TheSmartLocal – Singapore’s Leading Travel and Lifestyle Portal

Skip to content

Changi Airport Now Has A New Festive Village With Glamping, Night Go-Karting & A Christmas Market

Changi Festive Village

We’re racing full tilt toward the festive season, and Changi Airport might just be your one-stop holiday “destination” with a swath of activities in their all-new Changi Festive Village. Across Jewel Changi, Terminal 3 and the newly-built Terminal 4, expect to be thrilled, entertained and pampered with winter, dinosaur and tokidoki-themed attractions designed for all ages.

From glamping by the Rain Vortex to clambering aboard awe-inspiring airport emergency vehicles, you’ll also get the chance to soak in the atmosphere at a festive market and even swish down a two-storey-tall ice luge. From now till 3rd January 2021, here’s what you can expect at Changi Festive Village:

Check out our articles on things to do over the school holidays:

Go glamping next to the Rain Vortex or in the Shiseido Forest Valley

changi festive village - cloud9 glamping tents
Glampcation in the Clouds at Cloud9 Piazza, located at level 5. Your tent will come with a queen-sized bed, but you’ll get an additional single bed if more than two of you are staying.

A novel combination of luxury and adventure, glamping has been ever increasing in popularity – and nothing’s quite as luxurious as emerging from your tent to the breathtaking view of Jewel’s Rain Vortex. Glampcation in the Clouds (from $320/night) lets you do just that – at Cloud9 Piazza on Jewel Level 5.

changi festive village - shisheido forest valleyYou can also opt to go glamping on the floor of the Shiseido Forest Valley

This glamping experience can also be enjoyed on the floor of the Shiseido Forest Valley, which at night transforms into a mystical wintry wonderland. Amidst the mesmerising light-up displays and hidden fans throwing out a flurry of “snow” is a range of interactive activities to keep the kids entertained.

changi festive village - interactive displays
Interactive displays let you “roast” marshmallows in the snow

You’ll get a queen-sized bed and a single bed, enough to accommodate a party of three adults or two children and their parents. Within, there’s an air cooling unit and cooler box with ice along with pillows, cushions, blankets and toiletries to keep you snug and comfy. For extra oomph, top up for an in-tent private movie screening ($155) or a picnic set up for two (from $69).

Price: $320/night for weekdays | $360/night Fri – Sun, PH and PH eves
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 21st December 2020
Venue: Jewel Changi, L5 Cloud9 Piazza & L1 Shiseido Forest Valley
Book Glamp-cation at Shiseido Forest Valley, Glampcation in the Clouds

Glamp-cation experiences are currently fully booked. For alternatives, check out our article on themed staycations in Singapore.

Have a luxe indoor picnic with friends & family atop Jewel

Image credit: Changi Airport

For something a little more casual, Changi Festive Village also offers Glampicnic in the Clouds for three-hour slots between 11.15AM – 2.15PM and 3PM-6PM each day. Gather up to five of your kakis and round up your favourite dishes – and enjoy it in a fully-furnished glamping tent complete with cutlery, plates and wine glasses. 

A picnic basket with pre-packed snacks, fruits, drinks and card games is available as an add-on.

Price: $160 for weekdays | $180 Fri – Sun, PH and PH eves
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Venue: Jewel Changi, L5 Cloud9 Piazza
Book Glampicnic in the Clouds

Fly drones and climb atop rarely-seen vehicles at an airport sleepover

changi festive village - airport emergency serviceYou and your children will get to don firefighting suits and climb atop Changi’s massive Airport Emergency Service vehicles for a guided tour

For a more hands-on and educational experience, Changi Festive Village is also offering A Night at the Airport which is a 2D1N family camp that lets you cosy up in tents within the Changi Experience Studio. 

From clambering aboard rarely-seen airport support and emergency vehicles to programming and flying drones through realistic obstacle courses, it’s a great opportunity for parents to share the wonder of aviation with their kids. You’ll also get single-day entry to Canopy Park and the Shiseido Forest Valley, along with three-month unlimited entry to Changi Experience Studio. 

Alternatively, a Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover programme gives the same sleepover experience at Changi Experience Studio with two-day tickets, along with a single-day entry to the Canopy Park. You’ll have the freedom to try out activities and workshops, ranging from drone-flying, underwater gardening or Christmas wreath-making – OTOT.

A Night at the Airport
Price: $160/night for adults | $130/night for children
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 21st December 2020
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport, L4 Changi Experience Studio
Book A Night at the Airport

Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover
Price: $60/night for adults | $48/night for children
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 21st December 2020
Venue: Jewel Changi Airport, L4 Changi Experience Studio
Book Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover

Enter SG’s largest snow house & tokidoki-themed plane

We can only dream of a white Christmas, but sitting conspicuously in the T3 Departure Hall is a massive two-storey snow house that might be just your ticket. Maintained at -10ºC, the tokidoki Snow Holiday is fully-equipped with snow generators, slides and a luge sweeping down from the second storey. 

