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As we arrive at the end of the year, celebrate the upcoming Christmas festivities with events that are happening at various shopping malls around the island! From the adorable Pokemon to Elmo and friends from Sesame Street; your year-end weekends will be jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family.

AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza

Photo credit: M Malls

Pokemon fans, rejoice – Pikachu and his friends will be making a trip to AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza to celebrate Christmas with you. Get your photo opportunity with Singapore’s first life-sized Pokemon installation and don’t forget to have fun with the family at the Pokemon Themed Carnival Games!

Eevee and Pikachu Dance Parade
For the first time ever in Singapore, two of the most adorable Pokemon characters, Eevee and Pikachu, will be making their appearances at the three malls in a dance parade to spread the festive cheer. Take photos with them or feel free to dance alongside them as they make their way through the mall!

Date: 7 to 9 December, 14 to 16 December (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 3pm / 7pm

Jurong Point
Date: 14 to 16 December, 21 to 23 December (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 3pm / 7pm / 4pm

Thomson Plaza
Date: 8 to 9 December, 22 to 23 December (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 7pm

Pikachu Meet and Greet
Don’t miss your chance to say ‘hello’, or give a hug to the adorable yellow Pokemon! Together with his friends, Pikachu will be making special appearance around the mall to give you a rare opportunity to take a selfie or two with him.

Date: 24 November to 16 December (only on Saturday & Sunday), 21 to 24 December (Friday to Monday)
Time: 7pm

Jurong Point
Date: 30 November to 23 December (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 4pm / 2pm

Thomson Plaza
Date: 8 to 9 December (Saturday & Sunday), 15 to 16 December (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 5pm / 2pm

Pokemon Carnival Games
Have a ball of a time at the Pokemon-themed carnival where you can play games and win prizes while bonding with your family! To be eligible, simply spend $20 in a single receipt to redeem a game pass that entitles you to all five games! Each shopper is entitled to two game passes daily. Limited to first 400 shoppers.

AMK Hub & Jurong Point
Date: 3 to 16 December
Time: 12pm to 8pm

Thomson Plaza
Date: 10 to 23 December
Time: 12pm to 8pm

Visit AMK Hub, Jurong Point or Thomson Plaza for more information.

City Square Mall

Photo credit: City Square Mall

Enter a world of imagination with Barney and friends at City Square Mall! From now to 30 December, experience a lively Christmas like no other with a Live stage show, meet and greet sessions, an immersive visual-display of lights and other fun filled holiday activities!

Barney’s Magical Christmas ‘Live’ Show
Join the friendly purple dinosaur with BJ and Baby Bop in this brand-new musical show! Put on your child’s dancing shoes and get ready for a song and dance extravaganza which includes a line-up of Barney’s ultimate hits along with some all-time festive favourites.

Date: 1 to 16 December (except Monday)
Time: 2pm and 7pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 1pm, 4pm and 7pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: L1 Stage

Meet and Greet with Barney & Friends
Spend a minimum of $50 at City Square Mall and get a chance to meet the lovable dinosaurs up close after their Live show. The first 50 lucky shoppers will get to redeem a Meet & Greet pass, as well as a ticket to dive into the ball pit at the Magical Carnival. Do note that redemptions begin an hour prior to the show.

Date: 1 to 16 December (except Monday)
Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 1.30pm, 4.30pm and 7.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: L1 Stage

Fun with Christmas Cards
Create your very own customised Barney Christmas card! Let your child’s creative juices flow as they take to creating their very own designs for the festive season. Simply spend a minimum of $30 at City Square Mall to participate. Limited to the first 25 shoppers per session only.

Date: 1 to 16 December (except Monday)
Time: 3pm and 5pm
Venue: B2 beside travelators

Snowy Playtime
Let your little ones experience the joy of snow while dancing along to Barney themed Christmas songs. Also available is a Barney’s Magical Christmas backdrop that you can snap a photo of your child with, alongside their favourite friendly purple dinosaur in the snow!

