Long weekends are always something to look forward and the best part is that both Christmas and New Year falls on a Friday in 2020. So, that means more time to catch up with friends and family! We've rounded up these 10 wonderful things to do over the Christmas long weekend from 24-26 December 2020. From stunning Christmas lights to fun themed events and more, here's how to make your Christmas long weekend more exciting!
1. Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2020
Even though you might not celebrate Christmas, it's always nice to soak in the festivities by admiring Christmas light-ups! One of the best places for that is at Orchard Road! Most shopping malls also have stunning decorations like the one at Orchard Central where you can snap photos at their IG-worthy light tunnel. Check out our guide on the best things to do in Orchard besides shopping
Feeling hungry? Check out our ultimate halal food guide to Orchard Road
2. Otah & Friends, Gardens by the Bay
Looking for a bright and cute adventure with the family? Otah & Friends have got you covered. Located at Gardens by the Bay, this pop-up adventure is the first Otter-themed escapade experience in Singapore. Unlike escape rooms, Otah & Friends is a story-based
game experience where you'll have to find the main character, Otah. Explore the whimsical house of Otah and take plenty of photos with the cute and interactive props 😍Price:
$15/pax (min. 2 pax), $60 (private session, group of 5, buy 4 get 1 free, $12/pax)
3. LEGO Festive Carnival, Capitaland shopping malls
Credit: Elma Chin on Facebook
If you're a fan of LEGO, you'd love the LEGO Festive Carnival across 13 Capitaland malls including Tampines Mall, Bugis Junction, Plaza Singapura and more! Check out giant sculptures made entirely out of LEGO bricks. The best part is that you can expect different sculptures at various malls!
4. Explore a new spot in Singapore
Since you can't travel now, long weekends are always great for exploring a hidden gem in Singapore
or checking out a new hiking trail
. From the abandoned Jurong Railway Line to the Raffles Marina Lighthouse
, Upper Seletar Reservoir Park
and more, there's so much to uncover with your friends and family during the Christmas long weekend!
5. Go for a nice meal with your loved ones
Credit: Asian Market Cafe, Fairmont Singapore
There's nothing like bonding with your loved ones over food, and it's even more meaningful as the year comes to a close! With so many halal eateriesopening recently
, there's no lack of choices when it comes to halal food these days. Craving for a wide variety of scrumptious food? Our halal buffets list
will be perfect for you! If you're heading to the Kampong Gelam area, be sure to check out our ultimate halal cafes guide
😋 For those of you who love to hang out till late, check out these 17 halal supper spots in Singapore
6...Or stay at home and savour a festive feast
If you're worried about the crowds, then stay at home and order a nice feast with the family or friends. Want a festive meal with roast turkey/chicken, chicken ham and more? Check out our article on halal roast turkey and chicken in Singapore
. If you need some desserts, be sure to check out these awesome halal log cakes
7. Spend a whole day of fun at Kiztopia and enjoy promos
Planning to do something fun with your family during the Christmas long weekend? There’s no better place to be than Kiztopia Singapore! Centrally located at Marina Square, Kiztopia has a wide range of play areas and activities as well as a large space for your kids to play to their heart’s content. Look forward to 18 play areas from giant slides to Ninja Warrior courses, trampolines,
play Chef zones and more! You can even meet and snap some photos with Kiztopia's mascots. What's more, Kiztopia is currently having festive promos where you can enjoy yourself at a better value! Check it out in this video:
Marina Square, #01-09, Singapore 039594
8. Science Centre Singapore
If obstacle courses are not your thing, why not go on a journey of discovery at Science Centre Singapore this Christmas long weekend? Look out for exciting exhibits like Asia's largest mirror maze, a fire tornado show, a laser maze and more. If you're a fan of animals, don't miss the final show of Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience before it heads overseas. Plus, to enjoy more savings, you can use your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers and get their bundle promotions (from $21) 😊 Check out our video for the best things to do at Science Centre Singapore:
9. Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express
Love train rides or simply just want to feed your wanderlust for a bit? Head over to the Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express exhibition at the West Lawn of Gardens by the Bay. The OrientExpress was a long-distance passenger train which operated from London to as far as Athens and Istanbul. It ran from 1883 to 2009.
Get a sneak peek of how travellers experienced the train ride more than 100 years ago in two original carriages shipped from France to Singapore. You’ll also get to see around 300 precious items from uniforms to shields, Louis Vuitton original luggage, porcelain and more!
Date: 12 Dec 2020 - 13 Jun 2021
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10. Pretend it's winter in Singapore
Credit: Changi Airport on Facebook
After all, it's Christmas and winter in most parts of the world. And the weather has been chilly these past few weeks too. That's why it's perfect to pretend like it's winter in Singapore! With attractions like Snow City Singapore
, ice skating rinks as well as the tokidoki Snow Holiday at Changi Festive Village
, you can still experience "winter" in Singapore 😆 Check out these 5 spots to pretend like it's "winter" in Singapore
With these 10 amazing things to do during the Christmas long weekend, it's time for a fun quality bonding time with your loved ones!