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23 Kid-Friendly Christmas Events in Singapore 2023

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Get into the festive spirit with these exciting festive activities and kid-friendly Christmas events in Singapore

You’ve already planned your Christmas trees and decorations, bought your Christmas greeting cards and started thinking about your festive dinner celebration. 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 other fun Christmas activities. If you’re looking for places to see ‘snow’ in Singapore or meet Santa read this! Whatever you choose to do, there’s plenty to please the whole family this festive season. Read more: Things to do during Year-End Holidays

Best Kid-Friendly Christmas Events in Singapore 2023:

Watch this space as we’ll keep updating you on fun festive activities and 2023 Christmas events in Singapore…

1. Snow Splendours at Tanglin Mall

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Tanglin Mall transforms into a Christmas wonderland with Christmas-themed events and activities for the whole family! December weekend visits will be filled with Christmas carollings, Santa’s meet-and-greets and storytelling, roving elves and even a toy soldier marching band. But the festivities aren’t just limited to the weekends because you can head to Santa’s Village throughout December, where activities such as “Send a Letter to Santa” and “Christmas Spin Wheel” await. There is also a larger-than-life snow globe at this Christmas event in Singapore that’s pretty hard to miss. Did we also mention that there will also be daily snow shows?!

When: 16 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933
How much: FREE

2. Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland

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Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland returns this year to Marina Bay’s Bayfront event area, where you can watch the stunning fireworks displays on NYE while having a ball of a time with the fam! Taking place over a 3,000 sqm space, this year’s event promises to be bigger with more festivities. From Singapore’s first-ever Merry-Go-Round on Ice and Singapore’s Longest Snow Slope to Singapore’s first-ever Double-Lane Couple Ice Slide, this looks like THE Christmas event in Singapore this year. There’ll also be food vendors for when you get hungry, including delicious Swiss Rostis! Early bird tickets are already available, you can purchase them here

When: 9 December 2023 – 21 January 2024
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
How much: from $19, purchase here

3. Changi Festive Village

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Image Credit: Changi Festive Village

Christmas came early at Changi Airport Terminal 3, with the opening of Changi Festive Village! Featuring a candy land carnival with plenty of exciting rides, a candy-themed go-kart arena, a snow house where there’s ‘real’ snow (not foam) to make snowmen and snow angels, ice slides and more! Read our full guide to the Changi Festive Village.

4 November 2023 – 31 March 2024
Changi Festive Village at Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Level 1, Arrival Hall (outside McDonald’s)
How much: Tickets apply for go-karts, carnival games and rides and to enter the snow house. Click here.

4. Christmas Wonderland in Singapore

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay returns from 2 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
Image: Christmas Wonderland

Singapore’s biggest Christmas event, Christmas Wonderland, will return this year with more festive magic at Gardens by the Bay. Look forward to an enchanting Christmas experience with stunning light installations, carnival vendors and rides, Santa meet-and-greets and so much more. This is one Christmas event in Singapore that you won’t want to miss, check out the full details on Christmas Wonderland.

When: 1 December 2023– 1 January 2024
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: $8 for adults and $6 for children (3 to 12 years old). Purchase your tickets here.

5. Jumptopia: X’mas With A Splash

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Image credit: Jumptopia via Facebook

Jumptopia returns this year for festive-themed bouncy fun. Look forward to an exciting water play zone at X’mas With A Splash, featuring Christmas-themed obstacles and inflatables, including huge Arctic-themed bouncy castles, snow slopes, a water play area and more. We love that there are changing facilities near the water zone, making it easy to wash up after play! Parents, do note that kids will have to be at least 120cm for the water play area. As there is no age limit for the activities, we also recommend to keep an eye out for your little ones to ensure they have fun while staying safe! There are also three dry bouncy castles for the kiddos who prefer to stay dry.

When: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Where: VivoCity Outdoor Plaza, Level 1, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
How much: from $18. Purchase your tickets here.

