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! 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!
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Looking for Christmas brunches, dinners, or takeaway options? Here’s our Little Steps’ guide to the best dining feasts to usher in the festivities!
*This guide and the others above will be continually updated so check back for the latest happenings!
The new giant inflatables in a joyous Christmas theme are not to be missed. Compete with Santa’s Reindeer Squad and race down those slides at Tiger’s Sleigh, or check out Mark’s Christmas Carnival. Have fun exploring Bell’s Gingerbread House; tumbling over life-sized gingerbread men and candy-coated pretzels, or go on a magical train ride at Drago’s Xmas Land!
When: Nov 22, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023
Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall C, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, https://kiztopia.com/upcoming-events/jumptopia/
Wild Rice brings Pinocchio, one of the world’s most beloved characters live to the Singapore stage. Geppetto – a kind, humble carpenter who has always dreamt of becoming a father, wishes that the puppet he just finished could become a real boy, and his wish came true!
To become a real boy, Pinocchio must first prove himself to be brave, kind and true. It is a challenge the little puppet is determined to overcome. On his adventure, he is led astray by a pair of wily con artists, and swept up in a madcap misadventure that takes him from the tempting promise of the circus to the deepest depths of the fathomless sea.
When: Nov 17, 2022 to Dec 24, 2022
Funan, 107 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179105, www.wildrice.com.sg/event/66633-pinocchio/
Ready for a good time at the beach? Sentosa Food Fest is back, bigger and better! Head on down to Sentosa, Singapore for an array of activities, restaurant trails and food trucks.
One of the highlights not to be missed is Singapore’s original beachside barbecue festival. Take a stroll on Siloso beach, select and savour fresh meat and seafood grilled on the spot, tuck into local delights, and end the night with a live performance with sweets and brews.
When: Oct 21, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022
Sentosa Islandwide, https://foodfest.sentosa.com.sg/
Are your children little Marine enthusiasts? Let the aquarists at S.E.A Aquarium take your kids on a learning journey to discover the ins and outs of caring for over 100,000 marine animals! They will be taken behind the scenes to see the aquarists in action, help with food preparation, feed marine animals, learn about their unique habit and so much more. They will end off the inspiring session with an upcycling workshop, and dolphin meet and greet.
The programme is open to children aged 7 to 12 years old only. Book your package at SG$278.
When: Nov 19, 2022 to Dec 31, 2022 (Fri-Sun Only)
S.E.A Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/promotions/attractions/junior-ocean-protector
Let’s Play @ D’Marquee, Downtown East is ending the year off with a bang with their upcoming Mega Carnival. Featuring over 20 game stations, rides, activities and booths, families can look forward for a fun day out! You can expect dinosaur themed attractions including a Dino egg trampoline, bold and striking inflatables, VR Stations, Arcade Stations, and food trucks when you need a recharge from all that fun. Each ticket includes an unlimited access to all games and activities.
When: Nov 19, 2022 to Feb 5, 2023
D'Marquee Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599, https://sg.trip.com/things-to-do/detail/46763425/
Avatar: The Experience makes its debut at the Cloud Forest, Gardens By The Bay along with the premiere of Avatar’s first of four sequels that will be coming to theatres in December this year.
The mystical setting of the Cloud Forest is the perfect place for this immersive walk-through, with its iconic waterfalls, spiraling walkways, and a unique architectural glass greenhouse. Avatar: The Experience definitely invites visitors to connect with the alien world of Pandora, its bioluminescent environments, mystical creatures, flora, and the captivating culture of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.
The Experience admission ticket is required for entry into Cloud Forest.
When: From Oct 28, 2022
Cloud Dome At Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #03-02/03, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/cloud-forest-featuring-avatar-the-experience.html
Calling all Disney fans! On December 17th, Disney In Concert: A Magical Celebration will premiere at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Accompanied by original Disney footage and mesmerising orchestral scores performed by a 46-piece orchestra, families will be transported on an enchanting journey as we awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a brave warrior who strives to bring honour to her family, sisters warming a frozen relationship and many more!
