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15 December Festive Experiences In Singapore You Won’t Want To Miss (2019)

There are many exciting line-ups of events happening this December to ring in the new year and celebrate the festive season. Whether with your beau or with your family in tow, you’ll be sure to have lots of fun at the assortment of activities to choose from below.

1. Furama Festival (Dec 6-Jan 26)

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Come and be merry at #FestiveFurama, the indoor carnival that’s free for all to enjoy. It will be held every Friday and Saturday in Furama Riverfront and Furama City Centre.

Other than their 12-foot tall Christmas tree, you get to enjoy carnival games and VR gaming while bopping along to tunes by Orchestra of the Music Makers. Plus, you’ll get to see none other than Father Christmas himself giving out his gifts on site. Don’t forget to participate in their lucky draw too.

Date & Time: Dec 6 to Jan 26 | 11 am-2 pm and 5 pm-8.30 pm

#FestiveFurama: Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen St, S059804 | Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Rd, S169633 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market (Dec 13-15)

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Back this year with its sixth edition, the Epicurean Market will have you savour exclusive menus and cocktails from celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck and David Myers. In addition, on Dec 14-Dec 15, the Sands Expo & Convention Centre will be hosting a weekend market where you can get exclusive treats and wine.

Eat to your heart’s content and satisfy your cravings with food and drinks from Koma, Origin+Bloom, Mott32, and over 50 other booths. Included in the festival line-up are free masterclasses led by celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck and a festive market to add to the holiday cheer.

Date & Time: Dec 13 to Dec 15 | 12pm-9pm and 12pm-10pm

Price: Adults: S$49/pax & S$25/pax (Children aged 6-12 years old) | Tickets are available here.

Marina Bay Sands’ Epicurean Market: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall A-C, Level L, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 01895 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Festive Celebrations at Andaz Singapore (Dec 5-Dec 31)

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If you’re looking for a place to hold that year-end department party or planning to take your parents to a nice dinner, Andaz Singapore has you covered.

Bust out that gaudy Christmas sweater from a weird relative and join in Alley on 25’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. Don’t worry about going to Mcdonald’s afterwards— instead, get your fill of dishes like Prime Rib Roast Beef and glazed Kurobuta Ham. If you prefer something fancier, indulge in 665°F’s three-course Christmas menu, and wash it down classily with a glass of Delamotte champagne.

If you’ve already got Christmas plans, Alley on 25, Mr Stork and 665°F have food-filled New Year events for you to check out. Treat yourself to scrumptious lunches, elegant tea-time, or delectable dinners in the heart of Singapore.

Date & Time: 24 Dec – 1 Jan

Price: Adults: S$148 – S$888 | Tickets are available here.

Andaz Singapore: 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354 | Tel: 6408 1234 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Festive Brunch Buffet at Tanjong Beach Club (Dec 25)

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Beach and brunch have two things in common—the letter ‘b’ and how relaxed they make you feel. Spend a lazy day at Tanjong Beach Club and enjoy a brunch spread fit for kings and queens.

Keep the children entertained with face painting, balloon sculpting and more while you indulge in Yuletide delights. A seafood bar will be available to offer you the freshest catch, and meat-lovers can pamper themselves at the live carving station. Finish off your gastronomic experience with a turn at the dessert table. Surely the diet can start next year.

Date & Time: 25 Dec 2019 | 11.30am – 3pm

Price: Adult: S$138 ++, Children (5 – 12 years old): S$58 ++ (children 4 years and below dine free when accompanied by a paying adult) | Tickets are available here.

Coastal Christmas 2019: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942  | Website | Facebook | Instagram

5. A Christmas Carol (Dec 13-Dec 15)

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Bah! Humbug! With the year coming to a close, humble yourself with reflections on 2019 with past, present and future spirits of Ebenezer Scrooge in a one-man portrayal of the Christmas classic.

Journey with multi-discipline British actor Clive Francis as he takes on Charles Dickens’ iconic holiday tale. Stay for the after-show party and meet the legend himself over a spread of refreshments.

Date & Time: 13 & 14 December 2019 at 8pm | 15 December 2019 at 5pm

Price: Tickets start at S$58 | Tickets are available here.

Address: The Elizabeth Room at The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Rd, S289761

A Christmas Carol at the British Theatre Playhouse: The Elizabeth Room at The British Club, 73 Bukit Tinggi Rd, S289761 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

6. The Great Circus of Europe (Dec 20-Jan 1)

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Love all things whimsical? The Great Circus of Europe is setting up its Big Top at the Bayfront Event Space at Marina Bay and everyone of all ages is welcome to have a ball of a time.

There are no lions being whipped or balancing acts of elephants here. Instead, this modern circus ropes you in with stunts perfected by a talented ensemble of circus performers from around the world that will leave you awestruck.

But it’s not just a circus either—the entire experience is topped off with Uncle Ringo’s family-friendly carnival games, thrilling rides and tasty bites at the food street.

Date & Time: 20 Dec to 01 Jan | 2 – 3 shows per day (with one 15 min intermission)

Price: Tickets range from $70 to $150 | Tickets are available here.

The Great Circus of Europe: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970 | Website | Facebook

7. Island Lights (Nov 16-Dec 31)

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Sentosa’s Island Lights is back again this year—bigger and better. Guests can enjoy the ONE 15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™ where boats are illuminated in LED lights and decorations, providing a perfect backdrop for your aesthetic Instagram shots.

You’ll also find a 135m-long space with seven unique light art installations created by local and international artists. The ShadowDialby LEDscontrol from Barcelona is where guests can experience the perception of time in a multi-sensory way. There are a plethora of other festive activities to enjoy such as movie screenings, performances from fire twirlers, and more.

