Year-end activities

14 Things To Do In Singapore This December School Holidays


Syahirah Mazlan •  Nov 30, 2023

The December school holidays are here! Surely you’re wondering what fun and exciting activities you can look forward to this season. Fortunately, you’re in Singapore so we promise you’ll find something new to add to your calendar! We’ve compiled a list of things to do in Singapore during this long school holiday!

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1. Experience winter at Snow City Singapore

Meet and Greet Session

In Singapore, cold temperatures are a luxury. We rarely come across cooler days unless it’s the monsoon season and even so, the extreme humidity in the air can dampen your mood (no pun intended). Where can you go to experience the winter climate without travelling to faraway places or breaking the bank? Fortunately, it snows in Singapore all year round at Snow City, Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow centre! ❄️ Here’s your chance to escape the heatwave and enjoy snowfall as well as a blizzard!

Get ready to embark on an absolutely thrilling adventure as we bid farewell to the year! Brace yourselves for the arrival of the dynamic duo, Dinoman and Ceragirl, at the enchanting Snow City! From November 18, 2023, to January 1, 2024, dive into a world of excitement and join the festivities amid the magical Snow Fall and Snow Blizzard. Prepare to be amazed by the awe-inspiring snow sculptures showcasing Dinoman, Ceragirl, Brontoman, and Petraman. You won't want to miss the chance to catch the special appearances of the charming Dinoman and Ceragirl mascots – catch them twice daily at 11 am and 3 pm! There is also a snowfall and blizzard show at 3pm daily. It's the perfect moment to capture exclusive, joy-filled memories with these magnificent characters. Get ready for heaps of fun and laughter!

Can’t make it to Snow City? Check out the attraction on Channel 5 Every Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 10.30am till mid-Feb 2024. You can also catch the show every alternate days on weekdays at 8.30am. Catch the episodes on MeWatch as well!

Admission price:

Two-hour snow play: $27 (adult), $20 (child)

One-hour snow play + one bumper car ride combo:

Children 3-12 years old: $19

Adult (13 years and above): $23

Children 3 years and below enter for free!

Get your tickets here!

Address: 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Snow City Building, S609433

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (Daily)

Contact number: +65 602 306

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2. Have a fantastic science-filled day at Science Centre Singapore’s Sci-sational Christmas

Sci-sational Christmas

Science Centre Singapore is abuzzed with joy this holiday season as you and your kids have a chance to explore the magic of Christmas through science. Come down and try some hands-on activities such as creating a Buzzing Toy Spinner, be enthralled by light in Bling & Bong or go behind the scenes with Santa’s elves in A Christmas Concert: BTS. You can save up with some fantastic Family Bundles that you can check out right here! There is also a halal-certified F&B eatery on the premises, Coffee Bee, so you need not fret about going hungry.

Come on down to Science Centre Singapore’s Sci-sational Christmas from 9 - 25 December now!

Note: There are various timings available for Sci-sational Christmas activities. Please refer to the website for more information.

Admission:Book your tickets here

Fun-filled Family Bundle

  • Adult Science Centre Admission + $5 Curiosity Shop Voucher + $5 F&B Dining Voucher: $6 (SG/PR), $12 (non-SG/PR)
  • Child KidsSTOP Admission + $5 Curiosity Shop Voucher + $5 F&B Dining Voucher: $10 (SG/PR), $23 (non-SG/PR)
  • Adult Science Centre + Omni-Theatre + $5 Curiosity Shop Voucher + $5 F&B Dining Voucher: $19.90 (SG/PR), $2.903 (non-SG/PR)
  • Child Science Centre + Omni-Theatre + $5 Curiosity Shop Voucher + $5 F&B Dining Voucher: $17.90 (SG/PR), $21.90 (non-SG/PR)

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (Tuesday - Sunday). Closed on Mondays, except for Public Holidays and the gazetted school holidays

Address: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

Contact: +65 6425 2500

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3. Get festive at Changi Airport's Candy Wonderland!

Candy Wonderland in Changi Airport

Changi Airport has turned into a Candy Wonderland this year with a ton of activities to do and sights to behold! Have fun playing in the snow at their Candy Snow House where you can go sledding, play some winter sports, or even build a snowman. Go wild at the vast array of carnival games and rides as you race around in a go-kart, or try your luck at catching the lucky duck. There are bouncy castles and so much more as you explore Changi Airport!

P.S Want to know more? Check out our comprehensive guide here!

4. Dip your feet in a hot spring bath

Located in the northern part of Singapore, the Sembawang Hot Springs is a hidden gem that offers a unique and unexpected experience. It's hard to believe that amidst the urban landscape of the city-state, there exists a natural hot spring waiting to be discovered!

One of the most popular activities at the Sembawang Hot Springs is the tradition of boiling eggs in the hot spring water. You can find foot reflexology paths, where you can walk and massage your feet along pebble-strewn trails, providing a therapeutic experience. The park also features seating areas and shelters, allowing visitors to relax and take in the peaceful surroundings!

