December is finally here! If 2016 was an average year for you, here are 13 fun activities to help you wrap up the year with a bang!
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Party people, it’s time for ZoukOut again!! Woohoo.
And the lineup for this year’s beach blowout is mega exciting, with more activities to keep you happy from dusk to dawn.
From headliners like Zedd and Hardwell to a food village fuelled by Park Bench Deli, Decker Barbecue and more, ZoukOut is going to be a weekend of non-stop partying.
We are heading to ZoukOut with our ambassadors, follow us on instagram for updates!
2. Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy
Remember the days where we thought Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy was super hot?
We might have outgrown that phase but it’s never too old to relive those memories through a different format.
Watch newly produced Final Fantasy video footages as an orchestra perform pieces composed by Nobuo Uematsu for the much loved game.
Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy
Date: 3 December 2016
Venue: The Star Performing Arts Centre #04-01, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 138617
Ticket Price: $75-$215
Event/ Ticketing Website: The Star
3. IKEA Xmas
What do you get when you combine everybody’s favourite furniture store and favourite season? IKEA Xmas!
For two weekends over the month, IKEA will be hosting a series of events to celebrate Christmas!
There will be a gift wrapping demonstration, tea light decoration workshop, origami workshop and even a Santa walkabout!
It’s definitely going to be about the Christmas spirit and festival cheers, not just the furniture!
Date: 3-4 and 10-11 December 2016
Time: 1:30pm- 6:45pm
IKEA Alexandra, 317 Alexandra Rd, 159965
IKEA Tampines, 60 Tampines North Drive 2, 528764
Website & Event Schedule: IKEA
4. Lang Leav Book Tour
Our favourite poet Lang Leav is coming to town! Mark your dates!
Come and get your 2016 bittersweet sentiments together and join Lang on a 3-day bookstore hop around Singapore.
Lang Leav SG Book Tour
Date: 9 December
Time and Venue: 10:30am (Popular Bookfest, Suntec Convention Hall), 4:00pm (Kinokuniya Bugis Junction)
Date: 10 December
Time and Venue: 10:30am (Times Bookstore, Tampines 1), 4:00pm (Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Level 4 Ngee Ann City)
Date: 11 December
Time and Venue: 3:00pm (Kinokuniya Jurong Store)
Event Page: Lang Leav Book Tour
5. Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2016
Mums… they nag you for wearing flip flops all the time. But this time round, she won’t nag you because it’s flip flop for a good cause.
A good pair of shoes will get you to places. But what’s it like to walk in the shoes of underprivileged children?
Head down to Safra for a 3.5km walk on 10 December. You’ll get to flip flop your way down the scenic waterway!
With the aim of inspiring Singaporeans to be part of a community-driven effort, The Slipper Race 2016 intends to raise SGD$100,000 in funds to empower educational programmes in Singapore and Cambodia.
Since it’s the season of giving, why not contribute a little to charity?
Project Happy Feet Slipper Race
Date: 10 December 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Venue: SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Punggol, Singapore 828654
Price: $15 (4-12 years old), $30 (Students), $40 (Adults & SAFRA members), $144 (Group of 4 adults)
Ticketing Website: Project Happy Feet
Event Page: Project Happy Feet Slipper Race 2016
6. Doggie Retreat Xmas Fundraiser
Looking for something fun to do with your fur babies? This event lets you do something good at the same time!
Join the Doggie Retreat, a Christmas fundraiser, for the less fortunate dogs on the streets and in the shelter.
All you need to do is to enrol your doggie as a participant of the walkathon, walk with them, and raise funds in their name to donate to the cause.
Proceeds of the fundraiser will be channelled to Causes for Animals (Singapore), a no-kill shelter that strives towards a stray free Singapore.
Registration is currently closed due to overwhelming response, but you can still donate to the cause or just head to the event to spend time with furry friends.
7. SCAPE Naughty or Nice Xmas Special – Art Jamming Experience
If shopping is not your kinda therapy, painting might just be it!
Bring your family and friends down to SCAPE for a mass art jamming event this festive season.
It’s a no stress art jam session. All you need to do is to let your creative juices flow. Go wild on your own canvas – no one will judge you.
Art jamming slots are limited, so hurry up and sign up today!
