And just like that, we’ve arrived at the final month of the year again. Before time completely zooms by us, we’ve put together a list of the best things to do this December for you to enjoy the festive month with your loved ones and create new memories for years to come.
ADD A LITTLE MORE MAGIC INTO OUR HOLIDAYS WITH HENDRICK’S GIN
Renowned globally for their delicious and refreshing gin, the distinct botanical spirit invites us to celebrate the magical season by simply adding “A Little Hendrick’s” in our holidays. From extravagant feasts to intimate gatherings, elevate your parties with Hendrick’s Gin’s delightful concoctions, or gift a special person the limited-time only Hendrick’s Measurement Maestro Pack, with an intricate Hendrick’s jigger and a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin itself. From now till Jan 01, escape to a dreamy Christmas Wonderland in Gardens by the Bay, and visit Hendrick’s pop-up – including the Hendrick’s Holiday Hot Air Balloon Bar – to experience all manners of yuletide oddities and a host of holiday pours for a truly unforgettable celebration.
BREAK A RECORD FOR CHARITY WITH ROYAL PLAZA ON SCOTTS
On Dec 03, get together and participate in Royal Plaza on Scotts’ Heart for Charity drive. The first of a series of festive fund-raising activities organised in partnership with Community Chest, the hotel will be putting up over 450 portions of their signature Bread-and-Butter Pudding, to be arranged in the shape of a giant heart – setting a new record for charity with the largest bread-and-butter pudding heart ever made in Singapore. After the ground-breaking feat has been verified, you’ll get to buy individual portions of the giant heart pudding. Donors will also stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes sponsored by Royal Plaza on Scotts, including a 2D1N stay at the hotel.
BUILD YOUR OWN DESSERT TRAIN WITH THE KIDS
Come Dec 10, bond with the little ones this holiday with FairPrice Xtra and Little Day Out’s virtual food crafting class. Learn to assemble a Christmas dessert train with sweet and savoury snacks, then adorn the landscape with festive Christmas trees and creative finishing touches. The best part? You’ll get to enjoy all that beautifully arranged treats together. All proceeds from the class will be going to the Singapore Children’s Society.
CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF HAPPINESS WITH ANDERSEN’S OF DENMARK
In honour of the momentous occasion, Andersen’s of Denmark has launched new items on their vibrant menu. Known for their gourmet ice cream, cakes, and Danish waffles, they now serve an all-new Danish Inspired Bingsu – a fusion of Danish ice cream and the traditional Korean shaved ice dessert in four delectable flavours. Including Mango Blondie, Creamy Cookies, Strawberry Tickles, and Triple Chocolate Fantasy. Also making a debut is their all-new and improved Belgian Waffles, made using authentic Belgian ingredients and customisable with Andersen’s range of toppings and premium ice cream.
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH PAW PATROL AT CITY SQUARE MALL
Gear up for a paw-some Christmas celebration this season at City Square Mall, as they welcome the beloved pups to the mall. In partnership with Paramount Consumer Products Asia, watch the PAW Patrol team roll into action on stage, along with a fun-filled calendar of activities for everyone to enjoy from now till Dec 28. Especially for fans, look out for exclusive PAW Patrol merchandise to redeem when you spend at City Square Mall.
COUNTDOWN TO A NEW YEAR WITH THE SKECHERS SUNDOWN LIVE EVENT
After a two-year hiatus, the SKECHERS Sundown festival franchise is finally back for a one-night only Live Countdown Event on Dec 31. Headlining the programme is internationally acclaimed South Korean DJ Soda, alongside other stellar acts, including DJ PIN and DJ Inquisitive. Held at Palawan Green in Sentosa, the countdown party will include exciting fringe events for the whole family – including your pets! From the art of engraving and face painting, to feature film screenings and a pop-up food village, head over for an evening of fun and laughter. Doors open at 4pm.
