9 Ways to Spend Christmas in Singapore !

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Ho ho ho! A cliché start to welcome one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. Winter is finally here so grab a cup of your favourite hot chocolate in front of the fire and cozy up. Well, one can only dream. For this case, living in a tropical climate in Singapore, there’s two seasons: Summer or Rain, all year-round. So, grab your cup of Iced Milo or the long-awaited arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte instead and get comfy for a read of the 9 things you do NOT want to miss this Christmas season in Singapore!


1. Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland is the no-brainer yearly festive event that is a must-go to get into the Christmas spirit. It needs no further introduction and is pretty much a one-stop destination for entertainment at Gardens by the Bay from 1st to 26th December. To highlight a few honourable mentions, let us break it down for you.

Christmas Wonderland Event Cover Photo

(Photo credit: AsiaBoxOffice)


Christmas Wonderland's Skating Rink

(Photo Credit: Christmas Wonderland)

A 240 square-metre outdoor skating rink exclusively brought in from Switzerland, this ice-skating experience would be like no other in Singapore. Like the name suggests, you would be skating with your significant other under the stars. Just like in the movies, if that is your cup of tea of course.

Date: 1-26 December
Time: 4-11pm
Prices: $8 (Child) , $10 (Adult)


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(Photo Credit: Christmas Wonderland)

If flaunting off some skills isn’t really your thing, no worries. Perhaps watching an acrobatic circus performance would be a more desirable option for you. Making their debut in Asia, Circus Abyssinia brings to you the rhythms of Africa. This highly acclaimed spectacle of jaw-dropping displays will leave you flabbergasted with its gravity-defying stunts by the highly skilled performers. You’ve got to watch it to believe this sell-out hit at the 2017 Edinburgh’s Festival.

Date: 1-26 December (Tue – Sun ONLY)
Time: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Prices: $8 (Child) , $10 (Adult)


Blizzard Time at the Spalliera for Christmas Wonderland Singapore

(Photo Credit: Mothership.sg)

Of course, the crowd-favourite, Blizzard Time at the Spalliera can’t be missed! Expect the yearly sight of the flock of people gathering under the picturesque light sculpture to capture that special once-a-year “miracle” moment in Singapore, “snowfall”The Blizzard Time sessions have been increased to 5 this year as compared to 3 in the past years.

Date: 1-26 December

To find out more, visit: https://www.christmaswonderland.sg/

2. Christmas on a Great Street

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Photo Credit: Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA), @nsheikhlah – Twitter & scribblinggeek.com

If you’re passing by the town area, be sure to catch the dazzling display of Christmas decoration and installations. Immerse in the spirit of Christmas along Orchard Road as it is decked with flickering fairy lights and gleaming trees. So, whip out that camera of yours and capture those perfect insta-worthy shots. The decorations will be up from now up till the 1st January 2018. 


1. Santa’s Little Helper

Santa's Little Helper Cover Photo for show

Photo Credit: SOTA Drama Centre

Looking for plays for your little ones or are you possibly just a die-hard fan of Christmas fantasies that you were told as a kid? Look no further as we might just have the one for you. ‘Santa’s Little Helper’, a heartwarming tale of a young boy who is just as about sure that a ‘big man in a red pyjamas’ could not possibly deliver that many presents in one night. Or was it too soon for him to speak?

Date: 8-10 December
Venue: SOTA Drama Centre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968
Prices: $60, $50, $40

Book your tickets via SISTIC

2. Esplanade – The Nutcracker & Jazzy Christmas

Esplanade has always been known for being the hub for the performing arts in Singapore. From recitals to concert and even theatres. This Christmas, it delivers nothing short of exceptional shows.

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Photo Credits: Sistic, Esplanade & Singapore Dance Theatre


They’re back yet again for an essential instalment every Christmas! Join Clara on a magical and adventurous journey as her beautifully crafted Nutcracker doll comes alive and transforms into a handsome prince. With Clara’s help, the prince fights through waging battles with a fierce Mouse King and the army of mice with grand bravura. 

