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 (17 Nov 2022): refreshed for 2022
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. Orchard Road Christmas Light-up
Venue: Orchard Road
Dates: 12 Nov - 2 Jan 2022
The Orchard Road light-up returns in 2022 where families can expect a festive-filled Orchard Road with glistening light displays, immersive attractions, pop-up activations and the Great Christmas Village, a fun-filled area with rides, live music, food and a beer garden.
2. One-day Only Sports Carnival - FunFam SportFest 2022
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena Halls 2 and 3
Dates: 17 Dec 2022, 8.30 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free, fees apply for selected parent-child programmes
FunFam SportFest 2022 is a one-day sports carnival by Active Parents, a movement under SportSG to encourage parents to be active with their kids! Families can take part in free sports tryouts, inflatable games and other fun activities conducted fully indoors at the OCBC Arena Halls 2 and 3 at the Singapore Sports Hub!
Families can expect free sports tryouts organised by ActiveSG Academies and Clubs where kids can get a first-hand experience from experienced coaches in sports such as Martial Arts, Canoeing, Football, and Floorball! If you are looking to create bonding times, there will be a series of Parent-Child programmes for families to take part throughout the day too!
There will be lots of fun activities for families to take part in - including fun sport inflatables, mini parent-child challenges and contests, and get your photos taken with the friendly mascots, including Nila too!
3. Discover Giant Made From Discarded Materials
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Dates: from Dec 2022 - end 2024
Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has collaborated with internationally renowned recycling artist Thomas Dambo, known for his larger-than-life recycled art sculptures with dramatic storytelling and experiential elements, to launch mixed-media installations on Sentosa. These giant sculptures will be placed at 4 lesser known spots on Palanwan Beach, waiting for visitors to explore and to discover.
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4. Join The Youth Festival - RE•MIX 2022
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Date: 18 to 27 Nov 2022
Fee: Free Admission
RE•MIX 2K22 will be offering 9 on-site programmes for visitors to discover a fresh take on our distinctive Chinese Singaporean culture through a wide array of fun activities such as art exhibitions, street dance competitions, Escape Room game, music concerts, bazaar and more.
The various activities will take place at different levels of the SCCC building, and all the events are free for all members of the public.
5. Discover Student Artworks
Venue: National Library Building, Levels 7 and 8 and Online
Dates: 4 Nov - 31 Mar 2023
Finding Wonders: Celebrating 10 Years of Think! Contemporary Student Artworks features more than 30 artworks by 2,078 primary school students. It spans across physical and virtual realms for the first time, with an onsite presentation at the National Library Building and an online presentation on SAM’s website.
6. Free Trials On BYKidO
We have also worked with multiple partners to offer free trials for families who like to try out different classes and courses. The holidays might be a great time to arrange these trials and to start planning for 2022!
- CUBEChinese: Online Chinese Platform offering free trial.
- LingoAce: Online Chinese Platform offering free trial for new students
- SkillsSamurai: Online Coding Platform offering free trials on Scratch and VR Robotics
- Believer Music: Music School offering free trial for Integrative Keyboard Programme
- Tree Art: Art School offering a free Creative Art Jamming Trial for new students
- Futurum Academy: STEAM School offering a free STEAM Trial for new students
7. Visit A Free Mall Playground
Not sure where to go, why not head down to an indoor mall shopping playground for some free play time! After playing, you can even spend time window shopping and having your meal at the mall as well!
If you need help to decide the best shopping mall playground to visit, here's a list of 32 Free Shopping Mall Playgrounds to get you started!
8. The Gallery Children's Biennale
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Date: 6 Nov - Dec 2022
National Gallery Singapore invites children to embark on an inspiring multi-sensory experience as they explore 9 on-site installations of the Gallery Children’s Biennale. Complementing the digital format of the biennale, the on-site installations present immersive tactile experiences that are distinct from one’s experience with the online artworks.
