Come and spend your December holidays with NMS this festive season with a series of Christmas programmes! Gather your friends and family to take part in upcycling workshops to create handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, listen to a story about spreading happiness, and catch a choir performance of joy and celebration as well as in-gallery activities.

📅 Saturday, 17 December 2022

Little ones can also craft a handmade token to take home. Join NMS for a series of interactive Chrismas activities such as:

1. Christmas Storytelling: Marky Polo in Singapore

Christmas Storytelling Marky Polo in Singapore

Listen to this tale of Marky Polo, a pangolin that comes from a family of avid explorers and travellers, as he and his friends go on an adventure to bring joy and cheer to his fun-loving young cousin Merry, who is visiting Singapore for the first time!

Based on the book Marky Polo in Singapore, this storytelling session will be facilitated by its author Emily Lim and a team of storytellers for an afternoon of tales and craft-making!

📅 Saturday, 17 December 2022
⏱ 2.30pm – 3.15pm & 3.45 – 4.30pm
📍 Level 2, Seminar Room
🏷 $10 per adult-child pair
Peatix Link

2. A Lighter Side of History: Let’s meet for coffee!

Gather around, coffee drinkers! Join us as we learn how to repurpose coffee grounds by transforming them into soap. A nifty gift idea for your friends and loved ones in time for the season of joy and cheer!

This programme will include handling the following ingredients:

  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Soybean
  • Aloe vera
  • Essential oils

About the facilitator

Jo has been passionate about sustainability and the conservation of the environment since 2011. Her passion has inspired her to share tips related to sustainable living, and she later founded The Sustainability Project to assist corporations to integrate sustainability into their strategy, inspire others and build the community. Jo continues to grow her passion towards the environment and strives to inspire those around her to take a step towards sustainable living.

Limited spaces available. Photos will be taken and may be used for future publicity.

This programme is suitable for all participants aged 13 and above. Price includes presentation by Jo and hands-on session where participants will be able to make soap made with used coffee to take home. All ingredients required for the hands-on session will be provided.

📅 Saturday, 17 December 2022
⏱ 2pm – 3.30pm
📍 The Salon, Level 1
🏷 $28 per pax or $50 per pair
Peatix Link

3. Roving Choir Performance by Resonance of Singapore

We’re bringing back the popular roving choir this Christmas! Be sure to catch Resonance of Singapore and sing along as they perform favourite holiday tunes at different locations in the museum.

Location schedule
Modern Colony Gallery – 3.30pm
Wooden Bridge leading to Life in SG galleries – 3.45pm
Staircase leading to L3 – 4pm

*performance locations are subjected to change without notice dependent on crowd situation on the day. Please look out for signage onsite.

About the performers

Incorporated in 2022, the Resonance of Singapore Ltd. (ROS) is the first non-profit organisation helmed by a professional vocal ensemble comprising of award-winning singers and an internationally acclaimed conductor.

They aim to inspire a stronger Singapore through music, to strengthen social resilience and uplift lives. Since performing to full houses in its inaugural concerts, ROS has launched the Young Artist Programme, conducted courses, and actively sought outreach through music with recent collaborations at the Science Centre and National Museum of Singapore.

Photos will be taken and may be used for future publicity.

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors, we seek your cooperation to adhere to crowd management instructions from our security officers on site.

📅 Saturday, 17 December 2022
⏱ 3.30pm – 4.15pm
📍 Various locations
🏷 Free

4. Drop-in Craft Activity: Shrink Art Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Celebrations at NMS Craft Activities

Get creative and craft your own festive ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or gift it to a loved one to spread cheer!

Be inspired by the museum’s collection and create your very own shrink art design in this fun merry activity!

Limited spaces available, while stocks last. Photos may be taken and used for future publicity. This programme is suitable for visitors aged 4 and above. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

📅 Saturday, 17 December 2022
⏱ 10.30am – 11.30am (priority slot for people with disabilities)
11.30am – 12.30pm, 2 – 5pm (for public); last admission will be at 4.40pm
📍 Glass Atrium, Level 2
🏷 Free

It is the year-end November & December holidays. We have compiled a list of November-December School Holidays Activities for Kids.

Things to do this Year-end Holiday 2022

For other upcoming events, visit Events in Singapore.

It is almost Christmas. We have compiled a list of Places to See Snow in Singapore 2022 and Christmas Events in Singapore. Do check them out.

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Looking a Christmas tree to decorate your home or office? Remember to read this post on where to buy christmas trees in Singapore.

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