Dec 26, 2018

20 Holiday Activities in Singapore to bring kids to end 2018 on a high!

Post-Christmas, and we are on to the final week of the 2018... as well as the remaining week of the year-end school holidays. It's the final chance to add more fun to close the year on a high and I have just the suggestions for you. ENJOY!

Get some theme park fun in the sun!

A Universal Christmas
1 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2019
Universal Studios Singapore
Admission charges apply

Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Singapore and embark on a Christmas adventure with plenty of fun for the whole family!

Elf Town
Stroll around Elf Town where you’ll meet some of Santa’s helpers such as the mustachioed Chester Chestnut and sweet Sugarplum Mary. You can also join them in interactive stations to test if you’ve been Naughty or Nice or even help out at the toy factory! Then, hang out with some of your favorite characters all dressed up in their Christmas best!

Santa’s Snowy Sleigh Parade
Our Christmas Parade is here to spread light, joy and holiday cheer, as you witness a full lineup of characters and dancing elves enchant your evening. Then, witness the stunning Santa’s Christmas Light Up show before the characters gather for a group meet & greet to end the night!

Santa's Christmas Light-Up Party
Witness the stunning Santa’s Christmas Light Up show before the characters gather for a group meet & greet to end the night!

PRESENTAtion Day Show
It’s PRESENTation Day in Elf City, and you’re invited! Watch as a new toymaker attempts to prove her skill and talent to Santa himself, in an exhilarating show with original songs, thrilling B-boy routines and plenty of colourful costumes to keep you enthralled and dancing along!

A Christmas Date with Marilyn Monroe Show
Come enjoy this Christmas show and join Dean, Frank, and Fred as they get ready to exchange gifts with their favorite leading lady - Marilyn Monroe! There’s just one problem…THEY FORGOT TO GET MARILYN A PRESENT!

Oscar’s Grouchmas Show
Oscar's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. In the eyes of the Sesame Street gang, that’s as good as being Christmas’ greatest enemy! But this year, there’s a change coming, and Oscar is about to learn all about the power of kindness and thoughtfulness, transforming him into this holiday’s #1 fan alongside his pals on Sesame Street.

Turntables (Christmas Edition)
Turn the tables on the performers in this new and interactive musical Christmas show! Featuring favourite yuletide staples and the hottest holiday hits, guests can go on stage and ‘spin the record’ to decide the next song in the holiday-themed set-list. Expect the unexpected with a completely different set with every show, but always be assured of a great time!

Rhythm Truck (Christmas Edition)
Enjoy Little Drummer Boy beats on the streets of New York at our all-new Christmas Rhythm Truck. Featuring a brand new mobile stage float, come see and hear live percussion, vocal looping, sleigh bells and B-boy tricksters entertain. A dynamic street show fusing raw energy, sound, technology and Christmas cheer, this unforgettable, interactive experience is sure to bring festive cheer to your Christmas!

Betty Boop Step Into Christmas Show
Betty Boop and her boop’n beauties, Kate and Rose, are steppin’ into Christmas! Bringing their signature vocals and delightful dancing, these girls will tap their way into your hearts, and put you in the Christmas mood!

King Julien’s Merry Mambo Christmas Party
Put on your boogie shoes and prepare to dance to the beat of your favourite Madagascar Christmas hits at King Julien’s tropical Merry Mambo Christmas Party!

Dance For The Magic Christmas Beans
Move it with the cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar films as we celebrate the joy of Christmas with a mash up of Madagascar Christmas hits!

Fun In The Sun
Now until 30 Dec 2018 (Weekends & Public Holiday only)
Adventure Cove Waterpark
Admission charges apply

Supersize your holiday fun and Christmas joy at Adventure Cove Waterpark! All weekend long, it’s Fun In The Sun with games, prizes and more! Play games such as a lip-sync battle on water, or knock your opponents into the water by jumping on floats! Grab your cameras, post cool photos, and stand a chance to win ZoukOut 2018 VIP tickets, priority queue passes or even an action camera. Attractive prizes await you every weekend from 17 Nov till 30 Dec - so gather your pals and head on down for some Fun In The Sun this Christmas season!

