42 FREE Events to go to with Your Family this Year-End Holiday

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Cost should not stop us from creating family fun! That's why we put together a list of free events and activities for families to have fun at this year-end holidays! 

*Updated (22 Nov 2023): refreshed for 2023

Known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, there is definitely no end of things money can buy in Singapore but it doesn't mean that families can't have fun for free!

That's why we put together a list of free and fun events that you can bring the kids out for free! So grab your kids and keep your wallets at home as you create free family fun this year-end holiday!

Keep this page in your bookmark as we continue to update it with new events and ideas for families! Need more ideas of where to go? Discover more year-end holiday family fun with us! 

1. Christmas Festivities Returns to Orchard Road - Christmas On A Great Street

Venue: Orchard Road
Dates: Light up from now to 1 Jan 2024

Orchard Road will be decked out in its festive finest for the annual Christmas light-up.

Christmas on A Great Street, the signature year-end light-up of Orchard Road, will have more fun-filled activities to mark the 40th anniversary of the lighting up of Orchard Road at Christmas, and the 25th anniversary of the Orchard Road Business Association. 

Families can expect a Christmas Eve Street Party with road closures from Christmas Eve evening till Christmas Day as well as 3 Great Christmas Festive Villages with carnival rides and games, pop-up stores, and food and beverage kiosks located outside Shaw House, Ngee Ann City and Plaza Singapura! 

2. Enjoy a Sporty and Fun Family Day at the Active Parents Sporty Playdate 2023

Venue: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub
Date: 2 Dec 2023, 9 am to 6 pm
Admission: Free with paid activities

The year-end school holidays are back, and if you are on the lookout for an engaging and active way to bond with your family, this event is for you! Active Parents Sporty Playdate 2023 is a one-of-a-kind parent-child multi-sport experience that promises endless fun and quality time together. 

From sport programmes to free-to-play activities, Active Parents Sporty Playdate promises to be an exciting way to create lasting memories with your child while engaging them more deeply in various sport from different sport categories! 

There's even a FitFam Challenge where families can stand a chance to win up to $100 Decathlon gift card too! 

3. An All Stars Christmas at Rochester Mall

Venue: Rochester Mall
Dates: 2 Dec 2023, 12 pm - 5 pm
Admission: Free

The holiday season is upon us, and we have discovered a wonderland of activities that will undoubtedly spread the festive cheer among your children! If you're in the hunt for family-friendly events and experiences during this special time of year, you don't want to miss the All Stars Christmas at Rochester Mall! A one-day only family fun experience that combines sports day games, a ninja obstacle course, craft workshops, fun performances, and lots of Christmas magic.

Mark your calendars for 2nd Dec 2023 from 12 pm to 5 pm, for this exciting experience is suitable for kids aged 4-12 years old. 

4. Bring Home a Free Peppa Pig Plushie from Giant

Venue: Giant Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, except Kranji
Dates: Now to 13 Dec 2023
Fees: Free with min. spending

It's that magical time of the year again, and Giant is all set to make your Christmas season brighter, merrier, and filled with laughter with Peppa Pig! Giant is thrilled to announce a host of exciting promotions and activities specially designed for young families and kids this festive season! 

Giant is bringing you a fantastic opportunity to take home cute little Peppa Pig 3-inch plushies for FREE! Simply spend a minimum of $60 in a single receipt at any Giant Hypermarket or Supermarket*, excluding Kranji between 9 Nov to 13 Dec 2023 to get a Peppa Pig 3-inch plushie! 

There are a total of 10 unique designs available to collect, with 2 new designs released every week! So don't miss out on collecting the full set! 

5. Blast Off to Space Fest @ EXPO: Your Ultimate Family Fun Cosmic Adventure

Venue: Singapore EXPO Hall 6
Dates & Times: 2 to 31 Dec 2023, 1pm to 9pm (Mon to Thu) | 11am to 9pm (Fri to Sun)
Admission: Free with paid activities

This holiday season, make unforgettable memories with your family by venturing into the cosmos at Space Fest @ EXPO, the largest indoor space-themed carnival! Happening from 2 to 31 Dec 2023, the carnival at Singapore EXPO Hall 6 offers a unique experience that's perfect for all families.

