Year-end school holidays in Singapore start on 21 November 2020 and end on 3 January 2021. We have compiled a list of November – December school holiday activities for children: from meet & greet sessions (hopefully), open houses, holiday enrichment programmes to musicals and more. Check back regularly as we will add more.

For other upcoming events, visit Events in Singapore.

1. Secondary School Writing and Oral Hot Topic Talk
mc edu secondary school topic
Enroll your child in this exclusive talk, 网购101, designed for children from 13 to 16 years old!

Improve your child’s writing and oracy skills by learning more about the latest news and trends for your writing and oral exams!

In the highly digitalized world, technology has affected our lifestyle where online shopping is a norm. We are pleased to hold this talk with popular guest speaker DJ: Anna 林安娜 from 96.3FM to share with us more the topic of online shopping so that you can relate this back to your exams!

Date: 17 December 2020
e-Venue: Online Event

Flash Discount for TNAP readers till 14 Dec 2020. Ticket Now at 20% OFF! Promo code: TNAP20OFF. For more information, visit here.


2. British Council’s Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps
British Council Study Camp students in a group work
New for 2020! At the British Council we believe that language and communication skills are an integral part of almost every skill in life. That is why our Holiday Study Camps use English as a way to explore the world around us, developing problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Camps are available for Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary-aged students.

Date: 23 November to 18 December 2020
To find out more information, visit here.


3. Gen Infiniti Academy December Bootcamp
Dummies Courses Gen Infiniti Academy
Accelerate to success with the Dummies for Kids Accelerator Programme!

In the FIRST EVER instructor-led Dummies courses worldwide, your child will learn in-demand tech skills like Python, JavaScript, Web Site Development and Mobile App Creation. At the same time, they will also hone skills, like analytical thinking, computational skills and problem solving, to boost their performance at school.

Once they complete this 2-day bootcamp, they will be one of the first in the world to gain the Dummies endorsed certificate. Live instructor-led Dummies courses available exclusively at Gen Infiniti Academy. Don’t miss out. Sign up today!

Date: Throughout December 2020 (Classes available for registration)
e-Venue: Zoom
Admission: $549 (Use code GIA2021 for $50 off!)

For more information, visit here.


4. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s December School Holiday Online Programmes

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre's December School Holiday Online Programmes

Looking for meaningful activities for your child this December holidays? Bond with your child and discover more about our Chinese Singaporean culture through these exciting programmes – all from the comfort of your own home!

These programmes are held in conjunction with our exhibition SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture.

Dates: 1 to 31 December 2020
Conducted over Zoom
Programmes are ticketed at $20 per parent-child (before GST)

  • How Do We Celebrate Chinese Festivals? [4 – 6 years old] Register here!
  • Spot the Cultural Difference. [7 – 12 years old] Register here!
  • Let’s Do the Lo Hei Twist! [10 – 12 years old] Register here!
  • Uniquely Singaporean! [10 – 12 years old] Register here!


5. Doraemon at National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore for Doraemon's Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore
Everyone’s favourite cat type robot is making his way to the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) for Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore. Visitors can look forward to rediscovering Singapore and meeting Doraemon, a beloved character many of us grew up with, through photo opportunities within the museum’s grounds and specially-designed collectibles.

Date: 31 October to 27 December 2020
Time: 10am – 7pm (Last admission is at 6.30pm)
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
For more information, visit Doraemon at National Museum of Singapore.


6. Duinocode Holiday Workshop
DuinoCode November December Workshop
November/December 2020 CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY Holiday Workshop!

Join our Christmas Comes Early 3-day workshop this holiday season, taught by MOE registered instructors. Let your child make their very first step into the world of text-based coding as they have fun with their robot. No prior coding knowledge required!


For more information, visit Duinocode Holiday Workshop!


7. MindChamps Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Programmes
MindChamps Holiday Workshops 2020 Champion Mindset Theatre
Learning isn’t just about rote memorisation and boring worksheets anymore. It’s also about enabling our children to experience the world through their senses via different media and self-expression.

Suitable for preschoolers and kids aged 2 to 13, MindChamps Enrichment Academy’s wide range of holiday classes and activities will thrill them as they explore magical worlds through culture, art and drama!

