Get your fill of festive workshops, holiday baking classes, and Christmas concerts with these kid-friendly Christmas events in Singapore in 2020!
Christmas is a time of serious fun, especially for the kids. There are Christmas trees and decorations to put up, cards to send to friends and family, presents to wrap and festive dinner parties to plan. But Christmas is also a wonderful time to bond together as a family. Check out these top kid-friendly Christmas events in Singapore for that festive vibe, from Christmas concerts, to baking workshops or Christmas craft sessions! Whatever you choose to do, we’ve got plenty of Christmas event options for the whole fam.
Want something relaxing to do with the fam for Christmas? One Faber Group – the group behind Singapore Cable Car, as well as a heap of other Sentosa attractions – is offering a special Singapore Cable Car promotion just for the festive season. Mastercard cardholders will enjoy a 40% discount when they purchase a Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass. The pass offers guests unlimited cable car rides in and out of Sentosa, and is bundled with a festive menu at Good Old Days restaurant on Siloso Beach Walk. The festive menu, suitable for families, includes a soup of the day, two tasty courses and refreshing drinks.
When: From now until 31 December 2020
Where: Sentosa Island. Tickets can be purchased online.
How much: $40 per adult (U.P. $67) and $34 for kids (U.P. $57).
Little dancers between the ages of 3.5 to 5 years can perfect their pirouettes at the Charlotte Marn School of Dance with a special Christmas-themed trial class. Expect 60 minutes of festive cheer, as the kids learn physical literacy, coordination and creative moment. Click here to read more!
When: 1 December 2020, 3:30pm – 4:30pm; 13 December 2020, 9am – 10am
Where: The Charlotte Marn School of Dance, 1 Coleman Street, #B1-19 The Adelphi, Singapore 179803,
How much: $5
Head down to Universal Studios Singapore for a Christmas event to remember! Get your holiday spirit on with the Minions, snap selfies with Despicable Me’s Gru and his daughters, and toast the Yuletide season with Puss in Boots at the Milk Bar stage. Then step into a whimsical Christmas movie land with interactive movie scenes (we’re excited for the topsy-turvy house!) or head over to the S.E.A Aquarium to enjoy stunning light effects and explore new, educational zones like Shipwrecked – watch what happens to a ship when it sinks at sea and becomes a new habitat for marine life! Resorts World Sentosa members are also welcome to participate in the Merry Bubbly Draw to win staycation prizes.
When: 5 November 2020 – 3 January 2021
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: From $66
Get ready for Southeast Asia’s largest LEGO Festive Carnival, at 13 participating malls in Singapore! CapitaLand presents a massive LEGO showcase comprising carnival-themed installations – think 7-metre tall Christmas tree carousel at Bugis Junction, a LEGO circus display at Bedok Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza and Bugis+ and more.
When: 11 November 2020 – 31 December 2020
Where: Bedok Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Bugis+, Bugis Junction, Funan, IMM, JCube, Junction 8, Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Plaza Singapura, SingPost Centre, Tampines Mall and Westgate
How much: Free!
Turn the Lights On at M Malls
Go on an experiential Christmas adventure with M Malls’ series of heartland activities and giveaways! You can enjoy daily festive shopping deals on food, health and wellness buys, accessories and other fun gift ideas – download the M Malls app and register to become an M Privileges member to download your e-coupon deal of the day. There’s also an immersive Santa’s Sleigh Lights scavenger hunt to enjoy! Discover and scan the QR codes scattered through each of the M Malls to fix Santa’s sleigh, and stand a chance to win e-vouchers, coupons, deals and a chance at the Gachapon machine to redeem a gift on site.
When: 16 November 2020 – 27 December 2020
Where: Jurong Point, AMK Hub and Swing By @ Thomson Plaza
How much: Free!
Usually, it’s the ultimate Christmas event of the year in Singapore, but this year Christmas Wonderland is going online so you can enjoy Christmas and stay safe. Look out for interactive content for kids and adults of all ages, festive concerts and performances and a special surprise for the popular Luminarie lights feature. Click here for more information.