If not for the extensive range of merchandise, Tokidoki fans will be enthralled by the IG-perfect Air tokidoki photo-op. You’ll get to peer out the “window” onto the tarmac as the Tiger Nation’s Salaryman peers intensely over your shoulder – perhaps it’s better not to recline your seat.

The accompanying retail pop-up is heaving with tokidoki exclusives ranging from miniatures to apparel. Spend $50 in a single receipt or $80 at supermarkets to redeem a tokidoki Kaiju premium item for $6.90. Kaiju plushies, mask holders, sequined cushions and tote bags will be available on rotation between now till 3rd January 2021.

Image credit: Ian Ling (left)

tokidoki Snow Holiday
Price: $13.90, Free with $30 spend ($80 at supermarkets)
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Departure Hall
Book tokidoki Snow Holiday

Air tokidoki
Price: Free admission
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Opening hours: 10AM-11PM, Daily
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Basement 2
Find out more about Air tokidoki

Pose with giant dinosaurs and bounce in a dino-themed inflatable

If you’ve made a beeline for the Jurassic Mile and are craving something more, Dino Wanderland at T3 Departure Hall lets you get up close with a T-rex for selfies. You’ll get a free photo print for each $30 receipt from purchases at Jewel Changi Airport, Terminals 1, 3 or 4.

At T4, kids aged five to 12 can catch some air time on a 30-metre long dinosaur-themed bouncy castle at Dino Bounce. Divided into two play zones, they’ll get to zoom down a four-metre-tall slide and navigate a tree ‘maze’ in Dino Bounce Land before surfing up a bouncy wave wall in Dino Bounce Sea.

Dino Wanderland
Price: Free entry to exhibit, $5 for photo prints or free with $30 minimum spend
Dates: 20th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 3-9PM | Sat, Sun & PH 11AM – 9PM
Where: Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Departure Hall
Book Dino Wanderland

Dino Bounce
Price: $8, Free with $30 spend ($80 for supermarkets)
Dates: 27th November 2020 – 3rd January 2021
Opening hours: Mon – Wed 3PM-10PM | Thu – Sun, Eves of PH & PHs 2PM-11PM
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 4 Departure Hall
Book Dino Bounce

Set your heart racing with nighttime go-karting at T4

Channel your inner Yoshi as you zip around in Dino Kart, where you’ll hit speeds up to 24KM/H in electric go-karts in a meandering 200M course. Come at night for a full-fledged Mario Kart experience, complete with neon lights and a dazzling tunnel. Be warned – these things fly when you floor the accelerator, so you’ll want to strap in tight and hold on for dear life.

Kids aged nine and above won’t have to miss out as there’s a separate Novice track with karts capped at 8KM/H. For each ride, you can enjoy extra discounts of up to $5 per ticket for each $30 receipt ($80 at supermarkets). 

Price: Mon – Wed $15 (Pro), $12 (Novice) | Thu – Sun $22 (Pro), $16 (Novice)
Dates: 26th November 2020 – 31st December 2020
Opening hours: Mon – Wed 3PM-10PM | Thu – Sun, PH and eves of PH 2PM-11PM
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 4 Arrival Kerbside taxi waiting area
Book Dino Kart

Tuck into street food and attend workshops at a Christmas market

Street snacks like the Truffle Mushroom Beef Burger by Taste Asia will also be packed in dino-themed boxes

High speeds and sharp corners aside, nothing quite gets a Singaporean’s blood pumping like some good ol’ F&B. Dino Fest is a festive carnival market replete with 50 stalls offering street food, festive merchandise and dinosaur-themed activities. Upon entry, you’ll get a $5 voucher and access to the many activities and hands-on stations.

Take part in nifty science experiments with your kids – remember what happens when you add vinegar to baking soda?

This festive market is brought to you by the minds behind Artbox Singapore and Shilin Singapore Night Market – so you can expect over 20 F&B outlets serving up crowd favourites like kimchi-flavoured Hot Star chicken cutlets. Themed activities include dino claw machines, a dinosaur petting zoo featuring a baby Parasaurolophus, and a roving life-like Velociraptor – run!

Bober will offer an event-exclusive Popcorn Flavoured Milk Tea served in a dinosaur egg. 

Price: $8 per entry, free for children six and under with every accompanying adult.
Dates: 3rd – 27th December 2020
Opening hours: Thu – Sun 3PM-11PM (closed Mon-Wed)
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 4 Departure Hall Level 2 and 2M
Find out more about Dino Fest

Make a trip to the Changi Airport Festive Village

Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime glamping experience atop Jewel Changi Airport, or a lineup of activities for your enthusiastic little ones, Changi Festive Village will surely keep your family busy for the month ahead. With attractions open till 3rd January 2021, you can register for the activities on their online portal

You can also download the Changi Airport app (iChangi for iOS, iChangi for Android) for quick access to attractions, and also to rack up points to redeem tokidoki Kaiju premiums and cash return vouchers. Within the app, hatch dino eggs for a Sure-Win Game token when you search and scan QR codes scattered around Changi Airport and on 

Check out our other articles on attractions and things to do at Jewel Changi Airport:

Photography by Gracie Lee