The Christmas season is upon us. As one of the most “consumerised” holidays, let’s remember to be mindful of our spending, and be grateful for the things we already have. And let’s not forget the true meaning of the holiday.   



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


Continued from Previous Week

Giving Week
28 Nov - 5 Dec
Various times

Cost: By donation
Venue: Various
Giving Week is a national movement that encourages everyone to give back. During this week, corporates, non-profits and individuals across Singapore come together to make a difference. Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, fund raise or head down to the festivals, every bit counts towards building our #CityofGood.
Singapore International Film Festival
23 Nov - 3 Dec

Cost: Mix of Free & Ticketed events
Venue: Various
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running (since 1987) film event in Singapore. Be inspired with the festival masterclasses, in-conversation sessions, talks, and panel discussions delivered by guest directors, producers, actors and industry experts.
Holiday Escapade with S'pore Discovery Centre
18 Nov - 1 Jan 2018

Cost: Free
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre & Army Museum of Singapore

Have an adventure at S'pore Discovery Centre and the Army Museum of Singapore, where admission during the school holidays is free. As part of their Holiday Escapade programme, there will be thematic exhibition tours, hands-on challenges, and Christmas activities.
Bright Nights at Sentosa
5 Oct - 28 Dec
6pm - 10pm

Cost: Free (island admission fee applies)
Venue: Siloso Beach, Palawan Green, & Merlion Plaza

As part of Bright Nights at Sentosa, after 6pm, there will be lots of 1-for-1 deals and FREE Grab Shuttle rides (on Thursdays only) from VivoCity, Mapletree Business City, and Keppel Bay. Catch the daily Merlion Magic Lights show, the visual spectacle with a new, fun and groovy theme. Show times are 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm & 9.15pm (weekdays) with 2 additional shows at 9.45pm and 10.15pm on weekends.


Upcoming Events

Civil Service Club: Eco Christmas Fiesta
1 Dec - 3 Dec, 8 Dec - 10 Dec
Fri: 4pm - 9pm | Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm

Cost: Free
Venue: CSC @ Changi
There will be stage games, Christmas caroling, an eco-friendly dress up competition, appearances by Santa, a children's carnival, and snowfall sessions (7.30pm & 8.30pm) on the weekend days.
Hi-5 Gift of Music
1 Dec - 10 Dec (no show on 4 Dec)
1pm, 4pm, 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Takashimaya Square, Level B2
Join Hi-5 for a festive musical show full of your favourite Hi-5 songs and Christmas classics.
Christmas Wonderland
1 Dec - 26 Dec
4pm - 11pm

Cost: Tickets from $4
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, offers the biggest, brightest and most magical experience ever, across 57,000sqm. Be greeted by a giant luminious Christmas Tree, part of the Italian luminarie – Sculptures of Light throughout the fairground. Look forward to an array of activities such as fun family-friendly acrobatic performances by Circus Abyssinia Present Ethiopian Dreams, skating under the stars, carnival games and more. You can also visit Santa's Grotto for a photo op with Santa. Save money by buying your tickets online.
Sports Hub: Community Play Day
2 Dec
9am - 7pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Sports Hub, OCBC Square
Share the gift of quality time with your loved ones, while also giving back to the community at the Sports Hub Community Play Day. Highlights include free group workouts, the ActiveSG OAC Family AdvRace, health and parenting talks, sports tryouts and challenges, face painting, traditional games, and a movie screening of Karate Kid. You can also get your HPB Diabetes Risk Assessment at this event.
e2i Festival of Learning
2 Dec
9.30am - 5pm

Cost: Free
Venue: e2i, 80 Jurong East ST 21, Level 2
Keep up with essential future skills useful at the work place, and take ownership of a new learning journey for self-development and career progression. There will be seminars, SkillsFuture Advice Workshops, and a UTAP Skills Upgrading Fair.
NParks Live Out Loud
2 Dec
5.30pm - 8.30pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park & East Coast Park

NParks' open mike series, "Live Out Loud" (LOL), showcases budding talents, with performances taking place in our green spaces. Each performer will be given 15 minutes to display their talents, be it singing, dancing, playing an instrument, beatboxing or rapping. The 2 concurrent LOL sessions are: Music in the Park (Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 5.30pm - 7pm) and Music by the Beach (East Coast Park, Parkland Green, 6.30pm - 8.30pm).
The UP Market 2017
2 Dec
11am - 6pm

Cost: Free
Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub Atrium
The UP Market is Singapore’s first upcycling-themed market that aims to build a community of upcyclers to share upcycling ideas and products, and to promote upcycling and other sustainable lifestyles. Come and learn about upcycling and shop for unique upcycled items, or learn how to upcycle your own products at the upcycling workshops.
Singapore Farm Festival X 11th KCFM 2017
2 Dec - 3 Dec
12pm - 8pm | 10am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: D'Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2
The 11th Kranji Countryside Farmer's Market and the 2017 Singapore Farm Fest offers you their best produce, farm to table makan, live entertainment and workshops. Support local farming from Quan Fa Organic Farm, Kin Yan Agrotech, Yili Farm, Jolly Green Agriculture, Pacific Agro and many more. TouchWood GUI (Ground up Initiative) will also be conducting craft workshops using recycled wood.
Beautiful Sunday: Sounds of Anime
3 Dec
3pm - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: The Esplanade Concert Hall

Join Mus'Art Youth Wind Orchestra for a fantastic afternoon of music from your favourite Japanese anime, featuring cult classics such as Space Battleship Yamato to popular favourites like Attack on Titan. Imaginative, whimsical and epic, it is no wonder that Japanese anime and its music has a universal appeal for the hearts of people of all ages around the world.
Sunday on the Hill - Art Jammin'
3 Dec
3pm - 10pm

Cost: Free admission
Venue: kult kafé, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

Enjoy an afternoon of music (open mic sessions), art jamming (chargeable at $30 for 2 persons), food & drinks, and good company.
Red Cross Thrift Store Sunday Sales
3 Dec
11am - 4pm

Cost: Free
Venue: 15 Penang Ln

Come on down to the Year End Sale at Shop @ Red Cross House for fantastic buys, from brand new to pre-loved apparels, shoes, electronic and household items - all at affordable prices. Proceeds help to sustain Red Cross local humanitarian services.
Thomson Celebrating Life Family Carnival
3 Dec
12.30pm - 5pm

Cost: Free for Friends of Thomson Medical & Thomson patients & family members
Venue: SCAPE, #04-01
Highlights for this event includes a Piloxing workout, carnival games, a bouncy castle, cooking demo, and free health screenings (BMI & blood pressure). You can also redeem a goodie bag worth $30.
A Merry Little Christmas Festival at Orchard
6 Dec - 10 Dec
Various times

Cost: Free
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, Dhoby Ghaut Green
A Merry Little Christmas Festival at Orchard invites you and your kids to free Christmas fun, with activities such as face painting, clay art, balloon sculpting, Christmas carols, free-flow popcorn, and a photo session with Santa. Santa will make his appearance on 9 Dec from 5pm - 6pm and10 Dec from 3pm - 4pm.

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