It’s December! Do you have any plans for Christmas yet? If not, here are a few events that you can attend if you’re in town!
24 November to 16 December – Mama White Snake
Presented by Wild Rice, Mama White Snake is about the classic Chinese folk tale, Madam White Snake – but with a cheeky twist! Meng dreams of adventuring beyond Emei Mountain, but is discouraged by his aunt and mother. When Meng decides to go for his adventure, he enrols in a martial arts school run by Master Fahai. Meng makes new friends and finds true love, but will he still live happily even after his master realises that his mother and aunt are snake spirits?
When: 24 November to 16 December 2017 Time:
Tuesday to Sunday: 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2:30pm Address: Drama Centre Theatre, #03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064 Admissions: from $50 onwards, click here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Bugis/Bras Basah
1 to 26 December – Christmas Wonderland
This year, Christmas Wonderland is back again at Gardens by the Bay! Be greeted by a giant luminous Christmas Tree, part of the Italian luminarie – Sculptures of Light throughout the fairground. Look forward to an array of activities such as fun family-friendly acrobatic performances by Circus Abyssinia Present Ethiopian Dreams, skating under the stars, carnival games and more.
Exclusively for those who’ve been to last year’s Christmas Wonderland, stand to win weekly prizes just by purchasing tickets to this year’s event! Get more information here.
When: 1 – 26December 2017 Time: 4-11pm Address: Gardens by the Bay Admissions: From $4 onwards for adults. Free for children. Get your tickets here! Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront
2 December – Swapaholic Holiday Swap
Are you facing this problem of wanting to buy new clothes for the holidays but your cupboard is too full with clothes that you hardly wear? Then pop by at Swapaholic Holiday Swap! You can declutter your closet and refresh it with new items in an environmentally and economically way.
When: 2 December 2017 Time: 4pm to 7pm Address: Liang Court, Level 1 Atrium, 177 River Valley Road Admissions: Category 1 (1 to 3 items): $10; Category 2 (3 to 20 items): $30 Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay
If you are interested to learn how to make ice cream and the little fun facts about ice cream, come join! After the workshop, tuck into Udder’s All-You-Can-Eat Udders Ice Cream Buffet (there’ll be all ice cream flavours, waffles, monster cones, cold beverages, and ice cream floats)!
When: Saturday December 2nd, 2017 Time: 10am to 12pm Address: 155 Thomson Road, S307608 Admissions: $47.38 (click here to purchase) Nearest MRT Station: Novena
2 and 3 December – Singapore Farm Festival & 11th Farmers’ Market
Head over to the Singapore Farm Festival and 11th Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market this December! There, you’ll be able to see your friendly local Farmers with their best produce, food, live entertainment and lots to learn! Kick off your festive season in the Kranji Countryside by supporting local!
When: 2 and 3 December, 2017 Time: 10am to 4pm Address: D’Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813 Admissions: Free. But if you need to take the shuttle bus, it would be $2 per adult roundtrip; children 12 and below and seniors 60 and above ride free. How to get there : The shuttle bus leaves from KRANJI MRT BERTH 3 and drops you off at D’Kranji Farm Resort. For drivers, there is free off-street parking on Neo Tiew Lane 2.
6 to 10 December – The Nutcracker Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre
The Nutcracker is a Christmas special presented by the Singapore Dance Theatre about Clara and her adventures with the Nutcracker doll, DR Drosselmeyer, when he comes alive and turns into a handsome prince. Clara then helps the prince to fight the Mouse King and his army of mice.
When: 6 to 10 December 2017 Time:
Wed to Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 1pm and 8pm
Sunday: 1pm and 7pm Address: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981 Admissions: from $35 onwards. click here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade/City Hall
8 to 9 December – ZoukOut
ZoukOut is Asia’s largest dance music festival at the beach. It is also Asia’s largest dusk-to-dawn beach festival in the region, running over 12 hours. Marshmello, Claptone, DJ Snake and more will be there!
When: 8 to 9 December 2017 Address: Siloso Beach Admissions: Prices start at $124.20 for one ticket. Click here for more information.
8 December 2017 to 1 April 2018 – Marina Bay Carnival
Set to be Singapore’s largest carnival held at Marina Bay, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will take up 25,000 square metres, occupying both The Promontory and Bayfront Event Space. There’s going to be over 40 family-friendly and thrilling rides to look forward to, not to mention the usual yummy carnival food!
When: 8 December 2017 to 1 April 2018 Time: 4-11pm daily, except on Christmas and New Year’s Eve: 3pm – 2am Address: The Promontory, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940 Admissions: Free! You’ll only have to pay for credits ($10 min) Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront/Promenade/Downtown
Santa Run for Wishes is organised by Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore to raise funds for children with life-threatening diseases. Starting at 7:30am, start your run or walk leisurely with your loved ones along The Promontory at Marina Bay. There are still a limited number of slots left and are available on a first come first serve basis so do sign up as soon as you can!
When: 9 December 2017 Time: 7.30am Address: The Promontory at Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940 Prices: Starting from $52, head over here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place/Downtown
9 December – The First Sustainable Christmas Market
The First Sustainable Christmas Market is a free event that advocates sustainability. The market aims to promote ethical products, edible produce, and craft by local start-ups, and there will be 23 exclusive vendors to shop from. Register you and your children for some activities including Glow Yoga, Fermentation Workshop, Belly Dancing for kids and Paella Cooking Class here!
When: 9 December 2017 Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm Address: Mercure Singapore on Stevens, 28 Stevens Road, Singapore 257878 Prices: Admissions are free, but the activities are ticketed. Nearest MRT Station: Stevens/Newton
For more information about the First Sustainable Christmas Market, head over here.
