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‘Tis the Season for Merrymaking

Bring on the festive cheer with your significant other (or new friends!) with these exciting year-end events.

 By April Zara Chua

It’s time to eat, drink and be merry this Christmas! What better way to kick off the celebrations than to spend time with your friends or that special someone? Here are some exciting events to get you in the festive mood. 

A yearly tradition that’s uniquely Singapore 


Spending Christmas in Singapore won’t be complete without visiting its famed shopping strip at Christmas time.  Christmas on A Great Street is back, transforming Orchard Road into a Christmas wonderland (until 1 January 2020). It’s not just the festive bright lights and decorations you both can take in during your evening stroll; there’s also The Great Christmas Village,  featuring pop-up restaurants, festive shopping, and performances. All this is happening at Shaw House Urban Plaza, *SCAPE and Grange Road Car Park from now till 26 December. 


Snow in the tropics 

Head down to the Christmans Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay for a guaranteed festive – and romantic – night out. There’s plenty of Christmas-themed activities to do here including a Christmas market and carnival, a special Christmas production of the Garden Rhapsody Supertrees show, the breathtaking Luminarie Light Sculptures and the all-time crowd favourite (and totally Instagram-worthy) Blizzard Time presented by Haagen-Dazs.  


Check the Gardens by the Bay website for tickets and show schedules. Admission starts from $6 per person. 


Lights, camera… Christmas! 

An epic day out at A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) awaits from now till 1 January 2020. Enter USS’ majestic doors and experience Christmas filled with holiday beats, jolly theatrics, and extravagant shows. You can even try and spot familiar Universal characters. USS also promises to have the largest snowfall, biggest meet and greet, and new fireworks programming this year – so get that camera ready for that perfect shot! 


Tickets start from $75 per person. 


A fireworks spectacular 


Back for its second year after a successful debut last year is Star Island Singapore  at The Float @ Marina Bay. Revel in the show’s futuristic 500-drone display synchronised with Japanese fireworks and world class performances. This year’s countdown multi-sensory experience is a 90-minute fireworks show following the theme “2019: A Space Odyssey”. It’s the perfect way to welcome 2020 with your special someone. 


Tickets start from $88. 


Looking for things to do in Singapore? 

Check out  @sgsparksquad – a new Instagram account that’s all about fun activities in the Lion City. Follow it if you want to stay up to date on the best, coolest places to have a great time with your friends. Oh, and don’t forget to tag your photos with #sgsparksquad to show others what a blast you’re having this festive season! 


Celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year with new friends! Check out these fun festive events: 


Secret Santa Race by Fabrique Love, 21 December 2019 


CompleteMe's 2019 Finale Speed Dating by CompleteMe, 21 December 2019


End of Year Celebration by Dating Moments, 27 December 2019


New Year Celebration Party by Love Express Services, 1 January 2020