Brick-Tacular Holidays
1-31 Dec 2018
LEGOLANF Malaysia Resort
Admission charges apply

There’s no better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your loved ones than participating in the exciting line-up of activities at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort. Experience Christmas like never before as you walk through the Snow Globe, where you can catch failing snow and snap memorable family portraits; then stay back to witness the lighting up of the Giant DUPLO Christmas Tree against the evening sky.

Plus, you wouldn’t want to miss out the Advent Calendar draw where you can stand to win amazing prizes every day in December! All these and more await at this Brick-Tacular Holidays! Come view the 3D LEGO Fireworks Musical Show on 31st Dec - The skies will light up with a truly spectacular 3D fireworks display, inspired by the awesome world of LEGO.

Get up-close with animals!

Dragons & Beasts @ Singapore Zoo
Now until 31 Dec 2018
Singapore Zoo
Admission charges apply

The flying reptiles of legend and other mythical beasts have descended upon Singapore Zoo. Not to plunder and destroy, but to awe and inspire. Enter the Valley of Myths and come face-to-snout with 17 creatures from fantasy and folklore like the Unicorn, Phoenix and of course, Dragons from 17 Nov – 31 Dec 2018.

Apart from fire-breathing dragons, Singapore Zoo will host some icy visitors from beyond the wall. In collaboration with HBO Asia, Singapore Zoo will for the first time ever, display a 3D replica of Viserion, the Night King’s Ice Dragon from the hit HBO Original series GAME OF THRONES. Mark your calendars as the Night King himself and his White Walkers will be making special appearances on 17, 18, 24 and 25 November 2018.

For more information, visit HERE.

Twilight Encounters @ Night Safari
Now until 31 Dec 2018
Night Safari
Admission charges apply

An After Dark Adventure of Fantasy and Mystery. Triple the wild factor with Rainforest Lumina, Night Safari Walking Trails and the first ever Festive Pop-up Market in the heart of Mandai. For more information, visit HERE.

Tales of Fearsome Creatures @ River Safari
Now until 30 Dec 2018
River Safari
Admission charges apply

Joining forces with Lockdown Singapore—Singapore’s leading Escape Game provider—River Safari is turning into a giant board game ruled by these fearsome river creatures; brave adventurers must save themselves, and they win a Pin of Honour when the quest is completed.

Designed for the family, adventurers can form groups of up to six participants to solve puzzles to escape. Pick up interesting information about these fearsome river creatures—such as the Green Anaconda and Tiger Fish—along the way! If that does not satiate your thirst for knowledge, sail along the river banks and discover fun and fascinating facts during our feeding sessions for the Giant River Otter, Red-bellied Piranha and Electric Eel.

For more information, visit HERE.

Nothing's just Black & White @ Jurong Bird Park
Now until 30 Dec 2018
Jurong Bird Park
Admission charges apply

See black, white, and a whole lot more when you meet the penguins at Jurong Bird Park this festive season. Discover interesting nuggets of information on these aquatic birds; chat with our friendly penguin keepers to find out why penguins are black and white, and seize the opportunity to feed penguins by hand! Guests can catch the tuxedoed cuties excitedly chasing after bubbles as part of their enrichment, and win a collectible penguin pin when they complete games.

For more information, visit HERE.

The First Glowing Ocean in South East Asia
Now until 6 Jan 2019
S.E.A. Aquarium
Admission charges apply

Come experience five multisensory zones filled with glowing sea animals and stunning light art installations. Immerse yourself in an experiential journey with mesmerizing Sea Jellies, colourful corals and mysterious deep sea creatures brought to life in a mystical holographic experience like no other. For more details, visit HERE.

Let the kids stay up late!
(it's the last week of holidays, after all)

Island Lights
Now until 31 Dec 2018
7pm - 11pm
Palawan Beach, Sentosa

This November, massive art installations are taking over Palawan Beach. Walk amongst these ultra-instagrammable landscapes built by local artists such as Sam Lo, Teng Kai Wei and Tina Fung. Before you ask, yes, you’re allowed to play with them. And unlike a traditional art gallery, selfies are highly encouraged. Instagram boyfriends (and girlfriends), use #IslandLights to show off your photos.

