20 Events in Singapore you should attend in December 2018

It feels like 2018 just started not long ago and yet here we are, with the last month of the year soon approaching. Hello holidays and tons of Christmas shopping!

Music /  Culture

#1: 30 November to 2 December– Culture Cartel

Said to be the very first street culture convention in Asia, the Culture Cartel aims to bring together the different elements of street culture together, from fashion to art, toys and tattoo. One can expect to be exposed to well known street brands, individual designers, workshops, panel discussions about street culture, art installations and even live performances!

When: 30 November – 2 December 2018

Time: 11am – 9pm

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Nearest station: Promenade

Admission: $20 (per day), $30 (for both days), $100 (GOAT pass)

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#2: 1 December – ZoukOut 2018

ZoukOut is back again this year with a huge lineup featuring tons of DJs from all over the world! Dance and party the night away to your favourite DJs and may you last till first light.

When: 1 December 2018

Time: 4pm – 8am

Venue: Siloso Beach Sentosa

Nearest station: Harbourfront

Admission: Tickets start from $158

For more information: Visit their website.

#3: 1 to 6 December, 10 t0 31 December – Come Together @ Esplanade

As part of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019, celebrate the end of this year with free live performances at the Esplanade Concourse every day, free shows at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre every weekend, public holiday and eve of public holidays! There will also be special craft activities on the weekend for you to get in touch with your creative side and roving performances for you to enjoy if you just feel like chilling.

When: 1 – 6 December 2018, 10 – 31 December 2018

Venue: Esplanade

Nearest station: Esplanade

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#4: 5 December – The Weeknd Live in Singapore

After winning 3 Grammys, The Weeknd is finally here in Asia for his first ever concert in Singapore! Look forward to his top hits from his albums Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and My Dear Melancholy.

When: 5 December 2018

Time: 8pm

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Nearest station: Stadium

Admission: Tickets start from $118

For more information: Visit their website.

Fitness

#5: 16 December – Boost in YOGA style

Want to exercise and do your part for charity at the same time? Lenovo has partnered with Pure Yoga to host a 60 minutes yoga session for all participants, along with a photo opportunity to create your own unique picture with yoga poses and lights! While it’s not free (each participant has to pay $30), all proceeds go to the Singapore Heart Foundation, and you’ll also get an event slingbag, a yoga mat and an event tee! Oh, did I also mention that you will be part of an attempt to challenge the Guinness World Record?

When: 16 December 2018

Time: 1.30pm-6pm

Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Terrace

Nearest station: City Hall

Admission: $30

For more information: Visit their website.

Animal / Nature / Sights

#6: 16 November to 31 December – Island Lights

Think you need to up your gram game because you’ve exhausted all the possible Instagrammable sights there are in Singapore? Sentosa’s Island Lights is here to do you a favour! Featuring tons of art installations from local artists that are totally Instagram-worthy, you are sure to be going back satisfied with all the gorgeous selfies taken with the illuminated landscapes. If you’re more about living in the moment and soaking in the present, you’d be happy to know that there will also be a live band playing every night, and food kiosks for you to munch on some snacks while admiring the installations!

When: 16 November to 31 December 2018

Time: 7pm-11pm

Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa

Nearest station: Harbourfront

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

#7: 30 November to 26 December – Christmas Wonderland

Probably the largest Christmas Market/attraction in Singapore, Christmas Wonderland is back again, this time round bigger and better than it was before! The Christmas Wonderland will feature Asia’s biggest Santa’s Grotto, SEA’s largest Luminarie Mirror Maze, an upsized ice skating rink, and even a performance from one of the world’s top illusionist: Rob Lake. What are you waiting for?

When: 30 November to 26 December 2018

Time: 4pm-11pm (General admissions), timings for performances and light installations may vary

Venue: Gardens by The Bay

Nearest station: Bayfront

Admission: Tickets start from $4

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#8: 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019– Sketch Christmas

You are likely familiar with the ArtScience Museum’s exhibition, Future World: Where Art Meets Science, whether it’s because you’ve been there before yourself or you keep seeing pictures of it on social media. To keep things fresh and exciting, Art Science Museum revamped its Sketch segment to include a Christmas themed town! Add in buildings and cars of your own to this local inspired Christmas town (Did you spot a few local attractions in the picture?) and even interact with Santa (Tap him to witness a special delivery!)

When: 1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019

Time: 10am-5.30pm

Venue: ArtScience Museum

Nearest station: Bayfront

Admission: $15 for local Adults, $11 for seniors and children

For more information: Visit their website.

#9: 14 to 16 December – Singapore Dog Festival: A Canine Christmas

Do you have a dog, or are you just a dog lover? Either way, this event is meant for you! On top of local and international dog product vendors, there will also be educational talks, sharing sessions from dog owners and other fun-filled activities for your dog and you.

When: 14-16 December 2018

Time: 3pm-11pm (14 & 15 December), 11am-7pm (16 December)

Venue: The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space

Nearest station: Sixth Avenue/King Albert Park

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#10: 16 December – Barkin Brew

Organised by Bark a Tree and Hope for Animals, Barkin Brew celebrates your favourite furry little friends! Shop from pet care/supplies vendors and even dine together with your dog (you’ll enjoy yummy bites from Little Island Brewing Co., while your doggy will get their fix from Wholesome Paws). If you don’t have a furkid yet, perhaps come on down and you can adopt one from Exclusively Mongrels or F7! The best part? A percentage of all sales made will be donated to doggie shelters!

