Top Free Things To Do Over Christmas And Year-End Holidays 2023 In Singapore

Bask In The Festivities And Bring In Some Christmas Cheer!

Free Things To Do Over Christmas Holiday In Singapore

Get ready to dive into the holiday spirit as school doors close and the festive cheer sweeps in! This Christmas, create unforgettable memories for your little ones with these delightful, cost-free activities! From dazzling lights to heartwarming experiences, this season guarantees an abundance of family joy and warmth. Stay tuned for a sleigh-load of details to make this holiday season a tale to cherish!

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  • ORCHARD CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP: Orchard Road *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Bedazzling Light Installations

    You know Christmas is around the corner when the stretch of roads around Orchard is illuminated by light installations and Christmas lights once more! Step into a mesmerizing world of enchantment this holiday season with the breathtaking Christmas lights and marvel at the towering Christmas trees adorned with shimmering ornaments. If you’re in the shopping district to get your hands on the perfect gifts for your loved ones, be sure to let your kiddos tag along and let them enjoy the holiday cheer. Be sure to take lots of photos while you’re visiting!

    Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2023, Along Orchard Road

  • THE SHOPPES' CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP: Marina Bay Sands *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    A Very Gold Christmas

    Speaking of festive lights, Marina Bay Sands’ The Shoppes have outdone themselves with the most gorgeous Christmas installation this year. This year’s light up is a visually stunning feat that is decadent and features gold-adorned Christmas trees that are sure to stun viewers. Be sure to plan a visit at night so you can truly experience the dazzling lights that add to the ambience. Welcome the festive spirit with your families and experience the beauty of Christmas for free at The Shoppes!

    The Shoppes' Christmas Light-Up 2023, 8 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018955,

  • KIDZWORLD: Singapore Zoo *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Perfect For Outdoor Fun

    The new KidzWorld, also the Home of the Ranger Buddies, has been relaunched again at Singapore Zoo and is a vibrant haven for young explorers. Designed to ignite the curiosity and wonder of children, KidzWorld offers a dynamic and interactive experience that seamlessly blends education with fun. From captivating animal encounters and educational shows to thrilling play zones and engaging exhibits, KidzWorld is a paradise where learning meets excitement. With multiple zones such as Animal Land, Little Paws, and Splish Splash, your kids are spoilt for choice. If your little one is fond of outdoor fun, we think KidzWorld is a great place to hang out and embark on wild adventures. Come and be a part of the magic at KidzWorld, where the wonders of the animal kingdom come to life for the next generation of nature enthusiasts! Do note that entrance is only free with the purchase of tickets to the Singapore Zoo.

    KidzWorld, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826,

  • CHILDREN’S BIENNALE: National Gallery Singapore *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Features Artworks of Local Artists

    The Gallery Children’s Biennale is back and running again this year. The initiative by the National Gallery was started in 2017 and every year promises a different set of art installations that are bound to spark your kids’ imaginations. This year, the Biennale features 11 interactive and immersive artworks responding to the theme of “Let’s Make A Better Place,” inviting children and adults to discover how we can create a world built upon this year’s core values of care, respect, imagination and collaboration. This year’s programme features 10 Singaporean artists so do head down with your little ones to support the local art and if we haven’t already mentioned, it’s completely free!

    Children’s Biennale, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957, +65 6271 7000,

  • ANA BOOK STORE: Far East Plaza *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Calling All Bookworms!

    Discover the old charm of Ana Book Store, where preloved books are given a second chance again. Nestled in the heart of the city, Ana Book Store is your haven for second-hand literary treasures. With shelves brimming with well-loved novels, classics, and hidden gems, this quaint bookshop invites you to explore the magic of literature without breaking the bank. Even if you are not planning on getting any books, it is worth browsing through the store’s wide and interesting collection. If your kids are bookworms, a trip down will be sure to excite them.

    Ana Book Store, Far East Plaza #05-01, 14 Scotts Road (S)228213, 228213

  • FREE CONCERTS AT ESPLANADE: Esplanade Concourse *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Groove Away At These Free Performances

    If you didn’t already know, Esplanade hosts a series of free concerts for all every month at the Concourse where you get the chance to immerse yourself in an array of musical genres, from classical masterpieces to contemporary beats. The Esplanade's commitment to making the arts accessible to all is evident in its diverse and dynamic lineup of performances, ensuring there's something for every musical palate. The month of November features concerts like JLPiano’s Cinematic Jukebox and Soundtracks You and I Love. These concerts are family-friendly and will give your kids the chance to celebrate the universal language of music. Don't miss out on the harmonious symphony under the stars – come, indulge in the magic of Esplanade's free concerts!

    Free Concerts At Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981,

  • SANTA RACE FOR WISHES: Multiple Locations *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Run For A Good Cause

    Get ready to dash into the festive spirit at the Santa Race for Wishes, where running meets giving for a cause! Lace up your sneakers, put on your Santa suit, and join this jolly charity run that brings joy to both participants and beneficiaries of Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish Singapore aims to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and your support makes a significant impact in helping them grant more wishes. Santa Race for Wishes welcomes all fitness levels and ages for a heart-warming celebration of unity and goodwill. Registration is free so all you have to do is sign up now!

    Santa Race for Wishes,

  • THE FOOD BANK: Pandan Loop *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Give Back To Community This Holiday Season

    How about embarking on something meaningful this holiday season? We often get caught with the bustle of everyday life and most Singaporeans do not get the time to engage in voluntary projects as a result. At Little Steps, we think it’s a good practice to teach your kids the importance of generosity and kindness through volunteering and The Food Bank Singapore is a great place to get started at. The organisation even has a Juniors Club that caters to kids and crafts voluntary programs according to their abilities. For more information, or if you are keen on signing up, do check out the official webpage

    The Food Bank Singapore, 218 Pandan Loop, Level 6, Singapore 128408,

  • SAFRA CHOA CHU KANG'S FESTIVE CARNIVAL: Choa Chu Kang *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    A Neighbourhood Fest

    SAFRA Choa Chu Kang is hosting its first ever three-day "Energising Your Holidays" Festive Carnival from Fri to Sun, 24 to 26 Nov 2023, featuring a host of fun-filled activities in celebration of the occasion and All NSmen and their families are welcome to join. Be sure to check out the carnival highlights such as free rides Onboard Trackless Train, Festive Flea Market and Gourmet Food Street. SAFRA members also get to enjoy exclusive perks by flashing your membership e-card so if your family is free, head down for a day of neighbourhood fun.

    SAFRA Choa Chu Kang, 28 Choa Chu Kang Dr, Singapore 689964,

  • THE NUSCHOIR'S CHRISTMAS CAROLLING SESSIONS: Multiple Locations *Top Free Things To Do Over The End of Year Holidays

    Hum Along To Your Favorite Carols

    The festive season is never quite complete without Christmas carols and if you’re hoping to catch a free show, fret not for The NUSChoir, an award-winning youth choir, will be performing at Mandarin Oriental and Conrad Centennial’s lobbies this December. Come along with your loved ones and soak in the spirit of Christmas with familiar tunes and jingles! Be sure to keep an eye on the choir’s Instagram page for more details on the dates and timings for carolling sessions.

    Mandarin Oriental: 9,10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 December 2023, 2 shows per day (12:45pm to 1:30pm and 2:00pm to 2:45pm)

    Conrad Centennial: 22, 23, 24 December 2023, single show per day (6:30pm to 7:15pm)

    The NUSChoir,

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