Free Activities During the November / December School Holidays 2014

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy quality time with the kids. Here is a selection of free, fun activities taking place during the November and December school holidays that the family can enjoy together.


 

Go on a Quest around Gardens by the Bay

Launched on 17 Nov, the free Gardens by the Bay Mobile App for Apple and Android devices sends visitors on mini-adventures around locations at the Gardens. Covering locations that are freely accessible by the Public, explore parts of the Gardens that you have never been to before with this new Mobile App. Read more about it.

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Enjoy Free Movie Screenings

Head out for a free movie screenings and enjoy some time together as a family.  Here are some dates to watch out for:

23 Nov
2 pm, Woodlands Regional Library – The Iron Giant

26 Nov
5 pm, Marine Parade Public Library – Kung Fu Panda 2

29 Nov
4 pm, Queenstown Public Library – The Secret Garden
4.30 pm, Sengkang Riverside Park – Cycle-In Movie
7.30 pm, Changi City Point – Mr Peabody and Sherman

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30 Nov
7.30 pm, II2 – Sunday Movie Screening

27 Dec
7.30 pm, Changi City Point – How to Train Your Dragon 2


 

Catch a Free Storytelling Session

There is nothing like listening to a good story to fire up the imagination. The National Library regularly organises free storytelling sessions at the public libraries around Singapore. There are also other places that offer story time for kids. With all of these, there are plenty of opportunities to expose your child to the magic of myths, adventures and legends found in books.

22 Nov
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm, library@esplanade – Storytelling with Kamini Ramachandran

23 Nov
2 pm, Queenstown Library – The Admiral’s Fantastic Journey

25 Nov
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Jurong West Public Library – Super Storytastic Special: The Mouse and the Flying Lamborghini A Super Storytastic Special!

6 Dec
3 pm, Asian Civilisations Museum – Storytelling Tours by the Story Whisperers (Free with museum admission)


 

Take Part in Free Library Programmes

Other than storytelling sessions, the National Library also hosts free, educational and kid-friendly activities. Visit Go Library to find out about the various programmes taking place. Take note that some require advance registration.

22 Nov
3 pm to 4 pm, Bishan Public Library – Puppet Performances: Chipmunk Police (in English) and Monkey and Toucan (in Chinese)

7 Dec
3.30 pm – 4 pm, Sengkang Public Library – ZooMoo Puppet Show. Learn all about animals and the importance of animal conservation in this puppet show with ZooMoo!


 

Get Busy at Free Craft Sessions

Kids get to work with their hands at art and craft sessions and often get to take home their creations. Here are some of the upcoming sessions taking place during the year-end school holidays.

23 Nov
2 pm – Geylang East Public Library – Sunday Origami

29 Nov
1.30 pm (2 hour session), PLAY@NMS – Plant Power!

6 Dec
2 pm & 3.30 pm (1 hour session each), PLAY@NMS – My Favourite 70’s Show!

14 Dec
1 pm to 5 pm, Peranakan Museum – Straits Family Sundays – Supersized!

20 Dec
2 pm, Gardens by the Bay – Christmas Paper Craft: Stencils of Luminaries
4 pm, Esplanade – Print-making Workshop

21 Dec
2 pm, Gardens by the Bay – Christmas Paper Craft: Stencils of Luminaries
4 pm, Esplanade – Print-making Workshop

25 Dec
4 pm, Esplanade – Print-making Workshop

27 Dec
1.30 pm (2 hour session), PLAY@NMS – Plant Power!
4 pm, Esplanade – Print-making Workshop

28 Dec
4 pm, Esplanade – Print-making Workshop


 

Take Everyone for a Family Outing

Head out with the family and spend some time together at various free events taking place during the holidays.

14 Nov to 28 Dec
8 pm & 9 pm, City Green (Park) at City Square Mall – Nightly Trainee Wilson Light Show & Snow Playtime

15 Nov to 1 Jan
7.30 pm to 7.45 pm, & 8.30 pm to 8.45 pm on Weekends, Tanglin Mall – Avalanche
7.45 pm to 8 pm, & 8.45 pm to 9 pm on Weekends, Tanglin Mall – Snow

22 Nov
10 am to 5 pm, National Library Singapore – The Polliwogs Carnival

23 Nov
7.30 am to 1 pm, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza – Sunday @ the Park

28 to 30 Nov
Open Field Outside Tampines MRT – A Soldier in Every Family – Our Army Exhibition

29 Nov to 1 Jan
7 pm to Midnight, Gardens by the Bay – Lights at Christmas Wonderland at the Supertree Grove

29 Nov to 21 Dec
3 pm to 11 pm, Markets at Christmas Wonderland at the Supertree Grove

30 Nov
8 am to 11.30 am, Sun Plaza Park (Tampines) – Sunday @ the Park

5 to 7 Dec
Open Field Outside Jurong East MRT – A Soldier in Every Family – Our Army Exhibition

6 Dec
9 am, HortPark – Gardeners’ Day Out
9.30 am, Dairy Farm Nature Park – heART for Nature

7 Dec
8 am to 11.30 am, Sun Plaza Park (Tampines) – Sunday @ the Park

13 Dec
5 pm to 10 pm, Dhoby Ghaut Green – Artists’ Night Out, X’mas Edition

14 Dec
8 am to 11.30 am, Sun Plaza Park (Tampines) – Sunday @ the Park

21 Dec
8 am to 11.30 am, Taman Jurong Park – Sunday @ the Park

28 Dec

8 am to 11.30 am, Taman Jurong Park – Sunday @ the Park

30 Dec

6.15 pm, 7.15 pm & 8.15 pm, Esplanade – The Singing Chef

31 Dec

6.15 pm, 7.30 pm & 8.30 pm, Esplanade – The Singing Chef


 

Soak in the Fireworks

Here are some spots to enjoy fireworks during the holiday season.

28 Nov

8 pm, Clarke Quay

12 Dec

9 pm, Clarke Quay

26 Dec

9 pm, Clarke Quay

31 Dec

Marina Bay Countdown


 

Watch Free Shopping Mall Shows

The year-end season presents a chance to catch different free shows at the shopping malls around Singapore. Here are some of the live shows and meet-and-greets taking place at different locations around Singapore.

City Square Mall – Chuggington
Changi Airport
Mickey & Minnie Mouse
Downtown EastSpongeBob SquarePants
Fraser Centrepoint MallsBarbie and the Secret Door
Junction 8My Little Pony Christmas Show
Plaza SingapuraCount Down to Christmas with CBeebies
TakashimayaHello Kitty Live Show
United Square – Dora the Explorer; Little Big Club
West Coast PlazaAlice in a Christmas Wonderland
West MallForever Friends

For more ideas of what to do during the Year-end School Holidays, visit our Year-end Holiday Page and get our free Year-end Holiday Calendar.

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