My ABCs: X is for X'mas - 10 Places to Enjoy the Christmas Season

by - Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas trees and decorations have started popping up at the shopping malls and this could only mean one thing - Christmas is coming! Ho Ho Ho!!!

Christmas is one of my favourite holidays on the calender. It is a festive of giving and sharing and also an occasion of gathering. It also reminds me that the year is coming to an end. It is the period when I will reflect about the past year and look forward to a brand new year.

During Christmas, we always look forward to visiting places and events with the festive theme. Here is a list of 10 places where you can enjoy the Christmas season with your whole family.

Jet-Setting Christmas
Changi Airport
14 Nov 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
Fee applies for some of the activities

Mickey Mouse and Friends have turned Changi Airport into a holiday wonderland! Take off to T3 to enjoy the view of Swiss Chalets, and showtime spectacular at Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle. Step right up to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Bouncy Playground. Go down a slide three-metres high, and have fun in an endless ball pit and super sticky velcro wall! At T2, snap a picture with a larger-than-life Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse topiary in Spain! Plus, visit the sights of Broadway at T1's New York City. 

Snowy Christmas Celebration
Universal Studios Singapore
1 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
Tickets from $45 onwards

Universal Studios Singapore turns into Santa’s Land for a Christmas celebration twinkling with snowflakes. Come with friends and family to soak in the wonderful atmosphere – we promise a jolly good time for one and all!

Here are the exciting programmes lined up for you this Christmas!

Witness enchanting snowfall on the hour
Be dazzled by pyrotechnics and multimedia shows
Catch special performances by the Toy Soldiers
Take pictures with Santa and his helpers
Meet characters all dressed up for Christmas
Have fun at the “Sesame Street Saves Christmas” show

Merry Fishmas
S.E.A. Aquarium
17 Nov 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
Current promotion of $50 for 2 adults

Jingle your way to S.E.A. Aquarium for a special line-up of eye-opening programmes and activities:

- The Great Christmas Trail
- Santa Clause & Elf Appearances
- Sharing sessions by aquarists
- Ocean Dreams - Christmas Edition

Christmas Joy: Santaville
Port of Lost Wonder @ Sentosa
21, 25, 26 Dec 2014, 10am to 9.30pm
$25/child below 12 years old, accompanying adults enter for free

This Christmas, Sentosa’s Port of Lost Wonder will be transformed into Santa’s village, Santaville! Come visit Santaville complete with Santa’s house and bustling with his elves running around preparing for the festivities! Bake gingerbread cookies, take a picture with a balloon sleigh and make your own snowman at Santaville! There’s lots of activities for the whole family!

Sentosa PLAYcation
Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza, Palawan Beach
15 Nov 2014 - 4 Jan 2015, 11am - 9.30pm 

This holiday, come down for a host of fun-filled activities that is bursting with the widest variety of Giant Inflatables, spectacular Symphony of Lights show and celebrate the festive season with great music and mouth-watering grilled delights at Grill N’ Chill. 

Christmas Wonderland
Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove
29 Nov 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
Free entry

The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is set to redefine the experience of celebrating the festive season in the tropics with a magnificent display of light sculptures from Europe and a charming Christmas market. Nestled in Singapore’s award-winning Gardens by the Bay, this magical light-up experience promises to delight visitors from near and far. 

The Supertrees are joining in the festive celebrations and adding to the magical atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay with a Christmas Edition of the “Garden Rhapsody”. Be entertained by familiar Christmas tunes as the towering vertical gardens come to life every evening in a specially choreographed 12-minute music and light show. 17 Nov 2014 - 6 Jan 2015, 7.45pm and 8.45pm

Yuletide in the Flower Dome
Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome
17 Nov 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
$8/child, $12/adult (Local Resident)

Come chill in a wintry wonderland with temperatures to match, as a glistening tower gleams in a realm of dreams. Admire a charming little town adorned with poinsettias and Christmas trees, then learn more about how plants adapt to survive winter on our Garden Trail.

Meet Miffy the rabbit, adorable snowmen and friendly reindeer for photo opportunities! Plus enjoy performances by jazz stars, singers and bands. You can also join workshops to make your very own snowflake greeting cards and more.

Christmas Activities on Ice
The Rink @ JCube
1 Dec 2014 - 25 Dec 2014
From $12 onwards

The Rink have prepared a whole list of activities on ice for a brand new skating experience! Meet JR, our new and cutest crew member at The Rink. Frozen fans can now ice skate with Olaf and meet Santa on Ice.

Real Snow, Real Fun
Snow City
22 Nov 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
From $15 onwards

Enjoy a cool winter experience this school holiday at Snow City. Have fun during the Snow Blizzard Experience, be awed by the effect of the liquid nitrogen, and participate in our Healing Scents of Christmas workshops while singing along to the Voices of Christmas. Plus, look out for Santa and Friends who will be going around Snow City during the meet and greet sessions. You may even get the chance to win exciting prizes in our Lucky Dip draw. There is no better place to be this holiday than at the Snow City.

Christmas on a Great Street
Orchard Road
15 Nov 2014 - 1 Jan 2015

What's Christmas without a walk along Orchard Road? This year Orchard Road is transformed into a galaxy of colourful stars, in celebration of a season of joy. Capture memorable moments at the interactive Christmas set pieces located along Orchard Road and share precious photos on social media. Walk down memory lane of Christmases past at the photo exhibition located near Shaw House and held in commemoration of 50 years of tourism development. Come and experience the Yuletide adventure by following our twinkling stars to a Merry Christmas on Orchard Road – A Great Street. Share your love for Christmas on Orchard Road by simply hash-tagging #orchardrdxmas on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter posts. Celebrate with us and share your joy with loved ones!

Check out the following blogs for more ideas and places to go this November and December Holidays.
Cheekiemonkies: Christmas Shows at the Malls 2014, December School Holidays Activities for Kids 2014 
The Wacky Duo:  December School Holiday activites for kids 2014
MiraculeLive Shows and Meet & Greets Happening this Year End School Holidays 2014

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  1. Great list you've compiled! Now, I'm planning the calendar for visit.

    1. Thanks. Wishing an advance Merry Christmas to you!