WHHH-AT? We are nearing yet the end of another year? Time truly flies... and before we know it, it will be the start of a new school term! But before we get there, there is still the matter of keeping the kiddos occupied for the next SIX weeks.
No need to pull your hair out, because there are actually plenty of activities this November and December school holidays to indulge the children.
So including my previous list of CHRISTMAS SHOWS at the Shopping Malls, there is absolutely no reason NOT to bring your kids out for some fun this School Holidays! Not when the list is segregated into OUTDOORS and INDOORS activities. :)
Arts in Your Neighbourhood
Now until 22 Nov 2015
Various events & timings
The Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) programme is back this November for an enriching arts experience at your doorstep. Featuring 15 established local artists and arts groups, this season of AYN will have something for everyone to enjoy. Look out for a myriad of exciting dance, music, visual arts, literary arts and theatre programmes at various spaces island-wide!
A Cappella In The Heartlands (by MICappella)
21 Nov 2015 | 7.30pm | HDB Hub Mall, Toa Payoh
Imagine a blend of rock, R&B, pop and dance music, and imagine all that without the use of instruments. That is the signature sound of MICappella, Singapore's very own vocal rock band. Enjoy a complete musical performance produced entirely with the sound of voices, and let MICappella introduce you to the basics of a cappella pop music with their bold, original music arrangements and mash-ups of classic tunes.
Music on the Green (by The Philharmonic Winds feat. Sara Wee)
21 Nov | 7.30pm | Dhoby Ghaut Green Amphitheatre
Spend an evening under the stars with The Philharmonic Winds and special guest, Sara Wee of Singapore’s prominent cover band, 53A, as they present a medley of familiar and entertaining pop songs at the Dhoby Ghaut Green Amphitheatre. Pack a picnic basket and join them with your family and friends for a rocking good time right in the heart of the city.
Taal Rang (by Temple of Fine Arts)
21 Nov 2015 | 7.30pm | Ang Mo Kio Central Stage
22 Nov 2015 | 7.30pm | Toa Payoh HDB Hub Mall
Drums of the world unite in this multi-cultural performance titled, Taal Rang. Go on a musical journey across diverse cultures as Temple of Fine Arts explores the use of different ethnic drums such as the Malay Kompang, Chinese drums, Indian tabla, western drums in their repertoire and more. Join in the fun during the interactive segment where audiences will be introduced to the basics of drumming and rhythm.
Christmas on a Great Street
Orchard Road Christmas Light-up
Now until 3 Jan 2016
Let the twinkling delights of Christmas capture your imagination as you take a leisurely stroll along Orchard Road. This year, immerse yourself in a magical, surreal world along Singapore’s Great Street of fun, food and fashion. Feast your eyes on our colourful display of kaleidoscopic decor and designs.
Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road
5 Dec 2015
Join in for a night of Christmas-themed activities for one and all to enjoy. Bask under the kaleidoscope of Christmas lights as you enjoy the season of love, joy and giving at Orchard Road.
Daily Snowfall at orchardgetway
Now until 3 Jan 2016: 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm & 9.30pm
Free admission to National Orchid Garden
Now til 3 Jan 2016
9.30am - 7pm daily
National Orchid Garden
Enjoy free admission to National Orchid Garden from 14 November 2015 to 3 January 2016 for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders and visitors with local residential address. For more details, visit HERE.
ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade
20 & 21 Nov 2015; 8.15pm - 9.15pm
Along the Sentosa Boardwalk
Be dazzled once again by the stunning display of lights at Singapore’s first and only Boat Light Parade. This year, with the theme “A Tropical Christmas on Water”, watch as the Club and the route towards Sentosa Boardwalk transform into a celebration of the Christmas spirit and our love for sailing.
Holiday Extravaganza @ LEGOLAND Malaysia
20 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
10am - 7pm daily
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
Admission charges apply
Spend your holidays at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, it’s so much more than you’d expect! Join the joyful sights and musical delights at our Holiday Extravaganza with treats aplenty for all kids aged 2 to 12 years. Come spread the festive joy with extended park hours till 7 pm daily.
See the light-up of Asia’s tallest Christmas Tree, made entirely of DUPLO Blocks, and explore the snow-themed LEGO City. There’s also a chance to meet and greet with LEGO Santa – if you can find him, you’re more than welcome to take photos with him and his sleigh made of LEGO blocks! And everyone loves presents, so if you’re lucky, you could be the winner of a surprise gift with the special LEGOLAND Advent Calendar – plus there’ll be a giveaway every single day of December!
Outdoor SpongeBob Playland
20 Nov 2015 – 3 Jan 2016
12pm – 10pm daily (last admission at 9.30pm)
City Square Mall, Level 1 City Green park
This Christmas, come down to City Square Mall and watch as the City Green park gets transformed into the underwater world of SpongeBob SquarePants! Take photos in SpongeBob’s Pineapple House, jump into SpongeBob’s Super Bouncer for inflatable fun, and play exciting mini-games at both the Chum Bucket and Krusty Krab activity stations. With a minimum spend of $30, shoppers can redeem a SpongeBob Playland activity pass at the L2 Customer Service Counter. Activities are suitable for age 3 and above.
