1. Epicurean Market
Go on a gourmet experience at Marina Bay Sands’ sixth edition of the Epicurean Market. Taste over 60 dishes from award-winning restaurants including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, KOMA and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. Attend free masterclass from celebrity chefs, bring home tasty indulgences like Canadian Beef at the festive market, get wine recommendations from master sommeliers and more!
Date: 13-15 Dec 2019
Address: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall A – C, Level L1
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm
Admission: From $42
In honour of Singapore’s bicentennial, Japanese art collection teamLab and Gardens by the Bay has come together to present #FutureTogether, a futuristic light exhibition. Egg-shaped structures light up and change in colour when touched, and seasonal flowers scatter and change hourly. While #FutureTogether officially runs from 16 Jan next year, the outdoor artworks are available for viewing from 15 Dec.
Date: From 15 Dec 2019
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr
Opening hours: 9am-late
Admission: Free for Singaporeans, $10 for foreigners
3. An Evening with Michelle Obama
Don’t miss Michelle Obama as she makes an appearance in Singapore to share intimate reflection of her bestselling memoir, Becoming. The former First Lady will share her life experiences, from her childhood to years spent in the White House that have helped shape her as a woman and mother.
Date: 14 Dec 2019
Address: Singapore EXPO Hall 4
Opening hours: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Admission: From $295
Learn more about the wild at Living Worlds, the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this exhibition brings the animal kingdom to life with cutting edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences.
Date: Till 22 Mar 2020
Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road Singapore
Opening hours: 10am-6pm
Admission: From $18
5. City of Innovation: Singapore
Singapore has one of the fastest growing ecosystems in the world — get to find out what goes behind these innovative technologies at this exhibition in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information. Expect immersive elements such as a projection mapping booth, interact with Augmented Reality elements, get to see male Wolbacha-carrying Aedes mosquitoes and try out 3D printing.
Date: 11 Dec-15 Dec
Address: 470 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Singapore 310470
Opening hours: 12pm-8pm
6. Deck the Hauls: A Festive Creator’s Market
Festive gifting just got a lot easier with this Christmas market by WeWork. From cookies to sweet smelling candies, you got it all at one place. Or if you prefer a personalised touch, workshops are also available. Get to paint on T-shirts and tote bags and make snow globes and candles! Additionally, have your gifts wrapped for just $4 — all proceeds will go to charity.
Date: 14 Dec 2019
Address: 83 Clemenceau Ave, 2nd Floor, Singapore 239920
Opening hours: 11am-5pm
7. Epigram Christmas Market 2019
Still thinking of what to get for that cousin who absolutely loves reading? Take your pick at Epigram’s Christmas Market — find books priced as low as $1 as well as other special offers you won’t want to miss.
Date: 13-15 Dec 2019
Address: 1008 Toa Payoh North, #03-08, Singapore 318996
Opening hours: 2pm-6pm
8. Kira Kira Wonderland
Celebrate your love for gifting and travel at Kira Kira Wonderland. Organised by Japan Rail Cafe, Kira Kira will showcase a range of artisan retail and travel information booths as well as movie screenings. Get to also attend workshops like basic candle making, posy bouquet arrangement and christmas baubles making.
Date: 12-15 Dec 2019
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-20, Singapore 078883
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm
9. This Is The 90s x Converse x Tiger Crystal
Trust the folks at This Is The 90s to hold a sweet anniversary party. The first 200 guests to arrive will receive a free Tiger Beer Crystal and the best 10 outfits reppin’ Chuck Taylors receive cash vouchers from Converse. There will also be a vintage clothing pop up to cop some 90s gear.
Date: 13 Dec 2019
Address: Cherry Discotheque Singapore
Opening hours: 10.30pm-3am
10. Christmas on A Great Street
See Singapore’s most famous shopping belt transform into a Christmas village. Take pictures with Instagram-worthy installations including a 4 metre-tall immersive tunnel, shop at exciting pop up stores, watch captivating performances and play carnival games. Don’t forget to keep a lookout for the troupe of Santas that will be scattered along the Ngee Ann City stretch!
