13 Interesting Things to Do in S’pore This Weekend (21 Dec to 23 Dec)

Image: Pokemon, EATMEPOPTART & Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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:

Hard Luck Club / 13 Years of EATMEPOPTART

things to do this weekend in singapore: eatmepoptart

Date: 22 December 2018
Time: 10 pm – 4 am
Venue: Stewords Riverboat
Price: $28 (single), $99 (gang of 4), $280 (table package for 4)

EATMEPOPTART will be throwing a party this Saturday night to celebrate their 13th birthday. This year, they will be taking the party to the waters with two decks of party. Over on the main dancefloor, DJs weelikeme & KiDG will take you through the choppy waters on a ride filled with anthems, classics, future hits & misses. What’s more, there will be a brand new rock n roll karaoke bar where you can grab your friends and mic to earn yourself 15 minutes of fame!

A pregnant woman was so annoyed at a noisy baby that she threw a pot of burning mala at the baby. At the worst part of this? She wasn’t charged. Click on the image below to read about this shocking incident:

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Image Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Date: 22 December – 24 March 2019
Time: 4pm to 11pm daily (Extended hours for Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 4pm to 2am)
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back this weekend! If you loved last year’s food and games, get ready for an even more exciting time at this year’s edition! The Prudential Marina Bar Carnival will boast more than 50 amusement rides and carnival games, complete with a delectable array of food and beverage options. The best part of it all? Prices of the rides and games have been lowered this year!

Here’s what you can expect at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival.

LOOP’s Christmas Pop-Up Market

things to do this weekend singapore: loop christmas market
Image Source: Loop Singapore

Date: Until 31 December 2018
Time: 10 am – 10 pm
Venue: Esplanade Park
Price: Free, but bring your wallets!

LOOP is a massive lifestyle festival with over 100 local craft makers, and environmentally-conscious retailers is the perfect place to shop for a thoughtful gift to remind your loved ones to reduce, reuse and recycle. Some great presents you can buy are mason jars from the Zero Waste shop for storing perishables without using plastics, bamboo utensils at the Loop Booth or fruit waste turned into creams from Uglygood.

Doing some last-minute Christmas shopping this weekend? Check out these 10 best places for cheap christmas gifts!

Sunday Movie Nights

things to do this weekend: free movie screening
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Date: 23 December 2018 (Sun)
Time: 5 – 9 pm
Venue: GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar
Price: Free for all GRUB customers

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Make family nights more fun every Sunday over dinner and a movie at GRUB Burger + Noodle Bar. This week, the restaurant will be screening the adorable Alvin & The Chipmunks exclusively for all their customers!

If Alvin & The Chipmunks isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps the screenings over at Sentosa may tickle your fancy?

Singapore Improv Community Jam

things to do this weekend in singapore: improv jam
Image Source: The Improv Company

Date: 23 December 2018 (Sun)
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Venue: The Improv Company, 62B South Bridge Road
Price: Free

If you are a fan of the US television series “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, you’d definitely love to spend an afternoon of ‘Whose-Line’ games with improvers from all across the country! Put your humour and wit to the test at this improv jamming session. The session is completely free for all and recommended for those with a basic understanding of improv.

The Moon’s Book Swap Event

things to do this weekend singapore: the moon bookstore book swap
Image Source: The Moon

Date: 22 December 2018 (Sat)
Time: 2 – 6 pm
Venue: The Moon, 37 Mosque Street
Price: Free, but bring your books!

Dust off your library and bring your forgotten books to The Moon’s Book Swap this Saturday! Drop by to trade your books with fellow book lovers and The Moon’s secondhand library. Stay a little longer and sip on the seasonal warm peppermint mocha and lounge your Saturday at this cozy and quaint bookstore.

Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition

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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)

Set sail on the high seas to welcome the first ever ONE PIECE exhibition in Singapore at the Singapore at the Maritime Experiential Museum! Head on down  to this exhibition to commemorate the longest-running anime series with 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!

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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Image Source: Pokemon

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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Image Source: Orchard Road Business Association

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

christmas events singapore 2018
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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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Image Source: Singapore Philatelic Museum

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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Image Source: Science Centre Singapore

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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