31 Things to do with kids during the year-end holidays 2023

31 Things to do with kids during the year-end holidays 2023

December 5, 2023

Looking for things to do with the kids this year-end holidays 2023 in Singapore?

Here's some of our favorite family and kids activities this holiday period.

From indoor playgrounds and carnivals, to festivals, and even a winter wonderland, there's plenty to keep the family occupied this festive season.

Don't wait too long though as most of these activities and events are only open for a limited time during the year-end holidays and will be gone when the new year rolls around!

We'll continue to update this page so check back regularly and you won't miss out on what's coming up next.

Get ready for a festive season full of fun and adventure!

List of Kids Activities for the Year-end Holidays

Indoor Playgrounds

  1. Jumptopia Playful Wonders @ Marina Bay Sands
  2. SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure
  3. Chaos Lab - A Lab Themed Indoor Playground
  4. X'Mas with a Splash by Kiztopia
  5. The World of Nickelodeon
  6. Prime Planet Inflatable Park

Indoor Attractions and Activities

  1. Immersive Disney Animation Experience
  2. Whimsical Sea-mas Water Park
  3. Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland
  4. Changi Festive Village
  5. Pinkmas at Museum of Ice Cream
  6. RollerMania 3.0
  7. LKY: The Experience
  8. Poinsettia Wishes at Gardens by the Bay

Outdoor Attractions and Parks

  1. A Universal Christmas
  2. Visit the brand new KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo
  3. Soar Through the Skies on Pokemon Cable Car Cabins

Events and Festivals

  1. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
  2. Space Fest @ EXPO
  3. Christmas On A Great Street
  4. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024

Mall Events

  1. Holiday Wonderland with Line Friends
  2. Christmas Wanderland with Sanrio Characters
  3. Pipe Around the World at Jewel
  4. The Great Christmas Village at Plaza Singapura
  5. Gingerbread Christmas @ NEX
  6. A Very Smurfy Christmas
  7. Enchanted Journey at CapitaLand Malls
  8. Robocar Poli Shows and Meet & Greets at Kinex and United Square


  1. No Strings Attached - Paper Monkey Theatre

Programmes and Workshops

  1. Junior Ocean Protector

Indoor Playgrounds

Jumptopia Playful Wonders @ Marina Bay Sands

Jumptopia Playful Wonders is back with another mega inflatables extravanganza for the year-end holidays!

It's one of the most anticipated family events of the year and also a favorite for our kids!

From 25 Nov 2023 - 7 Jan 2024, Marina Bay Sands will be transformed into a magical bouncy indoor playground with 2 distinct zones.

The first zone is a carnival areas that is open to all. Zoom around on thrilling Kiddy Go-karts (fees apply), feast on a delectable array of food and beverages, try your luck at the claw machines, and discover a a treasure trove of merchandise - perfect for ticking off items on your Christmas Shopping list.

The main attraction is the second zone which is the ticketed mega-inflatables paradise.

Spanning a whopping 45,000 sq ft, this bouncy castle wonderland features 10 giant whimsical inflatables.

From art creations that will spark your child's imagination to mechanical marvels boasting automated features for an extra thrill, this zone guarantees a high-energy adventure!

So make sure you mark your calendars and bounce into the festive season!

Date: 25 Nov 2023 - 7 Jan 2024

Opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 10am-7pm (unlimited play)
  • Fri-Sun, PH eve & PH: 10am-8pm (5 sessions, 2 hours each)

Location: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall C, Level 1

Tickets: From $21. Save up to 25% for early bird purchases when you purchase before 25 Nov.

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SkyPark By Kiztopia @ Cineleisure

Kiztopia's brand new indoor playground in the heart of Orchard Road is an 8,000 sq ft action-packed adventure arena.

It's designed to thrill and challenge children aged 6 and up, teenagers, and yes, even adults!

With features including rock climbing, rope course, and high elements that test limits and push boundaries, this energetic indoor playground will ignite your adventurous spirit like never before.

There's also the Moko Zone and Challenger Arena for more exciting activities.

The star attraction of SkyPark By Kiztopia is the impressive multi-level play structure.

This innovative design gamifies challenges and fosters friendly competition and teamwork.

It's a unique experience that brings family and friends together for unbeatable fun.

There's lots of activities for the younger ones too!

They can dive into fun at the vertical gyms and ball pit, or head to the trampoline area for a variety of trampoline activities from sticky mat, to basketball court and interactive wall.

And for those special moments, the trendy party rooms provide the perfect setting for memorable celebrations.

Date: From 24 Nov 2023

Opening hours:

  • Sun-Thu: 10am-8pm
  • Fri, Sat & PH: 10am-9pm

Location: Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #04-04/05 Singapore 239695


  • Sky Adventurer (below 16 years old): 1-hr play $22.80 / 2-hrs play $32.80
  • Sky Pass (10 sessions): 1-hr Play $188 / 2-hrs play $278
  • Additional Pax (16 years old and above): $15

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Chaos Lab - A Lab Themed Indoor Playground

Having opened to rave reviews in Australia, Chaos Lab will be heading to Singapore soon!

