46 New Things For Families To Do In November 2023 In Singapore

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The year-end festivities are kicking in, so let's discover more family fun this November! 

With the year-end school holiday starting this month, you can expect lots of events and experiences to kick-start the holidays! From new play (and exciting) play experiences to a host of family-friendly performances, read on and discover your next family fun this month! So bookmark the list and refer back when you need new outing ideas!

So don't wait and read on to discover all the new things that you can do to have a fun filled November! 

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1. The New KidzWorld Opens at the Singapore Zoo

Venue: Singapore Zoo, Tram Stop 4. 
Opening Hours: Opens with Singapore Zoo
Admission: Free, included with admission to Singapore Zoo

The new KidzWorld is a one-hectare space that augments Singapore Zoo’s 50-year heritage of providing children and their families with a living classroom to experience animal encounters and plenty of opportunities for playtime. 

A place where learning and fun meet, the experiences have been designed to spark and grow love for animals, wildlife and nature. These range from interactive play, to meeting animals, to a new water maze to dial up the fun. 

Little ones will have lots of space to run at the outdoor playground and splash around in the water play area too. There will be lots of animal experiences where they can interact and get up-close to different animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, goats and more! 

2. Interactive Fun Experience at Chaos Lab

Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 2, Viewing Mall North #03-03, Singapore 819643
Dates: From 11 Nov 2023
Admission: $30 (children), $9 (adults) - Tickets here

Things are about to get a little chaotic! Chaos Lab is the ideal place for the little ones to have fun creating and playing. Here, they will get to explore a slime station, a neon graffiti wall, a ball pit, and many more surprises!

Meet the manic mad scientist, Dr Splat, and their lab assistants who will guide you through different zones to play, create, learn, and get just a little bit messy. You’ll be sure to enjoy yourself and make great family memories in this lab-themed playground.

Chaos Lab is not just another play area, but one where creativity, fun and learning mixes into an exciting experience.

3. Nintendo Pop-Up Store At Jewel Changi Airport This November

Venue: Jewel Changi Airport, Level 04-220/221
Date: 17 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024 

For the first time in Southeast Asia, a Nintendo Pop-Up Store will open in Singapore's Jewel Changi Airport for a limited time period, from 17 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024. The Singapore store will feature merchandise from games such as Super Mario, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon and Pikmin. These merchandise were previously only available at Nintendo TOKYO, Nintendo OSAKA, and Nintendo KYOTO stores, and they will be available in Singapore soon! 

A key highlight of the product line-up is a special illustration, which shows Mario leading the way, as well as characters such as, Squid Ring from Splatoon, Isabelle and a villager from Animal Crossing, Link from The Legend of Zelda and many others crossing game borders to welcome all at the store. This illustration will be featured in special original merchandise which will be available for purchase. 

4. Changi Airport Candy-themed Wonderland with Carnival Games and More

Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 3
Dates: 4 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
Admission: Free with paid activities

Changi Airport is set to transform into a realm of festive charm from 4 Nov 2023 to 31 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.

As dusk falls each day, a spellbinding light and snow show will add a touch of magic to the evening. On selected Friday and Saturday evenings, look out for buskers, jugglers, and a live marching band performing holiday tunes. 

Not to be missed is the Candy Carnival located at T3’s arrival hall bursts with a plethora of exciting carnival games, rides, and adorable Changi-exclusive prizes to be won. At the carnival games, test your skills (and luck) and stand a chance to bring home authentic Disney plushies and merchandise featuring everyone's favourite characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pooh Bear, Chip and Dale, and more! 

Just beyond the Candy Carnival lies the enchanting Candy Snow House, a fantastical world of snow and ice where families can play in the cold and slide right into the festive season! 

5. Navy@Vivo - An Exploration with the Republic of Singapore Navy

Venue: VivoCity
Dates: 17 - 19 Nov 2023, 9 am - 9 pm
: Free, balloting required for certain activities

Navy@Vivo returns after a 4 year hiatus! This year's Navy@Vivo 2023 will be happening at VivoCity from 17 to 19 Nov 2023. Admission is free but families will need to ballot for popular activities, including boarding the RSS Endeavour, riding a Fast Craft Utility and more! 

