Dec 22, 2020

30 December School Holidays Activities (Singapore) for Kids to end 2020 on a High!

Woah, what a ride 2020 has been... and in a flash, it's only less than 10 days to the end of the year!

And that also means, it is less than two weeks to the start of the new school year! *groan* But at least there's still two more weeks of fun to be had and memories to be made too. So I have compiled a list of 30 activities for you to enjoy with the kids, so that all of us can have a smashing end to 2020... and a fantastic hello to 2021! 😄

Cause It's Christmas @ HomeTeamNS Khatib
Dec 2020
HomeTeamNS Khatib

Celebrate a Christmas like no other at HomeTeamNS Khatib with awesome goodies and promotions! Head to HERE for more details. But wait, while you are there, you may want to check out Adventure HQ, Singapore’s largest multi installation indoor hub that spans a massive 2,800 square metres across four storeys, and comes complete with TEN installations that cater to thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies of all levels!

Just let your kids read my REVIEW and they will be clamouring to go.

Children's Storytelling and Crafts by NParks
26 Dec 2020; 9am - 10am

Come listen to a story about Kingfisher and Dog and learn about some of Singapore's wildlife too! After the story, join in for an arts and crafts session to make your own animals! Please prepare the following items for your children to use for the craft session:
- At least 2 square pieces of coloured paper
- Black marker
- Cardboard (optional)

Online link will be sent to successful registrants. Please sign up HERE.

Bazaar In the Garden @ Jurong Lake Gardens
26 Dec 2020; 8am - 5pm
Jurong Lake Gardens

Bazaar In the Garden is back! There will also be guided tours at the Gardens (with safe management measures in place). Be sure to check out the various online workshops and activities that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home too! Visit HERE for more details.

A Walk in the Park
26 & 27 Dec 2020; 2 & 3 Jan 2021
Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Centre & Cox Terrace

Come along for A WALK IN THE PARK and re-discover the historical and enchanting Fort Canning Park. Four video-art compositions themed Hope, Light, Joy and Peace connects the elusive laws of Nature with the guiding emblems of the season. These installations are prominently displayed at Jubilee Park Lawn. There will be Christmas decorations at Jubilee Park Lawn and Fort Canning Centre as well!

Christmas Wonderland 2020
Walk of Lights: Now til 27 Dec 2020 (6.30pm - 11.00pm) $5
Supertree Grove
Virtual Wonderland: Now til 31 Dec 2020

Christmas Wonderland 2020 will be revamped with a slew of new, exciting, and favourite offerings this year end. The seventh edition of Singapore’s biggest festive event will feature specially curated stunning light installations in brand new designs, including the Spalliera, Path of Tranquility, Cassa Armonica and more at Gardens by the Bay in the Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland.

Complementing the physical event is an enchanting online digital wonderland packed with interactive content, games galore for all ages, festive performances, and shopping from the comfort of your home. For details, visit HERE.

Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore
Now til 27 Dec 2020; 10am - 7pm
National Museum of Singapore
Free Admission (General admission tickets are required for entry into the exhibition galleries)

Embark on an exciting time-travelling adventure with Doraemon, the lovable robot cat, and the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)! Explore stories of Singapore with us through fascinating artefacts in the museum's galleries and our National Collection.For details, visit HERE.

Dino Fest
24 - 27 Dec 2020; 3pm – 11pm (last entry at 10pm) (*24 Dec: 1pm - 11pm)
Changi Airport, Terminal 4, Arrival and Departure Halls 
Adult (Above 12 years old): Thurs & Fri - $6 | Sat & Sun - $9 *Includes entry to Dino Fest and complimentary 5 x $1 DinoDine vouchers
Child (7 - 12 years old): Thurs & Fri - $5 | Sat & Sub - $7 *Includes one complimentary activity (choose 1 out of the following): a. Paint your Dino; or b. Dino Canvas; or c. 2 x complimentary tries at Dino Claw
Child (6 years old and below): Free Entry

Dino Fest at Changi Airport is a Dino-themed festive market like no other! In addition to exclusive food, drinks, crafts and merchandise, kids get to enjoy photo ops with lifelike Dinosaurs, walk along roving raptors and even pet baby dinosaurs! For tickets, visit HERE.

Disney's Outdoor Explorers at Singapore Zoo & River Safari
Now til 27 Dec 2020
Singapore Zoo & River Safari
Admission charges apply

Embark on the Explorer’s Trail and follow Mickey’s tips at Singapore Zoo or be hot on Minnie’s heels at River Safari to figure out where the doodle animals have meandered off to. Complete the activities in both parks and redeem exclusive Mickey and Minnie charm keychains. At the same time, learn fun facts about the animals and their habitats through the Explorer’s Doodle Mission. Completing the mission gains you an animal charm of the week to add to your Mickey and Minnie charm keychains. Reunite the doodle animals and complete the doodle missions every fortnight to get your hands on the full set of charms for your keychains. For more details, visit HERE.