This is no ordinary indoor playground, Chaos Lab features 11 interactive activity stations that revolve around science themes and theories.

Kids will dive into bubbling ball pits, craft their own gooey creations at the interactive slime station, unleash their creativity with neon graffiti, and more.

A core highlight of Chaos Lab, resident mad scientist Dr Splat will be accompanying you throughout the experience, guiding you through a world of creativity, discovery, and excitement, and making sure every moment is filled with wonder and laughter!

Date: From 11 November 2023 to 2Q 2024

Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm. Entry for last session is at 9pm.

Duration: Approx. 30 to 45 minutes

Location: Changi Airport Terminal 2, #03-03, Changi, Singapore, 819643

Age Requirement: All ages are welcome. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and accompanying adults will need their own tickets.

Slime is recommended for ages 3+ only.


  • Children 4 to 12: $30
  • Adults (13 and above): $9
  • Children under 4 do not need a ticket but are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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X'Mas with a Splash by Kiztopia

The Outdoor Plaza at VivoCity has been turned into a bouncy winter wonderland!

The festivities will feature 3 giant inflatables plus a new water play zone.

Watch your kids dive into ball pits, zoom down an 8-meter tall water slide, and truly make a splash this Christmas.

Embark on an arctic adventure through Drago's Glacier Falls, Raby's Magical Fortress, Eli's Ski Lodge and Happy's Igloo Kingdom.

Your littles ones are in for a frosty treat that they'll absolute adore!

Changing rooms are available at the water play area so make sure you bring along your swimwear.

Date: 17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Thu: 2pm-9pm
  • Fri-Sun & Ph: 10am-10pm

Where: VivoCity Outdoor Plaza, Level 1

Height requirement: Minimum 1.2m for water play area or 3 years old and above


  • Dry + Wet Zone: $25, Family Bundle (4 Pax) at $85
  • Dry Zone Only: $20, Family Bundle (4 Pax) at $68

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The World of Nickelodeon

The World of Nickelodeon

Attention all PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Dora the Explorer fans - The World of Nickelodeon is back and better than ever!

Your favorite Nickelodeon Characters come alive in this immersive indoor play centre.

Embark on fire and rescue missions with the PAW Patrol pups. Help them spot trouble from the Lookout Tower in Adventure Bay.

The World of Nickelodeon

Challenge your active little ones to become ninjas as they get to test their fitness and stamina at the TMNT Ninja Training obstacle course.

Dive into electrifying games at the SpongeBob Games Zone. Show off your gaming skills or simply relax and enjoy SpongeBob Giant Krabby Patties.

The World of Nickelodeon

For Dora the Explorer fanatics, unleash your artistic talents at Dora's Colouring Hub. Sports enthusiasts can join Dora's Sports Club for some active fun.

There will also be meet and greets where you can get to snap some memorable photos with the beloved Nickolodeon characters!

Where: Let's Play @ #03-208/209, Marina Square

Date: 23 Sep 2023 - 14 Jan 2024


  • 10am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • 4pm-6pm
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm


  • Weekdays (Mon - Thur): S$31
  • Weekends (Fri - Sun incl PH and Sch Holiday from 18 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024): S$35

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Prime Planet Inflatable Park

Image credit: The X Agency

Prime Planet Inflatable Park is Singapore's first-ever NFT-designed inflatable park.

This is where the digital universe of NFT characters come alive in the real world in the form of giant inflatables inspired by the Prime Planet NFTverse and Trekki NFT collection.

Slide into the Trekki inflatable ball pit filled with over 150,000 balls, or bounce to your heart's content in 15 massive NFT-themed inflatables measuring over 10m in length and up to 7.5m in height.

The inflatable park is fully sheltered, so you can enjoy the bouncy excitement come rain or shine!

Image credit: The X-Agency

The fun doesn't stop at bouncing. Prime Planet Inflatable Park also offers the Prime Carnival, located in Leisure Park Kallang.

Try your hand at the classic carnival games, test your skills at the Flappy Dragon: Flight of Survival digital carnival game, or get on amusement rides such as the LED Water Boat, Jungle Treehouse Bouncer, and MerryGORound.

Image credit: The X-Agency

Make sure you visit the Digital NFT Exhibition, where you can admire the Prime Planet NFT collection and the upcoming Trekki NFT Collection.

And for those who want to take a piece of the action home, visit the Prime Planet Shop which is stocked with limited edition collectibles.

Ages: 3+

Date: 8 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Operating hours: 11am-9pm

Location: Open air carpark beside Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk Singapore 397693

Tickets: From $21.25

Free entry for kids aged 0-2 years old

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Looking for more indoor playgrounds? Check out our guide on the best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

Indoor Attractions and Experiences

Immersive Disney Animation Experience

Step into the magic of Disney Animation as the Immersive Disney Animation Experience is here in Singapore for the first time!

The Immersive Disney Animation is presented by Base Entertainment Asia in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios, and celebrates a century of Disney's animation brilliance.

Since its spectacular world premiere in Toronto in December 2022, this immersive journey has already enthralled audiences across 13 North American cities and made an intercontinental splash in Tokyo. Now, it's your turn to be mesmerized!