If you are only reading this now, you would have missed the balloting period, but you can still visit the event for the other activities that will be happening, including the submarine exhibit and more.  

6. Home Team Festival Returns in 2023

Venue: Singapore EXPO Hall 4
Dates: 24 - 26 Nov 2023
Admission: Free

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! 

7. 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

Are you ready for a magical holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and family fun? 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 to last a lifetime.

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!

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

Venue: Orchard Road
Dates: Light up from 16 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024
Admission: Free

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! 

9. Water Fun at the Whimsical Sea-mas Water Park at Sengkang Grand Mall

Venue: Atrium of Sengkang Grand Mall, 10 Compassvale Bow, Singapore 544692
Dates: 15 Nov - 9 Dec 2023
Admission: from $22 | Purchase ticket(s) via Trip.com

Get ready to slide, dash, and leap as you conquer the inflatable obstacle course - Whimsical Sea-mas Water Park at Sengkang Grand Mall! Take on the ultimate water adventure in the inflatable stand-up paddle boat experience, LED-lit sea creatures boat ride, inflatable hamster wheel, and various carnival games, rides and claw machines where you’ll stand a chance to win sea-themed plushies.

Whimsical Sea World welcomes participants from 4 years old and up, and the water depth of the pool ranges from 0.9m ‚Äď 1m.

Grab your swimsuit, gather your crew, and enjoy a day of heart-pumping thrills and laughter at Whimsical Sea-mas Waterpark. 

*Shower facilities are available for event attendees. There are 8 shower stalls in the male and female bathrooms (with a total of 16 shower stalls). 

10. Rollermania 3.0 

Venue: Plaza Singapura (7th Floor, Carpark Area)
Dates: 17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024
Admission: from $20 (Tickets available here)

Cue disco lights, bell-bottom pants, and neon signs! RollerMania 3.0 is a one-of-a-kind roller skating experience with retro vibes, paired with LED-lit wheels on the skates for a fabulous ride! Not just skating, be prepared to play to your heart’s content at the Fiestamania carnival with amusement rides, carnival games, retro arcade machines, and more!

Whether it’s a couples date night or a family-bonding activity, RollerMania 3.0 is the perfect place to be at as we unwind and prepare for the festive season this year end. Be energised with upbeat tunes as you roller skate to your heart’s content in a glorious retro throwback setting. 

While there is no specific age-limit for this activity, and kids below 3 years old enter for free! Kids below 7 years old are recommended to be accompanied by an adult and beginner skaters are welcomed as skate assist devices will be available on-site, and this experience will definitely be one that intermediate skaters will love!

11. Escape into Holiday Wonderland with LINE FRIENDS at Suntec City


Venue: Suntec City Atrium (Tower 1 & 2), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Dates: 16 Nov - 26 Dec 2023
Admission: Min. spending required

Together with LINE FRIENDS buddies, BROWN, CONY, CHOCO, and SALLY, get ready for fun, frolic, and fantastic memories as Suntec City unveils a magical wonderland.

Dive into the snowy ball pit and have a swingin’ good time on the Brown House Slide and whimsical Carousel Bauble Swings, make it rain with at the Ball-mania Towers, or try your hand at carnival games! Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, there’s something for everyone at Holiday Wonderland. 

At Holiday Wonderland, families can expect a festive play zone accompanied with busking performances, roving mascots, and a snowfall show too!

12. Play at SKYPARK by Kiztopia at Cineleisure


Venue: Cineleisure, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695
Opening Date: Nov 2023

Opening in November 2023, Kiztopia’s new sub-brand SKYPARK by Kiztopia is specially designed for children aged 6 to 14 years old. This new indoor amusement park is located in a 8,0000 square feet space at Cineleisure Shopping Center on Orchard Road. 

Targeting older kids, SKYPARK is a dynamic amusement park that incorporates sports elements, from rock climbing to high-altitude challenges. The biggest highlight is the multi-level play structure, which not only gamifies challenges but also promotes friendly competition among children.

SKYPARK is just one of many planned activities and new openings by Kiztopia this year-end period. Click here for more and stay tune for more details!

13. Play and More 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.
Admission: Free

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!. 

With a series of activities touching on the benefits of play, The LEGO Santa’s Superpower Christmas Cove offers an immersive yet powerful opportunity for all to experience the superpower of LEGO Play this festive season.  

