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December 2023: Eat, Play, Shop & More for Families in Singapore this Month
Even though we’re heading into the festive season, there’s more to this month than just Christmas. And with the year-end school holidays in full swing, the list of exciting events keeps growing. Of course, we’re here to update you on everything fun to see, do, and feast upon right here on our little red dot. Join us as we explore the newest playgrounds and pop-ups, review world-class productions and family-friendly menus, and share all the good deals and best buys for families in Singapore. Read on to find all that’s in store for families this December 2023 and through to the New Year!
SEE & PLAY
Page to Page: Amazon Singapore Books Pop Up
Join Amazon Singapore as it delivers smiles to children with the first-ever Page to Page: Amazon Singapore Books Pop Up. Expect an enriching and immersive reading experience, beginning with a tree adorned with books from diverse local and international sellers. Bring your kids to cultivate a mutual love for reading, while engaging in creative activities to craft special moments. As part of its Shop for Good wishlist initiative, Amazon is also donating $100,000 to four local charities, including Children’s Wishing Well and Club Rainbow (Singapore).
2 to 17 December at Punggol Regional Library. More details here
(See also: 18 PLACES TO DONATE BOOKS AND MORE IN SINGAPORE)
Children’s Museum Singapore First Birthday Celebrations
Indeed, a year flies by just like that. And while we’re coming to the end of the year, Children’s Museum Singapore is celebrating its first birthday! Enjoy free performances, balloons, ice cream, and game booths. Kids can also take part in a fun storytelling session about The Marvellous Sugee Cake with fun quizzes and games. Alternatively, fly to planet Zoink to find out What on Earth is a Birthday? The interactive performance also includes a game of BINGO and a craft activity.
5 to 10 December at Children’s Museum Singapore. More details here
Transformers: Cybertron Fest
Save the date! The ultimate Transformers: Cybertron Fest is coming to Singapore Comic Con 2023. Look forward to all things futuristic, including exclusive sneaks and promotions, Singapore’s biggest Transformers fan collection showcase, and more. Choose your side as you enter the Cybertron Fest, and be among the first in the world to catch the global reveal of Transformers Legacy Titan, which releases Fall 2024. There are also exciting workshops, meet-and-greet sessions, and dedicated kids play zones.
9 to 10 December at B2 Hall E, Sands Expo & Convention Centre. More details here
Space Fest @ EXPO
Embark on a journey to the stars as Space Fest @ EXPO returns with a cosmic array of family-friendly fun. The 10,000 sqm intergalactic indoor playground features over 20 carnival gravity-defying rides. Take off from a sci-fi spaceport and portal through to Galaxy World to take on giant astronauts and colliding meteorites. Families with toddlers can also look forward to exhilarating games and fun craft activities. Savour out-of-this-world treats at the Zero-G Bistro, shop at the Aurora Bazaar, and soak in good vibes at the Space Beats stage.
Till 31 December at Singapore EXPO. More details here
Pipe Around the World at Jewel
Enter the world of Super Mario at Jewel this year-end! Look forward to adorable photo spots, exclusive meet-and-greet sessions with Mario and Luigi, and bagging limited-edition premiums. Embark on your Super Mario adventure from the five-metre-tall 3D centrepiece at the Shiseido Forest Valley. Power up your Instagram with a larger-than-life Super Star, ? Block, and Super Mushroom. Pose with characters from Princess Peach to Yoshi, then ‘jump’ into 56 warp pipes all over Jewel!
Till 1 January 2024 at Jewel Changi Airport. More details here
OUT & ABOUT
Prime Planet Inflatable Park
Bounce into a world of fun at Prime Planet Inflatable Park, the world’s first NFT inflatable park. Explore the five unique collections from the project on 15 extravagant inflatables, then try exciting games at the Prime Carnival. It boasts specially created digital games and carnival rides, and you might even win NFT-inspired plushies! After exploring the extensive digital NFT exhibition, cop some exclusive merchandise at the Prime Planet Shop.
8 December to 1 January 2024 at Leisure Park Kallang (open-air carpark). More details here
Are you a family of adrenaline junkies? Then you’re in for a thrill at TurboCharged, a new immersive go-kart arena in the heart of the city. Experience action-packed races against the iconic Marina Bay skyline. Afterwards, head to the rooftop deck next to the track and ‘chope’ a spot to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks. The circuit will also feature refreshment stalls for both drivers and spectators.
14 to 31 December at Bayfront Event Space. More details here
Esplanade presents Come Together
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites everyone to Come Together to celebrate friendships new and old this year-end. From The Rockbros to the CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace Chorale, local musicians and friends are gathering for a time of collaboration, reflection, and revelry. Join them for a series of free performances at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse.
Till 31 December at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. More details here
Heartlands Festival 2023
Singapore’s annual celebration of the heartlands returns with the theme “Celebrating the Community”. With the goal of fostering community engagement across generations, the festival invites all to participate in exciting activities. Explore to participate in the Heartlands Quest, sign up to race in the Heartlands Odyssey, and enjoy live music and community bazaars. Finally, experience a dip of luck by participating in the Heartlands Festival Lucky Draw. Win cash and prizes worth up to $9,988 with a minimum spend of $10.
