Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (29 Nov-1 Dec)

1. Dempsey Village Christmas Market

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Source: SIRI House

Start your Christmas gift shopping at Dempsey Village Christmas Market, where you can find unique gifts by local crafters, artisanal producers and farmers. Get to shop sustainable gifts such as The Tiny Torch’s jewellery that’s made of recycled metal. Locally-made chilli sauces, cold brew and local honey available too.

Date: 1 Dec 2019

Address: #01-02, Block D, Dempsey Hill 

Opening hours: 10am-9pm

Admission: Free

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2. Weird Wonderful Pasar Malam

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Feast and be merry at the Weird Wonderful Pasar Malam by Open Farm Community. Enjoy BBQ specialties from one of the hottest bars and restaurants in Paris Aux Deux Amis, natural wines from Drunker Farmer and pastry from Tiong Bahru Bakery. Shop gifts from a selection of festive gift stalls specially curated by Sunday Social, take part in family-friendly workshops and participate in a Disco Yoga by social enterprise 4FUN

Date: 30 Nov 2019

Address: 130E Minden Rd

Opening hours: 4pm-10pm 

Admission: Free

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3. Christmas Wonderland

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Gardens by the Bay’s anticipated Christmas Wonderland is finally here! This year, marvel at over 40 magical dazzling sculptures, including Asia’s tallest illuminated Christmas tree and a 21-metre tall Spalleira. The usual favourites will still be around, such as Christmas carols under the stars, ‘snow’ in the tropics as well as European Christmas markets. 

Date: 29 Nov to 26 Dec 2019

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 

Opening hours: 5pm-11pm (Mon-Thurs), 4pm-11pm (Fri-Sun)

Admission: From $6

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4. C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore

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Source: C3 AFA Singapore

Anime and cosplay fans, go crazy. Marvel at the best in cosplay, anisong and gaming direct from Japan and attend a meet-and-greet session with Japan’s top cosplayer, Enako. There will also be movie screenings featuring top films like One Piece: Stampede and Zombie Land. 

Date: 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2019

Address: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Opening hours: 10am-6pm 

Admission: From $15

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5. SITEX 2019

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Apart from getting the best tech deals at SITEX, the largest IT exhibition in Singapore is turning into a digital playground this year. Expect different gaming opportunities, from esports tournaments to arcade classics like Mario Kart and Super Street Fighter II. Miss the old school days? There’ll also be consoles like Nintendo and PlayStation. Unleash your creativity at digital art workshops too. 

Date: 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2019

Address: 1 Expo Dr, Singapore Expo halls 5-6 

Opening hours: 11am-9pm 

Admission: Free

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6. A Wonderful Weekend with TheatreWorks

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A Wonderful Weekend returns for its second year. This two-day event, featuring workshops, staged readings and a stand-up comedy night. For those who love a good bargain, there’ll be a sale of handcrafted creations with an emphasis of repurposing the old into awesome gift ideas. All proceeds will help raise funds for TheatreWorks developmental and community engagement programmes. 

Date: 30 Nov to 1 Dec 2019

Address: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd

Opening hours: 10.30am-9pm (30 Nov), 10.30am-6pm (1 Dec)

Admission: Minimum $30 by donation

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7. Indian Heritage Centre Culturefest 2019

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Source: Indian Heritage Centre | Facebook

Learn more about Indian culture at Indian Heritage Centre’s Culturefest. This year’s festival examines how Tamil identity and culture in Singapore has evolved over the years. Look forward to interactive performances, trails, workshops and cooking classes! 

Date: Till 1 Dec 2019

Address: 5 Campbell Lane 

Opening hours: 10am-7pm

Admission: Free

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8. Screening of Salma’s Big Wish

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The Embassy of Mexico invites you for a free screening of Mexican animated film, Salma’s Big Wish. Directed by Carlos Gutiérrez Medrano, the film revolves around the important and colourful Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. As this is a free-seating event, come early to get good seats! 

