There are endless dining options available during the festive season, and it can get quite mind-boggling trying to decide which to go for. To narrow it down, we’ve curated a selection of Christmas feasts designed to indulge families with kids – enjoy!
1. Festive Family Tea Experience – Capella Singapore
Families with kids looking to celebrate the merry season in a relaxed island setting should head to Chef’s Table. The designer home-style kitchen will keep children entertained at the interactive gingerbread and cupcakes decoration corner while parents catch up over a cup of Ronnefeldt tea. The aromatic tea is paired with thoughtfully curated sweet and savoury bites. The festive afternoon tea is also available till 30 December every weekday afternoon at $39.90++ per person.
When: 3-5pm, 3 & 17 Dec
How much: $52++ per person
Find out more: www.capellahotels.com/singapore
2. Festive Feasting at Oscar’s – Conrad Centennial Singapore
This Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, tuck into brunch at Oscar’s while the kids are busy with sketch art, magic performances and other themed activities at the kid’s Christmas corner. Enjoy festive roasts of whole turkey with cranberry jus, honey and pineapple glazed Christmas ham, or twice-cooked pork belly with Argentinian spices. This is complemented by an extended Dessert House of endless decadent delights for the whole family. You may even run into Santa in the hotel lobby for that photo op!
When: 12.30-3.30pm, 24 & 25 Dec
How much: From $98++ per adult; From $49++ per child
Find out more: www.connoisseur.sg
3. Christmas Celebrations in the Park – Hotel Fort Canning
Bask in the glow of love and good food at The Salon’s Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch buffets. Highlights of the hearty spread include whole spicy tom yum roast turkey, maple-glazed gammon ham and crackling pork belly at the carving station. Complete your meal with red wine poached winter pears with cranberries and other winter-inspired desserts. Dine in relaxation as the little ones get their own special buffet spread with Christmas candy, complete with a play section and movie screenings.
When: 24 & 25 Dec
How much: From $98++ per adult; From $49++ per child (4-12 years); Free for children under 4 years
Find out more: www.hfcsingapore.com
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4. Festive Sunday Brunch – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
From now up till Christmas day, Sunday brunches are set to be family affairs at Town Restaurant. Children get free ice cream passes and get to dance with the life-sized Fullerton Christmas bears. Apart from a spread of international delights, indulge in honey-glazed champagne ham and whole roasted turkey with all the works, as well as the new Clifford Pier Yule log cake. The brunch on Christmas Day culminates in a spread put together by the hotel’s iconic restaurant trio of Jade, Courtyard and Town.
When: noon-3.30pm, 4, 11, 18 & 25 Dec
How much: From $130++ per adult; $65++ per child
Find out more: www.fullertonhotel.com
5. Christmas Day & Boxing Day Brunch – InterContinental Singapore
Revel in the buzz of the season with a family brunch, beginning with offerings from the walk-in charcuterie and cheese room at Ash & Elm. Succulent roasts like the beef rib eye, Maplewood bacon-wrapped roast turkey (above) sit alongside sweets like hot sticky toffee pudding and crispy banana strudel, just to name a few. Besides the extensive dining selection to look forward to, there will also be a kids’ room to engage the little ones in a series of fun activities.
When: noon-4pm, 25 Dec; noon-3pm, 26 Dec
How much: From $98++ per adult; $38++ per child (6-12 years)
Find out more: www.intercontinental.com/singapore
6. Festive Lunch & Dinner Feast – Jamie’s Italian
Have a feel-good Christmas set lunch or dinner with family throughout the month of December at Jamie’s Italian. Highlights include Celeriac and truffle soup, Bresaola salad with cured beef, wild mushroom pappardelle and Gennaro’s porchetta, with tiramisu pavlova (above) or white chocolate cheesecake for dessert. As part of Jamie’s Italian Gives Back initiative, diners are invited to drop a gift into designated toy banks or donate via a gift registry for the kids of Sunbeam Place. $1 from every kid’s meal purchased will also go to the Singapore Children’s Society.
When: 28 Nov – 31 Dec
How much: From $49.90++ per adult; Kid’s meals from $9.50++
Find out more: www.jamiesitalian.sg
7. Christmas Champagne Yum Cha Brunch – Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
For a unique experience, celebrate Christmas with modern Cantonese flavours and festive tipples at Mitzo. This ultimate designer yum cha experience features over 40 types of seafood dishes, dim sum, roasts, wok dishes and desserts. Festive highlights include steamed scallop in hollandaise sauce and deep-fried lobster claw wrapped in salted egg puff. A spacious play area with comfy sofa beds, activities, toys and cartoon screenings will keep the little ones occupied.
