Christmas shopping in Singapore: Your guide to the best deals and festivities at these malls
Bedok Mall/ Tampines Mall
Besides the redemption of Line Friends plushies and wrapping paper (similar to that of IMM), Bedok Mall has curated a train tour around the world for children at the basement 2 atrium. You can register after spending a minimum of $30 in a single same-day receipt or making a donation of $10 at the entry registration.
100% of the proceeds will support Filos Community Services, a social service agency supported by Community Chest in Bedok. Tampines Mall, on the other hand, only has the Line Friends promotion running. More information can be found at Bedok Mall’s and Tampines Mall’s website.
Another mall you must check out if you love Line Friends is Bugis+. Besides the plushies and wrapping paper promotions, there will always be a pop-up store till 1 January 2020 that will retail exclusive merchandise.
To enter the store, you have to redeem tickets via the CapitaStar app with 100 Star$, limited to two per member.
After that, head to the customer service counter to choose your preferred date and timeslot. At Bugis Junction, Hylam Street is host to the Disney All Stars Roadshow, Action City – Pop Mart Christmas Bazaar, Choco Express booth retailing sweet treats and the Cath Kidston Christmas Pop-Up from now till 29 December.
More information can be found at Bugis Junction’s and Bugis+’s website.
For those looking to experience the magic of a Christmas market, Great World City is the place to be. From now till 25 December, the level 1 atrium has been taken over and is showcasing festive treats from Cold Storage, Yankee Candles, Maison 21G and more. Treat yourself to a round of revelry and redeem a complimentary ride on the carousel with a minimum spend of $60. Finally, on 14, 15, 21 and 22 December at 6pm, carollers would perform a medley of Christmas carols to get you in the festive mood. More information can be found at Great World City’s website.
If you’re an avid fan of Line Friends, then IMM is the place to go to indulge in your love for these characters.
From 16 to 22 December, level 1 atrium is transformed into New York City’s cityscape where you can grab a few photos for the ‘gram with iconic buildings, landmarks and the Line characters (and stand to win $250 in cash!).
From 18 to 22 December, there will be meet-and-greet and photo-taking sessions with Brown and Cony at 12pm and 7pm. All you have to do is spend at least $30 for entry passes for two persons or charge to American Express CapitaCard for four.
Finally, bring home themed Brown plushies and Line Friends Christmas wrapping paper with at least minimum spend of $240 and $80 (or $220 and $60 for Amex CapitaCard members respectively). More information can be found at IMM’s website.
From now till 1 January 2020, the mall is running two concurrent promotions. The first allows ION+ Rewards members or American Express cardholders to redeem exclusive wrapping paper with $80 spent.
The second allows the first 600 ION+ Rewards members who hit $1,000 spend to purchase a #10NCelebrates Collection: alice + olivia X ION Orchard Travel Tag created as part of ION Orchard’s 10th anniversary at L4 Concierge Counter for any amount above $10.
Proceeds from the sale of the tag will go to Xin Yuan Community Care. More information can be found at ION Orchard’s website.
You just need to spend $50 to get two same-day tickets to the Shiseido Forest Valley. HSBC Rain Vortex will play host to a Christmas-themed light and sound extravaganza daily at 7.30pm, 9.30pm and 11.30pm.
There will also be a 15-minute multi-genre dance performance daily (8pm on weekdays and 6pm and 8pm for weekends). Lastly, celebrate a white Christmas with snowfall happening at intervals between 6pm to 12am daily. More information can be found at Jewel Changi Airport’s website.
At JEM, you can shop and give back to the community. While you can redeem two pieces of Christmas gift wrappers when you spend at least $60 (and the sparkly tumbler pictured with $180 spend), LoveFAD is hosting gift-wrapping services with a minimum donation of $1 per gift.
Available from 13 to 24 December, all proceeds of this service will go to Care Community Services Society (CCSS). And since you’re at JEM, redeem a handmade gift bag containing a natural soap of your choice and personalised adornments with a minimum spend of $40 at the Santa’s Workshop over the weekends (13 to 15 and 20 to 22 December) from 12pm to 9pm.