Date & Time: Nov 16-Dec 31 | 6.30pm-10.30pm.

Price: Free

Island Lights: Sentosa Cove Village, 1 Cove Avenue, S098537 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. A Universal Christmas at USS

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Get into the Yuletide spirit with A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore (USS), featuring brand new shows, festive décor, and fireworks.

Catch the Despicable Me family and adorable Minions dressed in their Christmas best at Hollywood or swing by New York to watch Santa Claus unveil a new show: The Great Christmas Invention.

The show features animated projection mapping and the largest-ever meet and greets with your fave characters. Expect some snowfall here in sunny Singapore too.

Date & Time: Dec 2 to Jan 1 2020 | 10am-9pm & 10am-10pm

Price: Admission is included with regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore | Tickets are available here.

Christmas on a Great Street: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, S098269 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

9. Crazy Christmas: Crazy Grinch Asians (Dec 11-Dec 21)

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You’ve heard of a White Christmas, you’ve heard of a Blue Christmas. Now, brace yourselves for a Crazy Christmas. Spend your Yuletide with a star-studded cast such as Kumar, Sebastian Tan and Selena Tan.

The show will feature an array of sketches, from stand-up to dance sequences with characters from the City of HO (that is, ‘good’ in Hokkien) and follow the tale of Crazy Rich Asians, as lived by a Crazy Grinch Asian. Love the play on words, there.

Date & Time: Dec 11 to Dec 21 | Various Showtimes

Price: Tickets from $48 | Tickets are available here.

Crazy Christmas: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Rd, S178907 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Clarke Quay’s 2020 Countdown Party (Dec 31)

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Let’s get the party started with Clarke Quay’s 2020 Countdown party at the iconic Fountain Square. Let your hair down and shake it like you just don’t care at this year’s Vision theme.

Mediacorp Artist 987FM’s Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang will celebrate the arrival of a new decade along with the talented Shirlyn + The UnXpected and DJ HardBreaker (Le Noir). That’s a great line up right there.

Date & Time: Dec 31 | 8.30am to 12.30am

Clarke Quay’s 2020 Countdown Party: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

11. Marina Bay Countdown 2020 (Dec 31)

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Countdown to 2020 at Marina Bay against the spectacular Singapore skyline. Is there any view better than this? You’re spoilt for choice with the plethora of activities going on too.

Party with local celebrities at Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2020 countdown concert at The Promontory, or with a bevvy of live musicians at Esplanade Presents: Come Together.

If you’re looking for more family-friendly entertainment, then you’ll enjoy  The Great Circus of Europe and Starlight@The Lawn where bouncy castles, performances and food awaits.

Date & Time: Dec 31 | Various Locations and Timings.

Marina Bay Countdown 2020: Website | Facebook | Instagram

12. Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition (Dec 31)

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With Star Island Singapore’s Countdown Edition, you’ll definitely start off the New Year with a bang. Literally. With Japanese-designed fireworks and pyrotechnics, expect to be treated to a multi-sensory musical show complete with 3D sound to enhance your viewing experience.

Plus, there will be pre-show happenings for the whole family to enjoy including, live DJ performances, and a food village for those who might get peckish.

Date & Time: Dec 31, doors open at 5pm, show starts at 10.40pm

Price: Tickets from $88 | Tickets are available here.

Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, S03980 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

13. Bar Rouge presents Electric Sky (Dec 31)

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Catch stunning views of the fireworks from way up high only at Bar Rouge. Party the night away like there’s no tomorrow with their all-star line-up of the bar’s resident DJs.

DJ Kenneth Francis kicks the evening off with nu-disco and disco tunes, before DJs Styluxtakut, Rattle, and Fadile take over to spin Hip Hop and R&B hits through the night. Be sure to come dressed in a midnight blue outfit to complement the night’s theme, Electric Sky!

Date & Time: Dec 31 from 10pm-6am.

Price: Pre-sale tickets from $68 and event day tickets at $88 | Tickets are available here.

Bar Rouge presents Electric Sky: Bar Rogue, Swissotel The Stamford, Level 71, 2 Stamford Rd, S178882 | Tel: +65 9177 7307 | Email:  bar.rouge@swissotel.com | Website | Facebook | Instagram

14. CÉ LA VI presents NYE 2020 – Sky Casino (Dec 31)

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Usher in the new year with CE LA VI’s New Year’s Eve Party, Sky Casino. Expect to see games such as Roulette, Blackjack and Texas Hold’em Poker. Plus, enjoy Vegas-style performances, fire-breathing spectacles, and dance the night away with chart-topping hits.

Participate in their best-dressed contest and stand a chance to walk away with a bottle of champagne on the house.

Date & Time: Dec 31 from 8 pm onwards.

Price: Tickets prices start from $138 | Tickets are available here.

Sky Casino: CÉ LA VI Club Lounge, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel, Tower 3, Level 57, S018971 | Tel: +65 6508 2188 | Email:  reservation-sg@celavi.com | Website | Facebook | Instagram

15. Siloso Beach Party (Dec 31)

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Known for their awesome beach parties, there is no better way to welcome the new decade than in Sentosa. You’ll get to enjoy music performances, fireworks and party with international stars including Mashd N Kutcher, Julian Jordan, Make You Freak, and DJ Queenzell, as well as local spinners DJs Kaylova, Jade Rasif, Caden, Jensen and Kevin O’Hara. Sweet.

Date & Time: Dec 31 from 6pm to 6am.

Price: Tickets prices start from $68 | Tickets are available here.

Siloso Beach Party: Sentosa Island, Siloso Beach Walk Singapore 099989 | Tel: +65 6736 8672 | Website | Facebook | Instagram


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Tricia Ferdinandt

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