Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: December 2017

By Lynn Wee   — November 28, 2017
  • Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp
    1 / 57 Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp

    Ditch the iPads and let your kids be one with nature this school holiday. At the Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp, your tweens can look forward to a myriad of activities such as paddy planting, an outdoor cooking challenge, art and science session with plants, and a guided farm tour at Bollywood Veggies.

    When: Dec 1
    Where:
    Bollywood Veggies
    Admission:
    Prices start from $90 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and tea.
    Find out more:
    www.bollywoodveggies.com

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  • Universal Studios Singapore
    2 / 57 Universal Studios Singapore

    You don’t have to wait till Dec 25 to start celebrating Christmas.
    Head on down to Universal Studios Singapore from Dec 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018 and bask in its festive atmosphere – expect twinkling lights, holiday displays and a larger-than-life Christmas tree.
    Kids will especially love the new musical production featuring Sesame Street friends, and the ‘Search for a Christmas Star’ show, which will showcase exciting performances, aerial acrobatics and “snowfall”.
    Don’t forget to drop by Santa’s Workshop and go on a journey with the elves to complete the tasks at its various thematic zones.

    When: Dec 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018
    Where: Universal Studios Singapore
    Admission: This festive experience is included with regular paid admissions to USS. Tickets costs $72 for an adult one-day ticket (for Singapore residents only).
    Find out more: www.universalchristmas.sg

    (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)  

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Anime Drawings
    3 / 57 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Anime Drawings

    What do Pokemon, Dragon Ball and One Piece have in common? These popular Japanese anime series are part of the new Anime X Stamps exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    Chronicle their origins in over 700 stamps, which also include classics from your childhood, like Astro Boy, and Doraemon. The exhibition runs until April next year. Admission is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
    If your tween can’t get enough of these cartoons, register her for the school holiday programme – An Enchanted Day with Stamps, Anime Drawings – where she will attend a drawing workshop by Jerry Hinds, president of the Association of Comic Artists.

    When: Dec 1, 2017
    Where:
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission:
    $60 per child, for ages seven to 12
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Sports Hub Community Play Day
    4 / 57 Sports Hub Community Play Day

    It’s the season of giving, and what better way to celebrate this time of year then to head down to the Sports Hub Community Play Day?
    There, families can participate in a myriad of activities such as the 3G massage workout – where family members of all ages will participate in a choreographed workout using hand-held massage hammer sticks – the G-Motion Fitness Marathon – a combination of Salsation, Zumba and Kardio Kickboxing workouts – and the KPopX fitness anniversary.
    Kids can also try their hand at various disability sports like boccia, wheelchair basketball and goal ball, while the adults get free health assessments on diabetes and weight management.
    There will also be a wide array of kid-friendly activities and games like story-telling, kids yoga, carnival and arcade games, archery and laser tag, face-painting and more.

    When: Dec 2, 2017, from 9am to 7pm
    Where: OCBC Square at Singapore Sports Hub
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: http://www.sportshub.com.sg/community/Pages/CommunityPlayDay.aspx

    (Photo: Singapore Sports Hub)

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  • Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo
    5 / 57 Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo

    Who says you can’t enjoy a bonfire in Singapore? At the Sleep with the Beasts camp, families can do just that.
    Besides a host of activities such as singing, dancing and games around the campfire, participants will also go on an educational journey and learn about the key roles invertebrates play at the Spineless Wonders behind-the-scenes tour.
    And if your little one is brave enough, he can even pet a stick insect or a hissing cockroach.

    When: Dec 2 to 3, 2017, from 3.30pm to 11am (next day)
    Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $155.15 for kids aged five to 12, and $181.90 per adult
    Find out more: www.zoo.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Fun On The Beach at Coastes, Siloso Beach Sentosa
    6 / 57 Fun On The Beach at Coastes, Siloso Beach Sentosa

    Celebrate the newly-restored beachfront with Coastes from Dec 2 to 3.
    There, kids will not only have lots of fun building their own sandcastles, they will also have a great time at its wide array of game stations and activities which includes beach bowling, giant genja, twister, balloon sculpting and airbrush tattoos.
    Parents are not left out either – lay back on the sunbeds and enjoy yummy beach snacks like chicken wings and pizzas.

    When: Dec 2 to 3, 2017, from 11am to 6pm
    Where: Coastes beach bar at Siloso Beach Sentosa
    Admission: Activities are free
    Find out more: www.coastes.com

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  • Christmas Festival at Quayside
    7 / 57 Christmas Festival at Quayside

    It’s never too early to celebrate the Yuletide season, and at the Christmas Festival at Quayside, you can do just that.
    There’s a dedicated kids’ area where your little ones can roam around and have fun at the various game booths such as the Giant Jenga, Connect Four and Ring Rope Toss, and be impressed by caricaturists and magicians.
    While the kids have fun, parents can shop away at the Christmas market, which boasts a selection of gourmet and homegrown gifts such as boutique artisan chocolates, homemade candles and traditional baked treats.
    There will also be festive food offerings from Summerlong, Super Loco and Publico.

