I may well be biased, but to me, Christmas is the moose wonderful time of the year. I mean, who doesn’t like feasting on turkeys and log cakes, singing carols and receiving presents underneath the Christmas tree? Christmas is also all about the spirit of giving and spending time with your loved ones. Whether you are out admiring all the pretty Christmas decorations and soaking in the festive mood, or staying indoors to catch Home Alone, it doesn’t really matter because it’s the company that matters! If you are looking for activities to do this Christmas with your friends and family, we have put together a list of suggestions that you can enjoy! Time to treat yours-elves~
1. For the Food Lovers
We’ve said it in our introduction, and we’ll say it again. Who doesn’t fancy a good feast on Christmas goodies? If you live to eat, you are going to love the Christmas buffet promotions ongoing during this festive period. Here are our top 3 picks:
The Intercontinental Singapore has a wide range of buffet menus suitable for every budget at their in-house European restaurant, Ash & Elm. Their festive lunch buffet without the main course (Appetiser and Dessert) is only $38, and a $10 top up if you want to include the main course. The highlight is their Festive Sunday Champagne Brunch which features finest produce such as Nordic cheese and salmon flown in directly from Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
With its central location and many dining options to offer, Andaz Singapore is the perfect place for a Christmas gathering. Wear a tacky Christmas sweater to Alley on 25’s Ugly Christmas Party and you will stand a chance to win some great prizes, and of course be treated to delights such as the Prime Rib Roast Beef and Glazed Kurobuta Ham.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
Decked with wool carpets and customised crystal chandeliers, the cosy atmosphere will ensure an unforgettable and warm Christmas dinner spent with your loved ones. Their festive menus are wide and extensive and spans across Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and even New Year’s Eve. Try their Yuletide Christmas Day 6-course set menu where you can expect to feast on Atlantic Lobster Tail with Poached New Zealand King Salmon, Foie Gras and many more delectable treats.
Of course, if you are looking for some other good deals, Shopee has some pretty attractive food discount vouchers which you can check out here.
2. For the Activity Buffs
For those that are itching to get out of the house to burn all the calories from the Christmas feasting, try out these fun-filled activities that is bound to get those heart rates up and adrenaline pumping!
Winter activities such as ice-skating are usually done during Christmas, and even though we have no winter in sunny Singapore, we do have ice-skating rinks in Kallang and Jurong, so head on down and break out some cold sweat (no pun intended) with friends and family! Psstt…you might even get a free admission if you dress according to the Christmas theme that they have set.
Sparkling Wonders @ Jewel
You will feel the Christmas spirit through and through at Jewel Changi Airport as there are a series of Christmas specials activities lined up for you to enjoy with friends and family. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the snow-covered Canopy Park, tell Santa all your wishes during the meet and greet sessions at Petal Garden, and end off your day watching the Christmas light and sound show edition at the HSBC Rain Vortex.
3. For The Family
Let your kid’s imagination run wild as they embark on an adventure with Santa’s elves and challenge themselves to get to Santa’s office while experiencing Science experiments like hydrogen combustion and liquid nitrogen explosions up close. Visit the Christmas Fair while you are there because there are more than 20 booths onsite selling handmade crafts, potted plants, quilts, bottles of wine as well as festive snacks and drinks!
A Universal Christmas at USS
Get ready to bask in the Christmas mood with your favourite characters such as Gru from Despicable Me and Minions as they parade around decked in their festive best, all ready to spread the Yuletide cheer and sprinkle some magic to welcome the holiday. Of course, Christmas isn’t complete without Santa Claus’s special appearance, and the largest ‘snowfall’ show happening there. Complete your day out with the finale fireworks that will dazzle and warm your heart this festive season.
4. For the Couch Potatoes
If you’re a homebody and jostling with the crowds ain’t your thing, fret not, your time at home can be equally well-spent with these activities that we have planned for you.
Play board games
What better way to bond than over a friendly competitive game of Exploding Kittens, Cluedo or Off Track? Grab these and many other games here and get ready for a whole night of fun and laughter!
Netflix and chill
Catch some of the best all-time Christmas movies such as the Home Alone series or The Grinch and chill with some home cooked lasagne, roasted chicken, wine in the best company of your loved ones. Sounds like an awesome plan already.
The best way to sink into the Christmas festive mood, is of course in my opinion, singing Christmas songs. Belt out some favourites like Last Christmas and All I Want For Christmas on Christmas Eve to welcome Christmas when the clock strikes 12. All I Want For Christmas….is youuu~
5. For the Hands-on Enthusiasts
How about trying out some handicraft work this Christmas? Not only will it be a great bonding opportunity, your family and friends can receive personalised handmade Christmas gifts! Check out the following workshops available during the Christmas period:
Cookie making kick-off
Unveil your creative side with a cookie making kick-off competition with your peers and compete to see who can come up with a cookie design with the most Christmasy vibes. This is also a perfect way to get your kids busy and unleash their imaginative minds. Going with the more traditional gingerbread man design? Or a more intricate snowflake design? Well, may the best man win!
Christmas card/deco competition
Or if you want a more fuss-free competition without the mess and cleaning up after, why not try designing your own Christmas cards or decorations? This one and only design is bound to make the receiver of your card feel special and fuzzy inside.
6. For the Influencer Wannabes
Or anyone who’s a sucker for Christmas lights and decorations really! Soak in the festive atmosphere, and while you are admiring the lights, take a picture or two for Instagram, because pictures or you have never seen them, right?
Christmas Wonderland@Gardens by the Bay
Witness Gardens by the Bay transform into a magical Christmas wonderland this festive season with whimsical decorations, dazzling and pretty lights adorning every corner, and carnival games and rides for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the full experience as you walk down the streets filled with stalls selling everything from hand-crafted gifts to festive bites.
If you are yearning to view more sparkling Christmas lights, Orchard Road, Tanglin Mall, Vivo City, Universal Studios Singapore are some of the other places you shouldn’t miss out while on your hunt for these mesmerising Christmas facades.
7. For the Altruistic Individuals
Christmas is all about giving back to the community and spreading positivity, so why not do some good and volunteer some time and your service at a social enterprise?
As you are feasting on Turkeys and log cakes this Christmas, why not do a little more to put a smile on someone else’s face? These elderly folks are usually home-bound and living alone and are dependent on daily meal deliveries by Touch Community Services’ Meals-on-Wheels programme. Share the love by delivering a comforting warm meal which will probably mean the world to them.
Distribution Locations: Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Jurong, Toa Payoh
Distribution Timings: 9.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 6.30pm
SPCA Christmas Wishlist
Animals need just as much love as humans do. Spare some time to volunteer at SPCA where you can perform loads of different duties such as cleaning animal enclosures or even manning the merchandise shop. In the spirit of giving this Christmas, check out SPCA’s annual Christmas Wish List where you can gift these fur babies food, clinical supplies, toys or even a simple monetary donation.
We are already excited to try out these fun ideas with our friends and family this Christmas! Which activity will you be doing to spend Christmas this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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