It’s going to be an exciting year-end 2022 school holiday. This year, Singapore is hosting a wide range of activities that are perfect for families and children. Amidst all the chatter, it can be hard to keep track of what’s actually going on. That is why we’ve compiled a list of fun and productive family activities you can do in Singapore!
Experience a magical family outing at Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Reserve’s Festive Wild-erland
Festive Wild-erland at Mandai Wildlife Reserve in Singapore is bringing new colours to the holidays! The Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, and the Night Safari invite families to join in on the fun and discover that nature’s monochrome beauty is anything but monochromatic.
Exciting activities await guests at Singapore Zoo, from discovering the colourful lives of its lovely monochrome creatures on the Black & White AR Animal Trail to greeting the Night Safari’s newest residents, the Tasmanian Devils, who are making their first-ever debut. You can also show your artistic side by making holiday terrariums and wreaths from scratch and giving them as presents to friends and family. Visitors can plan a visit here from now until 2 January 2023.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Raise the bar on holiday thrills at Universal Studios Singapore’s A Universal Christmas holiday carnival
At A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore, enjoy exhilarating thrills, take selfies at themed photo booths, and join a magical cast of circus characters for spectacular acts, live singing, and amazing acrobatics with your family.
Experience a magnificent snowfall and watch floats, enchanting moments, and an eclectic ensemble of 42 performers led by Ringmaster Santa as they head for Santa’s Big Top in an epic holiday performance at Santa’s Circus Extravaganza, Singapore’s most festive parade. This spectacular event will take place until 2 January 2023.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Phone: +65 6577 8888
Enjoy Christmas-themed celebrations at Gardens by the Bay’s Seasons of Bloom
The Seasons of Bloom, which will be on until 2 January 2023, is the last floral exhibition commemorating Gardens by the Bay’s 10th anniversary, paying homage to the numerous flower seasons that Flower Dome has offered to guests over the previous 10 years.
From springtime Snapdragons to summer’s delphiniums to autumn’s zinnias and winter’s cyclamens, the garden is a riot of colour all year round. Visitors can also enjoy a poinsettia Christmas tree and an ice cavern with seasonal blossoms ‘frozen’ in icicles, a collaboration with Ikebana International Singapore.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Be awed at Orchard Road’s stunning lights and decorations
Orchard Road has been transformed into a winter wonderland from now till 2 January 2023 with its Christmas on A Great Street, an annual light-up. Visitors can look forward to beautiful lights, mesmerising décor, endless music, and seasonal cheer.
A breathtaking dual-façade augmented reality projection on the Mandarin Gallery walls and Christmas carols are among the numerous joyous activities and fascinating exhibits in the season of festive delight.
Address: Orchard Road Singapore
Welcome 2023 amidst the dazzling Marina Bay backdrop
Celebrate the new year with a Marina Bay firework show on 31 December. This year’s Countdown features artisanal fireworks, jaw-dropping performances, pyrotechnics, and cutting-edge technology. Audiences of all ages are guaranteed to have a fantastic time at this ticketed event.
Address: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805
Phone: +65 6500 5265
Take a stroll at the National Museum and admire unique artworks included at The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022
The Doraemon Exhibition being held until 5 February 2023 is at the National Museum of Singapore after its 2002 debut in Japan. The exhibition features 28 contemporary Japanese artists and arts groups’ interpretations of Doraemon under the subject ‘Create Your Own Original Doraemon’.
The Singapore edition of the exhibition will exclusively feature a selection of the Fujiko F Fujio Museum’s cherished drawings and sketches by the late Doraemon founder, Mr Fujiko, in a rare feature titled ‘MANGA DORAEMON Original Drawings Exhibition’, which is bring shown outside of Japan for the first time.
For Doraemon fans, this is a chance to reminisce, make new memories, and draw inspiration from the legendary character’s boundless potential.
Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Phone: +65 6332 3659
Have an unforgettable adventure in ‘Avatar: The Experience’ at Gardens by the Bay
The highly anticipated immersive walkthrough event, Avatar: The Experience, based on the record-breaking film Avatar, is now open at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore for a limited time. ‘Avatar: The Experience’ open from now until 31 March 2023, is spread over five distinct zones in the Gardens by the Bay’s magnificent and iconic Cloud Forest.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Phone: +65 6420 6848
Celebrate the holidays with unusual and creative gelato
Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique is inspired by the botanical flavours of nature. Treat yourself to a pint of your favourite flavour, or give the gift of a holiday dessert box that includes a Neapolitan Baked Alaska, a Spiced Pear & Nut Tart, a Dark Chocolate Mint Gelato Pint, a Strawberry Basil Gelato Pint, or a Spiced Pear Gelato Pint. Yum!
Address: 63 E Coast Rd, #01-05, Singapore 428776
Phone: +65 9678 6092