When: 16 December 2018

Time: 11am-5pm

Venue: Little Island Brewing Co. 6 Changi Village Rd, #01-01/02, Singapore 509907

Nearest station: Tampines East

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

Market/Bazaars

We’ve added in a few more markets and bazaars than usual for you to choose the perfect one that best suits who you’re buying gifts for this Christmas!

#11: 1 to 2 December – Foods and Goods Market

Foods and Goods market is truly the best of both worlds – shop for your Christmas gifts from local businesses while indulging yourself in a wide range of foods from various cuisines all over the world. There will also be other activities available if you want to be more hands-on, like making your own coffee scrub or your own fresh smoothie!

When: 1-2 December 2018

Time: 10am-10pm (1 Dec), 10am-6pm (2 Dec)

Venue: The Working Capital, 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089109

Nearest station: Outram Park

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

#12: 8 to 9 December – Public Garden Christmas Market

Want to get unique gifts for your loved ones that do not come from a mainstream brand that has an outlet in every shopping mall? Public Garden’s Christmas Market is the place to be! Home to many independent brands from all across Asia, get your hands on gifts that you wouldn’t have been able to on a normal occasions over those 2 days. With no restriction on the types of products vendors can sell, expect a wide variety of goods with something for everyone!

When: 8-9 December 2018

Time: 1-7pm

Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 403, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

Nearest station: : Esplanade

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#13: 8 December – A Green Christmas Pop Up!

Since we can’t have a white Christmas in Singapore, a green Christmas is a good alternative. Do your part for Mother Earth this Christmas by supporting local brands that are big on sustainability, and be green! A part of all sales made will be given to selected charities and not-for-profit organisations as well.

When: 8 December 2018

Time: 11am-7pm

Venue: Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, 257 Beach Road, Singapore 199539

Nearest station: : Bugis / Nicoll Highway

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#14: 8 December – Sustainable Christmas Fair

As everyone is more environmentally conscious nowadays (even big fast food chains are going straw-less), I couldn’t resist adding in another Sustainable Christmas Market in this list to ensure that all grounds are covered! Participating brands are either small businesses that you’ve yet to come across, artisans or social enterprises that are all advocates for sustainable living!

When: 8 December 2018

Time: 12pm-7pm

Venue: Winestone, 30 Stevens Rd, #01-09, Singapore 257878

Nearest station: Stevens

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#15: 14 to 16 December – Jalan Jalan Makan Makan 

An event catered for our Malay friends, Jalan Jalan Makan Makan will be packed full with food, over 150 booths for you to shop from, cooking and makeup demonstrations and even tons of artistes from Singapore and Malaysia! Participants get to walk away with a goodie bag too, what a steal!

When: 14-16 December 2018

Time: 10am-10pm

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Hall A

Nearest station: Bayfront

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#16: 15 December – Loewen Garden Christmas Market

Want to escape form the hustle and bustle of the city? Loewen Garden’s Christmas Market might just be the event for you! Gather a few friends, grab a drink and shop for the freshest product you can lay your hands on for your upcoming Christmas feast!

When: 15 December

Time: 9am-1pm

Venue: Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845

Nearest station: Commonwealth / Orchard

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

Food / Carnival / Festivals

#17: 2 December – Santa Run for Wishes

Santa Run for Wishes by Make-A-Wish Foundation is back again for its fifth year! While registration for the run has already closed, there will be a carnival there with all time favourites like pirate ship, carousel and even an inflatable playground that is open to the public (non-runners included). So why not come on down, have some fun with friends and family while giving back to society? All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening illnesses.

When: 2 December 2018

Time: 7am-11am

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

Nearest station: Stadium

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#18: 5 December – Wheeler’s Estate 2nd Anniversary

With December knocking on our doors, it means it’s time for all the year end gatherings with friends for a good catch up session! As part of its 2nd anniversary, Wheeler’s Estate is offering 20% off all food items, and there will also be other activities like live performances (after 7pm), a beer challenge at 8pm, lucky draw and photo taking at Wheeler’s Estate Bambi trailer! You and your friends will surely be entertained throughout the night.

When: 5 December 2018

Time: 12pm-12am

Venue: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane Singapore 798386 Park Ln, Singapore 798386

Nearest station: Sengkang

Admission: Price of food

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#19: 7 to 9 December – Get The Fun Out (GTFO)

FINALLY, an inflatable playground that’s meant for adults; the world’s largest inflatable playground course is finally here in Singapore! Unleash and embrace the kid in you and bounce away on the uniquely themed inflatables. If bouncing away isn’t your thing because you have an old soul, there will also be tons of food booths to munch away at, and live bands and DJs to bob your head to.

When: 7-9 December 2018

Time: 8am-12am

Venue: Palawan Green, Sentosa

Nearest station: Harbourfront

Admission: Free for food and drinks, Tickets start at $37 for 2 hours on The Beast

For more information: Visit their website.

#20: 22 December to 24 March – Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

The Marina Bay Carnival is back again! It probably needs no introduction, but this time round you can expect newer and more thrilling rides all the way from Europe. There will still be a wide array of food stalls and carnival games like last year’s, so you are sure to be spoilt for choice!

When: 22 December – 24 March 2019

Time: 4pm-11pm (extended till 2am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

Venue: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

Nearest station: Bayfront / Promenade / Downtown

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 


I hope this helped with planning your next date or outing or simply, quality time alone! Wishing you a fulfilling month of November ahead!

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Jia Qi Chua

An introvert that can be bribed with free food or a fluffy corgi/pomeranian. Will squish anything that looks soft. Also likes to roll around in bed.

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