The best Christmas markets in Singapore for shopping and snacking

Have a holly, jolly Christmas at these markets packed with craft shops, sinful snacks and other holiday treats
christmas wonderland, gardens by the bay
By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Shopping for Christmas presents can be a stressful affair. These festive pop-up Christmas markets offer a wealth of options, without costing a bomb. Catch local crafters and creators at these holiday markets where you can avoid crowded Orchard road. There's also plenty of food stalls and other periphery entertainment to keep you fully occupied. Happy shopping!

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Christmas Wonderland

icon-location-pin Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay
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See Gardens by the Bay dressed to the nines this festive season with whimsical decor, dazzling lights and more to add to the holiday charm. The annual Yuletide affair ups the ante with brand new highlights including the largest luminarie mirror maze in Southeast Asia and a magical experience with world-class illusionist Rob Lake. Not forgetting crowd favourites, skate under the stars at the outdoor skating rink, experience 'snowfall' in the tropics, have a go at the carnival games and kiddy rides, and browse the charming stalls à la European Christmas markets for everything from hand-crafted gifts to all your favourite festive grub.

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The Great Christmas Village

icon-location-pin Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, Orchard
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Christmas Village is back this year with an even grander line-up of live performances and food and drinks. Go beyond the Sam Willows and explore other local talents such as Raw Love, Supersonic, The Common People and many more. Make a trip downtown for a stroll through the  Disney themed streets, stop by the Timbre X Food Village Bar for some quick bites as you spend this Christmas with your loved ones. While you're at it, visit the Hitachi Santa House and rub shoulders with Saint Nick, and bring the kids to the Double Storey Carousel and ride the high of this festive season.

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Singapore Sports Hub
Singapore Sports Hub
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Season of Giving at Singapore Sports Hub

icon-location-pin Singapore Sports Hub, Kallang
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The year-end holiday seasons are beginning at Singapore Sports Hub with workshops, fitness workouts, film screenings, bazaars, and many more happening all throughout the month. Have some exciting fun with the whole family including carnival activities and an inflatable playground, while playing your part for charity down by the Sports Hub Community Play Day for two days only. Get crafty with the kids at the Sports Hub Library and stand to win tickets to Disney on Ice 2019. Not forgetting to capture the special moment below the stunning Neon ChariTees light up alongside the river. Be inspired and engaged by a series of local short film screenings that explore topics like social issues and friendship, happening on various dates throughout December.

Hullabaloo Christmas at Tanjong Pagar Centre
Tanjong Pagar Centre
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A Hullabaloo Christmas at Tanjong Pagar Centre

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar Centre, Raffles Place
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Inspired by the bright colours of Hullabaloo by The Artground, watch as the Tanjong Pagar Centre transform into the vibrant Urban Park this holiday season. Soak in the festivities and cheery atmosphere with a line-up of lifestyle activities, local artists and performers such as Sherraine Low, Jarrell Huang, and KAYNA from Ecuador. Gather the whole fam for handicraft workshops by Pompom Pets and Bead by Bead that will keep your little rugrats busy.

For all things Christmas

Things to do

The ultimate guide to Christmas in Singapore

Never mind the tropics – Christmas is still the most magical time of the year in sunny, snowman-free Singapore. Read on to find out the best events, festive meals, Yuletide desserts and, of course, a gift guide that has ideas for just about everyone. From all of us here at Time Out Singapore, here's to a very Merry Christmas!

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Ultimate Christmas gift guide 2018

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Things to do

The best Christmas events in Singapore

While snow isn't on the list this holiday season, that doesn't mean our sunny island's anywhere short of festivities and Yuletide cheer. From Christmas markets to carolling sessions to 'snow' fall, here's where to find the X'mas spirit in town. RECOMMENDED: The best shops in Singapore for Christmas decorations

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The best Christmas takeaways in 2018

Ready to take on responsibilities and commit to being a proper adult? It’s time to host your first Christmas dinner party. Don’t freak out yet, the hard work’s already been done. Get the food bit settled from these stellar spots in town so you don’t have to sweat it in the kitchen. Just remember to order it in advance and you’re on your way to being the hostess with the mostest. RECOMMENDED: The best Christmas meals and festive menus in Singapore and the best communal dining restaurants for big groups 

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Shopping, Gifts and souvenirs

The best advent calendars for Christmas in Singapore

The songs are playing in every mall in town, Christmas trees are up, the gift-buying session is in full swing – the Christmas spirit is definitely creeping in. Make counting down to Christmas a little more fun with these advent calendars. One gift for every day closer to Christmas doesn't seem like a bad thing, eh? RECOMMENDED: The ultimate Christmas gift guide 2018 and the best shops in Singapore for Christmas decorations

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