Festive locations to visit with your family this Christmas

Come December every year, and everyone’s got the festive moods.
Orchard Road lightup, Christmas trees everywhere, parties and feasting.

We are sharing our own favourite Christmas venues in this post 🙂
Singapore lies smack on the equator, the high humidity means we are always perspiring :p
That is not going to discourage families from enjoying the festive mood in the month of December.

We have a few personal favourites to recommend, and you guessed it.
If the venue has snow (I mean foam), it will score high on kids’ FUN rating.

1. Gardens by the Bay
The Super trees never disappoint. With their tall structure, add in a few “lightbulbs” and tata instant Christmas Trees 🙂
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The highlights are the beautiful illumination from the Italian Luminaries and Spalliera!
They blink like precious stones from miles away and families and friends cannot resist selfies with these beautiful arches.
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We always look forward to Gardens by the Bay’s Christmas celebrations, especially the Flower Dome!
Standing inside the dome and looking towards The Flyer, you have Singapore’s magnificent skyline infront of you.

The cool aircon does make us forget that we are in the tropics 🙂
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This year, Flower Dome has been transformed into Toyland.
Teddies, Aeroplanes, Toy soldiers line the domes! Plenty of family photos for you and me.
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We have shared more details on our blog –>
http://sengkangbabies.com/mediainvite/christmas-toyland

Tips : Do not miss the Snow and Garden Rhapsody timing:

– Snow (Blizzard Time) – Mon to Thu, Sun 8, 9, 10pm. Fri and Sat 8, 9 and 9.45pm
Garden Rhapsody – Daily: 7.45, 8.45pm, Fri, Sat, and eve of PH: 9.30pm

*Do pop by GBTB Website and Fanpage

2. Universal Studios Singapore (USS)
Themepark, rides, meet and greet your favourite characters.
Hello Shrek, Optimus, Madagascar, Minions and Sesame Street.
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To our kids, USS is one of the happiest place in Singapore.
During the month of December, USS snows hourly!
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It is not real snow but kids could not care less 🙂
Be prepared to stay there one whole day!
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Our 2014 review –> http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/christmas-universal-studios-singapore

Tips : Catch the Hollywood Dream Parade if you pop by on selected Sat , Sun and PH.
* “Santa’s All-Star Christmas” runs from 1 December 2015 to 3 January 2016
**USS Website and Fanpage

3. Tanglin Mall
When the kids were smaller, no one did Snow foam better than Tanglin Mall.
Everytime we drove around the corners, Tanglin’s Christmas decoration and snow always look so inviting.
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I still remember Tanglin calling their “snow” avalanche”!
When you see the kids covered in foam from toe to head, you will understand why :p
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Even parents could not resist joining in the fun. I should bring the kids there one more round before they grow older. (2012 experience –> http://sengkangbabies.com/fun/tanglin-mall-is-snowing)

Tips : Regulars will wear swimwear and even rain coats, do bring a towel and spare clothes.
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– Avalanche (weekday) – 7.30pm to 7.45pm
– Snow (weekday) – 7.45pm to 8pm

– Avalanche (weekend & PH) – 7.30pm to 7.45pm, 8.30pm to 8.45pm
– Snow (weekend & PH) – 7.45pm to 8pm, 8.45pm to 9pm
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*Tanglin Mall Website

4. Changi Airport for the StarWars Fans (Dads and Mum)
Changi always has this mega bouncing castle at T3 during year end school holidays.
Families love to pop by Changi Airport for food and shopping, followed by some festive activities.
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The Force is strong at Changi this year, with X-wing and Tie fighter parked for the month of December!
Witness Stormtrooper crush the rebels every Sat 4pm.
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Besides the traditional bouncing castle, kids can navigate their BB-8 through a circuit too.
There are always so many activities to keep families entertained and fed at Changi Airport.

We really love the huge open space for kids to walk and run.
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Read our Starwars adventure here –> http://sengkangbabies.com/mediainvite/starwars-landed-changi-airport

Tips : Every Sat 4pm, watch the epic battle between Good and Evil
You might be interested to collect the cute Star Wars plush toys too.

*Changi Airport Website and Fanpage

* We have recommended two Christmas Gifts for active parents here

This post was created as part of Bloggers Guide to Xmas. For Christmas tips, sneak peeks and giveaways from the Blogosphere, hop to http://sg.localguide.to/xmas to read now!

Tanglin Mall is snowing

The shopping Malls along Orchard road will be lightup with festive decorations and lightings to welcome Christmas annually. We also know Tanglin Mall is the most happening snow party in town! When we play with foam snow in 2009, Boon Xin was only 5 months old.

Boon Xin is trying to tell you Tanglin Mall is happening before Christmas 🙂

From now till 01Jan 2012, Tanglin Mall is greeting kids (and adults) with Snow. It is really foam, but who cares :p

Weekday – 7:30pm and Weekend – 7:30pm and 8:30pm (two sessions).

Actually 7.30pm is 15min of Avalanche (read hugh dose of foam!), and 7:45pm is Snow.

Kids start gathering at 7pm, in anticipation of Fun.

Then suddenly, you hear kids screaming in delight. The foam party has started. To get the best photos, parents need to dive deep into the thick of action. At the center of the Avalanche !

Be careful of smaller kids, as it could be dangerous if they slip and fall.

Whatever caught Kang’s attention. You know he is in a world of his own, Snow world 🙂

Look at how Wei and Yi apply shampoo for themselves !

Boon Xin was initially apprehensive. The hugh crowd and foam could have spook her. It does not help that her bros were so “helpful” scooping soap into her hair and face! Daddy need to bring her around to orientate her. After she warms up…

Video : Watch this video for some fantastic Snow adventure!

Camera might be slightly damn from the snow flakes, but these Fun expressions are totally worth it !

Boon Yee must be thinking, “If only this is real snow” 🙂

Shoes, forgotten.

Are your kids in the mood for some Snow fun after reading our adventure?
Read our Tanglin Snow adventure in 2009 or browse more cool photos in our fanpage album 🙂

More tips :
– we found kids in swimwear (and goggles!), and rain coats. Just wear something comfortable.
– There is washup corner after all the fun, parents just need to bring a towel and spare clothes along.