20 Nov 2015 – 3 Jan 2016 | 8pm & 9pm daily | Level 1 City Green
Have loads of fun as dancing lights and a magical snowfall transform the park into a winter
Charitrees @ Marina Bay 2015
20 Nov - 27 Dec 2015
Marina Bay Promenade
Launched in 2011 and now into its fifth year, ChariTrees @ Marina Bay is a valuable platform for companies to express their corporate social responsibility during the festive season. This is a unique and exclusive fund-raising initiative by Community Chest and TOUCH Community Services, in collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, to raise funds for the less fortunate in the community.
Themed Family, this year’s edition will feature a stunning series of Family Trees adopted by corporations and individuals, along the scenic Marina Bay waterfront promenade. The 30 trees, decked in festive ornaments, will also showcase inspiring tales of beneficiaries who have risen above their circumstances in life with the support rendered to them.
Bandstand 3 by the Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band
21 Nov 2015; 5.30pm - 7pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
The Singapore Armed Forces Ceremonial Band is proud to present its third instalment of their Bandstand concert series at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Before we come to the end of 2015, the band would like to present their last SG50 musical celebration to Singapore, through music from their very own Xin Yao, local musical If There're Seasons, National Day favourites such as Together, Home, Our Singapore, and The Republic by Singapore composer Tsao Chieh. The concert will also feature a drumline performance by their regular percussionists.
SG Heart Map Festival @ Float
26 - 29 Nov 2015
26 Nov: 5pm - 10pm | 27 Nov: 5pm - 12am | 28 Nov: 5pm - 2am | 29 Nov: 9am - 10pm
The Float @ Marina Bay
SG Heart Map is the first-ever crowd-sourced map celebrating places in Singapore which define home for us. Since November 2014, more than 80,000 contributions were received, and 50 SG Heart Map places have emerged. As the one-year crowdsourcing project comes to an end, SG Heart Map Festival marks the finale event.
Immerse in the stories of Singaporeans at SG Heart Map places through art forms such as film, literary works, audio installations, sketches, illustrations, photographs and animations. Or take in the spectacular light shows and 3D projection mappings against the beautiful city skyline at The Float @ Marina Bay. There will also be pyromusical shows, outdoor cinema where you can watch movies under the stars and a food street with small bites and sweets. For more details and scheduled programmes, visit HERE.
Singapore Inside Out
27 Nov - 6 Dec 2015
Tan Quee Lan Street (Bugis)
Singapore: Inside Out is finally home! After successful showings at the creative capitals of Beijing, London and New York, Singapore: Inside Out returns to its home base for a timely year-end celebration of our creative talents. The showcase aims to share the narrative of Singapore’s burgeoning creative scene, shining the spotlight on our local artists who have helped shape Singapore as a vibrant home for local residents and an appealing destination for visitors. Step into this interactive experiential space that brings together a spectrum of disciplines, including architecture, design, fashion, film, food, music and the literary, performing and visual arts. For more information, visit singaporeinsideout.com.
27 Nov - 12 Dec 2015 (Fri & Sat only)
7.15pm - Midnight
Admission charges apply
On a few rare nights, the light of a mysterious blue moon reveals a secret gateway into the enchanted realm of Mystica, at Night Safari. Here, the dreamy nightscape unveils a world of colours, dancing lights and bewitching creatures who welcome you with a dazzling performance during different spells of the night.
Timings: 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.45pm
Catch the elusive twilight guardians as they make their appearances during different spells of the night. Witness them emerge from the magical world and hypnotize all in a visual spectacle of twirling lights and dancing hues. Capture a shot with them after that, but be quick – for they retreat back into their shrouded sanctuary all too soon.
Thumbuakar Show – MYSTICA edition
Timings: 6.45pm, 8.00pm, 9.00pm, 10.00pm
Be spell-bound by a special edition of the beloved Thumbuakar fire show - a glow-in-the-dark rendition that is sure to get you pumped for the night out!
Satay Night Live
28 Nov 2015; 6pm til late
Empress Place, Empress Lawn
'Satay Night Live' presents an evening of good food and good music on Saturday, 28 November at Empress Place (Empress Lawn) from 6pm till late. Feast on satay and other local delights while local live bands, '53A', 'Gingerbread' and 'Take Two' serenade you with retro favourites.
Also, on 28 & 29 Nov 2015 (from 10am onwards), visit Esplanade Park and Empress Place to join our guided tours (click HERE to register), check out the Arts Bazaar, and be entertained by various street performances other than feasting on the local delights.
NUS110 Concert in the Park
28 Nov 2015; 6pm - 7pm
Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
The National University of Singapore (NUS) will be marking the end of its year-long celebrations of its 110th year of founding with an admission-free concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Pack your picnic baskets and join in the festivities this year end, as the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra performs an array of rousing orchestral works for the whole family. As twilight descends, travel through the magical world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with John Williams’ orchestral suite from Harry Potter. The concert ends with Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker Suite.
Connecting with Nature - Bird Watching along the Southern Ridges
Join us for the ‘Connecting with Nature’ programmes featuring a series of educational activities in our parks where you and your family can learn and appreciate nature.
Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay
28 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7pm - Midnight daily
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, returns to Gardens by the Bay! The fair will showcase more Italian Luminarie light sculptures, an expanded event ground, a European-style Festive Market, traditional rides and games, and a comprehensive repertoire of new attractions and entertainment for visitors of all ages. For more details on what to expect, visit HERE.
