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Top Festivities For Christmas 2023 In Singapore

'Tis the season to be jolly... and you're in for a treat this Christmas holiday season in Singapore!
Photo Credit: Cluny Court Christmas Fair Singapore
By Emma Lin
December 18, 2023

Still looking for last minute events and activities to go to during the Christmas season? Our island is teeming with festivities that’ll let you soak in the Christmas spirit! Bring along the whole family as you celebrate this jolly, merry season!

Changi Festive Village

Changi Airport transforms into a realm of festive charm from now till 31 March 2024. Immerse yourself in the joy of the season and beyond with a candy-themed wonderland, whimsical carnival games and rides, as well as a snow house that will transport you to a world of wintry fun. As you explore this magical candyland, look out for Changi’s ever lovable dinosaur mascots, dazzling fairy stilt walkers or even Santa himself!

At the heart of the festivities lies the sweetest spectacle: Candy Wonderland at Terminal 3’s (T3) departure hall. A cuddly 5-metre-tall bear, a 7-metre-tall rotating cupcake Ferris wheel, a pool of sprinkles, and candy cane lane beckon Changi’s visitors into a world of sweet delight. As dusk falls each day, a spellbinding light and snow show will add a touch of magic to the evening. On selected Friday and Saturday evenings, look out for buskers, jugglers, and a live marching band performing holiday tunes.

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The Candy Carnival located at T3’s arrival hall bursts with a plethora of exciting carnival games, rides, and adorable Changi-exclusive confectionery-themed prizes to be won. Looking for some wintery fun too? Just beyond the Candy Carnival lies the enchanting Candy Snow House, a fantastical world of snow and ice.

Christmas Wonderland 2023

Ring in the festive cheer this December as Christmas Wonderland celebrates a decade of wonder as it returns to Gardens by the Bay from now to 1 January 2024.

With more than 27,000 square metres to cover, this year’s enlarged fairground comprises three magical zones: Supertree Grove, Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow, and Gingerbread Grove. You can admire 15 stunning light displays and soak in the holiday cheer with a multi-sensory experience complete with ‘snow’ in the tropics. What’s more, you can also hop onto new carnival rides, have a go at carnival games, and meet Santa Claus!

Taking centre stage at the heart of Supertree Grove is Christmas Wonderland’s main
showpiece, the Spalliera. This magnificent Italian handcrafted light display is lit by 103,000 bulbs and stands majestically at 20 metres tall! This year, you will be treated to the spellbinding experience of ‘snow’ in the tropics against the stunning backdrop of the Spalliera with the return of the highly popular Blizzard Time.

A multitude of festive fare featuring some of Singapore’s popular food and
beverage establishments such as Burger & Lobster, Kebabs Faktory, and Sofnade will be available throughout the event ground.

A Universal Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is back as Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa returns with a Christmas celebration for the whole family. From now to 1 January 2024, A Universal Christmas presents all-new live shows, festive encounters with popular characters, including Illumination’s Minions and DreamWorks’ Trolls and, of course, snowfall.

Experience A Trolls Christmas (New!)

‘Tis the season! The Hollywood zone is decked out in dazzling decorations and DreamWorks’ Trolls bring the holiday cheer in a new show, the Trolls Tree Trimming Party. You can watch as Poppy, Branch and their holiday friends get together to decorate the Christmas tree, complete with a Trolls-tastic holiday soundtrack and a meet and greet with Poppy and Branch at the end.  

Discover Santa’s North Pole Headquarters (New!)

Santa’s North Pole Headquarters, the hub of Christmas gift-giving comes to New York! You will be able to experience the North Pole Flying Division, one of Santa’s new flying vehicles – the Jolly Jet Pack – and meet the Penguins of Madagascar, as well as Po and Master Tigress. You can meet and capture moments with fan-favourite characters at the North Pole Toy Division. These include Illumination’s Minions – Kevin, Stuart and Bob, all of whom will be decked in their festive best. There’s also an incredible gift assembly station, complete with a giant mechanical arm hovering over a conveyer belt of toys! No Christmas is complete without snow, and you will be in for a treat with snowfall happening multiple times a day!

Continue The Festivities Throughout The Park

A holiday adventure with Santa beckons as he and his North Pole helpers deliver larger-than-life gifts to beloved characters. The brand-new Santa’s Present Party will be making its extra special delivery route throughout the park, while celebrating the Christmas spirit with toe-tapping holiday hits. You can follow Santa and his helpers to Santa’s North Pole Headquarters in New York. Plus, watch as Illumination’s Minions, Po and Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda, and the Penguins from Madagascar, receive their Christmas gifts.

There are more meet and greets around the park with Shrek and Fiona, and Bumblebee from Transformers, who is ready to spread the festive cheer with new Christmas greetings. Gingy the Gingerbread Man from DreamWorks’ Shrek is back as well, in Gingy’s Sweet Meet and Greet. At Mel’s Stage, the Universal Singers will belt out Christmas hits spanning across the decades in Mel’s Merry Mixtape.

You can indulge in festive foods at select restaurants and carts, as well as get into the spirit of gift-giving with exclusive merchandise featuring Minions Home, Trolls and Universal Studios Home.

Regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore includes A Universal Christmas. Tickets retail at S$98/Adult and S$71/Child and come with a S$5 retail voucher. The adult package comes with a Christmas Combo Meal that includes a Christmas themed main dish and a drink that can be redeemed at selected restaurants. In addition, guests can continue to enjoy the adrenaline-infused rides, world-class attractions, and entertainment in the theme park. Visit https://www.rwsentosa.com/universalchristmas2023 for more information.

