It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The highly anticipated Christmas season is finally here, having been waiting for 12 months to finally come full circle. This season, mark the occasion with Christmas festivities, dining merriment and spreading good will and cheer to families and friends! Whether you’re looking for a day out over a meal or things to do this festive season, every Christmas celebration will never be a dull moment with our 18 things to do, see and eat this Christmas!
1. Ah Mah Homemade Cake
Since its inception in April 2017, Ah Mah Homemade Cake has been making rounds on our feeds for its light, fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth castelle cakes on their original and cheese flavours. This Christmas, they’re proud to present its brand-new Matcha Cake (S$11) available exclusively from 1st to 31st December 2017.
Housed in a festive-themed bright green box with a Santa motif, the fluffy Matcha cake boasts a full-bodied taste along with earthy notes and a lingering tea fragance that will surely be a hit amongst all matcha and green tea lovers. Available at all Ah Mah outlets, including its newest and 11th outlet at Lot One, Choa Chu Kang.
Ah Mah Homemade Cake
Address: Multiple locations island wide
#01-18 Plaza 1 Jelebu Rd, Singapore 677743 (Map)
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily
Contact: +65 6325 4508 / +65 8133 8508
This Christmas, if you’re looking for a place to ring in the celebrations with friends and family, come check out Antoinette for their 2017 Christmas Collection. Featuring a decadent spread of French dishes and pastries prepared by award-winning Chef Pang Kok Keong, look out for festive meats like the Coffee Glazed Ham, Laksa Roast Chicken, and beautiful logcakes aptly themed ‘A Walk in the Forest’ and ‘Winter Is Here’.
One of the featured items in Antoinette’s Christmas spread which we really enjoyed is the Coffee Glazed Ham. This savoury tradition is truly a wonder having been enhanced with a hint of espresso. The result is a toasty and deep-smoked flavour as compared to the usual sugar glaze.
Sourcing for a Christmas gift that’s healthy, tasty and thoughtful without bursting your budget? Check out Boxgreen’s limited edition premium Christmas gift box, with six creative spins on Christmas favourites – Spiced Peppermint Fruitcake, Honey Mustard Roast Crisps, Herb Garlic Garden, Cinnamon Crunch, Choco Twilight Biscotti, and Hazelnut Cocoa Chewies.
Priced at just $19.90, the box is thoughtfully designed to reflect the many flavours at Christmas, and makes an ideal gift for family and friends. Each box also comes with a mini-tray with a colourful sleeve, a DIY X’mas standee, and a personalized note.
Contact: +65 9771 6648
4. Cake Avenue
What started out as an e-commerce Cake Shop back in 2000, the team has finally perfected the customised cake formula with the launch of their very own Cake Avenue Bistro! Tucked away in a cosy corner in the Bukit Timah area, Cake Avenue serves a full American/Italian cuisine daily like baked pasta/rice, burgers, steaks and all-day breakfast items. Just look at this cute little reindeer cake!
Besides their selection of customised birthday cakes, buffet menu, dessert table set-up and conceptualising of party services, Cake Avenue has several money-saving festive packages suitable for any gathering. Stay tuned to the end for a little giveaway surprise from Cake Avenue!
5. Civil Service Club Changi
A favourite family and recreational destination, Civil Service Club Changi will be your go to destination for East-siders! Come celebrate Christmas in a socially conscious and eco-friendly way in the heart of idyllic Changi on 8th to 10th December 2017. Highlights include an eco-friendly upcycling and recycling gift workshops, edible terrarium making, live drawing demonstrations by talented kids and Santa & buskers’ performance among many other activities.
Keep a lookout for gourmet booths featuring the good old kelong days as Ah Hua Kelong from Pulau Ubin offers a tantalizing farm-to-table experience with his seafood-studded BBQ specialties. From Yam’s Kitchen, there’ll be our all-time favourite salted egg fish skin and potato chips! Admission is free.