    When: Dec 3, 2017, from 11am to 10.30pm
    Where: Robertson Quay
    Admission:
    Free

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  • Eco Christmas Fiesta Weekends
    8 / 57 Eco Christmas Fiesta Weekends

    Who says you can’t celebrate Christmas and do good at the same time? At the Eco Christmas Fiesta Weekends, you can do just that.
    The little ones will have so much fun participating in various workshops and activities such as the making of edible terrarium (pictured) and glittery candle holders.
    There will also be a winterland-themed bouncy castle, carousel and train rides. And, if you’re lucky, you might even catch Santa!

    When: Dec 1 to 3, and Dec 8 to 10, 2017
    Where: 
    Civil Service Club Changi
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.facebook.com/civilserviceclubchangi

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei!
    9 / 57 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei!

    How much does your little one know about our neighbouring country, Brunei? At An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei, kids will go on an interactive tour and learn more about the country’s culture, history and heritage through philately.
    She will also get to marvel at Brunei royal regalia and learn how to fold traditional head gear.

    When: Dec 4, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Giving Week 2017
    10 / 57 Giving Week 2017

    There are so many things to do during Giving Week 2017, which takes place from Nov 28 to Dec 5.
    From crafty workshops such as the toy house and tote bag making workshop to interactive games like the Amazing Race at the National Gallery, there’s lots of ways to have fun while doing good at the same time.
    Families who are into sports will be thrilled to know that there are various activities like the Charity made Enjoyable bowling event at Orchid Bowl, Yoga (FIT-sessions) and Parkour workshops, too.

    When: Now to Dec 5, 2017
    Where: Various places across Singapore
    Find out more: https://givingweek.sg/

    Related: Nov school holidays 2017: Activities for kids

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!
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    Channel your child’s inner Picasso at An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!, where she will get to translate her creative thoughts into art pieces.
    In the process, she will learn vital learning skills such as mindfulness, observation and concentration, which are critical to  emotional and cognitive development.

    When: Dec 5, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture
    12 / 57 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture

    If Junior has a fascination with Japanese culture, you must sign him up for this school holiday programme, organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    During the five-hour workshop, he will discover fascinating facts about the Land of the Rising Sun, hunt for philatelic treasures, and participate in a stamp design competition.
    He will also learn how to make a Koinobori – carp-shaped wind socks – which are flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day.

    When: Dec 6, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp
    13 / 57 The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp

    Give Junior the opportunity to find his passion at The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp.
    From its ‘Language of the Future’ workshop – which teaches kids the fundamental blocks of coding– to a ‘Life skills that Matter’ class, where children will learn about money matters and entrepreneurship, the five-day camp promises endless fun for your little ones through its range of fun and structured learning activities.
    Other highlights include building a race car, testing out science experiments, dance lessons, as well as learning how to play basketball from national players.

    When: Dec 4 to 8, 9am to 4pm daily
    Where: 81 Victoria Street (SMU)
    Admission: $635 per child, for ages five to 12. The fee includes lunch, snacks and a camp t-shit
    Find out more: www.smarter.me

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  • YMCA Singapore Commando Camp
    14 / 57 YMCA Singapore Commando Camp

    Bring out the little commando in your kids when you register them for the three-day two-night camp at the Metropolitan YMCA Singapore.
    Junior can expect a fun line-up of activities such as a Milo tour at Nestle, high course elements, a game of laser tag, campfire night and more.
    They will also hone their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the process.

    When: Dec 5 to 7, 8.30am to 1pm
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $320. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper and snacks
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall
    15 / 57 Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall

    If your little one adores Dora the Explorer, she won’t want to miss its Christmas-themed live show at Bukit Panjang Plaza from Dec 5 to 10 and Lot One Shoppers’ Mall from Dec 12 to 17.
    Help the popular characters – Dora, Boots, Diego and Santa – as they celebrate friendship in this festive season, and get a chance to take a photo with them, too.
    They can also join in various activities such as the Dora and Friends workshop, and tea party.

    When: Dec 5 to 10, and Dec 12 to 17, 2017
    Where: Bukit Panjang Plaza and Lot One Shoppers Mall
    Admission: The Meet & Greet, workshop and tea party passes are redeemable each with a minimum spend of $30 in a maximum of three receipts.
    Find out more:www.bukitpanjangplaza.com.sg, and www.lotone.com.sg

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  • Nature Keeper Camp
    16 / 57 Nature Keeper Camp

    Instill a love of nature in your kids when you sign them up for the Nature Keeper Camp, organised by the National Parks Board and Mitsubishi Corporation.
    The one-day camp aims to increase your child’s appreciation for forests through a myriad of activities such as nature walks, indoor learning and games with nature themes.
    In the process, children will learn about the active protection and conservation of  Singapore’s heritage, as well.