Nearly doubling in size compared to 2014's edition, visitors can embark on an experiential journey through four main areas – the spellbinding Luminaries which begin at the Golden Garden and extend throughout the festival site; the Festive Market at the Supertree Grove; The Fairground near The Meadow; and the Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome. Note that admission charges apply for Flower Dome.
A deLIGHTful Christmas @ Sentosa
28 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
Get ready for a bright Christmas at Sentosa this December holiday! The State of Fun is hosting a huge variety of activities throughout the festive period. Activities to keep not just the kids, but the whole family, entertained.
Symphony of Lights
28 Nov 2015 – 3 Jan 2016 (light shows till 25 Dec 2015)
Light shows: 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm and 9:30pm (Weekdays)
Additional shows: 9:45pm and 10:15pm (Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday)
Merlion Plaza to Beach Plaza | Free Event but island admission and car park apply.
Ignite the joy of Christmas and create magical memories with your loved ones. Be enthralled by a stupendous showcase of lights dancing to your favourite Christmas tunes and magnificent lighted displays that will illuminate your festive spirit.
23 – 26 Dec 2015 | 4pm – 9pm
Merlion Plaza | Free Event but island admission and car park apply.
Grab your buddies for an awesome fun time! Tap your feet to the Christmas melody of local bands while catching the sunset!
Christmas Joy @ Port of Lost Wonder (POLW)
24 - 26 Dec | 10am - 6pm | Port of Lost Wonder
$29/Child (Accompanying adults and POLW members enter FREE)
Rejoice in merry fun for the whole family filled with splendid delights. Make your own gingerbread man cookie, build a snowman, ride on a merry carousel, watch the elves at work, take a dip in the Snowy Wonderland (bubble party), or cool down in a frosty pool house. The young ones might even be lucky enough to spot the big man in red giving away candy, but only to those good little boys and girls!
Launch of Jubilee Walk
29 Nov 2015 onwards
The Jubilee Walk is a commemorative 8km trail that connects the past, present and future elements of the Singapore Story. It will be identified by special trail and monument markers, leading through 23 historic and iconic locations within the civic district and Marina Bay area. Learn more about the sights with the interactive Singapore Time Walk app, available for download on iOS and Android.
Santa's All-Star Christmas
1 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016; 10am - 9pm
Universal Studios Singapore
Admission charges apply (After 5pm entry tickets available)
It's that time of the year again to bring on the festive cheer. Come celebrate the joys of the season with loved ones and your favourite characters - everyone is a star at Universal Studios Singapore this Christmas!
A Hollywood Christmas Gift Show
The Toy Soldiers are on a mission to deliver gifts to some very 'nice' guests! Share in the Christmas cheer with the Penguins of Madagascar, Marilyn Monroe, King Julien and the Minions!
A Scrooge Christmas Splendour Show
Celebrate a Victorian Christmas as Sting Alley is transformed into 19th Century England. Meet Scrooge, his neighbours and our carolers as they re-create life in an old port town.
Fairytale Remix Show
A unique fairytale told through song and dance by our very own All-Star cast.
Christmas Fireworks Spectacular (12, 19 to 29 December 2015)
A dazzling fireworks display set to a festive score.
Set to the tunes of familiar Christmas carols, a wintry Christmas appears on the façade of the New York Public Library.
Dancing Christmas Lights Show
New York Public Library gets funky with a colourful array of lights that ‘dance’ to groovelicious music!
Let It Snow!
Experience a snowy Christmas in Universal Studios Singapore!
Sesame Street Saves Christmas Show
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has fallen sick after shooting a movie and the fate of Christmas now rests on the Sesame Street friends!
ASEAN Para Games
3 - 9 Dec 2015; Various Timings
FREE Admission (except Opening Ceremony)
As a befitting finale of a major year for Singapore sports, December 2015 will see Singapore hosting the 8th ASEAN Para Games. It is history in the making as it will the first time Singapore hosts the ASEAN Para Games, and a multi-sports event for the disabled of this scale. 15 sports will be featured and you can catch all the excitement for FREE! Seats are limited and entry is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For schedules and venues, visit www.aseanparagames2015.com.
Gardeners' Day Out
5 & 6 Dec 2015; 9am - 5pm
Koalamania - A Furry Farewell Party
5 - 27 Dec 2015 (Weekends only)
Admission charges apply
The koalas are heading home to Australia so Singapore Zoo is throwing a huge Furry Farewell Party for them this December! Check out all the fun and exciting activities in store for families:
Doll up for the Furry Farewell Party with funtastic face-painting and glamorous glitter tattoos.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Rainforest Courtyard
NAT GEO STORY TRAIL
Embark on a story trail around the park to find out who is leaving the zoo!
Time: 10am – 4pm (Saturdays Only)
Venue: Rainforest Courtyard
Meet and greet the mascots and snap wild photos with them!
Time: 10.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm (30mins)
Venue: Singapore Zoo Entrance Plaza
JUNGLE PARTY CRAFTS
Visit the craft corner DIY your own jungle party essentials, like mini pinatas, animal party blowers, jungle crown and more.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Pavilion next to Rainforest Kidzworld
WOW WILD MAGIC SHOW
Join the jungle magician as he charms you with magic tricks and ventriloquist acts!
Time: 11.45am & 2.30pm
Venue: Rainforest Kidzworld Amphitheatre
Go wild with whacky games around the zoo and pit yourself against the game masters to win prizes.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Various locations in-park
Handcraft a postcard for the koalas and Koala Mail will deliver it to the zoo when they are back home!
