10 Exciting & IG-Worthy Events to Go in S’pore During this School Holidays

Image: Facebook (Gardens by the Bay) & Let’s Go Jalan Jalan


School’s out for the year and to kick it off there are a whole host of events lined up for your kids. From 17 November to 31 December 2018, rather than just sending your kids for tuition classes and camps, do remember to take them out for a fun family time.

Let this year’s December school holidays be a memorable one for you and your kids by bringing them to these events:

1) Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum Floral Display

Date: 2 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: $8 (children), $12 (adults) – discounts for online ticket purchases available

Soak in the Christmas spirit at Gardens by the Bay with your favourite Disney Tsum Tsum characters. Be stunned by the grand displays of fairy lights and Christmas decorations. Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Olaf and Dumbo will show you a jolly Christmas time, where the tallest live Christmas tree will be set up in the Flower Dome.

If you’re eager to join in the festivities, join Mickey at this event or at Christmas Wonderland 2018!

2) Let’s Go Jalan Jalan 2018

december school holidays 2018: Let's Go Jalan Jalan
Image Source: Let’s Go Jalan Jalan

Date: 16 – 18 November 2018
Time: Fri (5pm – 11pm), Sat & Sun (11am – 11pm)
Venue: Singapore Turf Club
Price: Free entry, but bring your wallets!

Fill your belly to the brim during the holidays at this event! Chow down on local delights like Otah Otah, Muah Chee and Chilli Crab with your friends. After you’re full, enjoy live music as you take a chill pill at the Singapore Turf Club.


If you’re looking for some excitement, take part in the Kite Painting contest or go-karting!

Check out our post on the 7 most Instagrammable dishes at Let’s Go Jalan Jalan 2018.

3) Wildlife Cluedo @ Walking Trails

december school holidays 2018: singapore zoo
Image Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Date: 16 November – 15 December (Friday and Saturday only), 21 – 25 December, 28 – 31 December 2018
Time: 7.15 pm – 10.30 pm
Venue: Night Safari
Price: $31 (children ages 3 – 12), $47 (adults)

As part of Night Safari’s Twilight Encounters this school holiday, challenge yourself to some mystery and discovery in Wildlife Cluedo. Immerse yourself into the flora and fauna as night falls. Learn to track and uncover the trails of nocturnal animals such as the fishing cat and leopard. Solve clues, collect stamps in different zones and you’ll get to receive an enamel pin.

4) Twilight Encounters Festive Pop Up Market

december school holidays 2018: night safari twilight encounters
Image Source: Time Out

Date: 30 November to 15 December (Friday and Saturday only), 21 to 25 December, 28 – 31 December 2018
Time: 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Venue: Night Safari
Price: From $37.35 (children ages 3 – 12), from $54.95 (adults)

If your kids aren’t too fond of playing animal detective and want to turn up the atmosphere, check out the Festive Pop Up Market at the Night Safari.

Step into a melting pot of art installations, music performances, photo booths, lifestyle products and insta-worthy food and drinks. There will be wildlife-themed Personalisation Workshops and light installations for that perfect photo for the ‘Gram.

5) Dragons & Beasts

december school holidays 2018: singapore zoo
Image Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Date: 17 November to 30 December 2018 (Fridays and Saturdays only and Christmas)
Time: 8.30 am – 6 pm
Venue: Singapore Zoo
Price: $23 (children), $35 (adults)

The flying reptiles of legend and other mythical beasts have descended upon Singapore Zoo. Not to plunder and destroy, but to awe and inspire. Enter the Valley of Myths and come face-to-snout with 17 creatures from fantasy and folklore like the Unicorn, Phoenix and of course, Dragons.

Embark with your little ones on the Creature Researcher Trail to find out how fantastical creatures were inspired by discoveries of modern animals, their appearance and the amazing abilities. See the legendary beasts come alive with animatronic movements and soundscapes, then uncover their real-life connections by visiting the animals that inspired them.

6) The Inventions of Ancient Greece: Origins of our Modern Technology

December school holidays 2018: science centre
Image Source: Science Centre Singapore

Date: 19 October 2018 – 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9 (excluding entry to Science Centre)

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, one of the many birthplaces of modern technology and science today! It wouldn’t hurt for your kids to continue to learn interesting things outside of school even during the holidays.

As a collaboration between Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece and Science Centre Singapore, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions in areas such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few.

Have your kids impress their science teachers by bringing them to the All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life exhibition too!

7) Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition

december school holidays 2018: one piece exhibition
Image Source: 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)

This November, Resorts World Sentosa invites visitors to set sail on the high seas to welcome the first ever ONE PIECE exhibition in Singapore!


School your kids on a little pop culture by bringing to this exhibition to commemorate the longest-running anime series and 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.

8) Orchard Road Christmas Light-up 2018

december school holiday 2018: orchard road christmas light-up
Image Source: Orchard Road Business Association

Date: 10 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: Nightly performances from 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Venue: Orchard Rd
Price: Free

It’s only November but we’re already pressing repeat on our Christmas Spotify playlists and can’t get enough of Michael Bublé’s sweet voice. We also can’t wait for Orchard Road Christmas Light-up 2018 as well to usher in the festive season.

This year’s light-up will be extra special as Orchard Road Business Association has partnered up with Disney to bring Disney-themed light installations! Your kids will definitely love the Orchard Road Christmas light-up this year, which will be split into four distinct zones and will feature different characters and movies in each one.

Looking for more events to share the joy of Christmas with your kids? Check out Christmas Wonderlandat Gardens By The Bay!

9) The Night Before Christmas

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Image Source: Sistic

Date: 7 – 9 December 2018
Time: See the timings here
Venue: School of the Arts (SOTA)
Price: $42 – 62 (excluding booking fees)

No Christmas is complete without a heartwarming tale. In The Night Before Christmas, Eddie who is a mouse, goes in search of why only humans can celebrate Christmas.

In the play, Eddie encounters many trials during his search for Father Christmas. Enjoy the ride as live music and songs are delivered throughout Eddie’s journey. Don’t forget to bring some tissue as well as it might be a real tearjerker!


10) Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 2019
Image Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Date: 22 December 2018 – 24 March 2019
Time: 4 – 11 pm daily
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Price: Free entry

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is returning for its second edition! This year, the highly-anticipated event of the year will offer 50 thrilling rides and games imported from Europe and endless food and beverage options. Let your kids have a memorable end to their December school holidays 2018 by bringing them to this fun-filled carnival! Find out what to expect here.

This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.


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