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Festive Family-Friendly Activities To Enjoy This December

The festive season is upon us – round up the family and head out with our list of exciting events for a fun and jolly time!

The Great Moscow Circus

Photo credit: The Great Moscow Circus

Take your family to the circus to experience heart-pounding action direct from Moscow! With over 45 performers which includes acrobats, clowns, jugglers and daredevils performing the world’s most dangerous and death-defying acts, your family is bound to be thrilled by the theatrical flair and breath-taking talents.

When: Now to 9 December
Tuesday & Friday – 4pm and 7.30pm
Saturday – 12pm, 4pm and 7.30pm
Sunday – 11am, 3pm and 6.30pm
Where: Under the Mighty Big Top, Bayfront Avenue, Beside Marina Bay Sands
Ticket price:
Adults – from $65
Child & Senior Citizen – from $55

Visit SISTIC for more information.

Wishing Stars at KidZania Singapore

Photo credit: KidZania Singapore

Look forward to a jolly good time at KidZania Singapore’s festive year-end event, Wishing Stars. Decked out in yuletide cheer, children and parents can expect a Christmas Lightshow, a four-metre high inflatable slide, an Elves Station, a 3D art installation of Santa’s House as well as the inaugural Christmas Bazaar!

When: Now to 31 December
Time: 10am to 6pm
Where: KidZania Singapore, Palawan Kidz City
Admission fee:
Baby – Free
Toddler & Senior Citizens – $23.75 (online) / $25 (onsite)
Children – $55.10 (online) / $58 (onsite)
Adult – $33.25 (online) / $35 (onsite)

Visit KidZania Singapore for more information.

Dragons & Beasts @ Singapore Zoo

Photo credit: Singapore Zoo

Ever wanted to see a dragon? You’re in luck as mythical creatures have descended upon Singapore Zoo! Let your child’s imagination run wild as they explore the realm of dragons and beasts at the Valley of Myths, and don’t miss a memorable opportunity to get up close to a real-life dragon.

When: Now to 31 December
Time: 8.30am to 6pm
Where: Singapore Zoo
Admission fee: $35 (Adult) / $23 (Child)

Visit Singapore Zoo for more information.

Twilight Encounters @ Night Safari

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Experience a night out full of fantasy and mystery at Night Safari’s Twilight Encounters. Enjoy a festive pop-up market where you can get creative with the wildlife-themed Personalisation Workshops and take Instagram-worthy photos at the light installations. The little ones can also take the opportunity to get up close to a nocturnal entourage of hedgehogs and owls at the festive edition of Animal Encounters!

When: Now to 31 December
Time: 7.15pm to 12am
Where: Night Safari
Admission fee: $47 (Adult) / $31 (Child)

Visit Night Safari for more information.

A Great Street 2018 with Disney Magical Moments

Photo credit: Orchard Road A Great Street

Celebrate Christmas with beloved characters from Disney and Disney Pixar which includes Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Elsa and Woody! See the 2.88-kilometre stretch of Orchard Road transform into four distinct Disney themed zones which are a visual feast of colours and lights. Plus, don’t miss The Great Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City where you and your family can enjoy exciting activities and meet Santa Claus!

When: Now to 1 January 2019
Time of light-up:
6.30pm to 12 midnight (Sundays to Thursdays)
6.30pm to 2am (Fridays & Saturdays)
6.30pm to 6am (Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve)
Where: Orchard Road Precinct (from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura)

Admission is free. Visit A Great Street for more information.

Poinsettia Wishes featuring Disney Tsum Tsum at Gardens by the Bay

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Don’t miss this cuteness overload on display for the first time at Gardens by the Bay! With over 40 Tsum Tsums and more than 8,000 multi-coloured poinsettias, see each delightful scene brought to life amidst a field of winter blooms. Have fun spotting all the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters with your little ones from Tigger sliding down ribbons while gift wrapping to Minnie Mouse and her friends decorating the Christmas tree.

When: Now to 6 January 2019
Time: 9am to 9pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome
Admission fee:
Singapore citizens: Adult –$12 / Child & Senior Citizens – $8
Non-Singapore citizens: Adult & Senior Citizens – $28 / Child – $15

Visit Gardens by the Bay for more information.

A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi Airport

Photo credit: Changi Airport

Calling all witches and wizards – The Wizarding World has arrived at Changi Airport! Experience the magical world through the magnificent recreation of Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley. Explore fun activities which includes the opportunity to dress up in house robes and learning how to cast a spell. Plus, don’t miss the snow and lights show that happens daily at Diagon Alley!

When: Now to mid-February 2019
Time: 10am to 10pm
Where: Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Departure Hall

Admission is free. Visit A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi Airport for more information.

Christmas at ArtScience Museum

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Celebrate the joyful season at the ArtScience Museum with three must-see exhibitions. Future World: Where Art Meets Science will be welcoming Santa Claus to their digital universe with a special festive installation, Sketch Christmas. Watch as he comes to life and delivers presents to your little one when you tap on the screen. After, visit Minimalism: Space.Light.Object and All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life to have fun with 10 new interactive artworks!

