Year-end School Holiday Activities 2019 in Singapore
The year-end school holidays in Singapore take place from Saturday, 16 November to Tuesday, 31 December 2019. With six weeks of vacation time during the November – December school holidays, it is a great time to relax and unwind as the busy year winds down.
Looking for fun and engaging activities for kids to do during the year-end school holidays in Singapore? Discover exciting activities, outings and new things to do around Singapore during the November – December school holiday period. There is plenty of things to do to keep the kids happy and occupied during the school break!
Featured Events & Activities
At the Attractions
Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder
25 May to 29 December 2019
National Gallery Singapore
Explore art through play at Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder’s nine interactive artworks. Specially-curated programmes for the November and December school holidays include new mini exhibits at The Story of Karung Guni Boy, a fun parent-child recycling workshop, an afternoon of tinkering with arts and crafts, and musical performances. Learn more here.
Poinsettia Wishes 2019
8 Nov to 5 Jan 2020
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Experience a Nordic Christmas at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Wander admit the bright colours of festive-looking plants and enjoy the whimsy of displays filled with Scandinavian gnomes. Find out more about Poinsettia Wishes 2019.
A Mammoth Adventure Back In Time
16 Nov to 29 Dec
Discover prehistoric megafauna like the towering hornless rhinocerous and woolly mammoth, in an adventure of epic proportions in Singapore Zoo during the school holiday season. Find out more about this year-end school holiday 2019 event here.
15 Nov to 28 Dec
View the southern three-banded armadillo for the first time at the Night Safari. Pay a visit to the Fishing Cat Trail’s new Explorer Outpost where keeper talks will be held every Friday and Saturday from 15 November to 28 December. On 15 and 16 November, there will be Oddballs Odyssey game for teams of up to five with puzzles to be solved along the walking trails.
Disney Tsum Tsum River Escapade
16 Nov to 29 Dec
Take part in River Escapade Bingo and complete challenges to redeem exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum bag tags. There will also be photo moments with Disney Tsum Tsum on an exhilarating escapade around the park.
The King’s Fiesta
16 Nov to 29 Dec
Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is throwing a fiesta to welcome the majestic Philippine Eagle, the national bird of the Philippines. In celebration of 50 years of friendship between Singapore and the Philippines, local residents and Filipino residents enjoy 50 per cent off a pair of full-priced admission tickets.
Mr Dragon’s Great Escape!
16 Nov to 29 Dec
Asian Civilisations Museum
Embark on a quest to free Mr Dragon, solve stimulating puzzles, and meet fantastical creatures through an immersive installation, interactive story trail, and a series of free weekly programmes. Learn more about Mr Dragon’s Great Escape.
16 Nov to 31 Dec
Sentosa Cove Village
See Sentosa Cove in a different light with seven light art installations curated by design studio Space Objekt around the theme “Celebration”. Find out more here.
National Orchid Garden School Holidays Promotion
16 Nov to 1 Jan 20
National Orchid Garden
Students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders get to enjoy free admission to National Orchid Garden from 16 Nov 2019 to 1 Jan 2020 during the National Orchid Garden School Holidays Promotion.
A Frozen Wonderland at Changi
21 Nov to 5 Jan 20
Changi Airport T3
Step into a Frozen Wonderland and other delightful surprises at Changi Airport this festive season! Check out the Light and Snow Show, explore the Enchanted Forest and get up close and personal with your favourite Frozen 2 characters at A Frozen Wonderland at Changi.
Christmas Wonderland 2019
29 Nov to 26 Dec 2019
Gardens by the Bay
Catch a Christmas Parade, visit Santa’s Workshop and enjoy the lights of the luminarie light sculptures at Gardens by the Bay.
30 Nov to 1 Jan 2020
Discover the meaning behind nature’s displays – whether to warn predators or to attract a mate. The exhibition will feature immersive installations alongside the aquarium’s many species of fish.
