12 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (30 Nov to 2 Dec)

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:

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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Etsy Craftivist SG Market 2018

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Date: 30 November – 1 December 2018
Time: 12 – 8 pm
Venue: Capitol Singapore
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

Back for its 3rd year, this artisan market showcases talented Etsy-based sellers in Singapore. Bring your friends and family down to shop big & shop local this holiday season!

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BFF Brunch Friends Forever

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Date: 2 December 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 12 – 3 pm
Venue: Mezza9 @ Grand Hyatt Singapore (Party Room)
Price: $118++ per adult, $59++ per child

DragRace Thailand Co-host, Pangina Heals and DragRace Thailand Finalist, Annee Maywong is ready to take your Sunday Brunch to the next level this festive season! While you booze it up over bottomless Mezza9’s Champagne Brunch, the girls will surely put you in the Christmas spirit!

Guests are encouraged to come in drag or christmas-themed outfits to win attractive prizes.

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C3AFA 2018

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Date: 30 November – 2 December 2018
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Price: Tickets from $15

Whether you missed or are missing STGCC 2018, then you better be sure to head on down to C3AFA Singapore, one of the region’s biggest Japanese pop culture festival, C3AFA Singapore! The festival will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary so you can look forward to a huge celebration of all things Japanese, including anime, manga, cosplay and more.

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Baby Baby Exhibition

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Date: 30 November – 2 December 2018
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B
Price: Free

Calling all mummies and daddies! You will not want to miss this baby fair that features some of the best infant and child care products.

Check out the other upcoming baby fairs in Singapore!

SmartKids Asia

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Date: 30 November – 2 December 2018
Time: 11 am – 9 pm (Fri & Sat), 11 am – 8 pm (Sun)
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5B
Price: Free

This year-end holidays, expect a fun and educational family event at SmartKids Asia! This event promises to bring spectacular activities for the whole family.

Here are more places to bring kids this end-of-year school holidays!

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!

Year-End Shopping Carnival @ COURTS

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Date: Until 2 December 2018
Time: 12 – 9 pm
Venue: COURTS Megastore
Price: Free, but bring your credit cards!

A shopping carnival you will not want to miss! Bring your family over to COURTS Megastore this weekend for a day of shopping, workshops and other fun-filled activities! It’s not called a carnival for nothing – the event will feature an inflatable playground, carnival games, food trucks and more!

Can’t get enough of carnivals? Check out the upcoming Prudential Marina Bay Carnival!

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.