The Athumani Warriors from Kenya with their high-adrenaline acrobatic acts, and high-energy roller-skating routines by The High Rollers. 

This event is part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 celebrations, making your New Year countdown even more fab! 

Date: 20 December 2019 to 1 January 2020
Time: 1:30pm onwards
Venue: Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands), 12A Bayfront Ave
Fee: Tickets range from S$70 to S$150. Get yours here.
Click here for more information.

Christmas Fair at Science Centre Singapore 

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

Learning does not have to stop while the kids are having fun. That’s why Science Centre Singapore has a jolly treat for everyone through its Christmas Fair and festive activities:

  • Christmas Fair: This will feature family-friendly hands-on activities, food and drinks, and local artisan stalls with close to 20 curated vendors guaranteed to get you into the Christmas mood! Up to five guests also stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth a total of S$1,000. Just purchase a pair of Sci-Sational Christmas show tickets and spend S$10 at the Christmas Fair to participate. This will happen at The Annexe from 7–8, 14–15, and 21–22 December at 10am to 6pm. Fees are S$6 per adult and S$4 per child.
  • Sci-sational Christmas: Enjoy a sci-sational adventure with fun and quirky elves as they take you on an exclusive tour of their headquarters, nestled in the heart of their Christmas Village. Your kids will surely love seeing the spectacular flaming hydrogen and nitrogen combustion demonstrated by the elves in a safe and up-close performance, then they can learn how to make their very own scented Christmas candles. There’s also a chance to see Santa’s top-secret office! This will happen at The Annexe Hall 1 from 1 to 25 December at 10am to 6pm. Fee is S$15.
  • Annual Solar Eclipse: Witness the Sun turns into a Ring of Fire in the sky with the once-in-a-lifetime annual solar eclipse viewing at the Ecogarden from 11am to 3pm, then learn more about this majestic event at The Sun, The Moon and Everything in Between workshop from 9:30am to 11:30am on 26 December. Register online via this link and be sure to get yourself a pair of solar glasses at the Science Centre Singapore’s Curiosity Shop before heading down to these events. Fees are S$6 per adult and S$4 per child.

Date: 1 to 26 December
Time: Varies per activity
Venue: Varies per activity
Fee: Varies. Admission charges apply.
Click here for more information.

The Super Santa Christmas Show

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Photo credit: Diva Productions

Diva Productions and The Superdudes present The Super Santa Christmas Show! Get your kids into the festive mood as they travel with The Superdudes all the way to The North Pole to meet Santa. Not only is it going to be an interactive drama theatre for kids, it’s also a great venue to make them see in the spirit of Christmas.

Date: 6 to 8 December
Time: 5pm (6 December); 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm (7 and 8 December)
Venue: SOTA Drama Theatre 1 Zubir Said Drive
Fee: Varies from S$65, S$55, and S$45
Click here for more information.

Singapore Comic Con

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Photo credit: Singapore Comic Con

For kids and kids-at-heart who love toys: Singapore Comic Con (SGCC) happens in December with lots of exciting treats for toy enthusiasts! The event will see award-winning design studio Mighty Jaxx collaborate with iconic children’s show Sesame Street through the Freeny’s Hidden Dissectibles: Sesame Street! collection. Get first dibs on the collection, which will feature six fan favourite characters and four hidden variants. The special edition 4-inch Elmo and the latest XXRAY Plus Cookie Monster will also debut at SGCC 2019.

Toy artisans whose works will be featured include: Tik Ka from East, who has held solo exhibitions in major cities worldwide including Taiwan, Paris, New York, and London; Michael Sng, owner of Machination Studio, who has fulfilled his childhood dream of making a large fictional walking tank model and embarked on a journey to learn about 3D modelling, electronics and programming; award-winning illustrator and comic artist Koh Hong Teng; John Layman, whose notable works include Cyclops, Godzilla, Scarface, House of Me: Fantastic Four, and the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals; professional freelance artist Jim Mahfood, who wrote and drew the X-Men-related Generation X Underground Special; and licensed Star Wars and Marvel poster artwork creator Alexander Iaccarino, among others. 

Date: 7 to 8 December
Time: 10am to 8pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Halls A, B, and C
Fee: Varies depending on the type of ticket.
Click here for more information.

Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience 

Get a glimpse of the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience is an interactive exhibition that brings the joy and wonder of the animal kingdom to life through cutting-edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences. Make your kids understand the relationship between the animals and their environments, enabling them to get even closer to nature. Technology also plays a big role in the exhibition, making it more exciting for the curious learners.

Date: Until 22 March 2020
Venue: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Fee: S$23/adult, S$18/child, and S$66/family
Click here for more information.

Imaginique: Singapore Children’s Festival

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Photo credit: Singapore Street Festival

Treat your child to a creative, immersive holiday this December with Imaginique, managed by the Singapore Street Festival. This will feature live experience in theatre, dance, music, or art, and programmes for the kids and their families—including babies! There will be four main shows with world-class, award-winning non-verbal performances from overseas: “Loo” (Spain), “Here I AM Self-Portrait” (Brisbane, Australia), “Toddler’s Room” (Norway), and “Air Play” (New York).

Kids up to 12 years old will have access to live theatre and music experiences designed to excite the imagination and incite curiosity. Performances are inspired by renowned children’s festivals around the world such as the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Brisbane’s Out-of-Box Festival and Okinawa’s Ricca Ricca Festival for very young audiences. The event is perfect for family bonding as well as it seeks to strengthen family connections by providing platforms for families to attend arts events focused on the children. 

Date: 13 to 22 December
Time: Varies per activity.
Fee: Varies. Book tickets here.
Click here for more information. 

LINE FRIENDS World Tour 

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Photo credit: CapitaLand Malls

Want to travel this holiday season but can’t get out of Singapore? Fret not as CapitaLand and LINE FRIENDS take you on a tour around the globe with LINE FRIENDS World Tour, Southeast Asia’s largest LINE FRIENDS exhibition featuring 11 thematic installations of BROWN and FRIENDS in iconic landmarks from around the world. This will also feature six city-themed exhibitions which are making their exclusive debut in Singapore.

See iconic landmarks from cities like Istanbul, Las Vegas, Macau, Moscow, New York, and Singapore. Get ready to experience winter at Singapore’s snow fun house at Plaza Singapura, immerse in New York City’s streetscape at IMM Outlet Mall, or navigate your way out of Egyptian and German-themed mazes at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza. These are just some of the things that are in store for you and your loved ones with when you go to LINE FRIENDS World Tour

Simultaneous with these activities are opportunities to win prizes and freebies:

  • Collect LINE FRIENDS stamps and complete the LINE FRIENDS World Tour Digital Passport on the CapitaStar app to stand a chance to win 380,000 KrisFlyer miles to fly to your dream destination, a full set of LINE FRIENDS plushies, eCapitaVouchers or Grab vouchers.
  • Spend a minimum of S$30 to redeem a photo-taking session with BROWN and CONY at selected malls until 25 December 2019.

Date: Until 24 January 2020
Venue: Varies based on city-themed installations
Click here for more information.

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