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November 2023

Christmas Fun for Families in Singapore 2023: Where to Find the Magic in the Festivities this Season

Ring in the season with Christmas fun for all in the family! From snowy thrills to magical moments, there’s festive fun in town to turn even the Grinchiest of them all into a season supporter. So prep your ears for Mariah and get ready to sleigh your way through December with these family-friendly activities. They’re listed by date, and will be updated as and when new ones are announced. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for all the latest deets on Christmas fun for families in Singapore this year!



❄️ The Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG) project

While we’re all about Christmas fun here, how about sparing a thought to others whose festive season may not sparkle as much? This is also an easy way to get the kids involved in a good cause too, as they can use the pocket money they have saved to buy grocery items for beneficiaries of the BBSG Share-a-Gift project. Donate food items at NTUC FairPrice supermarkets in the following locations:

  • Ang Mo Kio Hub (Level B2, FairPrice Xtra)
  • Jurong Point (Level 3, FairPrice Xtra)
  • Kallang Wave Mall (Level 1, FairPrice Xtra)
  • NEX (Level 3, FairPrice Xtra)
  • Bedok Mall (Level B2, FairPrice Finest)
  • Thomson Plaza (Level 3, FairPrice Finest)

BBSG collection stations are open daily from 1pm to 6pm, until 18 December 2023. You can also donate online till 31 Dec 2023.

❄️ Give to the Underprivileged

Jurong Point and AMK Hub are partnering with the Red Cross on a donation drive in support of the Young Hearts Programme. If you have brand-new or pre-loved items in good condition to give away, consider gifting them to underprivileged children. Their wish list includes Pokémon trading card games, sports apparel, remote-controlled cars or boats, Roblox gift cards as well as educational toys. Simply pop these into the gift boxes at either mall to donate. The gift box can accept items that measure a maximum of 30 cm by 60 cm each. For bigger items, contact Red Cross directly at [email protected]

17 Nov to 10 Dec 2023, JP1 Side Entrance (next to Bossini), and AMK Hub’s main entrance.


❄️ Gift-A-Meal with ECCO

Partnering with Project Dignity, ECCO’s Gift-A-Meal campaign aims to provide 500 meals to needy families this festive season. From 18 to 31 December 2023, purchase any of these three exclusive products – the Travel Shoe Care Kit, the Sole Cleaning kit or the Socks Gift Box – and $20 from each purchase will be contributed to support those in need under Project Dignity with meals. In addition, ECCO will gift customers a specially-designed ECCO Gift-A-Meal canvas drawstring pouch that comes with limited-edition Christmas theme enamel pins, worth $15 (while stocks last) with each purchase.

Available at all ECCO Concept Stores and online at from 18 to 31 December 2023, or while stocks last. 

❄️ Donate to a Cause with Great World and Tanglin Mall 

Give to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) at the Malls of Love Christmas Booths. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Community Chest, supporting CPAS, and shoppers who donate will also receive a packet of cookies baked by CPAS students with Violet Oon’s recipe, while stocks last. There’ll also be engaging and informative events aimed at raising awareness about cerebral palsy in Singapore, with performances by CPAS students on 8 Dec 2023.

Till 31 Dec 2023. More details at Great World’s website and Tanglin Mall’s website.

❄️ Colour My World: MINDS Festive Fundraiser

Colour My World: MINDS Festive Fundraiser

Embrace the holiday season with joy and purpose at Colour My World, MINDS’ annual fundraiser held in conjunction with SG Cares Giving Week. Uplift the festive spirit while bringing warmth to the lives of Persons with Intellectual Disability (PWIDs) and their families. Every donation received during this period directly supports over 7,000 PWIDs and caregivers. From now till 17 Dec, donors receive a Christmas ornament, while from 18 Dec, the token of appreciation is a Mandarin orange bag for Chinese New Year.