Date: 6-10 December
Time: 8pm (Wed – Fri) , 1pm & 8pm (Sat) , 1pm & 7pm (Sun)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Prices: $35, $55, $75

Book your tickets via SISTIC


Catch Jeremy Monteiro and his friends as they serenade you with a kaleidoscope of musical genres from swing, blues, bebop and THE jazz of tomorrow. Witness the variety of musical talents that would uplift your festive spirits. Expect acts from Tony Lakatos, Melissa Tham, CC Lee, John Koh, Aaron James Lee and many others!

Date: 23 December
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Prices: $30, $45, $60, $80

Book your tickets via SISTIC

Workshops / Pop-up Markets

1. Great Christmas Village

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Sticking around this holiday season? Not to worry! There are plenty of things you can look forward to this Christmas at the Great Christmas Village. A one-stop destination for all your shopping, entertainment and alfresco dining needs. Dozens of retail pop-ups are to be expected and this includes the Word Cafe who will dish out their infamous insta-worthy rainbow bun burger with a rib-eye minced beef patty. Satisfy your sweet cravings with PAUL’s special choux puff filled with crème pâtissière.

Visit the pop-up delights, each with its own unique theme from from SK-II, Häagen Dazs, Casio, Tiffany & Co. Fragrances and House of Shop! If you’re looking for some entertainment for the younger kids, amusement rides are available too! Be sure to catch some photos with the roving Santa and other Christmas characters!

Photo Credits: Alvinogy, Hanidah Amin, Miss Tam Chiak, Cleo Singapore, Orchard Road Business Association & Paul Singapore

Ever wondered what a Christmas countdown would be like? Say no more! Gather under the wondrous fairy lights in the city at the Great Christmas Village on the 24th of December to catch the first-ever Christmas Eve Countdown Concert! It will be a magical night of singing and dancing with local bands like KINGS and 53A. Once the clock strikes 12, welcome Christmas right with a pyrotechnic showcase that will light up the sky and exhilarate the crowds with its rich festive colours and creative displays. First Christmas Eve Countdown Concert at the first ever Great Christmas Village! You cannot miss it!!

Date: 25 November to 25 December
Time: 11am to 10pm 
Venue: Ngee Ann City and along Orchard Road 

2. W-Market’s Christmas Pop-Up & Workshop

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Photo Credits: W-Market & eventbrite.sg

For those who are looking to do your last minute shopping, head on over to the W-Market’s first Christmas Pop-Up & Workshop! Shop till your heart’s content from 40 vendors that have been invited for your shopping pleasure. Amongst those, influencer, Mongchin Yeoh, or @mongabong on Instagram. She will be selling her pre-loved items from 1-4pm. Checked off the last item on your shopping list already? Attend the various workshops that would be available like Christmas Card making instead! Save your dollars and get creative as you won’t be needing to purchase those overpriced Christmas Cards anymore. Oh, there will be free shuttle services to and from the MRT to event venue itself. How convenient!

Date: 23-24 December
Venue: The Weave by Studio Three Sixteen

To find out more, visit their Facebook page: W-Market

3. Santa’s Workshop at the South Pole

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Photo Credit: The Local People

This next one, Santa’s Workshop at the South Pole, is for those artsy ones who love their underground local arts scene. To be held in the heart of the Civic District, this Christmas Party will feature local artists including the award-winning Apex Project, an acapella jazz/pop group as well as Rene and Stef. Bask in the spirit of Christmas with additional acts by Sydney’s Band and Christmas Carollers. Catch the 3-day screening of Lulu The Movie Official, Michelle Chong’s Best Director Win at the Canada International Film Festival 2017. Expect various other activities to look forward to like Christmas Workshops, Photo Booths, Interactive Art Wall Backdrop and plenty others at South Beach Avenue.