6. Coalesce Sg Dining & Bar
Tired of cooking or preparing for your next potluck party? Coalesce Christmas Feast bundle has got your covered, offering a traditional Christmas spread at a digestive price tag of $98.80++ (serves 5-7 pax). Look out for starter dishes including the seasonal Dried fruits & Candied walnuts salad, Seafood Chowder, Tumeric Pilaf Rice & Roasted Winter Vegetables. For mains, the slow roasted pork belly roulade (1.2kg) –and whole chicken (1kg) will be the deal breaker. Available for pre-orders only.
Also available this Christmas is the Coalesce X’mas workshop. Let your child’s creativity flow this season as he learns to be Santa’s little helper to build your very own Gingerbread House from scratch. Limited to 40 pairs on the 16 & 17 of December 2017, at $42+ per parent and child pair.
7. Collin’s Grille
Discover a Christmas merrier than ever with Collin’s Grille extravagant Christmas. Featuring a 3-course set menu priced from $31++ onwards, choose from a medley of savoury treats starting with a light appetizer of the classic Crab Cake. For mains, options include the Smoked Cheesy Chicken Schnitzel or the Slow-cooked Salmon, and a Christmas Sorbet Punch to complete the dining merriment.
Also new on the menu this Christmas are the Charcoal Grilled items, perfectly grilled in a Mibrasa charcoal oven. Newly launched dishes include the Tender Octopus Leg ($24.90), Pork Ribs (Full Slab) ($35.90) and the Teriyaki Pork Belly ($18.90) – each one retaining the juices within and leaving a lingering smoked aroma.
8. Dragon Bowl
Classic Chinese cuisine for Christmas? Yes please! Dragon Bowl located at Marina Square offers a spread of dim sum items and novel dishes. Look out for the stunning Dragon Bowl Christmas Flaming Chicken 龙碗圣诞”火鸡” – a dish sure to light up your Christmas (available with every minimum of $80 with DBS/POSB Card).
Besides the usual dim sum fare, new on the menu is the Crab Roe Live Lobster Golden Porridge 蟹黄咸蛋龙虾粥 and Pumpkin Live Lobster Golden Porridge 金瓜龙虾黄金粥.
Silky, smooth and creamy in texture – Haagen-Dazs has the perfect gift deserving for anyone’s palate. If you know a matcha fan, get them the Green Tea Mochi – one of two new limited edition flavours. Expect a deeply intense, fragrant and refreshing green tea flavour with soft mochi pieces. The other flavour, Azuki Mochi, is made from Azuki paste from Hokkaido Japan, then blended with Azuki swirl for that perfect creamy texture. Retailing at $14.50 per pint.
Address: Multiple locations island wide
10. Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
This Christmas and New Year, go merry feasting with Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay at The Square Restaurant with a sumptuous buffet spread with a selection of international and local specialties. Featuring a fusion of cultures, this hip and modern restaurant boasts an interactive live cooking experience, among seafood dishes and local cuisine (laksa, dim sum, chicken rice).
This Christmas, look out for traditional festive favourites like the roasted beef strip loin, lamb leg, honey glazed ham, turkey and many more. Available from 1-31 Dec 2017 ($38++ Weekday, $48++ Weekend).
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Address: 177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031 (Map)
Contact: +65 6338 3333
11. Orchard Road
Immerse in the spirit of Christmas along the shopping district of Orchard Road! All decked out in the theme of Endless Wonder, you’ll love the twinkling trees and elaborate decorations as you get lost in this magical wonderland. This year’s decorations spans 2.88km, from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura.
Don’t miss out on walking through the Walk of Wonder (located outside Forum the Shopping Mall), a 20-metre long passage made of reflective fabric and fairy lights while enjoying the Christmas carols singing in the night.
On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, you’ll enjoy walking the streets at midnight with the festive lights staying on until 6am the next morning!
Date: Festive lights will be on display from 11 November 2017 to 1 January 2018
Time: Christmas lights will be turned on at 3pm onwards
12. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
Jolly good times are everywhere, but how about spreading a little cheer to mother earth? The folks at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road has taken a bold step towards handcrafting a towering Christmas Tree made from over 1000 upcycled water bottles! Taking centre stage at the hotel lobby, the 12-foot-high Christmas tree is an eco-conscious commitment taken upon by more than 100 hotel staff.
