Presenting you our last guide of 2019... Looks like December will be a fun-filled month!
Party: Honeycombers: The Ultimate BreakUp Party at AVENUE Lounge
This is a breakup party like no other. So toss aside all your stereotypical “cry me a river” perceptions and throw on your most dapper threads for an affair that celebrates, not commiserates. That’s right, we’re saying goodbye to 2019 in the most fashionable way: With a stylish affair on 11 December at AVENUE Lounge, a sleek hidden gem in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. There will free-flow drinks, delish grub, arcade games and more! Honeycombers: The Ultimate BreakUp Party at AVENUE Lounge, 8pm-10pm, AVENUE Lounge, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Drink & Explore: The Bubble Tea Factory
Bubble tea lovers, here’s your chance to dip your toes into the world of bubble tea. Enjoy a multi-sensory and immersive experience with 10 experiences featuring Asia’s favourite beverage. Tickets are already selling fast so get crackin’!
The Bubble Tea Factory, Till 18 Jan; Mon-Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat, Sun, PH, eve of PH: 10am-10pm; *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Experience: Christmas Wonderland
29 November -26 December
You’ve probably spammed your phone over the years 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 (we hear there’s going to be a 21-metre tall Spalliera). 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, Mon-Thurs: 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sun: 4pm-11pm; Christmas Eve (24 Dec): 4pm-12:30am; Christmas Day (25 Dec): 4pm-11pm; Boxing Day (26 Dec): 4pm-11pm, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Theatre: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
28 Nov – 8 Dec
Tony Award winner and OG Disney queen Lea Salonga transforms into Mrs Lovett in the award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We’re all familiar with Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s movie version, but with her serious acting chops and pipes, we’re confident that Salonga’s going to crush it.
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, various timings, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Eat: 5 Years of FOC
Can you believe FOC will be celebrating its fifth birthday? For three days, FOC chefs and alma mater chef Nandu Jubany will be showcasing the best of its cuisine across two concepts – FOC Restaurant and FOC Pim Pam. At the Hong Kong Street outpost, you will get to savour chef Jordi Noguera’s cooking for the last time, while at Pim Pam, there will be a night market featuring Spanish cuisine, so expect live cooking stations, an array of tapas and all that jazz.
5 Years of FOC, 6pm till late, FOC Restaurant and FOC Pim Pam.
Fashion: Fashion Artisan Week
Francophiles, Alliance Française de Singapour will be hosting a slew of events as part of Fashion Artisan Week. Starting off the festivities, there will be a documentary screening about the French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Also look forward to an exciting fashion show featuring local designers alongside sartorial workshops.
Fashion Artisan Week, various timings, Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
Sustainable Scene: #NoMoreSecrets: A Greener Period
Period care company Lunna Naturals has arrived on our sunny shores and they’ll be filling you in on how you can add a few green steps to your feminine self-care routine. Join in the discussion withexperts, including Olivia Cotes-James, founder of Lunna Naturals, and Dr. Deborah Wong, co-owner and managing director of Breathe Pilates.
#NoMoreSecrets: A Greener Period, 7:30pm-9pm, #01-06, 46 Kim Yam Rd, Singapore 239351
Drink: Woodford Reserve x Smoke & Mirrors Old Fashioned Face-Off
Smoke and Mirrors will be throwing a competition amongst bartenders from popular Hong Kong watering holes like one-Michelin starred Vea Restaurant and Lounge and Frank’s Library. They will be flexing their concoction of skills using Woodford Reserve to create unique variants of the classic old fashioned. And if you’re wondering…yes, you’ll get to try them.
Woodford Reserve x Smoke & Mirrors Old Fashioned Face-Off, 6pm till late, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Drink & Party: Monkey Shoulder Made for Mixing Bar Tour
4-7, 18-21 December
Whiskey lovers, listen up! There will be a party bus by the folks at Monkey Shoulders and that means lots of cheeky fun! They will take you on a scotch-centric adventure, hitting up numerous bars in Singapore, including Loof, Tippling Club, Fat Prince, Pinball Wizard and Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, where you will get to sip on a Monkey Shoulder cocktail at every bar. All you have to do is pick your route and be ready to mingle!