Featuring blockbuster animated films like Frozen, Encanto, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6, this exhibition also pays tribute to the rich legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

You'll get the opportunity to delve into the art, music, and animation techniques that brought timeless classics such as The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and The Lion King to life.

From the icy landscapes of Frozen to the vibrant city of Zootopia, this immersive experience will whisk you away to the fantastical realms of your favourite Disney films.

It revives scenes, characters, and songs from Disney's past and present animated films, creating an atmosphere where you feel as if you've stepped right into the remarkable worlds of your beloved Disney characters.

The experience is more than just stunning visuals, expect interactive elements that will make your adventure even more magical - moving floors, bubble snowfall, and wristbands that light up in different colours.

You'll leave with a renewed appreciation for the artistry, creativity, and dedication poured into every single frame of a Disney animated masterpiece!

Date: From 18 Nov 2023

Opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu, Sun: 10am-10pm
  • Fri-Sat: 10am-11pm

Location: Sands Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue, B1 Singapore 018973

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Whimsical Sea-mas Water Park

Bring the family down for a day of aquatic fun and excitement at Singapore's first-ever in-mall inflatable water park - the Whimsical Sea-mas Water Park at Sengkang Grand Mall!

Challenge your family and friends on the whimsical obstacle course.

Children and adults alike will love navigating through high walls and a slippery rainbow bridge, bouncing on a giant float and folicking with whimsical sea creatures across a sprawling 100 sqm play area.

Once you've conquered the obstacle course, take a leisurely paddle down the mall in the LED Paddle Boat Experience. Or, try out the Whimsical Hamster Wheel and race your friends across the pool.

Hop on the LED Water Boat Ride and choose from a selection of sea creatures for your ride. Pose for the perfect photo as you paddle around in flamingos or seahorses.

And if you're up for a unique swimming experience, mingle with the LED-lit artificial fluorescent jellyfish in the pool!

After all the splashing fun, freshen up at the shower facility that is equipped with 16 shower cubicles before continuing the excitement with carnival games, rides, and claw machines.

Ages: 4 years old and above

Date: 15 Nov - 9 Dec 2023

Opening hours: 

  • Weekdays: 1pm to 9pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 11am to 9pm

Where: L1 Atrium of Sengkang Grand Mall, 70 Compassvale Bow Singapore 544692


  • Non peak (Mon-Fri): $22, Discounted bundle of 4 at $75
  • Peak (Sat, Sun, Public Holidays): $28, Discount bundle of 4 at $90

Mall Promotions: 

  • Mon-Thu, spend a minimum of S$50* to redeem a free entry pass.
  • Fri-Sun and on public holidays, spend a minimum of S$80* to redeem a free entry pass.

* Excludes Fairprice Finest receipts. There will be limited redemptions per day, and redemptions are available while stocks last.

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Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland

Experience a winter wonderland right in sunny Singapore this holiday season!

Ice Magic, Asia's largest touring pop-up winter playground, is back for the year-end holidays!

With a colosaal 3,000 sq metres dedicated to real snow and adrenaline-pumping activities, it's going to be a frosty extravanganza that promises lots of fun for the family.

Frolic in fresh snow, whizz down Singapore's longest snow slope at 98 metres, take a magical spin in Singapore's first-ever Merry-Go-Round On Ice, and brace yourself for Singapore's first Double-Lane Couple Ice Slide.

Take a break from the excitment at Ice Magic’s Wooden Cottage, a cozy retreat that doubles up as the perfect backdrop for those precious holiday memories.

As night falls, bask in the beauty of the Enchanted Nights at Ice Magic. At the last hour of each session, watch as Arctic winter lights transform Ice Magic into a mesmerizing spectacle of romance and adventure.

Just steps away from the main venue, the Winter Food Village with more than 10 winter-themed kiosks await. From crispy Swiss Rostis to heartwarming mulled wine, indulge in winter-inspired comfort foods that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Date: 9 Dec 2023 - 21 Jan 2024

Operating Hours (daily):

  • Session1: 10am-12:45pm
  • Session2: 1pm-3:45pm
  • Session3: 4pm-6:45pm

Winter Food Village: 10am-10pm (Winter Food Village will be opened from 10am to midnight on New Year's Eve)

Location: Bayfront Event Space


  • Early Bird Ticket: $29 (with limited availability, while stock last)
  • Weekdays: From $19 to $39
  • Weekends: $39 per pax Public Holidays and Eves: $49 with one cup of free hot chocolate

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Changi Festive Village

From 4 Nov 2023, Changi Airport transforms into a spectacular candy-themed wonderland filled with adventures for the whole family!

Terminal 3's Departure Hall will feature a Candy Wonderland with a towering 5m tall teddy bear, Ferris wheel, a spinkles pool, a candy cane lane, as well as daily snow shows in the evenings.

On selected weekends, the festive atmosphere is brought to another level with live performances from buskers, jugglers, and marching bands playing your favourite holiday tunes.

Candy Wonderland (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

The Arrival Hall will host a Candy Carnival with games, rides and candy-themed prizes.

