These activities for kiddos (and parents!) to celebrate Christmas in Singapore should keep your little elves occupied through the holidays
We know some call it the silly season, but for kiddos Christmas in Singapore is a time for serious fun — and creating some seriously wonderful memories. From blizzards to Christmas crafts, here are 20 ways to make merry with your little ones!
Not every single event on this list is free, mama, but the ones that cost money – like decorating gingerbread houses or watching a hilarious Christmas panto – seem worth the spend to us. The most important thing is that you you and your kiddo have a ball!
The Christmas Fair at the Science Centre Singapore
Head on over to The Annexe at the Science Centre Singapore for their inaugural Christmas Fair! Indulge in festive food and drinks, and do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at pop-ups from local artisans – shop everything from potted plants and home decor to wine and fashion! Plus for every pair of Sci-sational Christmas Show tickets and $10 spent at the Christmas Fair, you’ll receive one entry into the lucky draw to win prizes worth up to $200 – there will be 5 lucky winners!
When: 7-8 December, 14-15 December, 21-22 December 2019, 10am – 6pm
Where: The Annexe at Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
How much: Science Centre Singapore general admission applies (kids from $4, adults from $8)
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. From 8 – 24 November, use your imagination to become a princess, animal rescuer or architect at the LEGO Friends house or blast off into outer space as an astronaut with LEGO City Mars Exploration (no spend required!). From 29 November – 19 December kids can check out the PAW Patrol show and try their hand at the Mighty Pups Experiential Zone.
When: 8 November – 29 December 2019
Where: United Square, 101 Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
How much: Free or free with minimum spend
Celebrate Christmas with the Angry Birds at Suntec City
With a live stage show, parade, fun academy, interactive game booths and so much more, this Christmas at Suntec City looks to be especially cute! Featuring the one and only Angry Birds, Hatchlings of Joy will offer up an eggs-traordinary array of kid-friendly activities and perks for parents that will get the whole fam in the holiday spirit. Check out the Angry Birds Live Show on 7, 14, or 21 December, and be sure to stick around for The March of the Birds: a fun-filled parade around the mall where kiddos can march right alongside Red and the adorable Hatchlings. Have those cameras at the ready, mama, because the cuteness will be extreme!
When: 15 November – 25 December 2019
Where: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
How much: Free or free with minimum spend; Hatchlings Academy is $10
Make Your Own Christmas Wreath with Charlotte Puxley
This one’s for you, mama! If you’re feeling creative this festive season, why not take the festive decor up a notch and try your hand at making your own Christmas wreath, table garland or centrepiece with well-known florist Charlotte Puxley? Your work of art will last for one month, and smells just like Christmas! (Plus, Charlotte Puxley ships all her wreath frames from London, so you’re getting a little piece of Northern Hemisphere Christmas!) Classes range from $180 – $225 for the wreath classes, and you get 10% off when you bring a friend!
Sassy Mama readers get 5% off bookings using SASSYMAMACHRISTMAS! This code applies to workshops and the Feeling Festive collection, and is valid until 5 December 2019.
When: 23 November – 18 December 2019
Where: Charlotte Puxley Flowers, 315 Outram Rd, #08-07 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
How much: $180 – $225
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. See Santa on 14, 15, 21 and 22 December at 2pm and 5:15pm, and enjoy Christmas Carolling on 7 & 8 December at 1pm and 5pm, and 14, 15, 21 and 22 December at 5pm.
When: 30 Nov – 27 Dec 2019
Where: I12 Katong, 112 E Coast Road, Singapore 428802
How much: Free!
The Great Christmas Village has expanded and will now take place at three venues along Orchard Road from 12pm to 10pm daily until 26 December. You can also wander the length of Orchard Road admiring the lights, totally free and a quintessential Singapore Christmas activity!
Grange Road Car Park is where the kids will want to spend hours! Look out for Mini TOYBOX by Hasbro – featuring an obstacle course by NERF, My Little Pony crafts, a huge lighthouse bouncy castle and a human claw experience where kids get strapped into a lever and have to try grab a My Little Pony amongst the foam (it’s harder than it looks with those big gloves on!). Then there’s a tea cup ride, bumper cars, a haunted house ride, lots of carnival win games and an exhilarating vertical spinner ride! Location: Grange Road Car Park, (Behind [email protected]).
*SCAPE is where you’ll find kiddie rides like a slow London train, a merry-go-round horse carrousel and a pirate ship plus music acts and food. Location: *SCAPE Playspace, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978.
