Situated in the heart of the CBD, most would regard One Raffles Place as a destination for their morning cuppa, lunch getaway and perhaps post-work catchup sesh over dinner. This festive season, however, the mall will be home to a series of DIY workshops, exclusive F&B creations and free events to usher in Christmas cheer.
Mark your calendar for the following highlights:
For those who are stumped on what to get for their loved ones this year, no Christmas present is as cherished as something handmade. Simply spend $80 at One Raffles Place to redeem your admission for the DIY Christmas Gift Workshop. Each eligible shopper is entitled to bring a plus-one to the workshop.
Tiny Rabbit Hole will be holding a DIY crochet cup holder workshop, perfect for your BBT-loving friends. You’ll also be doing your part to save the earth, as a cup holder eliminates the use for plastic bags every time you or the lucky recipient of your masterpiece buys a drink.
Date: 29th Nov & 13th Dec
Venue: Munch Saladsmith, #B1-16
To craft a truly show-stopping accessory, Cocovine will be teaching you the tricks behind a DIY t-shirt yarn necklace. Make full use of your old t-shirts instead of dumping them in the trash, by upcycling them into one-of-a-kind wearables.
Date: 6th & 10th Dec
Venue: Greendot, #03-23/24
Bonus: Besides the workshop admission with $80 spent, you can also redeem a $10 voucher for purchases $150 and above, and a $20 voucher for purchases $250 and above.
*Up to 3 combined purchases, terms and conditions apply.
Stay tuned to other promotions and events by downloading the One Raffles Place app, available for iOS and Android devices.
Fuel yourself up in between activities with a slew of special Christmas dishes, available only for a limited period.
If you’ve been sticking to safe and predictable salad flavours your whole life, venture out of your comfort zone this festive season with Munch Saladsmith’s Christmas Eve Salad ($45, feeds 5-6 pax). The refreshing concoction contains seasonal fruits, dressed with sour cream, honey and orange juice for a sweet and tangy finish.
If you fancy something a little more carb-heavy, go for the Smoked Duck Pasta ($55, feeds 5-6 pax): tender slices of duck breast are tossed in light yet flavourful olive oil together with crisp bell peppers.
Both dishes can be ordered online here, and are great for Christmas parties and potluck dinners.
Beverage wise, slurp down the Frosty & Cream ($6.50), comprising cookies and cream with an addictive chocolate drizzle. For an added caffeine boost, go for the Naughty Frosty & Cream ($6.90) which comes with a shot of espresso.
Location: Munch Saladsmith, #B1-16
Nothing rings in the festive season quite like some adorably decorated, delectable desserts. Barcook Bakery has petite Dome Cakes ($7.90 each) in flavours of either Raspberry Caramel Chocolate or Strawberry Dark Chocolate.
They’ve also got a Chocolate Raspberry Log Cake ($29.80) and zesty Lemon Cake ($3.80), ideal as gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Location: Barcook Bakery, #B1-03
Seattle Pike Chowder’s Spicy Lobster Roll ($24.90) pays homage to our national dish by dressing up the glorious crustacean chunks in a chilli crab sauce. Fret not if you don’t consider yourself a spice fiend, the dish definitely packs more flavour than heat.
The finger-lickin’ marinade coats the lobster meat nicely, while a pillowy toasted bun serves as the perfect vessel to sandwich it altogether.
Location: Seattle Pike Chowder, #B1-28/29
Whether you’re shopping for a Secret Santa gift exchange or just to #TreatYoSelf to something special to round off the year, the Christmas Craft Market has loads of treasure finds you won’t be able to get your hands on anywhere else.
Sovittaa Activewear carries stylish yet functional staples that offer comfort and support, while The Everyday Club sells tote bags and pouches to keep your essentials at hand on-the-go.
For some unique gift inspo, we recommend Lavender Crafting Corner’s notebooks sporting colourful Peranakan-influenced designs, Brown Bag Wines’ sustainably-sourced tipples or White Tree Tea’s pre-packaged tea leaves for a calming and aromatic brew.
Last but not least, dress to impress for the Christmas parties you’re hitting up with a hand-crafted bag courtesy of Cocoonese and an eye-catching design from Nail Wrap Co. to groom your talons.
Date: 16th – 20th Dec
Venue: Level 2
Swing by One Raffles Place for an assortment of festive activities that are sure to put you in a jolly mood.
Try your hand at the fundamentals of watercolour lettering to create your own Christmas card, a simple yet awe-inspiring art form that will elevate your handmade expressions of love.
Pre-register via the Health Promotion Board’s Healthy 365 App, available on iOS and Android.
Date: 27th Nov
Venue: Healthy Soba Iki, #04-47
Imagine being serenaded by melodic vocals as soon as you set foot within the mall. You know the most wonderful time of the year has arrived when carollers croon age-old ditties such as Jingle Bells, Silent Night and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
Date: 13th, 17th & 19th Dec
Venue: Level 1
Document your sweetest memories of Xmas’2019 with free, unlimited prints from an in-house photobooth session. Physical photographs you can touch and feel beat digital pictures any day. Plus, it’ll be a great addition to your office desk or to stick on the fridge.
Date: 11th & 18th Dec
Venue: Level 1
Munch on some complimentary tidbits as you traverse the mall, be it to hunt for Christmas pressies or to kill time in between workshops.
Date: 11th & 18th Dec
Venue: Level 1
More than a go-to enclave for CBD dwellers, this impressive line-up of activities shows that One Raffles Place is a destination for shoppers, diners and event-goers of all ages.
Spice up date night with one of the limited edition Christmas dishes, bond with a family member over the craft workshops or wrangle up your buddies to shop till you drop at the Christmas Craft Market as well as the mall’s numerous retail stores. This festive season, there’s something to keep everyone in jolly spirits!
This post was brought to you by One Raffles Place.
Photography by Faith Toh.
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