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. If you’re after even more yuletide fun, you don’t want to miss a trip to these fam-friendly malls that bring the kids’ favourite characters to life! Grab the family (and your camera) and 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: 2023
1. It’s A Very Smurfy Christmas at City Square Mall
17 November to 31 December
The Smurfs are landing at City Square Mall this year, and you and the kiddos are guaranteed a great time! Festivities include trivia quizzes with the Smurfs and ops for Insta-worthy shots of the Smurfs alongside the Christmas decor. That’s not all; selected stores at the mall are going Smurfy, too, with discounts on “blue” items ranging from blueberry pancakes to blue hair tints!
Carrying on the Smurf theme, some eateries are offering a free kids’ meal (with a minimum spend) to kiddos decked out in, you guessed it, BLUE! Plus, take part in the annual heartwarming initiative led by Trees of Hope & Wishes, which blesses children from underprivileged families by fulfilling their wishes this festive season. To find out more about how you and the kiddos can have the maximum fun with the Smurfs, check out our big sis Honeycombers for the lowdown.
Details: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
2. A Sanrio Christmas at Marina Square
23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
Calling all Sanrio fans! You’re in for a treat at Marina Square this festive season. Step into a captivating Christmas experience at Marina Square’s festive Wanderland featuring beloved Sanrio characters. The central atrium transforms into a magical spectacle, with Hello Kitty gracing a 6-meter-tall Pink Christmas Tree. The Magical Rink showcases Cinnamoroll against a dazzling Christmas Tree, with scheduled snow showers (in Singapore! Say what?).
Little Twin Stars enchant at the Ball Pit, while Pompompurin, Kuromi, and My Melody offer unique attractions. Visitors can engage in festive activities, an Instagram photo contest, and enjoy snowfall at the Magical Rink. Kiddo Roll & Bowl sessions, a Christmas Art Station, and the chance to redeem Sanrio character gifts add to the enchantment. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Instagram contest to win shopping vouchers. Experience the magic daily and let it snow at the Wanderland! Check out all the deets here.
Details: 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
3. Artic Wonderland at VivoCity
Until 25 December 2023
Immerse yourself in the Arctic wonderland at VivoCity’s festive extravaganza. Singapore’s largest mall boasts a 15m Christmas tree at the outdoor plaza, setting the stage for a joyous season. Enjoy Frosty Holiday Snow Display Sessions by the towering Christmas tree with Arctic friends and enchanting snow showers. Don’t miss the “Last Dash to Christmas” on 16 and 17 December, offering flash deals and lively entertainment. There’s also the TANGS Christmas Fair from 4 – 24 December, showcasing festive decorations and nearly 60 prominent brands – let’s go shopping!
The kiddos can also experience Xmas with a Splash at an outdoor play zone this year. Featuring a water play pool with an 8m tall slide and four large-scale inflatables, it looks like so much fun!
Additionally, VivoCity partners with LoveFAD for a charitable cause, offering complimentary gift-wrapping services with a $2 donation supporting the Care Community Services Society. Join the festive fun with Arctic vibes, exclusive deals, and heartwarming initiatives at VivoCity!
Details: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
4. Frosty Christmas Adventure with Robocar Poli at United Square
Until 31 December 2023
Prepare for festive fun as the beloved Robocar Poli Rescue Team zooms into United Square! Dive into the holiday adventure with Poli, Helly, Amber, and Roy. Enjoy the excitement and redeem exclusive Robocar Poli Thermal Flasks and other gifts when you shop. Plus, be the top spender for a shot at winning a one-night stay at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering. Don’t miss out on a Frosty Christmas with your favourite rescue team! Find out more here.
Details: 101 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307591
5. Photo ops with Olaf and Lego Elsa at Paragon
Until 26 December 2023
Embark on a magical journey as Paragon presents Olaf’s grand invitation to Arendelle, a towering 6-meter spectacle commissioned by Queen Anna. Experience the enchantment at Paragon and seize the chance to win exclusive prizes! To join the contest, follow Paragon on Instagram, share a photo posing with the 6-meter Olaf or life-size LEGO Elsa, and tag us. Here are all the deets.
Details: 290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
6. Holiday Wonderland with LINE FRIENDS at Suntec City
16 November – 26 December
Experience the festive magic at Suntec City as it metamorphoses into a charming Holiday Wonderland this Christmas. Stand amazed at Singapore’s largest LINE FRIENDS-themed mega ball pit featuring 4-meter slides and carousel swings. Weekends come alive with lively performances by local artists and don’t forget to greet Mr and Mrs Santa Claus during their special appearances. Immerse yourself in the enchanting snowfall show, and grab some delightful LINE FRIENDS merchandise, including special edition plushies. Don’t miss the chance to revel in the holiday joy and adorable moments at Suntec City!
Details: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
7. LEGO Santa’s Superpower Christmas Cove
Across 3 locations till 31 December
Calling all little LEGO enthusiasts! The LEGO Group is ringing the festive season by encouraging the gifting of superpowers one can obtain through LEGO Play. From November until December, the LEGO Group will bring the LEGO Santa’s Superpower Christmas Cove across three malls in Singapore. You and the kiddos can look forward to fun-filled adventures! Kiddos will get to put their “superpowers” and discover ways LEGO Play can enhance skills such as coordination, concentration and more! That’s not all; you can expect special appearances at selected times – think LEGO Santa! Looking to secure a spot on Santa’s Nice list this year, children can share the joy of giving by participating in the Build to Give initiative to gift a LEGO set to children in need of play, spreading the joy of Christmas and sharing the gift of superpowers. Each child will be encouraged to build a heart out of LEGO bricks to share the joy. For every heart made, the LEGO Group will donate a LEGO set to a child in need of play from their charity partners.
Details: Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449269; JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Singapore 608549; 313@somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
8. Where the magic happens at i12 Katong
Until 25 December 2023
The Christmas magic is happening at i12 Katong this year with a carousel and a Choo Choo Train, perfect for the little ones. Plus, there’s the chance to meet the main man this festive season. That’s not all; experience the spirit of Christmas through art with Homegrown Art Gallery Sound of Art, presenting “The Art of Christmas“. Explore a curated Christmas exhibition, enjoy community performances, participate in treasure hunts, and stand a chance to win mall vouchers!
Details: i12Katong, 112 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428802
9. Candilicious Wonderland at Changi Festive Village
4 November 2023 – 31 March 2024
Step into a candy-filled carnival wonderland at Changi Airport T3, where the Changi Festive Village welcomes you and your family. Immerse yourself in the excitement of indoor rides, go-karting, game booths, claw machines, and a captivating snow house featuring ice slides and real snowfall every 30 minutes. The festive spirit is heightened with the option to participate in the ‘A Candylicious Night at the Airport’ glamping overnight family camp. Experience the magic of Christmas with games, bouncy castles, and more at this enchanting candy-themed extravaganza! Find out more here.
Details: Changi Airport Terminal 3, 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
We’re still working on updating our Christmas list for 2023 as more information comes in, so stay tuned for updates!
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