Date: Now to 30 December
Time: 8.15pm and 9.15pm (10 minutes per session)
Venue: City Green Park

Starlight Garden at City Green Park
Mummies and daddies, this one is for you! Capture memorable Insta-worthy moments with the massive display of 300,000 LED lights illuminating over 40,000 square feet of City Green Park. Plus, explore a tunnel of stars, a variety of outdoor carnival rides, and gather with the family under an immersive visual display of lights and music to witness a stunning 6-minute light show.

Starry Light Display
Date: Now to 30 December
Time: Every 30 minutes from 7pm to 10pm
Venue: City Green Park

Magical Carnival
Date: Now to 30 December
Time: 1pm to 10pm
Venue: City Green Park

Visit City Square Mall for more information.

ION Orchard

Photo credit: ION Orchard

As Christmas fast approaches, it is time to get into the festive spirit while shopping at ION Orchard! From gorgeous Christmas decorations to special shopping deals and exclusive promotions, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cartier Ferris Wheel and Christmas Park
Step into the dazzling Christmas Park complete with the sparkling Cartier Ferris Wheel, a playful maze of Christmas trees and over 800 beautifully wrapped gift boxes. As the focal point of the Christmas Park, don’t miss the photo opportunity with the largest decorative Cartier ferris wheel in motion in Southeast Asia! Adorned with 2,688 light bulbs, the 14-metre tall ferris wheel invites you to step into the Cartier photo booth at the base of the ferris wheel and flash your best smiles for your complimentary photo print-outs that will capture the family’s magical day out.

Date: Now to 1 January 2019
Time: 5pm to 10pm (weekdays) / 11am to 10pm (weekends)
Venue: ION2

Yuletide Entertainment
From 30 November to 25 December, enjoy an exciting line-up of entertainment that promises to spread Christmas cheer to you and your family. Inspired by the widely renowned dance group ‘The Rockettes’, the ION Sparklers will take centrestage with their charming and energetic performances to fun, Christmas favourites in their kicking high heels! Plus, don’t miss performances by the Roving Brass Band, a live Juke box backed by passionate singers from the band Overdrive and a meet and greet photo session with Santa Claus for the kids!

Christmas with ION Sparklers
Date: 2, 7, 14, 22, 24 December
Time: 2pm to 3pm / 5pm to 6pm / 7pm to 8pm
Venue: Roving around the mall

Roving Brass Band
Date: 1, 8, 16, 25 December
Time: 2pm to 3pm / 5pm to 6pm / 7pm to 8pm
Venue: Roving around the mall

Live Juke Box
Date: 30 November; 9, 15, 21, 23 December
Time: 2pm to 3pm / 5pm to 6pm / 7pm to 8pm
Venue: L1 Atrium (next to concierge)

Santa Meet & Greet
Date: 14 to 16 December, 21 to 25 December
Time: 1pm to 2pm / 6pm to 7pm
Venue: L1 Atrium (next to concierge)

Visit ION Orchard for more information.

Kallang Wave Mall

Photo credit: Kallang Wave Mall

Get into the festive mood at Kallang Wave Mall with the delightful and electrifying Christmas decorations and activities!

Gaming Revolution: Christmas Edition
Experience the revolution of gaming in the exclusive Gaming Room which comprises of old school arcade games and newer gaming styles such as VR, AR and ExerBike. Simply spend a minimum of $30 to redeem a play card at the concierge to enter.

Date: Now to 9 December
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: Behind the rock wall

Photo Booth
Come on down with the family on weekends and get a free photo printout at the photo booth!

Date: 1 & 2 December and 8 & 9 December
Time: 2pm to 7pm

Christmas Carolling
Let the Christmas choir, Vocca Inc. get you in the festive spirit with their melodious carols that might just have you singing along!

Date: 15 & 16 December and 22 & 23 December
Time: 1pm and 7pm

Roving Mascots
Snap a photo as you meet and greet Mr Elf, Ruldolf the Reindeer and Mr Santa Claus who will be roving around the mall!

