9 Kid-friendly Things to Do with Your Family this Christmas

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Jingle bell, jingle bell, Christmas is here! If your celebration plan is to slouch on your couch, watching one movie after another (not that that is a bad plan), here’s our pick of 9 kid-friendly happenings around Singapore to help you spice up your Christmas celebrations!

1. The Season of Joy at CHIJMES | CHIJMES

The Season of Joy at CHIJMES
Photo credits Capitol Singapore

Location: CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street Singapore 187996
29 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
7 pm – 11 pm

CHIJMES celebrates The Season of Joy with Christmas musicians, caroling performances, and laser projection show with light and music dancing across its façade, immersing you in classic Christmas scenes. Also, keep an eye (and your phone) out for seven dazzling Christmas ornament-themed photo-op installations around CHIJMES. 

2. The Great Christmas Village | Orchard

The Great Christmas Village | Orchard
Photo credits Uncle Ringo

Location: Grange Road Carpark | Playspace @ SCAPE | Shaw House Urban Plaza
23 Nov – 26 Dec 2019
5 pm – 10 pm (Mon – Thu) | 4 pm – 11 pm (Fri) | 12 pm – 11 pm (Sat) | 12 pm – 10 pm (Sun)
Free (activity charges apply)

Spread across three venues, The Great Christmas Village offers plenty of food options, human claw machine, VR games as well as kid-friendly rides and carnival games such as bumper cars, teacup, train ride, and throwing games.

3. Poinsettia Wishes | Gardens by the Bay

Poinsettia Wishes | Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
8 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020
9 am – 9 pm

  • Singapore Residents – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult: $20
    • Child: $12
    • Senior Citizen: $15
  • Singapore Residents (Flower Dome/Cloud Forest)
    • Adult: $12
    • Child: $8
    • Senior Citizen: $8
  • Standard Rate – Flower Dome & Cloud Forest
    • Adult/Senior Citizen: $28
    • Child: $15

Poinsettia Wishes has transformed the Flower Dome into a whimsical Nordic wonderland featuring iconic Nordic landmarks, bright poinsettia blooms and Nordic gnomes.

4. Christmas Wonderland | Gardens by the Bay

Christmas Wonderland | Gardens by the Bay
Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
29 Nov – 26 Dec 2019
4 pm – 11 pm
(get your tickets here):

  • Online: $8
  • Onsite
    • Standard: $10
    • Concession (60 yrs & above): $8

Christmas Wonderland brings you dazzling luminarie light sculptures, theatre performances, European-style festive market, carnival games and rides, Santa meet & greets, and snowfall!

5, Bounce-a-Saurus Fiesta | VivoCity

Bounce-a-Saurus Fiesta | VivoCity
Photo credits VivoCity

Location: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
29 Nov – 25 Dec 2019
Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 9 pm | Sat – Sun & PH: 2 pm – 10 pm (last admission: 30 mins before closing time)
(get your tickets here): Weekday: $5 | Weekend & PH: $8

Adorable and playful dinosaurs have popped in for a visit this Christmas at VivoCity! VivoCity’s first-ever, large-scale inflatable event, the Bounce-A-Saurus Fiesta will feature game booths, obstacle courses, and various play zones. There will also be a 5-meter tall water slide! You can get splashing without worrying about going home wet as there are lockers and changing rooms, so all you have to do is bring a change of clothes!

6. Christmas Village | Aperia Mall

Christmas Village | Aperia Mall
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Location: Aperia, 8-12 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339509
2 Dec – 25 Dec 2019
11 am – 8 pm
Spend $20 in max two combined same-day receipts to redeem one entry ticket

Aperia Mall’s Christmas Village features a synthetic ice rink, a Christmas-themed inflatable obstacle course, and a larger-than-life human claw machine where you can grab prizes such as Dyson hairdryers, Apple AirPods and Marshall headphones! You can also keep your little ones entertained with free Magic, Ukulele and Slime workshops. In addition to the line-up of activities, there are also Ballerina Performances and Live Music on selected dates!   

7. Carnival By The Quay | Clarke Quay

Carnival By The Quay | Clarke Quay
Photo credits CapitaLand Clarke Quay

Location: Clarke Quay Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Road Singapore 179024
9 Dec – 26 Dec 2019
Weekdays: 5 pm – 12 am | Weekends: 2 pm – 12 am
Spend min $80 at any Clarke Quay outlets to redeem one free play

Test your skills at games booths featuring games such as basketball, lobster pot, and ring toss, among others at the Carnival By The Quay and walk home with adorable life-size plushies!

8. Holly Jolly Christmas | Singapore Discovery Centre

Holly Jolly Christmas | Singapore Discovery Centre
Photo credits Singapore Discovery Centre

Location: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
25 Dec 2019
10 am – 5 pm

Swing by Singapore Discovery Centre with your little ones to craft your very own star ornament this Holly Jolly Christmas!

9. A Christmas Special | Capitol Singapore

A Christmas Special | Capitol Singapore

Location: Capitol Singapore, Outdoor Plaza, 13 Stamford Road Singapore 178905
27 Dec – 28 Dec 2019
5 pm – 10 pm
From $10

Create Your Next Family Memory with BYKidO and join us for our Christmas Special! An unforgettable mini-carnival experience for families! Play at the mini-carnival games, munch on free-flow popcorn and candy floss + each person receives a 9pc nugget set too!

End the evening with a free outdoor movie screening under the stars for all ticket holders! You will also stand a chance to walk away with attractive prizes from our lucky draw!



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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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