Don’t miss the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition, featuring bespoke multi-media interactives and never-seen-before footage that unravel stories of the natural world. You can look forward to unique immersive experiences and interactive play elements (thanks to the latest technology) while learning more about the environment. ($23 per adult, $18 per child, $66 per family)
Get into the mood for Christmas with Associate Conductor Joshua Tan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) as they bring you glittering musical treasures for the yuletide season, complete with the ever-popular carol sing-a-long! (Tickets from $25)
Based on Raymond Briggs’s well-loved book, the story of The Snowman centres around a young boy’s snowman who comes to life on Christmas Eve. The duo embarks on a night-time adventure to meet Father Christmas, dancing penguins and reindeers, and more of the Snowman’s friends. But they also encounter perils on their quest – will they escape the evil of Jack Frost and make it back home in time for Christmas morning? (Tickets from $48)
December can be summed up in two words: gifts and travel! Drop by Guoco Tower’s Urban Park in Tanjong Pagar for a celebration of gifting and wanderlust. Get your travel information on Japan while shopping from a range of artisan retailers and sign up for the craft workshops for a kira-kira (which means twinkling or glittering in Japanese) Christmas!
Black Tropik, a collaboration between Abdelux and Labaude, was birthed with the intention of exposing music lovers to different genres of beats, especially afrobeat/afro-house/house. Let this French-Moroccan DJ duo, along with their killer tracks, take you on a journey through the tropics and bring the heat to the dance floor. (Free before midnight, $20 after midnight)
Want to get your hands on books priced as low as $1? Swing by the Epigram Christmas Market for special offers on great book gifts for everyone. Several authors will also be making an appearance to join in on the festivities. ‘Tis the season for a jolly book time!
Get the whole family down to the Enabling Village for a highly interactive storytelling programme and listen to the energetic and experienced storytellers — Roger Jenkins, Shalni Doshi and Alice Bianchi-Clark — as they share stories and fill you to the brim with sackfuls of memorable tales to take away! Recommended for kids aged four and above. Free admission.
It’s never too soon to look forward to the new year! Start your year-end party early in Clarke Quay with the best African pop music from DJ Manu and DJ JK as you gear up for 2020. (From $10 at the door.)
Don’t miss your chance for a private dining experience in the Singapore heartlands this festive season! Let husband and wife team, Chef Chris Choo and Dr. Rose Sivam, host you at their home with their “Taste The World” menu and quality entertainment. There’ll be turkey, lamb, dessert, wine, and of course, lots of festive cheer! ($108, RSVP here.)
End the year on a high note at this special concert featuring the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO). Enjoy classical favourites such as Romanian Folk Dance and Hungarian Dance, Chinese pop classic The Moon Represents My Heart, as well as Christmas tunes like Santa Claus is Coming To Town. Free admission.
SPH Gift of Music presents SCO Goes to Bukit Merah View
7 pm to 8pm
Bukit Merah View Square, 115 Bukit Merah View, 151115
Savour signature bites and tipples from over 50 booths at this annual food and wine fair. Here’s your chance to catch celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck of CUT & Spago, Tetsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin, David Myers of Adrift, and Justin Quek of Chinoiserie and JustIN in action! Also, shop for gourmet produce and holiday treats from the festive market and participate in more than 12 culinary masterclasses led by leading celebrity chefs. (Tickets from $48)
Be part of the sustainable movement and get your festive wardrobe at Underground Market’s curated fashion flea market where fashion personalities will be there to sell their pre-loved goodies! Rest assured, you’ll also be accompanied by good music, food and drinks as you shop. Free entry, bring your own bag and lots of cash!
By Muneerah Bee, December 2019 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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