27 Exciting Family-Friendly Activities Happening In December 2019
This December, celebrate the most beautiful time of the year with various activities such as Christmas concerts, parent-child workshops and more!
School’s out, and it’s almost Christmas! December is indeed one of the best months for families because of the festive vibes it brings to one and all. For families who are not travelling this period, check out our list of exciting family-friendly activities that you should not miss!
27 Family-Friendly Activities in December 2019
Swing by Santa’s Interactive Candy House to catch a glimpse of Santa and his elves, listen to enchanting Christmas Tales, join in the Snowfall Party, and partake in Christmas Crafts!
Amidst the celebrations, kids can also learn how to help and give back to those in need by gifting at the Gift Donation and Wrapping Station.
Date: 18 November – 31 December 2019
Price: $23.75 – $62
Date: 6 December 2019 – 26 January 2020
Location: Furama RiverFront
Peace & Prosperity Singapura
Witness history-in-the-making as “Peace & Prosperity Singapura (PPSG) 2019” will attempt to set new records in the Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest Mass Lion Dance Display” and the “Largest Lion Eye-dotting Ceremony”.
PPSG 2019 In commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial, Tao One Ltd and its collaborative partners is the first-of-its-kind ground-up initiative to celebrate the nation’s peace and prosperity and aims to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of inter-racial and inter-religious harmony amongst Singaporeans.
Date: 21 December 2019 (Saturday), 5pm to 8pm
Price: Free (first-come-first-served basis)
Location: The Float @ Marina Bay (20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805)
Tales from the Nusantara: The Sacred Banana Leaf
Join the Malay Heritage Centre for a morning of storytelling and craft activity inspired by tales from the Nusantara (Malay World)! Find out how Kancil, the beloved trickster mousedeer of Indonesian folklore, falls into a pit and invents a prophecy to trick some unlikely animals into helping him out. With only a banana leaf for company, can he get out of the pit?
Date: 21 December 2019 (Saturday), 10.30am – 12.00pm
Price: $5.00 per child. Free for accompanying adult.
Location: Malay Heritage Centre
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… Uncle Ringo’s family-friendly carnival games is back again this year with thrilling rides and delectable delights at the food street.
Besides that, families can also catch The Great Circus of Europe where an ensemble of world-class performers from across Europe under the Big Top will entertain you with their action-packed circus acts that will have you on the edge of your seats.
Location: Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands), 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Please check the website for ticket prices.
This school holidays head down to SuperPark’s family-friendly indoor playground for their two brand new experiences – iTeacher Lü and SuperBoxer. These are sure to create fresh and fun experiences for each and everyone in the family, amidst a myriad of over 20 diverse activities within the 40,000 square feet park at Suntec City.
For instance, SuperBoxer incorporates boxing and fitness into a fun daily routine catered for all ages will teach children how to learn, read and dodge the movements, while iTeacher Lü, will improve your child’s mathematics, physical education, geography, and even music skills with their immersive and interactive spaces that have over 20 interactive physical edutainment games.
Location: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, 038989
Experience the joy of Christmas at Singapore’s very own Christmas Wonderland. Back for its sixth edition at Gardens By The Bay, families can look forward to many new exciting activities that will transport your family into a winter paradise.
Some of this year’s highlights include the brand-new Christmas parade with festive characters on three different floats and four acclaimed theatrical productions from all over the world.
Date: 29 November – 26 December 2019
Price: $6 – $10
Location: Gardens By the Bay
Strider Christmas Family Fiesta 2019
Engage in a fun-filled Saturday afternoon at Strider Christmas Family Fiesta 2019 on Saturday afternoon, on 21 December 2019. Sports & outdoor play, crafts as well as mini workshops are available for the whole family.
One of the main highlights is the Strider® Adventure Zone and a balance-bike bowling activity that teaches children to balance and improve their motor skills. Great fun and safe for children as young as 18 months to 7 years old.
Other highlights include: Parent-Child Crossword Puzzle activity and Lego Robotics Display, Throw The Darts!, DIY Sugar Scrub & Bubbles making, a complementary AromaTouch Hand Technique massage for children, amongst many others!
Families can redeem goodie bags (worth $40) upon completing each booth to get a stamp on their Christmas Tree card. Limited to first 100 families only.
Date: 21 December 2019, 12pm – 6pm
Price: Free for all
Location: Fusionopolis Two @ one-north
Take a deeper look into the adverse effects of climate change on underwater creatures with S.E.A Aquariums Glowing Ocean exhibit.
Here, families will learn how to make a positive difference to the environment and also interact with immersive installations that amaze, excite and educate.
Date: till 1 January 2020
Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Have your kids always wanted to see a Mammoth or a Saber-tooth tiger? Now is your chance!
Let Singapore Zoo transport you back in time for an experience like never before.
There are also many kid-friendly activities happening during this adventure, such as colour-like-a-caveman activity where kids will design their own prehistoric giant and become a digital caveman and jumbo games where kids will discover interesting traits of present-day giants and their impact on the ecosystem through different game stations.