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. With the range of engaging activities, participants can put a series of superpowers to the test and discover how LEGO Play can enhance these skills, such as coordination, concentration, and their attention to detail. 

14. 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, 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free

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!

15. Catch The Immersive Disney Animation

Venue: The Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands
: From 18 Nov 2023 
: $33 onwards

Mark your calendars because the Immersive Disney Animation event is coming to The Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from 18 Nov 2023! Tickets are available now and you can get prepared for an unforgettable journey that will captivate the hearts of Disney enthusiasts, parents and children alike.

At the Immersive Disney Animation event, you and your family will be immersed in the world of Disney like never before. From timeless classics like The Lion King to modern gems like Frozen, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6, this event celebrates the Disney legacy from the 1980s to the present day. You will be entering  iconic scenes from various films as they spring to life on colossal screens in a 360 degree experience. 

General ticket sales are available on SISTIC, Trip.com, and the Marina Bay Sands Ticketing website.

16. Jumptopia Playful Wonders at Sands 

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Dates: 25 Nov 2023 - 7 Jan 2024
Admission: from $21 (tickets available here)

Are you ready? The annual year-end Jumptopia will be back at Sands Convention Center, Hall C with more fun and creative play for little ones! Jumptopia Playful Wonders will be a large-scale end-of-year event that combines bouncy castles, children's go-karts, food and art.

This has been a yearly exciting event to look forward to, so stay tuned for the more information about this unique adventure, and create wonderful memories together during this exciting end-of-year school holiday!

17. X'mas with a Splash by Kiztopia at VivoCity

Venue: VivoCity, Outside Plaza, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Dates: 17 Nov 2023 - 1 Jan 2024
Admission: from $20 (Tickets available here)

At the end of this year, Kiztopia will bring you a unique Christmas experience at the X'mas with a Splash at VivoCity! Head over to the outdoor plaza on the 1st floor of VivoCity from November 17, 2023 to January 1, 2024, and spend an unforgettable time in the magical world of Christmas!

There will be 4 inflatable castles for children, one of which is the first-ever water activity inflatable castle, so that children can also have fun through water activities.

18. Solve Puzzles and Win Prizes at the HDB Malls

Venue: Various HDB Malls Island-wide
Dates: 4 Nov - 3 Dec 2023, 12 pm - 6 pm 

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

19. New Daily Show @ Universal Studios Singapore - DreamWorks’ Trolls: Hug Time Jubilee.

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Dates: Daily
Admission: Included in Universal Studios Singapore admission (compare ticket price)

Universal Studios Singapore unveils an all-new daily show, DreamWorks’ Trolls: Hug Time Jubilee. Come join Queen Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond in a toe-tapping, hair-raising show bursting with heart-pounding beats and non-stop fun. The new show also marks the first time that prankster Cloud Guy will make his appearance in a Universal Studios theme park!

At the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, families will step into the vibrant world of DreamWorks‚Äô Trolls as¬†they bring their infectious energy to the stage. Queen Poppy and Branch are in search of the perfect¬†singing sensation to headline the Hug Time Jubilee ‚Äď a huge celebration of singing, dancing and, of¬†course, hugs!¬†

Trolls: Hug Time Jubilee is included with regular admission to Universal Studios Singapore. The show runs multiple times throughout the day.

20. Collect Your Pokemon Battle Trading Card from McDonald's 

Dates: 5 Weeks from 26 Oct 2023

Pok√©mon trainers, get ready for a thrilling adventure as¬†McDonald‚Äôs Happy Meals¬†are about to level up. For a limited time only, customers who purchase a Happy Meal will have the chance to collect official Pok√©mon Match Battle trading cards, a card flip coin and instructions ‚Äď everything needed to stage an at-home Pok√©mon Match Battle, all packaged within an adorable Pikachu Happy Meal box!

With 10 types of Pok√©mon Match Battle games up for grabs, Pok√©mon enthusiasts will be able to collect fan favourites including Pikachu and the Paldean starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly ‚Äď so start catching ‚Äėem all!

21. Celebrate Warner Bros. Studio 100 Years at Sentosa

Venue: Central Beach Station, Emerald Pavillion & Southside, Sentosa
Dates: 10 - 26 Nov 2023
Admission: Free

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! 