Besides the illuminating art, there’s also a live band playing you tunes through the night, and tasty snacks at the food kiosk. So put on your flip flops and join us for a laidback night at Sentosa Island Lights 2018, from 16 November till 31 December, 7 to 11pm.

Palawan Pirate Ship
16 Nov - 31 Dec 2018  (Every Thursday - Sunday)
9am - 10.30pm (Water play extended until 8pm)
From 16 Nov - 31 Dec, Palawan Pirate Ship will be illuminated in the evening just for you and your kids to celebrate the festive season! Programmes that you can exclusively enjoy with your kids include: Interactive Doodle Wall, Graffiti Workshops, DIY Glitter Slime and DIY Liquid Squishy Ball.

 Rainforest Lumina
Now until Dec 2018
7.30pm - 12am
Singapore Zoo
Adults $22 | Child (3-12) $16
*10% discount for online purchases

Pull the vines aside and meander along the path to where a lush and luminous universe awaits you. Rainforest Lumina transforms the Zoo into a dreamy whimsical landscape against a symphony of light and sound when night falls, and consists of a easy 1km walk with various interactive light and sound installations dotting the trail. Consisting of 11 zones - of which 3 are interactive and will prove extremely popular with kids (& adults) - the trail will allow visitors to meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely animals heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world. Head HERE for my review.

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
22 Dec 2018 - 24 Mar 2019
4pm - 11pm
Bayfront Event Space

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, bringing up to 50 thrilling rides to the year-end festivities. Ring in the new year onboard four new thrilling rides this year.

Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment; and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019
31 Dec 2018
Marina Bay

Ending off the Celebrate in the City with a loud bang is the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019, gathering everyone at Marina Bay to ring in the hopes, dreams and aspirations for the new year with activities including student-collaborated light projections, Car-Free New Year’s Eve at the Civic District and a food truck festival.

Do not miss the magnificent firework display proudly choreographed by Star Island, a ticketed multi-sensory fireworks musical that brings together larger-than-life pyrotechnics and lights, 3D sound and world-class performance acts.

Indoors has its own kind of fun too!

A Jolly Ho-Ho-Holiday 2018
Now until 31 Dec 2018
10am - 5pm
Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre has a line-up of craft activity, workshop, thematic tour, and I-nnovate SG! Challenge, to keep you and your little ones busy this year-end holidays! Do note that most of the activities take place over the weekends.

Musical TARU
7 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
Thur - Fri: 8p | Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun: 2pm
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
From $58

Siblings Nali and Gao Feng are joined by their friend Da Fa for a night at the museum. Suddenly, a mysterious lunar eclipse occurs. Before they know it, the exhibits come alive and the fossil of a baby T-rex, TARU, goes missing! With the help of the newly animated exhibits, can our daring trio save baby TARU?

A box-office hit in Korea, this Mandarin musical features life-sized dinosaur skeletons, an impressive museum set, and a catchy soundtrack that will have you singing along. Catch Musical TARU with the entire family and go on a big adventure promising plenty of laughs, tears and drama! For tickets, visit HERE.

Saturdays@ACM: Happy New Year!
29 Dec 2018; 1pm - 5pm
Asian Civilisations Museum

Saturdays@ACM is a family-friendly programme on the last Saturday of every month at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Families can spend a full day exploring the wonders of Asian art and folklore. Enjoy creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances and drama, and storytelling in the museum's galleries. Each month features a different theme - learn tales behind popular cultural festival, embark on a journey across ancient civilisations, and make your masterpiece inspired by thousand-year old artworks.

Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition
27 Nov 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
27 - 30 Nov 2018: 10am - 7pm | 1 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019: 9.30am - 7pm
Maritime Experiential Museum

This November, Resorts World Sentosa invites visitors to set sail on the high seas as we welcome the first ever ONE PIECE exhibition in Singapore! With one of the longest-running anime series and over 440 million manga volumes in circulation worldwide, ONE PIECE is indisputably one of the most popular Japanese creation ever. In this exhibition, very rarely brought out of Japan, visitors can expect to discover the infinite imagination of creator Eiichiro Oda as they wander through a gallery of his illustrations, get up close and personal with a replica of his work desk, and even experience as if they have jumped into the mind of Eiichiro Oda with a unique Virtual Reality Experience!