Date: till 29 Dec 2019
Price: $21.25 – $33.30
Capture your child’s imagination with Air Play – a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe.
Families can expect to see flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.
Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal world, transforming ordinary objects into uncommon beauty.
Date: 13 to 22 December 2019
Location: Esplanade Theatre
Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends
Take your kids to ION Sky’s new permanent digital projection light show and at the same time teach them about Singapore’s rich diversity with Adventures in Food Wonderland by Ang Ku Kueh Girl and Friends.
The multimedia experience showcases Singapore’s multi-faceted Asian food culture and heritage, with popular food items re-imagined as whimsical landscapes in a sprawling Food Wonderland.
The kids can look out for Ang Ku Kueh Girl and her friends such as Curry Puff Boy, Roti Prata Boy and Kueh Lapis Girl go on an adventure to protect the Ice Kachang Mountain and Pink Bandung River from an invasion.
The shows run daily at 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 7.00pm, excluding blackout dates, and bookings can be done up to 7 days in advance. Can catch it with a minimum spend of $20 in a single receipt. For more details, visit ION Orchard’s website.
Location: ION Sky
Level 56, ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
You don’t need to fly out to experience a Frozen Christmas! Bring your family to Changi Airport and enter Frozen Wonderland inspired by the Disney movie, Frozen 2!
Get ready for larger than life installations of iconic characters of the movie and play areas set against movie backdrops.
Date: until 5 January 2020
Location: T3 Departure Hall, Changi Airport
Take your family on an action-packed cruise adventure with Dream Cruises’ Justice League Thematic Cruise.
Immerse in an exceptional DC Super Hero themed cruise as Justice League takes over award-winning cruise ship Genting Dream.
Taking place aboard Genting Dream across 16 sailing dates from Singapore, Justice League At Sea is poised to be the definitive year-end holiday travel of choice.
Be it for Christmas, New Year, or a school holiday vacation, families can look forward to ending their year on a super high with Justice League At Sea.
This specially themed cruise will be available across a series of 2-Night, 3-Night and 5-Night cruise itineraries to many of ASEAN’s popular destinations including Bintan (Indonesia); Phuket (Thailand); iconic cities in Malaysia including Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi, which also includes a wide selection of signature shore excursions for families to enjoy and experience.
Date: 20 November 2019 – 29 December 2019
Price: $450 onwards
This holidays, find out more about human waste, toilets and sanitation with your kids at the Science Centre Singapore’s newest interactive exhibition.
As you wind your way through the exhibition, you will discover how and why we need to poo. You also learn about the history and evolution of sanitation and toilets.
The exhibition also highlights the urgent issue of the global divide and shows how engineering solutions might answer some of these challenges.
Kids will definitely enjoy the installations and the fun activities in-store!
Location: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Price: $6 – $12
Celebrate this merry holiday season at Universal Studios Singapore with their annual Christmas celebrations.
Join your favourite characters from Madagascar and other shows such as the Minions and the Sesame Street or even accompany Santa on his sleigh, then watch as he takes you on a magical storytelling journey.
Location: Universal Studios Singapore
Price: $69 – $79
Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience
Experience the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition at Living Worlds: An Animal Experience. This exhibition is the first-of-its-kind for the Animal Planet brand and is the perfect blend of smart meets fun offering a rare peek into the animal world in a fun and engaging way – through bespoke interactive multimedia and never-before-seen footage that unravel the wonders of wildlife and beauty of nature.
Date: 16 Nov 2019 – 22 Mar 2020
Price:$23/adult, $18/child, $66/family
Location: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore
Make your family holiday fun-filled and educational with your kids with IHG’s Holiday Inn Little Big Hotelier Programme. Through the programme, kids can play the role they’d like to experience across a variety of jobs in Reception, being a porter and at the Kids Club – no matter their age group.
The Little Big Hotelier programme is a unique edutainment experience bringing learning through role-playing. It’s on offer across each of IHG’s resort properties across South East Asia including Holiday Inn Resort Batam, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, Holiday Inn Resort Penang, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and more.
For more information, check out their website at www.holidayinnresorts.com
This Christmas season visit Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) to celebrate “A Disney Christmas” and make holiday wishes come true in perfect Hong
This festive season, be immersed into a winter wonderland at the “Frozen Fantasy Gardens Village,” where Elsa, Anna and their best pal, Olaf, will enchant and welcome guests. Don’t miss their appearance at the truly amazing “A Magical Frozen Snowfall” show, during which guests can revel in the magic of their favourite songs!
With special hotel and park offers, Singaporean guests can enjoy a Christmas adorned with Disney magic including delicious treats and limited-edition merchandise as well as celebrate their Christmas traditions at HKDL, the nearest Disneyland Resort to the Singapore.
Be immersed in a dazzling Frozen-themed Christmas, filled with the magic of Arendelle With twinkling lights, sparkling ornaments, glittering snowflakes, and shimmering trees, Fantasy Gardens in Fantasyland will be transformed into the “Frozen Fantasy Gardens Village.”