Future World: Where Arts Meets Science – Now till 2019
All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life – Now till 3 March 2019
Minimalism: Space.Light.Object – Now till 14 April 2019
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: ArtScience Museum
Admission fee (for all three exhibitions):
Singapore citizens: Adult – $31 / Child & Senior Citizens – $21 / Family package of 4 – $22
Non-Singapore citizens: Adult – $37 / Child & Senior Citizens – $27 / Family package of 4 – $24.50

Visit ArtScience Museum for more information.

Glowing Oceans at S.E.A. Aquarium

Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Experience Christmas unlike any other as S.E.A. Aquarium transforms into a mystical water wonderland filled with glowing sea creatures, stunning light art installations, and a first-of-its kind underwater LED dive appearance amongst marine life. What’s more, you and your family can explore five multi-sensory zones which are inspired by the wondrous world of luminous marine creatures.

When: 23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Time: 10am to 7pm
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium
Admission fee:
Singapore citizens (online): Adult – $34 / Child & Senior Citizen – $22
Non-Singapore/Singapore citizens (onsite): Adult – $39 / Child & Senior Citizen – $29

Visit Resorts World Sentosa for more information.

Christmas Village @ Downtown East

Photo credit: Downtown East

Soak in the festive atmosphere at the Christmas Village at Downtown East, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Mummies and daddies can visit the Christmas Market and take the little ones to meet with Santa Claus for a photo. There will also be a Christmas performance by the Singing Angels who will be singing some of your favourite carols!

When: 23 November 2018 to 6 January 2019
Time: 10am to 10pm
Where: Downtown East

Admission is free. Visit Downtown East for more information.

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

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Experience the magic of the holidays with the fifth edition of Singapore’s largest European-style Christmas Fair! From meeting Santa at his Alpine House within Santa’s Grotto to the outdoor skating rink with the eight-metre tall illuminated Christmas tree centerpiece; there’s something for everyone at this crowd favourite event.

When: 30 November to 26 December
Time: 4pm to 11pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Admission fee:
30 November to 6 December – $4 (online) / $6 (onsite)
7 to 13 December – $6 (online) / $8 (onsite)
14 to 26 December – $8 (online) / $10 (onsite)

Visit Christmas Wonderland for more information.

Esplanade Presents Come Together

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Reminisce the old times and celebrate the new as artists and kindred spirits get together for a time of collaboration, reflection and revelry. Head down to the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre with the family to enjoy live performances, special weekend craft activities and roving performances at Come Together 2018!

When: 1 to 6 December / 10 to 31 December
Where: Esplanade

Admission is free. Visit Esplanade for more information.

Universal Christmas at USS

Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Expect a full repertoire of experiences which includes dazzling light displays, all-new musical performances and spectacular fireworks at Universal Studios Singapore’s A Universal Christmas. From the largest-ever Christmas parade to an interactive Christmas adventure at the bustling Elf Town, it’s bound to be a fun-filled day out for the entire family!

When: 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019
Time: 10am to 9pm (10am to 10pm on select nights)
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
Admission fee:
Singapore citizens (online): Adult – $72 / Child – $53
Non-Singapore/Singapore citizens (onsite): Adult – $76 / Child – $56 / Senior Citizens – $38

Visit Resorts World Sentosa for more information.

Musical TARU 

Siblings Nali and Gao Feng are at the museum with their friend Da Fa when a mysterious lunar eclipse occurs. Suddenly, exhibits are coming alive and the trio find themselves on the hunt for a missing fossil of a baby T-rex, TARU – Night at the Museum style. Promising tons of laughs, tears and drama, this mandarin musical is the perfect family-sized adventure! 

When: from now till 13 January 2019
Where: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Tickets: S$38, S$58, S$78, S$88 and S$108. Prices exclude SISTIC booking fees and handling charges. 

Call 6348 5555 or visit www.sistic.com.sg to book tickets. 

Pikachu Night Parade @ Island Lights Sentosa

Photo credit: The Pokemon Company / Sentosa

Island Lights Sentosa invites you and your family to get up close with Pikachu in the very first LED Pikachu Night Parade and Dance Show that is staged outside of Japan! Watch as a group of nine adorable Pikachu march and dance to funky beats along a 100-metre route, all dolled up in LED lights. A must-see event for any Pokemon fan!

When: 14 to 16 December and 21 to 23 December
Friday – 7.30pm
Saturday – 7.30pm and 9pm
Sunday – 7.30pm
Where: Palawan Beach Walk, Palawan Beach

Admission to event is free but entry fee to Sentosa applies. Visit Sentosa for more information.

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Photo credits: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

After its successful inaugural run, Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival is back for the second year! Bring the family down to celebrate Christmas onboard four new thrilling rides and enjoy delicious food from roving food trucks. Plus, don’t miss the local artisans who will be available at the festival to teach you and your little one new skills through a curated series of arts and craft workshops.

When: 22 December 2018 to 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm (extended hours till 2am on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve)
Where: Bayfront Event Space

Admission is free. Visit Prudential Marina Bay Carnival for more information.