We’re officially ending November which means its legit time to start thinking about Christmas. Besides indulging in lots of festive cheer (aka. parties), it’s also a good time to think about others. This weekend, see what charitable activities you can get involved in, as well as local businesses you can support. At the same time, it’s also Zouk’s final weekend at its Jiak Kim location, which means a proper send off is totally in order.
Gardens by the Bay: A Festive Wonderland
Gardens by the Bay has opened its Festive Market for the month of December, bringing a taste of European Christmas marketplaces to Singapore. Expect lots of warm, cheerful food like chocolate-coated churros as well as craft gifts perfect for Secret Santa giveaways. Don’t miss the insta-perfect carousel as well as carnival games and even an ice-skating rink for you to test your skills on. On until 3 January, 2017. Visit the website for more information.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Across Singapore, Giving Week will be encouraging all of us to look at our local communities and find ways of helping them either through small acts of kindness, corporate events and volunteer services. These activities will run for a week until International Volunteer Day on 5 December, 2016. You can choose what kind of events you want to take part in ranging from arts and education to active events such as yoga.
Find out more how you can play a part at www.givingweek.sg
Santa's All Star Christmas at Universal Studios
Following up on their super successful Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios is trading the scares for Santas this month with festive fireworks, “snow” and a Hollywood Christmas Gift show. As a special present to all visitors, rides will stay open until 9pm so you can enjoy your favourite thrills late into the night. On until 3 January, 2017, admission fees are $48. Find out more here.
Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
OFC Social Market #7
Held every month, the OFC Social Market is held at Open Farm Community in Dempsey and encourages people to gather for interesting activities including talks and workshops about a range of socially conscious and sustainable activities (bee keeping and yoga have been some of the past topics). You can also enjoy a bustling market with farmers and artisans selling fresh, locally-made produce. Get into the spirit of things by bringing your own bag (and cash). More updates can be found here.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
The Finale Weekender at Zouk
It’s time to celebrate along with Zouk at its Finale Weekender as it closes its Jiak Kim Road doors and heads to Clarke Quay. Expect a nostalgic weekend with Zouk DJs past and present headlining the three stages and Velvet Underground.