5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss Celebrate in the City

The holiday season is finally here! And there’s no better way to get your fill of fun than to enjoy yourself at Celebrate in the City, a slew of major events brought together by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in partnership with key event organisers.

Fret not if you’re looking for fun activities to enjoy with your family and friends this year end – mark your calendar and come on down to any of these 8 different exciting events leading up to the grand finale of Marina Bay Singapore Countdown on 31 December 2018. Accompanying the New Year’s Eve festivities is also the world-renowned Star Island, a ticketed multi-sensory fireworks musical performance that’s bound to be a feast for your eyes.  

With an exciting line-up of events under Celebrate in the City, here’s 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss any of them! 


THE MUSIC

Esplanade Presents Come Together

If music is your kind of thing, then this is definitely one for you to enjoy this year end! From 1 to 6 December and 10 to 31 December 2018, celebrate new and old friendships with Come Together by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Have a good time together with your friends and family watching the performances of artists and kindred spirits coming together for a time of collaboration, reflection and revelry. 

More information of the performances is available onwww.esplanade.com/cometogether.

Esplanade Presents Voices – A Festival of Song 

Voices – A Festival of Song by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay is a non-ticketed three-day celebration of vocal music held from 7 to 9 December 2018.

In its sixth edition, Voices will continue to feature a range of forms and styles of singing, including choral, a-cappella, musical theatre, show and pop choir, classical singing, jazz, doo wop, motets and madrigals, xin yao (a uniquely Singaporean genre) and more. 

Visit www.esplanade.com/voices for more information and be sure to catch the performances!


THE INSTAGRAM-WORTHY VIEW

"Poinsettia Wishes featuring Disney Tsum Tsum" Floral Display

Brighten up your Instagram feed with Mickey and his Tsum Tsum pals featured on the tallest live Christmas tree in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome from now till 6 January 2019. Set in a snowy landscape of poinsettias, the floral display will house Tsum Tsum characters from Olaf to Chip and Dale to Dumbo – spot your favourite ones and snap away!

For more information, please visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/poinsettia


 THE THRILLING PERFORMANCES

The Great Moscow Circus 

Get excited, daredevils! The Great Moscow Circus is back in Singapore for the first time in over 10 years, bringing you the most dangerous and death-defying acts that will take your breath away. Performances include the Wheel of Death and the Motorbike Sphere of Fear. Be prepared to be awed by the transformation of the red and white circus big top into an astonishing, high octane, fun-filled entertainment space. 

Hailing all the way from Moscow with a team of over 45 talented performers including clowns, jugglers, acrobats, and daredevils, The Great Moscow Circus will be a spectacularly heart-pounding show for the adventure-loving to attend. Shows by The Great Moscow Circus will run till 9 December 2018. 

Visit http://bit.ly/GreatMoscowCircusSG to book now! 


THE EXHIBITIONS 

Christmas at ArtScience Museum 

For the culture aficionado, celebrate this joyful festive season with the Future World: Where Art Meets Science as ArtScience Museum welcomes Santa Claus to this digital universe with a special festive installation, Sketch Christmas. Tap on the screen and let Santa Claus come to live as he delivers presents to you. 

Along with this exhibition are 10 new interactive artworks not to be missed. Maximise your fun-filled day by visiting the other two inspiring exhibitions – Minimalism: Space.Light.Object and All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life. 

The Future World: Where Art Meets Science will be available from 1 December 2018 onwards until 6 January 2019. To find out more, visit www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum.    


THE FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES 

Christmas Wonderland 

 Christmas present boxes

Immerse yourself in happiness at Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair. Returning in its fifth edition this 30 November to 26 December 2018, Christmas Wonderland is here to add hype to the festive season.

Soak up the festivities with a dazzling array of activities and entertainment catered to visitors of all ages.

There is more. Be sure to check out the outdoor skating under the stars, carnival games and kiddie rides, ‘snow’ in the tropics, magical luminaire sculptures that transform the fairground into a stunning wonderland and so much more. 

For more information, visit the official website www.christmaswonderland.sg.  

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival 

Brace yourself adventure-seekers because you’re in for a big treat! Returning for the second year, Prudential Marina Bay Carnival is Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival, bringing up to 50 thrilling rides to the year-end festivities. Ring in the new year onboard four new thrilling rides this year. 

Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment; and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops. 

Check out the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival between 22 December 2018 – 24 March 2019. For more information, visit www.marinabaycarnival.com.


BONUS: THE PHENOMENAL GRAND FINALE

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 

Ending off the Celebrate in the City with a loud bang is the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019, gathering everyone at Marina Bay to ring in the hopes, dreams and aspirations for the new year with activities including student-collaborated light projections, Car-Free New Year’s Eve at the Civic District and a food truck festival.

Do not miss the magnificent firework display proudly choreographed by Star Island, a ticketed multi-sensory fireworks musical that brings together larger-than-life pyrotechnics and lights, 3D sound and world-class performance acts. 

To find out more, kindly visit www.marinabaycountdown.sg.