The year is drawing to a close with the end of the year school holidays upon us, and one of the hallmarks of this holiday is Christmas! Many of us will not be traveling this year, so Little Steps has scouted the best events and activities taking place throughout the festive season across Singapore. There’s bound to be one if not two or more activities that you don’t want to miss having your toddler and kids participate in. So here we go with fun Christmas events and for babies, toddlers, and kids this Christmas in Singapore!
*This guide will be continually updated as more events unfold this festive season!
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Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide event is back to illuminate Gardens by the Bay from December 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022 with a whole new array of stunning light displays and festive offerings. Marvel at the spectacular Light Displays, take a photo with Santa Claus, have a go at Carnival Games, hop onto a Venetian Double-Storey Carousel, shop for gifts at Mistletoe Alley Market, be mesmerized by the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, and more! Get your tickets HERE!
When: December 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, www.christmaswonderland.sg
The annual Orchard Road Christmas light-up returns this year from November 13, 2021, to January 2, 2022, with a floral theme and giant outdoor projection! Themed "Christmas in Bloom", this year's light-up will feature the shopping street filled with about 68km of fairy lights and oversized floral decorations, with some portions donned with bold neon lights. The giant outdoor video projection takes up an entire wall of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel and shoppers can also view augmented reality fireworks through a mobile app. The bigger light-up this year symbolizes hope and resilience as retailers on this shopping street look forward to the return to normalcy.
When: Nov 13, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022
'Christmas In Bloom' Orchard Road Light-Up, www.christmas.orchardroad.org
Start the year-end holidays on a whimsical note with a visit to this year’s Poinsettia Wishes at Gardens by the Bay! This season, the highly anticipated seasonal floral display is inspired by traditional confectionery from the Nordic countries, with a eight-meter-tall cupcake ferris wheel as one of the highlights. Look out for other larger-than-life delightful “treats”, such as a candied apple Christmas carriage, candy canes and adorable gingerbread decorations in the shape of animals found in the Nordic region. Complementing the experience is a stream of “snow”, dazzling Luminarie installations, and festive plants such as poinsettias, cyclamens, skimmias, violas, helleborus and real Christmas trees. Here's to a colorful Christmas!
When: Nov 26, 2021 to Jan 9, 2022
Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/poinsettia-wishes.html
Go on an icy staycation this Christmas in Singapore, because there's an Ice Hotel at Snow City! This new attraction is a vast winter wonderland that stretches across a 17-meter snowfield! So, grab your winter gear, go on to discover five thematic ice and snow art installation zones. Carved into furniture, buildings, animals, flora, fauna, and more, the snow art will be illuminated with colored lights. Want the ultimate experience? Book a package and enjoy drinks at the Ice Bar, have an elegant “daycation” at the Hotel Room, and of course, snap some amazing photos at the Dining Room and Ice Throne. Each ticket will grant you access to the rest of Snow City's attractions!
Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433, www.snowcity.com.sg/about-us/ice-hotel-gallery-2
Make it a Christmas to remember as you catch your favorite Universal stars, enjoy musical meet-and-greets, thrilling rides, and more! Special promotions await, such as one-day tickets and free vouchers from SG$59. Mastercard® holders can look forward to more perks! On top of the one-day ticket, you get a meal to complete your day of thrills, plus retail vouchers for some festive shopping – more if you purchase the package with your card.
When: Nov 25, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022
Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/promotions-and-events/universal-christmas
Get ready for an Enchanted Christmas Family "Glampkation" at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore! You and your little ones can look forward to a whimsical festive journey courtesy of its one-of-a-kind Christmas staycation experience, designed to delight both the children and their parents and fill their hearts with the true spirit of this festive season. There's so much in store for you, including a children's sleeping tent decorated with festive fairy lights and plush toys, take-home sleeping bags, a festive dinner, a toy advent calendar some delicious treats, and more. Cheers to a holiday where someone else's doing all the planning! Book here!
