Events In Singapore December 2018

When Orchard Road lights up and talk of attending ZoukOut begins, they’re sure signs the year is coming to a close.

And as you countdown to the festive season and your end-of-year holiday, here are some activities in December to catch with your girlfriends.

Music performances and parties

1. .WAV(Y) Pool Party

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Spend the afternoon at a pool party with your girlfriends, lounging in the sun and chilling with a drink in hand. DJs P R A V, DeeJay XG, Joshy Ft. Love Six (AU) will spin new school Hip-Hop to keep bad vibes away.

Date: 8 December
Event Time: 4.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: S$15 at the door, free entry for early bird RSVPs here (limited slots)
Address: 1927 Bar @ SO Sofitel Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, S(068876)

2. Charlie Lim – Live in Concert

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The multi-instrumentalist will premiere tracks from his new album, ‘CHECK-HOOK’, and favourites from his breakout album ‘TIME/SPACE’. The show will also feature guests Weish (.GIF), Yung Raja, and Fariz Jabba.

Date: 7 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$58, tickets available here
Address: The Star Theatre, Star Performance Arts Centre, S(138617)

3. East Imperial Gin Jubilee | Gin Lane

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Join the closing party of Asia’s premier gin festival, East Imperial Gin Jubilee. This year’s Gin Lane street party features a garden soiree set up and aims to serve more than 5,500 gin and tonics while generating zero waste. See the participating bartenders and bars here.

Date: 8 December
Event Time: 5.00pm to 11.30pm
Admission: S$20 (including a tumbler and bamboo straw), S$15 if you bring your own mug
Address: 30 Maxwell Road, S(069114)

4. Ken Loh: Live

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Catch Ken Loh’s raw vocals and brand of indie folk music at his first full-fledged headline concert. The former Orchard Road busker will perform reimagined tracks from his debut EP ‘songs about them.’, and new songs from his upcoming release.

Date: 29 December
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.45pm
Admission: S$20, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Recital Studio, Esplanade Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)

5. The Weeknd Live in Singapore

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Belt out ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, ‘Starboy’, ‘Pray for Me’ with multi-platinum music artist, The Weeknd, at his one-night-only show.

Date: 5 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$118, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, S(397691)

6. Almost New Year Party

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If you’re looking for a new hobby or finding an activity to do with your BFF, swing by and try social dancing at the Almost New Year Party. No partner or experience needed.

Date: 28 December
Event Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Starting from S$12, tickets available here
Address: Wings to Wings studio, 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, #03-06, S(068809)

Film events and art exhibitions

7. Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema

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Unwind over films such as ‘Spirited Away‘, ‘No Country For Old Men‘, and ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ after dinner with your girlfriends.

Date: Varies according to programme, see all movies here
Event Time: Varies according to programme
Admission: Varies according to programme, tickets available here
Address: Varies according to programme

8. Exhibition | Tell me how they kiss you, tell me how you kiss

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Explore romance, intimacy, sexuality, and sensuality in Singapore’s cityscape through drawings, sculptures, and pictures made by local artists Megan Miao, Susie Wong, and Zulkhairi Zulkiflee.

Date: 29 November 2018 to 12 January 2019
Event Time: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street, S(069043)

9. 29th Singapore International Film Festival

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Attend film screenings, masterclasses, talks and post-show discussions to discover the varied voices and stories of the world. This year, there are over 100 feature and short films from 44 countries screened.

Date: 28 November to 9 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see all programmes here
Admission: Starting from S$12, tickets available here
Address: Varies according to programme

10. Deep Cut: un/conditional love

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Part of six-part conversation series, Deep Cut: un/conditional love examines the complexities of parent-child dynamics and unconditional familial love with author Jinny Koh and moderator Wong Shu Yun.

Date: 15 December
Event Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Admission: Free, RSVP here
Address: Littered With Books, 20 Duxton Road, S(089486)

11. The Iron Ladies: T Project x Man About Town Fundraising Movie

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Catch the screening of cult-classic LGBTQ movie, The Iron Ladies, and a post-screening Q&A with director Yongyoot Thongkongtoon and cast member Kokkorn Benjathikoon (Pia). The proceeds will benefit the T Project, Singapore’s only shelter for homeless transgender women.

There will also be a pre-movie drinks reception hosted by local drag queen DeEnormous.