Expect thrilling rides and games as Space Fest @ EXPO presents over 20 carnival rides and games, transforming the event hall into an immersive space-themed adventure. Preload your Space Pass with credits to enjoy these attractions or purchase your pass online to enjoy additional credits!

There will also be a Marketplace featuring F&B, retail booths, and food trucks, making it a fantastic place for last-minute Christmas shopping, delicious treats, and self-care indulgences. The Marketplace is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.

While enjoying your food, you can also enjoy live entertainment at the Space Fest @ EXPO's main stage, Space Beats or let your little ones unleash their creativity at the craft corner! So come in on weekends to relax in the seating areas and soak in the music and activities.

Regardless of your interest, you won't want to miss the Instagram-worthy installations scattered throughout the event space! Be sure to capture your family's photos at these spots and store your family fun memories!

Mark your calendar for December 2nd to 31st, and explore the wonders of space right here at Singapore EXPO!

    6. Ride Santa's Sleigh, Play Arcade Games and More at The Woodleigh Mall

    Venue: Level 1 Atrium, The Woodleigh Mall
    Dates: 14 Nov - 31 Dec 2023
    Admission: Free with min. spending in the mall

    The Woodleigh Mall is thrilled to invite you and your loved ones to Sparkle Splendour at The Woodleigh Mall, a spectacular Christmas event that promises to make your festive season truly enchanting. Get ready for an experience that will leave your family with cherished memories.

    Sparkle Splendour is suitable for families with young kids, and there's no age limit, so come on down to join in the festive fun!

    7. Wisma Atria’s Spellbinding Aquatic Wonderland

    Venue: Wisma Atria
    Date: now to 25 Dec 2023

    Delve into the festive season with enthralling Christmas installations, live musical performances and artist customisations, and exclusive mall promotions at Wisma Atria!

    From 16 November to 25 December 2023, make merry at the mall as it transforms into a spectacular aquatic realm, a nod to the iconic Wisma Atria Aquarium of yesteryears. This year’s Christmas installations, inspired by a fantastical seascape, invite visitors to immerse themselves in an aquatic wonderland created to captivate the senses and evoke wonder in all. 

    8. Candy-Themed Wonderland at Changi Airport

    Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 3
    Dates: now to 4 Mar 2024
    Admission: Free with paid activities

    Changi Airport is set to transform into a realm of festive charm from 4 Nov 2023 to 4 Mar 2024 with a magical candyland filled with fun, games and lots of snow - so head down for to create your wintry family fun! As you explore this magical candyland, look out for Changi’s ever lovable dinosaur mascots, dazzling fairy stilt walkers or even Santa himself!

    At the heart of the festivities lies the sweetest spectacle: Candy Wonderland at Terminal 3’s departure hall. A cuddly 5-metre-tall bear, a 7-metre-tall rotating cupcake Ferris wheel, a pool of sprinkles, and candy cane lane beckon Changi’s visitors into a world of sweet delight. Don't miss the light and snow show that happens every evening too! 

    For those seeking fun, you don't want to miss the Candy Carnival located at T3’s arrival hall with a plethora of exciting carnival games, rides, and adorable Changi-exclusive confectionery-themed prizes to be won.

    Just beyond the Candy Carnival lies the enchanting Candy Snow House, a fantastical world of snow and ice! Here's your chance to experience freezing temperatures without leaving the country! 

    9. First-of-its-kind Super Mario-themed Event at Jewel Changi Airport

    Venue: Jewel Changi Airport
    Dates: Till 1 Jan 2024

    Jewel Changi Airport ushers in the holiday year-end season with a Super Mario-themed event, Pipe Around the World at Jewel, a first-of-its-kind in Singapore. Till 1 January 2024, enter the world of Super Mario with adorable photo spots featuring the Mario family, exclusive meet-and-greet sessions with Mario and Luigi, and bag limited-edition Pipe Around the World at Jewel premiums.