22. Enjoy a Carnival and More at the Asian Canoe Polo Championships

Venue: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Dates: 9 - 12 Nov 2023
Admission: Free

Organized by Singapore Canoe Federation, the Asian Canoe Polo Championships (ACPC) is a premier sporting event set to take place from 9 to 12 November 2023 at the picturesque Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade (next to Red Dot Design Museum).

In addition to the matches, there will be an exciting carnival, making it an engaging and fun-filled day for young and old alike. Families can also expect a roving cheer team that will be giving away various STB-sponsored gifts (while stocks last).

23. SmileyWorld Light Up Downtown East this Festive Season

Venue: Downtown East
Dates: 1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024
Admission: Free

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! Downtown East presents a plethora of exhilarating activities and extensive photo opportunities featuring SmileyWorld, for the most memorable festivities yet.

Expect free-to-play activities like the ball pit, interactive board, giant Jenga and claw machines! You can also snap unforgettable family moments at SmileyWorld Town's exclusive Photo Booth featuring six unique photo strip designs!

24. Stories Come Alive by Julia Gabriel Centre and BookXcess

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

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.

25. Join the Dance Workshops at Esplanade

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates: 18, 19 and 25 Nov 2023
Fees: from $17

Bond with your children and have fun learning together in these parent-child introductory dance workshops at Esplanade as part of da:ns focus, an exciting year-round season of five themed weekends of distinct focuses.

Immerse yourself in¬†the¬†homegrown street dance scene across 18 sessions as part of the lead up to¬†da:ns focus: FL/OW ‚Äď The FULL OUT Weekend¬†taking place on 1 ‚Äď 3 December!¬†You will find several dance¬†genres ranging from hip hop to street jazz, K-pop to party moves, come on down and pick up your next favourite move!

26. Musical - Once Upon A Time

Venue: VivoCity Amphitheatre 1 HarbourFront Walk Level 3 Sky Park
Dates: 4 Nov 2023, 5 pm and 7.30 pm
Admission: $8 - $10

Once Upon A Like, is an exciting new musical based on the timeless Cinderella story made for the modern social media generation (and less tech-savvy family members, too!). 

Fun, current and full of modern references, this musical will make the whole family look at their social media with a different perspective through the medium of the beloved story of Cinderella that we all know and love.

How will Cindy (Cinderella) handle the constant pressures of likes, followers, and subscribers? Will Charming break free of his influencer fame and family expectations to follow his true passions? Is everyone in Far Far Away truly happy with their scrolling, swiping, and sharing cycle? 

Want to find out? Don’t wait for your Fairy God Mother to arrive! Put on your best glass slippers, hop a carriage ride and catch this new musical with your family!


Venue: Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria St, #03-01 National Library, Singapore 188064
Dates: 9 - 11 Nov 2023
Admission: $19

What if birds no longer sing cuz all the forests are gone? Would birdsong fall silent when their habitats are no more?

BIRDS‚ÄĘUNSUNG¬†asks children to ponder on some serious questions. Mysterious voiceless bird-characters come face-to-face with the young audience in the performance. Each shares their desperate existence made bearable only with memories of happier times in the pristine forest. Come experience how the innocence sees their future fate in BIRDS.UNSUNG.

28. Four Friends and the Hunter

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates: 18 & 19 Nov 2023, 11 am & 2 pm
Admission: $25

Four Friends and the Hunter is an Esplanade Production as part of Kalaa Utsavam, the annual Indian Festival of Arts at the Esplanade.

A long time ago in a faraway forest in India, lived four good friends: a deer, a parrot, a turtle and a rat. One day, a hunter shows up looking for his next target. They try their best to stay out of his sight but one of them gets caught! How will they save their friend? What will they do?

Find out how these friends work together to save their friend from the hunter. Inspired by the Panchatantra, a collection of ancient Indian animal fables, this heartwarming story about strength in unity brings you on a journey filled with music, movement and merrymaking.

29. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre at Wild Rice, Funan
Dates: 16 Nov - 17 Dec 2023 (150mins with 20mins intermission)
Admission: $25 - $90

Snow White and the¬†Seven¬†Dwarfs¬†tells the story of the¬†Eternal Kingdom, and the Queen who wants everything and everyone to be perfect ‚Äď just not as perfect as her. So, when her subjects turn 18, they are sent for ‚ÄúEnhancement‚ÄĚ ‚Äď a programme to correct their flaws.¬†

One day, her Magic Mirror, who cannot lie without literally cracking up, reveals to her that a new beauty has come of age ‚Äď her own step-daughter, Snow White. Seething with jealousy, the Queen orders the girl to undergo a nip-tuck by the creepy Royal Surgeon.¬†

To save her own skin, Snow White runs away to the Outer Limits, where she meets and befriends a host of misfits and outcasts ‚Äď including the rapping, breakdancing Seven Dwarfs, who have been banished from the Kingdom for falling short of the Queen‚Äôs impossibly high standards.¬†

Will the Queen’s relentless pursuit of perfection ever end? Will Prince Charming find his true love amongst the piles of trash in the Outer Limits? And can Snow White find a way to keep it real while saving herself, her friends and the Kingdom from the Queen’s diabolical control? 

30. BRI READS LIVE! A Holiday Storytime Spectacular

Venue: Gateway Theatre, Sky Garden
Dates: 25 & 26 Nov 2023
Admission: from $31.50, Free for below 1 years old

Freddo Children's Theatre in partnership with Bri Reads (Asian Tour 2023) presents "A Holiday Storytime Spectacular". Bri Reads Live! provides family entertainment, blending books, songs, games, and crafts to uplift young audiences and connect families through engaging and empowering stories from all over the world.

Inspired by Bri‚Äôs global audience, Bri Reads Live! is an immersive performance for families with young children that celebrates curiosity, imagination, and creativity.‚Äā

In a Holiday Storytime Spectacular, join Bri Reads and friends for a magical, musical storytelling adventure! It‚Äôs Christmas Eve, and there‚Äôs so much to do to prepare for Santa‚Äôs arrival‚ÄĒwrapping presents, baking cookies, and decorating the Christmas tree. As things start to unravel, we‚Äôll need your help to create a Christmas miracle before time runs out!

31. Explore Indian Arts at Esplanade's Kalaa Utsavam 2023

Venue: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive S038981
Dates: 17 - 26 Nov 2023, various timings
Admission: Free and paid programmes, from $15 per ticket are available

Kalaa Utsavam is Esplanade's annual Indian Festival of Arts and it is back in Nov 2023! This 10-days festival offer programmes suitable for families such as Four Friends and the Hunter, Bollywood Dance Parent-child workshop as well as free craft activities at the Esplanade Concourse. There will also be other free programmes at DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse that are family friendly as well.

Suitable for little ones from 1 years old, this is the opportunity to expose the little ones to Indian arts and culture through music, theatre, dance and craft activities. Programmes are mostly performed or conducted in English, and accessible for all families.

Don't forget to use your Esplanade PIP's Club membership to enjoy ticketing specials too!

32. 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: 18 Nov - 7 Dec 2023
Admission: Free

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.

33. Everyday Play, Everyday Creativity Festival 2023

Venue: One Punggol, 1 Punggol Drive Singapore, 828629
Dates: 11 Nov 2023, 9 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free

Playeum turns 10 this year and you are invited to immerse in the power of play with them at the Everyday Play, Everyday Creativity Festival 2023! Co-organised with the Singapore University of Social Sciences, this intergenerational play event will feature a series of hands-on activities, artist installations, and interactive workshops that are free for you and your friends and family to participate in. 

Families can expect activities like the Giant Cardboard Treehouse, Clay-City, Makerspace, Drum Painting, Jungaloo, Light Painting, Reminiscence Game, Fitness Ball Drumming, Bowling, VR Activities, Story-based Activities and Yarn Weaving.

34. Whirlwind of Wonders: A Think! Contemporary Primary School Exhibition

Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Dates: 24 Oct - 7 Nov 2023
Admission: Free

Get lost in Whirlwind of Wonders: A Think! Contemporary Primary School Exhibition and see the world through the eyes of young students as you explore the artworks, which reflect their insightful observations and untold stories. Discover how they understand not only the world around them, but also themselves, and learn about their experiences and encounters, both old and new, big and small, unexpected and ever-changing.

