Festivities for your family at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

There’s a nip in the air, you hear festive tunes and see sparkly decorations wherever you go – you know Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. You also hear little voices constantly saying “we’re bored”, which can only mean one thing…the kids are on holiday and parents island-wide are looking for ways to keep their little darlings busy!

Mums and dads, we have the solution! Esplanade has plenty of fun (and free!) activities to keep your kids occupied. The festivities are not just for children. You too will get to check off your Christmas shopping with loads of festive deals, including yummy 1-for-1 lunchtime deals every Monday, FREE weekday parking with a minimum of $30 spent, and special deals and discounts of up to 70% at Esplanade outlets!

What’s more, you get to enjoy up to 15% rebate on your Christmas shopping at Esplanade – get a $5 voucher with every $50 spent or a $15 voucher with every $100 spent!


You shouldn’t have a problem getting gifts for loved ones (and yourself!) at Esplanade  – there are custom-made oil blends, lotions or perfumes available at The Naturalist Grandeur, unique jewellery pieces from Csar Luxe, a range of colourful ukuleles at Maestro Guitars and Ukuleles, and more! After all that shopping, tantalise your family’s tastebuds at the restaurants with festive delights like caramelised honey ham steak or warm brioche bread pudding! Here are just a few of the great deals at Esplanade on offer:

Popcornpop Movie Memorabilia Specialist #02-17


Stylish art prints from Popcorn Pop – the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one!

  • Storewide Christmas discount of 10%, with selected items at 20% discount;
  • Free movie memorabilia worth $5-$10 when you spend $50 and above (while stocks last);

Arch #02-07

  • 10% discount on all regular-priced items with purchase of $200 in single receipt.

Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate #02-14

Irresistible – scrumptious festive treats such as Christmas turkey with roasted butternut squash, from Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate

  • Traditional festive dishes from $25++ onwards. Choice of Caramelised Honey Ham Steak or Christmas Turkey with Roasted Butternut Squash;
  • Christmas Special Dessert: Warm Brioche Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bean Sauce at $10++.

Barossa #01-11 (Available 1 – 25 December only)

  • Christmas meals from $22++ onwards. Choices include Turkey Breast Ham, Pull Pork Pie, Crispy Pork Knuckle and Grain Fed Rib Eye Steak.

Click here for more on Esplanade promotions.


No more cries of ‘Mum, I’m bored” with Esplanade’s range of great, free activities that are bound to keep your kids as busy as little bees. From arts and crafts to music – check out these great free programmes at Esplanade this festive season – your whole family is guaranteed to have a great time!



Learn to make greeting cards

When: 22 and 22 December; 25 December; 28 and 29 December – 4-8pm

Where: Upper concourse

Learn how to make Greeting Cards and surprise your family and friends with a unique handmade card!

Make your new year wishes on bell charms

Head on down to the waterfront where you can make your New Year wishes on Esplanade’s bell charms!

When: 20 to 31 December

Where: Along Esplanade’s waterfront


Write down beautiful new year wishes with your family on wishing spheres. Watch as your wishes come to life as they glow and float on the waters of Marina Bay in a stunning visual arts display.

Pen your New Year wishes on wishing spheres at various wishing stations.
The 20,000 wishing spheres will later be set afloat in Marina Bay to form a spectacular visual arts display.
WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre & Esplanade Concourse

After you make your beautiful New Year wishes, how about some song and dance? There’s nothing like great music to get the whole family into a festive mood, so sing along with Cat Ong, Sheila De Niro and Singapore Char Siew Baos at Esplanade. Finally, end the old year and welcome the New Year with your loved ones, basking in the spectacular fireworks display along the waterfront.

Look out for free performances from Cat Ong, Sheila De Niro and Singapore Char Siew Baos, that will keep audiences of all ages entertained, and also view a specially commissioned short film about the simple pleasures of life experienced by our parents’ generation. The celebration will culminate in a magnificent fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.
WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre & Esplanade Concourse; Fireworks along Esplanade’s Waterfront.
Photo credit: Bryan van der Beek

Esplanade is certainly the place to be this season, so parents, what are you waiting for? Head on down to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay straight away and enjoy some of the best holiday festivities in Singapore!

Posted in Family time, Festivities, School Holiday Activities

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