Does your kid want to meet Santa in Singapore this Christmas? You’re in luck! We’ve got all the deets on where he’s making pit stops for photo ops and Christmas gift requests
Now that Singapore (and the world) is slowly opening up again, your child isn’t limited to virtual meet-and-greets with Santa anymore. This year, they’ll get to meet good ol’ St. Nick in the flesh! Read about all the ways your littlies can meet Santa in Singapore this year, and don’t forget to get them in the holiday spirit with this fun downloadable Dear Santa letter template.
Read more: Sassy Mama’s Ultimate to Christmas in SG!
Where to meet Santa in Singapore – in person!
Meet Sidecar Santa at Capitol Singapore
Instead of arriving in his red sleigh with reindeer, Santa’s taking a slightly unorthodox approach at Capitol Singapore this Christmas. Kids looking to meet Santa in Singapore should keep a sharp eye out for Sidecar Santa instead! Spend a minimum of $50 in two same-day, combined receipts and stand a chance to win a free 10-minute ride at the daily lucky draw. Or simply strike a pose with Sidecar Santa and bring home a photo in a special sleeve to remember this year’s celebrations.
Dates: 19 November – 26 December 2021
Time: Santa’s appearance is from 7pm – 7:30pm and again at 8pm – 8:30pm.
Where: Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza
How much: $5 for each photo memento. Click here to purchase.
Santa is hanging out at Pororo Park Singapore & Tayo Station
Kids can meet Santa in Singapore at Pororo Park and Tayo Station! Swing by for a fun meet-and-greet with Santa Pororo and Santa Tayo daily all through the month of December. You can also book private gift-giving sessions at both parks. Simply purchase a gift at the retail store in either park – think Pororo remote control cars, construction playsets, windup cars, twinkle stickers and more! Afterwards, hand your purchases over to the park crew, who will wrap each one up for you and make arrangements for the private gifting session with Santa.
Date: 1 – 31 December 2021 (weekends only for Tayo Station)
Where: Pororo Park Singapore & Tayo Station
How much: Gift-giving bookings are priced at $10. General admission to the parks apply.
Snag a treat from Santa at SuperPark Singapore
Not only will your kid get to meet Santa in Singapore at SuperPark, but St. Nick and his band of merry elves will also be handing out treats to everyone. How’s that for a fab opportunity to snap a pic for the ‘Gram?
Date: From 13 December 2021
Where: SuperPark Singapore
How much: General admission tickets must be purchased to enter the park. Click here to purchase.
A Universal Christmas
Kiddos can meet Santa in Singapore, snap a pic and share all their Christmas wishes with him at Universal Studios Singapore‘s annual Christmas extravaganza.
When: 25 November 2021 – 2 January 2022
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
How much: From 59. Click here to purchase.
Green Christmas by City Sprouts
Have an eco-friendly Yuletide season at City Sprouts‘ holiday do for kiddies. In addition to a wide range of green activities, kids will get to meet Santa in Singapore, too! Plus, there will be a lucky draw from Santa’s bag, and winners will get to do a free activity.
When: 11 December 2021, 9am – 10:30am & 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
How much: $40. Click here to purchase.
Invite Santa to your home!
Don’t want to take the kids into crowded places? Let them meet Santa in the comfort of your own home. Newton Show is an official Santa ambassador, and they can arrange for him to visit your kids. The typical experience is 20 minutes long, but you can customise his visit to your needs. Santa will be happy to deliver your chosen presents, perform a cute show and even play festive games.
Get a Personalised video from Santa
Portable North Pole (PNP)
PNP has free personalised Santa videos for kiddos where Santa even says your kid’s name! They are really good too! Fill in the form with your little one’s name (there are different pronunciations to choose from!) together with a picture and PNP will create a customised Christmas greeting from Santa. Try a simple video for free, or pay for an interactive video or live call. The videos are wallet-friendly, and PNP donates up to 5% of its web purchases to children’s hospitals around the globe.
Portable North Pole, www.portablenorthpole.com
Find proof that Santa exists
Catch a Character
Catch Santa in the act of delivering presents! If “proof” of Santa existing is what you’re after, this is it! Download the easy-to-use Catch a Character app. Snap a picture of your Christmas tree, child’s bedroom or the family living area and then choose a Santa to superimpose into your image. You can create an unlimited amount of images on your smartphone for free, and opt for Santas in a range of ethnicities. Good news: You can reuse the app with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.
Catch a Character, www.catchacharacter.com
Meet Santa Claus virtually in Singapore
JingleRing‘s Santa Claus visits are more than just a Zoom call. There’s pre-visit entertainment before meeting Santa in Singapore – plus you get a keepsake video and photos with Santa. JingleRing’s Santas are a diverse lot and can speak multiple languages (ASL too!). There’s even a Sensitive Santa option for children with special needs. Additionally, you can opt to have Mrs. Claus join in the experience and read you a full Christmas story. Every JingleRing booking comes with a free activity book.
Meet Santa Claus in Singapore over a 15- or 30-minute, interactive Zoom call (from $50) with That’s Santa!. One kid can meet Santa one-on-one or siblings can share a chat with Santa; you can even invite the grandparents to join in.
That’s Santa!, www.thatssanta.com/virtual
This meeting with Santa Claus is about eight minutes in length, and you can extend the time if there’s more than one child who wants to meet Santa in Singapore. Alternatively, book a 15-minute meeting with Mrs. Claus, who will read your little one a story. All Virtual Claus bookings come with a personalised email from Santa or Mrs. Claus and a digital image that commemorates the meeting.
Virtual Claus, www.virtualclaus.com
See where Santa is
Santa Tracker Programmes
Every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has run this Christmas-themed programme. Essentially a tracking simulation for Santa Claus, the NORAD Santa Tracker opens each year on 1 December. However, the real fun doesn’t begin until Christmas Eve, when kids can follow his journey from the North Pole to houses around the world live. Alternatively, follow Santa’s journey around the world on the Google Santa Tracker all through December; the website also had fun, educational and interactive activities for the whole family
Get handwritten letters from Santa
Can’t be fussed with new-fangled tech for your child’s interaction with Santa Claus? If you’ve downloaded our free “Dear Santa” template for your kids to fill out, they may be hoping for a reply. Reach out to The Big Red Box for a personalised letter from Santa to your child. Each letter comes with a free Christmas gift (activity books, stickers, keyrings, temporary Christmas tattoos and more), and is mailed to you in a pretty red envelope with a gold embossed seal. Alternatively, browse through Etsy for handmade letters.
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