Where To Spend Christmas This Year

We don’t need snow or reindeers to ring in our favourite time of the year – here are 8 places in Singapore to soak up the holiday festivities this Christmas.

1. Gardens By The Bay

Back for its third year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay is the crown jewel of this festive season. Be enthralled by the Luminarie light sculptures, shop for Christmas goodies at the festive market and try your luck at carnival games. Do not miss the nightly Blizzard Time, where delicate white flakes will float in the air during the snowfall shows – a picture-perfect backdrop for photos.

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: 2 Dec – 1 Jan
Hours:  330PM – 11PM
Price: $4 – 8
(more information here)

2. Universal Studios Singapore

This year’s Santa’s All-Star Christmas event at USS has set the Guinness Word Record for the largest light bulb display in an indoor venue, imbued with eight dramatically illuminated thematic zones for you to explore. Immerse yourself in an enchanted wonderland of snowfall, fireworks, festive light displays and musical performances by an all-star cast decked in festive outfits.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway,Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: 1 Dec – 2 Jan
Hours:  10AM – 10PM
Price: $74 (adults), $56 (child), $49 (senior)
(more information here)

3. Singapore Cable Car

Couples looking for an intimate celebration this holiday season can enjoy a private dining experience in a cable car overlooking the scenic Sentosa-Harbourfront precinct. Dining on Cloud 9 will serve up a festive four-course meal this December, starting with glass of sparkling cocktail followed by an appetizer of Ocean Seafood, a Roast Butternut and Apple Chowder. Choose between Braised Shoyu Flavoured US Beef Short Ribs or Pistachio Encrusted Cod Fillet for your main and end on a sweet note with the Ivory Chocolate Raspberry Cream Bombe.

Address: Mount Faber (Faber Peak Singapore), 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Date: 1 – 31 Dec
Hours: from 6PM
Price: $288+
(more information here)

4. Festive Hotel Feasts 

Indulge in a hearty feast with your loved ones at one of the many hotels offering festive meal sets and buffets this year. From the fancy French-inspired fare at St Regis to the raclette cheese station at Pan Pacific, there is something to fill everyone’s bellies this Christmas. We’ve put together an ultimate guide to festive hotel feasts this year here – you’re welcome.

5. Orchard Road

Soak in the festivities along Orchard Road as our iconic shopping boulevard transforms into a glitzy wonderland this holiday season. The annual Christmas on A Great Street will see larger-than-life Christmas trees, dazzling lights, a unique collection of interactive set displays and live performances by Chrismas carollers and local jazz bands.

Date: 12 Nov – 2 Jan
Address: 437 Orchard Road, Singapore 238878
(more information here)

6. S.E.A. Aquarium

The S.E.A. Aquarium is extending the festive spirit underwater with a host of Christmas activities. Catch Scuba Santa and Elf feed marine animals from a giant gift box, get creative and make your own Fishmas ornament and enjoy live performances by carollers as well as appearances by Mr and Mrs Santa, Mai the Manta Mascot and Pikachu.

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: 1 Dec – 2 Jan
Hours: 10AM – 7PM
Price: $18 (child/senior), $30 (adult)
(more information here)

7. Marina Barrage

Prepare your own festive grub, grab a picnic mat and ring up a few friends to indulge in hearty conversations over home-cooked goodness at the Marina Barrage this Christmas. The cooler temperatures in December also make for more picnic-friendly weather.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951
Hours: 24H
(more information here)

8. The Rink

Countdown to Christmas this year with a midnight ice skating sesh at Singapore’s first and only olympic-size skating rink. It may not be Central Park, but this is as close to winter as it gets.

Address:  2 Jurong East Central 1, Level 3, JCube, Singapore 609731
Date: 24 Dec
Hours: 945PM – 1245AM
Price: $28
(more information here)


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