Think! Contemporary is a museum-based school programme by Singapore Art Museum (SAM) that advocates learning through art. Whirlwind of Wonders is the 11th edition of the Think! Contemporary programme, presented by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) in partnership with CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace, Geylang Methodist School (Primary), Haig Girls’ School, Mayflower Primary School, St. Anthony’s Primary School and Xinghua Primary School.

35. YWCA HeART Beats - Music and Arts Festival

Venue: 6 Fort Canning Rd, Singapore 179494
Dates: 18 Nov 2023
Admission: Free

Looking to shop for Christmas gifts, attend meaningful parent and kid workshops, and enjoy art and music performances whilst doing good? Come join YWCA HeART Beats, a music and arts charity festival that brings together individuals, organizations, and businesses for a good cause. Every dollar raised will support our YWCA mums, young women and children on their journey of empowerment and provide the elderly, disabled and families in need with a warm meal, sustenance, and essential item!

36. Take part in the Singapore Clay Festival

Venue: Artspace@Helutrans, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, 01-05, Singapore 089065
Dates: 2 - 5 Nov 2023
Admission: $10, kids below 1.2m enter free

Join the Singapore Clay Festival for an immersive celebration of all things clay! From art to the iconic market, masterclasses, workshops, demos, and throwdowns.

Highlights include the Clay Makers‚Äô Market with 99 exhibitors showing works from more than 200 talented clay folk, a curated Shaping Clay exhibition, RED ‚Äď Works from Singapore Clay, and engaging masterclasses. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the clay-making community and indulge in ceramics shopping.

37. Visit the Affordable Art Fair at the F1 Pit Building

Venue: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Dates: 10 - 12 Nov 2023
Admission: $22 for General Entry

Affordable Art Fair Singapore is back! Get ready for a fun-filled weekend of art, art, and more art at the iconic F1 Pit Building from 10 ‚Äď 12 November 2023.

Whether you're a seasoned art collector or a budding art lover, there's something for everyone at the Affordable Art Fair. With over 1000s of original contemporary artworks from over 80 international and local galleries from 20 countries, you're sure to find the perfect piece to add to your home or collection. 

Not only is it an art fair, it is an experience for families too with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with fun and engaging activities for all ages, including artist talks, workshops, and tours. Children can also take part in arty interactive fun at the Children's Art Studio and be exposed to the arts in a fun manner! 

Since 2010, the Singapore fair has been a standout event in the city’s art calendar and remains the longest running international art fair in Singapore. So mark your calendars and get ready to discover the joy of collecting art at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore!

38. Learn New Skills and More at the Digital for Life Festival 2023


  • Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza¬†on 28 and 29 Oct
  • Heartbeat@Bedok on 4 and 5 Nov
  • Toa Payoh Hub on 11 and 12¬†Nov

Admission: Free

Get ready to embark on a learning adventure at the annual Digital for Life Festival 2023. Organised by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), 2023’s Digital for Life Festival promises three exciting weekends filled with innovation, exploration, and community engagement.

Each of these 3 weekend editions of the Festival will feature - Learn,
Explore and Play a Part zones where visitors can learn digital skills, explore emerging digital technologies, and have a chance to participate in building a digital inclusive Singapore. There will also be workshops and activities happening throughout the festival, some of these include

  • Cyber Safety¬†Workshop for¬†Children and¬†Families
  • RoboFun: A Family¬†Experiential¬†Workshop for¬†Controlling and¬†Programming¬†Robots
  • Nurturing Healthy¬†Media Habits¬†Together as a¬†Digitally Healthy¬†Family
  • TeleMatch: Pokemon UNITE
  • and more!

Admission is free. To register for workshops and for more information about Digital for Life Festival 2023, please visit Digital for Life Festival 2023 Event Website.

39. Check out the 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!

40. Meet Garfield and Mr Kiasu at this Pop-Up Library

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

Running from 23 Oct 2023 to Mar 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. The pop-up library is modelled after home-grown comic book character Mr Kiasu’s cosy Housing Development Board (HDB) home and families are encourage to grab a book and to take a seat to enjoy the space. 

Not just about the books, take the opportunity to check out a wall mural featuring an artwork exclusively commissioned for the pop-up library, illustrating  the friendship of Garfield and Mr Kiasu, including how Mr Kiasu invited the beloved feline to Singapore to have a taste of laksa.