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Australian Zone
Get up close and have a feel of the scaly reptiles and incredible invertebrates.
Time: 2pm (30 mins)
Venue: Exit of Fragile Forest
Time: 3pm (30 mins)
Venue: Snake House
A Bulim Carnival Day
6 Dec 2015; 10am - 4pm
Bulim Bus Depot (21 Bulim Drive, Singapore, Singapore 648170)
Join Tower Transit Singapore on our Journey from the West! Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in a bus depot? Join us on A Bulim Carnival Day, where you and your family can go on an exclusive tour of the Bus Depot, enjoy great performances and take part in fun activities throughout the day! REGISTER NOW for the event and receive an exclusive Tower Transit Singapore goodie bag on the event day! Walk-in participants on event day are also welcome. There will be a free loop shuttle service from Jurong Point. For more details, visit HERE.
Sleep Walk & Carnival
6 Dec 2015; 7.30am - 12pm
Tampines Retail Park
Carnival is FREE
Tampines Retail Park comprising major retailers Courts, Giant, and IKEA, is celebrating its 9th anniversary with a Carnival and “Sleep Walk”! The Carnival is free to attend and will treat all in the family to a host of fun games with prizes to be won. A registration fee is applicable for “Sleep Walk” participants and they will receive a goodie bag upon completion of their walk. Kids born in 2006 can sign up for free! For details, visit HERE.
GUI Kampung Day
12 Dec 2015; 9.30am - 3pm
Kampung Kampus (Beside ORTO)
Kampung Day is a community affair by Ground-Up Initiative and there would be lots of activities to partake in that brings out the art of sustainable living at their Kampung Kampus in Yishun! Exciting workshops are available on a registration basis at j.mp/guikampungday, and other activities are open to the general public to walk in.
Not only will there be Kampung Play games and fun hands-on stations (eco play dough; mini mud bricks; Kampung tours etc), chemical-free greens by Farmily 家和农 as well as kopi and snacks will be on sale! All activities are available on a contribution basis that goes toward supporting the operations of the Kampung Kampus.
Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
12 Dec 2015; 9.30am - 11.30am
Pulau Ubin (Meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk)
FREE but registration is compulsory
The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though there is no going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. Perfect or families and kids. Registration for 12 Dec walk will open after 25 Nov 2015. Visit HERE for details.
Bird Watching along the Southern Ridges
12 Dec 2015; 7.30am - 9.30am
Mount Faber Park, Entrance of Henderson Waves
FREE, but registration is complusory
Go on a bird watching tour at the Southern Ridges, where up to 43 species of birds have been spotted so far. Volunteer guides from STMicroelectronics will take you through the Forest Walk and the Singing Forest in search of these beautiful birds. Do bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a zoom function for a better experience. Register via HERE.
Connecting with Nature: Bats are Beautiful!
12 Dec 2015; 6pm - 8pm
Hort Park, Greenhouse Workshop Area
$25 per child
Bats are awesome flying mammals. They are important to us as they help pollinate plants that in turn produce fruit for us. Insect-eating bats help control our pest populations, while fruit-eating bats help disperse seeds that contribute to our forests’ growth. Sign up now to enjoy a fun lesson and bat-watching session, combined into one thrilling evening! To register, email NParks_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg. Please provide your name, contact number and number of participants. After which, payment has to be made by cheque by 6 December 2015.
SG50 Concert Series in the Park
19 Dec 2015; 6pm - 10pm
Gardens by the Bay (The Meadow)
To cap off a year of national celebrations, the sixth and final instalment of the 'SG50 Concert Series in the Park' will be held at Gardens by the Bay on 19 December 2015. Look forward to entertaining performances from The Sam Willows, Tosh Zhang & Wei Liang, Tay Ke Wei, Sebastian Tan aka Broadway Beng, and other artistes as you picnic in the open fields of The Meadow.
National Play Day
19 Dec 2015; 10am - 9pm
Singapore Sports Hub
Enjoy a fun-filled day out with your family at The National Play Day Carnival! Exciting activities and entertainment await: Art and Craft Workshops, Interactive Game Booths, Live Stage Performances, Roving Entertainers, Photo Opportunities with celebrities and superheroes, Bouncy Castles and lots more! For more details, visit nationalplayday.sg.
Singapore Red Cross Fish For Food 2015
26 Dec 2015; 9am - 4pm
D'Best Fishing Main Pond (90 Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Town Park)
Fishing Ticket: $100/Ticket
Tickets purchase: Online at http://fishforfood.peatix.com OR On-site at:
1. D'Best One Stop Minimart (90 Pasir Ris Central) opens 24hours
2. Red Cross House (15 Penang Lane) during office hours (9am - 6pm)
School Holiday Sports Programmes
Various dates and timings
The school holidays are here again! Keep active, be happy and be sporty by choosing from a range of Parent-Child Programmes like Aeromodelling Mini Glider Workshop, Tchoukball, Ultimate Frisbee and Children’s Programmes like Archery, Canoe Polo, Table Tennis!
If you are a Singapore citizen or a Permanent Resident, sign up as ActiveSG members and use your ActiveSG dollars to offset the payment (up to 30%) for the programmes. For a complete list of programmes available, visit HERE.