    When: Dec 6, 2017, from 9am to 5pm
    Where: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    Admission: $25 per child. The fee includes halal lunch, afternoon tea and all craft materials; registration closes on Nov 15, or when filled up
    Find out more: www.nparks.gov.sg/events

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  • Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall
    17 / 57 Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall

    Rock and roll with Alvin and the Chipmunks when they head to the malls this school holidays.
    Get up close and personal with the popular trio – Alvin, Simon and Theodore – as they present their chart-topping songs in this glam rock show. Expect lots of humour, music and fun choreography.
    Don’t forget to sign up for the Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks workshop, too, where your little ones can customise their very own photo frame. For ages five to 12 years old, and limited to the first 25 kids.
    The stars will stop by Bedok Mall from Dec 6 to 12, and Tampines Mall from Dec 14 to 19.

    When: Dec 6 to 12, and Dec 14 to 19, 2017
    Where: 
    Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall 
    Admission: 
    Spend $30 in a single receipt to redeem either a Meet & Greet or workshop pass.
    Find out more:
     www.bedokmall.com.sg, and www.tampinesmall.com.sg

    Related: Nov school holidays: Mall activities for kids

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  • Paddington 2
    18 / 57 Paddington 2

    If Junior is a fan of this marmalade-loving bear, then the sequel to its eponymous big-screen movie is a must-watch.
    Journey with Paddington as he takes up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his beloved Aunty Lucy’s 100th birthday – a unique pop-up book. But the book gets stolen before he can save up enough to buy it. Will Paddington be able to unmask the thief?
    Paddington 2 opens in cinemas on Dec 7.

    Related: 5 best old school playgrounds in Singapore

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  • Overnight Adventure 
    19 / 57 Overnight Adventure 

    How many kids can say that they slept overnight in a museum? Yours can, if you sign him up for the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Overnight Adventure. With activities ranging from an adventure race to a treasure hunt and arts and craft activities, he might not want to go home at all.

    When: Dec 7 to Dec 8, 2017
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $100 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes dinner, supper and breakfast.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Santa’s Little Helper
    20 / 57 Santa’s Little Helper

    Does Santa Claus exist? Seven-year-old Albert Tuttle is skeptical about it, until he stumbles upon a big man wearing bright red pyjamas tumbling down his chimney on Christmas Eve. Incorporating a blend of music, puppetry and storytelling, this is one heart-warming show that’s bound to have everyone singing and laughing along.
    There is no minimum age for admission, but all audience members must have their own tickets (including infants-in-arms).

    When: Dec 8 to 10, 2017
    Where: Sota Drama Theatre
    Admission: Prices start from $40 and are available from www.sistic.com.sg. Quote ‘DIVA2017’ to enjoy 10 per cent off Category 1 and 2 tickets.
    Find out more: www.fb.com/DivaProductionsSG

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  • Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop
    21 / 57 Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop

    If your child has a keen interest in cooking, register for the Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop and let her make her very own lunch box.
    Parents can use this opportunity and bond with your little one (each registration entitles an adult and a child), while learning how to make various dishes such as a panda bento, chicken and potato pot pie with puff pastry bear, and steam rainbow cake.
    Each parent-child pair will also receive a goodie bag (worth more than $100), and a mystery toy (worth $50) from a Secret Santa. Breakfast will be provided.

    When: Dec 9, 2017, from 10am to 12pm
    Where: ToTT@Dunearn (Next to King Albert Park MRT)
    Admission: Free
    Find out more:
    www.youngparents.com.sg/event/young-parents-fun-family-cooking-workshop-2017/

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  • Flying Through Time
    22 / 57 Flying Through Time

    Tiger, a noble warrior has traversed time and space from ancient Korea to modern Singapore in pursuit of Dark X – a villain who has killed his lover, Melly.
    But during the time warp, he lands himself at the MerTiger Academy where he meets the school’s cheerleading team and falls in love with one of the girls. What will happen to this time-travel love story? And will Tiger succeed in stopping Dark X from wrecking more havoc in modern day?
    Expect lots of nail-biting stunts, humour, and a dose of local flavour in this production, which features celebs like Joshua Tan and Melody Low. Recommended for kids aged four and up.

    When: Dec 9, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
    Where: Resorts World Theatre
    Admission: Prices start form $38. Tickets are on sale at www.sistic.com.sg or the Resorts World Theatre Box Office
    Find out more: https://tinyurl.com/flying-through-time

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  • Kidsstop
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    Your little ones are never too young to learn science, which is why Kidsstop has launched Singapore’s first toddler science programme called Totally Science. It engages little ones aged two to three using various fun activities.
    Bond with your tot at its 1½-hour Christmas workshop and try your hand at cool experiments, as well as creating festive crafts such as musical instruments, ornaments and more.