Till 31 January 2024 at various locations islandwide. More details here
EAT & DRINK
Sofitel Sentosa Sunday Brunch: Le Petit Prince Edition
Le Petit Prince celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023. In homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s emblematic work, the Sofitel Sentosa Sunday Brunch spread sees rose-inspired additions including Compressed Watermelon Salad, Creamy Beetroot Risotto, and Petit Raspberry Cheesecake. At the Le Petit Prince and Princess Corner, kids will be busy with movie screenings and making paper roses. Diners also enjoy complimentary pool access till 7pm. Do drop by the hotel lobby to admire a sustainable rose-themed art installation too.
HUE x MAMA Take-over
If, like us, you’re a fan of Thai instant noodle brand, MAMA, then you’ll also know the pain of having limited varieties available in Singapore. Well, you’ll soon get to taste seven specialty MAMA dishes without needing your passport! MAMA is taking over Thai restaurant HUE in its first-ever Asia pop-up. Step into an instant noodle paradise and immerse yourself in the flavourful world. Besides the exclusive menu, there’ll also be exciting merchandise and photo ops galore. #dontsaybojio
12 December to 14 January 2024 at HUE, 123 Tyrwhitt Road
ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi
In Japanese, ‘chank’ means ‘parent’ and ‘ko’ refers to ‘child’, so a chanko nabe is a hotpot stew for the family. Experience this at ENChanko Hotpot & Kamameshi, the latest concept by EN Group. The Signature Tori Chankonabe uses silky collagen slabs made from boiling chicken bones in Japanese spring water overnight. There are also pork and seafood hotpots, similarly featuring sumptuous ingredients for four, two, or individual diners. From now till 8 December, enjoy complimentary Kamameshi (kettle rice) sets when you order a Chankonabe sharing hotpot.
11am – 10pm daily at #01-52 VivoCity. More details here
Ju Xing Home
The secret supper spot of many Michelin-star chefs and celebrities in Hong Kong, this hole-in-the-wall restaurant boasts a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and an impossible waiting list. But from this month, prepare to taste those famous Cantonese stir-fries and fiery Sichuan flavours. Because Ju Xing Home has just opened its first outpost right here in Singapore. Look forward to signature dishes such as Australian Lobster with Crispy Vermicelli and Sichuan Mala Sliced Beef.
11am – 10pm daily at #B2-36A, Takashimaya Shopping Centre. More details here
Soup Restaurant Celebrates Winter Solstice
In the spirit of family and reunion this winter solstice, Soup Restaurant presents a series of comforting homemade dishes. More than ample for five persons, 7-Course Family Celebration Meal is available exclusively for delivery and takeaway. Begin with Crab Meat Fish Maw Soup and signature Samsui Ginger Chicken. Honey Truffle Pork Chop, Claypot Tofu, Seasonal Vegetables, and Teochew Olive Rice follow. Dessert of the day ends things on a sweet note. You can also enjoy 30% off any order of its top five bestsellers from 2023.
Mickey and Minnie Fish Nuggets
DoDo Fish Balls launches its latest kid-friendly products — bite-sized Mickey and Minnie Fish Nuggets — for heathier snacking. They not only contain top-grade fish paste, but are also lower in saturated fats and have no added preservatives. From now till 31 December, every purchase gives you a chance to win trips to Korea, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, among other prizes. Shop at FairPrice and redeem an exclusive lunchbox with every two packs too.
$6.95 at major supermarkets
Cele-break with KitKat
Cele-break the holiday season with KitKat and stand to win prizes. From now till 10 February, simply purchase at least $18 worth of participating KitKat products. These include the limited-edition KitKat Travel Pouch, Cele-break Pack, and Hazelnut Crunch, which are also perfect for gifting. 20 shoppers win $100 cash every week, while three grand prize winners each walk away with $5,888!
At major supermarkets. More details here
Empath Wellness-centric Consumables
Influencer-turned-entrepreneur Naomi Neo launches Empath, a holistic wellness range for body, hair, and skin. Discover the transformative meal replacement — Cocoa Shake, a blend of natural cocoa and Solae LLC patented soy protein. Then delve into a rejuvenating experience with the Pineapple Lychee Hair Booster to foster radiant, robust hair. Finally, Detox Jelly harmonises red grape essence, kiwifruit, and cassia seed extract to enhance metabolism, gut health, and skin vitality.
From $70 at empathbeauty.com
An exciting theatrical festival for the whole family, KidsFest! returns to Singapore in February. This time, there are four different world-class productions to catch, all boasting casts and crews from the UK. Look out for We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (1 to 4 February), Spot’s Birthday Party (15 to 18 February), I Believe in Unicorns (22 to 25 February), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (29 February to 3 March).
1 February to 3 March 2024 at Victoria Theatre. From $42, tickets via SISTIC
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
Calling all Potterheads! Dust off your cloaks and get your wands ready to follow this magical nighttime woodland trail experience. While mesmerising lights transform Sentosa’s Coastal Trail into the iconic Forbidden Forest, relive some of your favourite moments. Encounter the mystical Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifflers, practise casting your own spells, and even try a taste of Butterbeer.
3 February to 31 March 2024 at the Coastal Trail, Sentosa Island. From $39, tickets via Fever
Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder
Gear up with Mickey Mouse and pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder. Featuring classic and new tales, this multigenerational experience takes you on an interactive and memory-rich adventure to iconic Disney destinations. For example, the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins, Motunui with Moana, the Pride Lands with Simba, a whole new world with Aladdin, just to name a few.
9 to 17 March 2024 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. From $25, tickets via ticketmaster
Featured image: Space Fest @ EXPO 2022
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