Love the holidays, but hate the resulting traffic jams, over-crowded malls and impossible-to-book restaurants?
Rejoice! This year, there’s a better way – and place – to celebrate: South Beach Avenue aims to be your one-stop Christmas destination for food, shopping, music and more. Starting December 15 through 17, 2017, this stretch located within the South Beach development, will mark its first anniversary by becoming a Scandinavian-inspired winter wonderland, dubbed Santa’s Workshop @ The South Pole.
Tents at street level, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., will include a wide range of Singapore-made and locally designed products – sure to please even the pickiest of gift recipients.
Prefer to hand-make your own presents? Then, join one (or all!) of the three crafting workshops daily: Christmas Day Fondant Cookie Bar, Christmas Calligraphy or the DIY customised gift-wrapping paper station.
South Beach Avenue will also support home-grown Singaporean musical talents, including duo Rene & Stef, singing champion Jean Goh and others. And don’t miss the Christmas carollers, who will be adding to the festive cheer!
Last, but definitely not least, there’s plenty to keep the kids squealing with glee, like face-painting, a photo booth and LED Balloon giveaways as well as carnival games.
All proceeds from the games will benefit the nine non-profit organisations tapped by The Social Co..
And, of course, this lifestyle destination’s delicious eateries will offer set menus and holiday treats; while there, get holiday-ready with unique beauty treatments solely for the festive season. Feast first with your eyes below!
Fynn’s might be the perfect spot for a holiday get-together or corporate end-ofyear celebration, as the chic, yet casual Aussie restaurant has refreshed its menu right in time for the festive season. Try the new Prawn Risotto ($29), Signature Husk Meringue ($13, pictured) and more.
#B1-21, South Beach
NEXT: Vatos Urban Tacos →
Playful Mexican street food meets home-cooked Korean meals… meets Christmas cheer! Vatos’s scrumptious four-course Christmas set meal ($59) includes noms like tacos and Nutella nachos.
#01-03, South Beach Quarter
NEXT: Lady M →
Tuck into this dessert parlour’s seasonal cake: The Black Forest (from $9.50, pictured), silken layers of dark chocolate sponge, succulent brandied cherries and whipped cream.
#01-17, South Beach
NEXT: Real Food →
Special occasions don’t have to be cheat days. Everything here is free from artificial and processed ingredients, including the festive offerings like the organic, vegan and gluten-free Pistachio and Strawberries Raw Cake ($9).
#B1-19, South Beach
NEXT: ATMASTEL – Cucina Italiana →
Expect no less than a celebration-worthy meal at this eatery. And you can share the foodie love! Pick up a beautiful Atmastel Christmas Basket (from $38), which is packed full of goodies, like traditional panettone and fruit jam, all sourced from top artisan producers.
#B1-22, South Beach
NEXT: Caffè Vergnano 1882 →
This classy cafe is by Italy’s oldest family-owned coffee roaster, established in 1882! Fuel up with its Christmas drinks: the Peppermint Gianduja ($7.50) or Popcorn Latte ($6.50, both pictured).
#B1-17, South Beach
NEXT: Alchemist Beer Lab →
Is there any occasion that doesn’t call for beer? Spoiler: Nope. Plus, delight in special festive dishes here, like the Crumbed Turkey Croquette with Spanish Ham, Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Relish ($20, pictured).
#B1-16, South Beach
NEXT: Quaich Bar →
We’re not exaggerating when we say this dedicated whisky bar is like no other – it boasts more than 500 whisky labels, including some bottled exclusively for Quaich Bar! Take, for instance, the Deanston 14 Years Old ($450), with pleasant honeyed notes even at 57.9 percent ABV. The bottles make for great gifts, too – only 200 are available, each with a bespoke label.
#01-16, South Beach
NEXT: Aesthéa Medical Aesthetic Clinic →
Look your best for less. Enjoy special prices off aesthetic treatments such as a nose threadlift ($1,000) or 12 sessions of the brightening HydraFacial MD ($2,018).
#B1-24, South Beach
NEXT: Hairpage Underground →
Put yourself into the good hands of the stylists, trained in big brand names all over the world. Now, enjoy 40 percent off on a second item on selected haircare products.
#B1-25, South Beach
NEXT: Fynn’s →
By Sara Lyle Bow and Pinky Chng, The Finder (Issue 289), November 2017
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