Test your skills at the virtual reality shooting game or try your luck at the giant claw machine. Who knows, you might just bring home a cuddly prize!

For the little ones, they can bounce around in the inflatable castle of desserts or race around the Candy Kart go-kart course.

After working up an appetite, indulge in carnival classics like nachos, corndogs, takoyaki (octopus balls), and the internet-famous Korean cheese coin pancake.

The fun continues at Basement 2, where kids can enjoy a merry-go-round ride or hop on a candy-coated trackless train.

Candy Carnival - Candy Bounce (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

Beyond the Candy Carnival lies the magical Candy Snow House. Explore a winter wonderland filled with glowing ice sculptures, a three-lane snow slide, and even a mini golf course made entirely of ice!

From hand-pulled sleigh rides to snow scooter adventures, it's a winter holiday dream come true.

Candy Snow House - Snow Slide (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

For those that are up for an overnight adventure, sign up for the Candylicious Night at the Airport.

It's an overnight camp packed with family fun activities such as a chocolate art jamming workshop, Candy Kart, and Candy Bouncy Castle.

After a day of fun, unwind with some board games before resting under candy-themed tents at Changi Experience Studio.

Find out more about Changi Festive Village

Pinkmas at Museum of Ice Cream

The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) is rolling out the pink carpet this holiday season with their spectacular Pinkmas celebration.

This season, MOIC is gifting the magic of shared experiences. For every booking made for Pinkmas visits between November 17, 2023, and January 15, 2024, they are offering a complimentary ticket!

And what would a visit to MOIC be without indulging in some delectable treats?

Delight your senses with festive favourites like the Peppermint Soft Serve or get cosy with their heartwarming chocolatey beverages - Toasted Magic or Naughty and Ice, topped with fluffy marshmallows and creamy whipped cream.

Every bite and sip is a celebration of the holiday spirit!

Make your way to MOIC's pet-friendly Dessert Bar for more Pinkmas goodies.

Try the Sprinkle of Gold, a creamy concoction of Kahlua, cold brew coffee, and a sprinkling of pink glitter.

Or perhaps the Jingle Juice is more to your liking, with its vibrant green hues of green apple, lemon-lime soda, and lychee boba.

Tickets start at $46, which includes unlimited ice cream throughout your experience!

Date: 17 Nov 2023 - 15 Jan 2024

Where: Museum of Ice Cream, 100 Loewen Road,Dempsey, Singapore 248837

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RollerMania 3.0

Roll back in time with RollerMania 3.0, a celebration of nostalgia and fun!

This unique roller skating experience is a technicolor trip to the past, featuring an incredible retro setting, LED-lit skate wheels, and an electrifying atmosphere.

Upbeat tunes will keep your feet moving and your heart pumping as you glide around the rink in your LED-lit skates, while live band performances will have you dancing and singing along.

The fun doesn't stop there. RollerMania 3.0 is also home to Fiestamania, a carnival complete with amusement rides, classic games, and retro arcade machines.

And don't forget to strike a post in front of the neon-lit interactive displays. These instagram-worthy spots offer the perfect backdrop for your photos.

Date: 17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Operating hours: 

  • Mon-Thu: 12pm-10pm
  • Fri-Sun: 11am-11pm

Where: Plaza Singapura (7th Floor, Carpark Area), 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839

Tickets: From $17

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LKY: The Experience

Step into the world of LKY: THE EXPERIENCE and uncover the extraordinary life of Lee Kuan Yew.

Embark on a journey through 20 immersive rooms, spanning 100 years of history.

Explore unique sets that bring iconic moments to life, and delve into lesser-known aspects of his story.

Prepare to be amazed as you travel through time, sliding down rainbow slides and encountering a fresh perspective on this legendary figure, far beyond his political achievements.

One of the things we found really neat was the immersive room where you can imagine yourself as LKY captivating the masses with your words.

In the next room, transport yourself to a bygone era as you sit in the replica living room and catch a glimpse of yourself on the classic television!

Ages: Recommended for all ages

Date: 6 Oct - 31 Dec 2023

Time: 10am-8pm daily

Where: 11 Prinsep Link Singapore 187949

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Poinsettia Wishes at Gardens by the Bay

Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

Garden's by the Bay's signature yuletide event, Poinsettia Wishes - A Nordic Christmas Adventure makes a grand return with an enchanting display that transforms the garden into a Viking-inspired wintry wonderland.

Be greeted by the most adorable warriors you've ever seen as you step inside - the Nordic Nisses.

These cute creatures, a delightful blend of garden gnome and Santa Claus, are decked out in traditional Viking attire, adding a unique Nordic touch to the holiday season.

Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

The adventure unfolds in a scenery inspired by the idyllic fishing villages along the Nordic coastlines, complete with iconic rorbuer - the charming red and white fishermen's cabins that speak of the region's rich nautical history.

Adding to the festive atmosphere are majestic Christmas fir trees, standing tall amidst the snowy landscape.

