Christmas is the time to have maximum fun with the whole family! Pick from a myriad of merry activities 2018 to fill your calendar of fun this year-end

Christmas is indeed the most magical time of the year. It’s when you can truly relax and savour well-deserved time with the family. The kids aren’t in school, and stress of work is forgotten as festive jingles fill the air. Why not fill your calendar with the most exciting Christmas activities 2018?


Malls

1. Have a Beary Merry Christmas at the Malls of Frasers Properties

Usher in A Beary Merry Christmas with We Bare Bears and stand a chance to win a trip for two to the home of We Bare Bears – San Francisco! As part of A Beary Merry Christmas, an all-new app, The Pawfect Journey, has been released. Download it to help the three bear brothers locate their missing items across the malls of Frasers Property, and stand a chance to win over $250,000 of gifts!

When 16 Nov to 24 Dec 2018
Where Anchorpoint, Bedok Point, Causeway Point, Changi City Point, Northpoint City, Robertson Walk, The Centrepoint, Valley Point, Waterway Point, and Yew Tee point
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2. Catch ‘Em All This Christmas at AMK Hub, Jurong Point, & Thomson Plaza

Pokémon fan rejoice! Snap pictures with Singapore’s first life-sized Pokémon installation or take this year’s family picture in front of a Christmas tree embellished with Pokémon ornaments. You’ll even get a chance to spot legendary Pokémon such as Dialga or Palkia from the Black & White series. With eye-catching activities to participate in, and special edition merchandise to collect, the kids will be in Pokémon heaven!

When 16 Nov to 26 Dec 2018
Where AMK Hub, Jurong Point, and Thomson Plaza

3. A Nutty Christmas at Suntec City

Enjoy a nutcracker-themed Christmas at Suntec City with the cast of Sesame Street! Hop on for a magic carpet ride with with a fun-filled line of activities such as the Sesame Street ShowMarching ParadeTea Party, and many more!

When 16 Nov to 25 Dec 2018
Where Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
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4. Join in Vivocity’s Magnificent Christmas Extravaganza

VivoCity has upped the anté on festive celebrations this Christmas! Check off your festive shopping list with Late Night Shopping, as mall hours extend till 2am. Skate with the kids at the first outdoor skating rink at the Plaza! When you’re all done, head over to the Holiday Makers’ Market for more goodies.

When 7 Dec to 25 Dec 2018
Where VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Cost $12 (off-peak sessions) and $14 (peak sessions)
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4. Christmas at ION Orchard

Christmas is just around the corner, and ION Orchard has something exciting and different planned for you. Instead of their traditional Christmas tree, a sparkling 14m-tall Cartier Ferris Wheel takes centerstage this season! You’ll also be treated to a great line-up of entertainment by the ION Sparklers and Roving Brass Band.

When 30 Nov 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Where ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

5. Have a Hullabaloo Christmas at Tanjong Pagar Centre

Join local artists and performers at Tanjong Pagar Centre, where The Urban Park will be transformed into a colourful, fun, and exciting place for the entire family. Unwind at the Hullabaloo pool, soak in the festive colours, and enjoy endless Instagram-worthy moments! There’ll also be a TGIF Music Station every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Enjoy local acoustic acts by Cheryl Fong, Zerlene, and more.

When 12 Nov to 31 Dec 2018
Where 31, 1 Wallich St, 1 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
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6. Barney’s Magical Christmas 2018 at City Square Mall

Get ready to sing and dance along with the Kiddos to Christmas favourites together with Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop! With a live show, meet and greet sessions, and an immersive visual-display of lights, there’s so much fun to be had. Get up and close with your favourite Barney characters!

When 1 Dec to 16 Dec 2018
Where City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
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7. Merry Magical Christmas at Harbourfront Centre

Immerse yourself in an exciting Virtual Reality (VR) gaming challenge at Harbourfront Centre! Challenge your children to snowball fights and a music beat saber game with a minimum spend of $50. Play to your hearts’ content, and stand a chance to win $4,600 worth of shopping vouchers! There’s even a family category for everyone to participate in together. That’s not all, head over to the LEGO shop to experience the Parent-Child LEGO Robotics Workshop with Junior! It’ll be a fun-filled hour of creativity and learning as you work together to create your very own robotics game with LEGO WeDo.

When 17 Nov to 16 Dec 2018
Where Harbourfront Centre, 2 Maritime Square, Singapore 099255
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Activities

8. Wishing Stars and KidZania Christmas Night Out

At Wishing Stars, KidZania Singapore’s year-end event, the kids can watch a Christmas Lightshow, slide down a 4m-high inflatable slide, and enjoy their first-ever Christmas bazaar! Till 31 Dec, the City will be decked out in yuletide cheer to celebrate the festive season. For the first time ever, KidZania Singapore will also offer free night admission to KidZania Christmas Night Out. Head down with the kids from 21 Dec – 31 Dec, 6pm – 10pm, free of charge!

When 19 Nov to 16 Dec 2018
Where KidZania Singapore, 31 Beach View, 01/02 Palawan Kidz City, Singapore 098008
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9. Season of Giving at Singapore Sports Hub

Celebrate the holiday season with an exciting line-up of activities for the whole family at Singapore Sports Hub! There are workshops, fitness workouts, and bazaars, and of course, the ChariTrees light up along Stadium Riverside Walk. Remember to snap lots of pictures for the ‘gram!

When 27 Nov to 1 Jan 2018
Where Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
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10. A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

Immerse yourself in a magical landscape filled with dazzling lights, all-new musical performances, and spectacular fireworks. Park hours will be extended to 9pm and 10pm on selected nights, so you can have more fun with the family! Taking centre stage this year is Santa’s Snowy Sleigh Ride, the largest-ever Christmas parade in the history of Universal Studios Singapore. This colourful parade will feature a procession of wildly embellished floats, over 50 merry elves, toy soldiers, and St Nick himself. It’s not to be missed!

