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5 Fun Things to Do in Singapore This Christmas

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Have you been cooped up at home for the past few months because of Covid-19? Are you at a loss of what to do during this coming Christmas? Fret not, because in this week’s feature, we’ll be introducing you to 5 things you can do to celebrate the joyous spirit this Christmas season!

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1. Al fresco dining while enjoying Christmas lights on Orchard Road

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If you like al fresco dining and pretty displays, you’re in luck this Christmas! As you dine out, you’ll get to enjoy a buzzing festive atmosphere paired with a beautiful Christmas in Bloom display to get you in the holiday spirit! This year’s display features lights, decorations, and plenty of entertainment such as recorded tunes from popular Christmas carols to embrace Christmas traditions, and will surely take your breath away. Here are some places that serve delicious food to pair with the sights:

2. Experience Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

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Running from 3 December to 2 January 2022, Singapore’s biggest Christmas event is back with new dazzling light displays, such as a 30-metre long Enchanted Bridge that has its surroundings illuminated by 100,000 LED lights! Besides marvelling at the spectacular Light Displays at this year’s festival, you can also take a photo with Santa Claus, have a go at Carnival Games, hop onto a Venetian Double-Storey Carousel, shop for premium chocolates, teas, and alcohol at Mistletoe Alley Market, be mesmerised by the Garden Rhapsody Light And Sound Show, and more! Tickets can be purchased here starting from $7, and you can pick from four daily sessions between 3 December 2021 to 2 January 2022, 6.30pm to 11.00pm! If you also have yet to spend your S$100 SingapoRediscover vouchers, here’s a friendly reminder that they expire 31 Dec this year, and you can spend them on Gardens by the Bay this Christmas!

3. Have a fun day with family at Changi Festive Village

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Changi Airport is one of the best airports in the world, so you can expect this year’s Changi Festive Village to be a wonderful holiday adventure! This year, not only are there photo-ops of iconic landmarks around the world, there are also a range of activities people of all ages can enjoy, such as the dino kart, carnival games, bouncy castles, and even glamping tents where you can rent for the night and wake up to the views of planes taking off.

4. Indulge in Christmas delicacies at restaurants or at home

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It’s the best time to use the excuse of the holidays to overindulge. From rich chocolate yule log cakes, to traditional roasted chicken and more… There is a delightful selection of global Christmas courses and desserts to dive into this Christmas season. You can try them at various restaurants, or even consider cooking or baking them yourself! Here are some recipes you can follow if you’re interested!

Alternatively, if you don’t feel up to dining out but don’t want to cook yourself, many restaurants offer delivery as well! Here are a few affordable but tasty options:

5. Soak up the festive spirit through Christmas movies on your couch or at the Cinema

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No matter what age we are, we all love movies, and what better than to enjoy a good Christmas movie during this holiday season? From 2021 newly released flicks, to Christmas animation movies and 20-year-old classics, there’s something for everyone in the household to enjoy, and if you don’t want to head down to the cinemas, many of them are available across Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and more. Prefer watching it in the cinema? Shaw Theatres has various ongoing Christmas promotions, including giveaways and even free movie tickets!

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That’s all for this blog! ​​I hope you’ll enjoy the activities on this list, and happy holidays everyone!

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