But what truly sets this floral display apart is the stunning variety of over 20 poinsettias. From the classic reds to unconventional ones with bright yellow bracts, plum tints, or those that bear an amusing resemblance to mouse ears

Date: 24 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Opening hours: 9am-9pm

Location: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

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Outdoor Attractions and Parks

A Universal Christmas

Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Come join the Christmas fun at A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore!

Step into the vibrant world of DreamWorks' Trolls for a glittering tree-trimming party filled with music and merriment.

The Hollywood zone sparkles with festive flair, hosting the new show, "A Trolls Christmas." Watch Poppy, Branch and their friends decorate the Christmas tree to the beat of a Trolls-tastic holiday soundtrack.

Meet and greet opportunities with Poppy and Branch add to the magic!

Image credit: Resorts World Sentosa

New York transforms into Santa’s North Pole Headquarters, the epicentre of Christmas gift-giving.

Experience the North Pole Flying Division, meet the Penguins of Madagascar, Po and Master Tigress and marvel at a high-tech toy assembly station.

Snowfall multiple times a day adds a sprinkle of winter wonder.

The North Pole Headquarters also hosts the W.I.S.H show, a spectacular night-time performance.

Witness the Worldwide Institute of Santa's Helpers (W.I.S.H.) in action as they scramble to fulfil every child's wish. Live singing, dancing and enchanting snowfall make this a must-see event.

Join Santa’s Present Party as they deliver larger-than-life gifts throughout the park. Follow them to see Minions, Kung Fu Panda's Po and Master Tigress, and Madagascar's Penguins receive their Christmas gifts. More festive fun awaits with meet and greets featuring Shrek, Fiona, and Bumblebee from Transformers.

Indulge in festive foods, shop exclusive merchandise, and let the Universal Singers serenade you with Christmas hits.

A Universal Christmas promises to be a Christmas celebration packed with excitement and endles fun for parents and kids alike.

It's sure to be a magical experience you won't want to miss!

Date: 2 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Location: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa

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Visit the brand new KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo

The brand new KidzWorld at the Singapore Zoo has opened!

With a sprawling space of 1 hectare, the new KidzWorld offers an array of fun activities for kids.

Explore an outdoor playground, visit the petting zoo, and cool down at the water maze.

There's also a dedicated area where you can interact with cute cats, dogs, and rabbits.

KidzWorld is also home of the Ranger Buddies, an edutainment programme designed to inspire children to become a future-ready and responsible global citizens.

Make sure to stop by the Ranger Buddies Base Camp where you can engage in fun interactive activities!

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Soar Through the Skies on Pokemon Cable Car Cabins

Get ready for a Pokemon adventure on the Mount Faber Cable Car line as all 67 cabins have received an epic festive Pokemon makeover!

From now till 31 Dec 2023, you can go for a ride in a unique Poké Ball-themed cable car alongside Pikachu and friends.

Enjoy fantastic views of the city skyline while you ride aboard a cable car all decked out in Pokémon decor.

Each cable car cabin will feature one of five different vibrant Pokémon designs, uniquely decorated to transport you into the world of Pokemon!

The Poké Ball-themed Singapore Cable Car is available from the Mount Faber Line only.

Be sure to grab the opportunity for some epic shots with your favorite Pokémon at photo points all around Mount Faber Peak and Sentosa Station.

Date: Now till 31 Dec 2023

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Events and Festivals

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Christmas Wonderland is the place to be this festive season!

Returning for its 10th edition, Christmas Wonderland features a supersized fairground with spectacular light displays, carnival games, festive Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, Santa meet and greets, live performances, yummy festive treats and lots of photo opportunities!

Amongst the new light displays this year is the 24-metre long Holly Roger, a whimsical Christmas ship manned by a crew of merry pirate elves.

Another must-see if the Spalliera. Hand-crafted by Italiian artisans and standing at 20 metres tall, this magnificent structure glows beautifully against the night sky and is a sight to behold.

And returning for the first time since 2019, the crowd favourite Blizzard Time makes a spectacular comeback!

Set against the backdrop of the Spalliera, watch your children's faces light up with joy as they experience the thrill of 'snow' falling in the tropics.

Date: 1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm


  • Adult (13 and over): 8
  • Child (3-12 years old): $6

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Space Fest @ EXPO

Space Fest @ EXPO is back for a 2nd edition, bringing with it a galaxy of fun and adventure.

From 2-31 Dec 2023, 10,000 sq metres of exhibition hall space at the Singapore Expo will turn into an interstellar wonderland, featuring over 20 space-themed carnival rides by Uncle Ringo.

Your junior space explorers can look forward to encounters with giant astronauts, colliding meteorites, and gravity-defying rides.

For families with children aged and above, there's an exciting array of games and craft activities.

On weekends, the Space Beats stage comes alive with electrifying performances from popular local bands like Jive Talkin’, Shaggies, and The ETC.

Remember to snap away at the insta-worthy installations scattered around the festival grounds.

When you're ready for a bite, head to the Zero-G Bistro for a selection of delicious snacks, refreshing beverages, and gourmet food-truck delights.

And make sure you stop by the Aurora Bazaar, a marketplace chock full of unique finds for your Christmas shopping.