    At the Shiseido Forest Valley, Super Mario fans can get a chance to ‚Äėjump‚Äô into colourful warp pipes and experience many photo-worthy spots with beloved characters and power-up items found in the Super Mario world!¬†

    10. Hello Kitty and Friends Arrives at Marina Square

    Venue: Marina Square
    Dates: 23 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024

    Step into a world of alluring experiences this Christmas as Marina Square brings a wondrous festive experience with Sanrio characters at the Christmas Wanderland. Feel the Christmas spirit in the air as Marina Square transforms its central atrium into a picture-perfect magical Wanderland with adorable Sanrio characters. 

    Journey through the Wanderland and be captivated by Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, My Melody, Kuromi and Little Twin Stars.

    Families can grab photos at the various photo spots, have a fun time at the snowfall sessions, take part in meet & greet sessions, and more to have lots of festive family fun!

    11. A Magical Christmas at Tanglin Mall

    Venue: Tanglin Mall
    Dates: now to 1 Jan 2024

    Tanglin Mall’s Christmas event will add a sprinkle of magic to every evening. Step into a winter wonderland with the breathtaking iconic Snow Splendour happening daily!

    Use Promo Code: TMXMASBYKIDO to redeem a free Christmas Event Pass via the Great Rewards App! The promo code is limited to the first 100 redemptions and limited to 1 redemption per Great Rewards Member only. Valid till 26 Dec 2023.

    12. A Very Smurfy Christmas at City Square Mall

    Venue: City Square Mall
    Dates: now to 31 Dec 2023

    This holiday season, families can step into an enchanting world of The Smurfs as City Square Mall transforms into a winter wonderland straight out of Smurf Village in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Smurfs. With whimsical decorations and hundreds of blue Smurfs surrounding the mall, it will definitely make for an unforgettable experience for families and Smurfs fans.

    Paint the mall blue this Christmas by dressing up in your best blue outfits for A Very Smurfy Christmas with fun-filled festive activities and do-good initiatives for the whole family through till the end of the year - come and be wow-ed by a sea of adorable blue Smurfs and spot your favourite characters such as Papa Smurf, Smurfette and even Gargamel all over City Square Mall!

    13. A Merry and Sparkling Christmas at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove

    Venue: Quayside Isle @Sentosa Cove
    Dates: now to 31 Dec 2023

    Families can expect Smurf-themed Christmas decor and light ups, as well as adorable meet & greet sessions with Smurfette and Papa Smurf on selected weekends! 

    14. Cluny Court's Annual Christmas Fair

    Venue: Cluny Court
    Dates: 23 Nov to 17 Dec 2023 (Thu to Sun)
    Admission: Free

    Cluny Court will open its merry doors once again for the tenth edition of the mall’s highly anticipated Christmas Fair. Bring the whole family along to meet Santa and capture festive holiday photos before going Christmas Shopping for unique items at our Christmas Fair and boutiques at Level 2!

    Don your festive best and head down to Santa’s grotto to usher in the holly jolly season with Santa Claus himself! Visit Santa on the following dates from 11am to 6pm (Thu, Fri & Sat) and 11am to 5pm (Sun) to discuss your Christmas wish list before capturing a new family photo full of holiday cheer.

    • 23 Nov, Thu - 26 Nov, Sun
    • 30 Nov, Thu - 3 Dec, Sun
    • 7 Dec, Thu - 10 Dec, Sun
    • 14 Dec, Thu - 17 Dec, Sun

    Cluny Court’s annual Christmas Fair at Level 2 will feature over 20 stores selling an eclectic mix of wares from one-of-a-kind festive traders. From Japanese handmade ceramics and Thai wooden home decor to Madagascar Award-winning artisan jams and German Christmas Market delights, you’ll be sure to find exceptional gifts for friends, family and even something for yourself at this year’s Christmas Fair. 

