Singapore’s Christmas Events 2023: Get into the festive spirit before Christmas begins!

Come one, come all and embark on a whimsical journey across Singapore this holiday season. Yes, Christmas may soon be upon us, but there’s still time to get into the spirit of the season by checking out these Christmas Events in Singapore for 2023

Where iconic destinations have transformed into enchanting realms of lights, music, and festive cheer. Explore the heart of the city, where festive installations and light shows dazzle in the business district. Take a trip into sunny Sentosa, where Universal Studios promises live shows, snowfall in our tropical climate, and encounters with beloved characters. There are even opportunities to revel in a Superstar Christmas with sensational concerts, electrifying dance raves, and captivating art installations — an all-around magical atmosphere! 

You can even roll into retro vibes at a bustling shopping mall, where a neon-drenched skating rink, themed nights, and captivating shows add a retro twist to the season. Or even jump into an immersive Super Mario experience! Featuring interactive installations and exclusive meet-and-greet sessions. Singapore’s diverse array of holiday celebrations ensures a magical experience for one and all this holiday season!

Sparkling Christmas and Super Mario World Jewel Changi Airport

Christmas Events 2023: Jewel Christmas Tree

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Jewel Changi Airport, where a sparkling wonderland awaits you. From the iconic 16-metre Alipay+ Jewel Christmas Tree to the enchanting Christmas Light & Sound Show at the HSBC Rain Vortex, the festivities are in full swing.

The Jewel Christmas Tree, decked in silver, platinum, and gold lights, stands tall at the Shiseido Forest Valley entrance, allowing visitors to choose their preferred lighting pattern through interactive kiosks. Explore the Festive Rewards roadshow at Jewel’s Basement 1 Atrium, featuring exciting prizes and interactive installations capturing unique photo moments until 7 January 2024.

As night falls, Jewel transforms into a luminous garden adorned with fairy lights, lighted arches, and festive decorations at the Forest Valley and Canopy Park. Join the mesmerising Christmas Light & Sound Show at the Rain Vortex every evening, with additional weekend shows where choreographed lights dance to classic Christmas tunes. Cap off the night with a magical snowfall experience at various intervals, creating a winter wonderland atmosphere. 

And for the complete Christmas vibes, experience the unforgettable Evening of Enchantment at Jewel Changi Airport, with a one-night-only concert on 23 December 2023 at 7pm in the enchanting Forest Valley. Renowned local artists Benjamin Kheng and Annette Lee will serenade the audience with their latest hits and Christmas classics, accompanied by a mesmerising handbell performance by the Ministry of Bellz.

Christmas Events 2023: Jewel Mario
Gaming’s favourite plumber arrives at Jewel for Christmas!

Additionally, Jewel Changi Airport is levelling up the festive spirit with a Super Mario extravaganza, Pipe Around the World at Jewel. Running until 1 January 2024, this first-of-its-kind event in Singapore transforms the Shiseido Forest Valley into a Super Mario wonderland.

Dive into warp pipes, strike a pose with iconic characters like Princess Peach and Bowser, and imagine gaining new abilities next to larger-than-life displays of a Mystery Block, Super Star, and Super Mushroom. Capture the magic with 56 pipes scattered throughout Jewel, transporting you to different Super Mario worlds.

As a bonus, for every S$50 spent, snag exclusive Pipe Around the World at Jewel premiums, including a 2-in-1 cushion & neck pillow, a versatile 3-in-1 organiser, a stylish canvas bag, and a handy travel pouch. Level up your holiday experience at Jewel with this unique Super Mario adventure!

More information about the Christmas events at Jewel can be found on their event page!

A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

Christmas Events 2023: Universal Studios Singapore

Get ready for a jolly good time at Universal Studios Singapore as A Universal Christmas returns and will last till 1 January 2024. The festivities promise a magical experience for the whole family, featuring all-new live shows, festive character encounters with Minions and Trolls, and enchanting snowfall.

The Hollywood zone transforms into a Trolls wonderland with the Trolls Tree Trimming Party, a dazzling show where Poppy, Branch, and their holiday friends decorate the Christmas tree. Catch a meet-and-greet with Poppy and Branch and immerse yourself in the Trolls holiday magic. 