Besides the significant reduce on waste, check out the festive buffet spread (Lunch – $40, Dinner – $48) for a truly Green Christmas. Indulge in signature yuletide treats including Crispy Pork Knuckle, Roasted Tandoori Turkey and White Chocolate and Lemon Curd Log Cake. Available from now to 22 Dec 2017, and 26 – 30 Dec 2017. For those looking to dine closer to Christmas day for a Christmas Lunch/Dinner on 23, 24 and 25 Dec 2017, 20 lucky winners will stand a chance to win room night stays or Food and Beverage vouchers!
13. Parkway Parade
Looking for a place to beat the heat and experience snow in Singapore? Now you can, at Parkway Parade’s Snow Fun House! From now to 25 December 2017, shoppers can look forward to a subzero snowy retreat at the Snow Fun House, complete with a snow luge, snow pit and an igloo. Look out for the snow cannon blaster taking residence at the mall’s basement pavilion, dispensing a wondrous snow fall daily for a picturesque white Christmas. Special appearance of your favourite Artic Avengers mascots will also be in town to spread the Christmas cheer. For more information, visit here.
Dazzle your family and friends when you come walking in to the Christmas party with the Rainbow Magic cake by PrimaDéli! Composing of exquisitely-designed cakes, cookies, pastries and panettones, these Christmas delights will be available in stores islandwide from the 23rd of November 2017 to the 25th of December 2017. The Rainbow Magic ($52.80 – approx. 900g) features a myriad of coloured vanilla sponge cake with layers of tangy strawberry cream filling, topped with chocolate decorations.
18 – 25 Dec 2017: 15% off Christmas cakes (except regular sized Christmas cakes)
23 Nov – 25 Dec 2017: 15% off regular sized Christmas cakes
Address: Multiple locations island wide
15. Resorts World Sentosa
Looking for a little getaway from Singapore? Over at Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa island, you’ll be in a treat for a ton of feasting this Christmas. For takeaway cakes or gift ideas, try the Asian rendition of the Festive Fruit Cake ($55+), specially created by executive pastry chef Kenny Kong. Traditional cake filled with the usual mix of dried fruit like mandarins, mango, pineapple, candied ginger, melon and pumpkin seeds with an Asian twist of Asian spices and gula melaka.
Another highlight is the RWS Celebrity Festive Ornament Cakes ($82+), featuring a collection of five delicious mini-cakes shaped like delicate Christmas ornaments. Each of the 5 mini-cakes embodies the distinct style of the five celebrity chef restaurants – Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, Fratelli, Forest森, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora and Syun.
16. Rochester Mall
Rochester Mall presents a Psychedelic Christmas, with lots of colours to ring in the festive season. Come say HI to Pororo and his friends and snap a picture for that memory keep sake for you and your child. Besides the meet and greet with the little penguin, be enthralled by the various Christmas performances, doodle stations, workshops, photobooth, donation drive and lots of giveaways to be won. For more information, visit here.
17. Sheraton Towers
Come kindle the merriment of the festivities with an array of premium roasts, gourmet delicacies and festive goodies ideal for your year-end celebrations from Sheraton Towers! To complement the joyous festive tradition of giving, Sheraton Towers’ deluxe Christmas hampers offers an assortment of decadent treats set to create the perfect gifting experience. Be sure to make your orders early, or visit their Christmas Booth from 1 to 25 December 2017, 11am to 9pm.
18. Swee Heng
Ring in the merriment with traditional flavours and contemporary cakes from Swee Heng. A staple to the traditions of Christmas, choose from 6 decadent logcakes from Swee Heng, adorned with cheerful festive toppers. An endearing brand that is also halal-certified, our favourite from the range of logcakes are no doubt the X’mas White Forest Log Cake and Signature Mango Cake. Synonymous with the winter season, the white forest log cake is covered in a snowy landscape of light vanilla buttercream, with a cherry cream filling rolled up in a moist layer of vanilla sponge cake. The mango cake features a delicate vanilla génoise sponge layers and fragrant mango mousse dotted with sweet-tart cubes of fresh mango, topped with a glaze of mango puree. Available from 1 Dec 2017, enjoy the Christmas specials at all 43 Swee Heng outlets.
Address: 43 outlets in multiple locations island wide
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