Till 31 Jan 2024. More details at


❄️ Christmas at Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel, already a trove of fantastic activities for families, gears up this season for even more fun! ‘Chope’ a front seat for the mesmerising Christmas Light & Sound Show (every evening at 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm, with an additional show on weekends (Fri – Sun) at 10.30pm) at the HSBC Rain Vortex, bask in snowfall after that (every evening at 7.35pm, 8.35pm, 9.35pm and 10.35pm), and explore the festive light-up at Canopy Park. Don’t forget to get a picture with the Alipay+ Jewel Christmas Tree too!

17 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024, at Jewel Changi Airport. See more here.

❄️ Secret Wild-erland at Mandai Wildlife Parks

Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

Embark on a self-guided journey through a series of dazzling displays, and learn why there’s more than meets the eye with the underwater and nocturnal inhabitants of our planet. At River Wonders, step through water-like curtains and take a deep dive into the Amazon Flooded Forest. Watch a projection show and discover the beauty of Amazonian wildlife, as well as the amazing adaptive skills of animals such as the Amazon river dolphins and manatees.

Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

Come nightfall, step into the Night Safari’s East Lodge, and check out the interactive display to spot native wildlife from the Sunda pangolin to the Common palm civet and Malayan porcupine. Along your journey, pit yourself against our agile creatures of the night by bringing on your best jump, and discover your animal alter-ego. This enchanting digital experience is in collaboration with NAKED, INC., a Japan-based creative company that specialises in immersive digital art.

24 Nov to 17 Mar 2024, at River Wonders and Night Safari. Get tickets and more details here.

❄️ Changi Festive Village

Photo: Changi Airport Group

Revel in the sweetest things at the Candy Wonderland (T3 departure hall) where a cuddly 5-metre-tall bear awaits together with a rotating cupcake Ferris wheel, a pool of sprinkles, and candy cane lane. Tip: stay for a spellbinding light and snow show in the evening!


Photo: Changi Airport Group

Play hard at the Candy Carnival (T3 arrival hall) with carnival games and rides, a giant claw machine, and Candy Bounce’s inflatable castle of desserts. There’s even a Candy Kart go-kart course for little racers! Game for even more fun? Bundle up for the Candy Snow House, where you can find intricately carved ice sculptures, a 5m-long snow slide and a 3m-long ice luge.

4 Nov 2023 to 31 March 2024, at various locations around Changi Airport. Sign up for activities and more here.

❄️ The Journey Onwards at Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub transforms into Christmas Candyland this December. Get ready for roving acts, energetic performances, light displays, photogenic installations, and Santa Claus himself to welcome the festive season over three weekends! Themed ‘The Journey Onwards’, experience the Christmas spirit and snap some amazing photos for the ‘gram all around the Sports Hub, especially around the Water Sports Centre, along Stadium Riverside Walk, and at Kallang Wave Mall’s atrium.

Try out Christmas-themed activities and games, as well as the Revolve 360 Photobooth and Digital Light Painting Photobooth. Then meet and greet with Santa and Santarina, bounce into giant inflatables, and enjoy live performances by local bands. There’ll even be a Christmas-themed workout programme and exciting stage performances to look forward to!

9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 Dec 2023, at Singapore Sports Hub. Get more details here.

❄️ Sci-sational Christmas: A Symphony of Lights & Sound 

Immerse yourself in an enchanting symphony of lights and sound at the Science Centre’s Sci-sational Christmas event! Discover interactive activities, meet friendly elves and much much more! This is best for children aged 5 and above, and is complimentary with Science Centre admission. Sleigh you there! 

9 to 25 Dec 2023, 10.30am – 12.30pm, and 2.30pm – 4.30pm, at the Science Centre Singapore. More details here

❄️ Poinsettia Wishes – A Nordic Christmas Adventure

Wander into a Viking-themed winter landscape complete with a longship and a traditional Viking feast, meet and greet with a Finnish Santa, and enjoy music performances presented in partnership with the Nordic embassies in Singapore. Grab a picture with the adorable Nisses; these mythological creatures from Norse folklore look like a hybrid between a garden gnome and Santa Claus! They’re accompanied by over 20 varieties of poinsettias, more than 20 real Christmas fir trees of up to 6m tall and other winter blooms — all the better to add to the festive feels.