Explore Santa’s North Pole Headquarters in New York, featuring the North Pole Flying Division in the Jolly Jet Pack, with members consisting of the Penguins of Madagascar, Minions, and more!

Don’t miss the nightly spectacular W.I.S.H show with live singing, dancing, and enchanting snowfall, as the Worldwide Institute of Santa’s Helpers ensures every child’s wish is fulfilled.

Continue the holiday adventure with Santa’s Present Party, a special delivery route throughout the park, and meet beloved characters like Shrek, Fiona, Bumblebee from Transformers, and Gingy the Gingerbread Man. Indulge in festive foods, enjoy exclusive merchandise, and savour the Christmas spirit with Mel’s Merry Mixtape

A Universal Christmas is included with regular admission, priced at S$98/Adult and S$71/Child, featuring a S$5 retail voucher and Christmas Combo Meal for adults. Experience the joyous season with adrenaline-infused rides, world-class attractions, and entertainment at Universal Studios Singapore. 

Check out the Universal Studios Singapore website for more details!

A Christmas Oddysea at S.E.A Aquarium

Christmas Events 2023: S.E.A Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium invites you to experience a unique fusion of art and marine life with — A Christmas Oddysea, a collaborative effort with Superhero Me featuring five local artists. 

Come and explore these artistic installations throughout the aquarium, created by homegrown artists and their young collaborators from Rainbow Centre, adding a touch of festive creativity to the underwater world.

Beyond the art, S.E.A. Aquarium offers exciting Christmas activities. Every Thursday evening from 30 November to 21 December, visitors can engage in the Minmed Cycle Pop-up @S.E.A. Aquarium before the Open Ocean Habitat, providing a Christmas fitness experience. 

Meanwhile, on 29 December, the Candlelight Concerts feature orchestra performances of Joe Hisaishi’s music in two sessions at 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Guests can enjoy the moving holiday music and experience the festive spirit. 

For those seeking this comprehensive experience, the Minmed Cycle Pop-up is priced at $35 per ticket. At the same time, the Ocean Wonderland Package, which includes admission into S.E.A. Aquarium, VibranSEA, a reusable glow-up cup, a soft drink, a $5 retail voucher, and an Ocean Series Ice Cream, is available at S$55 for adults and S$45 for children. For a VIP experience, the S.E.A. Aquarium V.I.P. package is offered at S$145.

You can book your tickets over at the Resorts World Sentosa website!

Superstar Christmas at Resorts World Sentosa

Christmas Events 2023: Superstar Christmas at Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa is gearing up for a Superstar Christmas extravaganza that promises a sleigh-full of festivities. The resort will be aglow with dazzling Christmas light decorations featuring the Superstar Archway Structures, adorable Bunnyverse characters in snow bunny and elf attire, and the pièce de résistance — the 10m high Christmas Tree of Wonders. This enchanting spectacle, titled — Superstar Spectacular, will illuminate the night with shows at 5.30 pm, 7.00 pm, and 8.30 pm, taking visitors on a visual journey through a Christmas galaxy.

From 16 December to 3 January, Resorts World Sentosa will host a star-studded celebration with electrifying performances. K-pop sensation Jessica Jung, Mandopop hit singer William So, Australia’s Thunder from Down Under dance rave, and the inaugural 555 Thai Music Festival featuring artists like 4EVE, POTATO, PP KRIT, and BILLKIN will light up the stage. 

The party continues with a wet and wild rave at Adventure Cove Waterpark, featuring DJ Hello Kitty on 24 December and other star DJs from 16 December to 31 December. Gourmet Park and AVE8 will also host live bands, santarina DJs, and carolers, ensuring a festive atmosphere filled with delicious food, drinks, and music. Get ready to celebrate the holidays in superstar style!

More information about Superstar Christmas at Resorts can be found on their official event page.

Spellbinding Aquatic Wonderland at Wisma Atria

Christmas Events 2023: Wisma Atria

Experience a spellbinding Christmas at Wisma Atria’s Aquatic Wonderland, running until 25 December. This enchanting holiday celebration features live performances, artist meet-and-greet sessions, and exclusive collectable figurine customisations on selected days. The installations, inspired by a fantastical seascape, were crafted in collaboration with a student from LASALLE College of the Arts, offering visitors an immersive experience designed to captivate the senses and evoke wonder.