    15. Take A Selfie With A 6-Metre Tall Olaf Inflatable at Paragon + Shop & Win Tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland 

    Venue: Paragon
    Dates: now to  31 Dec 2023

    Paragon¬†is delighted to announce its first collaboration with¬†Hong Kong Disneyland Resort¬†on the exciting launch of the world‚Äôs first and largest ‚ÄúFrozen‚ÄĚ themed land, World of Frozen in Hong Kong Disneyland.

    Kicking off the celebrations is the showcase of the biggest Olaf‚Äôs invitation to Arendelle in Singapore, which measures 6‚ÄĎmeters in height, located right at the heart of Orchard Road.¬†

    The hard-to-miss Olaf inflatable stands out at the busy stretch of Orchard and serves as an invitation to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort‚Äôs upcoming launch of the world‚Äôs first and largest ‚ÄúFrozen‚ÄĚ themed land ‚Äď entitled World of Frozen.

    16. Play and Win LEGO Sets at the LEGO Santa's Superpower Christmas Cove

    Venue and Dates:

    • Parkway Parade from 20 November to 31 December,
    • Jem from 11 to 31 December and
    • 313@somerset from 18 to 31 December

    Times: 12pm on the first day, mall operating hours for subsequent days.

    From November till December 2023, The LEGO Group will be bringing The LEGO Santa’s Superpower Christmas Cove across three malls where families can look forward to fun-filled adventures as they experience the gift of superpowers through LEGO Play!

    Parkway Parade, JEM and 313@somerset will be transformed into a Christmas superpower cove with countless opportunities and activities for children to discover a myriad of superpowers.  

    To kickstart their adventure, each participant will be given a mission card to complete a series of activity stations and help Santa and his Elves get supercharged for Christmas to locate the missing presents.

    From saving Santa’s falling presents with the superpower of agility to putting your superpower of sharpness to the test in the Christmas Village diorama, families can come together to complete themed challenges and redeem a exclusive Santa Minifigure, while stocks last. 

    Stand a chance to win attractive prizes with the LEGO Superpower of Speed Challenge happening every weekend from 20 November to 24 December at Parkway Parade.

    17. Disney POP-MART Installations at 16 CapitaLand Malls Island-wide

    Venue: 16 CapitaLand Malls Island-wide
    Dates: now to 31 Dec 2023

    Embark on a whimsical journey this holiday season as CapitaLand proudly reveals larger-than-life installations spanning 16 CapitaLand malls islandwide, immersing visitors in the enchanting realm of POP MART.

    Picture-worthy installations inspired by three captivating series of POP MART blind boxes await: Disney Classic Fairy Tales Series, Disney 100th Anniversary Mickey Ever-Curious Adventure Series, and Disney Princess Fairy Tales Friendship Series. Families are invited to rediscover their favourite timeless Disney moments through festive-themed decorations, activities and more.

    Shoppers are invited to indulge in a mesmerizing 360¬į multi-sensory journey featuring the Enchanted Express train installation. By participating, they stand a chance to win exclusive shopping rewards, adding an extra layer of excitement to the year-end festivities.¬†

    18. Free-To-Play Activities at SmileyTown World, Downtown East

    Venue: Downtown East
    Date: now till 1 Jan 2024

    Ring in a holiday season like no other with a burst of smiles and fun at Downtown East, as SmileyWorld takes over with a jolly celebration from now to 1 January 2024! In the spirit of spreading joy and laughter, Downtown East presents a plethora of exhilarating activities and extensive photo opportunities featuring SmileyWorld! 

    Families will be excited to discover the SmileyWorld Town at Downtown East Event Square, an event space spanning an impressive 50 by 30 feet, with a variety of exciting free-to-play activities for all age groups, including a ball pit, giant Jenga, claw machines and more! 

    19. Fireworks At The Marina Bay To Celebrate The Countdown

    Venue: Marina Bay Singapore
    31 Dec 2023

    This year, the highly-anticipated New Year Eve’s fireworks will be launched from a more central location of the Bay, offering more spectators a captivating viewing experience from all around. Produced by the team behind STAR ISLAND, the fireworks musical that mesmerised the crowd last year, these fireworks will light up the Bay across three chapters, unfolding at intervals in the hour leading up to midnight.