You can also embark on an interactive Christmas adventure with the kids over at the bustling Elf Town, where kiddos can get a sneak peek into Bristles T. Evergreen’s toy-making station, and help him complete his toy for PRESENTation Day. Then find out if you’ve been naughty or nice at the Chief Chestnut’s Naughty-or-Nice O’meter!

When 1 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Where Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Cost $72 (adult) and $53 (children)
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11. Glowing Ocean at S.E.A Aquarium

The S.E.A Aquarium transforms into a mystical water wonderland this season, filled with glowing sea creatures, stunning light art installations, and a first-of-its-kind underwater LED dive appearance! Explore five multi-sensory zones inspired by luminous marine creatures: gaze in wonder at the aquarium’s coral colonies, and even step into an immersive art installation inspired by flowing coral tentacles. For the first time, S.E.A Aquarium will also be introducing an underwater appearance with divers in specially customised LED suits. Watch as they swim alongside 40,000 marine residents, including majestic manta rays and zebra sharks!

When 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019
Where S.E.A Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Cost $34 (adult) and $22 (children)
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12. Hansel & Gretel’s Winter Adventure at Snow City

Recount the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel as you get into the spirit of Christmas! Kids can enjoy a fun time in the cold at Snow City. Snowball fights, anyone? Parents will enjoy carols by acapella singers, and little ones will have a blast in the snow fall and blizzard experiences! Don’t miss a chance to strike a pose with Santa Claus, as well as Hansel and Gretel.

When 17 Nov to 31 Dec 2018
Where Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Cost $25 (adult) and $18 (children) for a 2-hour play session
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13. Festive Celebrations at Buds by Shangri-La

Young ones can bask in festival magic at Buds by Shangri-La this Christmas! Go on a mystical journey of discovery as a family. Sing along to their favourite bands at Stage, listen to Christmas tales at Muddy, and even bake a Christmas tree-shaped brownie at Bake! Bub can even get hands-on and unleash their creativity by creating their very own Christmas ornament! Take part in Origami Paper Squirrel session to craft your family’s squirrel buddy together, too. Kids an also sign up for Storytelling by the elves, catch classic Christmas movies, and get into the festive spirit with temporary Christmas Tattoos.

When 22 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Where Buds by Shangri-La, Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Cost $58 (4 years to 12 years old) and $36 (below 4 years old) during peak sessions
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(See also: Buds by Shangri-La: The new magical playground in town!)

14. Illuminate by the Marina at Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove

Dive into the Christmas spirit with the debut of Illuminate by the Marina, a magical interactive light display and show! Personalise the decorative arch at the entrance together and keep an eye out for the special 10-minute light show happening every half an hour, from 7pm to 9pm daily. In addition, kids can enjoy bouncy fun with inflatables! Live performances will also take place on 29 Dec, where you can join in and belt out your favourite tunes. Complete the trip with yummy festive food and beverages! A wide variety of Christmas offerings await you along with spectacular waterfront views.

When 1 Dec 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Where Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098375
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Exhibitions

15. FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science at ArtScience Museum

Children's Day 2018 - future world

Celebrate the joyful season this year at the ArtScience Museum. FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science welcomes Santa Claus to its digital universe with a special festive installation, Sketch Christmas! Watch with the family as Santa Claus comes to life by delivering presents to you when you tap on the screen. Along with this exhibition are 10 new interactive art works not to be missed! Maximise your fun-filled day with the family by visiting Minimalism: Space.Light.Object and All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life.

When 1 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019
Where ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Cost $22 (3 exhibitions, local family package of 4)
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Festivals

16. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Brace yourself adventure-seekers, because you’re in for a big treat! Returning for the second year, Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival. With up to 50 thrilling rides, there’s something for every member of the family. Celebrate Christmas onboard a thrilling ride, or four other new ones that’ll leave you coming back for more! If you’re not one for tummy-churning rides, roving food trucks will be sure to fill yours up. You and the kids can also learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

When 22 Dec 2018 to 24 Mar 2019
Where Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
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17. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Christmas Wonderland is back for its fifth year at Gardens by the Bay. Top activities for the kids include skating under the stars – with the rink expanded to 324 sqm this year. Specially flown in from Switzerland, this year’s skating rink will also feature an 8m-tall illuminated Christmas tree. Kids and adults alike will also be in awe of picturesque installations at Santa’s Grotto. Festive installations await you while the kids can get up close and personal with Santa himself!

Challenge each other to a friendly match with exciting carnival games! Bond with each other as you zoom past each other in bumper cars, and try your hand at the ring toss. To make it an extra enjoyable for kids, there will also be many kiddy rides available this year. Little ones can look forward to riding the Christmas Train, Gingerbread Inflatable Houses, and even a Mini Ferris Wheel! Don’t miss out on this winter wonderland at Gardens by the Bay.

When 30 Nov to 26 Dec 2018, 4pm to 11pm daily
Where ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Cost $6 (online) and $8 (onsite) from 7 Dec to 13 Dec; $8 (online) and $10 (onsite) from 14 Dec to 26 Dec
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There are tons of wonderful Christmas activities to experience this holiday season! Plan a family day out to a carnival, or spread the festivities over a few weekends to catch all the performances. If you fancy a day out to Sentosa, drop by USS or S.E.A Aquarium for some Christmas fun, too! You won’t run out of things to do with the kids this Christmas. This yuletide season promises to be one for the memory books.