A bumper crop of events for kids this December 2012
Thursday, 6 Dec 2012
Parents we hope you have your game faces on because December with the kiddos is all about Christmas. Here’s our round up of the best activities to keep you busy during the holiday season.
Game on? You bet.
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the obligatory photo of the kids with Santa. Parents, it must done – besides the kids will enjoy the opportunity to tell St. Nick exactly what is on their wish list this year. Head to Tanglin Mall where Santa has set up shop and is ready for photos…say cheese, everybody! Details here.
Those needing a bit more of a Santa fix can get their tickets to Santa Claus The Musical at Marina Bay Sands. Witness the epic battle between Santa Clause and the evil Ice Queen. Can Santa save Christmas for all-mankind?
Little ballerinas will enjoy the Singapore Dance Theatre’s presentation of the classic Sleeping Beauty, a full-length ballet complete with castles, fairies, forests, and spells.
Young ones will love taking a trip down Orchard Road to see the Christmas trees in all their splendour, as the major shopping malls battle it out for the title of Best Dressed Mall.
Head toward The Singapore Flyer and marvel at Singapore’s tallest Christmas tree, before setting the kids loose in the Christmas Village (keep an eye out for the 21-metre Santa and his sleigh).
In the final countdown to Christmas, make a special trip to Ion Orchard and settle your fledging singers down for a session of Christmas carols, sung by a 500-strong church choir. Details here.
School holiday camps
Bored kids will revel in any number of school holiday camps, ready to keep them busy (and maybe even educated) but definitely out of your hair. Camp Asia is running a number of camps for children aged 3 to 11 years old, offering them everything from art and craft activities, to sports camps and multi-activity programs.
Budding actors and actresses can sign up for any of the Faust holiday programmes. Developed for children aged 4 to 14, the programs serve as an initiation into the world of theatre and creativity. There are also creative writing courses for 6 to 13 year-olds, designed to help kids develop confidence through the written word.
Isadora’s Workshop is also running an art, science, and design camp for 8 to 12 year-olds – Drawn to Nature – that takes inspiration from the humble weed. Don’t miss their parent and child Christmas card printing classes either. The grandparents will love receiving a handmade card from the grandkids!
Off the beaten track
Dads can also get involved over the holidays by bundling the kids up and heading towards the zoo. Every weekend until December 16th, the Singapore Zoo plays host to Zoo Hoo, with a range of activities set to get your children grooving and moving to nature’s tunes.
The Night Safari is also joining in on the action with Mystica, a dream forest fiesta of mystery and drama. Little Aussies will enjoy tracking down Australian wallabies in the new attraction, Wallaby Trail.
Beach bunnies can put their skates on for Sentosa, as the island playground comes alive with Christmas activities and decorations. Toy addicts will love the life-size Playmobil displays and activities happening everyday at Palawan Beach.
And our last tip for keeping cool kids entertained? Mac King. Recently named ‘Magician of Year’, the Mac King Comedy Show will entertain and delight all those young (and big) kids out there.
December with kids – we’ve got you covered.
(image credit: The Singapore Flyer)