9. Masak Masak At The Artground
Venue: The Artrgound, 90 Goodman Road #01-40 Blk J, Singapore 439053
Dates: 28 May 2022 - 26 Mar 2023, Wed - Sun (Specific timeslots)
At Masak Masak, kids are encouraged to play with their food! This food-themed art space at The Artground is designed by The Merry Men Works and is sure to wet the little one's appetite for play when they visit!
The playground is filled with larger-than-life food - imagine hopping on an egg tart trampoline and sliding down a melting ice cream! How about climbing into a bowl of chendol and to scale a biscuit climbing wall! The entire art and play space is filled with local delights waiting to be discovered in a playful way!
10. Visit An Outdoor Park
Singapore offers a wide variety of parks (some with playgrounds) for families to explore and have fun. These parks are free and provide families with the amenities and space to run, play and have a good time together.
Bring a ball, pack a picnic or simply put on your shoes - there is no need for anything too extravagant to spend time together. Here's a list of family-friendly parks for you to consider for your next family outing!
11. Snow Fall & Light Show at Jewel Changi Airport
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport - Shisedo Forest Valley
Dates: 11 Nov 2022 - 2 Jan 2023
Get ready to be dazzled by Christmas sparkles at Jewel with its many underwater-themed elements! Grab your families photo at the iconic 16-metre tall Prudential Christmas Tree at the entrance of the Shiseido Forest Valley and enjoy the Snow fall at Jewel this year with half-hourly snowfall intervals from 7:35 PM–10:35 PM daily.
Hang around to catch an exclusive HSBC Rain Vortex Light & Sound show inspired by Avatar: The Way of Water!
12. Visit the Glowing Changi Park Connector - Dino Glow
Venue: Changi Airport Connector
Dates: 1 November 2022 – 31 January 2023, 7 pm - 1 am
Be mesmerised by Changi's 3km light-up as you walk beside life-sized dinosaurs at the Changi Airport Park Connector. Inspired by the illuminating colours of Avatar 2, the park connector glows into a mystical world of fantasy.
13. Christmas Light Up & Fair at Seletar Country Club
Venue: Seletar Country Club, Main Clubhouse Lobby
Dates: 26 Nov 2022, 11 am - 8 pm
Seletar Country Club will be hosting a Christmas Light up event on 26 Nov 2022. This light-up event is open to public with lots of exciting family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy! This includes balloon sculpting, face painting, magic show, free treat for kids & even guided club tours!
As part of the celebrations, parents can shop at the Christmas Fair with over 20 vendors while the kids have fun in the club! Apart from the pop-up event, the club also boast an outdoor playground, bowling alley & 2 restaurants (Famous Palace & Jo Restaurant) that recently opened.
14. Have A Family Fiesta At The PLAYfiesta
Venue: 37 Emerald Hill Singapore 229313
Dates: 25 Nov - 4 Dec 2022
Admission: Free, tickets required for The Mirror World
PLAYfiesta is a 10-day futuristic family fiesta in Game | Food | Music with non-stop live performances by local talents, movie screenings and fitness hours, and a gastronomic experience under the stars featuring Singapore Made With Passion brands!
Families can also expect The Mirror World, a first-of-its-kind mixed reality arcade game experience that transports you to 8 worlds with just one ticket. Tickets are priced at $25 (Mon - Thu) and $28 (Fri - Sun) at selected timings.
15. Meet The Paw Patrol At Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
Venue: Quayside Isle, Fountain Plaza (near drop-off point)
Dates: 3, 10 ,17, & 24 December 2022, 2.30 pm & 6 pm
Come meet your favourite pups Skye and Rubble for a howling good time at the Fountain Plaza! With two sessions every Saturday in December at 2.30pm and 6pm everyone will have a chance to get up close with the adorable pups!
