Who best personify the holiday cheer than the jolly, white-bearded Santa Claus himself? If you’re going around Singapore for the holidays, here are some places you might want to drop by to spot the sprightly old man dressed in red.
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, no one can resist the holiday craze come Christmas season. Here is our list of top places to visit to find merry carolling, tasty yuletide treats, fantastic funfairs, and even Santa Claus himself:
6 Places to Spot Santa this Christmas
- Poinsettia Wishes
Starting November 10, the Flower Dome at the Gardens by the Bay will become a magical winter wonderland with the theme ‘Poinsettia Wishes’. The Flower Dome will be filled with lovely poinsettias, amaryllis, Christmas trees and many other attractive flowering plant arrangements. Aside from the beautiful plant exhibits, Santa will also grace the event some time in December to greet guests and visitors. The event will run until Jan 7, 2018.
- Christmas Fair 2017 at Cluny Court
The annual Christmas Fair at Cluny Court is back this year and will run for two weekends on Nov 24-26 and Dec 1-3, 2017. Get your shopping bags ready and discover great finds such as candles, tableware, tote bags, children’s books, pillows, jewellery, tree decorations, wines and even Christmas cakes. Visitors can also donate to the Children’s Cancer Foundation by dropping their gift items in designated boxes set up all over the mall. Of note, Santa will also make an appearance to meet and greet guests from Nov 24 to Dec 17.
- Tree Lighting Evening at the American Club
Come celebrate good ole’ Christmas tradition at the American Club on November 30th. Have your hearty fill of delicious cookies and a soothing cup of warm eggnog as you watch Santa set a Christmas tree aglow. This Christmas event is well-received by Club members and their guests as a live choir serenades the audience with heart-warming Christmas carols and everyone gets a chance to take a picture with Santa.
- Christmas Wonderland
The fourth annual instalment of Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens by the Bay returns this year starting December 1st with more festive surprises, such as fun-filled activities and more astounding light shows for the whole family to enjoy. Guests, both young and old, will be treated to jaw-dropping acrobatic shows, exciting carnival events, and a chance to go out skating. The kids can go up to Santa and take a picture with him in his grotto. Events will be available from 4 pm until 11 pm every day, while the light show will begin at 7pm ‘til midnight.
- Merry Little Christmas Festival
Still looking for a couple of items for your Christmas gifts? Head over to the Visual Arts Centre #1 and 2 from Dec. 6 to 10 for the Merry Little Christmas Festival and discover an assortment of rare Christmas items ideal for gifts. There are plenty of unique pieces to choose from, as most of the sale items in this event are sourced from various parts of the world ranging from art pieces to fashion and quirky accessory items to home ware. The kids also have something to look forward to as fun booths will be set up for face painting, balloon modelling and the likes. Also, they can get a chance to snap a photo with Santa at the event. The Merry Little Christmas Festival will begin from 11 am to 5 pm every day except on Thursdays and Saturdays, as the festival will run from 11 am to 8 pm during those days.
- Santa at Snow City
Dreaming of a White Christmas? Then head over to Snow City for an enchanting experience filled with Christmas carols and a chance to see Santa making an entrance to the Snow Chamber on his sleigh drawn by reindeers. Activity starts at 2:30 pm on Dec 24 and 25, 2017.
Whether you’re a fan of Santa or not, there’s plenty of reason to be merry this Christmas season. Bring your family and the kids along to share wonderful memories amidst incandescent lights and heart-warming Christmas carols. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than by spending them with family and loved ones.