The Christmas Season is upon us.
As the year draws to a close and the holiday atmosphere takes over, it is time to relax and wind down. With carols ringing in the air and bright lights dressing up the city, Little Day Out looks at some of the places and activities around Singapore where kids and families can enjoy the festivities of the Christmas season.
Snow in the Tropics
Tanglin Mall’s Christmas Snowfall is a holiday classic (Weekdays – 7.30 pm and 7.45 pm; Weekends & Public Holidays – 7.30 pm, 7.45 pm, 8.30 pm & 8.45 pm) while City Square Mall has a Festive Light Show and Snowy Playtime taking place daily (8 pm and 9 pm).
If you are looking to experience lighter “snowfall” that does not require a change of clothes, take in the magic at the outdoor display at The Centrepoint where light snow comes down every hour from 6 pm to 10pm daily.
Snowy display outside The Centrepoint
The Rink at Jcube will be organizing a Snowy Christmas on Ice and a chance to skate alongside Santa this Christmas (24 and 25 Dec). Visit Universal Studios Singapore after 6 pm and catch snowfall along New York Street and a special Christmas Sesame Street show with their extended hours special.
For a real chill, Snow City has a blistering 5.2 metre tall snowman made out of snow blocks together with snow shows and guest carolers. Head over to 2Degree Ice Art at Marina Bay for a freezing ice sculpture exhibition that includes an ice children’s playground.
Choirs and Carolers
If carols and music gets you in the festive mood, the Esplanade’s Celebrate December festival is just what you seek.
Join choirs from Victoria JC and Anglo-Chinese JC, together with musical acts such as the Voice of Indonesia show choir and the Summertimes Big Band for free performances that celebrate the holiday season in song. Visitors can also pen their wishes for the New Year at wishing stations and on the bell charms found along the Waterfront.
Orchard Road rings out with music from 17 to 25 Dec as Celebrate Christmas in Singapore takes over the streets. Tong Building, Wisma Atria and Mandarin Gallery become the backdrop for choirs, soloists and duos who be presenting carols, musicals and dance performances from 7 pm onwards. Join in a mass caroling session on 24 Dec and a Grand Concert at 7.30 pm on Christmas Day.
Pay a visit to Port of Lost Wonder where a host of activities in six wonderlands have been lined up for the Christmas season. Experience Christmas Joy as you peek into Mrs Claus’s kitchen, the Elves workstations and hop onto a sleigh with Rudolf (21, 22 and 25 Dec, $19.90 for POLW members and $25 for walk-ins, free for adults).
The heartlands come alive with performances by music groups, magicians and other performers this Christmas with events taking place at Gek Poh Shopping Centre, Pioneer Mall, Admiralty Place and Yew Tee Square this weekend 21 and 22 Dec.
Live Mall Shows
While many of the live shows at the shopping malls have ended but it is not too late to catch theChristmas Tale and Christmas Ballerina performance at Marina Bay Sands. Forever Friends live shows take place at Bedok Point (21 to 22 Dec), Changi City Point and Northpoint (17 to 25 Dec) and the Doraemon live show is at Downtown East till 31 Dec.
Live shows ending this weekend 22 Dec include Westgate’s BJORN The Animated Polar Bear, the Minion Invasion meet-and-greet at Suntec City and The Trash Pack Show at West Mall.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone!
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