When: Dec 17, 2022
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691, www.sistic.com.sg/events/disney1222
The highly anticipated musical, “Upin & Ipin Musical Theatre: Pin Pin Pom!” will go live at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Upin, Ipin, and friends live happily in Kampung Durian Runtuh. One day, Upin and Ipin discover a magical scarlet stone, which belongs to the Wicked Witch. Upin and Ipin transform into warriors of magic to fight the Wicked Witch. Will they be able to defeat the Wicked Witch and restore peace and harmony in Kampung Durian Runtuh?
Tickets are available in three price categories: SG$102, SG$82, and SG$62. Trip.com is offering an exclusive 9% off for tickets purchased on Trip.com’s website.
When: Dec 18, 2022
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691, https://sg.trip.com/things-to-do/detail/46907742/
The Great Bay Fiesta spans across 20,000 square meters at the Bayfront Event Space, Singapore. The line up includes The Great Cirque de Cascades, The Great World Carnival, The Great Food Fiesta and Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice (feature below).
The Great Cirque de Cascades promises to impress like never before as their international circus stars take you on a breathtaking journey filled with thrills, laughter, excitement, and sophisticated glitz. For families, The Great World Carnival by Uncle Ringo is a must to check out. The nostalgic carnival will bring classic rides like the Ringo Slide, Big Carousel, Pirate Ship, Bumper Car and Water Boat, sure to amuse your little ones.
Car enthusiasts would not want to miss Singapore’s First Ever Tesla Electric Light Show, a daily light show that will feature all of its line up – Model 3, Model Y, and Tesla Supercharger. Be among the first to experience the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in Singapore at a designated test drive route along Marina Bay.
For bookings and event details, click here. Early birds enjoy up to 20% off from now until November 15th.
When: Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970, https://sg.trip.com/w/TGBF
Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice, will transport us away from the heat to a 2,400 square meters winter wonderland during this year’s festive season.
This winter playground features two sections – Snow and Ice. In the snow section, snow will be created using the same snow-making machines used in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, to bring the authentic experience of real snow to visitors. It will also house a 70 meters snow slope.
The Ice Section will bring Ice Bowling and the classic Winter Olympic sport – Ice Curling to Singapore. This section will also feature a 260 square meters ice cycling rink, with single and tandem bikes. Not to be missed in this section would be the 4.5 meters high figure-8 Ice Slide.
Ice Magic is truly a sensational and magical way to be merry this Christmas! Book tickets here now.
When: Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970, www.sistic.com.sg/events/icemagic2022
Experience the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE of carnivals all at once, at the T3 Underground Carnival.
Take a blast to the past, and step into The Great World (T3 Basement 2, Carpark 3A). Old school carnival games, Uncle Ringo rides, heritage photo zone and a nostalgic mama shop awaits. In The Modern World (T3 Basement 2, Opposite Kopitiam), test your accuracy, strength and luck at the various game booths. You will also find a large 3D shooting gallery for a great variety of maps, enemies and levels. Teleport to The Future World (T3 Basement 3, Carpark 3A), complete the exciting carnival experience by racing down the Dino-Kart circuit with fascinating disco lights and sounds!
Enjoy a fun day out and get your carnival credits early here.
When: Nov 4, 2022 - Apr 2, 2023
Singapore Changi Airport, Airport Boulevard, 80, Changi Airport Terminal 3, www.jewelchangiairport.com/content/cag/en/changifestivevillage/play/t3-underground-carnival.html
For the holiday festivities, Mandai Wildlife Reserve presents A Black And White Celebration, putting into spotlight the wildlife parks’s charming monochrome animals.
Highlights of the celebration include the Tasmanian Devils making their first debut at Night Safari! Explore the 3 parks through an AR Animal Trail to uncover keepers’ tales, or navigate the monochrome maze at Singapore Zoo. Little ones will love the Panda-Monium Playground at River Wonders. Lastly, you cannot miss the falling snow in the heart of Night Safari.
Save up to 35% when you visit 2 parks for this festive day-to-night celebration.
When: Nov 17, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
Mandai Wildlife Reserve, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, S729826, www.mandai.com/en/things-to-do/whats-on/events/festive-wilderland.html
If you are looking for unique handcrafted products for your Christmas gifting, check out Christmas Craft Market. Soak up the exciting festive atmosphere at The Plaza, where a specially curated selection of more than 20 local craftisans and entrepreneurs will showcase their products.