Register your interest here.


8. Marshall Cavendish Education December Chinese Workshops
Marshall Cavendish Education December Chinese Workshops
Marshall Cavendish Education December Holiday Workshops for Your Primary and Secondary School Child!

Enroll your child in this exclusive talk, 听故事,闹哄哄, designed for children from 9 to 12 years old here.

Improve your child’s writing and oracy skills by learning more about the latest news and trends for your writing and oral exams for 13 to 16 years old here.


9. Julia Gabriel Centre Year End Holiday Camps
Julia Gabriel Centre Dec Holiday Programmes
We’ve all experienced a challenging year so let’s end it on a really positive note with our engaging and exciting centre-based and online holiday programmes. Join us for 3 weeks of creative learning in our centres and online. For ages 6 months to Primary 5.

Date: 30 November to 20 December 2020
For more information, visit Julia Gabriel Centre Year End Holiday Camps.


10. The Logic Coders Holiday Program
The Logic Coders Coding School
The Logic Coders is a coding school for kids aged 6-16 with a focus on logic. Our curriculum covers the 3 fundamental concepts of coding logic (loops, sequencing, and if/else), while incorporating math concepts to reinforce content taught in school. Certificates are provided on completion*. Classes are taught in small groups of 2-6 using Robotics (EV3) and Python.

We have 3 holiday programs: Junior Coders (ages 6-7), Core Coding Logic Program (ages 8-16) and Python Masterclass (ages 11-16).

Please call/whatsapp us at 9695 3777 for any enquiries.
*applicable for Core Coding Logic Program and Python Masterclass

For more details, please visit here.


11. MoneySense For Your Child Free Workshops
MoneySense for Your Child
MoneySense for Your Child aims to teach parents the importance of inculcating good financial habits from young. It covers ways that can help to give children money sense such as teaching and modelling healthy financial habits and budgeting.

Check Out Our Upcoming Workshops/Talks here.

➡️ Related Read: Free Printable to Teach Your Child Financial Literacy from as Young as Three!


12. Nickelodeon Day of Play
Nickelodeon Day of Play 2020
Nickelodeon is celebrating the power of play by interrupting their broadcast and showing you how to play in uniquely Nickelodeon ways!

On Dec 12, play along and enter the Day of Play Challenge to win the biggest play gadgets like the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, plus a chance to see yourself on TV!

Date: 12 December 2020
Time: 12pm – 3pm

For more information, visit Nickelodeon Day of Play.


13. Children’s Season Singapore 2020 at ACM
Better Together Children's Season 2020 at ACM
Children’s Season is back with both online and self-guided activities at the museum! For this Season, we reflect on hope, kindness, and resilience, values which help us stay connected with our loved ones and keep our spirits bright. Come join us to discover objects on our special Children’s Season trail and create new memories with your family and friends.

Date: 21 November to 13 December 2020
Venue: ACM and ACM Website
Register your interest Children’s Season Singapore 2020 at ACM.


14. Kodecoon Year End Holiday Camps
Kodecoon Holiday Camps
As the holiday period is approaching again, we are excited to launch our holiday camps! Join us in a series of fun game development holiday camps as our students learn to create their own game with popular sandbox platforms, Roblox and Minecraft!

Unsure if your child will enjoy programming? Not sure which level class to join? Don’t worry, simply WhatsApp us at +65 8950 3022 to arrange for a trial for your child today! We will help you with recommendations!

Date: 23 November to 31 December 2020
Register your interest here.


15. Catch Little Vampire Movie
Little Vampire
LITTLE VAMPIRE is a family adventure film about a little vampire and his friend, an orphan boy, who are fleeing from a terrifying moon-headed creature.

Date: In cinemas from 3 December 2020
For more information, visit Little Vampire Movie.


16. Christmas Wonderland 2020 At Gardens By The Bay
Majestic luminarie light sculptures christmas wonderland
Singapore’s biggest festive event will feature specially curated stunning light installations at Gardens by the Bay in the Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland.