    When: Dec 9, 2017
    Where: Kidsstop
    Admission: It costs $50 per parent-child pair, before GST and administration charges.
    Find out more: www.kidsstop.edu.sg/totally-science

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  • Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  
    24 / 57 Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  

    Take traditional camping up a notch and go glamping with your little ones at the Night Safari.
    At the Sleep with the Night Critters camp, families can tour the park’s six geographical regions in the comfort of your very own private buggy – complete with a personal guide, and participate in various wildlife activities such as elephant feeding and animal interaction sessions.
    End the day with a three-course gourmet dinner and spend the night at the nocturnal wildlife park in Singapore’s first luxurious tipi tent.

    When: Dec 9 to 10, 2017, 5pm to 10am (next day)
    Where: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $255 for kids aged five to 12, and $300 per adult
    Find out more: www.nightsafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Snow Worries
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    Mickey is desperate for his family to be reunited this Christmas. But as the festive day looms, his dad is stuck in snowy Dubai after the evil Ebeneeza Freeza tries to freeze the world in a bid to sell his latest invention – the hot ice cream.
    Together with the help of Trevor the Snowman, Captain Fantabulous and garden gnome Lord Pilliwocket, will Mickey be able to get his family back together in time?

    When: Dec 9 to 10, 2017
    Where: The Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
    Admission: Tickets start at $40 from www.sistic.com.sg or www.marinabaysands.com/ticketing.
    Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/snow-worries

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  • Plaza Singapura
    26 / 57 Plaza Singapura

    Fans of Robocar Poli will be delighted to know that the cast of the popular South Korean animated series will be heading to Plaza Singapura from now to Dec 10.
    Adventure with the stars – Poli, Roy, Helly and Amber – as they go on a story escapade around the world through song and dance. They will also be celebrating the season with Christmas classics such as Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Spend $30 to redeem a Meet & Greet photo pass for a family of four.
    Besides watching the stage show, kids can join daily workshops to craft their very own Robocar Poli badges, or join in the fun at tea party sessions and get up close and personal with the cast. The tea party passes are redeemable with a minimum spend of $80.

    When: Now to Dec 10
    Where: Plaza Singapura
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a Meet & Greet pass for a family of four, and $80 to redeem a tea party pass
    Find out more: www.plazasingapura.com.sg

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  • Kidz & Health
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    Inculcate a healthy lifestyle in your young ones when you take them to Kidzania Singapore from now to Dec 10.
    Its Kidz and Health programme aims to teach children about the foundation for optimal health – shopping healthily, personal hygiene, healthy dining, health checks and getting active – through various activities.
    This includes the use of VR technology to reinforce the importance of health checks, as well as a snakes and ladders game to learn about healthy lifestyle habits. These activities are suitable for kids aged four and up. There will also be a free spinal scan for both parents and kids.

    When: Now to Dec 10, 2017
    Where: Kidzania Singapore
    Admission: This event is included with regular paid admissions to the indoor theme park. Ticket prices start from $55.10 per child (aged four to 17) and $33.25 per adult.
    Find out more: www.kidzania.com.sg

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  • J8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre
    28 / 57 J8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre

    Realise your little one’s dream of a wintry Chrsitmas when you take him to J8 from now to Dec 3, and Sembawang Shopping Centre from Dec 4 to 10 this school holidays.
    A host of activities awaits your little ones at the Santa’s Snowy Mountain.
    Kids aged five years old and up will have so much fun doing down the slide and into a ball pit of goodies, or they can try the VR cinema and join Santa on his rollercoaster sleigh ride.
    Tweens 12 years old and up will be in for an exciting time at the VR simulator where they can challenge themselves in the ski simulator and stand to win prizes.

    When: now to Dec 3, and Dec 4 to 10, 2017
    Where: J8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a VR simulator pass, and $50 to dive down the slide
    Find out more: 
    www.junction8.com.sg, and www.sembawangsc.com.sg

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  • Marina Square Shopping Mall
    29 / 57 Marina Square Shopping Mall

    Fancy meeting the characters from Tayo the Little Bus? Head to Marina Square from Nov 24 to Dec 3 and join Tayo, Rogi, Lani and Gani on an adventure as they help fulfil Lani’s wish of being a princess.
    Spend $30 to redeem a meet & greet pass with these playful vehicles.
    Plus, your little ones will also get to ride on these little character buses on weekends from Nov 25 to Dec 10. The rides to the mall are free, and pick up points are at United Square and Velocity @ Novena Square.

    When: Various dates from now to Dec 10, 2017
    Where: Marina Square Shopping Mall
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a meet & greet pass
    Find out more: www.marinasquare.com.sg

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  • Wonder
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    Unlike his peers, August Pullman (or better known as Auggie) was born with a rare medical facial difference that prevented him from going to school.
    Being home-schooled all his life, his parents finally decide to enrol him into a private school in fifth-grade. How will his life change and will his new classmates accept him?
    The movie features mum-actress Julia Roberts and child star Jacob Tremblay.
    Wonder opens in cinemas on Dec 14.

