There are so many cool characters hitting SG malls this festive season! Pop these on your must-do list and get your camera at the ready...
From Christmas lights to Christmas markets, there’s no shortage of festive cheer this holiday season in Singapore, and if you’re after even more yuletide fun, then you don’t want to miss a trip to these fam-friendly malls that are bringing the kids’ favourite characters to life! Grab the family (and the camera) and go meet Santa along with adorable TV characters and icons as they make a star appearance. Christmas has well and truly arrived early!
CHRISTMAS MALL EVENTS AND CHARACTER APPEARANCES IN SINGAPORE: 2022
1. Changi Festive Village
This spot may not classify as a mall, but there’s tons of festive cheer happening here that we couldn’t help ourselves. Whoops! Hop on to Changi Airport this festive season even if you don’t have a travel itinerary in place because there are heaps in store for everyone for a fun-filled Christmas season! Yay! Think of a festive-themed stay at the glamping in the clouds with a view of the HSBC rain vortex. Dreamy! Or some play at Oceantopia or the T3 Underground carnival for fun the kiddos will love. How about some festive pics? Strike a gram-worthy pose at Avatar-inspired Marui Pod Experience and Christmas Odyssea, and drop by the Avatar pop-up store for a souvenir of your Marui experience. After all that fun, play, shopping and a build-up of a good appetite, there’s no shortage of eateries to fill up those rumbly tummies. Yum!
Our picks from the Changi Festive Village 2022
Christmas Odyssea at Jewel Changi
Ring in the Christmas season at Jewel Changi’s celebration this year as it kindles the festive spirit with underwater-themed elements. Catch all the underwater action with the fam at Canopy Park as it comes to life at night in ocean-themed colours and immersive experiences. The kiddos will love mingling with their newfound sea buddies on interactive screens. While you are there, drop by the HSBC Rain Vortex for an exclusive sound and light show inspired by Avatar, The Way of Water. And what is Christmas without a bit of snowfall? Experience magical snowfall at the Shiseido Forest and Canopy Park.
Details: at Jewel Changi Airport, 11 November 2022 to 2 January 2023, Christmas Sound & Light show 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, The Way of Water 8.30pm to 10.30 pm
Carnivals at T3 Terminal
An underground carnival at Changi Airport’s T3 terminal? Yep, you heard right! This fun-filled carnival is packed with tons to do, and we know it will be a winner with the brood. Think over thirty carnival rides, game booths, and photo ops, spanning 9000 sqm of floor space showcasing an experience of the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE of carnivals. Travel in time to The Great World of carnival PAST, to Tua Seh Kai Great World Amusement park to experience old-school games, snacks and Uncle Ringo rides. To experience the carnival fun of PRESENT, step into The Modern World to explore famous games like Ball the Clown and King Hammer, and participate in a large 3D shooting gallery. Looking to step into the future? The Future World gives a glimpse into a futuristic carnival, where you can hop onto the Wonder Wheels and race down the Dino-Kart circuit featuring disco lights and sounds. Super fun!
Details: Changi Airport Terminal 3, Basement 2 & 3; 4 November 2022 to 2 April 2023, Weekdays (Wednesday-Friday): 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Weekends School Holidays and Public Holidays 12 pm to 10 pm
Avatar: The Way of Water inspired Marui Pod
Ever wished you could enter the magical world of Avatar? At the T3 terminal (departure hall in front of immigration) at Changi Airport, you can experience this by visiting a Metakayina clan. Think of a Marui pod overlooking crystal clear waters straight from the movie, Avatar. Brace yourselves as the mystical home comes to life by night in dazzling special light and sound effects, and the bioluminescent waters of Pandora is set aglow. Now, wouldn’t that make for a sparkling capture for the gram? Don’t miss out on the live band performances, and sound and light show to soak in the aura of Pandora.
Details: 11 November 2022 to 1 January 2023, 11 am to 10.30 pm
2. Christmas in the City at Suntec City
Looking for that all-encompassing Christmas experience under one roof? Head to Suntec City with the kids in tow, for a fun-filled festive celebration. Check off all the fun and entertainment boxes because there’s something special in store for everyone. Put your competitive hat on and catch a series of fun games, thrilling rides and more at Fun in the City. For little (and big) arts enthusiasts, visit art exhibitions and experience creative workshops at Arts in the City. What is Christmas without music? Catch an exciting lineup of music by local artists like Jason Yu and Sheng Li at Music in the City.
Details: Suntec City, 18 November 2022 to 25 December 2022
3. “Otah and Friends’ Winter Lodge” at Kallang Wave Mall
Otah and Friends will be visiting Kallang Wave Mall this Christmas to bring in the festive cheer for you and the fam. Kit out the brood and head to Otah’s winter lodge featuring an immersive and experiential play area. Fun! We are talking about a 6m-long slide and experiential zones like ski jumping and figure skating. Don’t miss out on the many photo ops in store at the super adorable Otah and Friends standee cutouts for the gram. There’s even a 3.5m tall Christmas tree to feature in the family pics for the year.
Details: Kallang Wave Mall, to experience the lodge members of the public can spend min of 60$ 17 November 2022 to 23 December 2022 at any Stellar Lifestyle Shops and redeem a free pass
4. ‘From our Family to Yours’ – CapitaLand’s largest Disney-themed festive celebration
Calling all you Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel fans! Sixteen CapitaLand malls dotted across the island have something special for you this Christmas. Think fantastic festive photo ops showcasing life-size character installations, including the Iron Man figure at Funan, Frozen’s Elsa in JCube and Bedok Mall, Star Wars fans can see the X-wing starfighter installation at the heart of Raffles City Singapore, and so much more. Yipee! CapitaLand will host specially curated projection shows featuring the latest Marvel Studios’ series on Disney+, SheHulk: Attorney at Law at Bugis Junction, from 25 November 2022 to 4 December 2022. Super exciting! Looking to take a piece of this memorable experience with you? Don’t miss out on a wide range of Disney merch from retail pop-ups at seven CapitaLand malls showcasing familiar local brands like Klosh, The Elly Store, Shop the Paw and more. Holiday gifts are sorted!
