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Dynamic December: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore

There’s always something fresh and fun to see, do, and eat on our little red dot. From the newest playgrounds and pop-ups to world-class productions and family-friendly menus, there’s plenty to keep you and the kids engaged. Of course, it’s also the year-end school holidays, not to mention the Christmas and New Year festive season. We’ve even included some exciting ideas for those #stayhome days. Read on to find out what’s happening this dynamic December!

STEP OUT

Heartlands Festival 2021

Heartlands Festival 2021

Over the next three months, meet otter family Eddy, Sasha, Paddy, and Carly, as they take you on a quest to Eat, Shop, Play, and Celebrate in our heartlands. The inaugural Heartlands Festival 2021 is full of programmes that celebrate our heartland hawkers and merchants. Participate in Eddy’s Ultimate Food Challenge, Shop Your Hearts Out with Sasha, go on a Heartlights Xperience Trail with Paddy, and stand to win Weekly Lucky Draws with Carly.

Till 18 February 2022 islandwide; more details here

Eevee Adventure in Sentosa

Eevee Adventure in Sentosa

Pokémon fans, get ready to go on an exciting Eevee Adventure — actually, multiple adventures — from December to February next year. Gear up for the Eevee Adventure Mission by boogieing with Eevee across two editions of the Eevee Dance Parade. The first edition, featuring 15 larger-than-life Eevee, happens on 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 December. Sentosa Islander members can catch at a preview session on 9 December. Registrations for e-tickets begin at 10am tomorrow, 2 December. Stay tuned for more Eevee Adventure activities to come!

9 December 2021 to 20 February 2022 at Palawan Green, Sentosa Island; more details here

SkyHelix Sentosa

Need a new and exciting reason to head to Sentosa? How about Singapore’s highest open-air panoramic ride (and the first carbon-neutral attraction on Sentosa)? It’s a 12-minute gondola ride that gently rotates up to 79 metres above sea level along a vertical helix-like structure. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views with your feet dangling in the air and cool beverage in hand.

Opening 15 December at Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Island; more details here

(See also: 20+ Exciting Year-end School Holiday Activities – Let’s End 2021 on a High!)

PLAY ON

New, Great and Happy: The Amusement ‘Worlds’ of Singapore

New, Great and Happy: The Amusement ‘Worlds’ of Singapore

Starting this Saturday, grandparents and grandkids can bond over classic amusement park games and rides at the National Museum. Relive fond memories of New World, Great World, and Happy World with a recreated mini amusement park within Stamford Gallery. Learn fun facts about Singapore’s amusement parks through the decades, then get playing! Prior to your visit, complete a digital quest and redeem a limited complimentary carnival game token.

4 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 at the National Museum of Singapore; more details here

Jumptopia: Wonder Garden

Jumptopia: Wonder Garden opens December

Arriving soon to its next destination is Jumptopia, and this time it’s blossoming at Gardens by the Bay! Follow the Kiztopia Friends characters as they transform the Bayfront Pavilion into an amazing 8,600 sq ft Wonder Garden. With 10 unique play concepts, young and old can look forward to garden-themed bouncy castles, limited-edition souvenirs, and yummy bites by Kith Café. Gear up for this new garden escapade!

20 December 2021 to 3 July 2022 at Gardens by the Bay; more details here

Jurassic Dinosaur – Adventure Park

Dinosaurs are definitely invading Singapore this year, so if your kids can’t get enough, here’s more! This time, stay out of the sun at the new Jurassic Dinosaur – Adventure Park Interactive Indoor Playground. Go back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth and have fun with unique games and activities. There’s a dinosaur riding area, volcano trampoline, a soft play area for tots, and more. Capture memories with a terrifying T-rex, three-metre-tall volcano, or even surrounded by dinosaur fossils. Tickets are exclusively available via Trip.com.

24 December to 13 February at Let’s Play @ D’Marquee, Downtown East; more details here

(See also: Staycation at a Container Hotel!)

EAT & DRINK

Let’s Eat Around The World with TiffinLabs

Let’s Eat Around The World with TiffinLabs

Dust off your culinary passports and get ready to embark on a global gastronomic adventure. Enjoy everything from Korean fried chicken and authentic Italian pasta to hearty Indian curries and Mexican-fusion tacos. There are 17 F&B brands to try. Must-tries include the Harvest Sweet Seoulmate Burger from Phat Fingers and RBL Burgers’ Sensational Truffle Mushroom Cheeseburger. Enjoy 20% off menu-wide and look forward to 12.12 and 1-for-1 promotions. Stand to win prizes too!

Till 31 December via takeaway and delivery via GrabFood, foodpanda, Deliveroo, and Oddle; more details here

Rempapa

Rempapa opens in December

If you’re a fan of our multicultural food heritage, then here’s some exciting news. There’s a new restaurant in town, courtesy of ‘the grandfather of heritage cuisine’. Its name is a tribute to rempah (Malay for the spice paste at the heart of all local ethnic cuisines) and papa, in honour of Chef Damian D’Silva’s pedigree. His ‘Singapore New Heritage Cuisine’ encompasses Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian, and Malay dishes. To connect with the next generation, traditional recipes meet modern dining in the format of breakfast/brunch, afternoon tea, bar snacks, and dinner.