    Related: Nov school holidays 2017: Camps and workshops for kids

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  • Star Wars-themed light and water show
    31 / 57 Star Wars-themed light and water show

    You may have seen Spectra – the outdoor light and water show at the Event Plaza outside Marina Bay Sands (MBS)– but did you catch the Star Wars-themed multimedia performance on Nov 25?
    If you’re a fan of the film, you wouldn’t want to miss the show, which will be staged once more on Dec 15.
    Expect colourful lasers and dancing water fountains that are timed to its original sound track, and projected images of popular characters like Yoda and droid BB-8.

    When: Dec 15, 2017, at 8.30pm
    Where: Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://www.marinabaysands.com/

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  • Act 3 Drama Academy
    32 / 57 Act 3 Drama Academy

    Fuel your child’s interest in the arts with Act 3 Drama Academy’s November/December Holiday Workshops.
    Parents with toddlers aged 18 to 36 months can sign up for the A Pirate’s Life for Me workshop, which promises oodles of fun for the little ones through the use of song, dance and rhyme.
    There’s also the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves workshop, which aims to teach younger kids (three and four years old) various drama tools like movement and voice, and the older ones (five to seven years old) role-playing, miming and improvisational skills.

    When: Various dates from now to Dec 16, 2017
    Where: Act 3 Drama Academy
    Admission: Prices start from $50 per child
    Find out more: www.act3international.com.sg

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  • Mama White Snake
    33 / 57 Mama White Snake

    Transport your kids back to ancient times with this holiday musical by local theatre company Wild Rice.
    Besides elaborate and stunning costumes, families can expect lots of humour, song, dance and nail-biting action as the cast (which consists of over 20 kids aged five to 12 ) put a cheeky spin on the classic Chinese folk tale, Madam White Snake.

    When: Various dates from Nov 24 to Dec 16, 2017
    Where:
    Drama Centre Theatre
    Admission:
    Tickets start from $45
    Find out more:
    https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cmama1217

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  • Summer Breeze and Festive Sparkle
    34 / 57 Summer Breeze and Festive Sparkle

    If you’ve not visited the newly-minted Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre, now’s the time to do so.
    From now to Dec 25, the park will be transformed to a colourful setting of pop-up installations of beach huts and a Tiki Bar offering fresh fruits and vegetables.
    There will also be a bouncy castle (for kids aged four to 12 years old) and kid-friendly activities such as learning how to style a sunhat, and crafting paper jellyfish.
    While the kids have fun, parents can also unwind and groove to beach tunes and popular renditions of Christmas favourites.
    Parents will be thrilled to know that the little ones dine for free at its various restaurants like Ippudo, Pura Brasa, SBCD Korean Tofu House and more, too.

    When: Various dates from now to Dec 25, 2017
    Where: Tangjong Pagar Centre, 1 Wallich Street, #31-01 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
    Admission: Spend $10 to participate in the beach craft workshops
    Find out more: https://tanjongpagarcentre.com.sg/

    (Photo: GuocoLand Singapore)

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  • Christmas Wonderland
    35 / 57 Christmas Wonderland

    Singapore’s biggest Yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, returns for its fourth year.
    Spanning some 57,000 sq m at Gardens by the Bay and featuring a myriad of activities such as acrobatic performances, skating under the stars and carnival games, families will be in for a treat this December.
    Marvel at the giant luminous Christmas tree – which is part of the Italian Luminarie light sculptures – or feast on the specially curated menu by Savour.
    Don’t forget to visit Santa at his Grotto and have your picture taken as a keepsake, as well.

    When: The fair will be held from Dec 1 to 26, 2017
    Where: Gardens by the Bay
    Admission: tickets start from $4
    Find out more: www.christmaswonderland.sg

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  • Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf
    36 / 57 Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf

    If Junior loves water activities, take him down to the Water Sports Centre and rent a pedal boat, canoe, or kayak. Rental rates start from $6.40 for kids under 18 years old.
    The little ones will also have a splashing good time at Splash-N-Surf, which boasts a kids water playground, stingray half-pipe surfing facility and a Lazy River.
    This school holiday, you’ll also enjoy a free entry to the Lazy River at the Splash-N-Surf when you present the same-day boat rental receipt. The school holiday promotion will run from now till Dec 31.

    When: The school holiday promotion runs until Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Water Sports Centre and Splash-N-Surf
    Find out more: www.sportshub.com.sg/WaterSportsCentre

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  • The Clementi Mall
    37 / 57 The Clementi Mall

    Stop by The Clementi Mall and get your dose of the Yuletide spirit this holiday season.
    A wide array of Christmas carnival games such as Knock the Snowman and Santa Hat Ring Toss awaits your little one, where they can stand to win prizes like vouchers from Cafemama, LiHo and Maki-san.
    Or, if your kid loves music, let her display her passion by playing a tune or two at the larger-than-life piano. The adults can also join in the fun and have lots of fun prancing up and down the keyboard together.
    From Dec 11 to 24, she can also play and do good at the same time when she participates in the Music with a Heart event. Simply follow the tunes successfully, and the mall will donate $5 to an adopted cause.
    There will also be musical performance and mascot appearances around the mall at various weekends from Dec 16 to 24.

