By now you’re sure to have seen the Christmas lights adorning Orchard Road as well as in plenty of other glittering spots all around Singapore. From Christmas trees to Christmas markets, there’s no shortage of festive cheer this holiday season, so here’s an extra bit of festive, free cheer for you: the fam-friendly malls bringing favourite characters to life in a series of fun shows! Grab the kids (and the camera) and go meet Santa along with adorable TV characters and icons as they light up the stage in these cool Yule mall shows and performances. We’ve just updated to include even more cool mall stuff happening between now and Christmas…
Santa’s Greetings at Plaza Singapura
Don’t miss our awesome Christmas party at Plaza Singapura. That’s right, we’re heading to one of Singapore’s largest fam-friendly lifestyle malls and we’ve invited Santa and YOU! Join us for free festive fun, including face painting and make-your-own bauble crafting plus singalong and storytime with Santa. Mark it in the diary: 22nd and 23rd December 2018, 2pm-5pm for a big dose of Christmas spirit right before the BIG day!
When: 22-23 December, 2pm-5pm
Where: Plaza Singapura , 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839 – Level 1 (we will be located in front of Sephora!)
My Little Pony Best Gift Ever Christmas Village at Forum The Shopping Mall
Die-hard My Little Pony fans need to gallop over to Forum this December for a ton of magical fun and rewards. The Basement 1 Atrium is getting a pink and white Christmas makeover in preparation of the arrival of the ponies. Get ready for a sleigh-load of equestrian adventures in the Play Zone where you can help the ponies with their tasks and take part in a colouring activity. Head down on 7 to 9 December and 14 to 16 December for a chance to meet the ponies themselves and don’t forget to check out the toy fair by Toys”R”Us!
When: 7 to 20 December, 11am – 6pm
Where: Forum The Shopping Mall, Basement 1 Atrium
A Nutty Christmas at Suntec City
Sing along with the gang from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie as they perform all your fave Christmas hits and share a truly Nutty Christmas! Catch them roving around the mall and pop over on Saturdays at 4pm when the party really gets going during the marching parade with Sesame Street friends. Head to the Funtastic Corner for some family play time and workshops while you’re there too.
When: 6-25 Dec
Where: Suntec City North Atrium
A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi Airport
Members of the wizarding world are flying in on their broomsticks to the heart of Changi Airport T3. Wander through Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade Village and even spot the Weasleys’ flying Ford Anglia for some seriously magical photo opps. There’s fun activities for more magical moments like a robe fitting, a Quidditch match and coin-stacking on the gold-loving Niffler. Did we mention daily live shows, simulated snowfalls and plenty of wizarding keepsakes? Our own kids gave it a massive, magical thumbs up.
When: 16 Nov 2018 – mid-Feb 2019
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3
Thomas’ World of Adventure at Nex
Thomas and Friends are pulling into Nex for a ton of fun this Christmas. Thomas will be recounting his adventures covering five continents live on stage with a chance for fans to meet and greet with him and the Fat Controller after the show. All that plus a jungle safari maze and obstacle course for kids three to eight years old. Get the kiddos testing their agility at the obstacle courses – Stone Steps, Tight Rope Bridge, Monkey Bars, Ball Pit, Obstacle Bars, Caterpillar Tunnel & Snake Step – while you get on with the serious business of Xmas shopping. Drop in on 15 and 16 December to catch the big man himself, Father Christmas, along with a Gingerbread Man to greet you for a very merry Christmas!
When: 22 Nov – 31 Dec
RoboCar Poli at Marina Square
The cars from RoboCar Poli are rolling into Brooms Town to bring you some vehicular action during the holidays! Coming straight from the popular South Korean cartoon series, the lovable cars Poli, Helly, Amber and Roy will be revving up for the best Brooms Town Christmas ever. Seating is first come first served so rock up early for the show. The first 60 families in line on the day for the session will get a chance to meet and greet the characters too.
When: 30 Nov – 16 Dec
Where: Central Atrium, Marina Square
Barney’s Magical Christmas 2018 at City Square Mall
Everyone’s favourite purple dinosaur is coming to spread the Christmas cheer with BJ and Baby Bop! They’ll be taking the stage with a live show plus meet and greet sessions. And when the snow starts to fall, there’ll be a chance for you to snap a photo with the characters complete with a real snowy backdrop! Don’t forget to head outside to City Green Park for a starry light display and light show along with a carnival filled with games and rides to continue the festive fun.
