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Best Kid-Friendly Christmas Events in Singapore 2021

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Get your fill of holiday fun with these exciting Christmas activities and kid-friendly Christmas events in Singapore

You’ve already planned your Christmas trees and decorations, bought your Christmas greeting cards to send to friends and family and started thinking about your festive dinner party. What else is there left to do but have some holiday fun with the fam? We’ve got plenty of great Christmas events in Singapore that you and your kids will love, ranging from Christmas light-ups and holiday workshops to concerts and other fun Christmas activities. Whatever you choose to do, there’s plenty to please the whole family this festive season.

              Read more: Ultimate Guide to All Things Christmas in Singapore

Meet Santa, See Snow, Christmas Markets at Capitol Singapore

Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES are putting on the Christmas event Ride Into an Enchanted Christmas with a Christmas Market, hands-on craft workshops on the weekends for dessert-making workshops by The Capitol Kempinski Hotel’s chefs, bento making, punch needling, knitting, embroidery and soap-making sessions. Bring the kids to the Outdoor Plaza where snow will fall for a White Winter experience. Santa will also be making an appearance but not in your typical style. Watch out for Sidecar Santa for ideal photo-taking opportunities to create some memories to look back on, complete with goodie bags to give out and heritage tour rides to take you on.

Sidecar Santa Photobooth: $5 each photo memento
Santa’s Appearance: 7pm – 7.30pm and 8pm – 8.30pm
Christmas Market: Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza and Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski
daily from 7pm onwards
Snow Play:
Play with simulated snow in a snow play pen, $5 for half an hour entry

When: from 19 November – 26 December 12– 9.30pm (unless stated otherwise)
Where: Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza

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Skating & Christmas workshops at CHIJMES

Over at CHIJMES, the Ride Into an Enchanted Christmas event continues with a Christmas Market, step into The Lawn and be mesmerised by a mini pop-up skating rink. The rink is made of plastic so it can be a little difficult for kids to skate on (entry is for 12 year-olds+). Get ready for snow fall here every evening plus every half an hour, the facade of CHIJMES will come alive with projection mapping festive displays.

When: from 19 November – 26 December 12– 9.30pm (unless stated otherwise)

CHIJMES Skating Rink
19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022, 5pm – 9pm, daily
Where: Mini Lawn, CHIJMES
Rates: $5 per entry for 30 minutes
Rental: Shoes ($5 per pair), Socks ($2.50 per pair for sale), Guide and/or guard rental ($5 respectively, per entry )

Projection Mapping and Message Dedication
Don’t miss light and music projection shows at CHIJMES this Christmas! Dedicate a message to that special someone and watch it light up the façade of CHIJMES Hall.
When: 7.30pm-10pm, every half an hour
Where: The Lawn, CHIJMES

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Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is an annual highlight, and this year, it’s back and better than ever. Christmas Wonderland 2021 will feature spectacular light displays, photo ops with Santa Claus, carnival games, a Venetian double-storey carousel for kids to ride on, plus a European-style Christmas market and a special festive Garden Rhapsody light and sound show! You’ll have to purchase tickets online and there are four timings to choose from. Click here for a complete list of what you will see at Christmas Wonderland this year!

When: 3 December to 2 January 2022, hourly sessions between 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much:
3 – 16 December 2021: $7 (adults) & $5 (children aged 3 – 12)
17 December 2021 – 2 January 2022:  $9 (adults) and $5 (children aged 3 – 12)
Same-day tickets: $10 (adults) & $5 (children aged 3 – 12:)
Visitors are required to pre-purchase their tickets online at or through the official ticketing partner

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Meet ‘Santa’, Get Free Gifts: Pororo Park Singapore & Tayo Station

Ring in the 12 days of Christmas at Pororo Park Singapore, Tayo Station, SuperPark and Petite Tayo KidsClub from 25 December 2021 – 5 January 2022! Snap your family’s annual Christmas photo with the White Christmas-themed decor at any of these four parks. Kids can write a letter to Santa for a chance to win prizes worth up to $3,000, plus there are Best Photo and Caption Contests to enter (with amazing prizes) too. Littlies can also spend time with Santa Tayo and Santa Pororo. Both mascots will be available for special Christmas meet and greet sessions at Pororo Park Singapore every day and at weekends at Tayo Station throughout December 2021. Meanwhile, Santa Clause and his Elves will be handing treats to all who walk into SuperPark Singapore from 13 December onwards.