    When: Now to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: The Clementi Mall
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem either an activity zone pass, or a chance at the larger-than-life piano
    Find out more: www.theclementimall.com

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  • Bookfest@Singapore 2017
    38 / 57 Bookfest@Singapore 2017

    If you’ve been to the previous Bookfest@Singapore events, you wouldn’t want to miss this year’s edition.
    Spanning some 130,000 sq ft at Suntec Convention Centre and featuring a myriad of activities, there’s something for everyone in the family.
    Kids can get up close and personal with the stars from My Little Pony, have a great time participating in various contests such as My Little Pony colouring contest, Bodhi & Friends colouring contest and Zumba party and the Popular spelling challenge.
    Adults are not left out, either. Dads will love the Star Wars concept booth – which features a wide range of Star Wars limited-edition merchandise – and mums will be occupied by the various cooking demonstrations.

    When: Dec 15 to 24, 2017
    Where: Suntec Convention Centre
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.bookfestsingapore.com

    (Photo: Facebook/bookfestsingapore)

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  • Twilight Encounters
    39 / 57 Twilight Encounters

    Experience the holiday season in a different light at the Night Safari’s Twilight Encounters, which has a luminous theme this year.
    Take a stroll down the glow-in-the-dark walking trails and be dazzled by the geometric animal light sculptures, or watch the resident night creatures show off their natural talents with specially-curated toys and treats.
    There will also be neon face-painting for the little ones, after which they can head to the Glow Booth – a special UV light photo booth – to bring home a memento of their masterpiece.

    When: Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2017; all activities are available only on Fridays and Saturdays, and are free with regular paid admission to the park.
    Where: Night Safari
    Admission: $30 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $45 per adult
    Find out more: www.nightsafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • AMK Hub
    40 / 57 AMK Hub

    Drop by AMK Hub from now to Jan 1 next year, and let your entire family bask in the festive atmosphere.
    Kids will have lots of fun at the Jolly Jamboree Carnival, where they will get to see cute decorations such as the life-sized balancing elephant and an interactive candy cane cluster. There will also be theme-park rides such as the Viking ship, Balloon Wheel and Carousel.
    While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Snow and Bubbles Wonderland show and let your little ones experience a white Christmas, or keep a look out for Santa and his sidekicks as they make a trip around the mall.

    When: Activities will take place on various dates from now to Jan 1, 2018
    Where: AMK Hub
    Admission: A carnival entry pass costs $20
    Find out more: www.amkhub.com.sg

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  • Land of Giants
    41 / 57 Land of Giants

    Immerse your child in the world of invertebrates when you take him to the Singapore Zoo and River Safari this school holidays.
    Themed Land of Giants, Junior will be surrounded by 20 life-sized creatures such as the orchid mantis and net-casting spider as he maneuvers his way around to complete the ant trail at the zoo.
    A host of activities such as the River Tales – a storytelling performance about River Giants – and Enrichments and Feeding sessions, awaits him at the River Safari as well.
    Don’t forget to snap a shot with the dung beetle and lime butterfly mascots at the zoo, or Canola the manatee mascot at River Safari.

    When: Various dates from Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Singapore Zoo and River Safari
    Admission: One day pass to both parks costs $28 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $40 per adult
    Find out more: http://www.zoo.com.sg/events-promos/land-of-giants.html

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • City Square Mall
    42 / 57 City Square Mall

    There’s so much to see and do at City Square Mall this school holidays!
    Snap a shot with life-sized Transformers statues and be immersed in a galaxy-like experience when the set comes to life with smoke and laser.
    There will also be a Transformers Live on Stage show, featuring favourites like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and a Cyber Galaxy-themed Christmas carnival with classics like bumper cars, inflatable slides and obstacle courses. Spend $50 to redeem a Meet The Autobots pass, or $40 for a Cyber Galaxy activity pass.
    Don’t forget to catch the Stellar light show, which will transport you into a starry universe, or bask in the festive atmosphere and feel the falling snow.

    When: Various dates and timings from Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: City Square Mall
    Admission: Spend $40 for a Cyber Galaxy activity pass and $50 for a Meet The Autobots pass
    Find out more:
    www.citysquaremall.com.sg

    (Photo: City Square Mall)

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  • Blue-zilian carnival
    43 / 57 Blue-zilian carnival

    Fly by the Jurong Bird Park this school holidays and let your little ones get up close and personal with its kaleidoscope of birds.
    Kids will have great fun participating in a myriad of activities such as face painting and movie under the stars, which will show the animated film, Rio.
    You can also sign them up for the I’m a Blue Macaw Keeper! workshop, where they will get up close and personal with these parrots, while preparing their food and learning how to care for them. This programme is suitable for kids aged four to eight, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at estore.wrs.com.sg from Nov 6.

