Santa Claus talking to a boy in one of the fun activities for kids in Singapore

Top 10 Things to Do with Your Kids in December 2020

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With the school holidays almost upon us, parents are now looking for ways to make it the most wonderful time of the year through fun activities for kids in Singapore.

Kids’ December Activities Singapore

While overseas travel may not yet be the most viable option for celebrating the holiday season, there is no lack of fun things to do locally. If you are wondering what to do in Singapore with your kids this December, read our list, and get ready to plan for the best month of the year!

The Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by The Bay

Spalliera at the Christmas Wonderland (Photo from their website)

In its 7th year, Christmas Wonderland adds a virtual edition as its response to the times. It’s a whole new way of experiencing the magical realm we’ve always associated with the yuletide season. Their lineup of fun activities for kids includes interactive content, online games, exclusive performances and demonstrations. These all await both young and old at the 2020 Christmas Wonderland. Visitors even get to say hello to Santa in a private Cisco Webex video call!

Nonetheless, you can also choose to witness and experience the impressive light installations in person head over to Gardens by the Bay for the Walk of Lights with the family. Tickets to the onsite event (priced at S$5 each) are sold separately from their virtual offerings.

Future World at the ArtScience Museum

Future World takes you on a journey through different narratives about garden, sanctuary, park and space. In this interactive installation from the ArtScience Museum, you and your kids can discover a  great world of art, science, magic and metaphor.

This December, watch out for their special interactive installation entitled Sketch Christmas. Be transported to a fictitious Christmas town with local landmarks like the Merlion, the ArtScience Museum, and the Singapore Flyer.

For a hassle-free visit, make sure to pre-purchase your tickets online because there are limits to the venue’s capacity and timed entry is observed in the exhibitions.

Sci-sational Christmas at the Science Centre Singapore

From now until the 25th of December, members and guests can explore the Sci-sational Christmas Trail which will put your knowledge of science to the test. Kids and parents alike can help out Santa on his Christmas journey as they navigate their way through various exhibits.

You’ll never run out of fun activities for kids here. To further keep the young ones entertained, have them watch the Supercool Sci-sational Christmas Show, or let them try their hand at Christmas candle-making! For those who prefer activities for kids at home,  the Science Centre Singapore offers an online adaptation of the family programme ‘LED’s Play.

SEAASON of Rediscovery at the S.E.A. Aquarium

face mask at one of the activities for kids in Singapore from Resorts World
FREE Christmas Face Mask for Singapore Residents (Image from Resorts World at Sentosa)

Let your kids marvel at the specially-designed light effects and fascinating soundscapes of the S.E.A. Aquarium, all because it’s a joyful SEAASON of Rediscovery!

Don’t miss the new zones like ‘Shipwrecked!’, or the dazzling Coral-ful Wall where you can learn more about these sea creatures, and could also be the setting for a great family photo!

For Singapore Residents with One-Day Tickets, you get a free exclusive face mask with Christmas designs. These masks are also available for purchase in adult or child sizes, so make sure you get them for the whole family.

A Universal Christmas at the Universal Studios Singapore

the merry Minions of Christmas welcome participants to fun activities for kids
The Merry Minions of Christmas (Image from Resorts World at Sentosa)

Big thrills are coming at the Universal Studios Singapore this holiday season, so prepare your kids to meet the Merry Minions of Christmas — they’ve already switched up their classic overalls to something more Christmassy!

Aside from this meet and greet event, the whole family can step into a Christmas movie land where Santa is the director. Savour that movie star experience as you go through interactive movie scenes and catch favourites such as get to catch Shrek and Princess Fiona on the red carpet.

Winter Fairy Tales at Snow City Singapore

This year, why not let your kids experience a white Christmas? Snow City Singapore lets them embark on whimsical storytelling adventures complete with magical snow sculptures, princesses, and other beloved fairy tale characters.

The whole family can then experience the snow falls, snow blizzards and be serenaded by a group of Christmas carolers. There are more activities for kids in Singapore here, as little ones who dream of becoming royalty can dress up like a prince or princess for a day through their make-believe dress-up corner for only S$50.

Around the World in 80 Days with Andsoforth Princess Academy

poster for one of the fun activities for kids in Singapore called Around the World in 80 Days
Illustrated by Thomas Brunning, All Rights Reserved ANDSOFORTH

For kids and their families who want to depart a bit from the Christmas theme but are still on the lookout for fun activities for kids in Singapore, this workshop is for you. And it’s not just princesses in training who can join in this educational adventure from Andsoforth Princess AcademyBased on the popular book written by the father of science fiction, Jules Verne, kids, both young and old, can expect to visit replicas and reimagined places like London, Kolkata, Hongkong and Japan. This workshop comes with hands-on activities for a truly one of a kind educational and bonding experience.

Sentosa Island Lights at Siloso Beach

From the 12th of December until the 3rd of January, Sentosa’s signature Island Light event will brighten Siloso beach with their featured Sanrio characters. For those who prefer outdoor activities for kids, favourites such as Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody and Little Twin Stars are set to spread cheer with their larger-than-life light installations amidst colourful waterslides. Capture your fun moments along the LED neon outlines of Sanrio characters that you have loved through these years, or take it easy at one of five special LED-outlined benches that will make you appreciate more the night-time sights around you.

Make sure to reserve your family’s free visit to Island Lights to help facilitate safe distancing, and an enjoyable visit for the kids.

The Jurassic Mile along the Changi Airport Connector

Let your young ones meet some prehistoric friends at Jurassic Mile, Singapore’s latest and largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs — they’ve lined up 20 different pre-historic creatures over a kilometre of the cycling and jogging path.

Various species, of both the carnivorous and herbivorous kinds, are sure to wow both the young and not-so-young visitors. To get to the site and experience these fun activities for kids, all you have to do is travel by foot (or rent a bicycle from GoCycling) from HUB & SPOKE. You may also access it through the East Coast Park via the Changi Coastal Park Connector.

Year-End Play for All at the Singapore Sports Hub

three young boys enoying outdoor activities for kids in Singapore
JJunior Playcation at the Sports Hub. Fee: $79 (Photo from Singapore Sports Hub)

If you are looking for events where your kids can be more active and play, then check out Singapore Sports Hub’s Year-End Play for All. They’ve prepared fun activities for kids such as Junior Playcation, wherein these young ones get to participate in unique sports such as Spike Ball, Archery Tag, Ultimate Frisbee and Laser Tag.

For those who would want their children to have some exposure to several sports and outdoor activities for kids, the Multi-Sports Class offers innovative and fun games so your child can develop their motor skills, soft social skills and other  fundamental movement skills.

There are also activities for kids and for the whole family. Why not take some time and embark on a sports hunt to discover more about the heritage of Kallang! Make sure to register as soon as you can because their programmes capacity is limited and is quickly filling up fast!

Activities for Kids in Singapore

Now that you have these ideas for activities for kids in December, it’s now up to you to make the most out of a year that has caught everyone by surprise. Go ahead and celebrate the remainder of 2020 with the family!

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