Christmas is all about spending time at home with the fam, but it’s always nice to get out of the house and see what the Little Red Dot’s up to for the holidays! The Christmas lights are out, the malls are drowning in décor and it’s impossible to go anywhere and not hear a carol; so we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of kid-friendly events around town to get the family feeling festive. Who knows, you might even meet the big red man himself!
Alice in Christmas Wonderland @ West Coast Plaza
West Coast Plaza is transforming into a wonderland of festive whimsy this holiday season, taking inspiration from children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. With live musical performances, interactive workshops, meet and greets with your favourite characters and even a tea party with Alice herself, littlies will be enthralled and delighted. World renowned Aussie speed painter Brad Blaze will also be in town, captivating the audience with his one-of-a-kind speed painting performances, whipping up portraits in as little as four minutes!
When: 21 November-28 December
Where: West Coast Plaza, 154 West Coast Rd, Singapore 127371
How much: Some events are free, others require a minimum spend of $100 to redeem a pass. For full details, click here!
All Things Bright & Beautiful Choral Concert
Celebrate the festive season with an enchanting choral concert by the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir. Celebrating all things bright and beautiful, the choirs will be singing a mix of classics as well as Chrimbo carols.
When: 13 December, 7:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
How much: From $25. Buy your tickets by clicking here!
Christmas By The River
Take a stroll along the river and enjoy Singapore River’s annual Christmas light-up celebration. The waterfront quays will be lit up with stunning Christmas decorations (including incredible 8-metre tall LED Christmas trees, perfect for photos, mama!) as well as spectacular fireworks displays on selected evenings. Not to be outdone by the visual display, there will also be roving entertainers and local choirs singing carols along the waterfront. And that’s not all, mama: stock up on festive treats and gorgeous gifts at the Christmas Markets that will be held on 13-14 December and 19-20 December.
When: 14 November-2 January 2015
Where: Along Singapore River
How much: Free!
Chuggington Winter Snow Party @ City Square Mall
Head down to City Square Mall this holiday season to catch Chuggington Trainees Wilson, Brewster and Koko return for a brand new adventure. Back by popular demand, the trainees will be joined by Lorie and Morgan, featuring new songs and an enchanting festive light-up that will have littlies tapping their toes and dancing around! Teeny fans will also get the chance to meet their favourite characters, all you have to do is spend $50 to redeem a Meet & Greet pass, so get the camera ready mama!
When: 6-21 December 2014 (daily except Monday). Tues-Fri 2pm & 7pm, Sat & Sun 1pm, 4pm, 7pm
Where: Level 1 Atrium, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
How much: Free concert! Spend $50 at the mall to redeem a special Meet and Greet pass.
We love the plethora of stage performances that inevitably come along once the festive season starts, and Junior Claus by Singapore Repertory’s Theatre’s The Little Company is no different. The whole family will love following the story of the rebellious heir to the North Pole empire. When Santa falls into a deep sleep and Junior runs away, Grumpo the greedy elf tries to take over Santa’s workshop. Will Junior return home to save Santa and Christmas before it’s too late? Kiddies will be entertained while watching Junior and his buddies as they race to bring Christmas back. Featuring plenty of toe-tapping songs and entertaining hijinks, this is a festive treat for the whole family!
When: 31 October -14 December. Mon-Fri 10am, Sat & Sun 11am, 2:30pm
Where: DBS Arts Centre 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 239035
How much: $42, $45. Buy your tickets by clicking here!
Merry Medleys carolling competition @ VivoCity
Warm up those vocal chords and be ready to sing along to all your favourite Christmas tunes. VivoCity has joined up with Singapore Raffles Music College and the A Cappella Society to bring Merry Medleys, its first ever carolling competition, to Singapore. So head down with the family to enjoy an entertaining carolling show and share in the joy of the holiday season.
When: 13 December, 5-7pm
Where: Amphitheatre, Level 3
How much: Free!