    When: Various dates from now to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: Jurong Bird Park
    Admission: $19 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $29 per adult
    Find out more:
    http://www.birdpark.com.sg/index.html

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • The Seletar Mall
    44 / 57 The Seletar Mall

    Take the kids to The Seletar Mall this holiday season and enjoy a line-up of performances such as the Sir Little Christmas show, Magic of Christmas, and the Enchanting Bubble show.
    Participate in the various interactive games at Sir Little and friends’ home, and stand to win fun prizes. They can also activate the giant toy capsule machine, watch it rattle down from the huge slide and win attractive prizes.
    And, if you have an adventurous tween, sign him up for the overnight camp – A Night in the Mall – where he’ll be entertained throughout the night with a myriad of activities, games and challenges. In the process, he’ll also hone cognitive skills and abilities.

    When: Now to Dec 31, 2017
    Where: The Seletar Mall
    Admission:
    Spend $15 to participate in the games, $20 to activate the giant toy capsule machine
    Find out more: www.theseletarmall.com

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  • Sketch Christmas
    45 / 57 Sketch Christmas

    You now have another reason to visit Future World again – this interactive digital playground will be transformed into a virtual Christmas Wonderland in the month of December.
    Besides being immersed in a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences, kids will also have lots of fun getting Santa Claus to deliver presents.

    When: From Dec 1 onwards
    Where: Future World, Artscience Museum
    Admission:
    Tickets are priced at $12 per child and $17 per adult
    Find out more: http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/future-world.html

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  • Raffles City
    46 / 57 Raffles City

    If your little one is a fan of the American animated television series, you’ll want to take him to Raffles City this December.
    Kids can sing and dance along to the beat of the Spongebob Gold live stage show as they celebrate Christmas with the well-loved character and his friends.
    There will also be a Meet & Greet session: based on a first-come, first-served basis, a Gold Tea Party and Gold Craft workshop, where they can bag home their very own personalised Spongebob Gold Christmas ornament.

    When: Now till Dec 17, 2017
    Where: Raffles City
    Admission: Spend $30 to redeem a pass for the tea party or craft workshop
    Find out more: https://www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/rafflescity/en.html

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  • Snow City
    47 / 57 Snow City

    What’s Christmas without snow? Realise Junior’s dream of a winter wonderland when you take him to the Snow City this festive period.
    Besides its well-known playground and slide, kids will have snow much fun riding the Arctic Express with The Chipsleys to North Pole.
    They will also get to experience snowfall and a blizzard, and get up close and personal with Santa.

    When: Now till Dec 31, 2017
    Where:
     Snow City
    Admission: $12 per child (for ages three to 12) and $15 per adult.
    Find out more: www.snowcity.com.sg

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  • Ground-Up Initiative
    48 / 57 Ground-Up Initiative

    Get your little ones off their iPads and back into nature with Ground-Up Initiative’s parent-child programmes.
    Adults can bond with their little ones over various family-friendly activities such as the board game making, paddy experience and more.
    They also a host a myriad of holiday workshop, like the Heritage Kampung – a six-hour session where kids can discover the various form of Kampung activities like farming, story-telling, harvesting and wood craft.

    When: Various dates throughout December, 2017
    Where: Ground-Up Initiative, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
    Admission: Prices start from $140 per parent-child pair for the board game making workshop
    Find out more: https://groundupinitiative.org/kidsfamily-programmes/

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  • Orchard Road Endless Wonder
    49 / 57 Orchard Road Endless Wonder

    Take your kids to Orchard Road during the annual Christmas light-up and bask in the holiday spirit.
    In addition to the dazzling lights and yuletide decorations that line the streets, there will also be a Main Arch which stands at 12m tall – the highest in the history of Christmas street lights here.
    You wouldn’t want to miss the Endless Wonder Christmas village, either. Besides various attractions such as the duplex carousel and pop-up stores, it will also host the Christmas Eve countdown concert on Dec 24, which will feature a line-up of local bands performing the season’s classics followed by a pyrotechnics show at midnight.

    When: Now until Jan 1, 2018
    Where: Orchard Road
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: www.orchardroad.org

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  • ION Orchard
    50 / 57 ION Orchard

    Hop on the ION Orchard Express steam train – which boasts English carriage seats, smoke from the train’s chimney alongside whimsical sound effects – this holiday season, and go on a journey to explore the various cities and continents.
    The immersive experience features forests, valleys, snow-capped, and is created in collaboration with Dick Lee and his creative team.
    Parents will also want to whip out your camera and snap an Insta-worthy shot of your little one at ION2 (the train station), which will be decked out in Christmas trees, hot air balloons, glittery presents and decorative lights.
    The interactive train installation is on level 4 of the shopping mall, and will be there until Jan 1, 2018.

