Events In Singapore December 2017

As the year draws to a close, and Orchard Road lights up with festive cheer, it’s time to revel in the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

But if you need a break from the flamboyant parties and holiday markets, here are 42 events to check out with your girlfriends, ranging from film to fitness activities.

Film and Theatre

1. Singapore International Film Festival 2017

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Singapore’s largest and longest running film event is back for its 28th edition. Featuring masterclasses, talks and 112 local and international films, the Singapore International Film Festival will have something for every film buff.

See full list of programmes here

Date: 23 November to 3 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see timings here
Admission: Starting from S$12, tickets available here
Address: Varies according to programme

2. Film Screening and Discussion: Water

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This Human Rights Day, UN Women Singapore is screening Water. Set in 1938 Varanasi, India, the film follows the lives of widows, and discusses how culture and traditional practices can reinforce gender stereotypes

Date: 10 December
Event Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, registration starts at 5.30pm
Admission: S$10 (non-members), tickets available here
Address: The Hive @ Kallang, Vanguard Campus, 1 Kallang Junction, Level 6, #06-01, S(339263)

3. Saturday Night Fever (Screening + 70s party)

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Dress up and get your 70’s boogie on at the special 40th anniversary screening Saturday Night Fever. There’ll also be a post-show disco, where attendees who purchased their tickets online can stand a chance to win two pairs of tickets to the Bee Gees Gold performance at Marina Bay Sands.

Date: 9 December
Event Time: 8.30pm to 12.30am
Admission: S$13.50, tickets available here
Address: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, S(199589)

4. Bee Gees Gold

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Relive the timeless magic of the Bee Gees with this Bee Gees tribute band straight from Las Vegas. Take a trip down memory lane and get dancing to disco anthems ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘You Should Be Dancing’.

Date: 15 December and 16 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$65, tickets available here
Address: Sands Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)

5. The Nutcracker by Singapore Dance Theatre

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If you’re into theatrical dance, catch this charming Christmas classic set to the vibrant and iconic tunes of Tchaikovsky. You’ll be dazzled by The Nutcracker’s enchanting ballerinas, spectacular costumes, and breathtaking sets.

Date: 6 December to 10 December
Event Time: Varies according to showtime
Admission: Starting from S$35, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)

Art Workshops and Exhibitions

6. World Domination: Year End Reading

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Attend a Q&A and listen to readings by four Singaporean writers, Krishna Udayasankar, Rachel Heng, JY Yang, and Sharlene Teo, who’ve made their mark on the international literary stage. Each ticket will come with a bespoke cocktail, created by mixologist Vanessa Victoria.

Date: 29 December
Event Time: 7.30pm till late
Admission: Starting from S$15, tickets available here
Address: Sing Lit Station, 3A Jalan Kubor, S(199201)

7. Batik Masterclass With Sarkasi Said

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If you’ve always admired Batik motifs or want to pick up a new hobby, join artist Sarkasi Said in a two-part Batik masterclass. Participants will be introduced to the basic theories, materials, and techniques of Batik, before participating in a hands-on session. All tools and materials will be provided.

Date: 9 December and 16 December
Event Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: S$190, tickets available here
Address: NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Kent Ridge, S(119279)

8. “Always Moving”: The Batik Art Of Sarkasi Said

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Featuring works by Sarkasi Said from the 1990s to the present, the exhibition follows Sarkasi as he develops from an itinerant street artist to a prominent batik artist.

Date: 22 September 2017 to 30 June 2018
Event Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Kent Ridge, S(119279)

9. Pressed Edible Botanicals Workshop (Ektory X Mamakan)

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If you love plants but have ‘black thumbs’, try your hand at pressing and turning local edible botanicals into handcrafted art. Before getting creative in the Ektory studio, enjoy a tea session and informative workshop in instructor Mamakan’s urban home garden.

Date: 2 December
Event Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$189, tickets available here
Address: Ektory Studio, 50 Niven Road, S(228398)

10. Frenchic Furniture Paint Workshop in Singapore

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New year, new start. Give your room a makeover by learning how to DIY-paint your own furniture. Using the provided Frenchic chalk and mineral paint, get tips on how to best revamp your room from the available upcycling experts.