Date: 15 & 16 December and 22 & 23 December
Time: 12pm and 6pm

Visit Kallang Wave Mall for more information.


Photo credit: NEX

Come join Thomas the Tank Engine as he takes your little one on exciting adventures around the world at NEX! The exciting line-up of activities will also include Nia’s Jungle Safari as well as a Thomas Workshop and Tea Party!

Thomas’ World of Adventure Live Show
Following the recent feature film, Thomas & Friends Big World! Big Adventures!, Thomas the Tank Engine will be recounting his beautiful journey to the five continents live on stage. After each live show, 50 lucky shoppers and their families will have a chance to meet Thomas and the Fat Controller for a photo! Simply make a minimum spend of $30 in one receipt to redeem a photo pass. Limited to 50 passes per session.

Date: 30 November to 9 December (except Monday)
Time: 1pm & 7pm (Tuesday to Friday) / 1pm, 4pm and 7pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: NEX Atrium, Level 1

Thomas Workshop and Tea Party
Sweeten the day out with your little ones by surprising them with a trip to the Thomas Workshop and Tea Party, where they can express their creativity through a sand art activity and try their hand at decorating their very own cupcakes! Simply make a minimum spend of $50 in one receipt to redeem a Kids’ Party Pass. Limited to 30 children per party.

Date: 30 November to 9 December (except Mondays and 3 December)
Time: 4pm (Tuesday to Friday)
Venue: NEX Atrium, Level 1

Nia’s Jungle Safari
Let your child get active in this maze activity! Open to children aged three to eight years old, your child will have the opportunity to have fun while training their agility at the obstacle course which consists of Stone Steps, Tight Rope Bridge, Monkey Bars, Ball Pit, Obstacle Bars, Caterpillar Tunnel & Snake Step. Simply make a minimum spend of $20 in one receipt to redeem a Kids’ Activity Pass.

Date: 30 November to 9 December (daily)
Time: 11am to 9pm
Venue: NEX Atrium, Level 1

Santa Walkabout
Don’t miss your chance to snap a photo with NEX’s roving Santa Claus and the Gingerbread Man, and bring home these beautiful memories to keep!

Date: 15 and 16 December
Time: 3pm and 5pm
Venue: Level 1

Visit NEX for more information.

One Raffles Place

Photo credit: One Raffles Place

Have a magical Christmas at One Raffles Place shopping mall with a line-up of fun and interactive activities for the whole family! From enticing promotions to a roving Santa Claus; this is your one-stop destination for the season’s festivities.

The Joy of Giving
The spirit of sharing and giving is what makes Christmas so magical! To emulate this, One Raffles Place will be giving out complimentary Nachos and Popcorn as well as presenting free Christmas caroling performances.

6 & 7 December – Complimentary Nachos
11 & 12 December – Complimentary Popcorn
20 & 21 December – Christmas Caroling
Time: 12pm to 2pm

A Jolly Good Time
Make your little one’s Christmas wishes come true at a meet and greet session with Santa and his crew! Plus, you can get your child’s photo with Santa printed out at the live Instagram photo booth.

13 & 14 December – Roving Elf & Santarina
20 & 21 December – Roving Santa & Santarina
Time: 12pm to 2pm

Visit One Raffles Place for more information.

Suntec City Mall
Photo credit: Suntec City Mall

Spend a nutcracker themed Christmas at Suntec City with familiar faces from Sesame Street! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Count von Count and Abby Cadabby as they spread the Christmas cheer with a fun-filled line-up of activities and more!

My Favourite Part of Christmas
Join Elmo and his friends as they sing and dance along to infectious and groovy Christmas hits while sharing their favourite moments of Christmas in a live stage show. Through original choreography and spirited dance moves, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie will ensure that you and your little one have a memorable good time.

