Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!
Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:
Jalan Jalan Makan Makan 2018
Date: 14 – 16 Dec 2018
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall A
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!
Halal Mega Bazaar, Jalan Jalan Makan Makan, returns for its second year at Marina Bay Sands! This year’s edition features over 180 stalls offering clothes, accessories, food, desserts and drinks. There will also be cooking demos by Chef Asman as well as live entertainment by Singaporean and Malaysian celebrities. Relax and indulge in the scrumptious food while the participants of the Dikir Barat competition entertains you with their choral singing.
Singapore Dog Festival 2018: A Canine Christmas
Date: 14 – 16 December 2018
Time: 3 – 11 pm (Fri & Sat), 11 am – 7 pm (Sun)
Venue: The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space (North Carpark), 200 Turf Club Road
Whether you have a dog companion or just enjoy watching dog videos, this inaugural and first-ever night market for dogs is perfect for all dog lovers. Singapore Dog Festival hopes to celebrate Singapore’s unique dog culture through educational talks, sharing sessions between dog owners, as well as fun activities to celebrate all doggos!
Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition
Date: 27 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 7 pm (27 – 30 November), 9.30 am – 7 pm (1 December 2018 – 1 January 2019)
Venue: Maritime Experiential Museum
Price: $12 (earlybird), $15 (regular)
Set sail on the high seas to welcome the first ever ONE PIECE exhibition in Singapore at the Singapore at the Maritime Experiential Museum! Head on down to this exhibition to commemorate the longest-running anime series with over 440 million manga volumes in circulation worldwide. The exhibition will include plenty of illustrations from the popular manga series and of course, a merchandise shop stocking original T-shirts, stationery, and more!
Don Broco – Live in Singapore 2019
Date: 16 December 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 7 pm
Venue: EBX Live Space – Ebenex
Price: $40 – 65
Don’t miss English alternative rock quartet, Don Broco, as they make their debut showcase in Singapore this weekend. This rising band have previously performed at renown rock music festivals such as Download, Slam Dunk, Reading, Leeds Festival and many more. The band’s sophomore album, “Automatic”, also peaked at No. 3 on the UK Single Chart upon release in 2015. What’s more, ticket holders can wear a pair of Vans shoes or T-shirt to bring a friend in to watch the show for free!
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Film Concert
Date: 14 – 15 December 2018
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Price: $125 – 235
A Star Wars concert is happening in Singapore and you will not want to miss it! This concert will feature more than 70 orchestral musicians who will perform the entire soundtrack of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy. The orchestra will be accompanied by the full movie projected onto the big screen, complete with all dialogue and sound effects. Come experience the classic movie in a whole new and refreshing way like never before!
Date: 30 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: ION Art and ION Sky
Step into the Palace of Versailles at ION Art and ION Sky. This digital exploration invites you to step within the storied compounds, and discover the majesty and lore of Versailles in an innovative way. Immerse yourselves in this interactive exhibition to learn more about the culture and history of this World Heritage Site.
Island Lights 2018
Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Venue: Sentosa Palawan Beach
Walk amongst the ultra-Instagrammable art installations built by local artists. Unlike traditional art galleries, selfies are highly encouraged here and you are even allowed to play with these installations! Besides the illuminating art, there’s also live music playing you tunes through the night, and tasty snacks at the food kiosk. From 7.30 pm on 14 to 16 December and 21 to 23 December 2018, nine Pikachu lit up in LED lights will be dancing their way along a 100-metre route in the very first Pikachu night parade outside of Japan!
The Great Christmas Village
Date: 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2018
Time: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (20 – 24 Dec)
Venue: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
Returning for its sophomore edition, The Great Christmas Village promises to be a delicious and fun-filled experience for all! Visitors can soak in the festive vibes by meeting Santa Claus in person at the Hitachi Santa House on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm, and jam to the nightly live performances by local musicians, including 53A and Sweatshop Jam. Be awed by the fun amusement rides, including a duplex carousel brought in all the way from Italy! Many Mastercard Priceless surprises and promotions await you!
Looking for more Christmas events and activities? Check out Christmas Wonderland 2018!
Gotta Catch ‘Em All This Christmas
Date: 16 November – 26 December 2018
Time: Check schedule here
Venue: AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
Pokémon fans rejoice! This Christmas, Pikachu and friends are taking a trip to Singapore to bring us all the festive cheer. For the first time ever in Singapore, catch two of the most adorable Pokémon characters, Eevee and Pikachu, as they perform at the dance parade! Fans can look forward to Singapore’s first life-size Pokémon installation to a Christmas tree embellished with Pokémon ornaments, as well as plenty of eye-catching activities that you can look forward to, and many special edition merchandises to collect.
Looking for more Christmas events and activities?
The Little Prince in the Dark
Date: Until 22 December 2018
Time: Check tour schedule
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Price: Free for Singapore Citizens & PR
Explore unique tactile sculptures of The Little Prince In The Dark Collection with visually-impaired guides from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark. You’ll be led blindfolded through a mini-experience of the essential elements of The Little Prince with your sense of touch!
Check out other workshops/places to bring your kids!
Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)
Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!
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