Date: 5 December
Event Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Admission: S$85, tickets available here
Address: Cocoon Home Boutique, 34 Lorong Kembangan, S(417352)

11. Fashion Artisan Week

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Hosted by Alliance Française, the four-day event celebrates glamour, fashion, and art. Participate in movie screenings, talks by designers, art workshops (e.g. french fan making), and browse pop-ups by local labels.

Date: 30 November to 3 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full list of activities here
Admission: Varies according to programme, tickets available here
Address: Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, S(258130)

12. Placeholders Art Festival

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On top of holding an artists’ market and art workshops, the Placeholders Art Festival will host live music performances, an Escape Room, and a bouncy castle. Proceeds raised will go to the Kampong Siglap Lifeskills Training & Retreat Centre, an initiative by New Hope Community Services.

Date: 16 December and 17 December
Event Time: 10.00am to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: 4 and 10 La Salle Street, S(456930)

Health And Fitness

13. Yogalates in the Park

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Improve your breathing, circulation and energy levels with Yogalates—an exercise which blends flexibility and strength training. To best enjoy this invigorating outdoor session, bring a yoga mat, a towel, and load up on sunscreen.

Date: 16 December
Event Time: 9.00am to 10.10am
Admission: Starting from S$8, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, S(259569)

14. Try FloatFit Yoga On Water

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Whether you’re a yoga pro or looking to switch up your exercise routine, FloatFit is catered to all fitness levels. While trying to keep your balance on a floating exercise mat, the workout will continually engage your core.

Date: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: S$29, tickets available here
Address: Beach Road, S(199590), the exact address will be provided after booking

15. Try Bounce Fit!

Hop your way to fitness with BounceFit, using a series of fast and slow jumps. There are different intensities for different fitness levels so don’t fret about being unable to keep up.

Date: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: S$28, tickets available here
Address: Stadium Place, S(397638), the exact address will be provided after booking

16. Singapore Committee for UN Women x Hom Yoga: Open your Heart Space with Merdin Yeoh

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Join yoga instructor Merdin Yeoh in a slow and meditative session to unlock your heart chakra. By tapping into your fourth energy center, it strengthens the feelings of love and peace. Though the event is technically free, there’s a minimum S$15 donation fee.

Date: 9 December
Event Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Admission: Starting from S$15, tickets available here
Address: Hom Yoga Raffles Place, 3 Canton Street, #02-01, S(049745)

Parties

17. Urban Ventures Street Party x House Of Noise 2017

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With free beauty services, 19 bands, 13 DJs, F&B pop-ups, and a Christmas market, Urban Ventures Street Party will let you indulge in a day of food and fun. Cashless payment available at selected booths only.

Date: 16 December
Event Time: 4.00pm to 10.30pm
Admission: Free
Address: Urban Ventures on Keong Saik Road, 1 Keong Saik Road, S(089109)

18. Gin Lane SG Party

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Part of Asia’s premier Gin festival, Gin Jubilee, this year’s Gin Lane street party will see more than 110 top bars from around the region competing for the title of ‘Asia’s Best Gin & Tonic’.

Date: 2 December
Event Time: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Alleyway behind Amoy Street

19. Suits: Your Weekly Thursday Fix

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Every Thursday night, suit up and connect with other working professionals over drinks and music. On top of 1-for-1 all-night drink offers upon presentation of a business card, ladies are entitled to complimentary drinks from 9.00pm to 12.00am.

Date: 7, 14, 21, 28 December
Event Time: 9.00pm till late
Admission: Free
Address: Capital Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery #02-05, S(179022)

20. Do You Remember The First Time? 12 Years of Eatmepoptart

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Singapore’s longest-running Indie/Alternative Rock night, EATMEPOPTART, is commemorating their 12th anniversary. Bounce around the room non-stop with music played by local bands and DJs spinning indie disco to trap sets.

