December School Holiday activites for kids 2014

How fast a year pass by end again. This could only mean one thing, SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

As everyone know the year end November / December school holidays is THE holidays all school children in Singapore look forward to. After all this is the time they can set their daily schoolwork aside, take a well deserved break before the rat race continues. We love to give you a headstart to plan for the school holidays, so sit back and join us as we bring you our BIG annual PLAY , LEARN, SEE and EXPLORE list of December School holiday activities for kids for 2014.

The List will be updated bi weekly, so bookmark this page today!
Play is the balm of studious minds. Time to keep the minds healthy with Play!
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By the Bay
29 Nov to 1 Jan 2015
7 pm -12pm
Supertree Groove
Free Admission
Christmas light up comes to the Gardens. The Gardens redefines the experience of celebrating the festive holiday in the tropics with a magnificent display of light sculptures from Europe and charming Christmas markets.

There will be attractions such as spellbinding Luminarie light sculptures specially constructed and flown in from Italy, an impressive two-century old Spiegeltent, a European-style Festive Market which will offer an intimate shopping experience amidst the greenery and the beautifully illuminated Casa Armonica gazebo, this event promises a feast for all your senses.

There will be a festive market from 29th to 21st from 2pm-11pm
Universal Studios Snowy Christmas Celebrations
1 Dec to 4 Jan
Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore turns into Santa’s Land for a Christmas celebration twinkling with snowflakes... Come with friends and family to soak in the wonderful atmosphere

Witness enchanting snowfall on the hour
Be dazzled by pyrotechnics and multimedia shows
Catch special performances by the Toy Soldiers
Take pictures with Santa and his helpers
Meet characters all dressed up for Christmas
Have fun at the "Sesame Street Saves Christmas" show
Early Bird Special discount tickets here

Christmas on A Great Street
Nov 15 , 6pm
Shaw house
Christmas lightup is back in Orchard Road.Come join in this glittery moment with Guest of Honour , President Tony Tan
Jet-Setting Christmas @ Changi Airport
14 Nov- 5 June
Changi Airport Terminal 3
Disney Magic lands at Changi Airport. From an 8 minute multi sensory show to Mickey Bouncy Castle to Meet and Greet with Mickey to daily performances, Changi Airport is transformed to a Winter wonderland!

Mickey Mouse Bouncy Playground
Opens : 12pm to 10pm. Terminal 3 , beside check in Row 11
Entry to the playground is free with minimum $30 spend at the airport. Every $30 spend will grant you one entry.

Multi Sensory show
Weekdays : 5 pm, 6 pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9 pm
Weekends : 1 pm, 3 pm, 5pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

Mickey and Minne meet and greet
19-21 Dec
1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30 pm, 7pm

Live performances
Various dates 630 to 7 pm

Read the Review here 

Mystica @ Night Safari
21, 22, 28, 29 Nov and 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 Dec (Fri and Sat) 
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Festivities at entrance are free, usual admission to park applies
Step into the enchanting wilderness of Mystica at Night Safari this year-end, where the mysterious Island Keeper, and his fascinating ensemble of all things wild, is waiting to challenge you with the Mystica Quest.

As you explore the wilderness wonderland, navigate puzzles and let the curious creatures guide you to places where ‘gems’ await. Collect these multi-coloured ‘gems’ to complete the Mystica Quest and be in for a sparkly surprise when you turn in your ‘treasure’ ( For the first 200 per night)

Zoo Hoo! @ Singapore Zoo
6-28 Dec

 Let the little ones unleash their heroism and become Zoo Hoo Wildlife Warriors at Singapore Zoo every weekend from 6 – 28 December, which promises fun and educational activities such as game challenges, art and craft stations and an interactive play and storytelling experience.

Source : Willdlife Press

Merry Fishmas 
17 Nov to 4 Jan
S.E.A Aquarium RWS

Want to inspire your kids’ love for learning and discovery? Let them take part in The Great Christmas Trail where they’ll get to hunt down 9 underwater presents and pick up incredible facts about schooling fish along the way.

Santa Clause & Elf Appearances

This festive season, Santa and his elf are suiting up in a different way – with mask and fins! Come catch Scuba Santa and Elf make their bubbly appearance underwater. Don’t forget your cameras and selfie sticks!

Time & Venue:
 11am – 11.30am Shipwreck Habitat
 2pm – 2.30pm Open Ocean Habitat

Da Vinci : Shaping the Future
Opens 15 Nov
Artscience Museum

The original masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, history's most well known artist and scientist, will be shown in Southeast Asia for the first time. Pages of the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci's largest notebook containing some of his most important works, will be available to view.

Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition
1 Nov to 1 March
The Annex , Science Center
Adults ($35) , Child ($27), including admission to Science Center
Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates 30 years of evolution of the much beloved and world famous Transformers series. The exhibition presents a snapshot of the history of Transformers and the scenes and robots of the Transformers movies in stunning life-like depiction. This exhibition will set visitors on an adventure as they embark on a quest to find out more about Transformers and come face to face with the signature 7m high Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! There’s more to it than meets the eye as the exhibition is filled with activities such as the challenging laser maze, Transformer movie screenings, photo opportunities, dynamic exhibits as well as a hands-on zone which will keep the whole family entertained and occupied!

Human Body Experience
Opens from May 2014
Hall B Science Center , $15 (Child) $20 Adults
If you’ve always wanted to explore the fascinating workings of the human body, why not dive right in? This journey takes you inside the human anatomy, through organs, muscles and systems, and lets you interact and play with the amazing functions of the body.
Sentosa Playcation 2014
15 Nov to 4 Jan 2015
Merlion Plaza, Beach Plaza, Palawan Beach
Activities include Giant inflatables such as Chill Out Santa Claus or 6 metre tall Christmas Tree. be amazed by the symphony of lights, an 8 minute extravaganza of colours, lights and music from 1-26 Dec 2014.

Dive into bikini bottom@ Downtown East
15th Nov - 31 Dec 
Downtown East

Meet and Greet (Dec only)
Weekends : 4pm & 7pm (6 Dec 7pm)

Get up-close and snap a memorable picture with SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star this holiday season! 30 Meet & Greet passes will be given out 30 mins prior to the session in front of Event Square (Main Stage).

Spongy Rush Hour Bash
15 Nov – 31 Dec (except Tuesday)
Weekdays: 5pm, 8pm
Weekends & Christmas: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm

Be one of the first 50 participants to pick up sponges released from SpongeBob SquarePants' pineapple house, and stand to win SpongeBob premiums and other fun treats absolutely FREE!

The Rock Carnival
22 & 23 Nov, 10am-4pm
The Rock School@ Bedok Community Centre , Fee : $15
The Carnival is a 2-day event (purchase a 1-day pass) with climbing as the highlight and side events like face painting, balloon sculpting, flea market and more. On top of a specially constructed bouldering wall with routes of varying difficulties, the highwall will be open for parent-child climbs. Climbers may stay and play for as long as they like, even throughout the whole 6 hours from 10am-4pm!
Bandai Character Fest
12-16 Nov
United Square Mall
Mark your calendars! From 12-16 November, exciting activities await you including stamp rally, Zord Builder Contest, Baymax Armour-up Assembling Contest, Henshin Contest, meet & greet sessions with Kamen Rider Fourze & Tamagotchi, and many more!
Singapura : 700 Years
28 Oct to 10 August
Free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
Experience Singapore’s transformation through the ages as it went from a humble fishing village to the pride of an empire, before finally achieving the status of being an independent nation-state as it is today. This immersive exhibition brings you through a riveting exploration of Singapore’s history as you will find yourself placed right in the midst of the nation’s defining moments. The exhibition consists of six sections, Archaeology in Singapore, Ancient Singapore (1300–1818), Colonial Singapore (1819–1942), Syonan-To (1942–1945), Road to Merdeka (1946–1965) and Independent Singapore (1965–1975).

National Orchid Garden School Holidays Special
8 Nov to 23 Nov
830am to 7 pm
Free admission for students and accompanying adults
Haven't been to the National Orchid Garden, now you can do it for free from 8 Nov to 23 Nov.Details here
From world class musicals to mall shows to the latest family friendly movies. The entertainment is aplenty to see for the little ones.
TLC Junior Claus
31 Oct -14 Dec
DBS Arts Center Home of SRT
Tickets from $35
A wonderful tale revolving around the heart of Christmas, Santa's Workshop in Christmas town. It tells the story of believing in the magic of Christmas. With dialogue and lyrics by Christopher Dimond and music by Michael Kooman, Junior Claus will bring Christmas magic back to life!Excellent Christmas production bought to you by The Little Company
Read our review here

Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story
27 Nov - 20 Jan 2015
Tickets from $58
Watch the classic J.M Barrie tale come alive in this theatrical spectacular brimming with highflying action, thrilling swordplay, magical fairy dust, and well-known pop songs from the likes of Robbie Williams, Josh Groban and Westlife given a refreshing makeover by musical director Matt Dunkley (the name behind the soundtracks of Moulin Rouge, Pirates of the Caribbean and Inception).You’ve read the book. You’ve watched the movie. Now see the boy who never grows up in this all-new theatrical adventureGet your tickets here

Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tale

27-30 Nov 2014, Various Timings

MasterCard Theatres @ Marina Bay Sands

Tickets From $35

Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairytale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life right in your hometown. Featuring dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, audiences will be captivated by the humor, fun and adventure of these spellbinding stories. Dream with the princesses, cheer for the heroes as they conquer evil villains, and marvel as these classic tales are brought to life in a theatrical experience that's pure magic.
Hi-5 House Hits 2014

5-6 Dec
11am, 3pm,7pm
"Hi-5 House Hits" will feature all of Hi-5's favourite, best-loved songs for you to sing and dance to. From big classic hits like L.O.V.E and Making Music with the whole Hi-5 gang to sweet solos, duets and trios from Mary, Stevie, Dayan, Ainsley and Tanika. Of course Chats and Jup Jup will be joining in on the fun and plenty of other surprises! See you at "Hi-5 House Hits" a show where you will become the star!
Nov 13-Dec 14
Tues to Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm, 8pm Sun 1pm , 6pm
Price from $95
MAMMA MIA!A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!

Singa and the Kindness Cubbies
14-16 Nov
14 Nov 730pm 15/16 Nov 230pm and 730pm
Suntec City East Atrium
Singa is back!Get up close and personal with the Kindness Chubbies as they sing and dance. There are activities booths such as Love Letters, Word Scramble and Kindness ! Spot it! during this event.Vivocity Roving PerformancesFunky Stills1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Nov, SaturdaysBeats of the Season2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Nov, Sundays

 Barbie : Live in the Secret Door
14 Nov to 21 Dec
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Live Shows
Join Barbie as she stars as Princess Alexa in a 25 Min musical extravaganza
The Centerpoint    14-23 Nov (except 17 Nov)
Causeway Point    25-30 Nov
Compass Point      2-7 Dec
Northpoint             9 -14 Dec

Meet and Greet
Anchorpoint          14-16 Dec
Changi City Point  21-23 Dec
Yewtew Point       11-14 Dec
Bedok Point         19 Dec

Christmas in wonderland
Tanglin Mall
15 Nov -1 Jan
Weekdays :730-8pm
Weekends : 730-8pm 830-9pm

Experience the legendary snow show in Tanglin Mall

Alice in a Christmas Wonderland Musical
West Cost Plaza
5-14 dec
7pm (Tues to Fri) 1pm, 4 pm, 7 pm (Sat,sun)

Join Alice, The Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat & White Rabbit as they celebrate Christmas in Wonderland

WINX Club Performance
Jurong Point Centre Stge Level 1
28-30 Nov 1pm, 3pm & 6pm
WINX Club Performances and Meet & Greet
50 passes per slot (150 passes per day). Spend $200 ($400 from NTUC) to qualify. (Maximum 3 same-day combined receipts to qualify)


Christmas Fantasy 2014 
Takashimaya Square B2
Nov-25 Dec

Live Shows
Hello Kitty
Now to 23 Nov
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

26 Nov to 2 Dec
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Meet and Greet
Batman & Catwoman
4 Dec to 9 Dec
1pm, 4pm, 7pm 

Angry Birds
11 Dec to 14 Dec
1pm, 4pm, 7pm 

Mr Men , Little Miss
Meet and Greet
11-21 Dec
Mon-Fri ( Except Wed) 2pm & 7pm
Sat & Sun 1pm, 3pm, 7pm
One KM Mall

Move it , Shake it
Live Shows/ Meet and Greet
28 Nov-8 Dec
Mon-Fri 2 pm & 7pm Sat-Sun 2pm, 5pm & 7pm

Forever Friend
West Mall 
13-21 Dec 

Live Shows
13-14 Dec, 19-21 Dec
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Meet & Greet
15-18 Dec
1pm 730 pm

Christmas with Porono
Marina Square
29 Nov-14 dec
3pm & 7pm (Tues to Thurs) 2pm, 4pm, 7pm ( Fri-Sun)

Meet Pororo  and Friends in the Porong Porong forest. First 50 families in the queue can meet and greet the characters

Light Balance : An Enchanting Show
Parkway Parade
28 Nov- 7 Dec (Except 1 Dec)
2pm , 5pm, 8pm 

Lights and Music Show by Light Balance

The Chuggington Winter Snow Party
6-21 Dec (Daily except Mon)
L1 Atrium
Tues-Fri 2pm , 7pm  Sat & Sun 1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Hop aboard Chuggers, Wilson is back with the trainees for a party!

