10 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (7 Dec to 9 Dec)

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Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:

Singapore International Film Festival 2018

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Date: Until 9 December 2018
Time: Check screenings
Venue: Depends on screening
Price: $11 per ticket

Don’t miss the exciting screenings in the last weekend of the 29th Singapore International Film Festival. This weekend sees the screening of some of the must-see favourites of the festival, such as The Day I Lost My ShadowFirst Night Nerves and more. Tickets for several screenings over the weekend are already sold out so you better cope yours now!

Check out our top film picks of SGIFF 2018!

The Great Moscow Circus

Date: Until 9 December 2018
Time: Check showtimes
Venue: Bayfront Avenue
Price: From $55

Don’t miss the thrilling and death-defying stunts, including the Wheel Of Death and the Motorbike Sphere of Fear, by 45 acrobats, clowns, jugglers and daredevils all the way from Moscow. This fun-filled show takes place under the Mighty Big Top Tent with tiered seats for an authentic circus experience! This is the last weekend of the heart-pounding family spectacular, so be sure to catch it!

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Public Garden Christmas 2018

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Date: 8 – 9 December 2018 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 1 – 7 pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 403
Price: Free

Head down to Public Garden’s Christmas edition where independent brands from around Asia come together and meet at one place. The event is a one-stop station specially for those are looking to gift inspirations! Pick unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones at Public Garden Christmas 2018.

More upcoming flea markets here.

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Outdoor Family Yoga

Date: 9 December 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 8 – 9 am
Venue: Ficus Green, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park River Plains
Price: Free

Yoga Seeds brings family yoga to Bishan Park every second Sunday of the month, this Sunday’s session being the final one of the year. Gather your family and enjoy the clean air with this complimentary outdoor yoga session! Explore partner poses while enjoying plenty of laughter and having a great bonding time. This class promises fun for the whole family!

Not into yoga? There are loads more FREE activities and workshops to sign up for in Singapore!

Virtually Versailles

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Date: 30 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: ION Art and ION Sky
Price: Free

Step into the Palace of Versailles at ION Art and ION Sky. This digital exploration invites you to step within the storied compounds, and discover the majesty and lore of Versailles in an innovative way. Immerse yourselves in this interactive exhibition to learn more about the culture and history of this World Heritage Site.

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Island Lights 2018

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Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 7 – 11 pm
Venue: Sentosa Palawan Beach
Price: Free

Walk amongst the ultra-Instagrammable art installations built by local artists. Unlike traditional art galleries, selfies are highly encouraged here and you are even allowed to play with these installations! Besides the illuminating art, there’s also live music playing you tunes through the night, and tasty snacks at the food kiosk. From 7.30 pm on 14 to 16 December and 21 to 23 December 2018, nine Pikachu lit up in LED lights will be dancing their way along a 100-metre route in the very first Pikachu night parade outside of Japan!

Pikachu will also be making its appearance at AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza this Christmas!

The Great Christmas Village 

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Date: 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2018
Time: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (20 – 24 Dec)
Venue: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
Price: Free

Returning for its sophomore edition, The Great Christmas Village promises to be a delicious and fun-filled experience for all! Visitors can soak in the festive vibes by meeting Santa Claus in person at the Hitachi Santa House on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm, and jam to the nightly live performances by local musicians, including 53A and Sweatshop Jam. Be awed by the fun amusement rides, including a duplex carousel brought in all the way from Italy! Many Mastercard Priceless surprises and promotions await you!

Looking for more Christmas events and activities? Check out Christmas Wonderland 2018!

Gotta Catch ‘Em All This Christmas

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Date: 16 November – 26 December 2018
Time: Check schedule here
Venue: AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
Price: Free

Pokémon fans rejoice! This Christmas, Pikachu and friends are taking a trip to Singapore to bring us all the festive cheer. For the first time ever in Singapore, catch two of the most adorable Pokémon characters, Eevee and Pikachu, as they perform at the dance parade! Fans can look forward to Singapore’s first life-size Pokémon installation to a Christmas tree embellished with Pokémon ornaments, as well as plenty of eye-catching activities that you can look forward to, and many special edition merchandises to collect.

Looking for more Christmas events and activities?

The Little Prince in the Dark

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Date: Until 22 December 2018
Time: Check tour schedule
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Price: Free for Singapore Citizens & PR

Explore unique tactile sculptures of The Little Prince In The Dark Collection with visually-impaired guides from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark. You’ll be led blindfolded through a mini-experience of the essential elements of The Little Prince with your sense of touch!

Check out other workshops/places to bring your kids!

The Inventions of Ancient Greece : Origins of Our Modern Technology

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Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)

Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!

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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.

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