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 2022
1. Cluny Court Christmas Fair and Santa Meet-and-Greet
Looking for an authentic Santa experience and a chance to have a little chat with the big guy in red to share your Christmas wish list? Head to Cluny Court from Thursday – Sunday in the lead-up to Christmas this December and snap a family photo with a beautiful setting! Wander around the fair and find lots of fun little stocking fillers and beautiful decorations.
2. See Santa in Singapore at Christmas Wonderland
Santa has a new abode at Christmas Wonderland this year! Located at the heart of Christmas Wonderland, St Nick’s Square is the event ground’s main activity zone. Be dazzled by the magnificent 21-metre tall Spalliera from Italy, meet Santa Claus, hop onto the Double-Storey Carousel, experience the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, enjoy festive treats and more!
3. Head to Tanglin Mall for A Joyous Celebration
Santa is back at Tanglin Mall! We love hearing the carols and visiting the Snow Splendour events in the evening – you can even choose to visit during an Avalanche (foam) or Snow (artificial snow)! There are also bauble painting workshops you can sign up for with a min. spend of $50. But what we’re really excited about is the Santa meet and greet and storytelling sessions – check the website for dates and times!
4. Take a selfie with Santa at A Universal Christmas
Head on down to Universal Studios Singapore, where you can see Santa and take a selfie together! Not only that, but you can also catch your other favourite Universal stars in a parade and circus spectacular, enjoy musical meet-and-greets, and see the singing and dancing Santa’s Starlets at the Mel’s Diner stage. There’s even a special performance from Gingy, Shrek’s little gingerbread pal!
5. Want to see Santa on Christmas Day? Head to Estate for a decadent lunch and meet Santa!
If you’re still considering where to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, then Estate at Hilton is a great option, especially if you want to meet Santa! Enjoy a live oyster bar and Christmas carvery of whole roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and whole Wagyu prime ribs. Get in the yuletide spirit with live music and Christmas carollers, a special Santa appearance, and a festive photo booth. Kiddos can look forward to pass-around treats like gingerbread cookies, toasted marshmallows, and roasted candied chestnuts – deck the halls!
6. XSCAP8’s Magical Christmas
XSCAP8 is getting all festive and inviting Santa to check out the awesome indoor playground right up until Christmas Day with a Santa Meet and Greet on 23, 24, and 25 December at 3.00pm, 4.00pm, 5.00pm, and 6.00pm. Take part in a trivia session and bag a mystifying Christmas present while you’re at it!
7. Meet and greet Santa Claus and Gingerbread Man at West Mall
Those living in western Singapore will be glad to know they don’t have to venture far to see Santa this year. Just pop by West Mall on 24 and 25 Dec at 7pm for your chance to get up close with the jolly fellow. Santa is also accompanied by Gingerbread Man, which we reckon will make the meet and greet extra sweet!
Where to see & meet Santa in Singapore 2022 – Online options
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…
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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 for when we just don’t have the answer to how Santa fits his sizeable bottom down the chimney.
11. Keep track of Santa’s journey with the Google Santa Tracker!
Explore and play with Santa’s elves all December long on the Google Santa Tracker website! On Christmas Eve, keep an eye on where Santa is popping up and delivering gifts all around the world!
Santa encounters that you missed (there’s always next year!)
12. The Tiara Society is bringing Santa to town!
Not only is The Tiara Society home to all our fave princess pals, but they’ve also got Santa in residence! Sign up for their festive Wish Upon a Tale event, and you’ll get to meet the main man himself, even more reason to visit!
13. See Santa and shop for trinkets at the Trehaus Christmas Market
Visit the Trehaus Christmas market for twinkling booths and shopping across fashion, beauty, lifestyle, kids products, homewares and more! Even better – kids can enjoy the playground while you explore and shop. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Christmas market without a visit from Santa!
14. Meet Santa on Nordic Day at Gardens by the Bay
Celebrate Christmas with friends from Nordic Countries on Nordic Day at Gardens by the Bay and meet the beloved Santa Claus from Rovaniemi, who is visiting Singapore, in person. Tell him your wishes this Christmas and deliver your Christmas letter to Santa Claus. There will be special performances and jazzy Christmas music from the Norwegian Inderberg Trio and the St Lucia Choir!
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!