When: Now until Jan 7, 2022
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore/special-offers
Revel in Christmas festivities at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, which include a Christmas Market with festive treats alongside delicacies from The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, a larger-than-life singing tree, skating rink, fun snowfall and snow play, as well as projection mapping of Christmas scenes. Join Capitol Singapore on ‘A Ride to an Enchanted Christmas’ to rediscover the Civic District all year round through Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES Sidecar Civic District Tour. Serving as the first-its-kind mothership launchpad, Capitol Singapore will be the starting and ending point of the seven-stop tour that will take riders through iconic heritage landmarks. Drop by Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES for what promises to be one of your most memorable Christmas experience yet!
When: Nov 19 to Dec 26, 2021
Capitol Singapore, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905, www.capitolsingapore.com
Singapore’s premium pop-up shopping event The Bub Fair and Social Affinity are hosting an event with a curated selection of Singapore-based brands and online boutiques over the Christmas holidays! Little guests and their families can test and try products and services in real life. From heirloom-inspired children's clothing brand Elizabeth Little to reversible kids fashionwear Maison Q, from sustainable toy shops Noah’s Toys to environmentally friendly beddings by Sunday Bedding. Shoppers can also look out for sustainable homeware brands like Forest Makers, Evercasa, and Césama Home, to self-care brands Candles of Light, Oasis Beauty Kitchen, and Nodspark, there is something for everyone in the family this Christmas. The Bub Fair will be held over two weekends in December during the Christmas Holidays. More than 60 children and family lifestyle brands will be featured, with each weekend featuring a different group of participating brands! The admission ticket costs SG$5.
When: Dec 10-12 and Dec 17-19, 2021
The Bub List X Social Affinity, 219 Kallang Bahru, Chutex Building, Level 3, Singapore 339348, www.thebubfair.eventbrite.sg
This December, let Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) bring you and your loved ones on a ride to remember with majestic horses at Southeast Asia’s premier equestrian facility! With horse riding sessions, horse grooming lessons, and exclusive stable tours available, there’s something for everyone to enjoy for a memorable equine experience with the family. earn interesting facts about horses and interact with these magnificent creatures in an exclusive 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking stable tour at SG$68 per person. Or, you can have a horse-riding experience as well as learn tips and tricks to keeping a horse in tip-top condition!
When: Until Jan 2, 2022
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, 1 Equestrian Walk (off, Woodlands Ave 3, Singapore 737863 www.turfclub.com.sg/en/things-to-do/recreation.html#activities
The Changi Festive Village is back with more fun-filled activities for the entire family! Be dazzled by Changi’s longest-ever light-up at the Jurassic Mile. Then, set off on a glamping party in the clouds at JEWEL, or watch planes take off right from your tent in Terminal 4. Have a roaring good time exploring some dino-themed activities, taking selfies with Tsum Tsum at Terminal 3, Or end your holiday on a high by running a virtual marathon!
When: Until Jan 3, 2022
Changi Festive Village, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666 www.changiairport.com/en/changifestivevillage.html
Giant inflatables await for some bouncy fun! Get ready for 15 giant bouncy castles, craft activities, Instagram-worthy spots, exclusive merchandise, and many more! Head on down to Kiztopia to have fun and create unforgettable memories with the family. When your little ones are there, they can say hello to Chef Bell at Bell’s Bakery Shop and discover his favorite bakes, work out a sweat at Tiger’s Olympic Range, adventure through Drago’s Adventure Land, hop on board a rocket to space at Mark’s Space Station, and so much more!
When: Nov 19, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022
Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall B, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, www.kiztopia.com/upcoming-events/jumptopia
See history come to life, with massive displays of dinosaurs using LEGO® blocks, expedition trails, archeological wonders and more.
Singapore’s wildlife parks – Singapore Zoo and River Wonders are hosting Brickosaurs World in the first-ever showcase in Asia featuring over 60 life-sized dinosaurs in the form of LEGO® displays. The event also showcases an immersive maze of hidden clues and puzzles which will create an interactive playground for explorers to get lost in archaeological wonders. You can go on self-guided trails to discover animals on the brink of extinction, find out what can be done to save them, and highlight the importance of actions to conserve the wildlife and biodiversity that exist today. When you're there, head on down to craft workshops, and the LEGO pop-up store!