Christmas Shows at the Shopping Malls
Take your pick from Peppa Pig, Barbie, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Dora, Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Strawberry Shortcake, Sesame Street, Star Wars and more! See the entire comprehensive list here: www.cheekiemonkie.net/2015/11/christmas-shows-at-malls-2015.html
Star Wars at Changi Airport
Now until 5 Jan 2016
Look no further, Star Wars fans. To kick start its annual year-end festive celebrations, Changi Airport is bringing a part of the galaxy far, far away to fans, travellers and visitors alike, with two of the film series’ iconic starfighters - X-Wing Fighter at T3 and TIE Fighter at T2 - landing in Singapore for the very first time. Children will be enthralled by the resident holiday favourite, a bouncy playground, located at T3’s Departure Hall (Check-in Row 11). Inspired by the Hardangerjøkulen Glacier, one of the filming locations of Star Wars, the Norway-themed playhouse features a four-metre high slide, an illuminating ball pit, a ski slope and even a rock climbing lighthouse station for juniors to conquer. For more details, visit HERE.
TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil
Now until 13 Dec 2015
Tue - Fri: 8pm | Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm | Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm | No shows on Mondays
Under the Big Top, Next to Marina Bay Sands
$308 | $188 | $168 | $138 | $98
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The cast features 46 circus artists, actors, musicians and singers from 17 countries performing an impressive collection of jaw-dropping acrobatic acts. Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM is an uplifting array of athleticism, soul-touching theatrics, lavish costume designs and cutting edge digital effects.
With acrobatic performances evoking selected scenes from the story of evolution, TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential. Read our review HERE, and click HERE for tickets.
Monsters of the Sea
Now until 28 Feb 2016
10am - 6pm daily
The Annexe, Science Centre
Singaporean/PR: $20 (Adult) | $16 (Child 3-12) | $58 (2A & 2C)
Standard: $25 (Adult) | $20 (Child 3-12) | $72 (2A & 2C)
Come face to face with legendary sea creatures that rule the marine world! Explore how they adapt to the living conditions in the vast uncharted ocean and get an insight into some of the most well-known mythical creatures like the Kraken, Loch Ness Monster and Chinese Dragon. Board the vessel and be transported into the unknown ocean at the Monsters of the Sea Exhibition. Enter the portal and get immersed in a dimension where prehistoric creatures exist alongside other sea animals. Making its Asia Pacific debut in Singapore, the exhibition spans over 2,000 sqm and hold the largest animatronics collection of life-sized marine reptiles, mammals and fishes. For more information, visit HERE.
The Former Combined Operations Room (fCOR) Exhibition
Now until 31 Jan 2016
Tour timings: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 2.00pm, 2.45pm & 3.30pm
*No walk-ins; Pre-booking is compulsory.
Courtyard, 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, Singapore 168976
Situated in a bomb-proof bunker, the fCOR is a significant and iconic historical structure of the SPF. It was the nerve centre where major crises have that shaped current Singapore were managed and resolved. These include the numerous communal and communist related incidents, such as the 1956 Chinese Middle School Riots, Konfrontasi, and the 1969 racial riots.
The exhibition re-creates the 1950s settings and furnishings of the fCOR, specifically after 25 October 1956 when combined operations between the army and police were activated after 4,000 students protested against the de-registering of the Singapore Chinese Middle School Students' Union (SCMSSU) by staging a stay-in demonstration that progressively turned violent.
Guided tour booking details HERE.
Now until 13 Dec 2015
Mon - Fri 10am | Sat & Sun11am & 2.30pm
DBS Arts Centre
Weekdays (Tue - Fri): S$35, S$32 | Weekends (Sat & Sun): S$45, S$42
Omni-Theatre Astronomy Exhibition
21 - 29 Nov 2015
11am - 9pm (Last showtime at 8.30pm)
JEM, L1 Atrium
Brought to you by the Singapore Science Centre, journey into space with the Omni-Theatre's portable planetarium experience! Catch the Milky Way up close and spot the constellations and planets in a starry sky. Plus, there will be a fun workshop for kids too!
Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival
21 - 29 Nov 2015
Wed: 6pm | Thu & Fri: 2.30pm & 6pm | Sat & Sun: 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm
Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
$35, $55, $65, $85 & $120
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters! For tickets, visit HERE.
The Enormous Turnip
21 Nov - 6 Dec 2015
Sat & Sun: 11am, 2.30pm | Tue (24 Nov 2015): 10.30am, 2pm
Wed - Fri (25 Nov 2015 till 27 Nov 2015): 10.30am
Tue - Fri (1 Dec 2015 till 4 Dec 2015): 11am
SOTA Drama Theatre
I Theatre’s unique brand of professional actors, unforgettable songs, mask, puppetry and theatre magic again brings you the story of a tiny mouse – and an Enormous Turnip, with an improved and reinvented version of our sold-out production from 2013. For tickets, visit HERE.
Wan Qing Culturefest 2015
21 Nov - 5 Dec 2015; Various Timings
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
All activities are FREE
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall proudly presents Wan Qing CultureFest 2015. Enjoy an exciting line-up of performances by local artists, craft demonstrations, documentary screenings, public lectures and more as the whole family can indulge in memorable cultural treats in a fun manner! For more details, visit HERE.
