Weekends are for being a kidult, feasting on #inspo, serious gift giving and lol’ing
It’s official: we can play that Christmas playlist on Spotify without getting the side eye from everyone. ICYMI, we’re going all out Christmas-y at Honeycombers – dishing out the best X’mas markets, parties, activities, buffets and everything in-between. As we inch our way towards the most wonderful time of the year, here’s a weekend spent well…
Shopping: When you need to play Santa
8 – 9 Dec
Not gonna hide it, we <insert heart emoji> Christmas. Since we’re serious gift givers, Public Garden Christmas 2018 is sitting pretty high on our weekend to-do list. It’s the place to shop all your gifts under-one-roof, all from lovely indie brands from around the world.
Psst: Keep your eyes peeled for more Christmas markets…
Public Garden Christmas 2018, 1-7pm, Hall 403, Level 4, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Party: Jump into this one
Saturday, 8 Dec
Newsflash: Owl Bar’s throwing another massive pool party! T Party: Into the Deep will see five DJs spinning into the night, affordable tipples and your crew gone loco. Party into the night with underground sounds of house, tech house, trance, electro with a backdrop of kaleidoscopic lights and lasers.
T Party: Into the Deep, 7pm – 3.30am, Owl Bar, 2 College Road, Singapore 169850
Event: Bring on the Beast
Kidults, this one’s for y’all. A gigantic inflatable obstacle course has landed in Sentosa and it’s for adults only. GTFO! Singapore sits on Palawan Green and it’s basically a mad bouncy castle experience to go crazy. If you’re down there, don’t miss the Beast – a 180-metre long obstacle course where running, bouncing and dancing your way out is mandatory. Dress comfy!
GTFO! Singapore, Palawan Green, Sentosa, Singapore
Event: Sonder Soiree
Saturday 8 Dec
We keep going back to The Moon. If you’re looking for a chilled out Saturday evening, head over for uplifting stories by five speakers, an indoor picnic with a socially conscious spread by Sonder Social and tons of inspo. Later, shop at the #seriouslyconscious Christmas Market Fair where proceeds go to less privileged youth at Beyond Social Services.
Sonder Soiree, 5 – 8pm, The Moon, 37 Mosque Street Singapore 059515
Dance: Waltz into a performance
Saturday, 8 Dec
How about catching a dance show? Catch the premiere of Voyage, a spectacular performance by Le’Mirage Performing Arts, a homegrown award-winning dance troupe. It tells the story of a soul’s life journey through multiple identities, shifting dreams self-discoveries – all in their signature dance style that blends oriental and contemporary forms.
Voyage by Le’Mirage Performing Arts, Goodman Arts Centre 90 Goodman Road Black box theatre Singapore 439053
Sale: Bookworms own personal heaven
Bibliophiles, assemble! Trust us, you don’t want to miss this. At Epigram Christmas pop-up store, you can take home a bagful of books at one dollar (for real!) or with discounts going up to 90% off (O.M.G!). If you’re looking to get your hands on some good local literature, this is where it’s at. Pick up bestsellers like Marriage and Mutton Curry, Don’t Call Me Mrs Rogers, This is Where I Won’t Be Alone to new releases The Minorities, Lion City and If It Were Up To Mrs Dada.
Epigram Christmas Pop-Up Store, 7 Dec, 2-9pm; 8 Dec, 11am – 9pm; 9 Dec, 11am – 6pm, 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08, Singapore 318996
Shopping: Have a sustainable Christmas
Everywhere you look there’s a Christmas market waiting to be explored. No, we ain’t complaining, especially when there are sustainable fairs like this one. The Expat Fairs and Winestone are ganging up to host an eco-friendly Christmas bazaar with fair-trade produce, artisanal fashion and jewellery, home decor and accessories. Get going…
Sustainable Christmas Fair 2018, 12noon – 7pm, Winestone, 30 Stevens Road, #01-09, Singapore 257840
Art: A trip to France via Orchard Road
Another reason to stop by Orchard Road (if the sales and the Christmas light-up haven’t convinced you yet). The Palace of Versailles and ESSEC Business School have teamed up to take you to France – kinda. At Ion Orchard, you can digitally explore the Palace and the gardens of Versailles. Technology and art come together to take you on an immersive journey.
Virtually Versailles, Ion Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Event: Laugh your butt off
Friday, 7 Dec
Everyone knows Kumar – Singapore’s fave comedian and drag queen par excellence. Catch Kumar do his bit at Comedy At Canvas this Friday and over the course of the month. You know can’t miss this…
Comedy At Canvas with Kumar: 2018 Season Finale, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, #B1-01/06, Singapore 058416
Wellness: Take a breather
Friday, 7 Dec
Had a tough week, huh? Here’s one way of finding some peace and resetting your body. Sign up for this new moon Yin yoga with a meditation session using lovely Tibetan singing bowls. After a relaxing 70 minutes of yoga and meditation, you can even spend 20 odd minutes writing our your “ideal scene”.
Yin yoga and meditation, Exhale, 230A River Valley Road, Singapore 238288
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