When: 17 November 2020 – 31 December 2020
How much: Ticket packages are priced at $8, $15, and $25, and can be purchased online
Read more: 2020 Christmas Markets and Holiday Fairs
With every spend of $160 for Changi City Point, Eastpoint Mall, The Centrepoint and Tiong Bahru Plaza (and a spend of $80 for Anchorpoint), shoppers can redeem a Christmas craft box according to the respective malls’ schedule. Each cookie-house craft box will contain access to the live Zoom workshop. For the rest of the craft boxes, shoppers can access the demo video on the respective malls’ FB pages as a guide for their craft activity. There are a limited number of craft boxes available for redemption daily!
When: various dates according to each different mall
How much: With min spend of $160 or $80 according to each mall
Customised Christmas ornaments really are the best, and this year you won’t have to hunt too hard for them with Resin Play’s fun Christmas event. At this workshop you can make your own Christmas ornaments from safe resin. Kids will get to make a set of two Christmas ornaments from scratch using water-based resin, non-toxic epoxy resin, coloured pigments and glitter. They’ll choose from a series of shapes (snowflakes, stars, hearts, Christmas trees, popsicles and Pikachu, for example), and the finished Christmas ornaments can be brought home to be hung on your Christmas tree. Participants have the option to top up $50 for another set of ornaments during the workshop, subject to material availability and time.
When: 20, 25, 27 & 28 November 2020; 16, 19 & 23 December 2020, 11am – 1pm, 3pm – 5pm
Where: 37 Beach Road, #02-02, Singapore 189678
How much: $100
Learning doesn’t have to stop just because its the holiday season! Science Centre Singapore’s kid-friendly Christmas event – suitable for kids aged 5 and up – is all about scientifically curated activities that are both educational and fun. Start by going on the Sci-sational Christmas Trail, where kids will be encouraged to use their scientific knowledge to navigate their way through different exhibits, all while helping Santa on his Christmas journey. A special gift awaits kiddos at the end of the trail, too! Then, get ready to party at the Supercool Sci-sational Christmas Show. The elves are up to a cheery good time here, and children can help them decorate Santa’s workshop and organise the whole thing. Lastly, head over to LED’s Play Christmas Workshop to learn all there is to know about electricity. Kids will get to play with LEDs, discover how circuits work and even make their own LED light-up Christmas card.
When: 7 – 25 December 2020
Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
How much: from $5. Different prices apply for each activity. Not inclusive of Science Centre Singapore’s admission charges
Kids and parents will make their own handcrafted mini wooden photo frame, which is inspired by the National Museum of Singapore’s William Farquhar painting – all in the comfort of your own home. This Christmas event in Singapore – suitable for kids aged 6 and up – will be livestreamed on the National Museum of Singapore’s Facebook page. Each ticket purchase comes with one crafting pack that comprises a mini wooden frame, colouring materials and a set of instructions, which will be delivered to your home. Tickets close on 2 December.
When: 12 December 2020, 11am – 12pm
Where: Online. A link to the livestream will be shared to you via email three days before the programme
How much: $10 (Ticket includes a craft pack, delivered to your home)
Chalk n Pencil’s Christmas events in Singapore are a creative way to get your kids into Christmas mode. Children aged 4 and up will enjoy making their very own Christmas wreaths, which you can hang on the front door at home. Alternatively, sign kids aged 6 and up for the Clay Candy House Workshop where they can construct a Christmas-themed candy house to complement your home decor.
When: 13 December 2020, 2pm – 5 pm (Christmas wreaths session); 17 December 2020, 2pm – 5 pm (Clay Candy House session)
Where: Chalk n Pencils, 387 Joo Chiat Road, #01-04, Singapore, 427623
How much: Prices on request
This live Christmas event by Singapore Repertory Theatre brings the story of Santa’s little helper, Elf Julie, to life. She’s been hard at work in Santa’s workshop, making toys for kids around the world, and the stories she has to tell are filled with kindness, generosity, and the joy of Christmas.
When: 15 – 20 December 2020, 11:30am & 2pm
Where: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 239035
How much: From $28
This jazzy Christmas event in Singapore is more for mums and dads on date night! Head down to Victoria Theatre for a fun night (or three) of double-bill jazz concerts with popular acts such as Wei 5 featuring Alemay Fernandez, Aaron James Lee Group featuring Richard Jackson, Rani Singam, Rit Xu Group, The Steve McQueens and Regi Leo. Each 45-minute set will comprise a Christmas tune, class jazz song, an original composition, two songs that represent 2020, as well as two dedications that will be selected by the audience.