Date: 16 December
Event Time: 10.00pm to 4.00am
Admission: S$35, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)

21. Moonbeats Xmas Party With Ryan Hemsworth and Friends in Singapore

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As the year draws to a close, celebrate 2017 with your girlfriends at the Moonbeats Xmas Party. Dance to Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s hip hop, R&B, dance, and indie rock beats in Mao Singapore’s painfully hip ‘den of revelry’.

Each ticket purchase comes with one complimentary drink.

Date: 22 December
Event Time: 10.00pm to 3.00am
Admission: Starting at S$25, tickets available here
Address: Mao, 133 Cecil Street, S(069535)

22. Zoukout Singapore 2017

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Go hard with two days of non-stop partying at Zoukout 2017. Accompanying some of the biggest names in the EDM and house music scene are the Higher Brothers, Joji and Rich Chigga of 88rising.

See this year’s line up here.

Date: 8 December and 9 December
Event Time: 8.00pm till late
Admission: Starting from S$124.20, tickets available here
Address: Siloso Beach Front

23. Flashback Friday: Hiphop x RnBHello

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Dance to your favourite Hip Hop, RnB and Reggaeton songs from the 2000s all night long at Blu Jaz Cafe’s Flashback Fridays.

Date: 1 December and 15 December
Event Time: 3.30pm to 3.30am
Admission: S$10 at the door
Address: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, S(189848)

24. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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With over 40 family-friendly, thrilling rides and games, which include multiple rollercoasters, pirate ships and log flumes, Singapore’s largest carnival promises to be an epic day out.

Date: 8 December to 1 April 2018
Event Time: 3.30pm to 3.30am
Admission: Entrance is free, but purchase credits for rides here
Address: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, S(189848)

Shopping

25. MOX Parade December

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MOX parade returns with its signature store line-up of local fashion labels, with handmade crafts, jewellery and beauty products.

Date: 1 December to 3 December
Event Time: 1.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: SOTA, School of the Arts (Level 1), along Prinsep Street, walkway along KIM Korean BBQ, 1 Zubir Said Drive, S(227968)

26. MOX Market @ Capitol Piazza

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Back for its Christmas edition, you’ll find artisanal handmade crafts, festive party ware and one-of-a-kind gifts at the MOX Market.

Date: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 December
Event Time: Friday 5.00pm to 10.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Capitol Piazza (Outdoor Plaza), 13 Stamford Rd, S(178905)

27. Inspiration Market

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Get your dose of weekend retail therapy at the one-day Inspiration Market. Draw inspiration from their state of ikigai when you attend workshops and browse designs by local creatives.

Date: 2 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, S(188969)

28. Ethos Books Festive Sale

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For three days of December festive deals, books are going for as low as S$2 at the annual Ethos Books Festive Sale. There will also be a vintage book section, food and beverages, and a plethora of authors’ programmes.

Date: 1 December to 3 December
Event Time:
1 December 3.00pm to 7.00pm
2 December 12.00pm to 9.00pm
3 December 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free, register for programmes here
Address: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, S(179936)

29. Sunday Social Market

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For a day of house music, hearty roasts and shopping, chill out with your friends at the Sunday Social Market. There’ll be quality products from local artisanal bakers and crafters, interior decor, and fashion accessories.

Date: 3 December
Event Time: 12.00pm till late
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(338987)

30. Flea Party December

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If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe or to snag a new outfit for the upcoming holiday season, dive into the sea of budget-friendly clothes at Flea Party December.

Date: 1 December to 31 December
Event Time: 1.00pm to 7.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Lucky Plaza, #06-48B (Beside Jollibee), 304 Orchard Road, S(238863)

31. Soul Vibe Sundays

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Spend some time with your girl squad and relax over roasts, drinks and good music at Soul Vibe Sundays. Aside from a great backyard BBQ, the event will have a market from local vendors.

Date: 10 December
Event Time: 2.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, S(338987)

32. FLASHBANG @ Grange Road Carpark

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Browse an array of over 120 new-to-market retailers and creative F&B products at Flashbang. Touted as Singapore’s creative retail playground, the event by Artbox Singapore also includes experiential neon zones and art installations which are hella Insta-worthy.

