Festivals and events in Singapore
New Year’s resolutions are once again fresh out of the oven and whether it’s to step out of your comfort zone to try new things, be more active, or love yourself better, this weekend’s lineup of events has just the thing to move you in the right direction.
1. Sunset Sail City Lights – Dinner Cruise Singapore
Perfect for romantic dates and pampering sessions to reward yourself after a long week at work, enjoy a luxurious dining experience onboard the Royal Albatross, Singapore’s only luxury tall ship!
The gorgeous 4-mast 22-sail tall ship will take you on a 2 to 3-hour long Sunset Sail City Lights – Dinner Cruise around Sentosa, which includes a specially curated international 3-course yacht dinner or buffet, cocktails, live music performances, and a stunning view of Singapore’s brightly-lit skyline.
To make your night even more memorable, just top up $38 or $95 for a chance to scale the 21m-tall mast or spend a 15-minute session up close with the captain at the helm respectively!
For more details, check here.
Address: Historic Ship Harbour, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date & Time: 4th Jan: 7PM onwards | 5th Jan: 6PM onwards
Pricing: Adults: $165, $195 | Children: $125, $145
2. Sundown Sundays
Great for homebodies as a stepping stone to becoming more active and adventurous, Potato Head Singapore now has Sundown Sundays, a brand new weekly party that aims to bring Bali’s relaxing beach vibes to you via their open-air garden and rooftop tiki bar.
Source:Potato Head Singapore
Fun yet laid-back and cosy enough to guarantee a good time out, the party kicks off at 5PM every Sunday, and you can sip on tropical cocktails capped at a special price of $12 each and dig into delicious sliders as you watch the sunset and chill to island-inspired tunes!
Address: Potato Head Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Date & Time: 6th January | 5PM till late
3. Jewel Coffee Brewing Workshop
For those of you who are looking to pick up a new hobby or skill, head down to Jewel Coffee’s Brewing Workshop! Known for their single origin coffee and speciality roasts, some of the various brewing methods that you’ll be taught include the French press, AeroPress, V60 filtered drip, and Chemex.
Entry to each masterclass only costs $15, and besides being able to savour your very own hand-brewed cuppa, every participant will also receive $15 worth of Jewel Coffee cash vouchers to spend at that outlet. If you do the math, that means that the class is basically free.
Reserve a seat here.
Address: 10 Medical Drive, National University of Singapore, #01-40 Yong Loo School of Medicine, Singapore 117597
Date & Time: 5th January | 10AM – 11AM
Ticket Pricing: $15
4. Mystical Time at Joo Chiat
Source:Picotin Joo Chiat
There’s something about magic shows that awake the inner child in you and let you forget about your worries for a while – so treat yourself to spectacular magic performances by Singapore’s most popular magicians up close as you dine at European bistro Picotin Express!
Only available every Saturday evening, be prepared to be stumped and awed by award-winning magician Tommillusions and “V.I.P magician” Ming Da, an up and rising star in the industry who is also the youngest Singaporean magician ever to complete a performance tour in the U.S.
Address: Picotin Express, 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622
Date & Time: November 2018 – April 2019 | Every Saturday 7PM – 9PM
5. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Singapore’s largest funfair is back for its 2nd edition! Occupying the Bayfront Event Space once more, the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival will feature plenty of photo-worthy street food, up to 50 different types of plushies to bag home, and more than 40 rides and games, which consists of both crowd-favourites and new additions.
Source:Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Some of the popular attractions include the 35m-tall Star Flyer, heart-stopping Mach 5, and the Das Fun Schiff Viking ship, and the brand new centrepiece of this round’s carnival is the Wave Swinger, a giant carousel swing!
Source:Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Admission to the carnival is completely free-of-charge so you can pop in and snap away with the many photo ops, but do take note that you’ll have to pay for the rides.
Source:Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Note: Opening hours are extended till 2AM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Date & Time: 22nd December 2018 – 24th March 2019 | 4PM – 11PM Daily
6. One Piece Puzzle Hunt
The puzzle hunt map and collectible cards! Source:One Piece Puzzle Hunt
One Piece fans, Singapore’s first-ever One Piece exhibition might be over, but the augmented reality One Piece Puzzle Hunt is still taking place across the entire Sentosa Island! With an accompanying storyline that starts with you being shipwrecked, players will have to track down the stations via an app (iOS and Android) or a Supplement Board located at every checkpoint, and then solve their puzzles to move on to the next location.
As an added bonus, all players will receive an exclusive set of Straw Hat Pirate cards as a souvenir. The game will take approximately 2 hours or more to complete, and registration can be made in front of iFly at Beach Station.
Purchase your tickets here!
Address: Sentosa Island
Date & Time: 14th December 2018 – 13th February 2019 | 10AM – 7PM (Last registration at 5PM)
Ticket Pricing: $30
7. Andsoforth presents: Marie & The Nutcracker
For those of you who are bored of the usual dinner dates, it’s your last chance to spice up your night and dine in an interactive play at Andsoforth’s Marie & The Nutcracker, a one-of-a-kind theatrical dining experience!
Hidden away in a secret location that’s only revealed to guests the night before the show, diners take on the role of “toys” accompanying Marie on her journey to defeat the Mouse King and break the Nutcracker’s curse. Expect beautifully-designed sets, intricate costumes, amazing actors, and a delicious 4-course meal with specially concocted “liquid courage”!
Date: Till 6th January 2019
8. A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi
Potterheads, rejoice – the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now in Changi Airport with life-sized mock-ups of the iconic Hogsmeade Village, Diagon Alley, Whomping Willow, and Newt’s Menagerie!
Some of these setups even have daily snow and light shows, and avid fans can try on Hogwarts robes and take GIFs in front of a Magical Photo-Taking Mirror. There are games for you to try your hand at too, such as the Wand Challenge where you’ll learn spell-casting movements, the Quaffle Toss, where you can challenge your friends to a game of Quidditch, and the Niffler Challenge Game, where you’re supposed to stack as many coins as possible atop a giant Niffler replica!
As an added bonus, fans can bag home exclusive Harry Potter merchandise as well, which include Wizarding World-inspired plush toys, scarves, and travel pillows. The best part of all? Admission is free!
Address: Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Public Area
Date & Time: 16th November 2018 – mid-February 2019
9. Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
Source:Gardens by the Bay
It’s your last chance to catch the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters at Gardens by the Bay for the floral Christmas display “Poinsettia Wishes”!
Besides plenty of magical light installations, festive baubles, and a beautiful “snowy” landscape, there’ll be a giant Christmas tree adorned with Mickey and his Tsum Tsum buddies. Other Disney characters will be present too, including Chip and Dale, Olaf, Dumbo, and more.
Address: Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 2nd November 2018 – 6th January 2019 | 9AM – 9PM Daily
Ticket Pricing: Adult: $12, Senior Citizen (≥60 years old): $8, Child (3-12 years old): $8