Santa Postcards
1 – 24 December 2021
Where: Pororo Park Singapore, Tayo Station, SuperPark Singapore & PetiteTayo KidsClub
How much: Regular admission prices for each park applies

Christmas Santa meet-and-greet sessions
When: 1 – 31 December 2021
Where: Pororo Park Singapore (weekday & weekends); Tayo Station (weekends)
Weekdays:  11.15am & 12.45pm | 2.30pm & 4.00pm | 5.45pm & 7.15pm
Weekends: 11.10am & 11.55am | 1.40pm & 2.25pm| 4.10pm & 4.55pm |6.40pm & 7.25pm

Meet The World at Jewel

With beautiful set pieces of iconic global landmarks juxtaposed against the lush greenery of the Shiseido Forest Valley, combined with snowfall, you’re in for a treat at Jewel Changi Airport! Look forward to the spectacular 16m-tall Christmas tree at the entrance of the Shiseido Forest Valley, along with nightly snowfall and a light & sound show.

When: 19 November 2021 – 3 January 2022
Snowfall: 6.15pm | 6.35pm | 7.15pm | 7.35pm | 8.15pm | 8.35pm | 9.15pm | 9.35pm | 10.15pm | 10.35pm
Light & sound show: 7.30pm | 8.30pm | 9.30pm | 10.30pm
Where: Jewel Changi Airport
How much:
For every $25 ($50 for supermarket) spend, you can redeem a free pass (max. 4 passes per receipt) to the Shiseido Forest Valley at Level 1, from 6pm to 11pm daily (last admission 10.30pm). Receive an additional free pass for qualifying receipt paid by Changi Pay or Mastercard! For same-day receipts only.

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Christmas Snowglobe Workshop

Does your mini-me love snowglobes? Let them make their own at this fun Christmas workshop for kids. Not only are your DIY snowglobes a personalised Christmas decoration for your home, but they’ll also make for a thoughtful gift for grandparents, too! All materials are provided, and this workshop is suitable for kids aged 10 and up.

When: 20 November 2021, 2:30pm – 4pm
Where: Ficus Room, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: $45. Friends of the Gardens enjoy the promotional price of $35 with a promo code. Click here to sign up.

Christmas Scented Gel Candle Workshop

Led by a certified trainer with more than 10 years of experience creating and designing her own candles, kids aged 9 and above will get to learn about different types of wax, fragrance oils and essential oils, how to create their own gel candle and utilise the floating effect, the different terms used in candlemaking, how to use pretty decorative embellishments, and the art of layering. The gel candles your kids make can be brought home and they’ll also get a complete list of ingredients needed to make your own gel candle at home. All the materials that will be used during this Christmas activity are eco-friendly and 100% natural.

When: 20 November & 3 December 2021, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Craft & Joy, 34 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207391
How much: $78. Click here to sign up.

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Weekly Christmas Wreathmaking Classes

Use fresh foliage, flowers, pine cones and other festive accessories to make your own Christmas wreath. The FLWRS team will teach you various techniques to create these wreaths at home plus share decorating tips, wreath aftercare and how to make it last longer through the festive season. All tools and materials supplied.

When: 22 & 29 November 2021; 1, 8, 15 & 22 December 2021, 5 – 7pm
Where: Crane, 46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia 01-05/06/07, Singapore 239351
How much: $180.
Enjoy $10 off per registration if you bring a friend, or register for more than one class. Click here to sign up.

Singapore’s Tallest Supermarket Christmas Tree at Giant Grants Wishes

Look out for Singapore’s tallest supermarket Christmas wishing tree at the Giant Tampines Hypermarket, where you can make a ‘wish’ for the season. In the spirit of Christmas, for every wish submitted Giant and UOB will be donating $2 to Children’s Wishing Well, a non-profit organisation supporting children and youth from low-income families nationwide. Just scan a QR code at the 6-metre tree to make your wish. If you know of someone who needs financial assistance to better their health or a frontliner who wants to travel home to meet their families this Christmas, make a wish for them! On 12 January 2021, Giant and UOB will select 10 wishes and on behalf of Santa Claus, will make these wishes come true!

When: now to 24 December, 2021
Where: Giant Tampines Hypermarket, 21 Tampines North Drive 2, 03-01, Singapore 528765
How much: Free to make a wish!

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Christmas Scented Oil Candlemaking Workshop

At this Christmas activity in Singapore, you’ll learn how to make your own Christmas-themed candles with a lovely selection of oils, dried florals and fruits, which will be used alongside various wax colours, scents and accent decorations. There are also special scents such as Christmas Pudding and Clove and Sandlewood. Mulled wine and Christmas snacks will be provided, too. Host Singapore is also running a series of Christmas wreath workshops in November and December 2021.

When: 23 & 30 November 2021; 7 December 2021, 7pm
Where: Host Singapore, 9 Mohamed Sultan Road, River Valley, 238959
How much: $120. Click here to purchase.

