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9 Things to Do in Singapore: December 2022

Been bored recently? Want a little spontaneous excitement? Then, take a peek at our Try What Now list β€” a series dedicated to showing what you (and your family and friends) can experience in Singapore for the coming month!

With 2023 coming up next, let’s take the time to close out the year with a bang! Check out the activities and experiences you can get in Singapore this December holiday season with our curated list.

1. Space Fest

Try What Now December 2022: Space Fest @ EXPO

Though we won’t be travelling among the stars anytime soon, you can still experience the wonders beyond the clouds in Singapore. At the Singapore Expo, Space Fest brings a unique lineup of space-themed activities for lovers of all things interstellar.

Among the event highlights are Funtasia, Singapore’s largest indoor inflatable indoor theme park, go-kart experiences, space-themed food trucks, Instragrammble festive lighting, VR games, and a 5D cinema. Also, you’ll be able to catch FIFA World Cup games in a special outdoor setting, with nine matches available to watch.

Date: 3 December to 30 December 2022
Location: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Price: S$16 (Weekday), S$23 (Weekend)
Opening Hours: 1pm to 9pm (Last entry at 8pm), Closed every Wednesday

For more information on Space Fest @ Expo and to book tickets, visit their official page.

2. Singapore Comic Con

Previously known as Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), come to get your pop culture fix at the rebranded Singapore Comic Con (SGCC)!

Curating the best of toys, comic and gaming content from across the globe, SGCC is offering activities like fan-based zones, cosplay competitions and an esports arena to bring a fun-filled weekend experience with your friends and family. Many special guests and exhibitors will also be at the event to keep you busy at the con.

Date: 10 December to 11 December 2022
Location: Sands Expo and Convention Center, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Price: Starting at S$30 (Children below 12 get free admission)
Opening Hours: 10am to 8pm

More information on the programmes and exhibitors for Singapore Comic Con can be found on their Official Website. Tickets can be purchased from Klook.

3. Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia

Try What Now December 2022: Living Pictures

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. And with National Gallery Singapore’s upcoming Living Pictures: Photography in Southeast Asia, you’ll experience a lifetime’s worth of stories.

Over 300 photographic works will be on display, spanning 150 years, ranging from colonial archival and documentary photography to photo albums, social media photos and modern interpretations. Here, you’ll experience the medium’s history since its arrival to Southeast Asia in the 19th century and explore how it has evolved in the modern period.

Date: 2 December 2022 to 30 August 2023
Location: National Gallery Singapore (Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, City Hall Wing),1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Price: Free for Singaporeans and PRs (Admission ticket required)
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm

More information about the exhibition can be found on its official page at National Gallery Singapore.

4. Culture Cartel 2022

Try What Now December 2022: Culture Cartel 2022

Culture Cartel returns for its fourth edition as a physical event to spotlight all things street culture, with close to 200 brands, creative talents, designers and personalities making an appearance at the event as they showcase their work, merchandise, services and performances.

Thai-Chinese multidisciplinary artist BENZILLA and sneaker/streetwear platform OXSTREET are just some names that you’ll be able to find at Culture Cartel 2022 to bring the biggest street culture event of the year in Singapore.

Date: 1 December 2022 to 4 December 2022
Location: *SCAPE Singapore, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Price: S$25 for one-day entry
Opening Hours: 1pm to 10pm (1 Dec), 11am to 10pm (2 to 4 Dec)

Check out Culture Cartel’s Official Website to book tickets or see more information about the event and its entire lineup. You can also follow their socials on Facebook and Instagram for live updates.

5. ART OF WELLNESS: Presented by Crossing Cultures x Caravanserai

Treat yourself to two weekends of wellness with Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) ‘s ART OF WELLNESS, a supersized lifestyle festival dedicated to having you look and feel good.

Highlights include an outdoor “supermarket” featuring Asian superfoods, herbs and culinary creations, and music performances to lift spirits. There are also wellness workshops and drop-in therapy zones at the festival to pamper yourself as 2022 winds down.

Date: 2 to 4 December and 9 to 11 December 2022
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Price: Free and Ticketed
Opening Hours: 3pm to 9pm

To book tickets and read more, visit the ART OF WELLNESS.

6. Christmas Wonderland 2022

Try What Now December 2022: Christmas Wonderland

Gardens by the Bay is going out for Christmas again this year as its Christmas Wonderland event returns for its 9th edition, now with more attractions to delight visitors of all ages.

Give your eyes a feast at the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, or head to the Games Village to try out the traditional carnival games and rides! Festive food and beverages from Brewerkz, Burger & Lobster, Hendrick’s, and more are available to enjoy alongside live performances as you fully take in the Christmas atmosphere.

Date: 2 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: S$8 for adults, S$6 for children (2 Dec to 15 Dec), S$10 for adults, S$6 for children (16 Dec to 1 Jan) [Advance purchase]. S$12 for adults, S$6 for children [Same-day purchase]Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 10pm

7. Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice

Try What Now December 2022: Body & Spirit

Featuring over 100 objects from the National Collection, private collectors, and local communities, ACM’s Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice aims to showcase how rituals, healing practices, and divine images from different faith communities affect the human body.

The exhibition will highlight the importance of the human body in these religious rituals and practices, with objects from St Joseph’s Church and Masjid Darul Aman providing a look at its effect.

Date: Now till 26 March 2023
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Price: S$12 for adults
Opening Hours: 10pm to 7pm

To book tickets or see more information about the event, visit the Official Page for Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice on ACM’s website.

8. The Great Bay Fiesta 2022

Try What Now December 2022: The Great Bay Fiesta

Uncle Ringo is back in the Bay after a three-year-long hiatus with a new lineup of blockbuster entertainment that’ll have you ending the year feeling merry!

Be wowed by The Great Cirque des Cascades as the international circus stars bring thrills, laughter, and excitement throughout the 80-minute show. Meanwhile, The Great World Carnival by Uncle Ringo provides nostalgic emotions for adults and fun for kids with classic rides like the Ringo Slide, Big Carousel, Pirate Ship, Bumper Car and Water Boat. 

The Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice attraction will cool you down with a winter wonderland playground, letting you build snowmen or try out activities like Ice Bowling. Lastly, stuff yourself with fairground feasts from The Great Food Fiesta from local and international brands.

Date: Now till 26 March 2023
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Price: S$10 per entry to The Great World Carnival ($5 Carnival Credits included), S$45 per entry to Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice (Adults), Starting at S$72 per entry to The Great Cirque des Cascade

To book tickets for The Great World Carnival, visit here
To book tickets for Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice, visit here
To book tickets for The Great Cirque des Cascade, visit here

9. Don’t Let Daddy Know Singapore

End 2022 with a literal bang as Don’t Let Daddy Know comes to Singapore to count the year down with an exciting lineup of musical performances from Don Diablo, Farah Farz, DJ Koo, and more! 

Date: 31 December 2022
Location: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Price: S$168
Opening Hours: 5pm to 1am

More information on Don’t Let Daddy Know Singapore can be found on their Official Website.


Like any of the selections, we have for you this month or have others you think we should include in this list or the next? Let us know @ hello@danamic.org, or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!

Visuals courtesy of Constellar, National Gallery Singapore, Culture Cartel 2022, Asian Civilisations Museum, Gardens by the Bay, and The Great Bay Fiesta.

Russell Matthew Loh

Watcher of films and player of games. Dabble with writing in between.

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