Heartlands Festival 2022 | Free Things To Do In The Heartlands For The Whole Family This Festive Season!



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Look forward to exciting activities at hidden heartland spots for¬†the whole family ‚Äď all without breaking the bank or slaving away in the kitchen!

As another hectic year comes to a close, what better way to revel in the festivities than spending well-deserved quality time with loved ones at Heartlands Festival 2022?

This year, the Heartlands Festival has lined up a series of fun and free-for-all family activities that will be taking place in the heartlands. Here are the 5 free and exciting Must-Dos that you and your family can explore this festive season:

1. Enjoy A Mouth-Watering Escapade Through Singapore

Eddy's Hawker Game Show

Venues & Dates:

  • People's Park Complex: 17 Dec 2022¬†
  • Marine Parade Central: 14 Jan 2023¬†
  • Bukit Timah Market & FC: 4 Feb 2023¬†
  • Yuhua Village Market & FC: 18 Feb 2023¬†

Time: 3pm to 5pm
Fee: Free

Calling all foodies out there with a penchant for local flavours! Put your hawker knowledge to the test, show us if you are a kopi master and flex your popiah making skills with friends and family. 

If you are a foodie with a hunger for a challenge, gather your top foodie friends and family, form a team of 4, and sign up for Eddy’s Hawker Game Show! This family-friendly hawker relay race requires at least one member to be above 50 years old. Be the first team to finish all the hawker-related challenges and get to go home with S$30 NETS Prepaid Card, Heartlands Festival merchandise, and other attractive prizes!

[How To Participate] 

To participate, simply sign up here and follow @heyheartlands for updates. Shortlisted participants will be contacted closer to the date.

[Game Rules]

  • Every team must have 4 members. Team members need not be from the same family. Teams who have at least one member above 50 years old will also get additional points.
  • There will be a maximum of 5 teams allowed per Hawker Game Show.
  • If an individual drops out, teams are required to find a replacement and inform the organizer with the relevant details at¬†hello@heartlandsfestival.com. If the team is unable to find a replacement, their spot will be forfeited.
  • A facilitator will be tagged to each station, who will explain the rules of the challenge to teams.
  • Facilitators have to verify that their teams have completed each checkpoint before teams are allowed to move on to the next challenge.
  • The team who finishes the relay challenge first wins!

Eddy's Hawker Party

Venues & Dates:

  • Boon Lay Place Market & Food Village: 9 Dec 2022¬†
  • Amoy Street Food Centre: 10¬†Dec 2022¬†
  • Telok Blangah Crescent Market & Food Centre, Radin Mas: 16 Dec 2022
  • Woodlands Street 12 Hawker Centre: 17 Dec 2022
  • Sims Vista Market & Food Centre: 23 Dec 2022
  • Marsiling Lane Food Centre: 24 Dec 2022
  • Mei Ling Market & Food Centre, Mei Ling St: 30 Dec 2022
  • Haig Road Market & Food Centre: 6 Jan 2023
  • Mayflower Market & Food Centre: 7 Jan 2023
  • Zhi Yuan Coffee Shop, Serangoon North: 13 Jan 2023

Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Fee: Free

Come bask in an exciting and lively atmosphere with captivating performances right at Eddy’s Hawker Party! Eddy invites everyone to his favourite hawker centres to enjoy the tunes of various languages and generations, performed by our local artistes of various ages.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for home-grown artistes, such as Kerensa Lee, Christopher Chen, Joy and accompaniment, Love Pilots and more!

2. Bring Friends & Family On An Adventure Through The Undiscovered Heartlands 

Paddy's Amazing Heartland Race

Venues & Dates:

  • Tanjong Pagar: 10 Dec 2022
  • Marine Parade: 8 Jan 2023
  • Yuhua: 29 Jan 2023
  • Ang Mo Kio: 12 Feb 2023

Time: 10am to 12pm
Fee: Free 

Want a new and exciting way to experience the old and new within the heartlands? Sign up for Paddy’s Amazing Heartlands Race!

In teams of 4, race around the heartlands and compete in a series of unique localised challenges - making kopi, tailoring clothes and more - whilst discovering the hidden gems our heartlands have to offer! This is a family-friendly race and teams who have at least one member above 50 years old will get additional points. The team that completes the route the fastest & scores the most points will walk away with a $38 NETS Prepaid Card and other attractive prizes!

[How To Participate] 

To participate, simply sign up here and follow @heyheartlands for updates. Shortlisted participants will be contacted closer to the date.