Date: 9 December to 30 December
Event Time: 3.00pm to 11.00pm (On 24 December, the event will go on until 1.00am)
Admission: Free
Address: FLASHBANG, Off-street Car Park, Grange Road/96 Somerset Road

Christmas Events

33. Christmas DIY Fondant Cookie Bar

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If you’d rather make than buy gifts for your loved ones, try creating hand-painted fondant cookies this Christmas. Paintbrushes, cookies and food colouring will be provided.

Date: 16 December
Event Time: 1.00pm to 1.45pm
Admission: S$50, tickets available here
Address: South Beach Avenue, 26 & 36 Beach Road, S(189768)

34. Christmas Laurel Wreath Workshop (Ektory X Ever And Blue)

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Up your home’s festive decoration game with a handmade laurel wreath this Christmas. Giving the traditional wreath a modern, asymmetrical update, participants can learn how to handcraft paper flowers and arrange eucalyptus leaves and other plant add-ons.

Date: 3 December
Event Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$150, tickets available here
Address: Ektory Studio, 50 Niven Road, S(228398)

35. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay

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Back for its fourth run, the Christmas Wonderland Festive Market is a beautiful display of colour. Get into the Christmas spirit as you listen to Christmas carols, frolic in ‘snow’ and shop for food and handmade accessories.

Date: 1 December to 26 December
Event Time: 4.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$4, tickets available here
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)

36. Tanglin’s Merry Market

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Make gift-hunting a breeze when you shop a wide variety of local fashion labels, vintage collectibles and designer bags at the Tanglin Merry Market.

Date: 19 December to 26 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Tanglin Mall Level 1 Main Atrium, 163 Tanglin Road, S(247933)

37. Great World City’s Merry Market

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From repurposed furniture to artisanal pastries, the variety of stores at the Great World’s Festive Merry Market makes for great shopping.

Date: 19 December to 26 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Great World City Level 1 Main Atrium, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, S(237994)

38. Comedy at Canvas with Kumar: December 2017 Edition

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Start your December on a jolly good note with a comedy show by Kumar. His keen sense of humour and critique of everything from political issues to racial observations will have you ho-ho-ho-ing with laughter.

Date: 5, 12, 19, 26 December
Event Time: 8.30pm till late
Admission: Starting from S$26.88, tickets available for 5, 12, 19, 26 December
Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, B1-01, The Riverwalk, S(058416)

39. Santa’s Workshop at The South Pole

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With LED Balloon giveaways, communal dining, an art market, face painting, and food stalls, Santa’s Workshop at the South Pole promises to be a huge one-stop Christmas Party.

Date: 15 December to 17 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: South Beach Avenue, 26 & 36 Beach Road, S(189768)

40. Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop

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For any last-minute Christmas shopping, check out the Christmas Pop-up Market & Workshop 2017. With 40 vendors, 3 workshops and influencers (e.g. @mongabong) selling pre-loved clothes, you’re sure to find something you’d like.

Note: Free shuttle services will be provided to and fro from the MRT station to the event venue.

Date: 23 December and 24 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 8.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Studio Three Sixteen, 219 Henderson Road, #06-04, S(159556)

New Year’s Eve Countdown

41. Lulu Presents: The Scarlet Affaire (New Year’s Eve)

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For a night of fiery cocktails, live music, and outlandish performances, attend the immersive countdown party hosted by LuLu’s Lounge Singapore. With the dress code of ‘chic, glamorous, red’, dress your best and usher in 2018 with style.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 9.00pm to 6.00am
Admission: Starting at S$45, tickets available here
Address: Lulu’s Lounge, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Hotel, S(039595)

42. After Dark’s NYE Party with &ME

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If squeezing through crowds to catch a glimpse of fireworks is not your thing, ring in 2018 with your girls at the Kilo Lounge. Indulge in free flow champagne, beer, house wines and spirits from 9.00pm to 12.00am for a smashing new year’s countdown.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 9.00pm to 4.00am
Admission: S$100, tickets available here
Address: Kilo Lounge, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, S(088444)

Events In December

Using this list of December events, make the most of the last month of 2017 with your girlfriends!