21 Nov - 31 Dec 2015
Meet Santa's Newest Helpers - Decorator Crabs @ UWS
21 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016; 10am - 7pm daily
Underwater World Singapore
Admission Charges apply
Underwater World Singapore (UWS) is celebrating Christmas with a unique ‘Xmas Fashion Show’ performed by Santa’s newest helpers - the Decorator Crabs - a group of crabs that engages in the unique behaviour of attaching materials from its surroundings onto its shell as camouflage or as anti-predator defence. This Christmas, parents and kids are invited to witness the Decorator Crabs’ spectacular ability to dress themselves up with stylish Christmas outfits and catch them in action, as they parade in Xmas outfit they assembled themselves from now till 3 Jan 2016.
To encourage the whole family to come out and play during the school holidays, UWS is offering a ‘Play like a Child’ promotion for Singaporeans and local residents where adults get to pay child rate at $20.60/pax (Usual: $29.90/pax).
Christmas Toyland Floral Display
21 Nov - 5 Jan 2015
9am - 9pm daily
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission Fees apply
A brand-new Christmas Toyland floral display blooms in the coolness of the Flower Dome. This year, toys reign supreme amidst yuletide floral favourites like the poinsettia, Christmas rose, winter heather and holly. Towering over the enchanting floral display is the centerpiece of Christmas Toyland – an 11-metre-tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys. This multi-tiered traditional German wooden carousel will transform into a ‘live’ stage, hosting a series of festive performances for the very first time in the Flower Field. Remember to pick up a Garden Trail map too! For more information, visit HERE.
Home for the Holidays Programmes at Flower Dome
21 & 22 Nov 2015 and 5 & 6 December 2015 | 1.45pm - 6.30pm
STORYTELLING BY PLAYERS THEATRE
21 - 22 Nov 2015 :4.30pm - 5pm & 5.15pm -5.45pm
5 - 6 Dec 2015: 3.45pm - 4.15pm; 5.15pm -5.45pm
Come celebrate the Christmas season at Gardens By The Bay with an Enid Blyton Christmas. In Enid Blyton's The Christmas Book, the much loved author tells the stories of how many Christmas traditions came to pass. Why is Christmas pudding called plum pudding? Why do we have a turkey? Players Theatre will be bringing those stories to life with an enchanting skit full of warm Christmas fuzzies. "Christmas presents and Christmas pudding and a turkey and crackers and Christmas trees.
21 - 22 Nov & 5 - 6 Dec 2015 | 3pm - 3.45pm & 4.45pm & 5.15pm
Come and take photos with cute Christmas mascots in the Flower Dome and outside the Flower Dome!
VENTRILOQUIST - SENSATIONAL STEPHANO
5 - 6 Dec 2015 | 6pm - 6.30pm
Enjoy a ventriloquist session with The Sensational Stefano in a unique and interactive stand-up comedy magic show
For a full listing of all programmes, visit HERE.
Play It Forward
From 22 Nov 2015; 10am - 10pm
Causeway Point, Central Atrium L1
Frasers Centrepoint Malls will be introducing Singapore’s very first charity ball pool event – Play It Forward. The ball pool, which is roughly four-fifths the size of a badminton court, offers children and adults alike the chance to dive in, have fun, unwind and enjoy some quality play-time in a colourful sea of balls.
Here’s how it works, with a minimum donation of $5 you can enjoy 15 minutes of free play in the ball pool. In return, Frasers Centrepoint Malls will match your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000! But all this fantastic Christmas spirit fund raising fun doesn’t end there because as part of the Care & Share Movement, from now until 31 March 2016, total donations will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government!
Planned as a year-long initiative by Frasers Centrepoint Malls, in partnership with Community Chest, the ball pool is aimed at raising funds for Family Services Centres (FSCs). FSCs serve as community based family resources, providing much needed support for families that are facing difficulties.
National Gallery Singapore Opening Celebrations
24 Nov - 6 Dec 2015
Mon to Thur 10 am to 7 pm | Fri, Sat & Sun 10 am to 11 pm
Art Carnival at Padang: 5pm to 11pm (27 to 29 November only)
National Gallery Singapore
FREE but entry to the Gallery building is by tickets only
Book your tickets online HERE from now until 6 Dec.
Book your tickets online HERE from now until 6 Dec.
More than 20 free events and activities await when the National Gallery Singapore officially opens on 24 Nov 2015! Expect to be immersed in engaging and moving art experiences at the Gallery’s opening celebrations and inaugural art festival. Spanning over two weeks from 24 November to 6 December 2015, National Gallery Singapore’s Opening Celebrations will offer a diverse programme designed to captivate and kindle a curiosity for art. For more details on what to see and do, visit HERE.
Fan Yang 2015 Bubble Legendary Show
28 & 29 Nov 2015
10.30am, 1.30pm & 5pm
Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
$28, $48, $58, $68 & $88
Fan Yang is a world renowned bubble scientist, artist, and performer. Over the past two decades, Fan has explored the fascinating unknown world of soap bubbles, combining art with science. He has transformed a simple bubble into a beautiful piece of art, bringing bubble media into a new artistic dimension for the masses. Fan's ingenious creations and dedication to the pursuit of his dream has brought to life an utterly unique form of entertainment. He emerged as Master of the Soap Bubbles and earned international acclaim in Germany, being voted "Artist of the Year" and is currently a 19-time Guinness Book of World Record holder, most recently having put an 8,800 lb elephant in a bubble. For tickets, visit HERE.