Discover the Marine Christmas installations on Level 2, where Bae Kyungsoo from LASALLE College of the Arts has designed a unique tree incorporating symbols of good fortune. This artwork aims to evoke feelings of peace, happiness, and love. 

You can also visit the Level 1 Indoor Atrium for an exclusive Christmas pop-up curated by AMOS ANANDA, featuring limited-edition resin figurines and merchandise by AMOS AND FRIENDS. These designs are created in collaboration with local artists, including LESDOUBLEWOOD, YANG OVO, and SAPIEN TOY STUDIO, adding a touch of magic to your holiday shopping experience.

Find out more about Aquatic Wonderland on the Wisma Atria website.

The Great Christmas Village at Plaza Singapura 

Christmas Events 2023: Plaza Singapura

Plaza Singapura is taking festive celebrations to new heights this year with three thematic campaigns, making it a must-visit destination this holiday season! Till 1 January 2024, experience The Great Christmas Village, which features unique attractions. 

Kiztopia’s Great Christmas Alley offers free activities like magic shows, storytelling with Santa, and photo sessions with beloved characters. Meanwhile, the Enchanted Lightway at Canopy Plaza extends Orchard Road’s Christmas lights with captivating twinkle lights and festive décor. 

For an extra dose of magic, the ticketed segment at S$20 per person unlocks access to Bell’s Christmas Surprise, a Candy Land-themed inflatable playground, and the Twinkle Twinkle Balloon Dome, a gigantic see-through dome filled with rainbow balloons. Tickets can be purchased onsite or on Klook, with a 20% discount on Kiztopia merchandise.

As a bonus, every $50 spent or any receipt from kids-related stores at Plaza Singapura entitles you to a redemption for a series of workshops. Choose from a buffet of activities, including DIY Christmas Bauble with modern calligraphy, Christmas Mini Planter Centrepiece, and Christmas Candle-making, ensuring a festive season filled with creativity and joy. 

You can find more info on The Great Christmas Village here, so make Plaza Singapura your go-to destination for a magical and memorable holiday experience with the whole family!

RollerMania 3.0 at Plaza Singapura

Christmas Events 2023: RollerMania 3.0

Skate into the festive season at Plaza Singapura’s Carpark on Level 7, transformed into Singapore’s first-ever pop-up retro skate rink by! Rollermania 3.0 offers a neon-drenched skating experience with vibrant lights and funky music, creating a fantastical playground until 1 January 2024

The retro fun doesn’t stop at skating; enjoy bustling carnival games and thrilling Timezone arcade games that blend nostalgia with fresh excitement. Dive into themed nights like Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival, “Skate it Off” night for Swifties, TikTok Top Hits, and Seoul Soundscape Kpop Nights, ensuring a groove for everyone.

For those looking to master new skating tricks or witness cool skate shows, catch performing skaters dazzling the crowds every weekend from 3 pm to 9 pm. Protective gear and skate assists are available for both adults and kids, making it a memorable and safe experience for everyone. In addition to the roller rink, explore a wide range of arcade games, including Centipede Chaos, Mario Kart Arcade Dx Twin, and Operation Ghosts, along with carnival games and rides. Rollermania 3.0 is open daily, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays and on the eves of public holidays. Secure your tickets, starting at S$20, exclusively on, and roll into a retro-filled holiday adventure!

Festive Decor & Interactive Installations at Raffles Place

Christmas Events 2023: Raffles Place

Raffles Place is aglow with festive cheer, presenting a dazzling light show until the end of December, from 7 PM to 12 Midnight daily.

Wander through the precinct to discover larger-than-life decorations and interactive light installations. The motion-sensor displays in Raffles Place Park feature red, green, and white lights, complemented by a towering Christmas Tree and a gigantic Christmas Arch. Marvel at iconic festive ornaments like stuffed stockings, shimmering baubles, glistening stars, and a glowing Christmas present as you stroll through the 6000 sqm Raffles Place Park.