    Choreographed to tell a story of reflection and hope, the fireworks will kick off with a tribute to the past year’s challenges and triumphs, before heralding the promise of new beginnings and thereafter, culminating in a 12-minute grand finale celebrating Singaporeans’ unyielding spirit as we embrace the future. The audience can look forward to an immersive experience with artisanal fireworks that change colour as they burst and bloom into rings of different colours, accompanied by specially curated music played through speakers around the Bay.

    20. Brightening Lives - A Captivating Series Of Light Projection Shows

    Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
     26 to 31 Dec 2023

    A key highlight is¬†Brightening Lives, a captivating series of light projection shows presented in partnership with The Majurity Trust, a local philanthropic organisation. From 26 to 31 December 2023, revellers can feast their eyes on inspiring light projection artworks on the fa√ßades of three iconic Marina Bay landmarks ‚Äď The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands. Based on original drawings by talented students from local educational institutions, these light projections depict stories of hope and empowerment in our community and celebrate the spirit of resilience and care for others.

    21. Let’s Celebrate 2024 - Mediacorp’s Annual Countdown Concert

    Venue: The Promontory
     31 Dec 2023
    Time: from 7pm

    Revellers can soak in the festive atmosphere at The Promontory with Mediacorp‚Äôs annual countdown concert,¬†Let‚Äôs Celebrate 2024¬†on New Year‚Äôs Eve. Themed ‚ÄúHit Parade‚ÄĚ, this year‚Äôs edition features an exciting line-up of performances from home-grown and international acts, along with other leisure and entertainment options. These include a live DJ segment, delectable food and beverages, and carnival games where attractive prizes can be won. The countdown concert can also be viewed on¬†mewatch,¬†Mediacorp Entertainment YouTube Channel¬†and Channel 5 from 10pm on 31 December 2023.

    22. Come Together - A Series Of Free Performances by Esplanade

    Venue: DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse
    Date: throughout Dec 2023

    Esplanade ‚Äď Theatres on the Bay will also present¬†Come Together, a series of free performances at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse happening throughout December 2023, featuring fast-rising musicians from our shores.

    23. Home Team Festival Returns in 2023

    Venue: Singapore EXPO Hall 4
    Dates: 24 to 26 Nov 2023

    This is your chance to get up close and personal with the Home Team Guardians and be part of the action! The Home Team Festival will feature exciting exhibits from the Home Team Departments, showcasing the professionalism and commitment of Home Team Officers as well as many of the latest equipment and technologies the Home Team deploys.

    The festival is divided into four thematic zones with immersive displays and exhibits as well as hands-on activities and live demonstrations for an exciting time! Don't forget to also check out the Kids Zone where little ones can role play as different Home Team Officers and ride kiddy rides that mimic the Home Team operational vehicles! 

    24. Celebrate Warner Bros. Studio 100 Years at Sentosa

    Venue: Central Beach Station, Emerald Pavillion & Southside, Sentosa
    Dates: now to 26 Nov 2023

    Get ready for the ultimate adventure at WB100 Celebrating Every Story! where Warner Bros. will celebrate its 100th anniversary by bringing you on a thrilling journey through the world of Warner Bros. Studio, where the magic all began in 1923. 

    Happening across Sentosa, families will discover DC Super-Heroes like Aquaman, iconic duos like Tom and Jerry, and the zaniest Looney Tunes pals come to life, and bring you fun and games for the whole family, projection and interactive experiences, and weekend movie screenings right under the sunset sky! 

    25. Tech Showcases and Workshops for the Whole Family at Smart Nation Grandparents Day 2023

    Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Glass Atrium, Level 2
    Dates: 26 Nov 2023
    Time: 10 am to 6 pm

    Back with a bigger bang and even more fun-filled tech activities, games, and workshops ‚Äď come celebrate our grandparents with the entire family this¬†Smart Nation¬†Grandparents‚Äô Day¬†on 26 November (Sunday). Explore the wonders of robotics, AI, and virtual reality with this‚ÄĮunique experience for all ages!

