Wanna know what December has in store? Here’s our definitive list of the top things to do in Singapore.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year indeed! With the ease of restrictions and Christmas around the corner, you’re in for a fun and festive month. Keep scrolling for all deets on the exciting things to do in Singapore this December…
Best things to do in Singapore: December 2021
1. Culture: P.S It’s Christmas
3 – 5 Dec
Check out this festive pop-up showcase of artworks and objects for pre-Christmas fun! Discover works by over 20 artists and designers: paintings, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, sketches, photography and more. Seriously, you’ll be ticking items off your gift list just like that.
P.S It’s Christmas, #03-11, The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239351
2. Eat & Stay: Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
1 – 31 Dec
It’s all about the festive feels at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore – from holiday staycays to dining experiences to festive takeaways. Make merry at SE7ENTH with a menu that includes the new bacon-chicken roulade ($28), plus an hour-long free-flow of house wines ($28). Or sip on Christmas cocktails like Berry Merry Gin and Jolly Punch. Want a sumptuous spread at home? Get the takeaway Yuletide feast ($155, also available for dine-in) with items like oven-baked pancetta-wrapped turkey leg with mushroom duxelles and crouton stuffing with port reduction sauce, and the pineapple-glazed honey ham with cranberry sauce. Each order comes with a complimentary bottle of house wine.
For fun times with the fam, book A Jolly Family Getaway ($345) for a night’s stay, daily breakfast, exclusive festive evening turndown amenity, and an in-room gourmet feast. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Santa mailbox at the lobby to pen down your festive well-wishes on printed postcards!
Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, #07-01, OUE Downtown 1, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
3. Shop: Steelcase Christmas sale
6 – 19 Dec
Want to create your dream home office? Steelcase has the perfect ergonomic chair for your lifestyle, with options like Think, Gesture, Leap and Series 2. Each chair is user-friendly, oh-so-comfortable, flexible, built to last, and offers incredible support for your back. You’ll be saying goodbye to backaches in no time!
Oh, and a plus point in our books: the brand uses sustainable and recyclable materials in its designs. You’ll also want to browse through the range of desks like the M.A.D Gallery Table to upgrade your workspace. Best of all, the Christmas sale is happening from 6 to 19 December, so you can shop your heart out and save 20% storewide with the promo code “HOLIDAY20”. We can’t say no to a good deal!
Steelcase Christmas sale, shop online
4. Culture: Downtown East Attractions
You’ll want to celebrate the festive season with exciting attractions at Downtown East. Expect life-sized gumball sculptures, a dinosaur theme park, exhilarating rides, new restos and more freebies and activities. With so much to do at this destination, you’ll be making non-stop plans with the fam this month!
Downtown East Attractions, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
5. Stay: Pokemon-themed Staycation
Pokemon fans, get ready for the themed staycation experience of a lifetime at Fairmont Singapore. Watch the hotel transform into an interactive playground with fun quiz rallies, a Pokemon photo wall and a shop with limited edition merch. Oh, and did we mention Nintendo Switches will also be available so you can try the new Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl games? We can’t wait!
Pokemon-Themed Staycation, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
6. Shop: The Bub Fair Holiday Pop-up
10-12 & 17-19 Dec
Indulge in a cosy and intimate shopping fair this month. Shop Singapore-based brands and online boutiques that focus on the theme “a gift from the heart”. With an array of items ranging from home to lifestyle, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The Bub Fair Holiday Pop-up, Social Affinity, Level 3, Chutex Building, 219 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 339348
7. Eat: Sustainable High Tea in the Deep Sea
Experience Singapore’s first and only underwater afternoon high tea! This festive season, bring your loved ones for a lovely sesh at S.E.A. Aquarium and join a behind the panel guided tour where you’ll have an intimate first-hand look at how aquarists take care of marine animals. Enjoy a sustainable selection of five savoury and six sweet treats, paired with high-grade Lavazza Tierra coffees and selected teas from TWG.
Sustainable High Tea in the Deep Sea, S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore 098269
8. Exhibition: SIA Cabin Crew Experiences on Pelago
Get ready for a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic private museum tour titled “Travel back to 1970s Singapore” and a Peranakan museum, “A Nyonya’s Journey”, led by Singapore Airlines cabin crew. Be transported to the 70s with old school set-ups including a barbershop, coffee shop and tailor shop, and enjoy glimpses of a wealthy Peranakan home and culture. Explore cultural costumes, IG-worthy photo opportunities and so much more at this unique experience.
SIA Cabin Crew Experiences on Pelago, multiple locations
9. Eat: A Festival of Snow-Aged Delicacies
The Gyu Bar offers delish snow-aged produce such as wagyu, sake and genmaicha. Enjoy cosy two pax meal offers with two appetisers, assorted vegetables, two litres of house-made dashi broth and many other delightful delicacies along with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There’s so much to discover at this intimate Japanese bar this festive season.
A Festival of Snow-Aged Delicacies, The Gyu Bar, #01-08, 30 Stevens Road, 257840
10. Art: Nam June Paik: The Future is Now
10 Dec onwards
Check out this immersive and multisensory art exhibition making its final and only Asian stop in Singapore. Having travelled to the best museums around the world, it showcases five decades of Nam June Paik’s pioneering work with the use of television and video in art. Be amazed by his works including 180 installations, projections, modified televisions, video sculptures, robots and so much more.
Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, #01-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
11. Music: This is Live! Concert series – Pop Rock Evenings
17 – 18 Dec
Gear up for a pop-rock evening with this concert series. It’ll bring you all the live concert vibes you’ve been missing. Experience a 90-minute concert with sessions featuring your fave tunes belted out by Shirlyn + The UnXpected and Supersonic. What a way to welcome the festive season!
This is Live! Concert series – Pop Rock Evenings, Flower Field Hall, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
12. Stay: The Clan Celebrates: Kith and Kin
The Clan has the perfect staycation package for the festive season and new year. This one-night stay includes a limited edition celebratory brew by the 1925 Brewing Co and a specially curated three-course festive feast including roast guinea fowl and phraya rum sticky date pudding along with champagne by Qin Restaurant and Bar. It’s quite a delightful stay.
The Clan Celebrates Kith and Kin, The Clan Hotel Singapore, Far East Square, 10 Cross Street, Singapore 048417
13. Shopping: Pasar Glamour
4 – 5 Dec
Ever wanted to own that Gucci bag but deterred by its price tag? Fret not! Shop preloved designer goods at Pasar Glamour. Clothes, bags, small leather goods, shoes… you name it, these folks have it in good condition. If you missed the showroom sale, you can totally grab the remaining items online the next day through till 17 December.
Pasar Glamour, #04-10, [email protected], Pasar Glamour, 201 Henderson Road, Singapore 159545
14. Drink: Singapore Cocktail Festival
Have you been missing the nightlife scene? Singapore Cocktail Festival is back with over 60 events for unlimited fun and boozy brunches! Expect cocktails focusing on the theme of music like Employees Only Singapore’s signature drink inspired by Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”. The fun doesn’t stop there: experience cocktail brunches from myriad restos like Jekyll and Hyde, Low Tide and more. Psst: you can also bring home wristbands upon registering. So come on down with a loved one for a boozy time!
Singapore Cocktail Festival, various locations
There you have it: our mega list of all the great things to do in Singapore this December.