Things To Do This Weekend (2 – 4 December)

It’s that time of the year – get ready to be bombarded with Christmas carols everywhere you go. Herald in the festive cheer with a slew of Christmas themed events, indulge your inner child (or adrenaline junkie at the free fall pit) at a festival of inflatable castles, and learn more about space travel and dinosaurs this weekend. Also on the agenda, all good things come to an end as it is the last TGIF at Zouk’s old location at Jiak Kim Street before it relocates to Clarke Quay.
1. Bounceoff Fiesta


With one of Asia’s largest inflatable bouncer measuring 10m in length, 4m in height and 10m in width, you can be sure to have a bouncing good time at the Bounceoff Fiesta. More than 15 gigantic inflatable obstacles and slides will be available for you to play to your hearts content, and if that’s not enough, take leap off Southeast Asia’s tallest blob jump – imagine jumping into a huge float. There will be food and games, as well as beer pong to complete the carnival spirit. 

Date: 2 December 2016 – 1 January 2017
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Time: Monday to Friday 5PM – 11PM, Weekends 2PM – 11PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

2. OFC Social Market – Festive Edition!


Open Farm Community is back with their well-loved Social Market, but this time with a festive twist just in time for Christmas. They have curated line up of local vendors bringing you their very own festive specials including handmade goodies and artisan goods.

Date: 3 December  – 4 December 2016
Venue: 130E Minden Road
Singapore 248819
Time: 11AM – 5 PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

3. NASA – A Human Adventure


NASA – A Human Adventure showcases a brief history of space travel during the 1950s till today, featuring around 200 genuine artefacts and replicas, like a full sized replica of the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle. Ever dreamt of being an astronaut? Look out for the G-Force Astronaut Trainer ride that simulates the experience of lifting off into space and landing back on Earth.

Date: Ongoing till 19 March 2017
Venue: ArtScience Museum
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Admission: From $20
(more information here)

4. Zoo-rassic Park


This interactive exhibit features life-like, handmade animatronic displays of dinosaurs, where you can get up close to the T-rex, stegosaurus or triceratops. Learn the similarities our animals have with the dinosaurs, find out about animals more ancient than dinosaurs living right the in River Safari, and be a palaeontologist for a day unearthing dinosaur fossils.

Date: Ongoing till 18 December 2016
Venue: 80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Time: 8:30AM – 6PM
Admission:From $25
(more information here)

5. Christmas Pop-up at Chijmes City Hall


Looking for gifts this festive season? Exquisite goods like leather bags, handmade jewellery and other artisan products will be on sale at Chijmes at the pop-up market. You can bask in the festive glow of the fairy lights surrounding the quaint courtyard as you dine at one of the restaurants in the compound.
Date: 2 – 4 December 2016
30 Victoria Street
Singapore 187996
Time: 6PM – 11PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
6. USS Santa’s All-Star Christmas


Universal Studios Singapore is putting on a Christmas event spreading over eight themed zones. Holding the Guinness World Record for having the largest light bulb display in an indoor venue, you can be assured that their light sculptures are not to be missed out on. “Bah Humbug! A Christmas Spectacular” is an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza telling the tale of Ebinizer Scrooge. For something more relaxing, enjoy the hourly snowfalls and watch multimedia light shows after dark. On some nights, there will even be a spectacular firework display.

Date: 1 December 2016 – 2 January 2017
Venue: Resort World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098269
Time: –
Admission: $36 – $74
(more information here)
7. The Topless Liberation Front: Opening Night


In artist Bhavna Shivayogimath’s debut solo exhibition, she explores the theme of female identity, focusing on issues like self-expression, sisterhood, and diversity employing a multi-coloured palette and drawing references from pop culture. 5% from the sale of her artworks will go to Seva Sadan, a non-profit organization from India that works to protect and empower disadvantaged girls and women through education, skills training and housing programs. While the exhibition runs from 29th November 2016 – 8 January 2017, the opening night on 3 December 2016 will feature the tunes of DJ OKINI so head down for an evening surrounded by art and music.

Date: 3 December 2016
Venue: Artistry
17 Jalan Pinang
Singapore 199149
Time: 7PM – 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

8. Zouk at Jiak Kim Finale Weekender


A name synonymous with the local nightlife scene, Zouk is finally leaving its old haunt of Jiak Kim Street after 25 years. Having led Singapore to the forefront of global clubbing culture, many have had fond memories with the club that has now become somewhat of a lifestyle – edgy, rebellious and daring. If you’re not ready to part ways during this coming TGIF, Zouk also has a final Mambo Night happening this Wednesday for those who are ready to be hit with a dose of old-school nostalgia.

Date: 2 – 3 December 2016
Venue: 17 Jiak Kim St
Singapore 169420
Time: 10PM till late
Admission: $25 – $33
(more information here)

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