    26. Foodie Delights at the Queenstown Hawkerfest

    Venue: ABC Brickworks, Alexandra Village Food Centre, Mei Ling Market and Food Centre, Margaret Drive Hawker Centre, Tanglin Halt Market and Food Centre
    Dates: now to 7 Dec 2023

    The inaugural¬†Queenstown HawkerFest 2023¬†kick starts from 18¬†Nov to 17 Dec 2023, featuring FOUR specifically curated hawker-related events¬†that span across FIVE iconic Queenstown hawker centres ‚ÄĒ ABC Brickworks, Margaret Drive¬†Food Centre, Mei Ling Market, Tanglin Halt Market and Alexandra Village.

    We love to highlight the QT Hawker Heritage Trail where families can take a trip down memory lane and uncover the fascinating stories hidden within the local community. Explore the FIVE iconic hawker centres of Queenstown and the neighbourhood hawker culture, and collect trail cards and specially designed stamps to stand a chance to win up to $300 NTUC vouchers.

    Participants can collect their heritage cards at any of the stationed booths located at the five hawker centres or any of the participating cafes of the QT Hawker Cafe Remix.

    27. Solve Puzzles and Win Prizes at the HDB Mall

    Venue: Various HDB Malls Island-wide
    Dates: now to 3 Dec 2023
    Time: 12pm to 6pm 

    Happening across the HDB Malls island-wide this year-end period is the Puzzle Palooza where families can try their hands at various puzzles, including Rubik's Cube, Maze, Jigsaw Puzzles and more! Solve these puzzles and stand a chance to win prizes too! 

    Check out the schedule below

    • 4 Nov: Pioneer Mall / Gek Poh Shopping Centre
    • 11 Nov: Greenridge Shopping Centre / Fajar Shopping Centre
    • 12 Nov: Vista Point / 888 Plaza
    • 18 Nov: Limbang Shopping Centre / Sembawang Mart
    • 19 Nov: Yew Tee Square / Kampung Admiralty / Admiralty Place
    • 25 Nov: Woodlands Mart
    • 26 Nov: Woodlands North Plaza / Hougang River Court
    • 3 Dec: Sunshine Place / Taman Jurong Shopping Centre

    28. Garfield and Mr Kiasu themed Pop-up Library at The Centrepoint

    Venue: Level 1 of The Centrepoint (#01-33K)
    Dates: Till Mar 2024, 10 am - 10 pm daily

    Running from now to March 2024, the Garfield x Mr Kiasu pop-up library at The Centrepoint is National Library Board's (NLB) first-ever character-themed pop-up library, and has been set up in partnership with Mr Kiasu’s co-creator Mr Johnny Lau, media and entertainment company Paramount Global, and Frasers Property Singapore.

    Patrons can look forward to borrowing a specially curated collection of e-titles and comics for reading within the library.

    29. Pop-Up Comics Library At Anchorpoint

    Venue: Anchorpoint, first floor near the main entrance
    Date: till next year (TBC)

    The fully self-service pop-up library at Anchorpoint will feature some 11,000 titles including ones in Mother Tongue Languages (MTL), and a children’s section. 

    30. Stories Come Alive by Julia Gabriel Centre and BookXcess

    Venue: OCBC Wisma Atria, #04-01
    Dates & Times: 25 Nov and 9 Dec 2023, 3pm to 4 pm

    Unlocking imaginations, one story at a time! Join Julia Gabriel Centre as they bring captivating stories to life with music, songs, and lots of laughter through their interactive storytelling session at OCBC Wisma Atria. Mark your calendars and spread the word. Free admission for all.

    31. Family-friendly Programmes at the Singapore Writers Festival 2023

    Venue: The Arts House, and more
    Dates: Various days in November
    Admission: Free and paid activities from $5

    Organised by Arts House Limited and commissioned by the National Arts Council, SWF 2023 features a series of over 200 in-person programmes by close to 250 speakers and writers from Singapore and across the globe. 