Shaw House Urban Plaza will host the Nom Nom Nom food village with food trucks from 14 different vendors (do not miss the Nom Nom food truck with their Impossible Burgers – made with plant-based Impossible Meat -so delicious and we challenge you to discern it from the real thing!. Location: Shaw House Urban Plaza (Lido), 350 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238868.
When: Until 26 December
Where: Locations along Orchard Road
How much: Free entry but rides and activities require credits to be purchased.
The Annual Wild Rice Christmas Pantomime
Last year’s Singaporean spin on A Christmas Carol had the whole family in stitches, so we can’t wait to check out Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens! With all the pressures of school and growing up in Singapore, Wendy and her brothers would rather be anywhere else than their stuffy bedroom in Serangoon Gardens. Enter Peter Pan, who promises to take them on an adventure of a lifetime! So up, up and away they go, journeying towards Neverland — an enchanted island where they never have to grow up. Along the way, they meet Ting Tong Bell’s fairy friends, bewitching mermaids and a motley crew of Lost Boys. But they soon discover the dangers lurking in Neverland… in the form of the Buaya-fearing Captain Hook and his fiendish gang of pirates!
When: 21 Nov – 28 Dec 2019
Where: Wild Rice @ Funan, Level 4, 107 North Bridge Singapore 179105
How much: Tickets from $25 – $90
The Snowman: A Heartwarming Christmas Classic
Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage over twenty years ago. If you’re in the mood for a nostalgic Christmas classic, you’ll want to bring your kids along to see The Snowman. When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. They meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins, reindeer and crowds of The Snowman’s friends, but will they escape evil Jack Frost and get back home for Christmas morning?
When: 12 – 15 December 2019
Where: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: Tickets from $58
Savour a Delectable High Tea at Raffles Hotel in Aid of SRT’s Student Education Fund
Singapore Repertory Theatre, in aid of SRT’s Student Education Fund, invites you to spend a lovely afternoon this Giving Week with your children in the company of the cast of The Gingerbread Man. Enjoy a spread of delectable delights by the Raffles Hotel’s culinary team. There are also fun activities for your children’s entertainment, and a special piano performance by the talented Danielle Iserlis. The aim is to raise $20,000 for SRT’s Student Education Fund which will ensure that in 2020, they can invite more than 700 children from charities including Beyond Social Services, YMCA of Singapore, Care Corner and the Autism Association of Singapore.
When: 1 December 2019
Where: The Palm Ballroom, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
How much: Adults $75, Children $25
Have Some Fee Fi Fo Fun at the Centre Stage Christmas Panto
A giant Christmas-cracker of a show based on the well-known fairytale of the same name, Jack and the Beanstalk follows the format of a typical British pantomime, featuring a heroic escapade, an epic showdown and a happy celebration with heaps of audience participation in between! Children will love the slap-stick humour and fairy-tale plot, whilst parents will appreciate the hilarious, fast-paced script, the fabulous characters and the skill of the actors and child performers.
When: 4pm Saturday 30 November, 10:30am & 2:30pm Sunday 1 December 2019
Where: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556
How much: Tickets from $45 – $95
In addition to its iconic Christmas decorations, Tanglin Mall is kicking things up a notch this year with its Garden Wonderland festivities! First off, you’ve got their famous evening “avalanche” (where kids get covered in foam) and the magical evening “snow”. And of course there’s Santa’s Workshop at the Level 2 Atrium, featuring a sing-a-long and storytelling session in addition to the all-important Santa Meet & Greet and photo op. In the days leading up to Christmas there’ll also be an artisanal Christmas Market to get in that last-minute shopping.
Nightly Avalanche: Now through 1 January 2020 – Weekdays, 7:30 – 7:45pm, Weekends, 7:30 – 7:45pm, 8:30 – 8:45pm
Santa’s Village and Craft Workshops: 30 Nov, 1, 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 December, 12pm, 3pm & 5pm
Christmas Market by the Social Exchange: 16-22 December, 11am – 9pm
Where: Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
How much: Free!
FestiveFurama Christmas Carnival: Snow is in the Forecast!
Head along to the FestiveFurama Christmas Carnival – a 2-month long festive celebration with a slew of pop-up stores, enriching workshops and endless fun. With a cornucopia of amazing promotions from hotel stays to delicious family feasts, you are invited to stay, learn, eat and play at Furama! Enjoy free-flow popcorn and cotton candy, a VR gaming zone, a 12-foot Christmas tree with falling snow(!) and lots of fun performances and activities. The carnival will run every Friday and Saturday from 6 December until 26 January, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Eve of Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year.