Winter Wonderland with Pororo & Friends
1 to 31 Dec 2019
Pororo Park Singapore
Pororo Park has a festive winter wonderland lined up for December! Enjoy special Christmas performances like Pororo musical, carolling and an exciting Bubble Party. Kids get to be creative with Christmas-themed crafts too. Santa Pororo will also be giving out presents to kids. Find out more here.
A Universal Christmas
2 Dec to 1 Jan 2020
Universal Studios Singapore
Experience a Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore with A Despicable Family Christmas, fireworks and holiday-themed shows. Learn more.
Till 9 February 2020
Go on a multimedia night walk through the tropical rainforest at Singapore Zoo. Purchase your tickets with single-park admission to enjoy savings.
Disney: Magic of Animation
Till 29 March 2020
Prepare to feast your eyes on over 500 art pieces – from original drawings, paintings, sketches, storyboards and concept art – all carefully curated to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney’s magical stories come to life. Find out more here.
I-Opener: Play with the Senses
Till 26 April 2020
I-Opener: Play with the Senses inspires children to explore their world with four fun sensory play spaces designed by artists with disabilities. Embracing Playeum’s philosophy of uninhibited free play, the exhibition allows children to explore their senses as they discover the world around them. Read more about I-Opener at Playeum.
The Curious Sky
Till 22 Mar 2020
The Curious Sky is a whimsical wonderland that engages all the sense of children using elements in the sky. From giant hanging clouds, a huge fluffy one to lay on, sliding down to the sound of wind, it is baby and child-friendly space that invites all to come and play. Get more details here.
Workshops & Programmes
Dempsey Explorer Camp
18 November to 20 December 2019
Calling all adventurous and creative kids, there are five exciting programmes taking place during the year-end holidays at Dempsey Explorer Camp. Be a World Explorer, love nature and Think Green, discover the inner artist at Kids Create, get set for Camp Olympics or nurture budding talents at the Dempsey’s Got Talent camp. As Singapore’s first Green Camps, the camp programme also incorporate skills for sustainability and teach children about the need to protect the planet.
Enjoy a 10% discount with promo code “LDOdempsey“. Get more details here or call 84570642.
The Grand Camp
25 November to 5 December 2019
Sign the kids up for an enriching time at The Grandstand’s Grand Camp during the school holidays! During the multi-activity camps, kids will experience robotics, arts & crafts, music, gymnastics and more over fun-filled two days! Registration for this popular holiday programme at The Grandstand closes 20 November! Get more details and register here.
Sakamoto Maths Trial Class
16 November to 19 December 2019
Sakamoto Maths Centres in Hougang, Punggol, Ubi Central, Toa Payoh, Sembawang, Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok
Go beyond rote learning and empower your child with a powerful and effective method for solving word problems. Sakamoto Maths is a logical yet easy problem sum solving technique for primary school kids. Arrange for a trial lesson from just $30 during the November – December school holidays to give it a try. Learn more here or call 63879700.
Say, “I found Sakamoto on Little Day Out” to receive a complimentary Sakamoto Canvas Tote Bag.
Coding Lab Holiday Classes
18 November to 31 December 2019
Coding Lab at Bukit Timah, Parkway Parade, The Grassroots Club & City Hall
Turn your child from a consumer to a creator with Coding Lab’s holiday classes. Feed their curiosity with game design or app creation workshops. For the more advanced, there are the Young or Advanced Computer Scientists roadmaps with topics like Artificial Intelligence and micro:bit programming. There is no better time to tinker about than during the school holidays! Get more details here or call 65282282.
Kaesac Learning Centre Adventure Camps
18 November to 17 December 2019
Kaesac Learning Centre, Marine Parade
Kids can be palaeontologists and experience a week of prehistoric adventures, or turn into naturalists and explore the world around them. Budding inventors can build a Katzilla robot from scratch or programme their own video game. Science comes alive in fun and imaginative ways at Kaesac Learning Centre’s exciting Adventure Camps. Find out more about these holiday Science camps here or call 64781228.