[Game Rules]

  • Every team must have 4 members. Team members need not be from the same family. Teams who have at least one member above 50 years old will also get additional points.
  • There will be a maximum of 5 teams allowed per Amazing Heartland Race.
  • Every team must nominate a team leader.
  • If an individual drops out, the team leader is required to find a replacement and inform the organizer with the relevant details at¬†hello@heartlandsfestival.com. If the team is unable to find a replacement, their spot will be forfeited.
  • Each team will receive an allowance of $100 on selected e-payment apps for the race. At the end of the session, teams will be required to return the balance via PayNow to the organiser. Receipts or screenshots of e-payment have to be presented for verification.
  • Teams have a time limit of 2 hours to complete the race, and only public transportation and/or green transportation are allowed.
  • Every team will be accompanied by 1 gamemaster, who will present the clues & activities to the teams. Teams must follow the route and order of the stations as stated. No skipping of stations will be allowed.
  • Points will be awarded based on how quickly teams complete the tasks at various stations and how quickly teams complete the entire race.
  • All judges' scores are final.

3. Test Your Fortune & See The Luckiest In The Family Might Be

Date: 19 Nov 2022 to 24 Feb 2023

Mirror, mirror on the wall ‚Äď who is the luckiest of them all? Find out who reigns supreme in the fortune section by participating in the Heartlands Festival Lucky Draw, happening from now until 24 February 2023.

Stand a chance to win up to S$9,888 worth of grand prizes!

[How To Participate]

  1. Spend: Spend a minimum of $10 at any heartland shop or food stall! Every $10 spent gives you one lucky draw chance.
  2. Snap: Snap a photo of your receipt or take a screenshot of your digital transaction! Note: date of purchase and shop/stall name must be captured clearly to qualify.
  3. Submit: Upload your submission here!

Every submission automatically gives you a chance at the grand lucky draw!

For additional chances of winning, use NETS e-payment from now until 9 December 2022 to get 2 extra entries or spend on 12 December 2022 to enter additional 12 entries to win!

E-payment transactions (e.g PayNow, FavePay, GrabPay etc.) will also be awarded an additional (+1) chance.

[Lucky Draw Prizes]

Weekly Draw
Three winners will be selected every week to receive cash and prizes worth $400!

Grand Draw
Three lucky winners will stand a chance to win cash and OSIM products worth up to $9888!

  • Grand Prize:¬†$6688 cash and a OSIM uDiva 2 worth $3288
  • Second Prize:¬†$5688 cash and a OSIM DIY Massage Chair worth $1300
  • Third Prize:¬†$4488 cash and a OSIM uSqueez 2 Smart Leg Massager worth $800
  • Consolation Prize (x10):¬†$488 cash each

[Announcement of Winners]

Winners from the weekly draw will be announced here, and on Instagram.

[Contest Details]

The Heartlands Festival Lucky Draw is open to all Singapore residents aged 18 years old and above. Terms & conditions apply. For any enquiries about the lucky draw, please contact hello@heartlandsfestival.com.

4. Take A Trip Down Memory Lane To Your Favourite Childhood Times & Exchange Stories Of The Past With Our Elders 

Date: 20 Jan to 20 Feb 2023
Fee: Free

We all have that playground we used to go to every day, or that elder family member who loves telling anyone and everyone their life story ‚Äď even if we‚Äôve heard it a million times. This is your chance to bring those tales to life and win S$120 worth of prizes while you‚Äôre at it.

From 20 January to 20 February 2023, show us your unique perspective of the heartlands by participating in #HeartLensSG.  Whether it’s an old photo from the past or a new adventure that reminds you of the stories from your childhood! 

Post a picture according to the themes ‚ÄėConnecting Generations‚Äô, ‚ÄėConnecting Through Food‚Äô or ‚ÄėSpaces that Connect‚Äô, and tag @heyheartlands on Instagram with the hashtags #HeartLensSG. Winners will be announced by 24 February 2023 via Instagram DM.¬†

5. Spend A White Christmas In The Heartlands With The Family For All The Fun Without The Frostbite

Photo Credits: Heartlands Festival 2022

Venues & Dates:

  • Tampines West:¬†10 Dec 2022
  • Pasir Ris: 16 Dec 2022
  • Yishun Central & Jurong East: 17 Dec 2022
Fee: Free

You don’t have to brace the cold for a taste of a magical white Christmas this year because the tropical heartlands will be transformed into a winter wonderland! Come dance in the snow with the whole family on selected evenings at various locations.

Come meet Santa Carly and redeem a limited edition Heartlands Festival Christmas gift wrapping paper by posting the photo on your Instagram ‚Äď don‚Äôt forget to tag¬†@heyheartlands.¬†

For more information and live updates on more exciting programmes and activities lined up this festive season including hawker performances by local artists, art installations and lucky draws in the heartlands, check out the website and @heyheartlands on Instagram.



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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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