Weekend Picks: 16 – 17 Dec

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We’re getting closer and closer to the end of the year – and the holidays. If you feel like you’ve yet to bring the fun quotient up to the max, this weekend’s as good a time to start as any.


1. Weekends In the Park

16 Dec

Parkland Green, East Coast Park

GIVEAWAY: Stand to Win a Pair of Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds

READ: Get Your Kids Outdoors & Learning Practical Skills in Nature

There are all sorts of free activities on offer at this big communal outing, from rollerblading classes and bubble soccer tryouts to art jamming and a baking workshop.

Bubble Bump


2. Fulfill Your Destiny at Frasers Centrepoint Malls

Till 24 Dec

Various locations

With The Last Jedi opening here on Thursday, complete your Star Wars experience with a trip to Waterway Point or Bedok Point this weekend, where you’ll find fun themed activities like a droid maze, flying a Millenium Falcon drone, a laser room, NERF gun shootouts and more.

Frasers Centrepoint Malls Star Wars 3


3. SIP Christmas Market

16 & 17 Dec, 4 pm to 9 pm

Social Innovation Park

Shop to make a difference by giving your support to entrepreneurs who are trying to make the world a better place and taking a stand on issues they care about. So head over and put your Christmas gift-shopping to good use. Learn more.

Generic gourmet food flowers


4. BookFest @ Singapore 2017

15 to 24 Dec, 10 am to 10 pm

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

The largest edition yet of this annual mega book fair, you’d find everything here from books (of all sorts) and stationery to gadgets, homeware and snacks. On top of that, look forward to all sorts of fun contests, workshops and performances.

Bookfest SG


5. Little Day Outing to the Reel World

17 Dec, 2 pm to 4:30 pm


How would you and the family like to get into the movie business? Well, at this fun workshop  everyone will get to learn the ropes and play a part in creating your family’s own, unique film, whether as a director, actor, scriptwriter or more. Details.

Little Day Outing to the Reel World: Create a Family Movie


6. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

15 Dec 2017 to 1 April 2018, 4 pm to 11 pm

The Promontory @ Marina Bay

You’ll want to be among the earliest through the gates at Singapore biggest carnival yet. With over 40 rides and games, many of them imported from Europe and making their debut here, you’re guaranteed non-stop fun whether it’s kid-friendly entertaiment you’re after or heart-thumping thrills and spills. Details.

Log Flume


7. Dreams & Fantasies

17 Dec, 5 pm to 6:30 pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Relive the magic of iconic films, musicals and video games through their music at this enchanting concert by the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra.

Generic violin


8. Gardeners’ Day Out

16 Dec, 9 am to 11 am


This installment of HortPark’s signature event features various kid-friendly activities such as a Christmas decorations-making workshop and an interactive tour that lets little ones learn more about butterflies. More info.

Mini Bandstand at HortPark


9. Santa’s Workshop at The South Pole

15 to 17 Dec, 12 pm to 10 pm

South Beach Avenue

This arts and craft market also offers up a host of fun stuff for the kids, from LED balloon giveaways to face-painting, fundraising carnival games and assorted Christmas workshops. Learn more.

Christmas Tree


GIVEAWAY: Stand to Win a Pair of Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds

READ: Get Your Kids Outdoors & Learning Practical Skills in Nature