1. The Nutcracker and the Whimsical Realms of Christmas

Discover the whimsical wonderland of The Nutcracker at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes. The Capitol’s Outdoor Plaza will transform into the Land of Snowflakes, featuring traditional Nutcracker soldiers. Visitors will be treated to a 3-D installation designed to trick the eye, a daily evening snowfall, and singalongs with an impressive 8-metre tall singing tree. Kids will love the craft workshops at Capitol Theatre and a Christmas Market at the mall.

Afterwards, head to Chijmes and dine on the lawn in air-conditioned private bubble domes (also available at Capitol Outdoor Plaza). While you’re there, check out the Nutcracker-themed Christmas scenes projected on the walls of Chijmes’ Hall, which serve as the background to a dazzling light and music show.

Where: Christmas at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
When: Until 25 December
christmas.capitolsingapore.com or chijmes.com.sg

  1. LEGO® Festive Carnival

Check out the largest LEGO Festive Carnival in Southeast Asia, with an array of spectacular brick displays. Meet the Gingerbread Man and Santa Claus under the 7-metre tall Christmas tree carousel at Bugis Junction; pose with enchanting animals on the carousel at IMM; catch Santa Claus, the Jester and the Ringmaster at the circus display at Bedok Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza and Bugis+; hop on a round-trip to nowhere on the giant Rock & Roller Coaster at Plaza Singapura and Junction 8; capture your Christmas moment beside the enormous Ferris Wheel overflowing with gifts at Tampines Mall, Funan and JCube and have a whaley good time at the tropical-themed Christmas display at SingPost Centre and Westgate. 

Where: 13 CapitaLand malls across the island
When: Until 31 December

  1. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s biggest Christmas festive event, Gardens by the Bay in the Walk of Lights will feature light shows in brand new designs, including the Spalliera, Path of Tranquility, Cassa Armonica, and more. Looking to avoid the crowds? There’s also an enchanting digital wonderland, featuring festive performances, interactive content and games galore for all ages, which can be accessed from the comfort of your home.

Where: Gardens by the Bay
When: Walk of Lights 6.30pm – 11.00pm 4-27 Dec

  1. Universal Studios Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa presents A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore. Meet the Merry Minions of Christmas, enjoy fun photo moments with Trolls Poppy and Branch, check out interactive movie sets, and groove to the tropical Christmas beats of Madagascar with your favourite wild characters! Don’t forget to let loose on the thrilling rides while you’re there.

Where: Universal Studios Singapore
When: Until 3 Jan 2021

  1. Snow City’s Winter Wonderland

Take a family trip to Winter Wonderland at the North Pole – no quarantine required! Kids will have a blast at the Arctic snow playground, sliding down the 60-metre long snow slope and spinning around the ice on bumper cars. After all that activity, snuggle up on the snow field and catch a Christmas storytelling session. A great way to escape the tropical heat and get a taste of a white Christmas. 

Where: Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, 609433
When: Tuesdays – Sundays. Check their website for session times.

  1. Jewel Changi Airport

Experience Jewel Changi Airport without the hordes of travellers making their way home for the holidays! Rug up in your winter woollies and dive into a snowfall at Shiseido Forest Valley, visit the 16-metre tall Christmas tree, home to Santa’s workshop, then check out the festive market and dinosaur-themed go kart experience.

Where: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Blvd, 819666
When: 6–8, 13–15, 20–25 December, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm jewelchangiairport.com/en/promotion/SparklingChristmasAtJewel

  1. S.E.A Aquarium

S.E.A Aquarium has been transformed for the holiday season with specially designed light effects and fascinating soundscapes. Head to new zones like Shipwrecked!, where you’ll see how a sunken vessel leads to a thriving new habitat. Be dazzled by the colour of The Gift of Life exhibit – where children will learn all about coral reefs and the many lives that depend on them. Stop by the Gift of Well Wishes, a sustainable Christmas tree assembled from recyclable materials and symbolising a greener world for future generations. Finish at The Gift of Joy, giant walk-in presents that provide the perfect backdrop for your festive family photos.

Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
When: Until 5 Jan 2021

  1. Santa Run for Wishes

Make-a-Wish Singapore’s annual Santa Run for Wishes has returned this year with a virtual format and family-friendly activities. Join a collective race to the North Pole (21,517km!) and bring Santa back to spread the festive joy. Choose from 2km, 5km, 10km or 50km race categories and spread a little Christmas cheer for a children’s charity organisation that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

When: 2-19 December
Register at web.42race.com/race-bundle/santarunforwishes