Other highlights of this exhibition include plenty of illustrations from Eiichiro Oda and of course, a merchandise shop stocking original T-shirts, stationery, and even ultra high-resolution reproductions of Oda’s original illustrations. For more information, visit HERE.

The Little Prince: Behind the Story
Now until 17 Mar 2019; 10am - 7pm
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Adults: S$8; Child: S$6; Free admission for Singapore Citizens & PRs

Based on the book The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry, the exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication.  Discover how the well-loved story came about and the unusual man behind its creation.  Meet unforgettable characters from The Little Prince and experience its iconic moments.  On display are stamps and philatelic materials, personal belongings of the author, illustrations, books and sculptures.

Soak in the year-end festive atmosphere!

Disney Magical Moments - Christmas on A Great Street!
Now until 2 Jan 2019
Orchard Road

Decked out in spectacular lights inspired by Disney’s beloved characters, this Christmas is sure to bedazzle you. The magical experience is made possible by Hitachi, Main Sponsor of the annual Christmas Light-up since 1991. Expect to be captivated by the Disney-themed displays, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, pop-up stores and even a Christmas Village filled with delectable food and drinks, amusement rides, and nightly live performances.

Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza • 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2018
Sun – Thu: 11.30am – 10pm daily | Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm daily | Christmas Week (20 – 24 Dec 2018): 11.30am – 11pm daily

Feast at the Timbre X Food Village & Bar, visit the Hitachi Santa House, have a merry time on our amusement rides or simply immerse yourself in the festive season with nightly live performances. Complimentary craft activities for kids are also available at the Hitachi Santa House. There’s definitely something for everyone at the Christmas Village!

Santa Claus Meet & Greet Sessions at the Hitachi Santa House
Fri & Sat: 7pm – 9pm daily

"Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum" floral display
Now until 6 Jan 2019
9am - 9pm | 9am - 10pm (30 Nov - 26 Dec 2018)
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

Pixie dust fills the air as Disney Tsum Tsum brings a touch of magic to the Christmas floral display at Gardens by the Bay. It's time to get the fairy lights and festive baubles ready as Mickey and his Tsum Tsum pals stack up to decorate the tallest live Christmas tree in Flower Dome. In this special "Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum" floral display, Olaf feels right at home amidst a snowy landscape of poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly, while Dumbo prepares to take flight with a sled full of presents. Come celebrate the holidays with your favourite Tsum Tsum pals in this festive display at Gardens by the Bay! Read my review HERE.

A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi
16 Nov 2018 - Mid-Feb 2019
Changi Airport

Wizarding World fans rejoice, as all manner of magical magnificence descend upon Changi Airport this festive season! From 16 November 2018 to mid-February 2019, witches, wizards and Muggles will get the opportunity to experience the magical Wizarding World, right in the heart of Changi Airport – where spaces will be transformed into iconic locations from the film series, complete with various themed activities and exclusive Harry Potter memorabilia.

Fans of all ages will get the chance to meander through the captivating Diagon Alley-inspired setup (located near Terminal 3 Check-In Row 11) and participate in fun activities. Fans can don a robe inside the iconic shop, Madam Malkin’s Robes for all Occasions, learn how to cast spells, practice their Quidditch skills at the Quaffle Toss game and stack coins on a giant Niffler replica.

Visitors are also welcomed to take a leisurely stroll along the High Street of the enchanting Hogsmeade Village-inspired setup and take in the sights of well-known shops featuring Zonko’s Joke Shop, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, Owl Post Office and even catch a glimpse of the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the distance. Located right at Terminal 3 Departure Hall, fans and visitors will be spellbound by daily live shows and simulated snowfall – guaranteed to get them in that festive, wintery mood as they capture wonderful holiday memories with the Hogwarts Express as the perfect backdrop!

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