Snap festive photos under the Christmas Light Arch, beautifully decorated and activated by touch. Explore the Walk with the Seasons installation, motion-activated lights glowing in a symphony of colours. Enjoy action-packed fun at the Cycling installation, pedalling stationary bikes to light up the display in real time. Discover the Star installations at Republic Plaza and Ocean Financial Centre, creating an immersive seasonal experience. 

Like what you hear? See more at the Raffles Place official website!

The Polliwogs at Clarke Quay Central

Christmas Events 2023: The Polliwogs at Clarke Quay Central

Let your kids go on a festive adventure with The Polliwogs at Clarke Quay Central this Christmas! On 23 December, dive into a magical quest with your little ones as they become Santa’s elves on a mission to save Christmas. Join other enthusiastic kids in the heart of Santa’s workshop at the North Pole, where, oh no! Santa is missing!

Fear not, as your little adventurers will partake in a festive journey, solving puzzles, completing quests, meeting elves, fairies, and more to locate Santa and save the day. Plus, enjoy a Ho-Ho-Whole Lot of Fun with a chance to meet Santa and The Polliwogians, magical quests, and a lucky draw with prizes worth over S$1,000!

Mark your calendars for 23 December, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at The Polliwogs at Clarke Quay Central. Tickets are S$68 (early bird, $58 before 17 December) and include a Xmas LIVE Adventure Ticket, Xmas Show Ticket, Return Ticket for one child, Xmas Goodie Bag, and a Lucky Draw Ticket. You can get them here!

Don’t miss this merriest quest of the season; it’s not just a party – it’s a mission to rescue Santa himself!

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Christmas Events 2023: Christmas Wonderland

Celebrate a decade of enchantment as Christmas Wonderland returns to Gardens by the Bay, transforming the iconic locale into a dazzling festive haven from 1 December 2023, to 1 January 2024.

Brought to you by, the 10th edition promises an expanded fairground across three magical zones: Supertree Grove, Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow, and Gingerbread Grove. Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience featuring 15 stunning light displays, carnival rides, games, Santa Claus meet-and-greets, live performances, and much more across 27,000 square meters. The captivating centrepiece, the Spalliera, stands at 20 meters, offering a mesmerising backdrop for the Blizzard Time snow experience and the enchanting Garden Rhapsody light and sound show.

Embark on a journey through Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow aboard the Christmas Train, offering classic amusement rides, carnival games, and the illuminated playground, LumiLand. Don’t miss the newly created Gingerbread Grove for a sweet sensory experience amidst vibrant light displays. With twice the number of food outlets, indulge in festive fare from renowned establishments like Burger & Lobster and Sofnade. The event also features a whimsical Christmas-cracker-themed bar by Hendrick’s Gin and a Brewerkz craft beer bar offering festive delights. Christmas shopping becomes a delight at Mistletoe Alley, featuring unique crafts and gifts from local entrepreneurs. 

Tickets are available at Christmas Wonderland’s official website and, priced from S$8 for adults and S$6 for children (3 to 12 years old). Separate charges apply for OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory, Floral Fantasy, and Gardens by the Bay Conservatories. Themed nights, including Pets’ Night, offer exclusive experiences for visitors, ensuring a memorable holiday tradition for families and friends. 

If you’d like to know more about the Christmas Wonderland experience, check out our take as we walk through the event!

From Ho-ho-hotspots that are fun for the family to intimate and enchanting installations for those mistletoe moments with your significant other, and as we navigate through the myriad of festive offerings in Singapore, it’s undeniable that this season promises unparalleled joy and wonder with these Christmas events in 2023.

With each event bringing its unique enchantment, this holiday season promises joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories for everyone. Get ready to embark on your whimsical journey of festive delights. Singapore transforms into a tropical winter wonderland, inviting everyone to create cherished moments, celebrate the festivities, and wrap up the most wonderful time of the year in style!

Visuals courtesy of Jewel Changi Airport, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, Wisma Atria, Plaza Singapura, Raffles Place, The Polliwogs, and Blue Sky Events.

Jeffrey Lee

A Singaporean raised abroad, you might want to see Jeffrey's different take on things — especially if you frequently find yourself swinging around a climbing gym or with a crossword in hand.

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