When: 16 Nov – 30 Dec
Where: City Square Mall
PS Invaders at Plaza Singapura
Thrill-seeking gadget whizzes are sure to love this Christmas show. The drones have flown over for Singapore’s largest indoor drone festival within a 12-metre high indoor drone cage, along with activities and workshops for drone-ethusiasts of all ages. Look forward to demos and synchronised drone shows as well as a drone triathlon. And keep your eyes peeled for the HoneyKids Xmas party happening here soon: all will be revealed very soon!
When: 23 Nov – 16 Dec
Where: Plaza Singapura
Gotta Catch ’Em All this Christmas at M Malls!
Pokéfans gotta catch this Christmas show! AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza will be transforming into a real Pokémon-themed Wonderland packed with carnival games and performances. If you loved seeing the viral sensation Pikachu parade wiggle their little legs and arms to the beat, you’ll deffo want to see Eevee join in the fun. Ready, steady, (Pokemon) go!
When: 16-26 Dec
Where: AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
Christmas Winterland at Tanglin Mall
Winter is coming to Tanglin Mall! Expect your daily shopping to be interrupted by foam avalanches and artificial snow from 7.30pm – 8pm on weekdays and until 9pm on weekends. Santa will be rolling up to this winter wonderland on selected dates to share stories and host sing-a-longs with the kiddos. It’s looking like a white Christmas after all!
When: 9 Nov 2018 to 1 Jan 2019
Where: Tanglin Mall
Skate Under The Moonlight at VivoCity
Give the kids a treat at the outdoor skating rink at VivoCity this December. For a short time only, strap on those skates and speed onto the ice for a night under the stars. You can boogie with bubba on special themed nights, or watch your little ice princes and princesses from the viewing gallery. Santa and his elves will even be popping in on Christmas and Christmas eve for a spin on the ice! Magical.
When: 7 Dec – 25 Dec
Where: VivoCity, Outdoor Plaza, Level 1
Cost: Peak: $14 per 30min, Off-Peak: $12 per 30 min, Viewing Gallery:$2
Flutter of Wonder at IMM
IMM has some real winged wonders lined up for you this Christmas. Spend and redeem a pair of tickets to a guided butterfly tour at the Butterfly Aviary at the Garden Plaza and continue on to catch the colourful Parrot Show and explore the Edible Garden. If you’re feeling adventurous, the scorpions at The Cave will be ready to greet you with raised claws! Round off this educational journey with some nature crafts like leaf craftwork, preserving butterfly wings plus face-painting and a photo souvenir.
When: 10 Dec – 23 Dec
Where: IMM, Garden Plaza, Level 3
Season of Giving at Singapore Sports Hub
Snap a photo, say hi to Mr Elf, Ruldolf the Reindeer and Mr Santa Claus and soak in the Christmas cheer with weekend carolling sessions.
When: now to 23 Dec 2018
Where: Kallang Wave Mall
A Beary Merry Christmas at Fraser’s Malls
This Christmas Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear will be dropping in to spread the festive cheer to the kiddos at malls all over town. Download and play The Pawfect Journey, an in-app game in the Frasers Experience (FRx) mobile app and find and scan QR codes to stand a chance to win over $250,000 worth of prizes. Across Fraser’s Malls, expect Christmas Carnivals, bazaars, craft workshops and performances to get you right into the Christmassy mood.
When: 16 Nov – 24 Dec
Where: Changi City Point, Waterway Point, The Centrepoint and Northpoint City
Shimmer and Shine Zahramay Festival at United Square
Shimmer, Shine and Leah are going on a search for the Snowflake Gem this December. Your fave Nick Jr genies will be hunting down the gem for the Frosty Fun Festival in Zahramay Falls. Catch their intrepid adventures at 2pm and 7pm on weekdays; 2pm, 5pm and 7pm on weekends and meet them afterwards for a photo.
When: 7 – 20 December
Where: United Square
HappiPlayground at Great World City
Spreading eco-friendly themes to kids from all the way in Hong Kong, the HappiPlayground characters are popping up at Great World City for colourful Christmas fun. Snap a photo with the adorable life-sized sets of Panda, Bunni, Pucci, Tiger and Pinky and take part in decorative workshops, an augmented reality experience and even a tea party complete with HappiTea and Hong Kong egglets (with minimum spend).
When: now until 25 December
Where: Event space at Level 1, Great World City
Lead image credit: Tracy Tristram
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