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Christmas Activities for the Family!

Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Christmas is fast approaching and there are plenty of festivities happening all around our sunny island. To fully immerse yourself in festive cheer, here are our top picks of Christmas-themed activities for the family this December!

A Universal Christmas @ Universal Studios Singapore

Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

An all-new illuminated Christmas experience awaits at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa from 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018. Immerse yourself in A Universal Christmas like no other, from the sights of twinkling lights and holiday displays to the excitement of festive entertainment with your favourite characters. Join Santa on his snowy sleigh ride, explore the dazzling World of Stars, catch Sesame Street friends in an all-new Oscar’s Grouchmas show, take part in an interactive Santa’s Workshop, and more!

Search for a Christmas Star at World of Stars (New York)
This new, all-singing, all-dancing show features whimsical characters and exciting performances combining aerial acrobatics, special effects, snowfall and state-of-the-art projection mapping at the New York Public Library for a truly memorable nighttime spectacle. During the day, catch “Under The Mistletoe starring Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop” as the two stars bring their signature Hollywood glamour with a medley of Christmas hits.
Time: 7.30pm & 8.45pm

Oscar’s Grouchmas Show (Pantages Hollywood Theater)
Follow the story of Oscar, as he transforms from a Christmas grouch to the holiday’s number one fan through an unexpected journey — discovering the true meaning of the season and the joys of giving, kindness and love. Sesame Street friends Elmo, Cookie Monster and more will delight audiences in this warm-spirited musical.
Time: 1.00pm, 4.00pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm

Santa’s Workshop

Embark on a journey with the Lead Elf to finish all the tasks at various thematic zones. This immersive experience features interactive zones such as a Mail Room brimming with Christmas letters and wish lists, scrumptious smells from Mrs Claus’ Kitchen, and the bustling Toy Factory where toys are being assembled.
Time: 12.00pm – 8.00pm

Santa’s Snowy Sleigh Ride (New York and Hollywood)
Get ready to welcome Santa Claus and his wonderful reindeer as they bring merriment and a burst of snowfall along the streets of New York. Join the marching band, elves and toy soldiers for a festive photo moment set against a glistening 15m-tall Santa’s Christmas Tree House at Hollywood Lagoon. Over at Hollywood, guests can catch the antics of favourite characters such as Charlie Chaplin, Gru and the adorable Minions from Despicable Me – all decked out in Christmas outfits.
Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm

Christmas Fireworks Spectacular
Time: 9.30pm on select nights, 12am on New Year’s Eve

Date: 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018
Venue: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore 098269
Price: Click here for ticketing information.

Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay

Photo credit: Christmas Wonderland

Photo credit: Christmas Wonderland

Get ready for a spectacular treat as the fourth edition of Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair, returns with bigger, brighter and more magical experiences this December. Be wowed by the Asian debut of the highly acclaimed Circus Abyssinia from Ethiopia, and savour a tantalising festive spread by award-winning restaurants at the European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove.

For the first time, visitors can skate under the stars at the fair’s first-ever outdoor skating rink at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay. Specially brought in from Switzerland, the 240sqm outdoor synthetic skating rink is Singapore’s biggest and will be framed by stunning luminarie light sculptures, providing the backdrop for one-of-a-kind Instagram-worthy pictures.

The young ones will be excited to know that Christmas Wonderland will feature one of Asia’s largest Santa’s Grotto, where kids and the young-at-heart can meet Santa Claus. The free attraction, open to all ticket holders, boasts flying life-sized reindeers amid a starry nightscape, photo installations, an Alpine House decked in pinewood, a sled and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. All Santa’s Grotto visitors will receive a lucky draw ticket, with over 100 prizes given away daily. Prizes include free carnival rides and games, Circus Abyssinia tickets as well as food and beverage vouchers. All lucky draw ticket holders will stand a chance to win a Grand Prize of a trip for two to Lapland, Finland!

Date: 1 to 26 December 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Click here to buy tickets.

Poinsettia Wishes @ Gardens By The Bay

Photo credit: Gardens By The Bay

Photo credit: Gardens By The Bay

Celebrating the yuletide season at Gardens by the Bay isn’t complete without a visit to the seasonal floral display in Flower Dome! Let the Poinsettia Wishes floral display whisk you off to the Nordics with a wintry landscape of flowers and conifer trees that take on an enchanting glow at night. What’s more, as part of the Poinsettia Wishes Christmas programme line-up, meet Santa Claus who will be travelling all the way from the Arctic with his elves to celebrate the holidays with us. Soak up the festive cheer with captivating programmes like storytelling, pantomimes, music and dance too!