Date: 19 November to 31 December (Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020) | 4 to 27 December (Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland)
Time: To be advised at a later date

For more information, visit Christmas Wonderland 2020 At Gardens By The Bay.


17. Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020
childrens season national museum get curious
Presented in conjunction with our Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore campaign and upcoming Home, Truly special exhibition, Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020 explores the topic of change through both self-facilitated onsite activities and a range of online programmes.

Date: 19 November 2020 to 3 January 2021

For more information, visit Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020.


18. Winter Experience at Changi Festive Village
Dino Wanderland at Changi Airport
Be thrilled by ginormous dinosaur displays and a winter holiday house at Terminal 3 (T3), and a fun-charged carnival at Terminal 4 (T4). For those who want a different staycation, there are unique glamping experiences at Jewel’s Cloud9 Piazza and Shiseido Forest Valley as well as overnight family stays at Changi Experience Studio.

Date: 19 November 2020 to 3 January 2021

For more information, visit Winter Experience at Changi Festive Village.


19. Children’s Season at the Museums
Childrens Season 2020 Ai Love Museums
This school holidays, join Ai and his grandfather on a journey of discovery as they explore the wonders of Singapore’s many museums – both virtually and physically – at Children’s Season 2020. Jointly presented by the National Heritage Board (NHB) and the Museum Roundtable (MR), the annual Children’s Season aims to provide cultural and educational experiences that will inspire and engage the young, on Singapore’s collective heritage.

Date: 18 November 2020 to 3 January 2021

For more information, visit Children’s Season at the Museums.


20. Santa Run For Wishes
Santa Run for Wishes 2020 Virtual
Make-A-Wish Singapore, a non-profit organisation that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, invites members of the public to kickstart the festive season with the first virtual Santa Run for Wishes 2020. An annual community and fundraising event by Make-A-Wish Singapore, Santa Run for Wishes returns for its seventh edition this year from 2-19 December 2020 with a brand-new format and exciting activities lined up for all participants.

Date: 2 to 19 December 2020
For more information, visit Santa Run For Wishes.


21. Malay CultureFest 2020
malay culturefest 2020
The Malay CultureFest is an annual festival by the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) that is held in conjunction with the launch of our special exhibition ‘Urang Banjar: Heritage and Culture of the Banjars in Singapore’ and focuses on the diversity in Malay artistic and cultural expressions. This year’s festival will be the first time that the Malay CultureFest is presented in digital format. Enjoy two weeks of performances, talks, workshops, trails and cultural activities, that you can also access from the comfort of your own home!

Date: 27 November to 13 December 2020
For more information, visit Malay CultureFest 2020.


22. Light and Projection at Marina Bay
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
Representing hopes of a new beginning, Shine a Light comprising 60 light beams projecting from The Promontory will illuminate the Marina Bay skyline nightly from 1 December to 31 December 2020. With a collective formation of light rays projected into the sky – designed to symbolise unity, positivity and resilience – the display represents a guiding beacon that underpins Singaporeans’ spirit in navigating through the pandemic and determination to emerge stronger in the new year together as a nation.

Date: 1 to 31 December 2020
Venue: Marina Bay
For more information, visit Light and Projection at Marina Bay.


23. Winter Solstice Festival Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Keeping Traditions Alive Time for Tangyuan SCCC
To encourage a better appreciation of our distinctive Chinese Singaporean culture, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre has launched a series of online programmes to highlight the customs of the Winter Solstice Festival and the traditional tangyuan dish.

Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in Tangyuan Pop!, an interactive game featuring colourful glutinous rice balls along with interesting titbits about the Festival. Complete all the levels and stand a chance to be one of five lucky winners to walk away with $10 GrabFood vouchers!

Date: 7 to 20 December 2020
For more information, visit Winter Solstice Festival Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.


24. LEGO® Festive Carnival at CapitaLand Malls
LEGO® Festival Carnival CapitaLand malls
Look forward to unique holiday moments with thematic installations, festive cashback, exclusive WhatsApp stickers, a social media challenge, a spend-and-win draw with cars to be won, and best of all, opportunities to give back to the community. Capture your special moments with these LEGO® installations and share it on social media with friends and family with the #FestiveCarnivalatCapitaLandMalls hashtag.

