Today (12.12) is another grand shopping day, the so-called sequel to Singles Day (11.11). No doubt there will be great deals from many merchants, but let’s remember to slow down a bit and be more mindful of our spending. Our resources time, money, energy and those of the natural environment are both precious and limited.



*Please note this is a partial listing. And there are other free/frugal events happening elsewhere, especially at parks, museums, libraries, and community centres.


Continued from Previous Week

Source: Gardens by the Bay
Christmas Wonderland
Ends 26 Dec
4pm - 11pm
Cost: From $4 (online)
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Soak up the festivities with a dazzling array of activities and entertainment for everyone – a charming European-style Festive Market, outdoor skating under the stars, carnival games, kiddie rides, ‘snow’ in the tropics, and magical luminarie sculptures that transform the fairground into a stunning wonderland.
Source: Esplanade
Esplanade Presents | Come Together
Ends 31 Dec
Various timings
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade
Aside from free live performances every day at the Esplanade Concourse, there will be free shows at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre every weekend, PH and eve of PH. Special weekend craft activities and roving performances throughout the centre also await you at Come Together.
Source: Loop
LOOP Singpaore
Ends 31 Dec
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade Park
LOOP is a month-long lifestyle festival featuring local craft and wellness experiences that champion sustainability awareness. Featuring over a 100 experience partners, LOOP brings a different programming highlight weekly from workshops to outdoor movie screenings.


Upcoming Events

Source: ActiveSG‎
WPSC: Martial Arts Festival
13 Dec - 16 Dec
Weekday: 5pm - 8pm | Weekend: 11am - 8pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena
Martial arts experts in Aikido, Wushu, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, and Judo will awe you with an amazing line-up of demonstrations. There will also be free try-outs, fun activities and a festival bazaar. You can also go on a guided tour to the 18th World Pencak Silat Championship (transport included) for only $5 per person (fully payable with ActiveSG credits).
Source: Farah Diana Event & Management Pte Ltd
Jalan Jalan Makan Makan 2018
14 Dec - 16 Dec
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall A
Jalan Jalan Makan Makan is back for their second year! This halal mega food and shopping bazaar will feature over 180 different stalls selling food, desserts, drinks, clothes, and accessories. There will also be cooking demos by Chef Asman and live entertainment from Singaporean and Malaysian celebrities.
Source: nEbO
nEbO: Christmas Race!
14 Dec - 16 Dec
11am - 9pm
Cost: $10
Venue: Downtown East
Solve riddles and avoid lasers in the escape room and take part in fun activities with your family and friends at the Christmas RACE! This event is brought to you by students from Singapore Polytechnic, in collaboration with nEbO.
Source: Singapore Dog Festival™
Singapore Dog Festival™ 2018: A Canine Christmas
14 Dec - 16 Dec
Fri & Sat: 3pm - 11pm | Sun: 11am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Grandstand Outdoor Event Space
The inaugural Singapore Dog Festival™ is the first ever night market for dogs - and it's Christmas-themed! The festival will feature local and international dog product vendors, host educational talks and sharing sessions, and provide fun family-friendly activities for all.
Source: Sentosa
Pikachu Night Parade
14 Dec - 16 Dec | 21 Dec - 23 Dec
Cost: Free
Venue: Palawan Beach
Get up close with Pikachu in the first ever LED Pikachu Night Parade and Dance Show outside of Japan! Nine adorable Pikachu will march and dance along a 100m route, past Palawan Pirate Ship and Palawan Kidz City.
Source: [email protected] 2018
[email protected] 2018
14 Dec - 23 Dec
10am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 - 406
Meet local authors and celebrities (including Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong), participate in kids activities (colouring contest, spelling challenges, and more), and even trade in your old tech gadgets for cash. There will also be free workouts and enrichment workshops.
Source: Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens‎
Loewen Garden Christmas Market
15 Dec
9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: 75E Loewen Road
This will be Loewen Garden's last Farmers Market of the year. As usual, there will be food, drinks and great fun.
Source: NParks
Nparks: Gardeners' Day Out
15 Dec
9am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Venue: HortPark
For this edition of Gardeners' Day Out, you can go on a fun educational bee-themed trail featuring three different bee habitats. You can also create your own masterpiece by painting with botanical dyes. As usual, there will be a gardening bazaar and free plant clinic.
Source: National Museum of Singapore‎
Family Fun at the National Museum
15 Dec
10am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore. This year-end holiday, see their galleries through a different lens with creative workshops, drop-in craft stations, storytelling, and mesmerising performances.

Mindfulness @ Botanic Gardens
16 Dec
8am - 9.30am
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco-Lake Lawn
Start your day with mindful movement and practices at the Botanic Gardens. Remember to bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel to place on the ground.
Source: Global Migrant Festival‎
Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2018 - Finals
16 Dec
3.30pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: National Gallery Auditorium
Watch the finals for the 5th edition of the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition, featuring 21 shortlisted poets from 120 contestants. There will also be a play written, directed, and performed by migrant workers.

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