Opening 4 December at #01-01/02/03 Park Place Residences at PLQ; more details here

OmniSeafood at Green Common

OmniSeafood at Green Common

Hot on the heels of the successful OmniMeat comes the new OmniSeafood range of six plant-based seafood products. From Omni Classic Fillet to Omni Salmon, they are vegan-friendly, protein-rich, and taste surprisingly like the real thing! Most importantly, OmniSeafood is also sustainable and free of mercury, hormones, artificial colors, MSG, antibiotics, and preservatives. Head to Green Common to try them in dishes such as Omni Golden Fillet-No-Fish burger, Omni Golden Assam Fishless Fillet with Buah Keluak Fried Rice, OmniTuna Gunkan Sushi, Omni Crabless Pasta, and more.

Now at #01-169/170 VivoCity; more details here

(See also: Earth Day 2021: 6 Kid-friendly Plant-based Recipes to Try)

Mix & Match with Deelish Brands

Mix & Match with Deelish Brands from December

We could always do with more options for takeaways and food deliveries these days. That’s why Singapore’s leading Halal fast casual dining group has launched its Mix & Match service. Select your favourite dishes across all Deelish Brands’ menus with one checkout, then self-collect at Kinex or enjoy doorstep delivery. Craving for pizza, burgers and milkshakes, buffalo wings, fresh subs, or fried chicken and waffles? With 800° Woodfired Kitchen, Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express, Blimpie, and Buttrmilk to choose from, you’ll satisfy everyone in a single order.

Now online; more details here

#STAYHOME FUN

The Glasshouse Celebrates vOilah! France Singapore Festival

The Glasshouse Celebrates vOilah! France Singapore Festival in December

Offer your little ones an enriching screen time option at The Glasshouse by Chamber Music and Arts Singapore (CMAS). This comforting virtual space lets children, youths, adults, and families engage meaningfully in music and the arts together. In #origins, classical music stories come alive through illustrations, animations, read-alongs, and activity sheets. Hands-on experientials feature in #blossoms to encourage development of emotional regulation and self-expression. Enjoy free access to the first interactive illustrated story in celebration of the annual vOilah! France Singapore Festival.

1 to 31 December online; more details here

(See also: 6 First-rate Enrichment Programmes for Special Needs Children in Singapore)

SpongeBob SquarePants Virtual Run

SpongeBob SquarePants Virtual Run in December

Fans of SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and friends shouldn’t miss this virtual fun run. Complete your run to get limited-edition goodies, including a super cute finisher medal, jersey, and drawstring shoe bag. To participate, download the JomRun app, register for the run, pick the 5-km or 21-km category, and choose your entitlements. Then simply activate the JomRun app tracker, run whenever and wherever, and submit the results to receive your rewards.

1 December 2021 to 28 February 2022 via JomRun app; more details here

DIY Fresh Flower Subscription Service

Ji Mei Nursery Fresh Flower Subscription Service

Flowers in your living and working space can help reduce stress levels and promote emotional wellbeing. With most everyone in #WFH and #HBL mode, Ji Mei Flower launches an online DIY Fresh Flower Subscription Service. Instead of the usual floral arrangement, you’ll get freshly cut blooms of the week that you can self-arrange. First-time orders come with a starter kit including a vase, pruning shears, and flower food. This holiday season, you can also get DIY Live Baby Fir Tree or Christmas Wreath sets with decorative elements. Perfect for a festive family project!

From $35 per week; more details here

SHOP AWAY

Retykle

Retykle

Founded in Hong Kong, Asia’s first online resale platform for preloved designer babywear, kidswear, and maternity fashion comes to Singapore. Singaporean parents can now sell and purchase branded outfits, gear, and toys online with free home pick-ups. Prefer to see and touch? Head to their physical studio to drop off what your little tykes outgrow and browse a curated edit of sought-after brands. Starting today, win over $2,600 worth of family gifts in the 24 days of Advent leading up to Christmas. A new surprise item or promotion will be released on Retykle’s Instagram at 8am daily.

Now online and at #07-05 Noel Building, 50 Playfair Road; more details here

TWO L(I)PS Flagship Store

TWO L(I)PS store opens in December

Ladies, are you ready to learn about self-care for that special space between your legs? Singapore’s first luxury intimate care brand sets a new milestone by opening the first-ever physical store specialising in vulva care in Singapore, and possibly the world. More than just a shopfront for its products, the TWO L(I)PS flagship store opens up an unconventional shopping experience. Step in, let intriguing scents guide you, and don’t be afraid to touch and feel. It’s time to open up and let that conversation flow!

Now open at #B3-37 ION Orchard; more details here

(See also: 10 Amazing Things Every Woman Needs to Know about Her Body)

Featured image: Jurassic Dinosaur – Adventure Park, Trip.com

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