SCAPE Naughty or Nice Art Jamming
Date: 10 December 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: SCAPE 2 Orchard Link #04-01, Singapore 237978
Price: $30/ pax (free flow of acrylic paint is provided)
Ticketing Website: Paintertaintment
Event Page: SCAPE Naughty or Nice Art Jamming
8. Indie Wine Tasting
There’s indie music, indie films, and of course Indie Wine!
This December, head to Kith Cafe at Millenia Walk for your one of a kind vino tasting.
At just $48 nett per person, you get to taste 5 very hard to pronounce yet exquisite French wine! On top of that, they will also be serving some grub to go with your wine.
Be it Chardonnay or Cabernet, we bet you’ll be extremely happy with your grape fix.
Indie Wine Tasting
Date: 9 December, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Kith Cafe Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-44/45, 039596
Ticket Price: $48
Ticketing Website: Kith
Event Page: Indie Wine Tasting
9. A Taste Of Ishikawa At Keyaki
You’ve worked hard this year, so how about rewarding yourself with some Japanese Snow Crab and Premium Beef?
For the second time, Keyaki at Pan Pacific is bringing back the Ishikawa taste for us to savour this December.
Known as the ‘Food Treasury’ of Japan, the Ishikawa Prefecture is all about the good stuff (read: high quality seafood)!
From the soft textured with high quality fat Noto Beef to the King of the Sea Kanougani (Snow Crab) that is famed for its delicately sweet meat, you are in for a treat!
A Taste Of Ishikawa At Keyaki
Date: 16 November – 16 December 2016
Time: 1.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm
Venue: Keyaki 4/L Pan Pacific Singapore 7 Raffles Boulevard, 039595
Price: Sets at $180++, Ala carte at $15++
Reservation: +65 6826 8240 or email [email protected].
Website: Pan Pacific Singapore
10. Fundraising Supper Club for Oogachaga
Fancy the idea of a menu curated by celebrity chef Bill Ho while doing charity at the same time?
Head to 8 Cafe & Bar for a 3-course dining experience while contributing to Oogachaga’s fundraiser.
Oogachaga is Singapore’s only community-based support and development organisation working exclusively with LGBTQ individuals and families since 1999.
As their main funders have cut back on their fundings, Oogachaga is organising a series of fundraisers, seeking the community’s support so that they can continue supporting the local LGBTQ’s community in the years to come.
Fundraising Supper Club
Date: 10 December 2016
Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm
Venue: 8 Cafe & Bar, 8 Bukit Pasoh Rd, 089822
Price: $90, $160 (for 2 pax), $300 (for 4 pax)
Ticketing Website: Peatix
Event Page: Fundraising Supper Club
11. MAAD Pyjamas Xmas Pop Up
Tis’ the season to be giving. Still struggling with your Xmas shopping?
Head to the Red Dot Design Museum for a different kind of flea market.
Featuring 130 artists, designers, crafters and creators from the community, this will be one of the largest art and design marketplaces.
The best part of all, it only ends after 12AM!! Late night shopping, anyone?
MAAD Pyjamas Xmas Pop Up
Date: 2 December 2016
Time: 5:oopm – 12:00am
Venue: Red Dot Design Museum 28, Maxwell Road
Event Page: MAAD Pyjamas Xmas Pop Up
12. Sunset Pasar
If shopping is your thing and you’re sick of the same old malls, head over to Sunset Pasar for some alternative retail therapy!
This pasar is not just about shopping. There will also be live open mic sessions, music, cocktails, art & craft workshops and it’s pet friendly!
That sure sounds like a good vibes Saturday!
Date: 3 December 2016
Time: 12:00pm- 7:00pm
Venue: CANVAS 20 Upper Circular Road, B1-01, The Riverwalk, 058416
Event Page: Sunset Pasar
13. Christmas Farmers’ Market
Want to cook up a storm but don’t know where to look for super fresh ingredients?
The Farmers’ Market at Loewen Garden is the perfect place to go to for some organic vegetables and fresh food.
If you’re too lazy to cook, there will also be vendors selling gourmet meals, wines, home-made baked goods, as well as handicraft.
Pretty sure you won’t go home empty handed… or in this case, with an empty stomach.
Christmas Farmers’ Market
Date: 3 December 2016
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Loewen Gardens 75E Loewen Road 248845
Event Page: Farmers Market
With so many fun activities and charity events going on, December is set to be a feel good month! Keep the good vibes going by dropping us a comment!
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