Date: 6 December
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm, pre-drinks reception at 6.00pm
Admission: S$35 (inclusive of one glass of wine), tickets available here
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, S(178957)

12. Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki

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Japanese photographer and contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki traces love, death, and sentiment through the record of his honeymoon trip with his late wife, Yoko.

Date: 6 September to 9 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 7.00pm (Tues-Sat), 12.00pm to 5.00pm (Sun)
Admission: S$15, tickets available at the door
Address: DECK, 120A Prinsep St, S(187937)

13. Minimalism at National Gallery Singapore

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More than an aesthetic backdrop for your Instagram OOTDs, learn about the history of Minimalism and its ongoing influence on contemporary art. The exhibition consists of over 150 works set across two sites.

Date: 16 November 2018 to 14 April 2019
Event Time: 10.00am to 7.00pm (Sat-Thurs), 10.00am to 9.00pm (Fri)
Admission: Starting from S$15, tickets available here
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, S(178957)

14. Global Migrant Festival

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Attend talks, performances, panel discussions, and poetry competitionns to talk about the issues of identity and belonging from the perspectives of low-wage migrants/artists and refugee communities.

Date: 15 December to 16 December
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see programme list here
Admission: Free
Address: Varies according to programme

Theatre, comedy, live performances

15. Sleeping Beauty Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre

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Be wowed by the visual spectacle of music and dance as one of our favourite childhood fairytales is brought to life. Dancers will perform to the tunes of Tchaikovsky against grand backdrops.

Date: 6 December to 9 December
Event Time: Varies according to showtime, see showtimes here
Admission: Starting from S$35, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Theatre, Esplanade Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, S(038981)

16. Shangela in Singapore

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Scream “HALLELOO!” when you catch Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars alumni, Shangela, perform her one-woman show. Expect stories, games, shows, and fab dancers to keep you entertained.

Date: 12 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.15pm
Admission: Starting from S$78, tickets available here
Address: Shine Auditorium, 100 Beach Road, #03-01, Shaw Tower, S(189702)

17. Comedy at Canvas with Kumar

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Let iconic drag comedian, Kumar, treat you to a roaring good time when he cracks witty relentless jokes, lip-syncs, and dances with hunky go-go boys.

Date: 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25 December
Event Time: Varies by showtime, see all showtimes here
Admission: Starting from S$25, book tickets here
Address: Canvas Singapore, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, #B1-01/06, S(058416)

18. The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour Singapore 2018

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Laugh out loud when you catch American comedian, actor, and television host Kevin Hart on his latest comedy world tour, Irresponsible.

Date: 13 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 11.00pm, doors open at 6.30pm
Admission: Starting from S$98, tickets available here
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, S(039593)

Markets and festivals

19. Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition

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At the creative weekend market, browse handmade artisan gifts and enjoy delicious bakes while serenaded by live musicians.

Date: 30 December
Event Time: 9.30am to 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, S(798386)

20. Charity Fashion Market

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Raise funds for the St. Hilda’s Community Services Centre for the elderly while you score steals rifling through stylish pre-loved designer clothes and accessories. There will be gluten-free and healthy snacks, coffee, and other food to keep your energy levels up.

Date: 8 December
Event Time: 1.00pm to 6.00pm
Admission: Free, RSVP to marketing@imv.com.sg
Address: WeWork 8 Cross Street, Level 18, S(048424)

21. MAAD – Market of Artists And Designers

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Do your Christmas shopping and pick up creations by local artists at the MAAD market. You’ll find one-of-a-kind items ranging from ceramics to literature to accessories.

Date: 7 December
Event Time: 5.00pm to 12.00am
Admission: Free
Address: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 11 Marina Boulevard, S(018940)

22. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns with more than 40 family-friendly, thrilling rides and games. Indulge in carnival favourites such as Churros and meatballs after multiple rollercoaster rides.

Date: 22 December 2018 to 24 March 2019
Event Time: 4.00pm to 11.00pm (Extended hours 4.00pm to 2.00am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
Admission: Entrance is free, but purchase credits for rides here
Address: The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard, S(018940)

23. Singapore Really Really Free Market 58

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To promote a more environmentally-conscious community, the Singapore Really Really Free Market encourages Singaporeans to share services (tarot card reading, hair cutting, poetry writing, singing, etc.) or items (books, CDs, toys, food, etc.).