For more information, visit here.


25. Christmas at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES 2020
CHIJMES Lawn will turn into a Land of Flowers
Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES will be joyously transformed into a whimsical wonderland for Christmas. Drawing inspirations from the Christmas Classic – The Nutcracker – the two historic developments will welcome the occasion with a joint light up this evening, turning into three magical realms.

Visitors to the two adjacently sited properties in the heart of the Civic District may seek the cure to their wanderlust by immersing in a series of fun-filled activities, including dining in domes experiences, 3D trick-eye and festive installations, light projection shows and a wide range of performing arts, crafts and lifestyle, and culinary workshops this holiday season.

Date: 20 November 2020 to 31 December 2020
For more information, visit Christmas at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES 2020.


26. Meet Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody and Little Twin Stars at Sentosa
hello kitty at sentosa
Bond with your family and loved ones while walking down memory lane at Sentosa’s festive beach light-up, Island Lights with Sanrio characters. Featuring seven larger-than-life light installations on Siloso Beach, the fourth edition of Sentosa’s signature light-up is set to welcome favourites such as Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody and Little Twin Stars, as they whisk guests back to the past with classic icons from Sentosa over the years.

Date: 12 December 2020 until 3 January 2021

For more information, visit Meet Hello Kitty, Pompompurin, My Melody and Little Twin Stars at Sentosa.


27. Changi Jurassic Mile Dino Dazzle
jurassic mile christmas decorations
From 4 December 2020 to 3 January 2021, don’t miss out on Dino Dazzle where the Jurassic Mile would be decked with eye-catching festive lights and displays.

Update: As of 2 November 2020, visitors are not required to make a booking to enter Jurassic Mile. Visitors are required to adhere to safe distancing measures and wear a face mask at all times unless when eating, drinking or doing strenuous exercises.

For more information, visit Changi Jurassic Mile.


28. Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC
Kampong G(e)lamping at Malay Heritage Centre
MHC is opening up its compound and inviting the public to experience glamping ⛺️ with a cultural twist, with a fun-filled itinerary across two days. Each day from 15 to 24 December 2020, a group of up to five can book a 2D1N experience which includes a never-before opportunity to spend a night under the stars on MHC’s beautiful lawn.

Date: 15 to 24 December 2020
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
For more information, visit Kampong G(e)lamping @ MHC.


29. NLB’s Popular Book Bugs Card Programme is Back
nlb book bugs cards
In this edition, children can look forward to exciting new content based on local and regional stories and folktales in English and mother tongue languages (MTLs).

Date: 1 December 2020 to 28 September 2021
For more information, visit NLB’s Book Bugs Card Programme.


30. Festival of Lights 2020 – A Better Tomorrow
Festival of Lights Jurong Lake Gardens
The designs of this year’s traditional lanterns are surrounding the theme of “post-COVID, new normal”. Besides encouraging everyone to stay resilient while supporting the vulnerable groups of society, this event also aims to provide a meaningful and educational holiday programme even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event includes a display of 28 large-scale traditional lanterns that were handcrafted by 100 professional lantern masters.

Date: 18 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
Time: 7pm – 11pm daily
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens (Nearest MRT station: Lakeside)
Chargeable shuttle service from the station to North & South entrances
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Festival of Lights 2020 – A Better Tomorrow.


31. AVS Christmas Webinar

Responsible Pet Ownership: What you need to know about getting a pet this Christmas [FREE]

Thinking about adopting a new pet this Christmas? Not so fast – there is a lot you first need to know before giving them a ‘furever’ home.

Join our Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) pet expert Dr Alwyn Tan at our webinar, as he provides a glimpse into the process of getting a pet. He will touch on a range of topics, from whether you should buy a pet or adopt one from an animal shelter, to the Dos and Don’ts of being a responsible pet owner. Dr Tan will also speak about how you can interact with animals in other ways so don’t fret if you can’t get a pet!

During the live session, you can also ask our vet any questions related to owning a pet.

Date: 19 December 2020
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Animal Buzz Facebook
For more information, visit here.

➡️ Related Read: What to Consider When Buying Your First Family Pet


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Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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