When: 17 – 19 December 2020, 8pm
Where: Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
How much: $50 (single show) or $120 (Bundle of 3 shows)
Read more: Christmas Gift Guide for Kids of all Ages
2020 may have been a challenging year, but the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) isn’t going to let it all pass without its annual Christmas Concert. This year’s Yuletide concert is a virtual one, and you can expect Baroque classics by Handel, Bach, Vaughan Williams, and Vivaldi. The orchestra will play contemporary Christmas carols by music composer John Rutter, too.
When: 18 December 2020 – 8 January 2021, 8pm
How much: $10-$50 (Pay as you wish to watch)
Get into the holiday spirit with a series of Christmas events and performances by inclusive Singaporean arts groups and locals acts at Gardens by the Bay. Listen to the vocal stylings of 18-year-old Adelyn Koh, who was born with Peters Anomaly, a rare eye disease that lets her only make out lights and shadows, or jive to the beats of the award-winning Lion City Pipe Band, one of the region’s leading pipe bands. The Salvation Army band will have two performances at Gardens by the Bay and expect wonderful Christmas songs on the piano and violin by Benjamin and Ting Ying from the Inclusive Arts Movement, which provides entertainment from more than 30 differently and generally abled talent. Lastly, don’t miss out on a very special performance by Singapore Special Voices. Founded by the parents of special needs children, Singapore Special Voices aims to support families, particularly low-income families, by providing zero or low-cost and fun-filled activities via choir, art classes, and other interest groups to improve social interactions, parent-child bonding and more.
When: 19, 20, 24 & 25 December 2020
Where: Flower Field Hall, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply
This series of Christmas events, pop-ups, and workshops are all focused on sustainability and holistic wellness. It’s a great way to discover unique Christmas traditions, from gift-giving and family dinners to solstice celebrations to religious holidays. In addition to a fun Christmas art class for kids, participants can try their hand at candlemaking and join a solstice meditation blessing for the new year. The holiday pop-ups at this fun Christmas event in Singapore will focus on family celebrations gathered around the table.
When: 20 December 2020, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Crane, 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-06, Singapore 239351
How much: Entrance is free. Individual workshops and product prices may vary.
STEAM for Christmas? Sign us up! This three-day Christmas event in Singapore may be educational one, but little explorers will have lots of festive fun, too! They’ll be tasked to help Santa deliver Christmas presents around town with the help of the True-True Robot, make their own snow (don’t worry, the ingredients used are all non-toxic and kid-safe!), and build a catapult that’ll launch snowballs on to a special Christmas points board. Each of these fun Christmas activities will teach basic programming concepts and let them learn about science in a creative way.
When: 21 – 23 December 2020, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Trehaus @ Funan Digital Mall, 109 Northbridge Road, #07-21, Singapore 179097
How much: $245
Make your own gingerbread house and then eat it, too! This charming Christmas event sees parents and children bonding over gingerbread dough, made from scratch! You’ll get to cut the dough it into pieces, build your house, and decorate it. Suited to children aged 7 and up, each parent and child pair will make one house.
When: 23 & 24 December 2020, 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
Where: Chantilly Culinary Studio, 21 Simon Road Singapore, Singapore 545907
How much: $120 per parent and child pair. $10 for an additional child or parent joining (up to a family of four)
Christmas Events You’ve Missed
Tick one thing off your Christmas dinner menu with this delicious Christmas baking workshop. Led by Maggie, a focaccia bread artist, kids will learn how to make good focaccia dough from scratch, map their own designs and pick up techniques to create focaccia art with healthy ingredients. Bring your creation home to eat afterwards and recreate the recipe for Christmas dinner! All the ingredients will be provided. Whatsapp the Little Bakers Lab team at 9389 6066 to book.
When: 12 & 29 November 2020, 13 December 2020, 9am – 1pm
Where: Little Bakers Lab, 87A Serangoon Garden Way 555983
How much: $160