Weekend Warrior: Dec 1-3

Artist impression of Christmas Wonderland 2017. Photo: Christmas Wonderland
Artist impression of Christmas Wonderland 2017. Photo: Christmas Wonderland

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Fri, Dec 1

Christmas Wonderland

The annual Christmas extravaganza flings open its doors today, inviting one and all to the gardens to soak in the Yuletide atmosphere with Christmas carols in the background as you stroll through the festive market, the luminarie light sculptures, Santa’s Grotto, and the Christmas edition of Savour.

Until Dec 26; daily 4pm-11pm at Gardens by the Bay. Online $4-$8, at the gate $6-$10.

Dune: A Sci-fi Art Show

The sci-fi cult novel by Frank Herbert comes to life at this exhibition through paintings, prints, virtual reality, and projection mapping by artists from across the globe. Artworks start from $150.

Until Dec 30; Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 2pm-7pm at Kult Gallery.

Ethos Books Festive Sale

The three-day annual sale offers books going for as low as $2, with vintage tomes, timeless works, author programmes, and a limited edition Ethos tote given out to every $30 spent.

Until Dec 3; Fri 3pm-7pm, Sat noon-9pm, Sun noon-8pm at The Substation Gallery. Free.

Runway: Catwalk on the Rooftop and Market Bazaar

Rub shoulders with up-and-coming local designers at the Hive’s new creative hub on Kallang Junction at the third edition of this fashion catwalk and market bazaar.

8pm-10pm at The Hive Lavender. $15-$40.



Sat, Dec 2

Giving Week

Loads of activities happening this weekend for Giving Week, including a community play day, fitness sessions, introductory parkour workshops, craft workshops, a comedy night, an upcycling-themed market, neighborhood trails, and an amazing race at the National Gallery.

Until Dec 3; various timings at various locations. Free.

Singapore Farm Festival x 11th Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market

Chat up local farmers and browse through their fresh produce at this festive edition of the farmers’ market.

Until Dec 3; noon-8pm at D’Kranji Farm Resort. Free.

Wknd Folks Christmas Pop-up Market

Head over to Phoenix Park for a medley of craft workshops, body painting booths, live acoustic music, small bites, and vendors such as Candles Of Light, Iminxx, Fayy Terrarium and Gifts, Dark Horse Vintage, and more.

Until Dec 3; Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm at Buzz in the Woods. Free.

Super 0 x The Council

Super 0 is back for another pop-up party through a team-up with boutique music agency The Council for a techno/house-fuelled night at Gillman Barracks with Ukrainian DJ Nastia, with the local likes of Julien Brochard and Cats on Crack.

10am-4am at Gillman Barracks. $40.



Sun, Dec 3

Christmas Masterclass at Salted & Hung

Getting a little panicky about hosting parties and dinners now that it’s December? Sign up for this masterclass and learn how to prepare dishes like cured salmon, roasted porchetta stuffed with sausage, and more.

10:30am-11:30am at Salted and Hung. $68/person, includes free-flow brunch afterwards.

Liberty Fest

Artify’s first cash-only festival features tarot card readings, pre-loved apparel, handcrafted jewelry, and workshops for you to learn a thing or two.

12:30pm-9:30pm at Artify Studio. Free.

Quayside Christmas Festival

With bites and booze provided by Summerlong, Super Loco and Publico, the fest welcomes revelers to join in the merrymaking with live performances, market stalls hawking homemade candles and artisanal chocolates, and lawn games, roving magicians, and caricaturists to entertain the young ones.

11am-10:30pm at The Quayside, Robertson Quay. Free.

Sunday Vintage Market

Vintage hunters, here’s one new spot for you to rummage through for hidden gems. Featuring vendors from the Sunday market at China Square, which will close for re-development soon, this new market debuts with an exhibition of antique and vintage items such as historical Singapore documents, military memorabilia, gramophones, and more.

Dec 3 and every subsequent Sunday; 9am-5pm at Basement and first floor of Fook Hai Building. Free.



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