Five things to do this weekend (Dec 2-4)

Choose from festive attractions, carnival games and real ice and snow activities.

Fitri Mahad

Probably the only person that likes to hear the koels go ‘uwu’.

Published: 2 December 2022, 12:00 PM

Usher in December with a variety of festive activities, carnivals games and even some gifting!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Dec 2 to 4):

1. Spoil yourself at the annual Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay




From Dec 2 till Jan 1, 2023, Gardens by the Bay will play host to the annual Christmas Wonderland.

Now in its ninth edition, the event boasts various attractions like the novel Whimsical Windmill, festive carousel rides and official Christmas Wonderland merchandise across six zones. 

Located at the heart of Christmas Wonderland, St. Nick’s Square stars the Spalliera, a 21m tall attraction hand-crafted by Italian artisans. 

Festive huts will offer unique treats including Praffles (a combination of prata and waffles) and Christmas-themed bubble tea from Sofnade and Sourbombes, which are bomb-shaped donuts stuffed with pastry cream.

There will also be a new kinetic light display at Gingerbread Cove. Built in a field of 250 candy canes, visitors can marvel at the sight of the 10m-tall Whimsical Windmill.

Tickets to Christmas Wonderland are only available online. They can be bought for four sessions starting at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

From Dec 2 to Dec 15, advance tickets can be purchased at $8 for an adult and $6 for a child. Ticket prices for an adult will increase to $10 from Dec 16 to Jan 1, 2023. 

Same-day tickets can be purchased for the whole event duration at $12 for an adult and $6 for a child.

2. Play carnival games and watch circus acts at the Great Bay Fiesta




From Dec 1 to Jan 1, 2023, visitors to the Great Bay Fiesta can enjoy a variety of activities including carnival games and circus acts.

Located at the Bayfront Event Space, the event comprises three key segments: a carnival, a circus show and a food festival.

The Great World Carnival features family-friendly rides, such as Bumper Cars and Flying Dumbo. Guests can also play classic carnival games including Pyramid Cans, Basketball and Hook-a-Duck.

The Great Cirque des Cascades will feature performers from all over the United Kingdom and includes acrobatics, gravity-defying acts, dancers and clowns.

 Guests can also enjoy free admission to The Great Food Fiesta, with over 35 vendors offering unique and exclusive dishes for all to enjoy amid the fun and games.  

The Great Bay Fiesta will be open from 4pm to 10.30pm on Mondays to Fridays, 1pm to 10.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays, Dec 25 and Jan 1, and 1pm to 2am on Dec 24 and Dec 31 at 12A Bayfront Avenue, S018970.

3. Slide down an ice slope at Singapore’s biggest winter-themed attraction




Singapore’s biggest winter-themed attraction, Ice Magic – Fantasy, is open from Dec 1 to Jan 1, 2023.

Visitors can enjoy real ice and snow activities under a 11.5m indoor tentage. The pop-up attraction will also include an Ice Bar and a pop-up cafe.

They can also build a snowman, make snow angels, and bounce off “snow clouds” in the Snow Section. The longest and tallest snow slope ever constructed in Singapore will also be present in this section. 

The highlight of the Ice Section is a figure-of-eight 4.5m-high ice slide constructed fully out of ice and complemented by elaborate ice sculptures.

Chocolate Origin, the event’s presenting sponsor, will also serve their signature hot chocolate and chocolate desserts. 

Adult tickets are priced at $45, while tickets for local students cost $40. Children aged between two to 12 will pay $35 for admission, and there are also two family bundles available.

4. Embrace the Spirit of Gifting at Guoco Tower




From Nov 30 to Dec 25, shoppers at Guoco Tower can expect a series of events, activities and the opportunity to grant gift wishes to children and youths from less privileged families. 

Participants who try their luck at the human claw machine and giant gashapon machine stand a chance to win prizes including a 2D1N stay at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Shoppers are entitled to one try at both machines with every $30 spent at Guoco Tower

There will also be a holiday craft market, live performances at the Urban Park and a community initiative for children and youths from disadvantaged families.

From Nov 30 to Dec 15, shoppers can also help fulfil 300 wishes by children and youths aged two to 20 from less privileged families between 1pm and 5pm.

The Holiday Craft Market, featuring trinkets, accessories and handcrafted holiday decorations by local crafters, will be held from 1pm to 5pm between Dec 5 and 18 at the B2 Atrium. 

Live performances at the Urban Park will be held from 12pm to 1pm and 7pm to 8pm on Dec 2, 9 and 16, and 7pm to 8pm on Dec 3, 10 and 17.

5. Grab a beverage at MILKLAB’s exclusive pop-up




Coffee fans who would like a taste of espresso coffee with MILKLAB’s Oat Milk, will be able to do so at the exclusive pop-up, MILKLAB Oat Float. 

MILKLAB Oat Float will serve freshly brewed coffee with MILKLAB Oat Milk, that is made with plant-based milk and 100 per cent Australian oats.

The pop-up will be situated at I12 Katong from Dec 3 to 4, XPACE @ Foodxervices from Dec 8 to 9 and The Promontory @ Marina Bay from Dec 5 to 7 and 10 to 11.

MILKLAB will also offer a special 1-for-1 beverage offer during their MILKLAB Coffee Run promotion for the whole of December at selected cafés.

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