16. Superhero Adventure at Rochester Mall Superhero Christmas
Venue: Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Dr, Singapore 138639
Date: 3 December 2022, 12 pm - 5 pm
Admission: Free, limited to first 300 participants only
Don your capes and get ready for a Superhero adventure at Rochester Mall's Superhero Christmas happening on Saturday, 3 Dec 2022! Our little Superheroes will get to ride on Superhero Robot Rides, enter the Superhero Bouncy Castle and take part in Superhero Game Stations too!
Kids can also take part in fun and engaging Superhero Workshops, including DIY Superhero Scratch Art, DIY Felt Christmas Tree and DIY Superhero Lego.
17. Exhilarating Fun Race at UE Square Christmas Karting
Venue: UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917
Date: 10 December 2022, 12 pm - 5 pm
Admission: Free, limited to first 500 participants only
UE Square is revving up the fun with Christmas Karting happening on Saturday, 10 Dec 2022. Take part in the exhilarating Mini Go-kart Racing and swerve through the circuit, race through the Inflatable Obstacle Course and take part in Racer Games to emerge a podium winner!
Remember to hang around to catch the Christmas Magic Show happening from 1 pm to 1.30 pm as well as the Robot Race Cars Meet & Greet too!
18. Watch The Dragon Boat Race At The Singapore Regatta Waterfest
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub Water Sports Centre
Date: 26 - 27 Nov & 3 - 4 Dec
The Singapore Regatta Waterfest, the nation’s largest dragon boat race, is back in action at Singapore Sports Hub Water Sports Centre! In partnership with the Singapore Dragon Boat Association, the 2022 edition of the race will be held over two weekends from 26-27 Nov and 3-4 Dec.
Formerly known as the Singapore River Regatta, the race was first organised in 1982 at the Singapore River during the spring tide season. Now held along the Kallang Basin, you’ll be able to catch exciting dragon boat action for free! If you’re heading out for the weekend, keep a lookout for our dragon boat athletes and cheer on your favourite teams as they paddle their hearts out!
19. Fireworks At The Marina Bay To Celebrate The Countdown
Venue: Marina Bay Singapore
Date: 31 Dec 2022
Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023 will bring back the highly anticipated fireworks display after a two-year absence. Come 31 December, families will be able to view the fireworks at midnight from around the Bay to welcome the new year!
Catching the fireworks is free, but there are other chargeable activities happening at the Marina Bay area for families to celebrate the coming new year!
20. Christmas Decorations @ The Malls
Stay tune as we update our list of Christmas Decorations at the Malls! These decorations present an opportunity to families to visit and have their photos taken to capture the family time!
- Raffles City Singapore celebrates a special Christmas this year with a dazzling Raffles City and Guerlain Christmas tree.
- Snap picturesque moments by the iconic 16-metre-high Prudential Christmas tree at Jewel Changi Airport that takes on an underwater theme this year. There will even be snowfall and more at the Shiseido Forest Valley from 7.35pm to 10.35pm daily
- ION Orchard presents the Dior Enchanted Star, the largest Dior star in Asia spanning 15m tall at ION2 – the outdoor space at the L1 entrance of ION Orchard – making for a visually stunning spectacle with over 20,000 lightbulbs surrounding it.
Happening from now until the end of December, discover larger-than-life ornamental installations and add your own creative flair with first-of-its-kind interactive installations displayed at selected locations around the Raffles Place precinct from 7 pm to 12 am. Featuring several designs in the likeness of iconic festive ornaments — think towering Christmas trees, gigantic present boxes, and intricate snowflakes — the Christmas décor comes in the form of larger-than-life sizes, embodying the fun and bright colours of the season.
- Don't miss snow fall and caroling at The Star Vista's over 20m tall Christmas Tree this Christmas season. There will also be other light installation for you to capture your family's festive photo too!
- The Seletar Mall is all decked up with Christmas decor to receive you! From mid-Dec, families can also join Sir Little & Friends for a whimsical Christmas Wonderland with a mirror maze and more!