My Christmas Wish by The Amazing ToyBox
Singapore’s uber-popular kids’ music duo The Amazing ToyBox have returned with a brand new set of songs to add to their traditional holiday favourites. Back by popular demand after its smashing success last year, My Christmas Wish is sure to get the whole family singing and dancing. Someone has a very special wish — what is it, and will it come true? Old friends Sheriff Bob, Abby the Ant and the Boogie Bug Dancers will all be there to help find out! There will be four performances of the 75-minute show during the last weekend in November.
When: 29 November, 4pm; 30 November, 10am, 2pm and 5pm
Where: 170 Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 279621
How much: $30. Buy your tickets by clicking here!
Bring the kiddies down to the Night Safari on Friday and Saturday evenings during the holidays as it’s transformed into a magical wonderland! Take part in puzzles and adventures while greeting fantastic night wildlife and even win glittery prizes. The whole family will be enthralled as this wintery wildlife wonderland comes to life after the sun goes down.
When: 21 November-20 December (Friday and Saturday nights only), 5:30-10pm
Where: Singapore Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
How much: Adult: $39, Child (3-12 years old): $25. Buy your tickets by clicking here!
Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story
The classic fairytale comes alive for the holidays as Peter Pan and the lost boys take to the stage at Sentosa! Making its Asian debut, Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story comes to Singapore direct from sell-out performances in Europe. Featuring J.M Barrie’s classic story with amazing visual effects, enthralling sword fights, enchanting mermaids, magic fairy dust and thrilling music, this show is one for the whole fam!
When: 27 November-20 January 2015, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8pm. Sat-Sun 3pm & 8pm
Where: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: $58-$168. Buy your tickets by clicking, here!
Real Snow, Real Fun @ Snow City
Your dreams of a white Christmas will become a reality at Snow City this Chrissy, with their indoor festive playground that will make you feel like you’re right inside a blizzard (danger-free, of course!). From hand-scultped snow displays and liquid nitrogen shows to interactive snow blizzard experiences and even Christmas DIY workshops, there’s plenty happening at Snow City during the holidays. Pop by any weekend in December and you’ll even catch Santa himself!
When: 22 November-31 December 2013, 10am-6pm daily. For full details of the event schedule, click here!
Where: Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
How Much: $23-$28
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Santa’s Workshop @ Tanglin Mall
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we’re telling you why… Santa Claus is heading to Tanglin Mall! Kiddies can come visit Santa’s workshop this holiday season to have their photo taken with Kris Kringle. Photos are printed instantly on site and presented in a lovely Christmas photo folder so you can take this memorable souvenir home straight away. Time to get littlies even more excited for Chrimbo, mamas!
When: 21 November-24 December, 11am-7pm (24 December 11am-3pm)
Where: Tanglin Mall, Level 2, Atrium, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
How much: Photo packages start from $19.95. Spend $100 on a single receipt and receive a free photo with Santa (Mon-Fri only, for first 10 shoppers)
Gather littlies and bring the whole family down to State of Fun for the ultimate getaway. Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza and Palawan Beach will be bursting with festive fun from giant inflatables and dazzling light show to carol singers and terrific Christmas flea markets. State of Fun will be transformed into three magical zones: Candyland, Toyland and Christmas Cheers. Each zone will be bursting with activities such as bouncy castles, rock climbing, live performances and more. So what are you waiting for, mama? Mark your calendar!
When: 14 November-4 January 2015
Where: Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza & Palawan Beach, Sentosa, Singapore
How much: Prices vary. For full details, click here!
Universal is going all out this Christmas, transforming into a veritable winter wonderland complete with snowflakes! Bundle littlies and the hubstar down and enjoy soaking up the holiday atmosphere (we guarantee you’ll all leave with that warm fuzzy feeling). Not only will the family enjoy the regular rides, there will be enchanting snowfall only at the park, exciting pyrotechnics shows, live performaces from Toy Soldiers and the characters of Sesame Street as well as a meet and greet with Santa and his elves! Trust us, mamas, this is one you don’t want to miss!
When: 1 December-4 January 2015
Where: Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
How much: Child $64. Adult early-bird special (purchase by 30 November) $69, regular price $84