Wild about Wildlife
Now til 27 Dec 2020
Night Safari
Admission charges apply

Walk and encounter nocturnal animals using a digital guide on the Breadcrumbs app. Discover little-known scenic spots along the walking trail and participate in games and activities on the app to earn experience points and unlock rewards like exclusive enamel pins. Make it to the top of the leaderboards to secure complimentary Safari Adventure Tours or park memberships. Make your next selfie extra wild, with augmented reality versions of the nocturnal animals while you gain insights into their extraordinary traits.

Visitors who prefer a live guide and more personalised experience can embark on the Safari Adventure Tour – Insider Edition – where they can traverse Night Safari like a VIP on a private buggy. They will be hosted by their very own wildlife guide and have a giant encounter at an exclusive Asian elephant feeding session to round off the wildlife outing. For more details, visit HERE.

A Green Dot
23 Dec (8pm) - 1 Jan 2021

A Little RAW, an inclusive young dancers company, brings you on a journey to discover how one adapts and strives in an environment that divides. Inspired by the green movement of guerrilla gardening, the performance hopes to dissolve the grids that society has built through dancing without boundaries… gardening without boundaries. For details, visit HERE.

A Roaring Dino Christmas with PAW Patrol
Now til 27 Dec 2020
City Square Mall

Your favourite heroic rescue pups are back for the howl-idays to celebrate the festive season with you and your family! Jump into action with thePAW Patrol from Nickelodeon’s hit series, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, and have a Roaring Dino Christmas at City Square Mall.

From 20 Nov to 27 Dec, redeem an exclusive PAW Patrol Dino Rescue wrappers and gift sets when you spend at City Square Mall this Christmas. Then from 4 to 27 Dec, join the PAW Patrol in the first-ever PAW Patrol Dino Rescue-themed e-hunt in Singapore – the paw-some Dino Rescue Treasure Adventure! For more details, visit HERE.

Now til 27 Dec 2020; 7pm onwards
Sky Park (Level 3)

A Christmas Story comes to VivoCity in full dazzle! Adorned with grand sized ornaments from the tale of the Nutcracker and friends, make your way up for a pose by the 15m tall tree as it lights up the evening sky every night at 7pm at VivoCity’s Sky Park!

Make Your Holiday with Apple
Now til 31 Dec 2020

From now until December 31, wrap up the year with a bit of creativity and ‘Make Your Holiday’ with free projects for the whole family from Today at Apple. Join virtual sessions and get hands-on with the Project Book so you can share gratitude, create gifts, and celebrate together this season. 

Create Gratitude Grams to say thanks, an Emoji Quilt of Appreciation, a Poster for Good, and experience many more fun and gift-worthy projects with the free Project Book! Get the free Project Book and check out upcoming virtual sessions from November 20 on

The Legend of Bukit Merah
Now til 31 Dec 2020

Introduce the kids to a popular folktale, one that highlights an iconic landmark in Singapore. Enjoy this engaging and unique digital presentation through sights and sounds that will take them back to the early days of Singapore! For details, visit HERE.

Changi Festive Village
Now til 3 Jan 2021
Changi Airport

No travel, no problem! Experience a getaway like no other here at The Changi Festive Village! Come explore, stay, eat, shop, and create magical memories at Changi Airport! Be spoilt for choice with exciting dinosaur and tokidoki-themed activities, fun-filled stays, educational camps, craft workshops, a weekend festive market filled with indulging treats and more!

For more details on what to expect, read my post HERE.

LEGO® Festive Carnival at CapitaLand malls
Now til 31 Dec 2020
Various CapitaLand Malls

Go on a “Singapoliday” and have a memorable festive shopping experience with never-before-seen carnival-themed LEGO® sets and designs across 13 participating malls – Bedok Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Bugis+, Bugis Junction, Funan, IMM, JCube, Junction 8, Lot One Shoppers' Mall, Plaza Singapura, SingPost Centre, Tampines Mall and Westgate. For the first time ever in Singapore, immerse yourself in multiple whimsical scenes entirely built out of LEGO® bricks as you complete your festive shopping across participating CapitaLand malls. For more details, visit HERE.

Children's Season 2020
Now til 3 Jan 2021
Various Venues & Various Timings
Virtual & On-site

Children’s Season is back this year with a plethora of activities and educational programmes for families and children to enjoy online and at the Museum Roundtable museums and heritage galleries. Join us for craft workshops, storytelling sessions, performances and more during this year-end school holidays! For various programme details and schedule, visit HERE. Download the full Children's Season 2020 programme HERE.

