In reflecting upon the 5 years of Frugal in Singapore’s history, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for you, the readers, because of your continued support of this website. Merry Christmas! And may your holidays and New Year be filled with joyful memories.



*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: [email protected] 2018
[email protected] 2018
Ends 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: 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: Sentosa
Pikachu Night Parade
21 Dec - 23 Dec (2nd weekend)
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: Costume Run Singapore
Costume Run - 6th Edition
22 Dec
Meet up time: 7.45am - 8am
Cost: Free
Venue: ION Orchard (facing Orchard Road)
This Costume Run has no entry/registration fee! Even the costume is optional. Just turn up and have fun running together. Click here for the 10km route. There will also be a bag deposit site behind Far East Shopping Centre/Wheelock Place.
Source: Overjoyed‎
Winter Wonderland Marketplace
22 Dec
10am - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Overjoyed, 89 Short Street B1-08
Overjoyed's Winter Wonderland presents a selection of good products made by various artist ambassadors and booth vendors. There will also be fringe activities, including a Children's Colouring Contest, Journaling Craft Corner, Winter-Themed Photo Booth, and Demonstrations of Paper Marbling, Bouquet & Wreath Making.
Source: The Moon
Book Swap
22 Dec
2pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: The Moon, 37 Mosque Street
As the busy shopping season rounds the corner, it’s important to remember that the spirit of giving can be every bit as fun as buying! Dust off your library and come trade your books with other readers (or with The Moon's second-hand library)!
Source: Dental Shield Asia‎
Keep Your Children Smiling
22 Dec
4pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Great Eastern Centre, 1 Pickering Street
Do your kids really understand why brushing is important, or do they just do it for you as a performance (and only when you are watching)? Bring your kids to this educational fair where they can play games to learn more about dental hygiene.
Source: HoneyKids Asia‎
HoneyKids presents Santa's Greetings with Plaza Singapura
22 Dec - 23 Dec
2pm - 5pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Plaza Singapura, Level 1
You’re invited to a FREE Christmas party! There will be face-painting, storytelling, sing-alongs, and photo taking with Santa. Check their website for the full schedule of activities.
Source: TPMC
Light of Christmas 2018
22 Dec - 23 Dec
5pm - 9.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh Central Amphitheatre, 181A Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Light of Christmas 2018 is a collaboration between Toa Payoh Methodist Church and Toa Payoh Central CC. There will be performances, artificial snow, visual art installations, food, games, rides, crafts and retail booths by social enterprises. Admission is free.
Source: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
22 Dec 2018 - 24 Mar 2019
4pm - 11pm
Cost: Free admission
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is back with new thrilling rides and carnival games. There will also be special themed nights and performances on the weekends. Entry is free, but games cost $5 - $8 to play, and rides are $9, except for the Mach 5 which is $14.
Source: [email protected]
Silent Disco Countdown Party
24 Dec & 31 Dec
9.30pm - 1am
Cost: Free
Venue: [email protected]
Countdown to Christmas 2018 and welcome the New Year 2019 with a Silent Disco party. Free wireless, noise-cancelling headphones will be provided for you (to borrow) so that you can tune in and party to beats by 3 DJs spinning disco, house and rock music.

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