Date: 2-31 Dec 2023

Location: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Drive Singapore 468150

Admission: Free (purchase of credits is required for rides and games)

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Christmas On A Great Street

Soak in the festive cheer at Orchard Road!

Starting from 16 Nov 2023, the streets of Orchard Road will once again be adorned with beautiful arches of lights and mesmerizing Christmas decorations.

This year, Orchard Road will be transformed into an ethereal dreamscape where fluffy cotton-candy like clouds of cheer float in the air and the glow of Christmas lights bring the streets to life.

Make sure you visit the three Christmas Villages, each one a treasure trove of exciting rides and carnival games designed to keep your little ones entertained and enthralled.

In addition, from now till 1 Jan 2024, you can catch a spectacular multimedia 3D and AR projection show nightly on the facade of Mandarin Gallery.

Visit Orchard Road on the eve of Christmas and New Year's Day, and you'll even be treated to a special countdown segment of the projection show with unique content.

Christmas Villages: 

  • Shaw House Urban Plaza (24 Nov 2023 - 7 Jan 2024)
  • Plaza Singapura (1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)
  • Ngee Ann Civic Plaza (8 Dec 2023 -1 Jan 2024)

Multimedia 3D and AR projection show: 

  • 1 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024
  • Daily: 7pm-10pm
  • Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve: 7pm-12:30am
  • Location: Mandarin Gallery (Side Wall)

More information on events happening at Christmas On A Great Street

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024

Image credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024 is Singapore's largest countdown celebration.

The sky above Marina Bay will ignite with a dazzling display of fireworks, produced by the renowned team behind STAR ISLAND.

This year, the fireworks will be launched from a more central location in Marina Bay, with the fireworks unfolding in three chapters, each telling a story of reflection and hope, and culminating in a 12-minute grand finale.

Watch as they burst into rings of different colors, transforming the night sky into a canvas of celebration, perfectly timed to a specially curated soundtrack resonating around the Bay.

Join the party at The Promontory with Mediacorp’s annual countdown concert, Let’s Celebrate 2024. Themed “Hit Parade”, this year's concert will feature electrifying performances from home-grown and international acts.

Alongside the live music, enjoy a DJ set, delicious food and beverages, and fun carnival games with exciting prizes up for grabs.

Image credit: Mediacorp

December will also see a variety of exciting programs and activities around Marina Bay

One of the highlights is Brightening Lives, a series of inspiring light projection shows presented in partnership with The Majurity Trust, a philanthropic organisation.

From December 26 to 31, iconic Marina Bay landmarks such as The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum will become the backdrop for stunning light projections based on original drawings by talented local students.

These vibrant artworks depict stories of hope, empowerment, resilience, and care, echoing the spirit of our community.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will present Come Together, a series of free performances featuring fast-rising musicians.

The performance will be happening throughout December at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse.

Find out more about programmes happening at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024


Mall Events

Holiday Wonderland with Line Friends

Step into a world of winter wonder and festive cheer with the Line Friends at Suntec City this holiday season!

Prepare to be awestruck as you enter Snowball Frenzy, an atrium-sized ball pit featuring the larger-than-life BROWN House Slide.

This towering 4-metre spectacle boasts 4 thrilling slides guaranteed to send your kiddos on a wild ride of fun and excitement.

The ball pit also houses the unique 5-seater Carousel Bauble Swings and the Ball-mania Towers, ensuring non-stop fun for your kids.

And what's a festive season without some carnival games and rides? Show off your skills, win some prizes, and watch your children's faces light up with the thrill of victory.

As night falls, be serenaded by enchanting musical performances that will fill the air with holiday cheer.

And for an extra sprinkle of magic, don't miss out on the mesmerizing snowfall every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening.

Redemption for Snowball Frenzy: Spend a min. of $50, with maximum of two same-day receipts to redeem a 20-minute play pass for a maximum of 3 pax. Present your qualifying receipts at any Customer Service Counter to receive the entry e-Voucher. Exchange for a physical Fun Pass at our event registration counter to book a time slot.

All bookings are exclusive to Suntec+ members.

Where: Suntec City Atrium (Tower 1 & 2), 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983

Date: 16 Nov - 26 Dec 2023

Snow Ball Frenzy: 11am-9pm

  • Socks and long pants are required for entry into the play area
  • Minimum height of 85cm

Carnival in the City: 4pm-10pm daily

Musical Performance: Every Sat and selected Sun, 7pm-8pm

Snowfall: Every Fri, Sat, Sun: 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Find out more on Suntec City's website

Christmas Wanderland with Sanrio Characters

Marina Square is bringing the magic of Sanrio to life in a whimsical Christmas Wanderland filled with photo opportunities, magical snowfall, and merry activities for all.

From 23rd November 2023 to 1st January 2024, Marina Square's Central Atrium will be turned into a enchanting Wanderland, where you and your little ones can mingle with beloved Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, Kuromi, and Little Twin Stars.

Standing in the heart of the atrium is the 6-metre tall Pink Christmas Tree, the perfect backdrop for your festive family photos.

Step onto the Magical Rink, where the adorable Cinnamoroll awaits amidst the dazzling Christmas Tree. This is another perfect photo spot, complete with magical snow showers at scheduled timings.

