It’s December, and that means it’s time for us to reflect on the lessons of the past year and look forward to creating even better beginnings in 2024. Fill up your calendar by checking out our guide to the things that you can do in Singapore in December 2023 — from holiday events and festive pop-ups to epic New Year’s countdown parties.
Things to do in Singapore: December 2023
1. Korea Festival Singapore 2023 at Science Centre Singapore
Calling all K-culture fans! Check out the Korea Festival Singapore 2023, a two-month-long extravaganza that strives to promote Korean traditional culture and food. The festival comprises several main events: a K-Tech Expo, Twinkle K-Pop Goods Exhibition, K-Pop Cover Dance Festival and the [HYBE INSIGHT] BTS X JAMES JEAN: SEVEN PHASES exhibition.
Don’t miss out on the K-Pop Goods Exhibition as it’ll feature over 100 types of K-pop merchandise from renowned labels such as SM, YG and CUBE. It’ll also play host to curation displays, K-pop-themed photo zones and K-pop Idol photo frame booths.
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Time: Science Centre Singapore is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10AM to 5PM
Price: Free. Admission to the BTS x JAMES JEAN: SEVEN PHASES EXHIBITION is priced from SGD25. Learn more here.
2. Brightening Lives light projection shows at Marina Bay Singapore
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Marina Bay Singapore is the place to be if you wish to soak up all the New Year’s Eve festivities as it’ll be playing host to Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024. But if you wish to take in the city’s breathtaking skyline at your own pace, consider heading over to this iconic district just after Christmas to check out Brightening Lives, a series of light projection shows that will appear on the facades of three landmarks — The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.
The projections feature 21 original artworks by students from local educational institutions and depict stories of hope and empowerment in Singapore.
Address: Marina Bay precinct
Time: Every 15 minutes from 8PM to 10.30PM from 26 to 30 December. 8PM to 11PM on 31 December.
3. DJ duo DubVision at Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club
Love vibing to house music? Dutch brothers and DJ duo Victor and Stephan Leicher — AKA DubVision — are scheduled to perform at Tipsy Unicorn for one night only on 30 December 2023. The duo has collaborated with major icons including Martin Garrix, Khalid and Afrojack. Don’t miss this if you’re looking to enjoy an electrifying night at Singapore’s island resort.
Address: Tipsy Unicorn, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Siloso Beach Walk Singapore 099007
Time: 4PM to 2AM
Price: From SGD20 for a General Admission ticket for ladies, inclusive of one drink. Get your tickets here.
4. Festive Afternoon Tea and Cocktails at Punch Room (The Singapore EDITION)
Have you heard? EDITION’s first outpost in Southeast Asia has opened here in Singapore! Take the opportunity to check out the hotel’s resplendent transformation for the holidays, featuring a towering five-metre-tall Christmas tree situated alongside the hotel’s iconic sculpted spiral staircase.
The hotel’s signature bar concept Punch Room is also hosting Festive Afternoon Tea sessions during this special season. Stand to indulge in Asian delights including Lobster Crispy Tart with mango gel, as well as a variety of yuletide confections.
Address: The Singapore EDITION, 38 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249731
Time: 2PM to 5PM Price: SGD75++ per person, which includes a welcome punch. Place your reservation here.
5. White Shades New Year’s Countdown Party
Countdown to the new year with a bevvy of cocktails, sweet treats, and more tipples at White Shades’ inaugural New Year’s Countdown party. The four-storey ‘cocktail playground’ is offering unlimited, free-flowing portions of its house-made gelatos, Prosecco, and red and white wines to guests. It will also welcome a DJ to spin the night away, a photo booth and an open mic. Sounds fun, yes?
Address: White Shades, 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622
Time: 9PM till late
Price: SGD150 per person. Call 8575 8578 for reservations
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