Image: Singapore River
The turkey, cakes and pies have been eaten but Christmas isn’t over yet. It’s time to head out and work off all those extra calories. From a simple walk down the Singapore River to jamming at a club, here are the things to do after your Christmas brunch/dinner.
Christmas by the River, light up festival
Fireworks will be released every Friday at 9pm at a different quay every week. Christmas carolers and troopers will also be roving around two hours prior to the big explosion with songs, costumes and spirit. Don’t forget your photo ops with the hulking eight meter tall Christmas trees!
When: November 14 – January 2, 7.30 onwards
Where: Singapore River, near Clarke Quay MRT
Clementi Mall Christmas Carolling, lucky draw and rewards
Clementi Mall is bringing Christmas Carolling to a whole new level with not just a choir performance, but also a capella groups and rock music! Mall promotions allow shoppers to redeem cute luggage tags and neck pillows, perfect for the travelling season ahead. Stand a chance to win a $6988 massage chair from Ogawa in the lucky draw when you spend over $50 at the mall.
When: Weekends starting December 13-21.
Where: Clementi Mall
FOR THE HARDCORE PARTY ROCKERS
Attica’s Christmas Eve Sugar and Spice Guilty Pleasures party
For those looking for a more decadent kind of Christmas fun, with a ‘Eat Me Drink Me” bar, that feature candy canes, cupcakes and log cake party shots. Attica is also hosting other parties all throughout the week before New Year’s Eve, but this is ladies night!
When: December 24, 10.30pm onwards
Where: Attica, 3A River Valley Rd #01-03 Clarke Quay
Prices: Ladies enter free with 5 complimentary drinks, gentlemen for $30 with 2 inclusive drinks
FOR THE HIPSTERS
Dream Christmas Market
If you’re looking to redecorate your home, why not spend it at this furniture market? Not only do they promise to have good food, great music and a cosy atmosphere, the usual designer furniture pieces and super kitschy accessories are going to be heavily marked down too!
When: December 6-7, 11am to 7pm
Where: 456 River Valley Road Singapore 248342
Prices: Admission is free
FOR THE MUSIC LOVERS
Jeremy Monteiro’s Christmas in Our Hearts concert
Dubbed Singapore’s “King of Swing”, you might recognise this local jazz pioneer as the songwriter of one of the National Day favourites, ‘One People One Nation One Singapore’. On this December 20, prepare for the snazzy, synthy goodness of Christmas favourites like ‘Winter Wonderland’ and original tunes too!
When: Saturday, December 20, 7.30pm to 9.20pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Prices: $30, $50, $70
FOR THE CREATIVE FOODIES
The Local People Night Market
Nevermind the shops yet, the menu sounds good enough! Don’t miss on the refreshing ice pops from your childhood, with a twist – they’re infused with alcohol. Indian burgers, kaya spreads, and thai tea topped with red ruby are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the list of interesting foods. The range of artists, illustrators and musician merchandise looks cute too!
When: December 20, 5pm to 11pm
Where: Goodman Arts Center, 90 Goodman Road
Prices: Admission is free. At the market, only payment with cash and DBS’s PayLah! app is accepted.