Monkey Shoulder Made for Mixing Bar Tour, 8pm-11pm, various locations.
Music: Allie X
Making her debut appearance in Singapore, the indie-pop singer will perform at Live at the Crossroads in Clarke Quay. So expect a night of dreamy and electrifying hits like “Paper love”, “Downtown” and “Rings a Bell”.
Allie X, from 8pm, Live at The Crossroads, 3 River Valley Road, Block B #01-09/10, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179021
Party: Legacy Music Festival
For those suffering from post-ZoukOut blues, cheer up. There’s a new two-day music festival on the horizon, and its line-up looks lit af. We’re talking about Zedd, Tiesto, Inquisitive and more! Here’s the sweet part: It’s happening at Siloso Beach! ZoukOut, who?
Legacy Music Festival, 6 Dec: 8pm-6am; 7 Dec: 8pm-8am; Siloso Beach, Singapore
Sustainable Scene: The Rise Of Pre-Loved Fashion in Singapore
Championing sustainable fashion, The Fashion Pulpit will be hosting a panel-led discussion at JustCo Marina Square. Explore the impact of fashion on climate change with Nejla Matam-Finn, the founder of e-commerce platform The Fifth Collection; vintage store Loop Grams, the brainchild of Issac Ang; fashion researcher Daniela Monasterios Tan and environmentalist Tammy Gan.
The Rise Of Pre-Loved Fashion in Singapore, 5pm-6pm, JustCo (Marina Square, Singapore), 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-308, Singapore 39594
Festival: Singapore Comic Con 2019 (SGCC)
Comic fans, be prepared to go all out at SGCC 2019. You’ll get to meet illustrator Mark Simpson, who has worked on graphic novel titles like Wolverine and The Losers, comic book artist Greg Capullo of DC Comics’ Batman series fame and cartoonist Sarah Andersen who created Sarah’s Scribbles. On top of all that, there will be a cosplay competition to boot!
SGCC, 10am-8pm, Marina Bay Sands Expo Halls A, B and C, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Comedy: Crazy Christmas: Crazy Grinch Asians
11-21 DecemberExpect to ROTFL, ‘cos Dream Academy’s Crazy Christmas is bringing on the giggles. This year’s line-up attracts a spritely bunch with big names such as Kumar, Sebastian Tan aka Broadway Beng, Selena Tan, George Chan and more on the list.
Crazy Christmas: Crazy Grinch Asians, various timings, Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
Shop: Carolina Herrera Fragrance Candy Store Pop-up
13-26 DecemberDecked out in classic red and white outside Tangs Orchard, the Carolina Herrera pop-up will showcase limited-edition festive coffers, including the brand’s signature scents: Good Girl, Bad Boy and 212. There will also be bottle engraving sessions on 20 and 21 December.
Carolina Herrera Fragrance Candy Store Pop-up, 10.30am-9.30 pm, Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238864
Talk: An Evening with Michelle Obama
It’s not every day we get an icon of a woman on our sunny shores. We’re talking about Michelle Obama, the first African-American first lady. Just for one night, you’ll get to hear firsthand experiences that have shaped her life. This is one event you don’t want to miss!
An Evening with Michelle Obama, 7:30pm-9pm, Singapore Expo Hall 4, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Party: Yung Bae presented by Collective Minds x Kilo Lounge
If you need two reasons to head to Kilo, know that it will be closing its doors at the end of 2019 and Yung Bae will be making a one-night appearance before that. With five albums under his belt, he will helming the decks; those unfamiliar with his work can expect happy, funky, groovy beats.
