If you plan to have a short holiday getaway with your family and friends during this Christmas or New Year breaks, and have yet to decide a destination, perhaps you can consider our neighborhood country, Singapore. We understand that it has become more expensive for our people to visit Singapore for holidays due to the weakening of Ringgit. However if you are looking to have a blast on your holiday, Singapore is still an ideal destination.

Find out here why you should plan a trip to Singapore this Christmas and New Year holidays!

9 Happening Places to Visit and Activities to Do in Singapore this Year-end Holiday Season

1. Treat yourself to a theatrical play by the best performers in town

Cinderella A Fairy True Story

Catch the Cinderella, A Fairy True Story musical show at Resorts World Theatre, which featuring an international cast, a mix of original music and popular hits, with dynamic choreography and memorable moments of magic. This musical will be showing until January 4, 2016.

2. Thrill yourself with the Skyline Sentosa Luge

Skyline Sentosa Luge

The 650 meters of the Jungle Trail or the 688 meters Dragon trail of the Skyline Sentosa Luge is bound to give you some excitement. You can even challenge your friends or loved ones to see who is the first to cross the finish line. After the Luge, you may also choose a more light-hearted activity, by boarding the Skyride chairlift to enjoy the panoramic scenery of the Singapore City Skyline and beautiful coastline of Sentosa Island.

3. Enjoy a hike along the Southern Ridges Trail

Henderson Waves (Credit Andrew Tan)The Southern Ridges Trail, is a good hiking spot as it offers the best of Mother Nature’s majestic beauty and panoramic views of the city, harbour and Southern Islands. Being the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore that connects to the Henderson Waves Bridge, it is frequently visited for its artistic, distinctive wave-like structure consisting of undulating curve ‘ribs’.

4. Indulge in spa and massage treatments

ESPA at RWS - Feel Great AgainThere are a number of amazing spa sanctuaries nestled in the busy city of Singapore, such as ESPA by Resorts World SentosaAuriga Spa at Capella Hotel etc. A good spa or massage treatments are not only help you to escape the anxieties and pressures of daily life, it will also support healing, boost energy, ease pain and enhance relaxation, mood and well-being.

5. Revel in the wonderment of Singapore’s Great Street Fun Christmas Light Up!

Orchard roadIf you are looking to experience the joyous Christmas atmosphere, a stroll along the Orchard Road will expose you to a beautiful, colourfully decorated display of lights that will leave you feeling warmth and fuzzy!

6. Explore the Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

ChristmasWonderland - SkywayAnother festive Yuletide experience that you must make it a point to visit is the Christmas Wonderland, at Gardens by the Bay. Back for its second year, the Christmas Wonderland includes the Luminarie light sculptures and the Spiegeltent or “Mirror Tent”, a large travelling tent from the Netherlands that offers unique culinary experiences. If you wish to experience snow, you may want to check out the Ice Palace. There are also rides, carnival games, Christmas Toyland floral display at Flower Dome and other programme line-ups.

7. Celebrate 2016 with a “Glam” Countdown with Adam Lambert

Celebrate 2016The MediaCorp’s star-studded countdown show, Celebrate 2016, on 31 December at the Float @ Marina Bay, will be featuring popular singer-songwriter Adam Lambert and a lineup of performances by local Singaporean celebrities. There will be a spectacular fireworks display at the stroke of midnight and a pulsating dance party after with DJ Tinc. Tickets are priced at $168, $88 and $38.

8. Groove to the beat at the Siloso Beach Party

Silosa Beach PartyHeadlined by Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music, Don Diablo, and complemented by a line-up of local and international DJs, this 12 hours of non-stop Siloso Beach Party on December 31 will have you grooving into the break of the new year with your friends on the neon-bright Siloso shoreline and treating yourself to delightful bites from dusk to dawn.

9. New Year Countdown at Marina Bay Sands

NY Countdown (Credit Andrew Tan)If you are looking for a complimentary option for a New Year’s Eve Countdown, you may join the crowd at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown! You will also be able to participate in the 20,000 wishing spheres bearing every participant’s collective hopes and dreams for the year ahead. There will bea  stunning countdown animation at The Fullerton Hotel along with the highly anticipated magnificent fireworks display!

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