Celebrating Christmas in Singapore
Whether you are a Christian or not, Christmas is a gazetted public holiday in Singapore and most people celebrate it in one way or another. Also, with Christmas coming, it signifies that the year is coming to an end and most people do really feel more chilled and relaxed towards yearend. Here, we highlight some ideas that you can steal to enjoy yourselves on this special day.
1) Buffet Feast At Hotel
Singaporeans’ favourite past time is to stuff their bellies and what better way to do that than at a buffet? For a fixed price, you can feast to your heart’s content, with a wide variety of food ranging from eastern to western cuisine. For Christmas, many hotels are also having special seasonal items like turkey and log cakes. From hors d'oeuvres to main courses to desserts, there will be something for everybody.
2) Museum Hopping
At the National Museum of Singapore, free admission is granted to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents daily. However, on special days such as Christmas, National Heritage Board is like Santa Claus and grants free admission to all for all the museums operated under them! For a whole day of museum hopping, you can’t go wrong as they cover the National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Indian Heritage Centre and the Malay Heritage Centre. If you would like to visit all these attractions but are usually too skint to do so, the best time would be on Christmas Day.
3) Gardens By The Bay
Spend a magical evening at Gardens By The Bay where you can admire huge Christmas trees and be surrounded by all sorts of winter wonderland backdrop. It’s one of the best ways you’ll experience the Christmas vibe in Singapore without physically going to Finland’s Santa Claus Village. Think of the money you’ll save!
4) Binge watch Christmas movies
If you and your friends are tired of going out, gather a few Christmas-themed movies and indulge in junk food at home! Some recommended titles are Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, Scrooged, Bad Santa, Elf, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street to name a few.
5) Watch A Musical
If you can’t bear to stay at home on Christmas, but would like some sedentary activities to pass the time, book tickets to a musical or a theatrical act and amuse yourselves while cultivating your highbrow brain cells.
6) Christmas Cooking Party At CulinaryOn
J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Let your hair down at CulinaryOn and have a blast cooking your Christmas dinner at our spacious 7,000 square feet studio. Our hosts, together with our local and international chefs, will keep you entertained whilst you whip up an ambrosial feast. Have fun with your friends or even make new friends to broaden your social circle this festive season. Enjoy an exceptional Christmas like never before and contact us today!