Santa Claus or Father Christmas, whatever you call the big man in red, he sure is going to be busy this festive season!
We’ve got the lowdown on all the top spots for families to get up close and personal with Santa Claus! Whether you’re shopping for gifts or looking out for the prettiest trees, there’s always time to say hi to Father Christmas. NEW this year is our free downloadable Dear Santa letter template! Just print and get your kids to fill it out (it requires them to think about if they have been naughty or nice!) then pop it in the post to Lapland (or not)! Download our Dear Santa letter template here!
Time to get on Santa’s lap!
Shop at the Christmas Fair & Meet Santa at Cluny Court
Known for being the most realistic Santa in town – let’s hope this year’s Cluny Court Santa is no exception! Cluny Court’s Christmas Fair and Market will take place this year from 24 – 26 November and 1 – 3 December 2017. With an eclectic mix of stalls from original and authentic festive traders, the Christmas Fair is the perfect destination for those seeking unique Christmas gifts and decorations or the perfect party outfit whilst ordering that Christmas tree and festive goodies. Father Christmas will be there from 24 November – 17 December, ready to snap some photos with the kids! Professional photography packages will also be available at designated time slots.
When: Christmas Fair and Market: 24 – 26 November, 1 – 3 December 2017, Friday and Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm
Meet Santa Claus: 24 November – 17 December (appearance schedule available here!)
Where: 501 Bukit Timah Road Cluny Court Singapore 259760
Orchard Road: Christmas on A Great Street
Be sure to pop by the first ever Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, which will feature a Great Carousel, lots of shopping, carnival rides, performances and photo ops with Santa. You also wouldn’t want to miss the Christmas Eve Countdown Concert featuring a line-up of local bands performing Christmas classics and all-time favourite hits, ending off with a pyrotechnics show at midnight!
When: Christmas Village: 25 November – 25 December
Christmas Eve Countdown Concert: 24 December, 8pm
Where: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238874
Merry Little Christmas Festival at Dhoby Ghaut Green
Celebrate Christmas and enjoy some indoor art play sessions, balloon twisting, face painting, ice cream and photos with the jolly old fella – Santa!
When: 6 – 10 December, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 11am – 5pm, Thursday & Saturday, 11am – 8pm
Where: Dhoby Ghaut Green, opposite Plaza Singapura
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
There’s nothing quite like Christmas Wonderland (see full deets plus pictures here) to fill you with that festive holiday feeling. Inspired by European-style Christmas Markets, wander through quaint wooden huts offering a festive collection of crafts, boutique goods and speciality food and drinks. With the promise of a visit to Santa’s Grotto and outdoor ice-skating, the kids will enjoy themselves as much as you do.
When: 1 – 26 December
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: From $4
American Association of Singapore’s Toys for Tots
Spread holiday cheer by bringing an unwrapped new toy for the Marines to distribute to children around Singapore. There will be classic crafts, carols and refreshments; a chance to meet the US Marines and enjoy a visit from Santa Claus himself.
When: 4 December, 5 -7 pm
Where: The American Club
How much: $20 kids/ $35 adults Book here
Santa Claus/Nikolaus Party by Musical Monkeys
Get ready for an hour full of fun with Christmas songs, musical instruments, hand puppets, bubbles and parachute play, gift bags from Santa himself, photo ops plus of course, German Christmas cookies and drinks! Recommended for littles aged 0-6 years.
When: Saturday, 2 December: 10:00am – German, 11:30am – English, 3:00pm – English, 4:30pm – English
Sunday, 3 December 2017: 10:00am – German, 11:30am – German, 3:00pm – English, 4:30pm – English
Where: The Little Arts Academy, PoMo, 1 Selegie Road, #05-01/02, Singapore 188306
How much: $35 per child including one accompanying adult ($10 for additional adult). Tickets selling fast mama, get yours here now! Proceeds of the ticket sale will be donated to HOME
Swiss Association of Singapore Santa Claus 2017
Meet Santa Claus and Schmutzli (Santa’s sidekick!) and enjoy raclette and sausages by Huber’s Butchery!
When: 10 December, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Residence of the Swiss Ambassador, 3 Sime Park Hl, Singapore 288327, Singapore
How much: $15 for members and $30 for non-members. Register here! If you are not a SAS Member but would like to sign up with the reduced price of $15, you can do so by registering as an SAS Member for 2018 and paying your membership fee at the day of the event by cash or check before 3 December 2017.
Snow City Singapore
Catch Santa during Christmas time and Greet Santa Claus together with his reindeers at the North Pole!
When: 23-25 December, 2pm
Where: Snow City Singapore Snow Chamber, 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
How much: Free! Admission to Snow City Singapore applies.
Lead image sourced via TBO