    This includes the return of the all-time favourite children-and-youth-friendly series like SWF Classroom, SWF Playground and Youth Fringe, which are bound to inspire budding poets and word wonders across ages as young as two and above. 

    Families can look forward to engaging storytelling sessions and music-infused movement classes, to drawing workshops and insightful writing masterclasses, and more!

    32. A New Exhibition & Play Area - Clean Up, Or Else at The Artground

    Venue: The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre, Blk J, #01-40, Singapore 439053
     now to 25 Feb 2024 (Wed to Sun)
    Time: 9.15am to 5pm
    Fee: $15 refundable deposit required

    While chores are not typically a child‚Äôs go-to version of ‚Äėplay‚Äô or associated with fun times,¬†The Artground¬†(TAG) has collaborated with¬†The Cminors¬†to create¬†Clean Up, Or Else!¬†- an environment designed¬†to make doing chores fun and meaningful!¬†In this latest arts installation, household chores balloon to enormous proportions to encourage active exploration and literary fun through poems and play to bring home the messages of shared responsibilities and of building good habits.

    This playful idea is BIG on imagination and builds upon supersizing poems and ‚Äėplaying house‚Äô to encourage family conversation around the values of kindness, helpfulness and responsibility over personal and shared spaces at home.

    33. Family-friendly Artworks at the Children's Biennale at National Gallery Singapore

    Venue: National Gallery of Singapore
    Dates: now to 31 May 2024
    Admission: Free with ticketed programmes

    The¬†Children's Biennale¬†returns to the¬†National Gallery of Singapore¬†from 27 May 2023 to 31 March 2024 and uses questions¬†such as "what kind of world do we live in today, and what kind of world would you like to livein?" to craft its theme of ‚ÄėLet‚Äôs Make a Better Place‚Äô.

    Families can explore 11 new artworks by international artists that spotlight four core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine and Respect for free. The Biennale continues to offer families an immersive experience that invites open communication, creativity, and reflection about the future, and aims to inspire children to take an active role in shaping a better world for themselves and others.

    34. City Sprouts Farmers Market: Christmas Edition

    Venue: City Sprouts Henderson, 102 Henderson Road S698952
    Dates: 2 Dec 2023, 9 am - 1 pm
    Admission: Free with paid activities

    The City Sprouts signature farmers market is back with a sprinkle of Christmas magic this festive season! Gathering over 30 local vendors and sustainable businesses, this is the biggest farmers market organised by City Sprouts guaranteed to spark the Christmas spirit within you.

    Expect gourmet festive treats like Boletus and Truffle Pate, Tasmanian Fresh Produce and Sourdough Bombs only found at the farmers market! Shop sustainable gifts like Handmade Leather Crafts, Flower Greeting Cards or even Poinsettia Plants that make the perfect gift for your loved ones this festive season.

    Admission is free for all. For registration for our paid workshops, do visit their website to secure your spot!

    35.  Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX

    Venue: NEX Singapore
    Dates and Time: 5 - 24 Dec, 10.30 am - 8 pm daily
    Admission: Min. spending at mall

    Experience gravity-defying fun at the Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX, Atrium Level 1. Gingerbread Wonderland is a mega inflatable, spanning  about  2,600 square feet of atrium space and open to the public 10:30am to 9pm daily. Suitable for children aged 1 to 12 years old, get ready to explore Bell’s Gingerbread House and tumble over gingerbread men and candy-coated pretzels!

    To redeem a 1-Hour Play Pass at the Gingerbread Wonderland, simply scan your NEXrewards member QR with every $50 spent. 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. 

    36. Celebrate Christmas at the Singapore Sports Hub

    Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, Stadium Roar
    Dates: 6 - 31 Dec 2023 (weekends)
    Admission: Free

    Immerse yourself in the enchanting Christmas candyland display at the Singapore Sports Hub, where sugary wonders, gingerbread men and festive magic come together in a delightful celebration. Enjoy captivating performances, partake in joyful games, and savour the delectable seasonal treats. The Christmas celebrations at the Singapore Sports Hub promise a feast for the eyes, ears, and taste buds, so join us for an unforgettable experience! 