Sentosa Island Lights with Sanrio Characters
Now until 3 Jan 2021
Session 1: 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Session 2: 8.30pm - 9.30pm | Session 3: 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Siloso Beach (entrance at Sapphire Pavilion)
FREE (Pre-booking is compulsory)

Bond with your family and loved ones while walking down memory lane at Sentosa’s festive light-up, Island Lights with Sanrio characters. Featuring seven larger-than-life light installations on Siloso Beach, the event is set to welcome favourites such as Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody and Little Twin Stars, as they whisk you back to the past with classic icons from Sentosa over the years. Read my review HERE.

Entry to Island Lights is FREE but pre-booking your date and time slot online is compulsory. No walk-ins will be entertained so it is highly recommended that you reserve your visit slot before heading down. There are three 1-hour time slots per day and you may register up to 5 persons per visit from the following sessions every night: Session 1: 7.30pm to 8.30pm; Session 2: 8.30pm to 9.30pm & Session 3: 9.30pm to 10.30pm. Sessions are available for booking opens 5 days in advance, at 0000h of each day (i.e. bookings for 13 December, opens on 8 December, 0000hr). You can pre-book your tickets HERE.

"A Better Tomorrow" Festival of Lights
Now until 3 Jan 2021
7pm - 11pm daily
Jurong Lake Gardens

Take a night stroll the gardens and see 28 sets of large lantern displays with themes including animals, countries, Zodiac and Christmas. There are two main zones:
- ‘It’s a Small World’ features lantern displays of iconic landmarks unique to different countries around the world. This area is at Lakeside Field, which is nearest to the North Carpark.
- ‘Lucky Zodiac’ is located nearer to South Carpark, which features lantern displays of the 12 horoscopes.

A Universal Christmas
Now til 3 Jan 2021
Universal Studios Singapore
Admission charges apply

It’s the jolliest time of the year again at Universal Studios Singapore! Come meet the Merry Minions of Christmas, enjoy fun photo moments with Poppy and Branch from DreamWorks’ Trolls, immerse in interactive movie sets, and experience our biggest lucky draw giveaway yet! Oh, and don’t forget to let loose on the thrilling rides to make it a season to remember. For more details, visit HERE.

Poinsettia Wishes
Now til 3 Jan 2021; 9am - 9pm daily
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Admission charges apply

This year’s Poinsettia Wishes brings a little slice of European-holiday cheer to the tropics with a reimagined Gouda City Hall, an iconic landmark in the Netherlands visited by many for its Christmas candle light-up, dazzling Luminarie installations, a wishing well, and festive plants such as poinsettias, cyclamens, pansies, hellebores and real Christmas trees! For details, visit HERE.

SEAASON of Rediscovery
Now til 3 Jan 2021
S.E.A. Aquarium
Admission charges apply

Immerse yourself in sights and sounds like never before – we’ve transformed the aquarium with specially designed light effects and fascinating soundscapes. Head to new zones like ‘Shipwrecked!’, where you’ll see how a ship’s end of service leads to the birth of a thriving new habitat. Be dazzled by the Coral-ful Wall, which isn’t just educational, but visually stunning – perfect for photos that you’ll want to share. For more details, visit HERE.

Trees of the World 2020
Now til 3 Jan 2021; 7pm to Midnight daily
Singapore Botanic Gardens
(From Nassim Gate to Tanglin Gate)

The Trees of the World display is a collaboration with the community to bring festive joy and cheer to all while raising funds for the Singapore Botanic Gardens.The Trees of the World 2020 edition sees trees in Singapore Botanic Gardens between the Nassim and Tanglin Gates specially adorned in festive lights, lit up from 7 pm to midnight daily.

The Quest for Lost Gold Sentosa Virtual Game
Now til 10 Jan 2021
Freeplay (Family Friendly): All Day
Facilitated (Group): $20 per team of up to 6 players

Gather your family and friends now to explore Sentosa’s first ever virtual escape game set in Fort Siloso! Solve puzzles, hunt for treasures and explore Singapore’s only preserved coastal fort in Fort Siloso - The Quest for Lost Gold. There are two different game modes, and ‘real-world’ prizes to be won! For details and to sign up. visit HERE.

Scribble Town

Now til 31 Jan 2021

Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Monday) | 10am – 5pm (last admission at 4.30pm)

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

What counts as bullying? Can seemingly innocuous words and actions be hurtful to the people around us? What can we do when we witness bullying, and how can we all contribute to a bully-free culture? To answer these questions and raise awareness on this issue, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has collaborated with Singapore Children’s Society to present Scribble Town, an interactive exhibition for children aged between 9 and 12 that invites visitors to embark on a quest alongside characters Sam, Dan and Lydia, to save the fictional world of Scribble Town and bring colour back into their world.