To find out more, visit their Facebook page: Santa’s Workshop at the South Pole

4. Urban Ventures Street Party X House of Noise 2017

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For those hip and trendy youngsters out there, Urban Ventures Street Party is the place to be! Support our local uprising musical talents with the showcase of a miscellaneous collection of performances from a motley of genres. If you’d rather just do some Christmas shopping, Christmas Markets are available to keep you entertained! Watches, jewellery, accessories, handmade crafts and more! Also, possibly the most important question lingering in your mind right now: “Will there be food & drinks?” Of course! Don’t miss out on the Food Pop-Ups where you can get your burgers, grilled cheese steak sandwiches, açaí bowls and more! For the ladies, free manicures are available and of course, for the men, a pop-up barber will be there too! Just remember to book your slots quickly.

Date: 16 December
Time: 4pm-10.30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Rd & Jiak Chuan Rd Esplanade Concert Hall

To find out more, visit Urban Ventures Street Party X House of Noise Event Page


Dining options are in abundance, especially during the Christmas period. Let us help filter out a couple of options for you. Feast on the finest gastronomical delights!

1. Families


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Photo Credit: Goodwood Park Hotel

The “place for elegant teatime pursuits”, L’espresso prides itself as the choice of destination for English Afternoon Tea in Singapore. Its extensive range and assortment of buffet options. To name a few, L’espresso offers dainty sandwiches, savouries, pastries and not to miss out on the traditional English scones. Marry the desserts with the infamous chocolate fountain and it would be an explosion of ‘merry-good’ burst of sweetness in your mouth.

Find out more: Goodwood Park Hotel Christmas Brochure

Date: 25 December
Venue: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221

Christmas Brunch Buffet
Time: 10.30am-1pm / 2pm-4.30pm
Prices: $78++ (Child), $128++ (Adult)

4-Course Dinner Set
Time: 7pm-10.30pm
Prices: $78++

Call +65 6730 1743 or click here for reservations or enquiries.

2. Friends


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Photo Credits: Tanjong Beach Club & City Nomads

Need a more relaxed atmosphere and a perfect tan to go along with it? Consider it done! Bask in the sun at Tanjong Beach Club for the ultimate nautical dining experience. ‘Treat yo’ self’ with the festive brunch spread of the freshest catch from the sea.

Grab your mates and come hang out at the Coastal Christmas: A Festive Spread with Bottomless Tipples this Christmas! Oleron Fine de Claire oysters and Maine lobster, to throw in some fancy names, are to be served! Celebrate the festive season by fueling up with their bottomless tipples pouring Viu Manent Chardonnay, AIX Rosé, Summer Sangria, Malbec and Corona Beer.

Menu: Tanjong Beach Club’s Coastal Christmas

Date: 25 December
Time: 11.30am-2.30pm
Venue: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Prices: $58++ (Child), $128++ with bottomless tipples (Adult)

*Children below 4 dine for free when accompanied by paying adult

Call +65 6270 1355 or email book@tanjongbeachclub.com for reservations or enquiries.

3. Special Someone


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Photo Credits: The Fullerton Hotel & HungryGoWhere

Fancy a fancy Christmas 5-course Set Dinner at The Fullerton Hotel’s Lighthouse Restaurant or Rooftop Bar with a romantic Christmas view? Perched on the top of a historical location in Singapore, this intimate dining setting serves authentic Italian cuisine with specialties and quality produce from Campania, Sardinia and Sicily.

Find out more: Fullerton Hotel’s Festive Dining

Date: 24 & 25 December
Venue: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Christmas 5-course Degustation Dinner 
Time: 6.30-10.30pm
Prices: $199++ with a glass of champagne (Adult), $499++ with a bottle of champagne (Couple)
*includes a panettone giveaway when guests dine on 25 December

Romantic Christmas View 5-course Set Dinner at The Lighthouse Rooftop Bar
Time: 7-10pm
Prices: $700++ with a bottle of champagne (Couple)

Click here for reservations

Celebrate this joyous occasion right with your loved ones and cherish the special moments.


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