So school’s started, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Ease into the new year with these activities that deliver enjoyable, chill-out but enriching experiences.
1. Super Social BBQ Pirates Edition
7 to 8 Jan, 4 pm till late
Timbre @ Gillman
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Timbre has upsized its popular twice-monthly BBQ party so it now takes place twice a week over Saturdays and Sundays, with a different theme each month. January’s theme: Pirates! Which means kids can look forward to a pirate ship bouncy castle, plus face painting, art and craft, and more! Details.
2. LEGO Lunar New Year Rooster Family Build
7 to 8 Jan, 12 pm to 4 pm
Toys R Us VivoCity
Enjoy playtime as a family with a toy that’s loved by everyone from young to old – LEGO. Take part in the store’s Rooster Challenge, where the fastest family to complete the LEGO Rooster together stands to win great prizes. Learn more.
3. Beginner’s Scratch Programming
7 Jan, 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Collision 8, High Street Centre
Let your child discover the fun of coding in this introductory programming class. During the workshop, they will learn to create interactive stories, games and more using the visual programming system, Scratch. Find out more.
4. Asian Culture & Music Festival
6 to 7 Jan
Asian Civilisations Museum
The museum’s four-month long celebration of Asian music, dance and drama kicks off with this – masterful marionette performances by Myanmar’s renowned Htwe Oo Myanmar Traditional Puppet Theatre. More info.
5. #drawITsg – Community Drawing with Information Technology
7 Jan, 9 am to 11 am
Junior Art Lab
Let your little one discover the joy of creating masterpiece artworks in PowerPoint using basic shapes and lines. Participation is free.
6. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations: Opening Ceremony and Street Light-up
7 Jan to 25 Feb, 6 pm to 10 pm
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
Be wowed by the entertaining performances of local and China troupes, firecrackers and fireworks displays at this ceremony marking the start of Chinese New Year festivities. The streets of Chinatown will also be lit up with sculptures lanterns of roosters, hens and chicks. More info.
7. Beautiful Sunday: 1-2-3 Rock!
8 Jan, 3 pm to 4 pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
Let Orchestra Collective, an independent wind band of young musicians, get your feet tapping to rock and roll music classics by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Queen and more. Admission is free. Learn more.