Date: 1 Dec 2019 

Address: The Cathay Cineplex Hall 6

Opening hours: 2pm-3.45pm 

Admission: Free

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9. Code with Apple

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Always wanted to learn the basics of coding? In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Apple will be offering free coding lessons from 1 to 15 Dec. Get to learn how to code augmented reality art, robots and more on iPad. More details on Apple’s website

Date: 1 to 15 Dec 2019

Address: Across all Apple stores (Orchard Rd and Jewel Changi Airport)

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free

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10. Experience a Frozen Wonderland at Changi Airport

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Step into the world of Frozen Changi Airport Terminal 3 transforms into Arendelle. Find massive centrepieces including Elsa and Anna’s castle, various activity zones, and a Frozen 2-themed light show at the main exhibition area. Get to also snap lots of pics at the photo booth! Over at Jewel, experience a snowy Christmas wonderland at the Topiary Walk, Canopy Park, Petal Garden dome and Shiseido Forest Valley. There’ll also be a Festive Market where you can attend workshops like ukulele painting and leathercrafting. 

Date: 21 Nov – 5 Jan 2020

Address: Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Jewel Changi Airport 

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: Free

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11. Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens

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Source: Wild Rice

Ever wonder what Peter Pan would be like if he grew up here? Experience this at W!LD RICE’s version of everyone’s favourite childhood fantasy film. Follow Peter Pan, Wendy and her brother as they crave for an escape from the pressures of school and growing up in Singapore. 

Date: 21 Nov-22 Dec 

Address: Level 4 Funan

Opening hours: 2.30pm and 7.30pm 

Admission: From $25

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12. Valhalla and the Chambers of Asgard

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Feast with the gods of mythology at Valhalla and the Chambers of Asgard. Organised by ANDSOFORTH, this immersive theatre dining experience will take you on a journey through seven uniquely designed rooms and uncover the mysteries surrounding the City of Gods. One ticket includes a 5-course meal and a welcome drink. Buy your tickets here

Date: 21 Nov-28 Dec 

Address: Secret

Opening hours: 7.30pm 

Admission: From $108

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13.  2219: Futures Imagined

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Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. 

Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: From $16

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14. Soak in the festive season at Sentosa’s Island Lights

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Head to Sentosa after dark to marvel at Island’s Lights, a light art installation featuring works from local and international artistes. Taking center stage is a 135m-long exhibition and a sensory time warp experience entertainment lighting powerhouse, LEDSCONTROL. There’ll also be a holiday market happening and Christmas boat light parade just this weekend! Other activities that will run through daily include fire twirlers and movie screenings. 

Date: Till 31 Dec 2019

Address: Sentosa Cove, 1 Cove Avenue

Opening hours: 6.30pm-10.30pm

Admission: Free

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15. Support local businesses at the Bayfront Pop Up Market

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Support local businesses and social enterprises at Gardens by the Bay’s pop-up market, happening weekly starting this weekend. Get to shop a plethora of lovely items, such as handmade jewellery, paintings, soft toys and more! 

Date: Till December 29 2019 

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Bayfront Plaza (beside Bayfront MRT) 

Opening hours: 11am-9pm

Admission: Free

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 16. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

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Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Admission: From $19

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17.  Have a hella good time at the Bubble Tea Factory

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Source: The Bubble Tea Factory | Facebook

At the bubble tea factory, you don’t just drink bubble tea. Get ready to whip out your cameras as this whole place is filled with plenty of IG-worthy spots, from a forest-themed one to blue coral utopioca. There’s even a bathtub filled with ‘cash’ and a bubble tea airline section! 

Here’s the best part – you get to bring home a cup of bubble tea for free! If you wish to bring home some memories, bobba-themed merchandise are available for purchase, including bubble tea-centric snacks. 

Date: Till 18 Dec

Address: Scape underground Orchard

Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Sat-Sun), 4-10pm (Mon-Fri)

Admission: $24/pax on weekdays, $28/pax on weekends

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