When: 11.30am-2.30pm, 24 & 25 Dec
How much: From $88++ per adult
Find out more: www.mitzo.sg
8. Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Lunch – Open Farm Community
For a relaxing family outing surrounded by nature, head to Open Farm Community at Minden Road. The open-concept kitchen and restaurant focuses on freshly harvested ingredients to deliver a meal that’s nourishing for both body and eyes. The four-course dinner on Christmas Eve includes rack of lamb and honey roasted cod, while the three-course Christmas Day lunch will see a roasted turkey salad and chestnut risotto. Best of all, it’s a great place for the whole family to spend quality time together.
When: 24 & 25 Dec
How much: From $95++ per adult
Find out more: www.openfarmcommunity.com
9. Christmas Brunch Buffet – Port of Lost Wonder
Here’s another good reason to take the kids for a splashing good time at Port of Lost Wonder this Christmas. The pirate-themed water park is offering a delectable Christmas buffet brunch for the whole family to enjoy. Goodies include traditional Christmas turkey, roast beef, salt baked salmon, shepherd’s pie, log cakes and more. Book your advance tickets online – family packages are also available. In addition, Port of Lost Wonder members enjoy 20 per cent off.
When: 11am-4pm, 24 & 25 Dec
How much: $37.65 per adult; $14.10 per child (3-12 years); Free for children under 3 years
Find out more: http://store.sentosa.com.sg
10. Celebrate a Sparkling Yuletide – Royal Plaza on Scotts
Pamper the family with a sumptuous lunch, high tea or dinner buffet at Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts’ signature buffet restaurant. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of rotisseries, from traditional roast turkey to the innovative turkey masala (above), a North Indian inspired rendition. End the meal with Italian panettone, German Dresden stollen, English fruit cake and more. To top it off, have fun at the photo booth and say hi to Santa when he drops by to add merriment to the occasion!
When: 24 & 25 Dec
How much: From $48 per adult; From $32 per child
Find out more: www.carouselbuffet.com.sg
11. Christmas Brunch at Barnacles by the Sea – Shangri La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
Celebrate over a delectable buffet spread facing the sea for a family fun Christmas Day on Sentosa. Dine on fresh marine harvests from lobster to king crab legs, as well as live carving of roasts, an egg station, a gourmet French cheese platter and a variety of festive desserts. A children’s buffet counter, accompanied by activities such as balloon sculpting and magic shows, will complete the joyous afternoon.
When: noon-3pm, 25 Dec
How much: $158++ per adult; $79++ per child (6-11 years); Free for one child under 6 years with every paying adult
Find out more: www.shangri-la.com
12. Festive High Tea at Café Swiss – Swissôtel The Stamford
In the Sunday afternoons leading up to Christmas, enjoy a delectable high tea spread at Café Swiss while spending quality time with the family. The little ones even get to create their very own gingerbread house! Festive lunch and dinner buffets are also available throughout the month, culminating in special brunch and dinner buffets on Christmas Day. Enjoy traditional festive highlights such as roasted whole turkey, traditional Swiss cheese fondue station and a line-up of Christmas desserts.
When: 11 & 18 Dec
How much: $48++ per adult; $23++ per child (6-12 years); Free for one child under 6 years with every paying adult
Find out more: www.celebrationscentral.com.sg
13. Bubbly Beachside Brunch – Tanjong Beach Club
Singapore’s favourite beach destination is inviting all families for a Christmas Day buffet brunch. With a carving station brimming with roast beef and honey-baked gammon ham, as well as a spread of Tanjong Beach Club’s signature coastal fusion fare, there’s plenty to keep the belly happy. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Christmas stollen, double chocolate loaf cake, tiramisu log cake and panettone. Kids will keep busy with face painting, candy floss and appearances by jolly ol’ Santa himself!
When: 11.30am-2.30pm, 25 Dec
How much: From $100++ per adult; $78++ per child (4-11 years); Free for children below 4 years
Find out more: www.tanjongbeachclub.com
14. Christmas Day Brunch – The White Rabbit
The serene setting of a restored 1930s chapel amid the lush greenery of the Dempsey enclave makes for a warm family gathering this Christmas Day. Expect a full buffet bursting with comfort food classics, including roasted wagyu ribeye and traditional honey-glazed ham. Desserts run from black forest log cake to chocolate peanut butter mousse. The little ones can look forward to a bouncing good time with balloons and bouncy castles out at The Rabbit Hole.
When: 10am-3.15pm (two seatings), 25 Dec
How much: From $98++ per adult; $49++ per child (6-12 years)
Find out more: www.thewhiterabbit.com.sg
Featured image courtesy of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa; Header image courtesy of Conrad Centennial Singapore.