Details: 11 November 2022 to 31 December 2022
5. Miffy’s Merry Holiday at the Malls of Fraser property
Miffy’s Merry Holiday has some big plans this Christmas season at the Malls of Fraser property, including Century Square, Eastpoint Mall, Hougang Mall, and Waterway Point. Redeem exclusive gifts like the Miffy shopping bag, rewards and gift cards as you go cashless with GrabPay or PayLater by Grab via the FRx app (with minimum spends, in a single in-mall transaction). Yay! Play Miffy’s Merry Surprise and stand a chance to win FRx Gift Cards, FRx points, retailer e-vouchers, and lucky draw chances for a holiday for two. There are also tons of activities to ring in the festive spirit at sustainability-themed merry-making workshops that the fam will love, like crafting your very own decorations! While you are at it, don’t miss out on the Miffy photo ops for the gram. Psst, there are some games too! Spend $30 at Century Square and receive an event pass to play in Miffy’s Merry Wonderland, featuring Miffy’s 3-hole Mini Golf and other exciting game stations. Yipee!
Details: 16 November 2022 to 25 December 2022
6. Pokémon at M Malls
A Pokémon Christmas celebration this season? Yes, please! This year M Malls has something special for all of you Pokémon fans at various locations across the island! Expect to meet three new Pokémon characters, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, as they join their friends Pikachu, Eevee and Piplu at a Pokémon dance parade to reign in the festive spirit for the fam. What’s a Pokémon celebration without a photo capture alongside our fave characters? Simply spend $30 on a single receipt and get to take photos with them! Yay! Don’t miss out on the free meet & greet sessions every weekend from 19 November 2022 to 26 December 2022. Take a piece of this experience with you and snag limited edition Pokémon collectables from 18 November 2022 to 26 December 2022. That ought to make exciting gifts for the littlies this Christmas. Yay! There’s also heaps of fun in store for the fam, including carnival games, ga-olé machines, trading card training sessions and Pokémon-themed badges workshops.
Details: M Malls including Jurong Point, AMK Hub and Thomson Plaza
7. PAW-some Christmas celebration at City Square Mall
Our little pup friends are coming to City Square Mall for a ruff-ruff Rescue this Christmas season, and we are super excited! Get set for a PAW-some Christmas with the fam with a whole host of activities in store for a howling good adventure. Expect to see Chase, Marshall, Skye & Rubble on stage, fun songs, dances, interactive elements and captivating storylines. How about a PUP-tastic family photo this season? Christmas PUP-tasia will present a festive 8m tall Christmas tree adorned with Everest, Zuma and Rubble. There’s more! Capture a gram-worthy pose alongside a 6-metre tall inflatable of Chase that ought to WOW the littlies this Christmas season! With a minimum spend, don’t miss out on the Paw-some rewards, including exclusive PAW-Patrol Christmas gift wrappers, limited gift vouchers and merchant voucher packs.
Details: City Square Mall, Meet & Greet (With minimum spend of $50 in a single receipt, you can redeem a Meet & Greet pass*), 3 – 18 December 2022, Tuesdays – Fridays: 2pm & 7pm and Saturdays – Sundays: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm, Level 1, Stage; Christmas PUP-tasia, 18 November 2022 – 28 December 2022, Level 1, City Green Park
8. Tokidoki at NEX Atrium
Calling all Tokidoki fans! NEX Atrium is bracing itself for a month-long lineup of tokidoki-inspired events that are bound to have the kiddos super excited this season! We are talking character meet-and-greet sessions, a tokidoki retail pop-up to grab some colourful merch, exclusive tokidoki Eco-Bags to be redeemed, and caricature portrait drawing too.
Details: now till 26 December
9. Space Odyssey Christmas at Downtown East
NTUC is pulling out all the stops this festive season in Downtown East, and the fam is in for a big treat. Brace yourselves for tons of galaxy-themed fun across four fun-filled programmes. Think interactive XR and new media art experiences at the SPACE OUT! exhibition, fun and games galore at the Mega Carnival. Transformers fans are in for a treat as the Transformers pop-up truck will make a special appearance on 24 and 25 December 2022. Yay! There are plenty of festive redemptions to look forward to as well!
Details: SPACE OUT! until 2 January 2023, Mega Carnival until 5 February 2023, Transformers pop-up truck on 24 and 25 December 2022
10. Dazzling Christmas Extravaganza at i12 Katong
This festive season i12 Katong has an exclusive Christmas line-up that the fam can enjoy. To ring in the festive spirit, look forward to a musical extravaganza – like a tap dance performance on a floor grande piano and Christmas carols performed by the NTU CAC choir. There is also an artsy exhibition for all you creative folks that will narrate the story of Christmas. For foodies at heart, there are lots to feast on during the festive season at i12 Katong. Psst, with every $5 spent at participating takeaway food kiosks (Basement 1), you get rewarded a $5 Scoop Wholefoods voucher. Yay! There are plenty of options for some much-needed retail therapy too! So let’s make merry!
Details: il Grande Piano performance, 9 to 18 December 2022, Christmas carols 24 and 25 December 2022, The Art of Christmas 21 to 25 December 2022 (Level 1 Atrium)
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