DINE AMONG DINOSAURS AT GARDENS BY THE BAY
Singapore’s first-ever dinosaur-themed food hall, Jurassic Nest transports diners into another world as 18 dinosaurs take up residence there, nestled within our iconic Gardens by The Bay. Watch these dinosaurs come alive every day as you enjoy the myriad of mouth-watering choices available – Jurassic Nest is also Singapore’s first food hall that boasts a line-up of more than 50% Michelin-rated culinary brands. While there, don’t forget to tag @jurassicnest as you post your vids of the new experience on Tiktok and stand a chance to win $1,888 in cash!
ENJOY SUBWAY’S 26TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
As one of our favourite sandwich brands, Subway is celebrating their 26th year with a series of seasonal specials and promotions around one of our most consumed meats: chicken. Fans can look forward to Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and Spicy Mexican Chicken Bowls alongside a return of the festive Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie. Throughout this period, Subway is also offering special promotions on their most popular chicken offerings – including their Roasted Chicken and Chicken Teriyaki subs. Oh, and make sure you don’t forget to grab the limited-edition SubBro plushie when you spend $20 in a single receipt at any Subway outlet island-wide via their website. Come Dec 10 to Jan 15, look out for their giant Count-and-Win Chicken Bowl at Kallang Wave Mall, guess the number of toy chickens within the bowl, submit your answers via an Instagram post, and stand a chance to win exclusive merch and vouchers from both Subway and Sport Singapore (SportSG).
EXPERIENCE A PINK CHRISTMAS ALONG ORCHARD ROAD
Create new memories with your favourite people as you celebrate this festive season with the Museum of Ice Cream’s Pinkmas adventure featuring larger-than-life installations and insta-worty spots along Orchard Road’s orchardgateway and 313@somerset. Tick off and complete fun activities on their Cone-nection Challenge from now till Dec 26 to redeem exclusive prizes – simply collect your Cone-nection Cube cards at any station located within the precinct’s malls to begin your adventure.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR STAYCAY DATE
Enjoy a different type of fun with M Social’s Bearskin Paint Pouring Staycation package. Collaborating with Build-a-Brick Studio, the vibrant hotel presents a stay unlike any others with an art jamming session thrown into the mix, giving us therapeutic experiences as we let our creativity and vivid paint flow. Choose from different bear figurine sizes and design your own bearskin on your next retreat.
GET HOLD OF THE SINGAPORE-EXCLUSIVE #FR2 X SNKRDUNK COLLECTION
Partnering for the first time, Japan’s leading sneaker marketplace SNKRDUNK and cult streetwear brand Fxxking Rabbits releases an exclusive capsule collection, featuring parodic graphics in a nod to both brands’ mutual passion for disruption in their respective scenes. From Dec 17 onwards, the limited-edition collection will be sold exclusively at SNKRDUNK Singapore within Mandarin Gallery. Every purchase will also come with special co-branded stickers.
GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE ICONIC SINGAPORE MOTORSHOW 2023
After three years, Singapore’s largest and most iconic motoring event is finally coming back. Making its return from Jan 12 to 15 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Singapore Motorshow 2023 is more than simply a car show. In partnership with MediaCorp, expect to find highlights such as the acclaimed Russ Swift Stunt Show, all-new models from 24 automotive brands, an extensive line-up of the latest electric vehicles, meet-and-greet sessions with MediaCorp celebrities, and even a lucky draw where winners stand to walk away with a Nissan or Subaru car!
GRAB THE NEW HEINEKEN SILVER CAPSULE COLLECTION
Presenting yet another ground-breaking collaboration, Heineken Silver teams up with music collective and apparel imprint Yeti Out to present the new Heineken Silver x Yeti Out Capsule Collection, an exciting series featuring t-shirts, shorts, a reversible bucket hat, tote bags, and socks with the “Globally Known / Locally Grown” tagline. Exclusively available from Dec 01 to 04 at the Heineken Silver x Yeti Out Capsule Popup, part of Culture Cartel 2022 happening at *SCAPE.
GRAB YOUR TICKETS TO THE UPCOMING ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
After almost 3 years, the electrifying action of professional basketball is finally back in Singapore. Happening over seven nights from Jan 02 to 08 at the OCBC Arena, eight professional teams from around the region will compete for superiority at the 2023 ABL Invitational tournament. Showcasing the best of the region’s basketball, the Singapore Slingers will be joined by the Hong Kong Eastern, Saigon Heat, Macau Black Bears, Bangkok Tigers, NS Matrix Malaysia, Louvre Surabaya, and Zamboango Valientes. Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.
