This time of the year, there seems to be an endless parade of festive things to do. We unpack the coolest festivities in town, where to get your culture fix and ways to explore Singapore’s vibrant neighbourhoods. But if you wish to sing your lungs out and dance the night away with your best pals, we’ve got you covered as well.
Singapore is well known as a City in a Garden, and there’s always something to marvel about around our lush landscape. This year, the ever-popular Bangkok’s trendy lifestyle market returned for its third edition here with a mythical theme – Eden. Art meets nature at Artbox 2019, with bigger space, more regional acts and multi-sensory installations.
If you’ve been stuck in the office most of the time, how about making your urban escape to the far north of Singapore this weekend? Bring some cash, download Fave app and not to forget, a portable fan. It’s going to a humid day-out, and you deserve some icy, decadent sweet treats.
When: 15 to 17 Nov 2019 (Fri - Sun) 22 to 24 Nov 2019 (Fri – Sun) Where: The Grounds @ Kranji Singapore Turf Club (Carpark B) Opening hours: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM Admission is free
2Neon Lights Festival 2019
The highly anticipated shindig of the year returns with a stellar line-up of award-winning musicians and artists for two nights. The hype is real as the early-bird tickets for the opening day were sold out in record time. Fans of Mumford & Sons, HONNE, and Aurora, you wouldn’t want to miss this! Neon Lights Festival offers more than just music performances, there will also be pop-up markets, thematic art installations and a lit disco floor!
When: 23 to 24 Nov 2019 (Sat & Sun) Where: Fort Canning Park, Fort Green Get tickets here.
3Streets Alive Walking Tour
Who says history has to be boring? Explore the nooks and crannies of Chinatown and watch the streets come alive with interactive multimedia gadgets!
When: Daily from 15 November Where: Chinatown For more information about the tour, visit www.streetsalivesg.com/
4Paint Little India!
While you definitely can’t get to see much graffiti street art in Singapore, we do have pockets of murals depicting the heritage of a place. Enter Little India, Singapore’s most iconic neighbourhood that is bursting with colour and life. You must be thinking what’s there to do besides taking photos of the art murals? Here’s a chance for you to discover Little India through storytelling and even contribute to the vibrant atmosphere. Paint Little India! is a four-day event that consists of storytelling workshops, a social mural painting and street art walking tours.
When: 23, 24, 30 November, 1 December 2019 Where: Clive Street and POLI Site For more information about the event, visit www.murallingo.com
5Affordable Art Fair
Can’t get enough of the art-filled festivities? Head over to F1 pit building for Affordable Art Fair and bring a piece back home! Regional and local artists will be displaying their best works, both experienced collectors and first-time buyers, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Art should be made accessible to all. There will also be hands-on workshops, informative talks, and expert tours to broaden your horizons.
When: 22 to 24 November 2019 Where: F1 Pit building Get tickets here.
6Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens
Fans of theatre, rejoice! Homegrown theatre WILD RICE is marking its grand opening finale with an epic musical that will thrill both young and old. As we go through the daily grind, it can sometimes feel like there is less and less to discover, what happens to the childlike wonder? We travel to ignite a sense of adventure and bravery within us, and this is exactly like Peter Pan. The classic story is now set in present-day Singapore. Meet Wendy and her brothers that would rather be anywhere else than their stuffy bedroom in their neighbourhood Serangoon Gardens. There will be fairies, mermaids and pirates! We can’t wait to catch this beautiful production!
When: From 21 November 2019 Where: WILD RICE Funan, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre Get tickets here.