6. Christmas Lights on Orchard road

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Image credit: Orchard Road via Facebook

Switching on the annual Orchard Road Christmas lights display is one of the most popular Christmas traditions Singapore has during the holiday season. The lights will be up from 16 November 2023 to 1 January 2024. Find out about all the festive activities planned around Orchard here.

When: 16 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
Where: Orchard Road
How much: FREE

7. Kiztopia’s Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX

Kiztopia's Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX

The team at Kiztopia brings your gingerbread dream house to life at NEX, Atrium Level 1, with its massive inflatables! Featuring eye-catching and yummy-looking gingerbread inflatables, this Christmas event in Singapore is suitable for children aged 1 to 12 years old and has gingerbread men, snowmen, candy-coated pretzels and more!

When: 5- 24 December 2023, 10:30am – 9pm
Where: Atrium Level 1. NEX
How much: To redeem a 1-Hour Play Pass at the Gingerbread Wonderland, scan your NEXrewards member QR with every $50 spent. Each Play Pass admits 1 adult and 1 child (1 to 12 years old) only and is limited to the first 2,100 redemptions while stocks last. Each NEXrewards member is only able to redeem 2 Play Passes per day and a maximum of 4 play passes for the entire promotion period.

8. Christmas Wanderland with Sanrio at Marina Square

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Image credit: Marina Square

Christmas just got more adorable at Marina Square with its Christmas Wanderland featuring Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, Kuromi and Little Twin Stars! The event’s highlight has to be the 6m Pink Christmas Tree adorned with pink, turquoise pearl white and gold baubles and pink-shaped ribbons, making it a perfect photo-op. Several other activities are also available at this Christmas event in Singapore, including the Cinnamoroll Magical Rink, Little Twin Stars Ball Pit, Pompompurin Christmas Sled, Kuromi Craft Corner and My Melody Christmas Kitchen. Don’t miss the daily 15-minute ‘snowfall‘ at the Magical Rink, meet and greet sessions and Christmas Carolling too!

23 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Where: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
How much: FREE! Full information of programme times here.

9. Jumptopia Playful Wonders

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Image credit: Jumptopia via Facebook and Michell Tam

Jumptopia Playful Wonders brings whimsical fun to Marina Bay Sands for the whole family this year, featuring ten giant inflatables, including those with mechanical and automated features, which will make their Kiztopia debut! This year’s event is extra special because a dedicated non-ticketed zone will be open to the public, featuring kiddy go-carts, claw machines and retail vendors for your Christmas shopping. F&B vendor Swensen’s will also be present for when you get hungry. Early bird sales are now on, so book now!

When: 25 November 2023 – 7 January 2024; ; Mon – Thurs: 10am-7pm (Unlimited play); Fri – Sun, 10am-8pm (2-hour sessions)
Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall C, Level 1, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
How much: From $23.80. Click here to purchase.

10. Great Christmas Village @ Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza

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Image credit: Orchard Road via Facebook

Ngee Ann City’s annual Christmas event is back this year and it promises to be a blast for everyone. Look forward to live performances, exciting carnival rides like the CycleJet and Robotic Ride, an Arcade House with plenty of arcade games, pop-up stores and more! There are even food trucks on-site to refuel when you get hungry.

When: 8 December 2023 – 1 January 2024, various timings.
Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
How much: Some activities may require tickets.

11.  Otah & Friends: Operation Santa Trap

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Image Credit: HomeTeamNS

Embark on an exciting adventure with Otah & Friends this festive season at HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir for an immersive event – ‘Operation: Santa Trap’. This interactive journey invites kids (and grown-ups!) to look for clues, solve puzzles and discover surprises planted throughout the clubhouse to uncover Santa’s secret message. Complete the activity booklet to redeem a special reward. Plus, don’t miss the meet & greet with Otah (23 Dec, 12:30pm, 1:30pm & 2:30pm).

