Weekends are for Christmas villages, sustainable picnics, boat parties and beachy artworks
Holy log cakes! The last weekend before Christmas is upon us. Brace yourself for an incredible tinsel sprinkled time on our lovely island. After all, <cue the music> it’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Event: Wander in Christmas Wonderland
Remember last year when you probably spammed your phone with countless pictures of the iconic luminarie light sculptures. Clear up that memory space as Christmas Wonderland is back with more mind-blowing sights and activities for the whole fambam. Spot the tallest Luminarie Christmas Tree in Asia, kinetic light installations and a mirror maze. Oh and how can we forget Santa’s Grotto, skating rink, festive market and the all magical Blizzard time
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay, 4-11pm daily, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Festival: To get you in the (eco) loop
If you’ve been hanging around Esplanade Park, you’ve probably caught a glimpse of this month-long festival. Loop Singapore 2018 is all about the sustainable life and proudly features local crafts and wellness experiences. We likey! Last two weekends to hit those workshops, festive pop-ups, masterclasses of all kinds, picnic parties, 100 local eco-conscious makers and more. See ya…
Loop Singapore 2018, weekend 10am – 10pm, The Incubator, Esplanade Park (off Connaught Drive), Singapore
Party: Like it’s Eatmepoptart’s birthday
Saturday, 22 Dec
If you’ve been partying with Eatmepoptart over the years, you’ll know they’ve come a long way. To celebrate their 13th anniversary, they are throwing one epic boat party. Head to the waters and board the Stewords Riverboat for a night of incredible fun. We’re talking two floors of partying like there’s no tomorrow. The main dancefloor will be fire with DJs weelikeme and KiDG scratching a mad mix of anthem faves, classics, future hits and “Electric Feel 80s” numbers. On top, channel your inner pop star and rule the stage with a brand new rock ‘n roll karaoke bar.
Eatmepoptart: Hard Luck Club, 10pm – 4am, Stewords Riverboat, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Event: A full Moon day
Friday & Saturday, 21 & 22 Dec
And we’re going back to Chinatown to visit our favourite bookstore and events space The Moon. Friday is the last full moon day of 2018 – the perfect time for a spiritual Gong Bath. A therapeutic experience, it’s meant to restore energy fields and rebalance the rebalance the body’s frequencies. On Saturday, drop by The Moon in the afternoon for a book swap party
Moon Bathing: Full Moon Gong Bath, The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
Christmas: What to do this X’mas?
It’s the last weekend before Christmas. Make it one for the books and start with our dedicated Christmas section for the lowdown. Have you bought those gifts and stocking stuffers yet? Take our Quizmas to get curated gift ideas, check out the best prezzies under $30 and #SGPride gifts that everyone will love! Looking for something for a makeup junkie? We’ve got a spread of beauty collections you might end up buying for yourself. Speaking of, we’ve even put together a lovely makeup tutorial that’s all kinds of festive!
Bring out that checklist: Buy real and fake Christmas trees, go all out with decorations and use our easy-peasy decorating tips to make your home feeling fine and festive. If you’re in a mood for an easy DIY, we’ve got Ask a French’s Aude Giraud showing us how to make an ultra chic wreath in no time!
Pop this Christmas playlist in and pick from the merriest festive events around the island. Don’t forget, it’s the season of giving – earn good karma points by volunteering at these NGOs.
Party: Sweater weather kinda thing
Saturday, 22 Dec
Make grandma happy this Christmas and put on that ugly sweater she got you last year. Lavo’s signature Saturday Soiree party is taking the festive route – wear your ugliest jumper for free entry.
Lavo Saturday Soiree – The Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, 10pm till late, Lavo, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Party: Join the Kult
Sunday, 23 Dec
Kult Kafe is always a chill place to be. But when this crazy pub on Emily Hill throws a Kristmas + Anniversary party, you know they mean business! Celebrating three years of being cool, Kult Kafe is serving free Archipelago Brewery beer from 6 to 8pm and a special Xmas menu. There will be karaoke and a sideshow reunion jam with DJ Shellsuit, Aidan and others.
Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Shopping: It’s a Christmas village, people!
Till 26 Dec
Glittery and dazzling, soak in the yuletide vibes as Orchard Road. It has transformed into a Christmas Village – the Civic Plaza will be glammed up with amusement rides for the kids, live performances from local acts like Sugarlove, Supersonic and The Common People this weekend, along with a bevvy of scrumptious grub at the Timbre X Food Village & Bar. Stay long enough and you might just meet Santa.
The Great Christmas Village, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza 391A Orchard Road, 5 Ngee Ann City Tower A, Singapore 238874
Event: Beachy art scenes
Massive, glorious art installations have taken over Palawan Beach, thanks to Island Lights 2018 and if you haven’t been there yet, this is the weekend to do it. Swoon over the coolest artworks (see: neon) built by local artists like Sam Lo, Teng Kai Wei, and Tina Fung. It’s also your last chance to catch Singapore’s first Pikachu night parade and dance show.
Island Lights 2018, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Singapore 099981
Festival: Crazy about the Carnival
And just like that, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival has rolled back into town. Be one of the firsts to catch all the fun – head to the Bayfront Event Space, the 50 rides and games are perfect for merry-making!
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Till 24 Mar 2019, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront Event Space, Singapore 018970
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