What’s on this Christmas weekend: 23 – 26 Dec 2016

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It’s a long weekend with no work on Monday – that means one whole day to recover from the holiday feasting. While we’re sure your schedule is packed with Christmas parties and dinners to attend, make time for some of these events, with the kids in tow of course.

Countdown to Christmas at an ice rink
How’s this for a Christmas countdown? Bundle up in winter wear and show off your ice skating moves at The Rink’s Foamy Winter Christmas night. Have a taste of winter as you draw figure eights under the softly falling snow. We can’t think of anywhere else we’d rather be as the clock strikes midnight.

24 Dec 2016. Click here for details.

Witness a young orphan girl fulfil her dream of becoming a ballerina
Amid the deluge of holiday children’s movies clamouring for attention, Ballerina piqued our interest with its enchanting fairytale premise. Set in 1879, it tells the story of an orphan girl who leaves her rural hometown of Brittany for the bright lights of Paris to train as a ballerina. Yep, it’s bound to make you feel all warm and fuzzy, just in time for Christmas.

Ballerina opens 22 Dec 2016 in mainstream cinemas.

Bid farewell to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station on Christmas Day
Come 25 December, the iconic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will open its doors one last time before it closes for redevelopment. It will reopen in 2025 with part of the station integrated with the upcoming Cantonment station as part of expansion plans on the Circle Line. Take a trip down memory lane with a special exhibition on the history and heritage of the station and share your memories of it by leaving notes and photos.

For a small donation, you can hop on a Choo Choo Train that will take you around the station – we foresee lots of kids excitedly lining up for this! And while you’re enjoying the festive season, spare a thought for the less fortunate by donating new and used books and toys at a charity drive organised by Community Chest. Other activities include a Christmas market and jazz performances in the evening.

25 Dec 2016. For more information, check the Facebook event page.

Meet and greet your favourite Nick Jr. mascots at City Square Mall
Is your child a fan of Nick Jr. characters such as Dora the Explorer, PAW Patrol and Bubble Guppies? Here’s their chance to meet them in person! The adorable mascots will be making daily appearances at City Square Mall from now till 1 January 2017. Simply spend $50 to redeem a meet-and-greet pass one hour prior to each live show. Passes are limited to 50 per session, so we recommend securing yours early.

Now till 1 Jan 2017. Visit the City Square Mall website for pass redemption details and mascot schedule.

Catch daring acrobats perform thrilling death-defying stunts
Let the daredevil stunts of the Cirque Adrenaline acrobats take your breath away. Described as the “most daring, death-defying show on earth”, this theatrical show features trapeze artists, aerial acrobatic displays and a dramatic fire show to get your blood pumping. Definitely a spectacle not to be missed.

15 – 25 Dec 2016. More information here.

Walk through a lush digital rainforest
Step into a virtual rainforest and watch plants and animals come alive in the National Museum’s new exhibit Story of the Forest. Created by teamLab, it transforms 69 artworks from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into interactive digital art installations that respond to your movements. You’re encouraged to interact with the display as well as contribute by folding origami flowers to place on a flowering board.

Now till 31 Mar 2017. Find out more here.

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