The pop-up library also features an Instagram wall displaying a standee of Mr Kiasu with Garfield, which makes for a perfect photo spot.

4`. Workshop Wonderland at Sustainable Christmas Market

Venue: South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Dates: 11 & 12 Nov 2023, 10 am - 8 pm
Admission: Free admission with fees for workshops

Immerse yourself in the spirit of celebration and join in the festivities at the Sustainable Christmas Market! Coming back for its second edition, Workshop Wonderland features 70 exciting workshops for all ages, and are carefully curated, ranging from Christmas artisanal workshops to kids handicraft activities to floral making to fitness sessions, as well as music and dance performances by children. 

That's not all! When you sign-up, you will also be supporting the underprivileged children of Young Hearts as every sign-up is a 100% donation and comes with a 250% tax deduction benefit. 

42. Cluny Court's Annual Christmas Fair

Venue: Cluny Court
Dates: Thu - Sun between 23 Nov - 17 Dec
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. 

43. Visit the Newly Opened ActiveSG Swimming Complex@Bukit Canberra

Photo Credits: Canberra ZoneTwo / Facebook

Venue: 21 Canberra Link, Singapore 756973

Just opened, the new ActiveSG Swimming Complex@Bukit Canberra features four swimming pools suited for different needs - a 6-lane sheltered pool, an 8-lane outdoor lap pool (up to 1.8m in depth), a sheltered wading pool and an outdoor fun pool for children. 

The outdoor fun pool is definitely the big draw for little ones. Families will also find a smaller play structure in the sheltered wading pool - great when it gets too sunny! Overall, this is a cool new spot for families in the area to visit and to have lots of splashing family fun together! 

44. Play at the New Outdoor Playground at Gillman Barracks

Venue: 9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
Opening Hours: TBC
Admission: Free

The Gillman Barracks playground is located beside Carpark A, in front of Block 9. It is close by to the many restaurants in the area and can serve as a before and after meal play venue for families! 

The one of the main structure at the playground is a tall tower for the adventurous ones to climb on to! This "treehouse" can be accessed via the climbing wall or cargo net, and little ones can exit via the 2 slides too - and for the older or gung-ho ones, there is also a fireman's pole too! The other main structure is a mini-obstacle course consisting of ramp, tunnel, nettings and more. It is a  relatively simple structure that is open to the imagination of the little ones to make use of.

45. FairPrice Block Parties with Festive Activities to Celebrate Deepavali

Venue and Dates:

  • Kaki Bukit Community Centre, 4 Nov 2023, 10 am - 12 pm
  • 722A Woodlands Ave 6¬†Multi-purpose Hall, 4 Nov 2023, 3 pm - 5 pm

Admission: Free

FairPrice Group (FPG) is organising FairPrice Block Parties at Kaki Bukit and Woodlands this November, in celebration of Deepavali. The block parties, which are open to the public and residents in the area, will feature games such as the trendy claw machine, carrom and many more family-friendly activities. 

Renowned rangoli artist and Guinness World Record holder for the largest Rangoli in the World Vijaya Mohan, will be creating a unique communal rangoli with residents. In addition, residents can look forward to meeting Singapore’s favourite kacang puteh uncle from Peace Centre, Mr Amirthaalangaram Moorthy, who will also be distributing free FairPrice nuts and muruku to residents at the block parties. 

Besides the fun and games, residents can do their grocery shopping conveniently at the FairPrice On Wheels Truck that will be at the Block Parties. Residents can shop from a wide selection of over 200 items, including FairPrice’s best value essentials and housebrand products. 

46. Workshops and Carnival Activities at Caring Commuter Week

Venue: One Punggol
Dates: 4 Nov 2023, 1 pm - 8 pm
Admission: Free

Organised by the Caring SG Commuters Committee, the Caring Commuter Week is an annual event which aims to foster a more caring commuting culture in Singapore.

Head down to our Caring Carnival on 4 November 2023, 1 - 8pm, at One Punggol, for a day of fun-filled learning and activities. Witness the recognition of this year’s Caring Commuter Award winners and read about their acts of care. Participate in a series of workshops and talks conducted by Public Transport Operators and engage in the Carnival activities and win special edition merchandise.


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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