Date: 9 December
Event Time: 1.30pm to 6.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Stage Area at 538 Bedok North Street 3, S(460538)

24. The Great Green Marketplace

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Shop environmentally-sustainable gifts for your loved ones or attend workshops at this eco-conscious fair. Learn how to make beeswax food wraps, concrete planter, Upcycled No Sew zipper pouch, and vegan brownies.

Bring a reusable mug to score complimentary drinks from the GoGreen Bar all night.

Date: 6 December
Event Time: 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Admission: Free, RSVP here
Address: WeWork (8 Cross St), 8 Cross Street, S(048424)

25. Christmas Wonderland

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Though it doesn’t snow in Singapore, you can still have a white Christmas. Skate under the stars and experience the ‘snowfall’, or wander through the European-style Festive Market set against the backdrop of light sculptures.

Date: 30 November to 6 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)

26. New2U Bazaar

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Spend the day sifting through piles of pre-loved clothes and designer bags. With some luck and patience, you’ll score some vintage gems at next to nothing. Only cash is accepted.

Date: 1 December
Event Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: New2U Thrift Shop (SCWO), 96 Waterloo Street, S(187967)

27. Twilight Express: Flea & Feast

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Shop and feast on food from over 50 street stalls while catching movie screenings at the Twilight Express: Flea & Feast. Live musicians will keep the mood lively.

Date: 7 December to 9 December
Event Time: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, S(039593)

New Year’s Eve Countdown

28. Electric Sky: A New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

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End the year with a bang with front row seats to the fireworks display, 71 floors above the Singapore skyline. Dress in silver and stand a chance to win a three-course dinner with a glass of champagne at SKAI Restaurant for two persons.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 8.00pm to 6.00am
Admission: S$50 (with a glass of champagne) at the door, email Bar.Rouge@Swissotel.com
Address: Bar Rouge Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, S(178882)

29. LuLu’s New Years Eve Soirée: Winter’s Garden

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Come dressed in chic white outfits and usher in the new year at Lulu’s winter-themed multi-sensory party. There’ll be stilt walkers, jugglers, drag queens, enchanting immersive personas, and live musicians to make sure the party is turnt.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 9.00pm to 6.00am
Admission: S$30 (including 1 glass of Moet Rose) for presale tickets available here, S$35 (before midnight) and S$45 (after midnight) at the door
Address: LuLu’s Lounge, 7 Raffles Boulevard Pan Pacific Hotel, S(039595)

30. Siloso Beach Party 2018

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Ring in 2019 with your fellow beach babes by partying on Siloso Beach. The 12th edition of the beach party promises fireworks, all-night bars, and an outdoors foam pit for a memorable New Year’s Eve countdown.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 6.00pm to 6.00am
Admission: Starting from S$58, tickets available here
Address: Sentosa, Siloso Beach

31. Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition

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Part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, this Japanese hanabi fireworks performance is a dazzling combination of 3D surround sound, synchronised LED light projections, pyrotechnics, and fireworks.

Date: 31 December
Event Time: 11.00pm to 1.00am
Admission: Starting from S$62, tickets available here
Address: The Float@Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, S(039805)

DIY Workshops

32. Airplant Greenwall with The Green Capsule

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Craft a mini garden in a frame and mount the piece of living art onto your wall as a statement piece. Plants, soil, rocks, pebbles, figurines, frame (choose from small, medium, and large) provided.

Date: 14, 22, 29 December
Event Time: Varies according to workshop
Admission: S$65 for small frame (13x18cm), S$95 for medium frame (18x24cm), S$130 for large frame (23x23cm), tickets available here
Address: The Green Capsule, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, #03-14, S(068815)

33. Perfume workshop by Je T’aime

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Create your own unique scent to reflect your personality at this perfume workshop. Participants will take home 105ml of custom perfume in a crystal bottle and three travel-sized samples. Non-alcoholic, halal perfume available on request.

Date: Various dates available, see available dates here
Event Time: Varies according to workshop dates
Admission: S$125, book workshop here
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Center, Block O, #01-57, S(439053)

34. Succulent Terrariums with The Green Capsule

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Under the guidance of an instructor, learn how to care for and create a terrarium. Succulents, soil, rocks, pebbles, figurines, glass jar provided.

Date: 8, 15, 28 December
Event Time: Varies according to workshop
Admission: S$59, tickets available here
Address: The Green Capsule, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, #03-14, S(068815)

Events In December

Using this list of December events, make the most of the last month of 2018 with your gal pals.