24 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024, 9am – 9pm. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. Visit here for more details.

❄️ All that Glitters at Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES

Browse for gifts at the Capitol Singapore Christmas Market, hear carols at the Capitol Singapore Singing Tree, and feel the magic under a picturesque snowfall. Over at CHIJMES, enjoy festive versions of the iconic projection mapping on the chapel walls, be serenaded by roving carollers, and enjoy family-friendly movie nights under the stars. There’ll be festive promotions and lots of other Christmas fun as well!

24 Nov to 25 Dec 2023, at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. See more details on festive promotions and dining deals here (Capitol Singapore) and here (CHIJMES).

❄️ Christmas Oddysea at S.E.A. Aquarium

Partnering with neurodivese multidisciplinary collective Superhero Me, the S.E.A. Aquarium’s Christmas Oddysea features works from five local artists and their young collaborators, including students from Rainbow Centre. See how they have re-imagined ‘Christmas homes’ for some of the marine animals, meet and learn about the real-life animals featured in their artworks, and get creative at the colouring corner. The Ocean Wonderland Package includes admission to S.E.A. Aquarium, a reusable glow-up cup with a soft drink, a $5 retail voucher and an Ocean Series Ice Cream.

25 Nov 2023 to 7 Jan 2024, at the S.E.A. Aquarium. Get more details and tickets from $45 (child aged 4-12 years) here.

❄️ Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay

Catch ‘snow’ under the stunning Spalliera, enjoy Christmas classics during the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, and say “Ahoy!” to pirate elves on the Holly Roger ship. Get on board the Christmas Train and head over to Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow for carnival games and amusement rides with Uncle Ringo, and feast on festive fare. There are also opportunities to meet Santa, and catch performances by local artistes. Always magical, this is one seasonal must-do that should not be missed!

1 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024, from 6.30pm. Tickets at $8 (adults) and $6 (children aged 3 to 12 years) are available here.

❄️ A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore (USS)

Have the kids grown a little taller this year? Perhaps they’ll be able to celebrate the season with the more thrilling rides this December? There are also all new live shows featuring everyone’s favourite characters, including Illumination’s Minions and DreamWorks’ Trolls, snowfall, a roving party-on-wheels as Santa and his helpers deliver presents, and more. Be sure to capture special Christmas greetings from Bumblebee the Transformer as well! A Universal Christmas is included with regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore. Tickets from $71 (child) include a $5 retail voucher. Adult packages ($98) come with a Christmas Combo Meal.

2 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024, at Universal Studios Singapore. More details and tickets are available here.

❄️ Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland

Bring out your winter wear and have an arctic adventure at Asia’s largest touring pop-up winter playground! This year’s edition is dedicated to real snow and exhilarating activities, including Singapore’s first-ever Merry-Go-Round on ice, a 70m-long Snow Slope, a 4.5m-high figure-8 Ice Slide, and even a picturesque wooden cottage that’s perfect for the ‘gram. There’ll also be illuminated Arctic winter lights at the last hour of each session for Northern Lights feels! Warm up at the Winter Food Village, and continue the Christmas fun and games at the arcade after your session.

9 Dec 2023 to 21 Jan 2024, at the Bayfront Event Space. Tickets from $39 are available at Sistic.

❄️ Christmas Wreath-Making Experience at Lifestyle@SingSeeSoon

Taking leave from work? Why not spend some time bonding with the kids over a fun, festive crafting experience? In this two-hour workshop, experts at SingSeeSoon will guide you to make your own Christmas wreath to adorn your home. Beginners are welcome, and this is open to all ages, though children will require adult supervision.