Yung Bae presented by Collective Minds x Kilo Lounge, 10pm-3am, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Kilo Lounge, Singapore 088444
17 December 2019-5 January 2020
Andrew Lloyd Webber fans are in for a treat. After The Phantom of the Opera’s successful run earlier this year, fans will get to witness another record-breaking musical. Cats, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, is coming to Singapore! Watch the Jellicle Cats prance around and belt out popular numbers like ‘Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats’, ‘The Rum Tum Tugger’ and, of course, ‘Memory’.
Cats, various timings, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Experience: Uncle Ringo Presents: The Great Circus of Europe
20 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
The Great Circus of Europe will be arriving on our sunny shores for the first time. Taking up the Bayfront Event Space, expect out-of-the-world acts in a 90-minute performance with dancers trapezing through the air, contortionists twisting their bodies into astonishing poses and people riding a motorbike on a fine line. Continue the fun with carnival games and rides by the popular Uncle Ringo.
Uncle Ringo Presents: The Great Circus of Europe, 20-30 Dec & 1 Jan: 1pm onwards; 31 Dec: 4pm onwards; Special NYE Show: 10pm, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Party: A very Get Down Christmas – Christmas Eve Special
Before you start prepping for Christmas chaos, let loose at Nineteen80 the night before. This throwback party will be spinning classic hip-hop and R&B jams. So if you grew up listening to Snoop Dogg or Tupac, this is the place to get jiggy with it.
A Very Get Down Christmas – Christmas Eve Special, 9pm till late, #01-05, Nineteen80, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088444
Eat: Christmas Eve Dinner at Mezza9
Before you tear into all your presents on Christmas Day, the glorious Christmas Eve buffet at mezza9 is a gift in itself. On the table are signature dishes including whole turkey with orange and spices, Norwegian salmon poke bowl with brown rice, ‘roemertopf’ roasted mottainai lamb shoulder, organic coffee crème brûlée and more.
Christmas Eve Dinner, 7pm-11pm, mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211
Eat: Festive Brunch Buffet at Tanjong Beach Club
25 DecemberBeach bums can celebrate this Yuletide season without leaving their familiar grounds – just head to Tanjong Club for a top-notch brunch spread. There will be a seafood bar featuring the freshest catch, including oysters, sashimi, prawns and Boston lobsters. A live carving station will be slicing up tasty meats such as turkey with chestnut bread stuffing, maple honey glazed ham and slow-roasted beef prime ribs. End your diet-busting brunch affair on a sweet note at the dessert table, where you’ll find everything from Christmas tree brownies to cream cheese log cakes and more!
Festive Brunch Buffet at Tanjong Beach Club, 11:30am-2:30pm, Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942
Drink: Cin Cin Gin Masterclass
Gin lovers will be pleased to know that Cin Cin is bringing back its Gin Masterclass. The December edition will feature four Australian-made gins and you’ll be able to learn the different techniques and botanicals used to produce each distinct, unique flavour profiles. Oh, you can also opt in for the three-hour free-flow G&T session afterwards.
Cin Cin Gin Masterclass, 4pm-8pm, #01-02, Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
Party: New Year’s Eve 2020 -Sky Casino
31 DecemberBring in the New Year with style and glamour at Ce La Vi. The theme is casino chic, so dress to the nines and bask in the front-row view of the glorious fireworks show. There will be tipples, tables games and Vegas-style performers keeping you entertained all night.
New Year’s Eve 2020 -Sky Casino, from 8pm, Ce La Vi Club Lounge, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Party: The Glitter Ball NYE Party
31 DecemberIt’s all about razzle and dazzle at Pinball Wizard. They’ll be playing popular hits from the nineties to noughties so you’ll be swinging into 2020 with a hint of nostalgia.
The Glitter Ball NYE Party, 9pm till late, Pinball Wizard, Sim Lim Square (Entrance facing Prinsep Street) #B1-29, 1 Rochor Canal Road Singapore 188504