Spice up your Christmas and New Year Celebrations in Singapore [COVID-19 Edition]

No travelling? No problem! The pandemic may have put a halt on our usual festive travel plans this upcoming holiday season, but it sure hasn’t dampened our holiday spirit. Or has it? Come on, don’t be a Grinch now. Here’s a list of fun-filled activities in Singapore to spice up your festivities and end the year with a BANG!

1. Host an Intimate Countdown Party

Avoid snaking queues and the mad rush to book reservations at bars or restaurants on New Year’s Eve, and host your own countdown party at the comfort of your own home. While you are at it, why not learn to concoct unique cocktails for your guests by attending a Mixology Class? You can expect to experiment and incorporate exotic Asian flavour profiles into various cocktail recipes.

Oh, did i mention that you’ll get to bring back 2 cocktail bitters?

Find out more here 

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2. Go on a Staycation

Disclaimer: Prices shown are subjected to changes. 

Get your own slice of paradise over the weekends by having a staycation! With the release of $100 worth of e-vouchers in December, Singaporeans over 18 years old can use these vouchers to offset their hotel stays. What a steal! Check out the ongoing deals below.

lyf Funan

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The modern co-living space also houses cosy private rooms that provides couples a good weekend respite from their WFH arrangements. Additionally, a 2-nights booking entitles you to a free extra night. Say yes to an extended weekend at lyf Funan’s One of a Kind Studio, at a rate of $108/night (U.P. $150/night).

Find out more here

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Deal: $108/night for 2 adults, at One of the Kind Studio (early check-in and late check-out)

Validity of deal: Until 31st December 2020

Address: 67 Hill Street, Level 4 Funan Mall, Singapore 179370

Telephone: 69702288


Fullerton Hotel

In the mood for a fancy staycation? Bring along the entire family for a relaxing time, at The Perfect Staycation for only $430++/night, inclusive of daily breakfast, a pair of Fullerton bears per stay, a S$100 nett F&B credit per stay and more.

Find out more here

Deal: $430++/night (2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old)

Validity of the deal: -

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Telephone: 67338388


3. Spend an Unforgettable Day at Resorts World Sentosa

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Immerse yourself in a Christmas-themed experience at Universal Studios Singapore, with exhilarating rides and meet exclusive characters such as the Merry Minions of Christmas! At a promotional price of $66 (U.P. S$81), Singaporean residents are entitled to 1 Adult ticket and a free limited-edition Christmas Face Mask.

However, if that doesn’t scream unforgettable, an exclusive Mastercard Daycation Package is also available. The package includes the following:

  • 2 x Universal Studios Singapore Adult One-Day Ticket
  • 2 x S.E.A. Aquarium Adult One-Day Ticket
  • 2 x Corndog or Popcorn Redemption Voucher
  • 2 x Universal Studios Singapore Set Meal Redemption Voucher
  • 2 x Adult Face Mask Redemption Voucher
  • 2 x SGD5 Universal Studios Singapore Retail Voucher

Find out more here

All for the price of $99. WHAT?

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4. Shop for Artisanal and Handmade Products at a Christmas Market

There is no better way to kickstart the jolly happy season than to soak in the festive atmosphere at Crane Festive Weekend. You can expect a well-curated selection of local pop up stalls that serve a plethora of festive food, artisanal and handmade products such as exquisite soaps and homewares.

Who knows, you may even find a perfect gift for your Secret Santa gift exchange!

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Date: Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 December 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Crane, The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam road, #01-05/06/07, Singapore 239351

Entry Fee: Free

Find out more here

5. Celebrate with a unique experience

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If you are looking for a meaningful way to spend your time this Christmas or New Year’s Eve, look no further!

At Culturally, we have specially curated unique cultural experiences for you and your loved ones. Ranging from tea ceremonies to artisanal workshops, there’s bound to be at least one workshop which piques your interest!

Having a difficult time picking one? Here’s a cult favourite among our Rallyers—EN Japanese Tea Experience.

Recently featured on The Straits Times, the EN Japanese Tea Experience immerses one into a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn Traditional Japanese Tea Etiquette from a native Japanese, Yasuko Norris, and experience tranquility together with your friends and family.

If you are still racking your brains for a perfect Christmas gift, why hesitate gifting a Culturally experience? Surprise your loved ones with a memorable experience here.

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At Culturally, we offer customised hands-on cultural experiences for you and your loved ones to enjoy and have fun whilst learning about other cultures!

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