MindChamps Holiday Workshops
18 November to 1 December 2019
MindChamps at Toa Payoh
MindChamps has an amazing selection of activities for the 2019 year-end school holidays. Preschoolers can enjoy themed Reading Workshops to strengthen their skills using MindChamps’ acclaimed learning approach. There is also a drama-based Actors Centre Kids Boot Camp for pre-schoolers and Writing Boot Camps for K2 to P2 kids. P3 to P6 children will benefit from two-day Primary Success Workshops which provide tips and strategies to ace different subjects. There is also a Chinese Cultural Camp which makes use of interactive and fun activities to excite children about Mandarin. Find out more about the exciting programmes at MindChamps this school holidays.
Discovery Camps Winter Season
18 Nov 2019 to 10 Jan 2020
United Square, Parkway Parade and Thomson Road
Discovery Camps has a wide choice of camps to keep children engaged and learning. Led by highly experienced teachers, camps available include Multi-Activity, English, Art, LEGO Robotics, STEM and more. Find out about Discovery Camps Winter Season here.
buds x ShuShu & Sassy Christmas Holiday Workshop
7 & 8 Dec 2019
buds by Shangri-La
This Christmas, buds by Shangri-La presents their first ever workshop collaboration with Korean kids’ lifestyle and culture brand – ShuShu & Sassy. Themed ‘Be a Celebrity’, the Christmas holiday workshop will launch a series of fun-filled activities and pampering treats for kids to bond with their parents. Get more details here.
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Arts in Your Neighbourhood
7 to 24 November 2019
Punggol and other locations islandwide
Enjoy family-friendly arts activities in Punggol and all around Singapore. Take part in a colourful adventure of theatre games, dance along to a footprint trail or discover the magic of jazz and the orchestra. Find out more.
Navy at Vivo 2019
13 to 18 November 2019
Get a close up look at the weapons and machinery of the Republic of Singapore Navy and meet the men and women in uniform at Navy at Vivo 2019. Find out more here.
GlamArt! 2019: ColourPlay Edition
15 to 24 Nov
Interact with colours and discover Kampong Glam through a multi-sensory feast. Captivating installations with enthralling performances and workshops promise an immersive experience. Find out more about GlamArt! 2019.
Goodman: B-Sides 2019
16 November 2019
Goodman Arts Centre
Wander, and get wonderfully lost: the latest edition of Goodman B-Sides invites you to get lost in the arts. This November, Goodman Arts Centre (GAC), Singapore’s largest arts enclave, turns itself into a chilled-out garden of creativity. Find out more about Goodman: B-Sides 2019.
ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade
16 & 17 November 2019
ONE 15 Marina
Catch a spectacular view of berthed boats decked out in colourful LED lights and decorations, inflatable mascots and more. There will be food and children’s activities too at this annual event. Learn more about ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade 2019.
Smart Nation & U
30 Nov to 1 Dec 2019
A family weekend of immersive tech exploration and endless digital adventures awaits at Downtown East. Attend FREE talks, experience Augmented Reality with your children at the Demo Play Zone, redeem free tote bag and stand to win amazing prizes! Get more details about Smart Nation & U here.
Playeum – Goldilocks and the Three Bears
7 & 8 Dec
Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity
Enjoy an interactive storytelling session with puppetry at Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity. Venture into the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears – but with a twist! Seasoned storytellers Madhuri Kale and Mervyn Goh will tell the tale up to the point when Goldilocks meets the bears and runs away – from there, children will engage with the story and learn about what is “just right”. There will also be play activities around Playeum for kids to unleash their creativity. Tickets to Goldilocks and the Three Bears are on sale now.
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Our Tampines Hub
11 to 17 November 2019
our Tampines Hub
Our Tampines Hub has partnered with the Embassy of Mexico to bring you the Mexican celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) for the very first time in our heartlands along with a photography exhibit and cultural performances. More information.
