It’s the most wonderful time of the year along Orchard Road. Indulge in the sinfully-delicious “bellychon” at the Timbre x Food Village, bring your kids for a visit with Santa, and take a ride on the beautiful, two-storey carousel, flown in specially from Italy.
Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 15 November – 26 December, 11.30am – 10pm
The Happiest Place on Earth is bringing its magic to Gardens by the Bay. Fairy lights, pixie dust and Disney Tsum Tsum fill the dome with Christmas spirit in this grand display. The garden’s tallest live Christmas tree makes for the most picturesque setting for a classic family photo.
Gardens by the Bay, 2 November, 2018 – 6 January, 2019
The market, known for making sustainable, alternative F&B brands accessible in Singapore, is hosting its last event of the year. Join artisans and other like-minded patrons in the festivities at this year’s Christmas edition. Shop a gourmet selection of food that ranges from South African cured meats and spices, to high-end cocktails and wine all while getting into the spirit.
Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Road, 15 December, 9.00am-1pm
Experience the music and life of George Michael in this incredible musical. Discover more about the iconic singer as the concert tells the story of his famous life, from his time as the lead singer of Wham!, to his soaring solo career – featuring all the chart-topping hits sung by a full choice and orchestra.
Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 14-15 December, 8pm
Join award-winning baker Dean Brettschneider at his Christmas Baking class where you’ll be guided through the patisserie chef’s festive favourites. You’ll learn to make Brettschneider’s Tropical Christmas Cake, Stollen, Chocolate Panforte and Fruit Mince Pies. Come with an empty stomach, and leave with boxes of delectable treats. The workshop also includes morning and afternoon tea, along with lunch and a glass of wine and coffee or tea.
Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, 1 Greendale Avenue, 22, December
Live it up at LAVO for the holiday season. The restaurant kicks off its festivities on 22 December with an Ugly Christmas Sweater themed Saturday Soiree. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can indulge in a sumptuous three-course menu. The party continues on the 29 December, with The Ultimate NYE Soiree Pre-Party featuring the hits of the eighties and nineties. The series culminates in a countdown celebration with Marina Bay’s spectacular fireworks display on New Year’s Eve – free-flow champagne included.
Lavo Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar, Marina Bay Sands, 22, 24-25, 29 and 31 December
A December roundup wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Little Red Dot’s crown jewel in NYE celebrations – The Marina Bay annual countdown. Celebrate in the city with the festivities leading up to the fireworks, including Christmas at the ArtScience Museum, jazz performances at Marina Bay Link Mall and musical performances at Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay.
Marina Bay, 31 December, 2018 – 1 January, 2019