Holiday Wonderland With Line Friends At Suntec

Suntec City presents Holiday Wonderland with LINE FRIENDS! From now to 26 December 2023, shoppers can immerse themselves in a sparkling sea of snow in Singapore’s largest LINE FRIENDS-themed mega ball pit and collect special edition merchandise and premiums featuring the iconic BROWN, CONY, and other beloved buddies from LINE FRIENDS, alongside refreshed shopping rewards.

Key event highlights:

  • Snowball Frenzy: Designed for both the young and young at heart, the mega ball pit features towering four-meter slides at the BROWN house, five-seater Carousel Bauble Swings, and Ball-mania Towers.
  • Exclusive merchandise and premiums: Head over to PLAY LINE FRIENDS, a pop-up store specially curated for fans to shop special LINE FRIENDS merchandise including special edition plushies and lifestyle accessories. For Suntec+ members, special edition premiums await collection – from ceramicFood Containers and Tumblers to UV Umbrellas and Chair Cushions. 
  • Roving entertainment: On the weekends, sing along to live performances by Sheng Li (@guitarstreet), Karyn (@iamnotagirl), and Papaya Duck (@papaya_duck), amongst others. The enchanting Snowfall Show at the Suntec Plaza and roving Mascots, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will add an extra dash of merriment to festivities. 
  • On-site carnival: You can enjoy game booths featuring enticing prizes and entertaining rides perfect for family bonding time, including a whimsical trackless train, carousel, and a jolly candy ship that will set hearts racing. 

For more information on the event highlights, visit the website HERE for more details.

All That Glitters At Capitol And CHIJMES

Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES are ready to light up the end of the year with a celebration of all that glitters this Christmas. Get ready for a Christmas market, singing tree, snowfall and movie nights as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style and brilliance.

At the heart of the Outdoor Plaza, stands the Capitol Singapore Singing Tree. Christmas carollers from Voices of Singapore and children carollers from Emerge Arts & Media Academy complements this enchanting centerpiece. CHIJMES joins in the celebrations by bringing classic Christmas scenes to life through projection mapping. Additionally, the presence of Christmas carollers at The Lawn creates a delightful atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Christmas On A Great Street

Singapore’s must-visit lifestyle destination, Orchard Road, comes to life as Christmas comes to town. Christmas on Great Street, an annual light-up that transforms Orchard Road into a festive wonderland, returns with bright lights, enchanting decorations, endless music, and holiday cheer galore.

The streets of Orchard Road illuminate with dazzling arches of lights and enchanting decorations. You should also keep a lookout for a stunning augmented reality projection on the wall of the Hilton Singapore Orchard.

What’s more, Music in the Air will be bringing you Christmas tunes along the stretch from ION Orchard to Ngee Ann City, as well as outside Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Shaw House, Tong Building and Wheelock Place. Visitors can also enjoy a special visual treat by scanning the key visuals on any of the 25 glass panels located along the entire stretch of Orchard Road between ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery using the PopAR Live App.

Don’t worry if you find yourself occupied during the festive season—the lights, music and decoration linger on until 1 January 2024, giving you loads of time to soak in the festive cheer.

Festive Pokémon Cable Cars

Cable Cars get a facelift this festive season and if you’re a fan of Pokémon, this will be a treat! Pikachu and friends are back so get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Pokémon on board the Singapore Cable Car this holiday season while enjoying stunning views of the Singapore skyline. The Poké Ball cabins feature 5 unique interior and exterior designs, including your favourite Pokémon dressed in festive attire, guaranteed to delight families and Pokémon fans alike.​

Gather your loved ones and escape into these festive-themed Pokémon cable car cabins, where cherished memories come to life in the most heartwarming way this holiday season! Book your tickets here!

Brick-tacular Holidays At Legoland

Can’t get enough of the holidays? How about crossing over the border and heading for Legoland to soak in some festive cheer as you go on your favourite rides? Witness the giant LEGO® DUPLO® Tree light up with Santa’s Holiday Spectacular show, visit Santa’s Cabin for a family photo or Hop on a LEGO sleigh with a life-size LEGO Santa that’s pulled by his trusted reindeer. Or how about joining and dancing along to the beat in their delightfully dazzling holiday shows: Santa’s Helper, LIVE!, Meet the Toy Soldier, Santa’s Holiday Spectacular and many more! Want more activities? Write a letter to Santa, or come up with your holiday’s wish list. You can also jingle away at the Giant Piano, Build-A-Bauble for your loved ones or hunt for hidden gingerbread and get a prize! Book your day passes here!

A Christmas Oddysea At S.E.A. Aquarium

This holiday, head over to S.E.A. Aquarium and admire a marine world reimagined by the Superhero Me community, including students from Rainbow Centre. See their love for the ocean come alive through storytelling and art that fill our aquarium with a Christmas cheer. You’ll also get to meet and learn about the real-life animals featured in their artworks and join the vibrant fun of our colouring corner. It will be a Yuletide to remember in their home of 100,000 marine animals. 

Feeling hungry? Grab a bite at the all-new Gourmet Park just located outside the S.E.A. Aquarium. The Gourmet Park at Resorts World Sentosa offers some of the most exciting food brands from Michelin-starred chefs and the rising gastronomy stars of Singapore. Housed in urban containers and food trucks, you’ll find everything from elevated street food to local favourites that promise to tantalise your taste buds. Come taste the passion in each bite. #UnitedByFood