It’s A Very Merry Minions Christmas
15 Nov to 24 Dec 2019
Guess who is heralding Christmas at Bedok Point this year – the Minions! Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob from 19 to 24 November for a Minions Meet & Greet, a ball pit of “mischief” and to go banana ice-fishing! Bedok is bubbling with Minions mischief this Christmas, join in the family-friendly events and activities and go bananas! Get more information here.
Singapore Regatta Waterfest
15 to 17 November 2019
Singapore Sports Hub
In conjunction with Singapore Regatta Waterfest,OCBC Square will be transformed into a gigantic water playground with water-themed activities for the family and water sports tryouts. Find out more here.
Gallop Kranji Farm Family Carnival
16 November 2019
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort is having its first Family Carnival with pony rides, a kampong telematch and a kampong treasure hunt. Get up close to animals and go longkang fishing to. Learn more about Gallop Kranji Farm Resort’s Family Carnival.
Samba Botanica 2019
16 November 2019
Singapore Botanic Gardens
SAMBIESTA will perform a samba showcase for all in the heart of the Botanic Gardens. In hopes of spreading their love for Samba music to the local community, SAMBIESTA will be showcasing our repertoire of songs ranging from the original Afro-Brazilian music to modern pop song mash-ups. More information here.
Christmas on a Great Street
16 Nov to 12 Jan 20
Soak in the sight of themed displays and dazzling decorations, photo opportunities wait around every corner. Swing by The Great Christmas Village and enjoy exciting rides, tasty treats and live acts at Orchard Road’s Christmas on a Great Street.
LEGO Build the Change
21 to 28 November 2019
National Design Centre
8 days of imagineering fun beckons as children get challenged to build their vision of a future Singapore through LEGO bricks. Enjoy different building themes from 21 to 28 November at the National Design Centre at the free l.
Festive Happenings @ buds by Shangri-La
23 Nov to 1 Jan 2019
buds by Shangri-La
buds by Shangri-La will be decked out in the festive merriment with a host of Christmas-themed activities. Families looking for an immersive and curated indoor experience can visit buds by Shangri-La to learn through play in a creative, self-directed and experiential environment. There is also going to be a Gingerbread House Children’s Workshop led by Area Executive Pastry Chef Hervé Potus. Get more details here.
Pororo The Little Penguin Festival
23 November 2019
Have a fun celebration with Pororo & Friends at SAFRA Punggol! Delight your Kids with the opportunity to meet Pororo & Friends in Meet & Greet sessions, dance and pop some bubbles in Pororo bubble party and have fun in arts and carnival activities.
Grandparents’ Day 2019 at National Museum of Singapore
23 November 2019
National Museum of Singapore
Enjoy family-friendly programmes where grandparents can enjoy and share history together with their grandchildren. Find out more.
28 November to 1 December 2019
Halls 5 and 6, Singapore Expo
Shop for great deals and bargains at SITEX 2019. Browse the latest gadgets and equipment at the Health and Wellness Zone and Travel Tech Experiential Zone. Families can also look forward to interactive digital sessions at the Gaming Zone. It is a Digital Playground for all at SITEX 2019. Get more information here.
The Bubble Tea Factory
Till 18 Dec 2019
Live out your bubble tea fantasies at The Bubble Tea Factory, a whimsical boba-themed adventure. Find out more about The Bubble Tea Factory.
Founders’ Memorial Design Showcase
4 November to 29 December 2019
Various locations islandwide
View the five shortlisted designs for the Founders’ Memorial Design Showcase, learn about design concepts and pick your favourite design. The travelling showcase will be heading to six different locations across the island. Find out more.
Singapore Marathon Spectators Carnival
30 Nov 2019
Empress Lawn, The Promontory & The Float
Celebrate the Singapore Spirit at 3 different locations. Picnic under the stars with family-friendly fun, get active at the lawn and be a human claw machine! More details can be found here.
398.2 Storytelling Festival
1 December 2019
National Library Singapore
Enjoy storytelling sessions, performances and workshops at the 398.2 Storytelling Festival.