When: 9 – 31 December 2023, daily
Where: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir, Level 2 Atrium
How much: Free!

12. LEGO Santa’s Superpower Christmas Cove

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Image credit: LEGO via Facebook

This November – December, LEGO fans can head to Parkway Parade, JEM or 313@Somerset for a one-of-a-kind Christmas event, where kids can immerse themselves in a series of interactive activity stations as they assist Santa and his trusty Elves in completing important missions. There will also be themed challenges for the whole family, and for the early birds, there’s a chance to receive an exclusive Santa Minifigure as a special bonus! In the spirit of giving, kids can also participate in the Build to Give initiative to gift a LEGO set to children in need. Be sure to look out for special appearances by LEGO Santa mascots during the weekends!

When: 20 November – 31 December (Parkway Parade), 11 – 31 December (JEM), 18 – 31 December (313@Somerset)
Where: Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449269, Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Singapore 608549 and 313@somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
How much: FREE!

13. Glide into the Holidays with Frasers Malls

The malls of Frasers – Causeway Point, Northpoint City, Waterway Point, Eastpoint Mall and more will be hosting a slew of activities and Christmas events this holiday season! From ice-skating on synthetic ice rinks, hourly snow shows, snowy pop-up playground, a festive train and much more, celebrating Christmas in the heartlands is just as fun! For the full list of Christmas events and dates, click here.

When: 17 November – 31 December 2023
Multiple locations in Singapore, including Causeway Point, Waterway Point and Eastpoint Mall
How much: Some activities require tickets. Click here for full details.

14. SSO Christmas Fundraising Concert

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Image Credit: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas carols and help the SSO raise funds while you’re at it! Featuring a setlist that features classics from your favourite children’s shows and a fun Christmas sing-a-long, take your family down for an evening of joy and cheer as you tap your feet along to the merry beats. Kids aged 5 and above are welcome to attend this Christmas event in Singapore.

When: 14 – 15 December 2023
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: From $58. Click here to purchase.

15. Make-A-Wish Singapore: Santa Race for Wishes

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Image credit: Make-A-Wish Singapore via Facebook

The annual charity event and fundraising event returns virtually for its 10th edition this year! This year, participants of the Santa Race for Wishes 2023 can clock in as much distance as possible while unlocking e-badges to reach a shared goal of 21,517km, AKA the distance from Singapore to the North Pole! Funds from the event will support children with critical illnesses, so register for free and spread the gift of giving at this Christmas event in Singapore! 

When: 9 – 31 December 2023
Where: Virtually, full details here.
How much: FREE! Click here to register.

16. Go Christmas Shopping at a Festive Fairs

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Image Credit: Hollandse Club Singapore via Facebook

We love browsing Christmas markets in Singapore to get stocking fillers and gifts plus some of them have festive goodies like gingerbread men and other treats! Tiong Bahru Plaza has a Christmas Pop-Up Market where you can shop for decorations, goodies and all things Christmas. Plus there’s the Sustainable Christmas Market that promotes a sustainable lifestyle through a preloved charity bazaar, sustainable homegrown vendors, captivating performances and festive workshops for kids.

Keep an eye on all the Christmas fairs here!

17. Practice Winter Sports at Trifecta

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Image: Trifecta

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas you can head to Trifecta by The Ride Side to practice some winter sports in Singapore. Newly opened Trifecta offers the opportunity to experience skiing and snowboarding (as well as surfing) in sunny Singapore! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, there’s something for everyone, making it the ideal spot to introduce your kids to winter sports. Check out our full review of Trifecta here!