HUNT FOR SANTA AT CAPITOL SINGAPORE AND CHIJMES
Wrap up the year at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES as they join us in our festive cheer with a myriad of Christmas celebrations. From now till Dec 26, immerse in a bustling Capitol Kempinksi Christmas Market at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza. Shop for gifts and festive treats from over 50 participating merchants, or head over to CHIJMES to witness the magic of their iconic projection mapping, snowfall, carollers, and live string acoustics. For more thrill, keep your eyes peeled for Santa as you join in the Find Secret Santa hunt for a chance at free mall vouchers!
IMMERSE IN A DIFFERENT DINING EXPERIENCE WITH ANDSOFORTH
Singapore’s first and largest immersive dining company, ANDSOFORTH will change the way you experience a night out with their range of adventures – brought to life by a team of creatives and performers – designed to bring everyone on a journey of epic proportions. Running a holiday special from Dec 22 to 31, their Around the World in 80 Days and ABSURDITIES experiences will both feature limited-edition holiday crafted drinks, alongside new interactive elements with redeemable items in the former, as well as special gifts and discounts on drink packages when you turn up for the latter in Christmas-themed outfits.
JOURNEY THROUGH 6 DECADES OF MUSIC WITH TIPPLING CLUB’S NEWEST MENU
As part of Tippling Club’s A Guide to Modern Drinking, Volume III, 6 Decades of Music draws inspiration from Head Bartender Arathorn Grey’s love for music. Paying homage to an artist and their music with each drink, the menu offers a curated selection of 31 crafted tipples inspired by the hits and jams over the years. Complete the experience by pairing your drinks with a curated playlist available from the menu.
PARTY AT ZOUKOUT
A long-awaited return, Asia’s first and longest-running dusk-to-dawn dance music festival is finally back – and if you still have’t heard, ZoukOut is happening on Dec 02 and 03 at Siloso Beach! Headliners this year include Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Gryffin, SLANDER, Cash Cash, Shiba San, and WUKONG, joining Tiësto and Zedd in bringing revellers on an ultimate trip to ZoukOut’s Futuristic City of Dreams. Tickets are selling out fast, so act now to be part of the iconic party.
SNAG EXCLUSIVE HELLO KITTY COLLECTIBLES
Exciting news for fans of Hello Kitty – the iconic character is now at FairPrice! Complete with a sweet pastel pink shade, the exclusive line-up available for redemption includes homeware and lifestyle sets that’ll definitely sit pretty on any fan’s table. As part of NTUC FairPrice’s Loyalty Programme, get a piece of these Hello Kitty collectibles at a special price with every 4 Bonus Points (issued from now till Mar 01). Microwave-friendly, the range includes a Ceramic Cup with Coaster and Silicon Lid, Tea Pot with Glass Cup, 3-piece Ceramic Dinnerware, a matching 2-piece Bamboo Handle Serving Set, and, from Jan 01 onwards, there’s even an exclusive Mahjong Solitaire Set!
TASTE TSUI WAH’S NEW MENU
Synonymous with authentic Hong Kong-style dishes, foodies in Singapore can now satisfy their cravings any time of day with Tsui Wah’s new baked offerings, weekend breakfast menu, and weekday set dinners. From comforting noodle soup for breakfast at JEM and Jewel Changi Airport, Spiced Pork Chop with Green Onion and Egg Fried Rice for dinner, to Bolo Buns and Egg Tarts baked fresh daily, they offer a convenient solution for gourmands needing an indulgent fix any day.
TRY LOCAL HAWKERFARE WITH JAPANESE RICE
Showcasing the versatility of Japanese rice, the Japan Rice and Rice Industry Export Promotion Association is collaborating with local hawkers from now till Dec 16 to use premium Japanese rice in their traditional offerings, adding an elevated touch to local favourites like Claypot Century Egg with Minced Meat Porridge, Bak Kut Teh, Kampong Chicken Rice, and Teochew Braised Duck & Kway Chap.