Children and adults will love diving into the Ball Pit, where the Little Twin Stars await under the beautiful twinkling arch.

Fans of Pompompurin will be thrilled to discover the Pompompurin Christmas Sled, along with an adorable Pompompurin look-alike snowman, Kuromi Craft Corner, and My Melody Christmas Kitchen.

Over at the Kiddo Roll & Bowl, kids can enjoy a session of knocking over jumbo bowling pins at the rink and score some sweet treats!

You'll also get to see Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, and Gudetama up close in the Sanrio Characters Meet and Greets!

Let it Snow (Magical Rink): 23 Nov-31 Dec 2023, Daily 2pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

Kiddo Roll & Bowl (Magical Rink): 

  • 23–30 Nov 2023: 3.30pm–6pm
  • 4, 5, 11,12 Dec 2023: 3.30pm–6pm
  • 18–22 Dec 2023: 3.30pm–6pm

Christmas Art Station: 23 Nov - 22 Dec, Daily 12pm-6pm

Meet and Greet Sanrio Characters (Wanderland Stage): 1-17 Dec 2023, Wed-Fri: 4pm, Sat & Sun 4pm & 6pm

Christmas Caroling (Wanderland Stage): 

  • 18-20 & 22 Dec 2023: 6:30pm
  • 21 Dec 2023: 5:30pm

Sanrio Merchandise Fair (Central Atrium): 24 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024, 11am-10pm

More information on Marina Square's website

Pipe Around the World at Jewel

Image credit: Jewel Changi Airport

Experience the magic of Super Mario with the Pipe Around the World at Jewel event, taking place at Jewel Changi Airport for the first time in Singapore!

Enter a world of fun and adventure as your favorite characters from the Super Mario family come alive in adorable photo spots.

Kickstart your Super Mario adventure at the Shiseido Forest Valley with the awe-inspiring 5-metre tall 3D centrepiece installation.

Strike a pose next to three larger-than-life displays – a ? Block, a Super Star, and a Super Mushroom – each standing two metres tall.

Imagine you're gaining special abilities, just like in the game!

Image credit: Jewel Changi Airport

Eight other photo spots feature notable Super Mario characters such as Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser, Goomba, Yoshi, and the iconic Super Mario Pipes.

Snap a shot alongside your favorite characters or pretend to be whisked away to one of the Super Mario worlds through the 56 pipes scattered throughout Jewel.

To top it all off, Jewel and Nintendo have collaborated to create exclusive Pipe Around the World at Jewel premiums.

With every S$50 spent, you can purchase these limited-edition items that include a 2-in-1 cushion & neck pillow ($13), a versatile 3-in-1 organiser ($13), a chic canvas bag ($12), and a handy travel pouch ($12).

Date: 17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Where: Jewel Changi Airport

Find out more on Jewel Changi Airport's website

The Great Christmas Village at Plaza Singapura

Festive fun awaits at Plaza Singapura's The Great Christmas Village!

Your kids will love bouncing around Bell's Christmas Surprise, a 15-metre long Christmas themed bouncy castle, and delighting in the canopy of colourful balloons at the Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Dome.

The craft zone is packed with exciting DIY activities that will unleash your little ones' creativity.

Then take a stroll through the enchanting lighted walkway, inspired by Orchard Road's iconic Christmas lights.

Make sure you capture the holiday spirit at various photo zones throughout the Christmas Village too!

Date: 1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024

Time: 10am-9pm

Where: Plaza Singapura, Level 1, Open PLaza, Canopy Plaza, The Alley, 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839

Tickets: $20, includes: 

  • 30 minutes play in Bell's Christmas Surprise
  • 5 minutes play in Twinkle Twinkle Balloon Dome
  • 1X 20% off merchandise

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Gingerbread Christmas at NEX

NEX is making this Christmas more special with a Gingerbread Christmas Extravaganza, featuring an exciting bouncy castle experience and shopping rewards for the whole family.

Prepare your little ones for the Gingerbread Wonderland from Kiztopia.

From 5 to 24 December, kids from 1-12 years old are invited to this gingerbread themed mega inflatable playground where they can explore Bell's Gingerbread House and bounce around with gingerbread men and candy-coated pretzels.

Covering 2,600 sq ft of the atrium at NEX, and open daily from 10:30am-9pm, the Gingerbread Wonderland is sure to bring lots of joy and laughter to your kids!

Location: NEX Atrium (Near Uniqlo), Serangoon Central, 23, Singapore 556083

Ticket redemption: To redeem a 1-Hour Play Pass at the Gingerbread Wonderland, simply scan your NEXrewards member QR with every $50 spent (maximum 3 combined same-day transactions, each transaction must be $20 or more).

Each Play Pass admits 1 adult and 1 child (1 to 12 years old) only and is limited to the first 2,100 redemptions while stocks last.

Each NEXrewards member is only able to redeem 2 Play Passes per day and a maximum of 4 play passes for the entire promotion period.

Where: L1 Atrium at NEX, 23 Serangoon Central Singapore 556083


  • 1 Adult + 1 Child: $12
  • Additional Adult: $8

Early bird tickets (10% off) available for purchases 5 Dec 2023.