When: 6 Dec – 26 Jan
Where: Furama City Centre and Furama RiverFront
How much: Free!
Gingerbread House Workshops
Whether it’s a DIY Gingerbread House at home, or outsourcing the whole thing with a fun class, making a gingerbread house is one of our favourite festive activities! From the ever reliable IKEA kit, to the Shangri-La workshop, check out a range of options in our Gingerbread House roundup. For mamas who aren’t afraid of a little mess there’s even a recipe and cutout template to make the gingerbread house from scratch!
A Small, Small World Tour at Bedok Mall
Hop aboard a train ride and go on a mini world tour at Bedok Mall! Simply spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt or make a donation of $10 at the point of registration to redeem an entry and redeem one train ticket! (100% of the proceeds collected will go towards Filos Community Services, a social service agency supported by Community Chest in Bedok.) Train rides are limited to 12 kids, aged 7+ per session on a first-come-first-served basis.
Where: B2 Atrium, Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467360
When: 11 – 24 December 2019, 11am – 9pm daily
How much: Free with minimum spend $30 or $10 donation.
Sports Hub Community Play Day – Season of Giving
Have the most wonderful time this Christmas at the Sports Hub Community Play Day at OCBC Square! Enjoy candy-themed carnival games (there are plenty of prizes to be won!), craft workshops, and the chance to support those participating in the Santa Run for Wishes (pictured)! Stay at Sports Hub until sunset to catch the giant Christmas tree light-up. Highlights include Christmas craft workshops, the Sporting Family Fun challenge, an Augmented Reality Challenge, Christmas Dress Up Booth, Zumba Kids Junior, and a Dance Mania Workout Session. Plus, support those running in the Santa Run for Wishes!
When: Saturday 7 December, 12 – 9pm
Where: Singapore Sports Hub, 4 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397697
How much: Free!
Winter Comes to Changi with Disney’s Frozen 2 Wonderland and Snowfall at Jewel
Changi has brought the world of Disney’s Frozen 2 to you this festive season. From a 3m high Olaf, a nightly light, sound and SNOW show at T3, and meet-and-greets with your favourite Frozen 2 characters, Changi’s Wonderland will thaw the coldest heart. You can also check out the Arendelle-inspired Jewel Festive Market!
When: 21 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
Where: Changi Airport, Terminal 3 and Jewel at Changi
How much: Most activities are free, or free with minimum spend
Everything is Awesome at Legoland Malaysia’s Brick-Tacular Christmas
Want a change of scenery over the loooong school holidays? Zip up to Malaysia to see how Legoland transforms itself into a winter wonderland, with a giant LEGO tree, an Enchanted Forest, LEGO Santa and the Forest Fairies, and an Enchanted Spectacular that begins with a parade and ends with a grand finale show!
When: 1 to 31 December 2019, 10am to 6pm (closes at 7pm on Saturdays)
Where: LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, Jalan Legoland, Medini, Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
How much: Click here for ticketing options
Geneco’s Sustainable Christmas at Wisma Atria
Held at Wisma Atria’s Indoor Atrium at Level 1, a series of activities will be lined up at the Geneco Christmas Lodge to encourage shoppers to go green this holiday season. Shoppers can stop by the lodge to enjoy a free cup of warm coffee, freshly brewed from sustainably sourced beans. In addition, the lodge will also house an interactive installation, where shoppers can try ‘generating electricity’ by cycling to light up an LED Christmas tree. This year, Christmas will be lit!
When: 8 November – 1 December 2019
Where: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
How much: Free!
Uncle Ringo Presents the Great Circus of Europe + Family Carnival
Everyone loves the circus, and this Christmas in Singapore we’ll be treated to the Great Circus of Europe as they come to Singapore for the first time! The Great Circus of Europe will showcase jaw-dropping international circus acts, all packed within a 90-minute spectaculaire. From dancers trapezing through the air, to performers riding a fine line, literally, while on a motorbike, circus-lovers are in for a treat as The Great Circus of Europe sets up its Big Top at the Bayfront Event Space at Marina Bay with an ensemble cast of circus performers from across Europe. Head to Uncle Ringo’s Carnival afterwards, for some fun with the whole fam!
When: 20 December 2019 – 1 Januar 2020
Where: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
How much: Tickets $70 – $150
PJ Masks and Supervillain Romeo Save Christmas at NEX
This Christmas at NEX kids will be able to meet the three masked crusaders of PJ Masks – Catboy, Owlette and Gekko – as well as supervillain Romeo! Children can look forward to catching the masked crusaders in action at live musicals and workshop & tea party sessions, as well as immersing themselves in a mini flying-fox experience and fun games. There will also be a roving Santa on the afternoons of 21-22 December.