    When: Now until Jan 1, 2018
    Where: ION Orchard
    Find out more: www.ionorchard.com/

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  • Merry Fishmas
    51 / 57 Merry Fishmas

    Take the kids to the SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa this yuletide season, and celebrate Christmas (or should we say Fishmas) with the sea creatures.
    A wide range of activities such as the Crazy Elves Underwater show, Mrs Claus’ Kitchen and animal feeding sessions await your little ones.
    Children will also get to learn about the importance of recycling at the Meet Scrooge at the Recycling Workshop, and plastic pollution at the various conservation booths.
    While you’re there, don’t forget to get up close and personal with the aquarium’s ambassadors – Mai the Manta Ray and Sam the Hammerhead shark.

    When: Now to Jan 1, 2018
    Where: SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa
    Admission: Prices start from $18 per child and $30 per adult
    Find out more: www.rwsentosa.com/fishmas

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  • Gardens by the Bay
    52 / 57 Gardens by the Bay

    Fancy a wintry Christmas this December? At Gardens by the Bay, you can experience that without leaving the country.
    Its Flower Dome has been transformed into a festive wonderland, with an oversized lavvu – a tent-like dwelling used by the people from Sapmi – taking centre stage, along with Santa’s reading cabin, post office, toy workshop and a candy store sitting amid a floral display.
    Outside, you’ll also find Christmas trees and other festive blooms, such as poinsettias and amaryllis. Go after dusk for its mesmerising light display; if you’re lucky, you might even meet Santa Claus himself.

    When: Now until Jan 8, 2018
    Where: Gardens by the Bay
    Admission: Tickets start from $8 per child (ages three to 12 years old), and $12 per adult.
    Find out more: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

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  • Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories
    53 / 57 Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories

    Teach your kids to be grateful for the little things in life at the Stitches of Love – Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories exhibition.
    Featuring close to 100 clothing and accessories from the late Qing to early Republican period, kids will learn how these adornments were bearers of hope and blessings for the young wearers back in the ancient Chinese culture. Some even believed it protected them from misfortune and disaster.

    When: Till March 4, 2018
    Where:
    Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
    Admission: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
    Find out more: Visit http://sysnmh.org.sg/ or call 6256 7377 for more information.

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  • Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition
    54 / 57 Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition

    Going to the circus is always a magical experience, but did you know that there’s a lot of science behind those breathtaking performances? Take Junior to the Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition and let him discover its secrets.
    Go behind the scenes and explore close to 20 circus performances – from learning the science of sword-swallowing to understanding how contortionists squeeze their bodies to fit into small spaces.

    When: Until March 18, 2018
    Where: Science Centre
    Admission: $15 per child (for ages three to 12) and $20 per adult. There’s also a family bundle at $64, which admits two adults and two kids.
    Find out more: www.science.edu.sg

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  • Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition
    55 / 57 Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition

    It’s a gripping exhibition about Singapore’s history – and it’s not just for adults. Witness to War: Remembering 1942 has various interactive activities, such as exploring a makeshift air-raid shelter, and a dedicated family activity space, A Child’s Perspective, to help young ones understand the complex topic of war better.
    Plan your visit to coincide with the free storytelling sessions – which take place on various dates from Nov 4 this year to Feb 3 next year, and let the storytellers take your little ones through the exhibition with engaging war stories. Registration is required.

    When: From now till March 25, 2018
    Where: National Museum of Singapore
    Admission: Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents
    Find out more: www.nationalmuseum.sg

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  • Treasure of the Natural World
    56 / 57 Treasure of the Natural World

    If you’ve always wanted to visit London’s Natural History museum, you won’t want to miss the Artscience museum’s latest exhibition from the famed British institution – Treasures of the Natural World.
    It boasts over 200 artefacts and specimens, and families can expect a voyage of discovery from the 18th century, through to the present day.
    There are also various interactive elements incorporated in all five themed galleries, such as the multi-sensory cabinet, and craft activities, where kids can have lots of fun while discovering objects of the natural world.

    When: Now until Apr 29, 2018
    Where: Artscience Museum
    Admission: Tickets start from $9.60 (for kids age two to 12 years old) and $13.60 per adult
    Find out more: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/treasures.html

    Related: 7 things you need to know about Treasures of the Natural World exhibition at Artscience museum

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  • Malay Heritage Centre
    57 / 57 Malay Heritage Centre

    Let your kids learn about the history of the Bugis – a sub-ethnic group of the Malays in Singapore when you take them to the Malay Heritage Centre’s latest exhibition, Sirri na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore.
    Junior can go on Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour and learn more about the lives of several historical figures, or pick up an activity kit from and discover more about the stories behind the Bugis, their family heirloom and treasures.
    After touring the exhibition, don’t forget to drop by the Bugis-ship themed installation by Playeum  and hang your thoughts on the “ship”.

    When: Till June 24, 2018
    Where:
    Malay Heritage Centre
    Find out more: http://malayheritage.org.sg/en

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