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A Very Smurfy Christmas

Image credit: City Square Mall

City Square Mall and Nickelodeon are teaming up to paint Christmas Smurf-blue this holiday season.

Step into the magical world of The Smurfs as City Square Mall is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland, straight out of Smurf Village.

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Smurfs in style, with whimsical decorations and hundreds of blue Smurfs surrounding the mall.

From 17 November to 31 December 2023, your family will be completely immersed in this enchanting Smurfy world.

Spot your favourite characters like Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and even the mischievous Gargamel!

To add to the holiday spirit, City Square Mall will also be hosting a Christmas Market.

In addition, SMU's Chamber Choir will be seranading you with festive songs in acapella style on 16 and 17 December 2023.

You can also look forward to a Christmas Choir will seranade you classic holiday tunes.

Date: 17 Nov - 31 Dec 2023

Where: City Square Mall

More information on City Square Mall's website

Enchanted Journey at CapitaLand Malls

Image credit: Capitaland

This holiday season, embark on an enchanting journey at Capitaland Malls!

From 15 Nov to 31 Dec 2023, feast your eyes on larger-than-life Disney themed installations set in the whimsical world of POP MART.

Capture picture-perfect moments with your favorite Disney characters from the Classic Fairy Tales Series, 100th Anniversary Mickey Ever-Curious Adventure Series, and Princess Fairy Tales Friendship Series.

Image credit: Capitaland

Make sure you catch the spellbinding 360° Enchanted Express train journey at Raffles City and Plaza Singapura.

Be among the first 10,000 shoppers and you could win a million STAR$® (worth $1,000 eCapitaVoucher)!

Here's where you can find the installations:

  • Aperia - Robot Mickey
  • Bedok Mall - Prince Mickey
  • Bugis Junction - Tinker Bell
  • Bugis+ - Bambi
  • Bukit Panjang Plaza - Snow White
  • CQ at Clarke Quay - Donald Duck
  • Funan - Stitch, Pinocchio
  • IMM - Mulan, Jasmine
  • Junction 8 - Muppet Mickey
  • Lot One Shoppers' Mall - Cinderella
  • Plaza Singapura, and The Atrium at Orchard - Dumbo
  • Raffles City Singapore - Mickey Mouse
  • SingPost Centre - Balloon Mickey
  • Sengkang Grand Mall - Popcorn Mickey
  • Tampines Mall - Woodcut Mickey
  • Westgate - Belle and Beast

Find out more on Capitaland's website

Robocar Poli Shows and Meet & Greets at Kinex and United Square

Image credit: KINEX

The Robocar Poli Rescue team have arrived at KINEX and United Square this holidays!

Catch Poli, Roy, Amber and Helly live on stage as they sing and dance to your favourite festive tunes.

Plus redeem Meet & Greet passes for the opportunity to meet your favorite characters in person as well as snap some exclusive photos with the heroic rescue team!


  • KINEX: 24 Nov - 3 Dec 2023 (no shows on Tuesdays), 4pm & 7pm
  • United Square: 17 Nov-31 Dec 2023 (no shows on Tuesdays), 1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Meet & Greet: Spend $30 in a single retail receipt to redeem a Meet & Greet queue number next to the stage one hour before the show.

Limited to only the first 50 families per session.

More information on Kinex and United Square's websites.


No Strings Attached - Paper Monkey Theatre

Image credit: Paper Monkey Theatre

Organised by Paper Monkey Theatre, No Strings Attached is a festival featuring puppetry performances and artists from Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

Step into a whimsical world where creativity knows no bounds.

Image credit: Paper Monkey Theatre

It's a place where puppets come to life, telling stories that will captivate, inspire, and touch the hearts of both young and old.

You can also join in on workshops to make a flying butterfly puppet (4-6 years old) or a mini pop-up book (7-12 years old).

Date: 9 & 10 Dec 2023 (Sat & Sun)


  • Performances: 2-4pm
  • Workshops

Where: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555


  • $35: 3 performances in 2 hours (inclusive of 10 min intermssion between shows)
  • $10 per pax: 45 minute workshop

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Programmes and Workshops

Junior Ocean Protector

Explore the astonishing marine world and join the S.E.A. Aquarium in protecting our ocean ecosystems in the Junior Ocean Protector programme.

With plenty of fun activities planned, kids aged 7-12 can discover fascinating facets of marine life - upclose and personal!

From going behind the scenes to see how aquarists prepare food for the marina animals to dolphin encounters, this adventure is sure to be an unforgettable one for your junior explorer.

The experience includes:

  • 1 x S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day Child Ticket (ages 7 to 12)
  • Access to S.E.A. Aquarium and Dolphin Island back-of-house
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • 1 x 6R Digiphoto
  • 1 x Bento Lunch
  • 1 x Programme Lanyard, Badge, Activity Book and Certificate
  • 1 x Goodie Bag

Dates: Weekends on 18 Nov - 31 Dec 2023

Booking period: From now till 27 Dec 2023

Ages: 7-12 years old

Price: $278 per child

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