Santa's Magical Workshop
Raffles City Level 3
28 Nov-7 Dec ( No Show on Monday)
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Be swept away by childlike wonder and mystery as Santa's Magical Toyshop conjures up a magical tale featuring well-loved Christmas characters like Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frostette, Toy Soldier and Ballerina. 

Festive Music Fiesta
Star Vista
1-23 Dec
Mon-Fri 12.30pm, 7.30pm, Sat-Sun 4.30pm, 7.30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with festive songs and music you can sing along to!

Miffy @ Flowerdome
22-23 Nov 12:00 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:45 PM, 5:00 PM
29-30 Nov 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM

Miffy is back at the Flower dome for a Meet and Greet!

United Square Mall Shows
Meet and Greet With Mamechi & Yumemitchi!
12-16 Nov

Dora the Explorer : Animalite Adventure
Live Shows/ Meet and Greet
20 Nov- 8 Dec
Mon-Fri 2 pm, 7pm Sat, Sun 2pm, 5pm, 7pm (No show Tues)

Move it, Shake it
Live Shows /Meet and Greet
11-18 Dec
Mon-Fri 2 pm, 7pm Sat, Sun 2pm, 5pm, 7pm (No Show Tues)


The Book of Life
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future
Penguins of Magadascar

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining andmysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico andPrivate now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind,led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know),voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine,voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world

Big Hero 6
This year's movie of the year for kids! Big Hero 6 is big on action and on hugs! An action pack animation filled with humour, tech, emotions and life lessons. Follow robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada transforming his friend , Baymax and gang of friends into high tech heros. This is one movie not to be missed!
The Learning never stops, especially if you learn from outside the classroom
Garden Troopers
24-25 Nov
Monday 24 Nov; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM at the Cannonball Room
Tuesday 25 Nov; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Participants to arrive at 8:30 AM at the Cannonball Room Bay South Garden, Gardens by the Bay
Fee $150, Suitable for Children 9-12
2-day adventure as a Junior Horticulturist and experience exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' tours and hands-on activities to learn more about GBTB rich biodiversity and how 'green gems' are being taken care of!
Family Fun Under the Sun: Frozen Fables
15 - 16 Nov 2014
Time: 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Flower Dome Free
On the third weekend of every month, round up the family for a day of Family Fun Under the Sun at Gardens by the Bay! Go on a journey of discovery at the garden, with special themed tours, craft workshops, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Christmas Skate Camp
Starts from 24 th Nov
Bishan Park, West Coast Park, East Coast Park
Stay Home This Christmas and treat your little ones to an elf-licious Christmas! This December School Holidays, treat your children to a fun and amazing Christmas-themed Skate Camp where your children will go on an amazing Christmas adventure with Santa and Little Elves on wheels! Other than picking up skating in just 4 days, your children can indulge in a Christmas activities like Build a gingerbread house, decorate gingerbread man, make a snow globe, giant bowling match, enjoy a Christmas Picnic and many, many more! Suitable for children age 3 to 12 years old.Full schedules and details here

ACT 3 Drama Sampler
22 & 23 Nov , From 930am
Art 3 Drama Academy, $10 for Parent and Child
Unlease your child creativity and imagination in a Drama Sampler Class. Parents will get to observe the child during this short class. If you like what you see, you might like to enroll the kids for holiday workshops Whale of a Time (Age 2-7) or Love Ooka (Age 8-10) or Moby Dick ( Age 11-15)Details here
The Dana Mini- 2 Days Photography Workshop
Nov 29 (3-5pm) and Dec 6 (2-245pm)
Singapore Art museum , Fee : $50
Remember the days when each film photograph was precious and had to be carefully framed before clicking the shutter? Get your hands on a film camera and learn various techniques of pinhole photography and discover new and creative approaches to photography during this two-day workshop. Participants will be provided a roll of film and loaned a Diana Mini* for shooting with during the workshop. Film will then be developed and scanned into a CD, which participants can collect at the end of the workshop. These workshops are conducted by Erny Melissa from Lomography Embassy Singapore.Details here 

New attractions and hidden gems waiting to be discovered

Madame Tussauds
Singapore Latest Global Attractions is here. Madame Tussauds opens its doors at Sentosa, Imbiah Lookout. Get up close and personal with local personalities like Lee Kuan Yew and Phua Chu Kang. Global stars are present too. This is one place to get Wacky with Famous stars!
See our Review Here

The Polliwog @ Suntec City
The latest playground opens its doors at Suntec City. This is the biggest Polliwogs in town!
Read our review here

Need more ideas for indoor playgrounds?Read our review of the latest indoor playgrounds of 2014 here
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