When: 21 November – 31 December 2019
Where: NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
How much: Free or free with minimum spend
Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas with Sesame Street at Marina Square
In conjunction with Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary, Marina Square will be decked out in vibrant bursts of festive Sesame Street cheer from 22 November 2019 to 1 January 2020. At the main atrium, children, teenagers and families will be able to jump into a Sesame Street Ball Pit, snap photos in front of the iconic Hooper’s Store, 123 Building, Big Bird’s Nest Area and 3D sculptures, as well as dance and sing along with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and more furry friends. Participants are also invited to kindle their artistic spark and get hands-on at craft-making workshops, accompanied with cosy photo sessions for merry memories to last a lifetime.
When: 22 November 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
How much: Free with minimum spend
Parent and Child Christmas Workshops with Urban Li’l
Urban Li’l will be showcasing their Christmas Collection at Cluny Court from 22nd November to 22nd December 2019. The team will also be conducting a series of fun parent-and-child Christmas workshops to promote family bonding where participants will create their own Christmas crafts like baubles, wreaths, cards and ornaments with personalised options and embellishments to make unique pieces to bring home for family and friends. Sign up for workshops here.
When: 22 November – 22 December 2019
Where: Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #02-19, Singapore 259760
How much: $25 – $80
Have a Very Merry Minions Christmas at Frasers Property Malls
Have a Very Merry Minions Christmas at the malls of Frasers Property this year as the Minions bring their larger-than-life personalities to this festive extravaganza. The sweet and loyal Minions will be making their way around the following malls of Frasers Property: The Centrepoint, Bedok Point, Changi City Point, Causeway Point, Anchorpoint, Waterway Point, YewTee Point and Northpoint City. Shoppers can head on down to their nearest malls on the selected dates to catch the Minions at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
When: 15 November – 24 December 2019
Where: Various Frasers Property Malls
How much: Free or free with minimum spend
A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios with Despicable Me, Minions, Sesame Street and More!
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Singapore, and make it the merriest Christmas yet. Join Gru, Lucy, and the girls from the Despicable Me family along with the mischievous Minions. Accompany Santa on his sleigh, then watch as he takes you on a magical storytelling journey. Meet Sesame Street neighbours and wild friends from Madagascar, catch a collection of Christmas shows, then immerse yourselves in their largest snowfall ever.
When: 2 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where: Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: Admission from $56
PS Snow Fun House at Plaza Singapura: Let it Snow!
And you thought it didn’t snow in Singapore! Join in the snowy fun at the Plaza Singapura Snow Fun House, and you’ll even get a chance to meet Santa!
PS Snow Fun House 27 November to 26 December, 11am to 9pm
Snow Fall 27 Nov to 26 Dec, 7pm & 8pm
Santa Meet and Greet 14, 15, 21, 22 Dec, 3pm & 3:30pm (Entry passes to PS Snow Fun House required for Santa Meet & Greet)
When: 27 November – 26 December
Where: Plaza Singapura, Level 1, Outdoor Front Plaza, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839
How much: $45 minimum spend in a single receipt to get a pair of entry passes.
The Capitol Kempinski Christmas Market will be home to a collection of more than 50 festive booths selling Christmas goodies like Christmas cookies, chilled mulled wine, beers and more. There will also be fashion and lifestyle items like jewellery and accessories as well as decorative ornaments to add to your Christmas cheer. Centre to it all will be the seven-metre tall Capitol Kempinski Singing Tree. Kiddos will be delighted to try the Capitol Kempinski Skating Rink and will love the intermittent snowy foam fall!
When: 6 – 24 December 2019
Where: Outdoor Plaza @ The Capitol Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
How much: Free!
Celebrate the festive season and create memorable moments with Doraemon and Friends at AMK Hub and Jurong Point! Embark on an adventure at the giant Doraemon Inflatable Playland at Jurong Point, catch Doraemon and Friends as they perform live at the Doraemon Dance Show, and get close and personal with Doraemon and Nobita at the Meet-and-Greet sessions. You can also make your very own tote bag and t-shrit at the Doraemon art workshops. Plus, take some very cute holiday snaps with the interactive decorations.
When: 15 Nov – 26 December 2019
Where: AMK Hub & Jurong Point
How much: Free or free with minimum spend.
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