This week, have a different kind of shopping and dining experience with these limited-time pop-up markets — The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival, The Great Green Marketplace, LOOP Singapore, Twilight Express: Flea & Feast, and Public Garden Christmas Market. Or, you can have the ultimate anti-shopping experience at another edition of the Singapore Really Really Free Market.



*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: SIFF
Singapore International Film Festival
Ends 9 Dec
Various timings
Cost: Regular: $12 | Concession $0.50
Venue: Various
The Singapore International Film Festival showcases international films and provides a global platform for the best of Singapore cinema. With its focus on groundbreaking Asian cinema, this prestigious event is known for its dynamic programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.
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: Clarke Quay‎
The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival
5 Dec - 9 Dec
6pm - 11pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Read Bridge
An inaugural outdoor pop-up dining concept, The Great Clarke Quay FEASTival will showcase the impressive repertoire and myriad of flavours offered street-style on Read Bridge, in a convivial outdoor setting, under the stars, overlooking the Singapore River.
Source: WeWork
The Great Green Marketplace
6 Dec
5pm - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: WeWork, 8 Cross St
Come celebrate the launch of WeWork 8 Cross Street at The Great Green Marketplace. Find sustainable gift ideas, enjoy tunes by local trio, The Next Movement, and join in one of their curated workshops. Remember to bring your own tote bag for your gifts and a reusable mug to get complimentary drinks from our GoGreen Bar.
Source: Cluny Court
Cluny Court Christmas Fair + Santa's Grotto
7 Dec
10am - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Cluny Court
Santa Claus is coming to town! The fourth edition of the Christmas Fair promises an eclectic mix of wares and treasures from one-of-a-kind festive traders. You can even order your real pine or fir tree there too! And, get your picture taken with Santa (Visit their website for details of the schedule).
Source: Red Dot Design Museum Singapore‎
MAAD - Market of Artists And Designers
7 Dec
5pm - 12am
Cost: Free
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum
Expect to meet some of the most dexterous crafters, artists and designers working with unique, quirky, handmade or original creations ranging from ceramics, literature, art and accessories. Free entry to the Red Dot Design Museum.
Source: Esplanade
Voices - A Festival of Song
7 Dec - 9 Dec
Various Timing
Cost: Free
Venue: Esplanade
Voices – A Festival of Song, in its 6th edition, is a 3-day celebration of vocal music. Be wowed by a wide range of free vocal music performances including choral, a cappella, musical theatre, show and pop choir, classical singing, jazz, doo wop, motets and madrigals, xinyao and more. You can also sing your heart out with free Karaoke along the waterfront.
Source: Twilight: Flea & Feast‎
Twilight Express: Flea & Feast
7 Dec - 9 Dec
11am - 10pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401 & 402
Inspired by Australia’s street food markets, Twilight Express: Flea & Feast aims to bring the trendiest and tastiest foods to the heart of Singapore.
Source: Lifelong Learning Institute‎
LLI Skills Bazaar
8 Dec
1pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute
Have a memorable learning and gifting experience this season at the LLI Skills Bazaar. Take part in the myriad of interactive workshops to pick up new skills and make your own personalized gifts. These workshops are subsidised at $10. Gift your creation to your loved ones or donate it to partner charity organizations, AWWA and MINDS.
Source: Voices For Animals
Voices For Animals
8 Dec
4.30pm onward
Cost: Free
Venue: Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road
Voices for Animals welcomes you and your furkid(s) to A Furry Christmas. There will be various sales booths, free goodie bags, an adoption drive, a concert under the stars and other activities lined up for you and your furkid(s).
Source: NParks
NParks Live Out Loud: Battle of the Bands 2018 Grand Finals
8 Dec
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: East Coast Park, Parkland Green
Root for finalists JEM Band, Sylverfront, The Peppertree Band and 2nd as they give their all for a final shot at the grand prize – professional training sessions and the opportunity to perform at NParks Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra®.
Source: Public Garden
Public Garden Christmas Market 2018
8 Dec - 9 Dec
1pm - 7pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 403
Public Garden Christmas is an annual event where you can spend time with the people close to your heart and choose a special gift for each of them. The event is a one-stop station for customers who are looking to be inspired in terms of gift-giving, as there are many things to find and discover.
Source: Bollywood Veggies‎
Bolly Jolly Festive Sundays
9 Dec
10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road
Get your children off their screens and bring them outdoors to plant paddy, make a Christmas terrarium or an all-natural plant-based body scrub, and experience some archery, woodworking, block-printing and ceramic painting. This event, market and restaurant is free to enter and activities start at just $10.
Source: NParks
Film screening - Acid Ocean
9 Dec
11am - 12pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Function Hall Botany Centre Level 1
Do you know how our oceans are impacted by climate change? Find out more about the threats to coral reefs and the opportunities to turn the situation around through the screening of the award-winning film – Acid Ocean. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Source: SRRFM
Singapore Really Really Free Market 58
9 Dec
1.30pm - 6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Stage Area at Blk 538 Bedok North St 3
The Really Really Free Market is a temporary market based on the concept of giving and building a community based on sharing resources, caring for one another and improving the collective lives of all. Everything is free! Come share your stuff (books, cds, toys, food, etc) or skills (tarot card reading, hair cutting, etc) by giving them to others who need them.

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