10 Awesome Things In Singapore You Can't Miss Out On This December 2020


Faruq Senin •  Nov 29, 2020

Can you believe it’s already December 2020? The year has been a rough one but it’s time to end it with a bang! With so much happening at the end of the year, you’re probably looking for the best things to do in Singapore on weekends this December 2020. From the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to Christmas events and more, here are 10 ways to make the most of your December 2020!

1. Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay

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Even though the annual large-scale Christmas Wonderland isn’t happening this year, you can still enjoy the IG-worthy lights at Gardens by the Bay this year-end! Be awed by the Walk of Lights and admire brand-new luminaire light installations which are handmade by craftsmen from South Italy ? The highlight is the 17-metre tall Spalliera that dazzles against the backdrop of the Supertree Groves. Definitely a feast for the eyes!

Price: $5

Opening hours: 4-27 Dec 2020, 6.30PM-10.30PM

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P.S. Check out our article on halal food near Gardens by the Bay!

2. Changi Festive Village

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Changi Airport has a line-up of exciting events for the festive season this 2020 - The Changi Festive Village! Even if you can't travel this year, there's still plenty of things you can see and do at Changi Airport from 20 November 2020 to 3 January 2021. Want to experience winter? Head over to tokidoki Snow Holiday where you can enjoy sub-zero temperatures, play with real snow or go down a snow slide. There are also dinosaur-themed attractions like a go-kart track, bouncy castle and a Dino Wanderland for those of you who loved all-things dinosaur. Check out our article on Changi Festive Village to find out more!

For halal food options, check out our halal food guide for Changi Airport.

3. Once Upon A Time On The Orient Express Exhibition

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Do you 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 Orient Express 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!

Price: $25

Date: 12 Dec 2020 - 13 Jun 2021

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4. Make use of your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers

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The moment that Singaporeans have been waiting for is here! You can finally start using your $100 SingapoRediscovers Vouchers ? Take a break and book a last-minute staycation for the school holidays, join a unique tour or discover a Singapore attraction that you might not have been to before! Check out our article for the best ways to maximise your SingapoRediscovers Vouchers ?

5. Sparkling Christmas At Jewel

With a cool temperature kept at around 23 degrees Celsius, the Sparkling Christmas at Jewel will definitely give you the winter vibes. Plus, you can experience "snowfall" daily at the Shiseido Forest Valley at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm and 10.30pm. To get into the snowfall area, you'll have to spend $30 nett on a single receipt which will admit 2 people to the Shiseido Forest Valley on the same day. You can also redeem Pokemon merchandise when you spend $60 ($120 for supermarket).

Date: 19 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

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P.S. Check out this guide for halal food at Jewel Changi Airport!

6. Winterlust at Snow City

From now till 3 Jan 2021, Snow City is having its Winterlust event where you can enjoy a snowfall experience, snow blizzard and more at their Snow Chamber. Don't miss out on their Drift On Ice experience too with a bumper car experience, snow sculptures and a 60-metre snow slope. Snow City also has a new winter shooting arena, where you can challenge your loved ones to a paintball shooting battle!

Price: from $21

Date: 21 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

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P.S. Check out the halal food nearby with our Jurong halal food guide!

7. A Universal Christmas - Universal Studios Singapore 

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Universal Studios Singapore is having their special 'A Universal Christmas' event from 5 Nov 2020 to 3 Jan 2021, including special ticket prices for SG residents! The tickets include early park entry from 12PM-2PM, exclusive meet and greet sessions and even entry to F&B outlets during the early entry period. ? Your favourite characters like Gru, the Minions, and even Elmo will be making meet and greet appearances throughout the event so these limited-edition tickets are great for ensuring you'll get a slot!

Price: $66 (Adult), $48 (Youth), $48 (Child)

Date: 5 Nov 2020 - 3 Jan 2021

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8. Doraemon Time-Travelling Adventures at National Museum

Relive your childhood at the National Museum of Singapore with Doraemon's Time Travelling Adventures in Singapore! Did you know that this year is the robot cat's 50th anniversary? Pose for IG-worthy shots with Doraemon around the museum or discover Doraemon's gadgets from the future. You'll also get to explore Singapore through various artefacts and stories and stand a chance to win Doraemon Singapore-themed collectibles ? It ends on 27 Dec so better hurry and visit the exhibition before it's over.

Price: Free (general admission tickets required for entry into exhibition galleries)

Opening hours: 31 Oct-27 Dec 2020, 10AM-7PM (last admission: 6.30PM)

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9. Explore Singapore with Singapoliday itineraries

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely made us realise how much we haven’t explored in our backyard yet. Whether it’s hidden hiking trails or hidden gems in familiar neighbourhoods like Bugis, it’s time to rediscover Singapore once again! Thanks to the Singapoliday itineraries on the Visit Singapore website, you can explore a district in Singapore you’ve never done before. Choose from suburban spots like Changi and Kranji countryside or uncover new places in Bugis, Orchard or Marina Bay!

10. Have a celebratory halal buffet with loved ones

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The end of the year is the time to spend time with your loved ones and what better way to do that than over a halal buffet? With precautionary measures, buffets in Singapore now function ala carte style so as to avoid excessive movement of customers. Get the best taste of local hawker delights at StraitsKitchen or head over to Fairmont’s Asian Market Cafe for their scrumptious offerings. If you’re looking for a buffet with a mix of seafood, Western and local options, Royal Plaza on Scotts’ Carousel and Buffet Town at Raffles City have reopened their buffet recently too.

With these awesome 10 things to do in Singapore this December 2020, it’s time to gather your loved ones and start exploring! SHARE this with friends and family