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Where to Hear Christmas Carolling in Singapore: From Joy to the World to Jingle Bells

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Get all the Christmas feels when you see these choirs carolling in Singapore!

From carolling in churches at midnight mass to singing in shopping malls, we round up all the places to hear and sing carols in Singapore this Christmas! If you’ve booked Christmas lunch at one of the big hotels you may be in luck as many of them – from the Sofitel to the Ritz-Carlton Millenia – have carollers performing. If you fancy listening to some festive carolling head to our pick of the bunch below; there’s even guaranteed snow and Santa at some of them!

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay
Of all the places you can hear carolling in Singapore, this might be the pick of the bunch! Thirteen different choirs will be performing carols at Christmas Wonderland from 29 November through to 26 December! From children’s choirs to alumni choirs, beautiful melodies and vocals by Singapore’s acclaimed choirs and a capella groups will fill the air as they sing your favourite Christmas carols.

When: 6-8, 13-26 December, 6:45 – 7:15pm & 8:10 – 8:40pm (click here to check exact timings)
Where: Cassa Armonica, nestled in the middle of the Spalliera, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: Book online for discounted tickets to Christmas Wonderland: Adults $8, Kids $6 ($10 p/p at the door)

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National Museum Christmas Carolling
Bring your family and friends and enjoy popular Christmas tunes by carollers from The Crescendos (pictured), a group of youths who aspire to bring good choral music from diverse genres and cultures to people of all ages. Be sure to catch them around the museum and witness the age-old tradition of spreading joy and Christmas spirit through song.

When: Saturday 21 December, 2:30pm (Rotunda, Level 1), 3pm (Singapore History Gallery, Level 1) & 3:30pm (The Platform, Level 2)
Where: National Museum, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
How much: Free!

The Artground 
This is a great option for littlies. Come down to The Artground and sing along with musicians Zee and Vick as they play songs about Christmas. With their cello, piano and voices, they will bring provide a fun interactive singalong for kiddos aged 4 – 6 years.

When: Saturday 21 December & Sunday 22 December, 2:30 – 3pm
Where: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road, #01-40 Blk J, Singapore 439053
How much: $10 payment on-site

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SSO Christmas Concert
Celebrate the festive season with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s annual Christmas Concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Joshua Tan will conduct a programme which includes excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, John Williams’ score for Home Alone, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as music by John Rutter, Prokofiev and much more. And, as always, it will finish with the traditional Christmas carol sing-along. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert has been an annual fixture since 1990 and is one of the most popular concerts of the orchestra’s season. This one is strictly for kids aged 6 and above.

When: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December 2019, 7:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: From $88.50 (Limited tickets available at time of writing)

A Sweet and Lovely Jazzy Christmas
Singapore’s King of Swing, Jeremy Monteiro, and his musical friends present an evening that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart. Featuring artists such as Antonia Bennett, Vanessa Rubin and Ben Poh, you can expect to hear classics such as The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, I’ll be Home for Christmas, and Sweet and Lovely.

When: Saturday 21 December 2019, 7:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
How much: From $30

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Shopping Malls with Christmas Carolling

Christmas Carolling at Tanglin Mall
Famous for their evening snowfall during the Christmas period (7:30pm each night during December), at Tanglin Mall you can also hear carolling as you shop during the day!

When: Saturdays & Sundays (14, 15, 21, 22 December), 1:30 – 2:30pm,
Where: Level 2 Atrium, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
How much: Free

Celebrate Christmas in Singapore – Part of Christmas on a Great Street
While you’re checking out the Christmas lights along Orchard Road keep an ear out for the sounds of carolling! The timings are yet to be announced, but more details should be available soon.

When: 16 – 23 December 2019
Where: Orchard Road
How much: Free

Christmas Market at Great World City
Enjoy carolling by the local talents of Nanyang University Singapore’s Sheares Hall Acapella to help you get into the festive mood.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 14, 15, 21 & 22 December, 6pm
Where: Level 1 Atrium, Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
How much: Free

Holiday and Christmas Fun at United Square Shopping Mall
Get ready for a whole heap of school holidays fun with kid faves like LEGO and PAW Patrol, along with special seasonal highlights like live band performances and Christmas carolling.

When: 7-8, 14-15 December 2019; 5 & 7pm Saturdays and 5pm Sundays
Where: United Square, 101 Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
How much: Free or free with minimum spend

A Traditional Christmas at I12 Katong
Join Santa on a Hunt for a Traditional Christmas at I12 Katong! Shoppers can assist Santa to complete different tasks in the search to discover the true meaning of a traditional Christmas. You can also enjoy carollers on weekends in December!

When: Saturday & Sunday, 7 – 8 December, 1pm & 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 14-15, 21-22 December, 5pm
Where: I12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802
How much: Free!

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Christmas Carolling at Churches

If you’re looking for a church service with carolling, as in previous years St Georges Church in Dempsey, St Andrews Cathedral and the Church of the Good Shepherd are all doing special carols services.

St George’s Church
This year, The Mission to Seafarers Singapore will be holding a Carols by Candlelight service at St George’s Church.
When: Saturday 7 December 2019
Where: 44 Minden Road, Singapore 248816, Tel: (+65) 6473 2877

St. Andrew’s Cathedral
Head along for an array of Christmas carols and music performances over a cup of coffee in a cosy café setting.
When: Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 December 2019, 12 – 2pm
Where: The Cathedral Cafe, 11 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178959

Church of the Good Shepherd
Join the Candles and Carols Holy Communion Service and midnight mass at this Queenstown church.
When: Tuesday 24 December, 10:30am & Wednesday 25 December 2019, 12am
Where: 2 Dundee Road, Singapore 149454

Read more:
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family: 2019 Gift Guides for Dads, Kids, Teens & Mamas
25 Events for Families to Celebrate Christmas in Singapore: Ice Skating, Snow, Christmas Pantos, Charity Runs & MORE

Lead image courtesy of Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland, image #2 courtesy of National Museum Singapore, image # 3 courtesy of SSO via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of Mission to Seafarers Singapore via Facebook

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