Christmas Adventures @ UE Malls
7 & 8 December 2019
UE Square & Rochester Mall
Expect an afternoon of fun activities with special appearances by Pinkfong & Baby Shark and fun activities such as themed craft workshops and games! Christmas Adventures takes place on 7 Dec at UE Square and 8 Dec at Rochester Mall. Find out more about Christmas Adventures @ UE MALLS.
Santa Run for Wishes
7 December 2019
Singapore Sports Hub
Sign up with your family for a fun run in support of Make-A-Wish Singapore and help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Enjoy a carnival with games and kid-friendly rides too.
Singapore Comic Con
7 to 8 December 2019
Marina Bay Sands
Toys, comics, collectibles, e-sports and comics are all part of Singapore Comic Con at Marina Bay Sands. Fanboys will have a fun enjoying the curated content, fan-based zones and competitions. Find out more about Singapore Comic Con.
7 December 2019
The over-the-top motor sport is back with larger-than-life trucks going head-to-head with one another on a dirt area. Get those engines revved up for a roaring good time.
Imaginique Singapore Children’s Festival
13 to 22 December 2019
Imaginique is an innovative childrens festival offering live theatre and music experiences for children ages 0 to 12. The festival aims to offer immersive, non-verbal performances that are designed to excite the imagination and incite curiosity in children. Read more about Imaginque Children’s Festival.
Theatre Shows & Concerts
The Gingerbread Man
Till 7 December 2019
KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
The Gingerbread Man is an uplifting musical about teamwork and friendship. Ginger goes off to join a race but it is actually a trap! His mom and farm animal must figure out how to rescue him! Find out more about this delightful tale here.
Concerts for Children: Emily Saves the Orchestra
16 to 17 November 2019
Victoria Concert Hall
In this mesmerising SSO children’s concert, drama, dance, dazzling masks and costumes are woven together with orchestral music in a story about bravery and hope. Help a clever 10-year-old outsmart a horrible monster and be introduced to some of the world’s most recognisable orchestral pieces like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the William Tell Overture. Find out more.
Chinese Children Drama – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
16 to 17 Dec 2019
Drama Centre Theatre
An introduction to a large-scale children puppet musical drama, the story tells of Snow White and her stepmother, the Queen, who was jealous of her because she was pretty and beautiful, and vowed to put her to death. c.
Airavata and his Mammoth Task
23 to 24 November 2019
Esplanade Recital Studio
This engaging production is narrated in English, Airavata, the King of Elephants, goes on all sorts of adventures — from bringing rain to earth and battling the powerful forces of Ravana, to facing off against the evil Vritra. Join the faithful Airavata as he brings Lord Indra across heaven and earth, and find out if he prevails at mammoth tasks. Find out more here.
The Super Santa Christmas Show
6 to 8 December 2019
SOTA Drama Theatre
The Super Santa Christmas Show is the ultimate Christmas experience for the family!
No one is more excited about Christmas than The Superdudes. But as the funniest and silliest Superheroes get ready for Christmas, they receive a phone call from Santa. He needs their help to save Christmas. Superdudes to the rescue! The show features original music and plenty of audience participation – perfects for children from 3+ and their families. Find out more information here.
Jack and the Beanstalk
30 November to 1 December 2019
Jack and the Beanstalk follows the format of British pantomime. Enjoy slap-stick humour and a fairy-tale plot with hilarious characters. Presented by Centre Stage. Get more details here.
Christmas with Tchaikovsky
22 December 2019
Victoria Concert Hall
Presented by kidsphilharmonic@sg, be entertained by young musicians as they play works such as Toy Symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn, Nutcracker Suite and Symphony No.5 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This concert will feature all 3 wings of our orchestras; Seed, Junior and Senior Orchestra. Get more details here.
The Great Circus of Europe
20 December 2019 to 1 January 2020
Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay
The Great Circus of Europe will showcase jaw-dropping international circus acts, all packed within a 90-minute spectaculaire. From dancers trapezing through the air, to performers riding a fine line, literally, while on a motorbike, circus-lovers are in for a treat when the circus comes to town.