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Christmas Wonderland Festive Market
If you’ve never swooned over the glühwein and bratwurst on offer at a German Christmas market, here’s your chance. The Christmas Wonderland Festive Market at Gardens by the Bay is modelled after a traditional European one, with an epic spiegeltent (‘mirror tent’) as the fair’s centrepiece. Be sure to bring your cameras along because the gardens will be done up with dazzling 16 metre-tall arches and handcrafted Luminarielight sculptures from Italy. The festive market is open 3-11pm daily until 21 December;the light displays will go on every day, 7pm to midnight , until 1 January 2015.
Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore
The beloved trio is back with the second installment of their History of Singapore saga, with Denise Tan taking the place of late, great Emma Yong as they take us through the decades from the 1960s all the way up to the present day. Read our interview with Denise Tan, the newest member of the Dollies. Parental guidance is advised for children under the age of 16 due to the socio-political references in the play.
Ore Huiying: We are Farmers
This photo exhibition is the local artist’s documentation of her family’s farm, which has been in business for more than three generations.
Gareth Fernandez and The Momma Shop
Young soul sensation Gareth Fernandez and his dapper quartet, The Momma Shop, will strut their sultry brand of R&B in three sets at this outdoor gig. Expect a mix of covers and originals, and a few surprise cameos. Read the interview with Gareth Fernandez.
Ran Hwang: Becoming Again
The Korean artist uses the humble button as her chosen medium to build incredible, immersive installations.
Make your way to the bay for two weeks of free gigs. String quartet VOX bring their classical covers of modern tunes (including a few jingle bells) to the waterfront on 20 December, and Gareth Fernandez and The Momma Shop belt out their soulful tracks on the same stage a week after. Or just take a stroll around the Esplanade to check out the other fringe activities – such as craft workshops – that are also part of the festivities.
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