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Five ways to feel more festive in Singapore this Christmas

What to do, eat and watch to feel festive in our sunny island home this December!

Meagan Goh

Afraid of cats, but learning to be brave. Would rather live in a fairytale.


Published: 8 December 2020, 4:22 PM

This year’s Christmas celebrations might be more muted than previous years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Of course, there may be other contributing factors as well – perhaps working from home has made you feel more stressed. 

If you are worried that you can’t get into the ‘Christmas spirit’, fret not. Here are five things you can do to liven up the mood:

1. Decorating your house

There are many ways to go about doing this – getting a Christmas tree, lighting scented candles, hanging stockings and the list goes on. 

But Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a tree sitting in the corner of the living room! If you’re planning on only getting one decoration this year, get a Christmas tree. 

An artificial one should do the trick, although it will not come with the aroma or charm a real one offers. Size does not matter too, you just need to get one that would fit nicely in your living room. 

 

That way your stockings, fairy lights and other ornaments can go on it as well. PHOTO CREDIT: MIKEY LANGFORD VIS UNSPLASH

 

You can also get your whole family to decorate the tree together as an activity for the festive season!

2. Making trendy TikTok chocolate bombs

If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen these chocolate bombs that melt open into little marshmallows and cocoa powder when put in hot milk. 

 

My mouth waters every time I watch a TikTok video with these chocolate bombs. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA TIKTOK/@JENNA JOHNSON

 

These delicious and festive chocolate bombs are easy and fun to make. 

For a start, you’ll need half circle silicone molds and some melted chocolate of your choice. 

Spread the chocolate into the mold and let it cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes. After it has chilled, gently pop them out of the mold and add in cocoa powder, marshmallows or any other ingredient of your choice. 

Next, melt the edge of an empty shell to seal two shells together and place them back into the fridge for another five minutes for them to firm up.  

Lastly, heat up some milk and enjoy! 

If you’re still unsure, then click here to watch a short tutorial on TikTok.

3. Indulge in a festive feast

Nothing exudes holiday spirit than eating and drinking with your loved ones, no matter what the occasion is. 

If you ain’t feeling it this year, how about indulging in a festive feast? I’m talking roasted turkey, glazed ham, log cakes and more.

For those who would prefer to dine in, you can prepare your own meal at home or call for takeouts. There are some places who cater for takeaways this year, you can check them out here

As for those who prefer to head out, here are some options to consider as well. 

 

The Knolls at Capella Singapore has an amazing lineup with highlights such as Oven Roasted Turkey with Sautéed Chestnuts. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA CAPELLA SINGAPORE

4. Watch Christmas movies

I don’t know about you, but I love binge watching Christmas movies to spark some Christmas Joy. And thanks to Netflix, we can all enjoy a Christmas movie marathon. 

Netflix’s collection of Christmas movies includes everything from cheesy holiday romantic comedies to funny kids’ movies and emotional movies. 

Holidate is Netflix’s first new Christmas movie of 2020. The movie follows two people who are too busy for love as they made an agreement to accompany each other for all holiday events. 

 

This movie is suitable for those who are 18 and above. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA NETFLIX

 

Klaus, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, The Christmas Chronicles and How The Grinch Stole Christmas are more family-friendly movies that you can watch with the little ones at home.

5. Go ice-skating

Nothing will get you into the festivities quite like a Christmas activity, even in Singapore where seasons don’t change. 

Grab your family and friends and head down to The Rink SG for an ice skating session to celebrate the coming season.

 

There’ll be snow fall on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA THERINK.SG

 

If that’s not enough, quest towards Singapore’s first ever sub-zero shooting arena at Snow City. 

 

Winter Shooting is the latest addition to the snow and winter experience at Snow City. PHOTO CREDIT: SCREENSHOT VIA SNOWCITY.COM.SG

 

Visit here to book a time slot. 


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