Sembawang Hot Spring Park

Address: Along, Gambas Ave, 756952

Opening hours: Daily; 7am - 7pm


5. Visit the new bird sanctuary in Mandai

Bird Paradise

It's no secret that Jurong Bird Park has moved to Mandai. In fact, many have been looking forward to this new location called Bird Paradise and it's finally opened this June! Here you can see the new homes including the Penguin Cove - home to the Gentoo Penguin, King Penguin, Humboldt Penguin and Northern Rockhopper Penguin. Not to mention, there's a little play area for kids to exert all that pent of energy as they get excited over the new sights and sounds in the park!

For more information on what to expect, check out our Muslim-friendly guide to Bird Paradise here!

Bird Paradise

Address: 20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825

Opening hours: Daily; 9am - 6pm

Book your tickets here!

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6. Return to childhood at the Children's Museum

Exhibition in the Children's Museum

Let your little ones run around in this museum specifically made for children! After it's revamp, the colourful museum has become a haven for all things fun. Wander through the old streets of Singapore as you interact with the stalls and have fun exploring the area. Touch ancient fossils, smell the flowers and feel the wings of a butterfly as you walk around the multisensory exhibitions. There are also interactive games for you to play! Head down to the Children's Museum and let your kids immerse themselves in a whimsical and interactive environment.

Children's Museum

Admission rates:Find out more here!

Opening hours: Tues-Sun (9–10:45 am, 11 am–12:45 pm, 2–3:45 pm, 4–5:45 pm)

Address: 23-B Coleman St, Singapore 179807

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7. Go cafe-hopping

If there's something we love more than travel, it's food! Fortunately the school holidays means that there's more time to explore for new and hip halal and Muslim-friendly cafes just waiting to be discovered. We'll give you a hint on where to start exploring! Be sure to check out two places for halal cafes - Bugis & Jalan Besar. If you're still unsure how to start, check out our cafe guides here:

8. Visit Singapore's Last Kampong

Yup, you read that right! Singapore is (unfortunately) down to it's last Kampong - but not to worry, if you weren't lucky enough to be born in that era, you can still get a glimpse at what life is like here. Kampong Buangkok is home to 26 families. Life here is simple and charming, where chickens have names and nature's melody fills the air. Join a guided tour to uncover the secrets of this privately owned gem, untouched by development. Chat with friendly residents, play nostalgic games, and soak up the unique stories of this special place. Don't miss out on this idyllic escape in the heart of the city!

Kampong Buangkok Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Book a tour!

9. Climbing around an indoor jungle gym

X-SCAP8 (pronounced as ‘escapades’) is an indoor playground filled with a bunch of exciting activities for adults. Located in the heart of Orchard, at Orchard Central, you can expect tons of opportunities to let loose and get physically active in an indoor environment! Infinity & Beyond is the highlight at X-SCAP8, the 10-metre high high element adventure course where you can test your nerves and conquer all three levels in the course! You can even climb walls and cycle on a “floating” bike for a tight-rope cycling experience.


Admission: From $35

Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM

Address: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #07-02, Singapore 238896


10. Smash stuff at the Fragment Room

Smash therapy may sound a little odd (especially if you've never tried it before) but it gets your body moving and you experience a sense of relief and catharsis with every swing! Rather than bottling up your emotions, The Fragment Room's philosophy is that it's better to let out your anger, stress, and worries so that you feel better once you're done. You can even book a session with your friends to smash through a room together!

The Fragment Room

Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 10PM

Address: 490 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368198

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11. Stay in a chalet

Everyone loves staycays, right? I mean you get to stay up late for movie marathons, eat delicious food and be away from home (even if it's for a day or two!). Chalets are the best places to enjoy time with your loved ones and family members during the holiday season. The bonus is if you get to BBQ too!

P.S. If you're looking for chalets and bungalows this holiday, check out the ones here!

12. Explore the park connectors (on a bike!)

Nature is in abundance in Singapore! If you've ever wanted to get active and explore the parks and cycling routes in the city, we've got some ideas for you. Why not rent a bike and take a cycle though the park connectors from one end of the island to the next? It's all interconnected and the best part is that the fresh air will be a great change of pace for you.

P.S. Need to know where to start the cycling journey? Check out these 12 Best Cycling Routes In Singapore For An Outdoor Retreat!

13. Play at the Children's Museum

Formerly known as Singapore Philatelic Museum, it’s now called Children's Museum Singapore (CMSG) following extensive renovations. The Children's Museum Singapore believes in the power of play and provides opportunities for children to explore and engage with Singapore and the world around them based on its vision of creating a place of wonder and joy for children to learn about Singapore and the world!

Children Museum Singapore (CMSG)

Address: Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Opening hours: Tue-Sun (9AM - 1PM, 2PM - 6PM (last admissions at 12:30pm & 5:30pm))


14. Walk on the canopy at Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport isn't just any other mall! It's a mall beside the airport which has a lot of halal food and fun things to do like taking a walk at the Canopy Park on the highest floor. Or find your way out of the mirror maze. There's also a suspended bridge that gives you an amazing view of the waterfall in the middle of Jewel.

P.S. Need halal food recommendations? Check out this Halal Food Guide To SG’s Jewel Changi Airport: What Muslim Visitors Can Expect!

So, did any of these activities pique your interest? There are so many fun things to do during the school holidays! Start marking your calendars so you won’t miss out on these exciting events.