Five things to do over the Christmas weekend of December 23-24

The long Christmas weekend is finally here and the festive vibes are in full swing. We have got all festive food and wine stocked up for our party, and gifts are ready for family and friends. The only thing left to decide is to where to go for the evening. Here are some of the options you can choose from:

1. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by The Bay

Five things to do in Singapore over the Christmas weekend of December 23-24
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If you are bored of looking at all the red around you, then Gardens by the Bay's annual Yuletide affair is what you should try. The white Christmas theme offers more than 70 light art installations, including a 13m-tall Christmas ‘tree. Visit Santa at his workshop, skate under the stars at the outdoor skating rink and sample wine and food whipped up by gourmet chefs from Monti, Shoukouwa and Saint Pierre. Expect ‘snowfall’ too.

When: Ongoing until December 26, at 9:00 am
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Entry: SGD4

2. Independent Market Christmas Fair 2017

Five things to do in Singapore over the Christmas weekend of December 23-24
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Who doesn’t like shopping at the festive season. Spoil yourself and also gift your loved ones. Independent Market Christmas Fair is your best bet if you’re looking for stylish accessories. Find all things local here from designer goods and books to quirky knick-knacks. Stop by its t-shirt and tote bag printing station to pick up some customised apparels too.

When: Ongoing until December 26, at 10:00 am
Where: VivoCity
Entry: Free

3. The Great Christmas Village

Five things to do in Singapore over the Christmas weekend of December 23-24
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Indulge in seasonal treats whipped up by Paul, Starbucks, Toastbox, Fish and Co, and more at The Great Christmas Village. Come with your heart full and stomach empty and witness a spectacular festive countdown as the village hosts a concert with a line-up of homegrown musicians to perform your favourite holiday melodies on the Christmas eve. You can also expect fireworks and pyrotechnics display when the clock strikes midnight on December 25.

When: Ongoing until December 25, at 11:00 am
Where: Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
Entry: Free

4. Christmas in Queenstown

Queenstown Christmas Singapore
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Celebrate Christmas in the heartland as the Queenstown neighbourhood throws a European-themed market at the Church of the Good Shepherd for the second year in a row. Festive bites, snowfall and a live choir are just some of the things awaiting visitors, so get ready to spread the festive cheer. Don't forget to bring the little ones along for the children's carnival. 

When: Ongoing until December 23, at 6:00 pm
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, Singapore city
Entry: Free

5. Christmas Market at Plaza Singapura

Singapura Christmas Market
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Splurge at the festive season. Shop for yourself and to gift under one roof at Plaza Singapura’s Christmas Market at L1 Atrium. Get lucrative deals to be had including those from Watsons, Marks & Spencers, Samsonite, Samsung, Choco Express, Gadget Plus and more. 

When: Ongoing until December 24, at 10:00 am
Where: Plaza Singapura
Entry: Free

Garima Kapil
Garima Kapil – Senior Writer

Garima Kapil has around five years of experience in the field of writing and editing. Specialised in writing, performing proof-reading and text editing functions along with content ideation; she has worked with leading e-commerce and as a freelancer. She writes on lifestyle, news, telecom, travel, education, healthcare, immigration, along with other subjects required as a full-time writer and freelancer. 


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