A Universal Christmas

Expect plenty of holiday cheer at Universal Studios Singapore’s annual Christmas event! Hop on the Rockin’ Railway train and admire the Christmas trees with decor inspired by franchises like Minions, Jurassic Park and Shrek, and catch the Christmas Train Track Trio’s upbeat festive songs while you’re at it. Snap a selfie with Gru, Lucy, Edith, Agnes and Margo from Despicable Me, the Cookie Monster and Oscar from Sesame Street plus Shrek and Princess Fiona. Make your way afterwards to the Sesame Street-themed Winter Wonderland, where you can join Elmo and Abby to write letters to Santa, or help Minions Kevin and Stuart send out their Christmas letters using a fun augmented reality trick! If your kids have their own letters to Santa you’d like to mail, swing by the North Pole Postal Service at USS and watch the postmaster and his elves work their magic. Santa is also making an appearance at a special Holiday Meet and Greet, so your kids can tell him their Christmas wishes and snap we-fies with him.

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.

Nutcracker Act ll – Kingdom of Sweets

Follow Clara into the magical Kingdom of Sweets as she meets strange new characters, makes new friends and goes on an adventure she didn’t know she needed. This concert by One Dance Asia is suitable for toddlers up to older kids.

When: 26 & 27 November 2021, 8pm – 9:30pm
Where: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore, 159461
How much: From $34.60. Click here to purchase.

Poinsettia Wishes - Garden by the Bay
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Poinsettia Wishes

Let the Yuletide season get off to a holly, jolly start at the annual Poinsettia Wishes display at Gardens by the Bay! This Christmas event in Singapore will feature highlights such as an eight-metre-tall cupcake Ferris wheel, a stream of “snow”, dazzling Luminarie installations and festive plants such as poinsettias, cyclamens, skimmias, violas, helleborus, real Christmas trees and more!

When: 26 November 2021 – 3 January 2022
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: Admission charges to the Flower Dome applies. Click here to purchase.

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Floral Purse Arrangement Workshop

Assemble a floral purse arrangement at this Christmas event in Singapore. All the materials you’ll need – assorted fresh flowers, fillers and a floral purse are provided. This Christmas activity is also suitable for children aged 3 to 12.

When: 27 & 28 November 2021, multiple timings from 10am
Where: Australian Garden, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: $40. Friends of the Gardens members enjoy 10% off. Tickets do not include admission to the Flower Dome. Click here to sign up.

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Gingerbread Cookie & Cupcake Baking Workshop

Children, with the help of a parent, will learn everything there is to know about making gingerbread cookies and Christmas cupcakes. In this fun Christmas activity in Singapore, they’ll make and bake the dough and then apply the final decorative touches.

When: 3 & 21 December 2021, 9am –12 pm
Where: At-Sunrice Globalchef Academy, 28 Tai Seng Street, Level 5, Singapore 534106
How much: $128. Click here to sign up.

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Floral Letters Watercolour Workshop (Christmas Edition)

Relax with your little one as you master beautiful but simple watercolour techniques while painting delicate Christmas blooms and foliage. This Christmas activity is perfect if you’d like to make your own Christmas cards this year, or simply add a floral touch to your Christmas decorations. The workshop fee includes bring-home materials – guide and practice sheets, Winsor & Newton watercolour paint Palette, brush set, watercolour paper and a $10 Cityluxe e-Voucher. You don’t need prior watercolour experience either, as this Christmas event in Singapore is designed for all levels and abilities.

When: 4 December 2021, 1pm – 3:30pm
Where: Cityluxe WorkRoom, 12 Little Road, #05-02, Singapore 536986
How much: $125. Click here to sign up.

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ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade

Check out Christmas lights on the water at the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade. The parade will have a new format, and there’ll be plenty of opportunities for awesome snaps for the ‘Gram. You can also join the online poll to pick winners. The parade will take place in front of Boaters’ Bar and you can also sign up to decorate your own yacht or boat for the holidays if you’d like to join in!

When: 4 December 2021, 6pm – 10pm
Where: ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, 11 Cove Drive, #01-01, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
How much: Price upon request. Visit the website for more information.

A Magical Christmas Comedy Show

Lock in date night with this adults-only Christmas event in Singapore! Featuring six amazing talents, this comedy show will be hosted by Deepak Chandran, with Sarah Peng, Matt Chalmers, Shalynn Hobelsberger, Sam See and Adrian Saw. It’ll be an evening full of positive vibes and laughter – a much-needed respite after the year that was!

When: 9 – 12 December 2021, 8pm – 9:45pm
Where: Black Box @ Drama Centre, Lvl 5, National Library, Singapore
How much: $65 per person. Tickets are only sold in pairs. Click here to purchase.

