11 Free Things to do With Your Little Ones in Singapore This December

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With so much happening around our little red dot this year-end, you’ll hardly have time to be bored. And it’s also quite easy to empty out your pockets, which is why we bring you this list of free things to do in Singapore!

1. #Futuretogether

Free Things to do 2019 - #Futuretogether
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

What: #Futuretogether is a series of interactive light art installations by teamLab in support of Singapore’s bicentennial. Feast your eyes on hundreds of spheres floating on the Dragonfly Lake, the vibrant colors change when touched. You can also admire flowers as they bloom and scatter constantly, representing the cycle of life and death on the giant lattice at the outdoor garden.

When: 15 Dec 2019 – 15 Mar 2020 | 7 pm – 12 am

Where: Dragonfly Lake & Bayfront Plaza

2. Children’s Season at ACM: Mr Dragon’s Great Escape

Free Things to do 2019 - Children's Season at ACM
Photo credits Asian Civilisations Museum

What: Children’s Season at ACM has a line-up of kid-friendly activities that you can enjoy at no cost, from craft activities, drama performances and interactive kids tours to self-guided activity trail to rescue Mr Dragon.

When: 16 Nov – 29 Dec 2019 | Sat – Thu: 10 am – 7 pm / Fri: 10 am – 9 pm

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place Singapore 179555

3. Sentosa Island Lights

Free Things to do 2019 - Sentosa Island Lights
Photo credits Sentosa

What: Sentosa’s signature Island Lights is back with another collection of immersive light art installations, movie nights and performances.

When: 16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019 | 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Where: Sentosa Cove (Island charges apply)

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4. An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819

Free Things to do 2019 - NMS An Old New World
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

What: Featuring over 200 artefacts, from maps and portraits to replicas of boats and exotic animals, An Old New World is an interactive exhibit that takes you 200 years back to before Raffles’s arrival in Singapore.

When: 21 Sep 2019 – 29 Mar 2020 | 10 am – 7 pm

Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897

5. Christmas Celebrations at the National Museum

Free Things to do 2019 - Christmas Celebrations at National Museum of Singapore
Photo credits National Museum of Singapore

What: Enjoy this season of joy at the National Museum of Singapore grooving to Christmas Carols, making Christmas tree ornaments with cinnamon sticks, and listening to the stories of Singapura’s earliest inhabitants, the Orang Laut.

When: 21 Dec 2019 | 10 am – 5 pm

Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897

6. Uncle Ringo Presents The Great Circus of Europe – Carnival

Free Things to do 2019 - The Great Circus of Europe Carnival
Photo credits Uncle Ringo

What: The Great Circus of Europe is a paid event but the carnival and food festival village happening around it is free for all to enjoy. Although, you’ll probably need plenty of cash to try out the various carnival games and rides, and an empty tummy to feast your taste buds on a smorgasbord of food offerings.

When: 20 Dec 2019 – 1 Jan 2020 | 4 pm – 11 pm  

Where: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018970

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7. The Season of Joy at CHIJMES

Free Things to do 2019 - The Season of Joy at CHIJMES
Photo credits Capitol Singapore

What: Revel in the festive spirit with roving Christmas musicians, caroling performances and laser projection show, which will depict classic Christmas scenes, at CHIJMES. You can also take Christmas keepsake shots at any of seven Christmas ornaments themed photo-op installations scattered around CHIJMES.

When: 29 Nov – 31 Dec 2019 | 7 pm – 11 pm

Where: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street Singapore 187996

8. The Season of Joy at Capitol Singapore

Free Things to do 2019 - The Season of Joy at Capitol Singapore
Photo credits Capitol Singapore

What: Explore one of the largest European-inspired Christmas Markets in Singapore, offering a diverse range of food, gifts and games, at Capitol Singapore. You can also enjoy Christmas carols brought to you by a giant singing tree. There is also a skating rink but it requires an admission fee.

When: 6 Dec 2019: 8 pm onwards | 7 Dec – 24 Dec 2019: 11.30 am – 9.30 pm

Where: Capitol Singapore, 11 Stamford Road Singapore 178884

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9. A Very Merry Minions Christmas Party at Frasers Mall

Free Things to do 2019 - Frasers Mall Minions
Photo credits Frasers Property

What: It’s A Very Merry Minions Christmas Party at Frasers Malls as Kevin, Stuart and Bob make an appearance! Get up close with the minions, get hands-on with craft workshops or get to play with games like tic-tac-toe and fish for bananas.

When: 2 Dec – 21 Dec 2019 | Various timing

Where: Causeway Point | Anchorpoint | Waterway Point | YewTee Point | Northpoint City

RELATED: Its a Very Merry Minions Christmas @ Malls of Frasers Property | December 2019

10. A Rewarding Christmas at United Square

Free Things to do 2019 - A Rewarding Christmas at United Square
Photo credits United Square

What: You can catch the live show of PAW Patrol Mighty Pups and even take pictures with them for free at the United Square Shopping Mall these holidays. Additionally, you can participate in a series of Lego games and activities, which is also free.  

When: 8 Nov – 29 Dec 2019 | 11 am – 7 pm (No shows/meet & greets on Mon)

Where: United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road Singapore 3017591

11. A Frozen Wonderland at Changi

Free Things to do 2019 - A Frozen Wonderland in Changi

What: Changi Airport’s departure hall transforms into a Frozen Wonderland just for this holiday season, bringing you bringing to life an enchanting world through lights, sound and snow! And there’s also an Arendelle-inspired marketplace where you can discover exclusive goodies and take part in arts & craft workshops. Also making an appearance is a larger-than-life Olaf.

When: 21 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Where: Changi Airport

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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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