Activities for the Year End Holidays

Looking to occupy your children (and yourselves) during the upcoming holidays? Here are some ideas that will allow the whole family to relax, explore or unleash their creative sides!

Dreamseeds Arts Festival

The 6th edition of Dreamseeds Arts Festival (DSAF) returns virtually from 27 Nov to 1 Dec 2021 and the 5-day virtual event will be packed with concert performances, film screenings, workshops and an interactive virtual art gallery that will allow the whole family to participate from the comfort and safety of home.

The theme for this year is ‘Prism of Imagination: Infinite Possibilities’. It is an expansion on last year’s ‘Prism of Imagination’. Viewers will embark on a space mission with Club Rainbow (Singapore)’s (hereafter referred to as CRS) beneficiaries to infinite possibilities.

New to DSAF this year is the incorporation of components like a storytelling approach for the Opening Video Concert, community collaboration between beneficiaries and seniors, and movement exploration in the arts.

The Opening Concert Video will feature behind-the-scenes of CRS’s performing arts immersion programmes and music mentorship. For the first time this year, there will be selected interviews from the beneficiaries and programme collaborators and CRS emcee beneficiaries are being mentored by Kamini Ramachandran, a pioneer in the Singapore and Asia storytelling scene, who will be co-hosting the concert video.

The Virtual Art Gallery features artwork from CRS’s beneficiaries who have worked closely with local artists to create thoughtful artworks inspired by the world around them. The artwork uses various mediums such as 3D diorama artmaking. Named the ‘House of Wonders’, it is a community collaboration between five beneficiaries and five pairs of seniors from Kampung Admiralty Active Ageing Hub, led by Jaxton Su.

Performance highlights for the concert video include ‘Here We Dance’, a collaborative dance-making project with four of CRS’s youths, facilitated by local dance company Rolypoly Family. There will also be an energetic performance by beneficiaries from CRS’s Hip Hop arts exposure programme supported by local dance studio Converge Studios.

The event is free and accessible via their website

‘Airplane Mode’ art workshops, exhibition & retail

Graduates and students from Laselle College of Arts have come together to organise and launch Airplane Mode, an event happening at GR.ID Mall (former POMO) for two months from November to December 2021. Showcasing local artists, the event aims to promote the art culture and creativity of Singapore and will feature various creative workshops, independent retail brands and an exhibition of creations.

The concept behind ‘Airplane Mode’ is to serve as a reminder to disconnect from the noise of one’s devices and life; and to enter a space that’s meant for reflection and appreciation for art and creativity.

Featuring 10 different workshops conducted by various local brands, Airplane Mode will allow Singaporeans to tap into their creative side and explore the possibilities of their own creations using different mediums from fabrics and textiles to music, painting and digital art.

All workshops will be conducted in compliance with safe distancing measures and will thus allow for more intimate sessions.

More information about the workshops can be found via their website.

tokidoki x AIA Better Lives Charity Run

In support of AIA Better Lives Fund, AIA Singapore will host South East Asia’s first tokidoki-themed run – tokidoki X AIA Better Lives Charity Run – from 17 December 2021 to 31 January 2022.

AIA Singapore is partnering with tokidoki, a global pop-culture and lifestyle brand that has amassed a huge following since its debut in 2005, to rally individuals and families to collectively create a far-reaching impact for the Fund’s beneficiaries. Inspired by tokidoki’s characters, the charity run will feature unique tokidoki’s Better Lives stories to reach and engage the fanbase in relevant and meaningful ways.

Proceeds from the sale of registration tickets and limited-edition merchandise will go toward AIA Better Lives Fund¹. Additionally, participants can also purchase and donate their goodie bag to AIA Singapore’s adopted beneficiaries as a gift to spread the love this festive season.

To register for tokidoki X AIA Better Lives Charity Run, please visit:

For more information about AIA Better Lives Fund, please visit:

Yuletide staycation

Ring in the holidays with an extended Yuletide staycation cozyed up with your near and dear (including your furry friends!) at Oakwood Studios Singapore. Available for reservations from now until 21 December 2021, sleigh the staycation game with Your Christmas Holiday Home package at the stylish property in the heart of Orchard with an impeccable array of privileged jolly perks, such as a weekly continental breakfast-in-a-box, celebratory bottle of Champagne, two-way transfers, DIY Christmas tree, and more.

More information about Oakwood Studios Singapore can be found via their website.

Another Christmas-themed family hotel package can be found at SE7ETH, where their apartments are furnished with luxurious evening ritual of turndown service serving calming nightcaps of traditional mulled wine and creamy hot chocolate for a restful slumber. You and your family will also enjoy an in-room gourmet “Yuletide Feast” experience!

A Jolly Family Getaway is available for reservations for stays from 1 to 31 December 2021. For more information, please visit their website.

‘Travel’ to the Arctic Circle at the Ice Hotel Gallery

Snow City has opened the doors to Singapore’s first Ice Hotel Gallery! Promising to satisfy those with winter wanderlust, the Ice Hotel Gallery experience arrives just in time for the school holidays and the festive season. Visitors can look forward to being transported to the Arctic Circle without leaving their home in the tropics. Set in an environment that simulates ice hotels found in Finland, Norway or Sweden, with temperatures measuring at a frosty -5 degrees Celsius, this immersive attraction is an instant getaway to a Nordic wonderland.

Grab a drink at the Ice Bar with furniture fashioned from blocks of ice while admiring the intricate ice sculptures carved by local award-winning artisan, Jeffrey Ng, depicting flora, fauna and local design elements. This is a Christmas treat for the whole family not to be missed.

Key facilities at Snow City are inspired by the Arctic, and include Singapore’s first ice gallery, a Snow Chamber, a bumper car arena, Winter Shooting Arena and photo-taking services. It features a snow machine that is first-of-its-kind in Asia, producing fine powdery snow. For more information, please visit

The Jolly X’mas Comedy Show

Happening on 5 Dec, 8pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Santa has put together hilarious comedians for this Christmas lineup – Adrian Saw, Deepak Chandran, Orion Perez and host, Sam See.

In the 90-minute X’mas extravaganza, you’ll lose yourself in a night bursting with fun and humour!

Tickets cost S$55 and S$60 (excluding SISTIC booking fee) and the event only allows those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend.

Tickets are available via

Junior Playcation Urban Camp

Seeking activities to entertain and delight your young ones this December holidays? This camp will introduce them to the world of sports, with both fresh and familiar favourites! Master coordination and learn sportsmanship with team ball sports such as Football or take a swing at something new with a sport like Golf.

Parents can drop their children off at the 100PLUS Promenade for the full-day camp, which includes lunch and snacks. All participants will receive a camp kit inclusive of a tote bag, bottle and limited edition t-shirt. Visit when registration opens on 13 December.

¹All proceeds from race registrations will be donated to the AIA Better Lives Fund. Proceeds (less the cost of production) from additional merchandise will also be donated to the AIA Better Lives Fund.

Images: Airplane Mode, AIA Singapore, Dreamseeds Arts Festival, Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, Oakwood Studios Singapore, Singapore Sports Hub and Snow City

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