On display at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) from now till 31 January 2021, the exhibition features comic artwork across three different stations – The Flying Mariner, Darkwoods Forest, and Bleak Mountain – and 80 comic frames. Visitors will follow the three characters on their journey as they attempt to fix the Colourwheel to save Scribble Town. Through the adventure, visitors will get to observe the interactions between Sam, Dan and Lydia – the ways in which they speak, act and respond to one another – in order to gain a better understanding of the different types of bullying, how and why bullying occurs, and the corresponding impact on the involved parties.

Otah & Friends

Now til 26 Feb 2021; 9am - 9pm daily

Bayfront Plaza (Beside Bayfront MRT)

$15 per pax (Min. 2 pax)

Close your eyes and count to ten - ready or not, Otah & Friends await! Gather your crew and challenge yourselves to a game of hide-and-seek with Otah & Friends at Singapore's first otter-themed escapade. Explore Otah's visually stunning and brightly coloured rooms to find the cheeky otter before the cookies in his oven burn! In this 45-minute adventure, rummage through his cabinets to look for clues, lounge amidst the lush foliage, and wrap up the experience with a visit to Otah's lemonade cart in his backyard. For more details, visit HERE.

Lite On!

Now til 21 Mar 2021, Various Timings

Downtown East


Soak your senses in 4 iconic light installations by a collective of homegrown artists who have interpreted light in night and day:

Bubble Play by Shophouse & Co - 7pm - 12am

EAT.PLAY.SHOP.STAY by Band of Doodlers - 6.30am - 12am

Shades of Self by Space Objekt - 10am - 10.30pm

Somewhere Out There by Speak Cryptic - 10am - 10.30pm

Planet or Plastic?

Now til 28 Mar 2021

ArtScience Museum

Admission charges apply

Learn about the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 powerful photographs and videos in an exhibition by National Geographic. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, plastic waste is everywhere. Planet or Plastic?, ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit-breaker, shines a spotlight on the fragility of the natural environment as a result of the global plastic waste crisis. The exhibition endeavours to raise awareness of society’s dependence on plastic by visually depicting the crisis and highlighting the innovative individuals and communities who are working on solutions to this urgent problem. For more information and tickets, visit HERE.

FREE Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens) for everyone

Now til 31 Mar 2020

Receive a free Senotsa Fun Pass worth 20 tokens just by signing up at The tokens can be used at certain attractions including Nestopia, S.E.A. Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Museum, Trick Eye Museum, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom, AJ Hackett, Segway Fun Rides, Headrock VR rides, Singapore Cable Car : Sky Pass Round Trip and Mega Adventure Park.

- Redemption must be made by a member of the household with proof of residency. Please bring along the original form of identification and confirmation email for verification.
- Per registered household is entitled to only a 1-time redemption of 2 Sentosa Fun Passes loaded with 10 Tokens each.
- Free Sentosa Fun Pass (20 Tokens ) will be issued in 2 Sentosa Fun Passes each loaded with 10 Tokens.
- The tokens in the Free Sentosa Fun Pass cannot be combined into 1 Sentosa Fun Pass.
- Registration for Free Sentosa Fun Pass can only be done via from now till 31 March 2021.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass must be made by 31 March 2021, while stocks last.
- Redemption of Free Sentosa Fun Pass can be made at any Sentosa Ticketing Counter.
- This redemption is only valid for locals and residents in Singapore.
- Free Sentosa Fun Passes are valid for 2 consecutive days and time stipulated, or until closure of attractions, whichever is earlier.

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express
Now til 13 Jun 2021
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday: 10.00am – 9.00pm | Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00am - 7.00pm | Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm
West Lawn (Next to Bayfront Plaza)
$25 per pax (Admission is free for entrants aged 3 years and under)

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express offers visitors a chance to embark on a fascinating journey through the history of the Orient Express, reliving the experience of travellers who boarded the train more than 100 years ago. Spanning over 2000sqm, the pop-up attraction will feature two original train carriages, classified as National Treasures of France and a 158-year-old locomotive shipped from France to Singapore, along with 300 precious items such as uniforms, shields, a pullman car, affiches, Louis Vuitton original luggage, priceless porcelain, and more. For details and tickets, visit HERE.

Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present
Now til 29 Aug 2021; 10am - 7pm
National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore presents Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present in collaboration with The Straits Times, as part of the newspaper’s 175th anniversary. Featuring photographs and artefacts, including those contributed by members of the public, as well as audio-visual footage, sounds, scents and special digital features, Home, Truly explores the moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people. For details, visit HERE.

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