Carnivals and Fairs over the 7 and 8 Dec Weekend

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It is playtime around Singapore. If you are looking for things to do with the kids in Singapore over the weekend of 7 and 8 December 2013, here are a selection of family-friendly carnivals, fairs and activities taking place.

Around the Parks and Gardens

1. Children’s Festival at the Gardens
7 & 8 December
Gardens By The Bay, Various Locations

Roving performances, craft booths and living statues are set to get children into the holiday mood at Gardens By The Bay this weekend. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12.

Activities Taking Place on both 7 and 8 Dec

Craft Booths
10 am to 6 pm
The Canopy, Gallery

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Roving Performances – The Golden Daisies Story
2 pm & 4 pm
Entrance of Flower Dome

Roving Performances – The Sunflower Story
2.20 pm & 4.20 pm
Waterfront Promenade

Living Statues; Walkabout
3 pm to 4 pm
The Canopy

Roving Performances – The Christmas Rose Story
3 pm & 5 pm
The Flower Dome (Admission charges apply)

Roving Performances – The Shooting Stars Story
3.30 pm & 5.30 pm
Cloud Forest (Admission charges apply)

More information on Children’s Festival at The Gardens can be found here.

2. Commemorating 50 Years of Greening Singapore at Singapore Botanic Gardens
7 & 8 December
Lawn E, Singapore Botanic Gardens and the Bandstand

Activities have been lined up at the Singapore Botanic Gardens till 15 Dec in celebration of 50 Years of Greening Singapore. This weekend, catch M’Ode Orchestra, a 13-piece wind ensemble, perform at the Bandstand, watch the movie Avatar in the park and even learn how to make an origami nature hat.

Activities Taking Place on 7 & 8 Dec

Boardgame – Pip & Petal’s Plant Pursuit. Colouring Activity: Colours of SBG’s Heritage
Lawn E
11.45 am onwards

Moonlit Melody at the Bandstand
7.30 pm to 8.15pm
Bandstand 

Activities Taking Place on 7 Dec only

Art & Craft – Origami Nature Hat
12 pm to 2pm
Lawn E

Movie Under the Stars – Avatar
8.30 pm to 10 pm
Lawn E

More information on Commemorating 50 Years of Greening Singapore can be found here.

3. Gardeners’ Day Out
7 December
9 am to 6 pm
Hort Park

Garden tours, a Christmas Bazaar, workshops for kids and craft activities throughout the day. Head down to Hort Park for an outdoorsy, green weekend.

Christmas Bazaar by Blog Shop Asia
9 am to 6 pm

Garden Tours
10 am & 4.30 pm
Meet outside the Visitor Services Centre

Workshop: Make Your Own Living Christmas Gifts and Decor
10.30 am to 11.30 am
Greenhouse
$68 per family of two (includes materials)

Workshop: Bottled Gardens – Terrariums
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Greenhouse
$33 per family of two (includes material)

Crafts: Christmas Wreath-making for Kids
9 am to 5.30 pm
Lifestyle Corner
$5 per child (includes materials)

Crafts: Paper Bag Raindeer Puppet
9 am to 5.30 pm
Exhibition Gallery
$3 per child (includes materials)

Vegetable-harvesting
9.30 am, 11 am & 2.30 pm
$3 per parent and child
Meet outside Visitor Service Centre

Nature Story-telling & Craft Activity
10.30 am & 2.30 pm
Lifestyle Corner

More information on Gardeners’s Day Out can be found here.

Other Places Around Singapore

4. CCA Christmas Fair
7 December
10 am to 6 pm
Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza

Stop by the CCA Christmas Fair to enjoy food, games and handicraft stalls in the heart of Orchard Road. All proceeds from the fair go to The Children’s Charities Association of Singapore.

5. Fun, Learn and Play at SAFRA Toa Payoh
Till 8 Dec
10 am to 6pm
SAFRA Toa Payoh

Santa’s Workshop is taking place at SAFRA Toa Payoh’s Atrium till 8 Dec. For a minimum feel, let your kids take home their very own personalised Christmas Crafts.

6. Public Garden
7 & 8 December
1 pm to 7 pm
TripleOne Somerset, Level 16

You don’t need to head to one of the big retailers in town to go shopping. Browse free-spirited vendors dealing with the eclectic and unexpected at TripleOne Somerset.

7. Fun Fair @ The Roof Top
7 & 8 December
2 pm to 5pm
The Roof Top, Level 4, City Square Mall

Indulge in games and snacks as you take a walk down memory lane. Why not also catch Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage while you are there and enjoy the “snow” fall at City Green, in front of City Square Mall.

8. Christmas Carnival at Singapore Flyer
Up till 31 Dec

A small fun fair has been setup by operator Uncle Ringo with kiddy rides, inflatables, bumper cars and more at the Singapore Flyer. On till the end of December.

More information can be found here.

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