When: Dec 4, 2022
The Plaza, 7500A Beach Road, https://bit.ly/plazachristmasmarket
Your candy land adventure awaits at Vivocity! Gear up for a bouncin’ good time with all things sweet at JUMPTOPIAᵀᴹ @ VivoCity. Catch the bigger than life inflatables - Bell’s Chocalatier Cafe, Tiger’s Donut Joint, Happy’s Gingerbread House, Raby’s Lollipop Hutch and Mark’s Little Training Gym. Be wow-ed by the exquisite 15 meters tall Christmas tree that will certainly get you into the festive mood!
When: Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 26, 2022
Vivocity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Outdoor Plaza, Level 1, Singapore 098585 https://bit.ly/jumptopiavivocity
Cluny Court’s annual Christmas Fair is back. You better watch out, because Santa Claus is coming to town! This is the place to be if you are looking for unique Christmas gifts or even a perfect party outfit for the Jolly season. Chill out and grab a bite or coffee right after shopping, this is the Christmas fair for everyone!
When: Nov 24, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022 (Thursdays to Sundays only)
Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760, www.clunycourt.com
Looking to participate in something meaningful to end off the year? Gear up and participate in the eighth edition of Run for Inclusion 2022! The event is one of the largest inclusive mass running events in Singapore where participants run alongside Persons with Special Needs (PWSNs) who are that are hard of hearing, physically, visually and intellectually challenged and persons with autism or on mental recovery. Participants can also look forward to an exciting line-up of activities, including a 16 meters inflatable obstacle course designed for children with special needs and a carnival.
Find out more about the categories and registration here.
When: Dec 3, 2022
Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078, www.runninghour.com/event-details/run-for-inclusion-2022www.clunycourt.com
Fancy a pink winter wonderland? Visit Museum of Ice Cream as they get all decked out for Pinkmas! The experience will be filled with interactive moments and limited-time activations, and you can expect delicious holiday treats like Pinkmas Sundae, Pink hot chocolate, Peppermint soft serve, and Gingerbread Milkshake only for this festive season. Create blissful memories with your loved ones during this pink-holiday!
When: Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
Museum Of Ice Cream Singapore, 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837, www.museumoficecream.com/singapore
If you are planning to catch the Puss In Boots movie, why not take your family for more fun at the GV Family Carnival: The Puss In Boots: The Last Wish? Your family will be well entertained with fun-filled activities like bouncy castle, stage games, slime buffet, fishing and a meet and greet session with Puss In Boots and Kitty Soft Paws, before the movie screening. Not forgetting, you will be one of the first to catch the movie before the official launch date on December 8th, 2022! Each ticket costs SG$39 for Golden Village members.
When: Nov 26, 2022
Golden Village Bishan, 9 Bishan Pl, #04-03 Bishan Bus Interchange, Singapore 579837, www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails?movie=0856#/movie/0856
Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES are looking to wrap the year with the biggest of festive cheer this December. You can expect an array of events, like Secret Santa hunts, live band performances, snowfall and the return of The Capitol Kempinski Singapore Hotel’s Singing Tree to get you into the festive mood! If you are looking for unique gifts for your loved ones, shop at the full-fledged Christmas Market at the Capitol Singapore Outdoor Plaza, where you can find their curated list of talented local vendors. Over at CHIJMES, you can look forward to their iconic projection mapping of Christmas sceneries, snow fall, carolling and live string acoustics, Spirit of Strings by Global Strings Federation of over 100 string performers of all ages. ’Tis is definitely the season to be merry!
When: Nov 18 - Dec 26, 2022
Capitol Singapore, 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905 / CHIJMES, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996, https://chijmes.com.sg/happenings/holly-jolly-christmas/
Universal Studios Singapore never fails to take celebrations up a notch - and their Christmas carnival celebration is no exception! The largest Christmas parade in two years, Santa’s Circus Extravaganza will feature floats, magical moments and an eclectic ensemble of 42 performers led known other than Ringmaster Santa himself. You can expect to see Illumination’s Minions, DreamWorks Animation’s Po, Tigress, Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond plus more in this epic performance. You cannot miss the experience of a magical snowfall in a jolly meet and greet with Santa and friends. This outing will take you an entire day, as you enjoy the exciting rids and the festive array of circus characters bringing you special festive acts, live singing, holiday meet and greets, and amazing acrobatic stunts!
When: Nov 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/promotions/merry-million-moments/a-universal-christmas
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