A December Playlist for Families

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A December Playlist for Families

Having fun and making incredible memories together

By Focus on the Family Singapore | 8 December 2021

As we wind down yet another year marked by uncertainty and change, some of us may be looking out for child-friendly activity ideas so we can enjoy the holiday season with our children.

To help you along, we have rounded up a few of the best activities and new local adventures that will enable the whole family to get into the festive mood.

Ready, get set, play!

  1. Enjoy a snowy December at Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES

    Sidecar Civic District Tour at Capitol Singapore
    Photo: Capitol Singapore

    Fancy playing in a winter wonderland? Now you can bring your little ones to experience simulated snow play, gallivant off in a side car tour, or pick up Christmas gifts at the Christmas market at Capitol Singapore!

    The best part is, Focus on the Family Singapore’s readers get to enjoy some exclusive discounts! Check out these festive deals below:

    • Snow Play:

      You and your kiddos will have a ball playing with snow and taking photos in their very own snow dome. Enjoy $1 off tickets with promo code <FOF1> (U.P. $5 per 30-min session).

      Date: 29 Nov – 26 Dec
      Time: 12pm – 9.30pm
      Venue: B1-20/27

    • Sidecar Civic District Tour:

      Capital Singapore and CHIJMES is launching a Sidecar Civic District Tour in collaboration with Sidecar Singapore. Hop onboard on a unique one- or two-hour ride that jets off from Capitol Singapore and takes you around to some of the most memorable sights in town. Enjoy a 15% discount with promo code <FOFCP2022> when booking a Sidecar tour! (U.P. $180 for 60 min)

      Date: All year round
      Time: 9am – 6pm
      Venue: Outdoor Plaza

    • Sidecar Santa Photo Op:

      Enjoy a photo op with Santa in a Sidecar! You only need to spend $40 (U.P. $50) to redeem a free activity or $80 (U.P. $100) to redeem 3 free activities.

      Simply use the promo code: <FOF1>

      Date: 19 Nov – 26 Dec
      Time: 7pm – 7.30pm; 8pm – 8.30pm
      Venue: Outdoor Plaza (Redemption of tickets is at B1-20/27)

    • Skating Rink:

      Enjoy $1 off tickets with promo code <FOF1> (U.P. $5 per 30-min session)

      Date: 19 Nov 2021 – 2 Jan 2022
      Time: 5 – 9 PM
      Venue: Mini Lawn (CHIJMES)

      Book your Capitol / CHIJMES holiday activities here!

  2. Catch "Behind the Wall" to learn more about migrant workers

    Photo: Gateway Arts

    Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay and directed by acclaimed director Samantha Scott-Blackhall, Behind The Wall follows Tommy, a little mouse who ventures beyond a mysterious wall in the perfect city of Pura Pura, where he meets animals that talk and look different, like Al the Elephant, a worker from a faraway land. Behind The Wall shows us that while people may look and sound different, we are all the same on the inside, and just as capable of kindness.

    This 30-min film is designed for families with children 5 to 12 years old, and is accompanied by a 20-min post-show activity video and digital activity booklet, which provides insights into the lives of our migrant worker friends.

    Get your tickets now.

  3. Enjoy the sunrise – on a yacht!

    Ximula Sail
    Photo: Ximula Sail

    Fancy catching a beautiful sunrise while exploring Singapore’s Southern Islands in the comfort of your private chartered yacht?

    Enjoy 10% discount off all day charters (min. 4 hrs) with Ximula Sail! Valid from 1 Dec - 31 Mar 2022. Quote <focusonthefamily> when sending your preferred date & time to [email protected].

    Charter rates (before discount) are as follows:

    • Weekend 4 hours: S$1200 (before GST)

    • Weekday 4 hours: S$1000 (before GST)

    • Extension: S$200 per additional hour

    A typical sunrise cruise itinerary includes:

    • Cruising around the Southern Islands (Sisters' Islands, Kusu Island, and St. John's Island) (1 hour)

    • Anchoring at Lazarus Beach / St. John's bay for swimming, kayaking, etc. (2 hours).

    • Cruising to the Marina Bay area for a view of the city skyline on the way back to the marina (1 hour)

    Do book early as there are limited slots left in December!

  4. Join the Otah & Friends escape room challenge

    Always wanted to try an escape room challenge that is kid-friendly? Check out the Otah & Friends themed escape room at the National Museum of Singapore!

    Camp Stardust is an escape room experience spanning over 4,000 square feet. Stardust Scouts will have to collect four courage badges by completing various challenges at four zones, and help an ancient fallen star reunite with the night sky.

    Book your tickets here!

  5. Get into the spirit of giving with BB Share-a-gift

    Boys’ Brigade Share-a-gift is back this December. Be part of their mission to deliver hope to thousands – by delivering food hampers and vouchers to some of the organisation’s 10,000 beneficiaries. All you need is a car and to rally your family members and friends along for this meaningful holiday mission.

    You can select a date and a 1-hour timeslot here!

  6. Spend a night at the airport

    Changi Festive Village is back with more exciting experiences!

    Enjoy a memorable glamping experience by the runway in T4 – in your very own glamp tent equipped with a queen-sized air bed, single bed, pillows and blanket, a breakfast platter for the next morning, and more!

    You will also get exclusive perks such as all-day access to Entertainment Zone, movie credits for all glampers, and entry ticket to Dino Bounce for 1. For glampers staying from Thursday to Sunday, you can also enjoy free access to Dino Carnival, which includes indoor go-karting, carnival games and a food market!

    Book your glamping experience via the iChangi App.

  7. Discover the wonders of nature as a family

    Visiting new nature parks in Singapore

    Photo: POOOOOM / Shutterstock.com

    If you’ve been on the lookout for new parks to explore with your family, here are two to add to your list.

    • Punggol Waterway Park

      The distinctive part about Punggol Waterway is its many unique bridges. Two of the nicer bridges to check out are the Jewel Bridge (located at the Western side of the park) and Sunrise Bridge (Eastern side of the park, and perfect for catching sunrise views). Children will also have a splashing good time at the Recreation Zone, which features sand and water play areas.

    • Thomson Nature Park

      This 50-hectare buffer park is unique for its rich cultural heritage as it houses a former Hainan Village within its compound. Although Thomson Nature Park is quite small, it is also home to a rich array of biodiversity and is a key conservation site for the critically endangered Raffles' Banded Langur.


We hope that your whole family will have a wonderful December checking out some of these activities and good deals! If you would like to get involved in empowering families and the next generation, you may make a donation here.

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