A magical wonderland, a tropical Christmas by the beach to the iconic lights on Orchard Road – get festive because resistance is futile.
Look up from your Christmas playlist, we’ve picked out our fave Christmas events to keep you occupied till the main event and even after. Watch this space as we’ll keep updating you on the best Xmas events in town…
30 Nov to 26 Dec
You’ve 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. Make a beeline to SG’s coolest garden for the tallest Luminarie Christmas Tree in Asia, kinetic light installations and a mirror maze. But you if really want to get in the festive mood, don’t leave without taking a stroll ‘round the Festive Market or enjoying the snowfall during Blizzard Time and ice skating under the stars. Carnival games and kid-friendly rides will also be making a comeback.
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay, 4-11pm daily, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
The Great Christmas Village
Till 26 Dec
Take a break from Christmas shopping and soak in the yuletide vibes as Orchard Road transforms into a festive playground. From now till 26 Dec, the Civic Plaza will be glammed up with amusement rides for the kids, live performances from local acts like 53A, Sugarlove and The Common People, along with a bevvy of scrumptious grub at the Timbre X Food Village & Bar. Stay long enough and you might meet Santa.
The Great Christmas Village, Sun-Thurs, 11.30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11.30am-11pm; 20-24 Dec, 11.30am-11pm, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza 391A Orchard Road, 5 Ngee Ann City Tower A, Singapore 238874
A Universal Christmas
1 Dec ‘18-1 Jan ‘19
Count on Universal Studios Singapore to do Christmas as just as well as horror. After a rocking Halloween Horror Nights, the folks are back with over 11 exciting X’mas events. Plus, there’s plenty of photo opps at Elf Town and Santa’s Snow Sleigh Parade, and perf and meet-and-greet sessions with your fave characters dressed in their Christmas best.
A Universal Christmas, operation hours vary, Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Christmas in the Woods
Step away from the pre-festive mayhem and inside a natural oasis as Botanico and Bee Knees join hands with The Garage for Christmas in the Woods. It’s going to be 20 days of gingerbread man cookie decoration for the little ones, mystery Christmas stocking gifts and smoked-themed communal brunches and dinners.
Christmas in the Woods, 8am-10pm, The Garage, 50 Cluny Park Road Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
Spend your Christmas tropical style by staying warm and soaking up some Vitamin D at Tanjong Beach Club. Get the party going with bottomless tipples and a wide spread of ocean catches a la Maine lobster and Sakoshi oysters, as well as festive mainstays like roasted striploin and honey-glazed baked ham from the live carving station. There’s even face painting, balloon sculpting and much more for the kids.
Coastal Christmas, 11.30-2.30pm, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
What you missed?
Singapore Dog Festival 2018: A Canine Christmas
Dog lovers and fur baby owners might wanna mark your calendars as the very first night market for dogs is coming to town. Share your stories with fellow dog owners, enjoy the host of activities with your furry companions and shop some goodies for your doggo (you know they deserve it too).
Singapore Dog Festival 2018: A Canine Christmas, 14-15 Dec (3-11pm); 16 Dec (11-7pm), The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space (North Carpark), 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
SSO Christmas Concert
What’s Christmas without some carols? Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with a special guest singer Mandy Dickson for three nights of familiar favourites like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bell Rock and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
SSO Christmas Concert, 14-15 Dec, 7.30-9.30pm; 16 Dec, 4-6pm, Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
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