Have you been naughty or nice? ‘Cause Santa Claus is coming to town!The streets are glistening and the choirs are caroling. No winter wonderland in Singapore, but we have a tropical wonderland (Forget those fake snow)! Join the man in red with the burly beard to usher in the festive season and New Year, as you and your kiddos jingle your way to one of his exclusive meet ’n’ greet sessions around Singapore. Take the opportunity to tell him your heartfelt wishes… Who knows they might just come true for ‘tis the season of giving!We managed to track him down on his sleigh and here are his secret hideouts. Hurry, get your kiddos into the holiday spirit with Santa now!
Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. AquariumWe all know Santa gives presents to nice kids during Christmas...but have you ever seen a Santa giving presents to fishes? If you haven’t, then you shouldn't miss this: Catch Scuba Santa and his elf spread love to fishes at various habitats around the S.E.A. Aquarium!Photo credit: Resorts World Sentosa
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 (Harbourfront MRT Station)
When: Now – 2 January 2017. Scuba Santa appears daily at 11am (Coral Garden Habitat); 3pm (Open Ocean Habitat) and 4:30pm (Shipwreck Habitat)
How much: $30-$34 (Adults); $18-$24 (Kids)
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the BayTurn up at Singapore’s biggest festive playground! Spanning over 50,000 square metres, expect a day full of fun with the carnival games, rides, Ice Palace ice skating rink, Australia’s top-rated musical group’s Hi-5 Fantastic House and Magical Forest.Made up of over 100 4-metre tall Christmas trees, Santa’s Cottage lies deep within the maze-like magical forest. Traverse the labyrinth for a chance to meet the cottage’s owner!Photo credit: Singapore Motherhood
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 (Bayfront MRT Station)
When: Now – 18 December (Thursday to Sundays ONLY) and 19 December 2016 – 1 January 2017 (Mondays to Sundays), 5pm – 10:30pm
How much: $4 for admission to Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay; $20 per child including a take-home momento
ION OrchardRecently named the best-dressed mall on Orchard Road, ION Orchard is flanked by a 20-metre tall Tiffany & Co. Christmas Tree that is great for photo ops! This festive season, look forward to lots of mall promotions, acapella choir and live-harpist performances, and of course, meeting Santa!Psst.. Santa is coming to Carousel too! If you didn’t managed to get a seat in Carousel this Christmas to see santa, don’t fret. You can catch santa just a few steps away at ION!Photo credit: Channel NewsAsia
Where: Level 56 ION Sky, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 (Orchard MRT Station - 3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
When: Santa Meet-and-Greet sessions happening now – 25 December (Friday – Sunday only), 1pm – 2pm and 7pm – 8pm
How much: Free!
Universal Studios SingaporeWalk through tunnels of “snow” leading you to Santa’s Village. Featuring numerous stations with kid-friendly activities, you will also meet elves, a talking reindeer, the Shoemaker and… Santa! The village is a wonderland for your kids!Be amazed by Universal Studios Singapore’s Universal Journey, which is the world’s largest light bulb display in an indoor venue! It took 823,961 light bulbs to set the Guinness World Record.Photo Credit: Resorts World Sentosa
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 (Harbourfront Station)
When: Now - 2 January 2017, 2pm-5pm; 6pm to 1 hour before park closes
How much: Promotion Details
Tanglin MallA yearly affair, join in Tanglin Mall’s Fantasy Christmas celebration with lots of caroling and fun in the snow! Bring your camera to take a picture with Santa! Photo credit: Honeykids Asia
Where: Tanglin Mall, Level 2 Atrium, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933 (Orchard MRT Station)
When: Meet Santa on 17-18 & 24 December: 12pm, 3pm and 6pm (Santa’s Workshop) and 1:15pm & 6:15pm (roving photo ops throughout the mall)
How much: Free!