Date: Till 26 Dec 2019
Address: Various locations around Orchard Rd
Opening hours: 3pm-late
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) with Gru, Lucy and the girls from Despicable Me and the mischievous Minions! Meet the gang from Sesame Street and immerse yourself in USS’ largest ‘snowfall’. Also, keep an eye out for Santa as he takes part in an all-new show featuring animated projection mapping. All those on top of the attractions and rides USS has to offer.
Date: Till 1 Jan 2020
Address: Universal Studios Singapore
Opening hours: 10am-9pm
Admission: From $79
12. Christmas Wonderland
Gardens by the Bay’s anticipated Christmas Wonderland is finally here! This year, marvel at over 40 magical dazzling sculptures, including Asia’s tallest illuminated Christmas tree and a 21-metre tall Spalleira. The usual favourites will still be around, such as Christmas carols under the stars, ‘snow’ in the tropics as well as European Christmas markets.
Date: 29 Nov to 26 Dec 2019
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr
Opening hours: 5pm-11pm (Mon-Thurs), 4pm-11pm (Fri-Sun)
Admission: From $6
13. Experience a Frozen Wonderland at Changi Airport
Step into the world of Frozen Changi Airport Terminal 3 transforms into Arendelle. Find massive centrepieces including Elsa and Anna’s castle, various activity zones, and a Frozen 2-themed light show at the main exhibition area. Get to also snap lots of pics at the photo booth! Over at Jewel, experience a snowy Christmas wonderland at the Topiary Walk, Canopy Park, Petal Garden dome and Shiseido Forest Valley. There’ll also be a Festive Market where you can attend workshops like ukulele painting and leathercrafting.
Date: 21 Nov – 5 Jan 2020
Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Jewel Changi Airport
Opening hours: From 10am
14. Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens
Ever wonder what Peter Pan would be like if he grew up here? Experience this at W!LD RICE’s version of everyone’s favourite childhood fantasy film. Follow Peter Pan, Wendy and her brother as they crave for an escape from the pressures of school and growing up in Singapore.
Date: 21 Nov-22 Dec
Address: Level 4 Funan
Opening hours: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Admission: From $25
Feast with the gods of mythology at Valhalla and the Chambers of Asgard. Organised by ANDSOFORTH, this immersive theatre dining experience will take you on a journey through seven uniquely designed rooms and uncover the mysteries surrounding the City of Gods. One ticket includes a 5-course meal and a welcome drink. Buy your tickets here.
Date: 21 Nov-28 Dec
Opening hours: 7.30pm
Admission: From $108
Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change.
Date: Till 5 Apr 2020
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue
Opening hours: From 10am
Admission: From $16
Head to Sentosa after dark to marvel at Island’s Lights, a light art installation featuring works from local and international artistes. Taking center stage is a 135m-long exhibition and a sensory time warp experience entertainment lighting powerhouse, LEDSCONTROL. Other activities that will run through daily include fire twirlers and movie screenings.
Date: Till 31 Dec 2019
Address: Sentosa Cove, 1 Cove Avenue
Opening hours: 6.30pm-10.30pm
18. Support local businesses at the Bayfront Pop Up Market
Support local businesses and social enterprises at Gardens by the Bay’s pop-up market, happening weekly starting this weekend. Get to shop a plethora of lovely items, such as handmade jewellery, paintings, soft toys and more!
Date: Till December 29 2019
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Bayfront Plaza (beside Bayfront MRT)
Opening hours: 11am-9pm
19. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation
Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life.
In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.
Date: Till 29 Mar 2020
Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: From $19
20. Have a hella good time at the Bubble Tea Factory
At the bubble tea factory, you don’t just drink bubble tea. Get ready to whip out your cameras as this whole place is filled with plenty of IG-worthy spots, from a forest-themed one to blue coral utopioca. There’s even a bathtub filled with ‘cash’ and a bubble tea airline section!
Here’s the best part – you get to bring home a cup of bubble tea for free! If you wish to bring home some memories, bobba-themed merchandise are available for purchase, including bubble tea-centric snacks.