Santa Claus Meet & Greet
Put on your best behaviour to meet Santa Claus who has travelled to the Gardens all the way from his home in the Arctic!
Venue: Flower Dome (Admission charge applies)

Storytelling by Santa’s Elves
Sit back and relax as Santa’s elves read you magical tales about Christmas.
Venue: Flower Dome (Admission charge applies), Canopy

Tales of Wonder Pantomime
In this pantomime filled with colourful characters, mask, puppetry, costumes, music and humour, the audience gets to be part of the show and help to retell classical Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
Venue: Flower Dome (Admission charge applies), Canopy

Santarinas x Wise Wee Festive Dance
Soak in the festive cheer and dance along as our Gardens’ Bear Botanist, Wise Wee, performs with the Santarinas.
Venue: Canopy

Wise Wee Meet & Greet
Look out for our Bear Botanist, Wise Wee, as he roams around the Gardens. Give him a ‘high-paw’ and be ready to receive plenty of bear hugs!
Venue: Roving

Christmas with Ding Yi
Brighten your holiday season with Ding Yi, one of Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese Chamber music ensembles, as they perform popular Christmas tunes on the go.
Venue: Roving / Canopy

Date: 7 December to 10 December & 14 December to 17 December 2017
Time: 10.00am – 9.00pm (selected timings)
Venue: Flower Dome & Canopy at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: Admission charges to Flower Dome apply. Programmes at the Canopy are free.

Click here for individual event dates and times.

Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove

Photo credit: Quayside Isle

Photo credit: Quayside Isle

Set against the majestic marina of Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove presents a Tropical Christmas – a festive village of Yuletide wonder to celebrate Christmas with family and friends! Tis’ the season to bring home wonderful memories and capture each happy moment with your loved ones, atop Santa’s Sleigh. Ride the Christmas Choo Choo Train, or have the kids bounce to their hearts’ content in Christmas-themed bouncy inflatables. 

Christmas Carnival by Uncle Ringo
Climb on board the Christmas Choo Choo Train for a ride through the festival village! With Christmas-themed inflatables and Carnival games, Quayside Isle’s Fountain Plaza will be home to hours of festive fun this December!
Date: 1 to 31 December 2017
Time: Fri 5.00pm – 9.00pm Sat, Sun & PH 12.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Fountain Plaza
Operator’s fees apply.

Santa’s Sleigh
Santa has decided to be nice to us this season, and park his sleigh at Quayside Isle. What’s more, it is made even more magical with bubbles every 15 minutes. Create Christmas memories by posting your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #Quaysideisle and stand a chance to win $100 Quayside Isle dining vouchers!
Date: 1 to 31 December 2017
Venue: Fountain Plaza

Cluny Court’s Christmas Fair and Market

Photo credit: Cluny Court

Photo credit: Cluny Court

Cluny Court’s tenants & vendors have brought in an array of products including books, cakes, fashion accessories, Christmas decor and more! You’re bound to find something you like at their Christmas Fair! Kids will be delighted to know that Santa Claus himself will be making an appearance at Cluny Court from 24 November to 17 December! Check out Santa’s Meet and Greet timings here.

Fair & Market Dates: 1 to 3 December 2017
Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Venue: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760

ION Orchard

Photo credit: ION Orchard

Photo credit: ION Orchard

This Christmas season, shoppers and visitors at ION Orchard can unleash their imagination and embark on a joy ride of discovery with festive celebrations, shopping delights, exclusive deals and glittering festive ornaments aplenty from now till 1 January 2018!

Bringing the travel theme to life will be ION Orchard’s outdoor plaza, which will be transformed into a magical train station where shoppers and visitors can ‘hop aboard’ a steam train, complete with classic English carriage seats, windows and smoke from the train’s chimney, alongside whimsical sound effects.

Just a stone’s throw away is the dazzling ION Orchard Christmas tree decorated in partnership with PANDORA! Adorned with 72 glistening rose gold snowflakes and over 130,000 glowing fairy lights, the 20-metre-tall walk-in Christmas tree evokes a sense of elegance and class on bustling Orchard Road. Shoppers and visitors are invited to enter the Christmas tree where they will be greeted with an animated winter wonderland light show, in which glittery falling snowflakes turn into beautiful PANDORA charms once they touch the ground, creating magical photo moments to enjoy with family and friends. Meet-and-greets and photo sessions with Santa and Santarinas will also be held in the mall!

American Express Kiddy Rides
Date: 10 Nov – 31 Dec (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only)
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Venue: L3 (near Marmalade Pantry) and Basement 4 (outside Jasons The Gourmet Grocer)

Santa Meet-and-Greet
Date: 17, 22, 23, 24 and 25 Dec
Time: 1pm and 7pm (60 mins each)
Venue: L1 Atrium 


Photo credit: LEGOLAND Malaysia

Photo credit: LEGOLAND Malaysia

If you are visiting LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort for your Christmas holiday, you’ll be in for a treat. This Christmas, LEGOLAND Malaysia is celebrating the best holiday season of the year with an endless series of exciting daily activities like never before. Everyday for the month of December, enjoy festive activities such as lucky draws, the LEGO Christmas Tree Light Up, Brick-tacular Parade, Santa’s Workshop and more!

All activities will be ongoing from 1 – 31 December 2017!
LEGO Christmas Tree Light Up
6.35pm – 6.40pm
Location: Festive Stage

Brick-tacular Parade
10.00am to 10.15am
Location: The Beginning

Santa’s Workshop
10.00am to 6.00pm
Location: LEGO® City Stage Holding Area

Toy Soldiers Encounter
12.00pm (Weekends & public holidays only)
Location: LEGO® City Area

Christmas Finale Show
6.40pm – 7.00pm
Location: Festive Stage

Click here for more information.

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