Deepavali, also known as ‘The Festival of Lights’ or ‘Diwali’, is the annual Hindu celebration signifying the triumph of light over darkness. Look forward to an amazing display of bright festive lights, decorations and installations as Hindus all over the world partake in this festival!

Deepavali falls on 12 November this year and here is our round-up of Deepavali events that you can look forward to in Singapore.

1. Deepavali Istana Open House

istana open house

The Deepavali Istana Open House will be on 12 November 2023, 8.30am to 6.00pm.

For more information, visit Deepavali Istana Open House.


2. Celebrate This Deepavali at the Indian Heritage Centre

Indian Heritage Centre LEGO mural and workshops

Join us for a month-long celebration of Deepavali at IHC! Experience traditional food, fashion, and activities that showcase our diverse Indian culture. Celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Don’t miss out!

📅 14 Oct to 12 Nov 2023
⏰ 10am – 6pm DAILY, except Mondays
📍 Indian Heritage Centre

For more information, visit Deepavali @ Indian Heritage Centre.


3. Deepavali Light-Up and Celebrations 2023 at Little India

Deepavali Light-Up and Celebrations 2023 at Little India

This year’s Festival of Lights will see a line-up of exciting programmes and activities that will allow for a delightful celebration for families and loved ones. Families can also look forward to exciting events such as Food Bazaar, Fashion Show, Public Transport Display, treasure hunts and challenges in Little India.

📅 30 Sep to 11 Nov 2024
📍 Little India

For more information, visit Deepavali Light-Up 2023 at Little India.


4. Deepavali at Singapore Sports Hub

Sports Hub Deepavali Rangoli

This Deepavali, embark on a multi-sensory journey at Singapore Sports Hub with our Rangoli & Rhythm celebration. It will be a weekend of captivating activities that evoke your five senses and offer memorable experiences!

📅 10 to 11 Nov 2023
📍 Singapore Sports Hub

For more information, visit Singapore Sports Hub Deepavali.


5. Families for Life (FFL) Sports Fiesta Picnic

Families for Life (FFL) Sports Fiesta Picnic

Gather your family members and enjoy a day of sporty fun at Families for Life (FFL) picnic! Challenge yourselves in the variety of sports-related activities, before indulging in complimentary snacks at the picnic.

📅 11 Jun 2023
⏰ 4pm to 7pm (Picnic registration starts from 3.45pm)
📍 Gardens by the Bay, West Lawn
🏷 Admission is free

For more information visit Families For Life Picnic.


6. Chronicles of Prince Rama

Join Hafiz Rashid, Malay Heritage Centre’s docent and storyteller, as he tells the story of “Chronicles of Prince Rama”, based on the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Learn more about wayang kulit (shadow play) and make a take-home gunungan puppet in a hands-on craft activity segment, where children can stage their own wayang kulit show. This storytelling session is presented by the Malay Language Council, Singapore and will be conducted in both English and Malay. Recommended for 5 to 12 years old.

📅 11 & 12 Nov 2023
⏰ 10am – 11am and 3pm – 4pm
📍 Children’s Museum Singapore
🏷 $10 per child, with 1 free accompanying adult

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7. Free Admission To National Orchid Garden

national orchid garden entrance

Enjoy free admission* to National Orchid Garden for students, Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Work Permit Holders.

📅 11 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024
⏱ 8.30am to 6pm (Last entry at 6pm)
📍 National Orchid Garden

For more information visit Free Admission To National Orchid Garden.


8. Chrysanthemum Charm Floral Display

Chrysanthemum Charm Mongolia Flower Dome

Chrysanthemum Charm marks Gardens by the Bay’s inaugural collaboration with the Embassy of Mongolia in Singapore. Inspired by the open grasslands and wild beauty reminiscent of the steppes of Mongolia, it features over 80 varieties of chrysanthemums, including more than 10 making their Southeast Asian debut.

📅 29 Sep to 13 Nov 2023
⏰ 9am – 9pm
🏷 Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. You can get tickets via Klook.

For more information, visit Chrysanthemum Charm Floral Display.


9. vOilah! French Film Festival

vOilah! French Film Festival 2023

There’s something for everyone with our biggest line-up yet! Get ready for 38 titles across multiple genres, including acclaimed Cannes Film Festival 2023 selections such as the prestigious Palme d’Or winner.

This year, join us for free screenings in 7 community centers island-wide, and our debut at Sentosa’s Movie by the Beach program, showcasing 5 delightful films for all ages.

Come celebrate cultural connections at Singapore’s longest-running foreign film festival – where movies make a difference!

📅 9 to 21 Nov 2023

For more information, visit vOilah! French Film Festival.


10. Warner Bros. 100th WB100 Anniversary Celebration on Sentosa

Warner Bros. 100th WB100 Anniversary Celebration Sentosa

It’s party time and Warner Bros. is inviting everyone to Sentosa for a 17-day celebration of 100 years of memories and storytelling. WB100 Celebrating Every Story is the only large-scale event in Southeast Asia to mark the centennial, adding to Singapore’s strong pipeline of attractions to entertain both locals and tourists.

Just in time for Singapore’s end-of-year school holidays, fans of all ages can immerse themselves into the world of Warner Bros. The event showcases the studio’s humble beginnings in 1923 to becoming the producer of some of the most iconic global characters and stories on screens of all sizes. WB100 Celebrating Every Story is free of charge.

📅 10 to 26 Nov 2023 (Daily)
📍 Sentosa’s Beach Station

For more information, visit WB100 Anniversary Celebration on Sentosa.


11. Movies in the Wild at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Movies in the Wild at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve

Make it a date to remember and enjoy the latest cinematic adventure while you cosy up in nature with “Movies in the Wild”. The experience blends a delightful romantic movie night with outdoorsy moments from Singapore’s wildlife parks that will create wildly unique memories. It’s also the first cinema experience to be held at Singapore’s iconic and nature wildlife destination.

📅 11 Nov to 23 Dec 2023 (selected Saturdays)
⏰ 7.30pm
📍 River Wonders Singapore
🏷 Available on Klook

For more information, visit Movies in the Wild at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.


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.

🎨🎳🎯 Year-End School Holidays 2023 🧩🎭🎪

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☃️❄️ CHRISTMAS ❄️⛄️

From Christmas markets to carolling sessions to “snow fall“, here’s a list of Christmas Events & Activities where you and your family can soak up the X’mas spirit in Singapore!

Snow and Avalanche Tanglin Mall

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