Date: 14 November 2019 – 1 January 2020
Location: Hong Kong Disneyland
This Christmas, Toys “R” Us is all about giving back to society and places focus on family time!
Fun activities, free sessions and exciting meet & greets are happening islandwide for the month of December. Learn the ways of a Jedi through a Star Wars Interactive experience, try out the newest and hottest toys in town such as Nerf, Hasbro, Beyblade and many more, to the making of your own Christmas crafts—all at your Toys “R” Us stores.
For all the latest updates, activities and timings, please visit: https://www.toysrus.com.sg/whats-on/
Toys “R” Us Meet & Greet
Take your kids to the Toys “R” Us meet & greet to catch sight of their favourite iconic characters: Nella the Princess Knight, Play-doh, Lego City Mascot, Mr Monopoly, Spongebob, Chocolate Rabbit Sister and Geoffrey the giraffe!
Catch Chocolate Rabbit Sister at Paragon at Suntec City, and Geoffrey the giraffe at Tampines and Suntec City.
Location: Vivocity flagship store
When: Month of December (do check out their website for more details).
Wrap 4 Good (1st to 25th December 2019)
A donation today will brighten a child’s tomorrow. Toys “R” Us has also collaborated with Beyond Social Services, a charity dedicated to helping less privileged children and youths, through a gift wrapping initiative, “Wrap 4 Good”.
As part of this initiative, customers can get their gifts wrapped at any of the 10 Toys”R”Us stores island-wide with a kind donation. Find out more about Beyond Social Services here: http://www.beyond.org.sg/
SSO Christmas Concert (PAST)
Get into the spirit of Christmas with some beautiful Christmas hymns and carols with Associate Conductor Joshua Tan and the SSO as they bring you glittering musical treasures for the yuletide season, complete with the ever-popular carol sing-a-long!
Date: 12 – 13 December 2019
Location: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: $25 – $98
Super Santa Christmas Show (PAST)
Get the ultimate Christmas experience with your family with The Super Santa Christmas Show where you will be joining Santa as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year!
Date: 6-8 December 2019
Location: SOTA Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Dr, Singapore 227968
Price: $45 – $65
Parents, who are interested to teach their children more about music and choirs, check out Kodaly Academy of Music Singapore’s Kodaly-inspired music education which is a way of developing musical skills and teaching musical concepts to young children.
Suitable for kids aged 7 to 12 years old.
Date: 7 December
Location: Esplanade Recital Studio
Whip up some delicious Gingerbread treats with your child at Shangri-La’s popular Gingerbread House Children’s Workshop.
Children and parents are welcome to create their personalized gingerbread houses with frosting, cookies, and candy in a fun-filled session led by Area Executive Pastry Chef, Hervé Potus.
Date: 30 Nov to 15 Dec 2019 (every Sat & Sun)
Location: Shangri-La Singapore
Price: S$128 nett per child (3 to 12 years old) with a maximum of 2 accompanying adults per child (Every additional adult will be chargeable at S$30 nett)
This December join KidZania Singapore on their KidZ Day Out with Yakult and CAMP CHALLENGE – the ultimate experiential tour for kids aged 3 years and above*, that goes beyond the City doors! The full-day tour aims to create more in-depth learning opportunities for kids through the following event highlights:
- Experience actual professions at the Yakult Factory and CAMP CHALLENGE site
- Learn more about the manufacturing process of the probiotics drink at the Yakult Factory
- Try Archery Combat at CAMP CHALLENGE Sembawang
Date: 6 or 13 December 2019 (Friday)
Location: KidZania Singapore
Price: S$78 per pax (for Public), S$68 per pax exclusively for Annual Pass Holders and B•KidZanian citiZens only)
Trehaus Holiday Camps (PAST)
Kids put on your explorer vest and embark on a three-day adventure in the world of dinosaurs and STEAM-based hands-on activities with explorer junior’s Jurassic World workshop.
Apart from that, parents can also check out various other holiday programmes at Trehaus such as yoga, coding and even a safari adventure.
Date: 9 – 11 December 2019
Location: Trehaus @ Funan, 109 North Bridge Rd #07-21-33 S179097
Price: $298 per child
We hope you and your family have a wonderful time this festive period!
Sky High Rumba (PAST)
Groove your way into this Christmas with exclusive bar CÉ LA VI as they present a Latin American inspired party with some high-energy mix of Salsa, Rumba and Latin Pop music.
While you are there, explore dishes from different regions of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean with Singapore’s top Latin chefs which include; Executive Chef Daniel Chavez from OLA Cocina del Mar, Head Chef Tamara Chavez of TONO Cevicheria, Chef-Owner Fernando Arevalo of Preludio and Chef Joshua Adjodha, the Co-founder of Kilo Collective.
Location: 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands, SkyPark 018971
Please check the website for ticket prices.