Welcome to our guide on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: Visit Santa’s Toy Factory, go Peranakan when the sun goes down, and take a garden walk in the city.

Where Are Santa’s Christmas Items?

In the rush to celebrate this joyous occasion with you, Santa misplaced some of his Christmas items in the Images of Singapore at Sentosa. Guided by our friendly elf, join us on this fun tour to help Santa find his missing Christmas items before meeting him.
16 – 26 Dec, 3.30pm & 5.30pm, Images of Singapore, Sentosa. $10 (adult), $7 (child).


The Night is Young

Enjoy free admission and a late night opening at the Peranakan Museum this month. This is a joint programme with The Substation. Visit the museum while on an evening stroll along Armenian Street. Get a glittery tattoo, enjoy free ice cream, take part in a lucky draw for fab prizes. Of course, don’t miss the current exhibition – Sarong Kebaya: Pernakan Fashion and its International Sources.
17 Dec, 6 – 11pm, Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street. Free.

Garden Walks

Knowlegable guides at the National Library’s free Singapore Garden Walks will show you why our country is known as a garden city. The guides will not only walk you through the greener side of the island state, but also enlighten you on the benefits of living in a green, sustainable environment, and show you how verdant greenery blends seamlessly into the design of buildings and public infrastructures to create a soothing environment all around. These 1.5-hour tours are on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to 25 people per group. No prior registration is required, just get there early!
17 Dec, 4pm, National Library Building, Information Counter, Level 1. Tel 6333 7995. Free.

Santa’s Toy Factory Show

It’s the Christmas season again! Santa is busy making toys in the factory with the help of his loyal Elves. They have a deadline to meet. Can they make it? Come catch this entertaining 30-minute show at the Science Centre and witness the ever-creative Elves make a variety of science toys right before your eyes! It’s magical!
19-25 Dec, 1pm and 4pm, Maxwell Auditorium, Science Centre Singapore. Usual admission charges apply.

Mundi Market

Inspired by London’s World Famous Portobello Market, Florence’s Mercato delle Pulci and Barcelona’s La Boqueria, Sydney’s Glebe Market, and Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market, this new dynamic Sunday outdoor market, by the breezy seaside in Pasir Ris Park is just the place for funky families to chill out on a lazy Sunday. Sit on the grass, have nice cool drink, soak in the sun, listen to the sea waves… and when dusk approaches, enjoy the evening sea breeze and discover some interesting finds at the market!
18 Dec, 3pm till late (rain or shine). Lights up at 7pm. Eastern Singapore, Pasir Ris Park.
159 Jalan Loyang Besar Road, Carpark A Section.
(next to the SCDF Chalets and Aloha Loyang Resorts).

ONE TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Chinese New Year Special: Dragon Puppet Making and Planting Workshop (A Planting cum Art & Craft Workshop)
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Personalise your own planting pot for your home or as a gift for family and friends. Have fun creating your own dragon puppet using recycled materials in this fun filled programme. Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels. $30 per child (including all materials).
14 Jan 2012, 10 – 11am, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Tel 6471 9961 & 6465 0196. Online registration is available here  (under “Education”)

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