Be jolly at City Square Mall
The weeks leading to Christmas feel different compared to the rest of the year in Singapore. We might not have a white Christmas, but the country definitely slows down - school's out, the weather gets chillier, and everyone starts planning their vacations.
At City Square Mall, Christmas 2016 will be welcomed with special treats from the latest sporting equipment to delectable meals as ultimate gifts for your loved ones. With over 200 offerings under one roof and a slew of festivities lined up for the season, don’t say we bojio.
1. All-star Nick Jr. Wonderland
From now till 1 January, 12pm to 10pm daily, City Green (Outdoor Park) is transformed into a fun-filled Wonderland with different activity stations themed around preschoolers’ favourite characters from Nick Jr.: Dora The Explorer, PAW Patrol, Blaze and The Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, and Team Umizoomi!
Take part in activities and games such as Blaze and the Monster Machines obstacle course, Team Umizoomi 1-2-3 plink game and more! Simply spend a minimum of $40* to redeem a Wonderland Pass for the All-star Nick Jr. Wonderland.
In Singapore, we only have 2 types of weather: scorching tropical heat or torrential flood-bringing rain. So having an atmosphere cooler than 20 degrees is out of the question, let alone seeing snow. But for those of you waiting for your first snowfall, you can find it at City Square Mall’s Snowfall Playtime.
Whether you’re an adult or kid, Snowfall Playtime is bound to evoke a sense of wonder in you. Let the festive lights speak for themselves as you celebrate this season of giving. Act fast - there are only 2 sessions* per day, subject to weather conditions, at 8pm and 9pm from now till 1st January.
If you’re not too keen on a backdrop of white snow, switch it up with the 8-metres tall Dora The Explorer Magical Christmas tree, adorned with twinkling fairy lights, snowflakes and 8 life-sized characters from Dora The Explorer – Dora, Boots, Backpack, Diego, Swiper, Benny, Isa and Tico.
You’ll even get to meet Dora and Boots, Gil and Molly from Bubble Guppies, as well as Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol as they go on a journey to deliver a Christmas gift to Santa, from 3 - 18 December 2016 (daily except Mondays).
2. Frolick in an outdoor playground and get ferried around in a mini train!
If neighbourhood playgrounds no longer excite your kids, try visiting the playground at City Green, a massive 49,000 square feet urban park that’s wheelchair-friendly and perfect for kiddos (or kiddos-at-heart) who like to go wild at playgrounds. Plus, hop on the Choo Choo City Express mini train for a fun ride around the park!
Note: The Choo Choo City Express has since ceased operation
3. Cedele Bakery Café (#01-24/25)
All Thanksgiving meals must end on a sweet note. At Cedele, they’re committed to satiating your dessert desires with their signature carrot cake and other handmade pastries.
Source From left to right: Berry Pistachio Log Cake, Chocolate Flourless Truffle Log Cake, Lychee Champagne Tiramisu Log Cake
But Christmas isn’t Christmas without log cakes. At Cedele, these traditional festive desserts receive the ultimate makeover for the New Year. If you’re feeling fancy, limited edition picks such as the Lychee Champagne Tiramisu Log Cake incorporates champagne-laced mascarpone frosting sitting between layers of almond cake.
Alternatively, if you wanna lay off the gymming resolutions for the New Year, try their Chocolate Flourless Truffle Log Cake which is entirely gluten-free and baked with unrefined sugar. An extra perk: Cedele’s philosophy advocates zero trans-fat and quality natural ingredients so you’re set for a fabulous bod this 2017.
4. Din Tai Fung (#01-10/11)
Din Tai Fung continues to impress this festive season with classic signatures that we simply cannot get enough of. Enjoy delicious and comforting dishes such as fragrant Fried Rice with Pork Chop, Steamed Chicken Soup and exquisite Xiao Long Bao that features a savoury broth beneath its delicate dumpling skin.
This Christmas, be rewarded when you dine in at Din Tai Fung - they are gifting a complimentary Famous Amos Festive Cookie Set with a minimum spend of $110, exclusively for UOB Card members. If you are feeling generous, remember to save some cookies for Santa!
5. Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant (#03-53/55)
Japanese dining doesn’t necessarily translate into fancy seating arrangements and a hefty bill. Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant has brought the ever-popular Ishokuya (dining oriented bar) concept to Singapore. Say goodbye to overpriced omakases, and be gifted some of Watami’s hearty dishes for an affordable Christmas meal.
Try their signature Hotate Butter Yaki (seared scallops in garlic butter) or their bestselling Wafu Pizza (a thin crust pizza served with chicken and pork slices and topped off with their special sauce). And during this Christmas period, get a FREE Salmon Carpaccio with a minimum spend of $50 at Watami, exclusively for Citibank cardholders at City Square Mall.
6. Decathlon (#02-03)
Schooling-mania might be over, but the legacy lives on. Joseph's medal at the Olympics has convinced every Singaporean - and their parents - that sports is a viable career option. The problem? The prices of sports gear in Singapore can get ludicrous. So here's an answer to your prayers: Decathlon, the go-to for sporting goods that’s been established in 28 countries to date.
You know the saying teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime? Gift a friend some sporting apparel and you can be sure he won't forget it if he - ever - makes it big. This sports hub features 95,000 quality products from 50 different sports. Perfect whether you’re an #instayogi or hardcore Joseph Schooling 2.0.
7. Toys “R” Us (#B2-07/17)
Whether it was lusting over that Polly Pocket set or the limited edition Nerf gun, our Christmas wishlist as a kid was probably filled with offerings from Toys “R” Us.
So go crazy and release your inner child again, even if you’re shopping for your adorable niece or nephew. This year, our fave treasure trove at City Square Mall is having amazing Christmas deals till 2 January 2017. So shop till you drop for the ultimate Christmas present that’ll leave you touted as Ms/Mr Popular amongst the little ones.
Your destination for a merry Christmas
Home to over 200 tenants in 1 place, City Square Mall is a prime location for all your Christmas wishes and wants. So if you’re looking to get that gift checklist outta the way, make this your one-stop spot and get rewarded with an exclusive colour-changing umbrella and a Wonderland Pass when you spend $200*.
City Square Mall is also a family-friendly destination, having won several awards in that arena. And as the Christmas season approaches, bring along your family for fun-tastic activities and food-gasmic dining deals during the holidays.
*$300 if including NTUC FairPrice receipts, T&Cs apply
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539 (Closest MRT: Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) - Exit I)
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