Where: Trifecta by The Ride Side, 10A Exeter Road
When: daily from 7am to midnight (last session 11pm). 
How much:
ticket info here

18. Voices of Singapore Choral Society

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Image credit: Voices of Singapore via Facebook

Usher in festive magic with Voices of Singapore (VOS) Choral Society at the Capitol Kempinski Singing Christmas Tree this Christmas for their annual Christmas carolling event! Taking place on weekends throughout December, guests can look forward to enchanting 30-minute performances by the talented VOS Choral Society, including the timeless tunes of “Jingle Bell Rock,” “O Holy Night,” and more. Don’t miss out on a special performance on 3 December, which will be headlined by the VOS Starlight Voices, a choir comprising children with special needs!

When: 1-3 December: 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm.  8-10 December: 7:30pm and 8:30pm, 15 December: 7:30pm and 8:30pm, 16-17 December: 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
The Capitol Kempinski, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906
How much: FREE!

19. Christmas carolling and musical performances at Woodleigh Mall

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Image credit: Stamford American International School via Facebook

As part of their Sparkle Splendour celebrations this holiday season, the newly-opened Woodleigh Mall will be hosting a slew of Christmas happenings, including special carolling and musical performances by Aureus Academy, Dancepointe Academy, Stamford American International School and Vienna Music School. Happening during selected dates in December, guests can look forward to magical performances by the talented kiddos as they perform classic Christmas carols. This Christmas event will also include character meet-and-greets, arcade games, exciting promotions and giveaways, and more!

When: 14 November to 31 December (carolling and musical performances: selected dates in December 2023)
The Woodleigh Mall, 11 Bidadari Park Drive, Singapore 367803
How much: FREE!

20. Christmas choir performances at IKEA

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Image credit: Embassy of Sweden in Singapore via Facebook

Heading to IKEA for your Christmas tree or last-minute gifts? You’re in for a special treat – the Santa Lucia Choir is bringing festive vibes with a one-day-only choir performance featuring an hour of your favourite Christmas classics to brighten your holiday shopping!

When: 10 December 2023, 1:30pm (IKEA Alexandra), 3:30pm (IKEA Tampines)
IKEA Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Rd, Level 1, Singapore 159965 and IKEA Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
How much: FREE!

21. Christmas Village @ Shaw House Urban Plaza

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Image credit: Orchard Road Business Association

As part of the Orchard Road Christmas celebrations – Christmas on A Great Street, Shaw House Urban Plaza will be hosting a Christmas-themed carnival this December where you can look forward to a colourful, enchanting carousel, carnival rides, various carnival games and more. Don’t leave without snagging a carnival merchandise for memories’ sake!

When: 24 November 2023 – 7 January 2024, various timings.
Shaw House Urban Plaza, Shaw House, 350 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238868
How much: Some activities may require tickets.

22. Plaza Singapura’s Great Christmas Village

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Image credit: Orchard Road Business Association

There’s plenty to look forward to at the Plaza Singapura’s Great Christmas Village this year! From exciting Christmas-themed inflatables by Kiztopia and photo-ops to a dedicated craft zone with activities and workshops, and meet and greets with adorable Kiztopia mascots, Plaza Singapura’s Christmas event this year is one to beat! Full information on the activities here

When: 1 December 2023 – 1 January 2024, 10am – 9pm daily.
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839
How much: Some activities may require tickets. Roving performances at Changi Airport Terminal 3

23. Performances, marching band and dino mascots

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Image Credit: Changi Festive Village

As part of the festivities for Changi Festive Village, there’ll also be exciting roving performances to look out for around Terminal 3 this Christmas season. From a lively marching band and adorable dino mascots to enchanting lighted fairy stilt walkers and a talented juggler/busker, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to take photos with these performers when you catch them! One that we’re most excited about has to be the Santa meet and greet, which takes place through the Fridays – Sundays and Public Holidays of 15 Dec 2023 to 25 Dec 2023. Read our full guide to Changi Festive Village here.

When: 4 November 2023 – 31 March 2024
Changi Festive Village at Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Level 1, Arrival Hall (outside McDonald’s)

How much: Tickets apply for some activities, for more information, click here

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