When: November 13, 2021 to May 3, 2021
Singapore Zoo And River Wonders, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826 www.mandai.com/en/things-to-do/whats-on/events/brickosaurs.html
Christmas is finally here, and there’s plenty to celebrate at SuperPark, Tayo Station, Pororo Park Singapore, and Petite Tayo KidsClub! Kick off the festivities by snapping your family’s annual Christmas photo with the White Christmas-themed décor. Afterward, write a letter to Santa with the Santa Postcard given to each child when they walk through any of these four parks from December 1 to 24, 2021. Share your favorite experience or best moment at any one of our parks in one sentence, and then drop them into the physical Santa Mailbox for a chance to win amazing prizes. You can also look forward to promotions and deals galore at the Parks' retail stores!
Join in the fun at Amazonia's Amazing Christmas! Your little ones will be treated to a live Christmas ventriloquist performance by Sweetheart Santarina and Friends, Uncle Jimbo's Christmas Magical Performance, a meet & greet with Santa and his elf, Pop-up Magical Christmas for goodie treats, and lots of fun games and activities!
Amazonia, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-113 Great World, Singapore 237994 www.amazoniafun.com
The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light ParadeTM is back to light up your holiday with joy! This year’s parade will be like no other, with a whole new format, where the boats parade within the marina, right in front of Boaters' Bar. Get into the Christmas spirit and deck the hulls for a chance to win prizes for a wonderful Christmas!
When: Dec 4, 2021
ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, #01-01, Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497, www.one15marina.com/boat-light-parade
Downtown East is giving Singaporeans all the fun they've missed! This festive season, Downtown East is adding three new attractions, following the launch of the boutique container hotels. The new additions are Candy Pops gumball art installation; Singapore's first Jurassic Dinosaur – Adventure Park Interactive indoor playground; and Xcape Park outdoor playground. That's 60,000 sq ft of pure entertainment! You can also take this chance to check out four new there are F&B outlets to check out, along with school holiday programs.
When: Various Dates
Downtown East, Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East, Singapore 519599, www.downtowneast.com.sg
This one's for the Mickey fans! Join in the visually stunning and whimsically immersive experience, and make magical memories through art and selfies! You can expect seven themed experiences inspired by Mickey, including a “Mickey Loves Singapore” room that celebrates all things Singaporean, created by a homegrown artist. Look out for exclusive Singapore-only Mickey merchandise, inspired by the city’s historical, cultural and architectural gems!
When: November 19, 2021, to March 20, 2022
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593, www.disney.sg/Pop-Up-Disney
It's the last chance to hop on the Orient Express! Titled Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express, this exhibition presents “a fairytale universe related to travel, culture and gastronomy” which will dive into its rich heritage and incredible legacy. It’s like taking a step back in time to uncover history. Visitors will discover two original 1930 train carriages and a 158-year-old locomotive have been restored to their former glory. You will also get to immerse in a world of artifacts, interactive displays and historical facts that explain the astonishing dream and journey of the Orient Express from Europe to the Orient. See uniforms, shields, a sleeping car, affiches, Louis Vuitton original luggage used back in time, priceless porcelain, and much, much more, original piece of the carriage exhibited in big blue trunks.
When: Until Jan 5, 2022
West Lawn, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/orient-express2020.html
This year-end school holidays, go on a hunt for Fantastic Critters at Singapore’s museums during Children’s Season 2021! Children’s Season 2021 features a host of Fantastic Critters inspired by Singapore’s diverse museums and their collections. Fifteen critters will be featured in a special Fantastic Critters Activity Booklet which includes activities based on participating museums’ collections and artefacts, for children to complete by visiting the museums. By completing activities, your children will be able to collect unique Fantastic Critter stickers representing each museum. Upon collecting any 10 of the 15 available stickers, you and your little ones can scan a QR code in the booklet and redeem a specially designed Fantastic Critters mask pack (1 x adult, 1 x child), while stocks last. The Fantastic Critters Activity Booklet can be collected at any of the 15 participating museums from November 24 to December 31, 2021. You can also choose to print out the softcopy activity booklet, and bring the self-printed copies to the museums to collect the stickers.
When: November 20, to December 31, 2021
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum/our-programmes/programmes-list/childrens-season-2021