1. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations
As we wave goodbye to Christmas, we say hello to Chinese New Year. Welcome the Year of the Rat as Chinatown dolls itself up with bright lights, zodiac animal sculptures and lanterns. Shop for clothes and New Year delicacies and immerse yourself in Chinese culture. There will also be lion dance and stage performances on select nights, so don’t miss out on that. View the full lineup of festivities here.
Date: 4 Jan – 22 Feb 2020
Location: New Bridge Rd and Eu Tong Sen Street
Opening hours: 6pm-10pm
Takashimaya’s annual Winter Hokkaido Fair is back! Treat yourself to fresh seafood, signature Hokkaido delicacies and delicious sweet treats. Look forward to food like Otha Syokuhin Croquette, Grilled Corn, Seafood Sushi Bento and more!
Date: Till 5 Jan 2020
Location: Takashimaya Food Hall, B2
Opening hours: 10am-9.30pm
3. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020
Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here.
Date: Multiple dates
Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352
Opening hours: 7pm-10pm
Admission: From $53
4. Secret Sunday – Body Up
Always wanted to start doing yoga? Here’s your chance, as lululemon is holding a free class at their Duxton outlet. All you need is your favourite sweat gear and sport shoes! Admission is limited to a first come first serve basis.
Date: 5 Jan 2020
Location: #79 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089538
Opening hours: 2pm-3pm
Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt.
Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020
Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320
Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays.
It’s the start of 2020, and you know it — a throwback party to the 2000s is only fitting. Dance along to familiar hits by the singers and bands who ruled radio in the 2000s, including the Pussycat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Snow Patrol and more. Tickets come with one drink.
Date: 4 Jan 2020
Location: Cherry Discotheque Singapore
Opening hours: 11pm-late
7. Arata – J Culture Creative Market
Bring in new additions to your anime art collection at Arata, a J-Culture creative market organised by Freebird, an otome artist based in Singapore. Shop new designs from over 60 booths, hunt for pre-loved official anime merchandise, listen to non-stop music by DJ Dano and more.
Date: 4 Jan 2020
Location: Suntec Level 3 Concourse
Opening hours: 11-6pm
8. Escape Room at My Queenstown: Murder Mystery Night
Fancy an escape room in a museum? Pop by Museum at My Queenstown and try to solve a murder mystery within the compounds of a museum in 30 minutes. Up to five members a team. Participants of all ages are welcome! Get your tickets here.
Date: 4 Jan & 1 Feb 2020
Location: [email protected] Queenstown, 46-3 Commonwealth Drive, #01-388, Singapore 140463
Opening hours: 6pm-8pm
9. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay
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
10. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience
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
11. 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
12. 2219: Futures Imagined
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
15. 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