9 to 30 December – Flashbang Singapore
Flashbang, Singapore’s first creative retail playground, is organised by Invade – the same people who brought Artbox to Singapore. The open-air car park at Grange Road and 313@Somerset’s Discovery Walk will be transformed into the biggest multi-sensory event of the year, featuring a well-curated F&B and retail market, interactive exhibitions, neon light art installations, music & performances, creative workshops, and games. Flashbang will feature two different sets of programmes; family-friendly for day-walkers, and party vibes for the night-dwellers.
When: 9 to 30 December 2017 Time: 3 to 11pm daily (3pm to 1am on Christmas Eve) Address: Grange Road Carpark (Between 313 Somerset and H&M) Prices: Admissions are free, but some activities are ticketed. Nearest MRT Station: Somerset
15 to 17 December – Santa’s Workshop at The South Pole
The Local People will transform South Beach Avenue into a huge one-stop Christmas Party for everyone in the heart of the Civic District, with Santa’s Workshop @ the South Pole. Head over to their final art market of the year with a fun-filled arts and craft, food and music-laden Christmas Day celebration! There’s going to be several Christmas Workshops that you can participate in, so do check out their Facebook event for more information!
When: 15 to 17 December 2017 Time: 12 to 10pm Address: South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Rd, Singapore 189768 Prices: Admissions are free, but some Christmas workshops are ticketed. Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade/City Hall
15 to 16 December – Bee Gees Gold
Bee Gees tribute band is here to relive the glory days of the Bee Gees. John Acosta (Barry), Michael Welsch (Robin), and Jeff Celentano (Maurice) will be recreating the Bee Gees’ unique look and sound, complete with their famous falsettos.
When: 15-16 December 2017 Time: 8pm Address: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 Admissions: from $35 onwards, click here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront
16 December – Yogalates in the Park
With more than 200 past participants and only 5 spaces left, Yogalates in the Park sounds like a really exciting activity. Yogalates is a combination of Yoga and Pilates – you get the benefits of strength training of Pilates and the flexibility of yoga all in one session. All you’ll need to bring for the event is a yoga mat, a towel, water, and sunscreen!
When: 16 December 2017 Time: 9-10.10am Address: Botanic Gardens (exact address provided after booking confirmation) Admissions: $8, click here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Botanic Gardens
16 December – Urban Ventures Street Party X House of Noise 2017
The Urban Ventures x House of Noise event on the 16th will be showcasing the best up and coming music talent in Singapore! Join them from 4 to 10.30pm for a day of art, music, and culture! There is going to be artist mentors like Sara Wee (53A), Vanessa Fernandez, Inch and Jack Ho (Jack and Rai) present at the event. There is also going to be a Christmas market and of course, FOOD. Find out more about the event on Facebook!
When: 16 December 2017 Time: 4 to 10.30pm Address: Urban Ventures, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109 Admissions: Free (Food, drinks, and merchandise are available for purchase) Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park/Tanjong Pagar
23 to 24 December – Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop
W Market is holding their first ever event – Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop 2017 on 23rd and 24th December! Get ready to do some last-minute Christmas shopping (if you haven’t bought your presents). Influencer MongChin (@mongabong) will also be there on 23rd December from 1-4pm selling her pre-loved. Free shuttle services will be provided through and fro from Tiong Bahru station to the event venue!
When: 23 to 24 December 2017 Time: 12 to 8pm Address: The Weave at Studio Three Sixteen, 219 Henderson Rd #06-04, Singapore 159556 Admissions: Free (Workshops are ticketed) Nearest MRT Station: Tiong Bahru
Find out more about the Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop here.
24 December – Yoga & Movie Under the Stars
Join a 60-minute gentle yoga session, followed by a moonlit film at a private open-air rooftop backyard. The movie that will be screened on the 24th is The Polar Express. Indulge in the al fresco movie experience with free flow of snacks (including popcorn) and hot green tea! The first 20 to sign-up will get a complimentary glass of wine as well. You can even receive a complimentary bottle of Moscato (750ml) for every group of 4.
When: 24 December 2017 Time: 7.15 to 10.15pm Address: Suntec City Admissions: $28 Get your tickets here! Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade/Promenade
Celebrate the end of 2017 with a bang! Welcome in the new year with great food and drinks at LeVeL 33 Bar & Terrace. Pick from an array of lovely canapés and have the choice between free-flow of craft beers brewed onsite or selected wines, and the Chef’s one-night-only dinner menu will feature homemade gnocchi and beef short rib with slow roast sirloin.
When: December 31st, 2017 Time: 10 pm to 11:30 pm Address: LeVeL 33 Bar & Terrace Admissions: from $398/person – Call 6834 3133 for reservations.
27 January – Pokémon Run
I know that it’s not January yet, but it is time to register for the Pokémon Run! For all you Pokémon fanatics, the early bird prices for the Pokémon Run are only available till 30th November, so hurry!
When: 27 January 2018 Time: 4pm Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951 Prices: from $55 onwards, click here for more information Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront
Basic Calligraphy Workshop – Design Your Pouch
At this workshop, you will be able to learn the basics of calligraphy and design your personal pouch with your very own calligraphy writing! After the workshop, you will be able to bring home: a 28-page calligraphy guide book, drawstring fabric pouch, and a Pentel touch pen.
When: Make an appointment here. Time: 1-4.30pm Address: Make Your Own Studio,Blk 4 Upper Aljunied Lane #01-06 Singapore 360004 Admissions: $99/pax
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