398.2 Storytelling Festival
28 & 29 Nov 2015; 11am - 5.30pm daily
28 Nov: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
29 Nov: Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
There will be FIVE stages or sessions running at each venue simultaneously, virtually throughout the day from 11am - 5.30pm, offering almost 18 hours of storytelling per day! You, the audience, will be free to move from room-to-room (between sessions!) You can tailor your experience to suit your interests! Each of the five stages will be dedicated to a particular kind of story, audience or way of telling: the Showcase stage will feature almost every teller telling one or two stories; for kids aged 4 -6 yrs; Asian folktales; tales from far and wide and stories told in Mother Tongue. For event schedule and more details, visit HERE.
Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium
1 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
10am - 7pm
S.E.A. Aquarium, RWS
Singaporean/PR: $28 (Adult) | $15 (Child 3-12 & Senior 60 & above)
Standard: $32 (Adult) | $22 (Child 3-12 & Senior 60 & above)
Ho ho ho! Hop onto the aqaurium's one ray open sleigh and dive into a sea of festivities at S.E.A. Aquarium! Fish for fun facts on marine animals, meet and greet diving Santa and his Elf, be awed by the recycling Christmas tree, and swim away with fantastic prizes in our sure-win lucky spin. Come join us for a Christmas with a bubbly twist!
“12 Days of Fishmas” activity trail
Diving Santa has hidden 12 underwater presents with his Christmas marine animals. Track down all these marine animals and answer the 12 questions to receive Santa’s special treat at his underwater workshop.
Sure-win lucky spin
Get lucky at our Fishmas lucky spin where you could walk away with prizes. Limited to one spin per child.
Fishmas with diving Santa and Elf
Santa Claus and his elf are coming to town… in their diving suits! Get your cameras ready and catch them in action!
Meet manta mascot
Our friendly manta mascot will be going around the aquarium giving free hugs and plenty of photo opportunities. Be sure to snap a photo with him!
Everyone’s favourite Santa Claus will be going around the aquarium spreading well wishes. Be sure to catch him.
The Future of Us
1 Dec 2015 - 8 Mar 2016
9am – 9pm daily (Last entry at 8.30pm)
Gardens by the Bay - 30 Marina Boulevard (near Bayfront MRT Station)
FREE but entry to the exhibition is by tickets only
Book your tickets online HERE
‘The Future of Us’ exhibition is an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future. The exhibition will call on Singaporeans to share their hopes and dreams for themselves, their family and the nation, and to participate in steering the Singapore journey towards the future. It is the capstone event to round up Singapore’s SG50 year of celebrations. For more information, visit www.thefutureofus.sg.
3 - 6 Dec 2015
Thu - Fri: 8pm | Sat: 1pm & 8pm | Sun: 1pm & 7pm
$30, $50, & $70
An enthralling revival of the world's most beloved ballet, Swan Lake will bring the year to a spectacular finale as SDT rekindles this famous classical masterpiece. A ballet for all ages, Swan Lake tells the story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion. Through evocative music, resplendent sets and raiment, and breath-taking ballet movement, audiences can expect to be treated to a stunning masterwork. For tickets, visit HERE.
The Amazing ToyBox Concert 2015
4 - 6 Dec 2015; 10am & 4pm
It's been Ten Years of The Amazing ToyBox, and what a wonderful 10 years it has been!
Come celebrate with Abby Ant, Sheriff Bob, The Boogie Bug Dancers and even Santa Claus, as they sing and dance to your favourite ToyBox tunes. This year being a special anniversary, they will be performing their Greatest Hits as well as new tunes from their latest album! Featuring Abby the Adventure Ant, the well-loved Sheriff Bobcat Buckles, and the highly-energetic Boogie Bug Dancers, this show promises to be loads of fun for the whole family. Recommended age group: 1 - 6 years. For tickets, visit HERE.
4 - 13 Dec 2015
4 Dec: 11am-10pm | 5-13 Dec: 10am - 10pm
Suntec Singapore, Hall 401 - 405
BookFest@Singapore has established itself as Singapore's largest and most successful book festival over the past seven years. In 2015, the annual mega book and stationery event will return for the ninth year running, targeting book lovers, students, educators, book retailers, distributors, families, and working professionals once again.
5 Dec 2015; 1pm - 5pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Join us on a journey to explore, discover, and create! Be captivated by fascinating performances, journey across Asia with incredible storytellers, or make your own masterpiece.
5 Dec 2015
2pm - 5pm
The Playtent (180 Joo Chiat Road #02-01 S'pore 427451)
$10 per workshop
Art Rojak! Is a community initiative by The Playtent to introduce and make arts accessible to the immediate community. Wander freely from 2-5pm around the space, sampling the different crafts & learning the tricks of the trade. Play music, sing songs, dress up as a lion or Superman whilst creating these innovative pieces of art. Pick and mix, have fun! For more information, visit HERE.
Winter Wonderland - Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir in Concert
5 Dec 2015; 7.30pm
SOTA Concert Hall
$25 & $30
SLO presents a bit of sparkly tinsel and sprinkling of snow, with the beautiful merry voices of the children from SLO. Tunes from the famous Frozen animated movie, including the epidemic, Let It Go and traditional favourites that reflect the wonders and emotions of the winter season, both sacred and secular. These include Italian carol Dormi Dormi, Mary Where Is Your Baby, This Little Babe and Benjamin Britten’s, A Ceremony of Carols. In support of our local talent, SLOCC will also be presenting two Singaporean compositions. For tickets, visit HERE.