Green Christmas

Go green this Christmas with City Sprouts‘ Christmas event in Singapore, and learn how to spread cheer and gift meaningfully. The greenhouses at Sprout Hub will be open for children to go on a special 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Additionally, kids will get to have a holiday meet-and-greet with Santa Claus and do Christmas activities such as a lucky draw from Santa’s Bag, creative workshops where they’ll make Christmas ornaments, make a seedling pot, upcycle badminton shuttlecocks into keychains and ornaments and even building their own LED ornaments. There are also paid, add-on activities if you want more holiday fun! Visit the website for a detailed list of Christmas activities! Green Christmas is suitable for kids aged 3 and up, but children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian.

When: 11 December 2021, 9am –10:30am & 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
How much: $40 per child and guardian. Click here to purchase.

Brassy and Bright

Listen to your favourite holiday hymns and tunes at this lunchtime Christmas event in Singapore. The concert is presented by the Lion City Brass Band, which is known for its annual musical presentations that help raise funds for the needy and underprivileged. Kids aged 6 and above are welcome to attend.

When: 13 December 2021, 12:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $10. Click here to purchase.

SSO Christmas Fundraising Concert

Deck the halls with Christmas carols and help the SSO raise funds while you’re at it! All the proceeds earned at this Christmas event in Singapore will be recognised as donations, and Singapore tax residents will qualify to receive a tax deduction on the fundraiser. Kids aged 7 and above are welcome to attend the concert.

When: 16 – 17 Dec 2021
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $78, $98, $128, $188, $288 & $498. Click here to purchase.

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Christmas Ikebana Arrangement Workshop

Parent-child pairs are welcome to create an Ikebana-style (Japanese flower arranging technique) floral Christmas arrangement – the perfect centrepiece for your holiday dinner table. This Christmas activity for kids and parents will include all the necessary materials. You’ll learn to work with fresh and dried flowers plus festive ornaments like baubles and cinnamon sticks.

When: 17 December 2021, 2 – 4pm
Where: Ficus Room, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
How much: $80 per parent-child pair. Register at [email protected] before 13 December 2021. Friends of the Gardens members can enjoy 10% off workshop fees.

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Holiday Pastel Nagomi Art Workshop

A Japanese art form that involves the use of pastels and fingers, this pastel Nagomi art workshop is the perfect Christmas activity for beginner artists of all ages. It has a therapeutic effect and can soothe emotions, calm participants down and bring plenty of Christmas cheer. Your child will get to try their hand at various Christmas-themed art pieces under the watchful eye of a skilled instructor.

When: 21 December 2021, 10am – 11:30am
Where: Brahm Centre @Simei, Blk 227 Simei St 4, #01-50, Singapore 520227
How much: $38. Click here to sign up.

ChristmasTime with Dick Lee

Cue the jingles because Dick Lee and the acapella group Vocaluptuous are back with a splendid holiday treat for the fam. Get into the holiday mood at this Christmas event in Singapore, which will feature 90 minutes of Dick Lee’s favourite Christmas songs. You’ll be serenaded by popular classics such as It’s The Most Wonderful Time, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, All I Want For Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and more – expect a surprise with his takes on familiar favourites and some of his own original compositions, too!

When: 22 & 23 December 2021, 8pm
Where: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018956
How much: From $68. Click here to purchase.

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A Harpy Jolly Christmas

Ring in Christmas with an enchanting afternoon of harp music by The Harp Quarterly. Kids aged 6 and above are welcome at this Christmas event in Singapore.

When: 23 December 2021, 12:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: $10 per person. Click here to purchase.

TUDOR Celebrates Christmas on a Great Street 2021

As the official timekeeper of this year’s Christmas on a Great Street event along Orchard Road, TUDOR is going all out with fun Christmas events in Singapore. Enjoy the Christmas projection show on the outer facade of Mandarin Orchard, where the TUDOR Black Bay timepiece is featured in a three-minute animation. TUDOR will also host a countdown timer on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve so you can ring in Christmas Day and the New Year in style. Click here for a full list of Christmas activities and events.

When: 1 November 2021 – 2 January 2022
Where: Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
How much: FREE

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Orchard Road Christmas Light-up

Switching on the annual Orchard Road Christmas lights display is the most popular tradition Singapore has during the holiday season, and this year promises to be extra special after a long, difficult year. Expect Augmented Reality immersive experiences that are inspired by the richness of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Click here to learn everything there is to know about the 2021 Orchard Road light-up!

When: 13 November 2021 – 2 January 2022
Where: Orchard Road
How much: FREE

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