16 Dec 2023, 11am – 1pm. From $100 for two persons, at 5 Simei Lane S528710. Reserve your spot here.


❄️ “Olaf’s Royal Invitation” at Paragon

Visit Arendelle in Singapore with a 6m-tall Olaf outside the mall, and a life-sized LEGO Elsa on display at Metro. There’s also a “Frozen” themed merchandise pop-up, and fun activities for the whole family.


What’s more, 10 lucky shoppers stand to win stays at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, where they can visit the newly opened World of Frozen, the world’s first and largest “Frozen” themed land! Kids aged 5 to 12 years can also join in a celebration with meaning at the Jolly Winter Kids Party, where all sales proceeds go to the Singapore Cancer Society. Sign up here.

❄️A Frosty Christmas at Jurong Point, Swing By @ Thomson Plaza, and AMK Hub

Meet adorable polar bear and penguin mascots, and pop into oversized domes where you can create your own magical concoction, immortalise your holiday memories, and capture your best sides in a 360-degree Spin Camera Booth. Kids can also try their hands at making a Penguin or Santa Claus Clay Photo Frame (redeemable with $60 spend in the mall), or taking part in Ice Curling and Falling Icicles challenges (at Jurong Point only).

16 Nov to 31 Dec 2023, at Jurong Point, Swing By @ Thomson Plaza, and AMK Hub. See the activity schedules here.

❄️ Frosty Holidays at Vivocity

There’s something for everyone in the family at Vivocity this season! Kidztopia returns with X’mas with a Splash — fun-filled wet inflatables at the Outdoor Plaza featuring 4 large-scale inflatables, an exhilarating 8m tall water slide, and a wet play zone!

Be sure to drop by the 15m tall Christmas tree for more Christmas fun and a shimmering snow display! There’ll also be live Christmas carolling and handbell performances, free popcorn and cotton candy, and a festive e-card photo booth. See if you can spot the roving Santa and Santarina too!

17 Nov to 25 Dec 2023, Vivocity. Get tickets for X’mas with a Splash here.

❄️ A Very Smurfy Christmas at City Square Mall

Step into the enchanting world of blue as City Square Mall transforms into a winter wonderland straight out of Smurf Village. Meet and greet with Papa Smurf and Smurfette (spend $50 to redeem a Meet & Greet Pass, limited to 40 per session on a first-come-first served basis), and collect edition Smurfs-themed Nickelodeon Travel Cubes and wrapping papert. Additionally, shop for gifts at the Christmas Marketplace, where social enterprise organisations will be selling unique, handcrafted gifts in support of SG Giving Week.

17 Nov to 31 Dec 2023, City Square Mall. Christmas Marketplace is on from 1 to 17 December, 10am – 10pm, at the level 1 atrium. More details here.

❄️ A Merry and Sparkling Christmas at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove

Can’t get enough of the Smurfs? See them at the enchanting wonderland at Quayside Isle, where a magnificent Smurfs-themed Christmas tree takes centrestage. Take a post-dinner stroll to admire the light installations at the marina (7pm to 10:30pm every evening), and round off the year with a professionally-taken family photo at the Christmas photo booth along the marina (22 to 25 December, 7 pm – 9 pm).

17 Nov to 31 Dec 2023, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove. More details here.

❄️ Skate and Shine at Frasers Malls

Glide into the season at 8 malls (including 3 with wheelchair access) and make magical memories that will last a lifetime. At the Skate and Shine synthetic ice rinks, everyone can experience the joy of gliding on ice without the chill! Kids from age 5 are welcome. There are skating aids for the young ones who may need a little extra support.


Wheelchair-bound skaters are welcome to join in the Christmas fun at the inclusive skating rinks at Causeway Point, Northpoint City and Waterway Point. Trained event personnel will be on hand, so caregivers need not accompany their loved ones on ice if they are unable to.

21 Nov to 26 Dec, 12pm – 8pm, at participating Frasers Malls. Book your 30-minute slots from $10, here. Participants must be 5 years or older. Those between 5 and 6 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Featured image: Changi Airport Group

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Christmas Fun for Families in Singapore 2023: Where to Find the Magic in the Festivities this Season