    Over three weekends, the public can join in fun Christmas activities including festive games like Peppermint Pool and Candy Cane Hockey and enjoy live performances. There will also be special appearances by Santa Claus and Santarina for that picture perfect round up of this joyous season.

    37. Otah & Friends Takes Over HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir with a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

    Venue: HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir
    Dates: 9 - 31 Dec 2023
    Admission: Free

    Celebrate the festive season with an enchanting adventure that combines the joy of the holidays with the thrill of a scavenger hunt! In collaboration with¬†Otah & Friends,¬†HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir¬†is thrilled to announce its 1st¬†year anniversary celebration with an immersive Otah & Friends themed event ‚Äď ‚ÄúOperation: Santa Trap‚ÄĚ.¬†

    Join Otah & Friends from 9 to 31 December 2023 as they embark on a quest to uncover Santa’s secret message. The clubhouse’s Level 2 Atrium will be home to Otah’s Living Room, where it will be transformed into a treasure trove of clues, puzzles, and holiday cheer! Participants can look forward to an interactive journey to decode Santa’s message hidden amidst the seasonal décor and surprises planted throughout the clubhouse. 

    The event promises excitement for all ages ‚Äď families and friends can take this opportunity to explore the clubhouse and work together to unlock the mystery for a special prize!¬†

    38. Heartlands Festival 2023 Returns with Games, Prizes and More

    Heartlands Festival 2023 is back for its third edition until 31 Jan 2023! Celebrate our heartlands and discover treasure covers around our vibrant neighbourhoods! The event will include various family fun experiences as well as a chance to win up to $9,988 worth of prizes with just $10 spending in the heartlands!

    Adventure-seekers can join Heartlands Odyssey at five vibrant neighbourhoods, Toa Payoh, Upper Boon Keng, Chong Pang, Bukit Gombak, and Serangoon North or search for captivating stories on the Heartland Quest at your own pace. There are also mini exhibits/installations and heritage trails you can check out! And at the weekly lucky draws, you can stand a chance to win some fantastic prizes. All it takes is a minimum spend of $10 when you go on your weekly grocery run!

    So come Celebrate the Community in this annual festival and journey into the heart and soul of Singapore neighourhoods!

    39. Play with Me: An Interactive Art Exhibition

    Venue: Peace Centre, 1 Sophia Road, #02-20, S228161
    Dates: 8 Dec - 30 Jan 2024
    Admission: Free

    Get ready for a¬†playdate like no other at the "Play with Me?" interactive art exhibition. This first-of-its-kind "phygital" art exhibition promises an interactive exploration of play ‚ÄĒ blending creativity and technology through a personalised digital storytelling experience that enhances the physical exhibition experience.

    At the exhibition, you will get to uncover your play personalities and explore which forms of play bring the greatest joy to your life, discover a world of AR and discover the 8 Play Personalities, and take part in various activities and games with the family! 

    Try out the curated play stations designed for each personality. Interactive games and activities await, providing a tailored experience for every play style - perhaps even discovering how to better play with your little ones too! You will also discover various collaborative projects scattered throughout the exhibition where you can create and build on the art and stories of others too! 

    40. Free Programmes @ACM

    Located by the Singapore River is the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art and the only museum in Asia devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia. 

    It regularly hosts free programmes and exhibitions to inspire both the young and old.

    41. Free Programmes by NHB

    So much is happening in the year of 2023 across the venues managed by the National Heritage Board (NHB)! Here's a closer look at some of the free programmes and events that you and your family can participate in.

    42. Free Programmes by NLB

    For the upcoming school holidays, families can look forward to many free and fun-filled programmes from the National Library Board (NLB), such as storytelling sessions, and sessions on clay art, coding, and sustainability.


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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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