Looking for a way to ensure decent behaviour from the kids in the countdown to Christmas? A meet and greet with Santa in Singapore is always a good way to start!
If you have a small Santa believer in the house, there really is nothing more magical at Christmas than snapping a family photo with the jolly big man in red. So, to appease our excited little elves, we’ve taken a sleigh ride to all corners of Singapore in search of the grottos and meet-and-greet opportunities with Father Christmas. We know exactly where to find Santa Claus (and how to celebrate if this is your first festive season in Singapore), but it’s up to you to get onto his good list. We ho ho hope you’ve made it!
WHERE TO SEE & MEET SANTA IN SINGAPORE
Gardens by the Bay
Besides catching the dazzling poinsettias and lights at Gardens by the Bay, Santa will also be around to say hey! Yup, Santa is taking time away from his Lapland workshop to meet and greet the children of Singapore over at the Flower Dome, and we can’t wait.
When: 5, 6, 19, 20, and 24-26 December 2020, various timings.
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Regent Singapore will be hosting Santa during Christmas lunch at Basilico! He’ll be making a special appearance and shaking hands with all the good little girls and boys. Don’t forget to check out the magic show and bouncy castle afterwards!
When: 25 December
Where: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Santa’s a busy man… so instead of working at his workshop, he’ll be roving around at Nordic Glow this Christmas! Catch him as as he gives out special surprises to those on his nice list. Don’t forget to take a picture with him, too! And psst – you’ll need to book via e-mail in advance to snag a spot!
When: 12 December, 1.30pm–2.30pm
Where: Nordic Glow Shop, 18 Cross Street Exchange, #01-104, 048423, Singapore, email [email protected],
Privé Keppel Bay
As well as some yummy festive specials on the menu, Privé Keppel Bay will be welcoming a very important guest over the festive season – the main man himself, Santa Claus! He’s also come bearing gifts, with a treat for the first 50 kids. Thanks, Father Christmas!
Where: Privé Keppel Bay – Meet and Greet Santa on the 22, 23 and 25 December from 3-5pm with a gift for the first 50 children.
If you don’t have time to squeeze in a visit to one of Santa’s Singapore grottos, these online options are perfect for bringing a big heap of festive magic to your small elves…
Portable North Pole
The Portable North Pole website will deliver a sleigh-load of festive cheer and have everyone in the family believing in the magic with its personalised videos and telephone calls from Santa’s Village. It is also an easy way for kids to find out whether they are on the good, the maybe or the naughty list. It works a charm. Every. Single. Year. Heck, it even has us believing. Plus, they’ve got an app now so it’s easy-peasy to get started!
The Elf on the Shelf
With a North Pole Blog, tons of interactive games, fun trivia and letters to Santa options, The Elf on the Shelf is so cute we want to be kids again ourselves. Please, will someone send us an Elf? We’ve already used the Elf name generator and would love nothing better in the run-up to Chrimbo than to have Fritz Frostchester help out in the office.
Letters to Santa
For younger kids with short attention spans, check out Letters to Santa. Simply plug in their deets (including name, naughty or nice status and present request) and you’ll receive an immediate written response. The site also has online colouring, games, and an interactive Q&A section – perfect when we just don’t have the answer to how Santa fits his sizeable bottom down the chimney.
Norad Tracks Santa
Kids these days don’t have to take a guess at where Santa might be at any given time during Christmas Eve. Instead, Norad tracks him (and his reindeer) from the time he leaves the North Pole until the time he gets back again with live video footage of his mighty mission. There are also fun festive games to try in the lead up to the Most Wonderful Night of The Year from 1 December.
And psst! While we’re on the topic of Santa, we thought we’d ask our own little elves if they’ve seen the Big Man in Red…
Ready to meet Santa in Singapore? Give him a big hello from us, too!