Treasures of the World from The British Museum
5 Dec 2015 - 29 May 2016; 10am - 7pm
National Museum Singapore
Singaporean/PR: $14 (Adult); Free for students, seniors & children
Standard: $20 (Adult); $16 (Students & Seniors); Free for children under 6
Explore the finest artefacts the world has to offer at this highly-anticipated exhibition from the British Museum in London! Come face to face with the “unlucky mummy” falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, marvel at gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves and be fascinated by the magical transformation mask from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Featuring stunning relics from ancient civilisations and treasures spanning Africa, Oceania and the Middle East, as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas, this extensive collection encompasses over two million years of abundant culture and history.
Young Explorers' Zones
Visit the Young Explorers’ Zones in the gallery with your little ones. Learn about fantastical creatures from the ancient world! Be awed by the glitters of the gemstones! Or, indulge yourselves in a good read about world cultures! Be sure to pick up takeaway Young Explorer activity sheets and cards from the learning stations and embark on a self-explorative journey to discover more treasures from different cultures around the world though animals, adornments and materials. Recommended for children 7 – 12.
Mune Le Gardien De La Lune
6 Dec 2015; 3.30pm
Alliance Francaise (1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130)
Necross, a corrupt titan, wants the Sun for himself and places the balance of night and day on earth in great peril. Mune is the new Guardian of the Moon, and is unprepared for such an accident. With the help of a wax-child named Glim and the warrior, Sohone, he goes out on an exciting journey to get the Sun and the Moon back to their rightful place in the sky. For tickets, visit HERE.
Cinderella - A Fairly True Story
10 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun: 2pm & 7pm | Thu: 7pm Only | No shows on Tue & Wed
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
$78, $108, $138 & $168
A refreshing new take on a classic fairytale. From the internationally acclaimed creators of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story comes the Asian debut of Cinderella, A Fairly True Story. A spectacular musical production everyone in the family can enjoy, featuring an international cast, a mix of original music and popular hits, with dynamic choreography and memorable moments of magic. For tickets, visit HERE.
The Sound of Music
11 & 12 Dec 2015; 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio
This December, Vocal Associates Festival Children's and Youth Choirs will bring you one of the world's best loved musicals - Rodger and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Featuring a cast of children and youth under 18 years, including past and present winners of the American Protege Competition, relive the musical once more with classics such as Edelweiss, So Long, Farewell, and also the Broadway tunes of An Ordinary Couple and No Way to Stop It. For tickets, visit HERE.
11 - 13 Dec 2015
Fri: 5pm | Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm & 5pm
SOTA Drama Theatre
$38, $48 & $58
Direct from the UK, Dear Santa is the perfect family Christmas production! The story is based around a child who writes to Santa for a special Christmas present. After searching for the perfect present, Santa finds just the right one and delivers it on Christmas Eve. Rod Campbell, author of Dear Zoo, brings the magic of Christmas to life in his newest children's show. Suitable for children from 2 years old, this show consists of only one act and includes audience participation. After the show, the kids might even get a chance to meet Santa. For tickets, visit HERE.
Straits Family Sunday
13 Dec 2015; 1pm - 9pm
FREE Admission for Singaporeans & PRs
Explore the colourful world of Peranakans! Make arts and crafts based on the museum's collection, or go on a special, themed tour of the galleries. Dress up with the whole family in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya, and enjoy a fun-filled Sunday at the Peranakan Museum.
A Fun and Interactive Afternoon with a Special Elephant!
19 & 20 Dec 2015
1.30pm & 3.30pm (1 hour session)
Let kids learn to find joy in simple things and accept one another’s differences through the eyes of a cheerful, optimistic and colourful elephant! Guided by facilitators from ACTs of Life, parents and kids can take part in an interactive craft and storytelling session that stimulates interest and imagination in young ones through prop-making, singing and movement.
The Art of Speed
Now until 3 April 2016; 10am - 6pm (Tues - Sun)
Playeum's Children’s Centre for Creativity
(Blk 47, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, #01-23, Singapore 109444)
Child (1-12): $20 | Accompanying adult: Free | Additional accompanying adult: $10
Read the monkies' experience here: www.cheekiemonkie.net/2015/09/playeum-art-of-speed-children-centre-for-creativity.html
The Good Dinosaur: Opens 26 Nov 2015
Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie: Opens 10 Dec 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Opens 17 Dec 2015
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip: Opens 24 Dec 2015
Now on at ArtScience Museum
Admission charges apply
Come on a journey. See history being made. Walk the tunnels of CERN and stand in the heart of a collision. The Collider exhibition consists of 8 zones — From Past to Present, Theatre, Inside the Large Hadron Collider (which features 3 zones), Collision, Detectors and Discovery. Immerse, encounter, analyse, and uncover their stories. For more details, visit www.marinabaysands.com/museum/collider.html
Tranium MegaChamps Holiday Workshops
3-4, 7-10, 15-16 & 28-29 Dec 2015
Details of Workshops: www.megachamps.com.sg/confident-speech.html
Read about Ash's & Ayd's experience HERE.
Do you have any other activities for children this November and December School Holidays? Do share them in the comments below! HAVE FUN!