Date: 7 to 23 December (Every Friday to Sunday)
Time: 2pm and 7pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Sesame Street Marching Parade
Rally your friends and family as they catch the characters from Sesame Street in a high-spirited, sparkly and joy-filled parade! Feel free to march along with your little ones as you try and follow Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Count von Count and Abby Cadabby at the parade.

Date: 8 to 22 December (Every Saturday)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Sesame Street Moments of Magic!
Don’t miss the chance for your little ones to get close to their favourite Sesame Street characters! Ready your cameras as Sesame Street characters make their special appearances for that extra special photo opportunity with you and your family. Stay tuned to Suntec City’s Facebook page for hints on their exact location.

Date: 4 to 20 December (Every Tuesday to Thursday)
Time: 12.30pm to 1pm
Venue: Roving mall-wide

Sesame Street Tea Party
The Tea Party is a fun-filled bonding session with the Sesame Street characters that is exclusive and the absolute best way for your little one to snuggle with Elmo, Count von Count, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby! Filled with enjoyable activities, a private photo session with yummy light refreshments, it’s guaranteed to be a special moment for your child. Plus, participants will get to go home with a goodie bag worth over $20. Pre-registration is required via the Suntec City App at a fee of $10 which will be reimbursed via a Suntec City voucher on the actual event day.

Tea Party with Elmo & Count von Count
Date: 7 and 9 December
Time: 4pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Tea Party with Bert & Ernie
Date: 14 and 16 December
Time: 4pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Tea Party with Cookie Monster & Abby Cadabby
Date: 21 and 23 December
Time: 4pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Sesame Street Funtastic Corner
Look forward to more fun family time with awesome activities of your choice at the Funtastic Corner. Simply spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt to enjoy an awesome activity of your choice. Plus, bring home Sesame Street collectibles and other toys after the show at the merchandise corner!

Date: 7 to 25 December (Daily)
Time: 12pm to 8pm
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium

Visit Suntec City Mall for more information.

Tanjong Pagar Centre

Photo credit: Tanjong Pagar Centre

This holiday season, head down to Tanjong Pagar Centre for a colourful, fun and exciting Hullabaloo Christmas. Let the explosion of colours, patterns and shapes set in a whimsical landscape invoke your child’s curiosity and creativity. With a line-up of activities and a Hullabaloo pool filled with colourful cubes, you’re sure to have a great time with the family!

Hullabaloo Pool
Inspired from the bright, vibrant colours of Hullabaloo by The Artground, bring the family and unwind at Tanjong Pagar Centre’s very own Hullabaloo Pool! Soak in the festive colours and enjoy endless Instagram worthy moments of your little ones jumping into the pool.  

Date: Now to 25 December
Time: 10am to 10pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Level 1, Urban Park

Pompom Pets Workshop by Local Arts Collective
Children can look forward to a fun-filled session where they can create their very own pompom pet! Guided by handicraft masters, your child will learn how to create their own pet through using yarn and simple craft materials. What’s more, they’ll get to bring home their own creation too! Simply make a minimum spend of $15 in a maximum of three combined receipts from the same day and you can redeem a free pass to participate in the workshop. Limited to the first 50 per session only.

Date: 24 November & 15 December (Saturday)
Time: 11am to 2pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Level 1, Urban Park

Christmas Carolling
Come celebrate the Christmas joy together with the family as you sing along to classic Christmas tunes performed by a group of passionate singers from NUS Kent Ridge Hall Acapella and Choir.

Date: 19 December (Friday)
Time: 12pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre, Level 1, Urban Park

Kids Dine for Free on Weekends
Spend your weekends over a good meal with the family! During the weekends between 12 November and 25 December, children below 12 years old can enjoy a complimentary meal at selected restaurants when dining in. Participating restuarants include: Ippudo, Pura Brasa, Real Thai, Hattendo Café, and Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House & Bar. Redemption is limited to one kid’s meal with every main course ordered.

Visit Tanjong Pagar Cenre for more information.