December

Immerse in the warm spirit of Christmas as popular shopping destinations and top-notch tourist attractions transform into a magical winter wonderland for the joyous holidays. Whether you wish to ring in the festivities with your friends or your family, the line-up of attractions and events caters to the interests of both adults and kids. Nobody gets left out! This specially-curated list will make your dreams (almost) a reality, with Christmas-themed attractions bringing forth similar homely Christmas vibes. Take your squad along and check them all off!

Singapore

Christmas in Singapore is a big celebration that gives the locals another excuse to do what they love most: eat and shop. The famous shopping belt on Orchard Road is spectacularly lit up every December to ramp up the festive mood, and serves as a blazing reminder to hit the malls. Meanwhile, Christmas spreads and Yuletide menus pop up at restaurants across the island, giving a festive twist to an already impressive dining scene. At its heart, the Christmas holiday is still a special day for Singapore’s many Christians. It’s not all indulgence though.

At its heart, the holiday is still a special day for Singapore’s many Christians. It’s a religious celebration like any other, except over here, everyone gets to take part in the frenzy and the fun of fake snow, men in santa suits and of course, Christmas presents!

Christmas Events & Attractions in Singapore to Visit December

  • Christmas Village, Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza
  • Christmas Eve Countdown Party, Orchard Road
  • Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay
  • Poinsettia Wishes at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
  • Savour: Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay
  • A Universal Christmas, Universal Studios Singapore
  • Merry Fishmas, SEA Aquarium
  • Spanish-themed Christmas Dinner & Staycation, Park Hotel Alexandra

Dubai, UAE

Dubai has plenty in store for its residents and visitors during the last month of the year. As well as annual sporting event Dubai Rugby Sevens and all the usual festive fun and games, we’ve got film, extreme sports and mega brunches to look forward to.

With beautiful sunshine, cool breezes and gorgeous clear skies, it's the BEST time of year to be in Dubai. Dubai is just outright fun all December long, thanks to the epic parties. One of the best things about Dubai is its affinity for brunching, and Christmas Day is no different. In the UAE, it's more than acceptable to go out for brunch to a lush hotel rather than stay home cooking.

Things to do in Dubai over Christmas week:

  • Snow fight in Dubai
  • Go to the (camel) races
  • Eat glorious Indian (with a fountain view)
  • Shop, a lot!
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