November in Singapore is a true treat for the senses: highlights include pre-Christmas light shows; whisky, EDM, anime and festivals; plus the city’s biggest wine party. Cheers!
Christmas on a Great Street
Admire Orchard Road’s annual festive-fairytale transformation from mid November until late December. Shopfronts, arches and trees from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura will glitter with lights; the most sparkly of them all will take home the coveted ‘Best Dressed Building’ award. Orchard Road will also host some eye-popping street performances, tasty pop-ups and other celebratory events. If you’re here with little ’uns in tow, don’t miss Tanglin Mall’s wintry wonderland and the enormous Christmas trees that grace Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.
When Mid Nov–end of Dec 2017
Where Orchard Road
Anime Festival Asia
Having already wowed anime-addicts in Bangkok, Jakarta and Tokyo, Anime Festival Asia is hitting Singapore from Friday 24 November until Sunday 26 November. There will be cosplay a-go-go, ear-pleasing Japanese music, eye-popping outfits and an incredible creative energy, plus plenty of special guests – keep your eyes peeled for the likes of Haruka Fajita, TRUE and Narumi Kaho.
When: 24–26 November 2017
Where: Suntec Conference Centre
More info: https://animefestival.asia/singapore17
Insider tip Spend a night at a Singapore Stopover Holiday-discounted hotel near Suntec Conference Centre, so that you spend less time getting from A to B and more time getting from A to anime. Don’t forget to use your Boarding Pass Privileges to get amazing discounts at lifestyle hot-spots such as Toni & Guy, Nankai Crocodile and Gordon Max throughout your time in Singapore.
Great news, grain-lovers: this year, Singapore is hosting its eighth edition of Whisky Live, an annual, weekend-long celebration of all things whisky-related. Whisky Live is a fiesta for the world’s rarest whiskies and spirits, shared and paired with some delicious food and unforgettable experiences. Warning: you may leave with a slight headache…
When: 25 and 26 Nov 2017
Where: TheatreWorks, Caseen Street and Singapore Tyler Print Institute
More info: http://www.whiskylive.sg/
Boogie on down to Neon Lights music festival, which has previously attracted the likes of Foals, Gold Panda, 2manydjs, SBTRKT, Crystal Castles and other big-name global acts. Performances are spread across Saturday and Sunday, taking place in the leafy splendour of Fort Canning National Park.
When: 26 and 27 November 2017
Where: Fort Canning National Park
More info: http://www.neonlights.sg/
Insider tip Bed down in a Singapore Stopover Holiday-discounted hotel near the park, so you can spend as much time as possible cutting shapes. During your trip, you can also enjoy generous discounts on hot-spots such as Toni & Guy, Nankai Crocodile and Gordon Max with your Boarding Pass Privileges.
Savour Wines festival is back – and it’s bigger, better and boozier than before. You can expect all the award-winning restaurants, bars and music acts that earned Savour Wines a loyal following in previous years; there will also be a Global Wine Market: the world’s largest gathering of global grapes under one roof. Taste 10 wines for as little as S$15 – it’s all in the name of education, natch. Soak up all the booze with a trip to the Gourmet Village (entry to the latter is free; you’ll need to buy a Wine Tasting Card to access the Wine Market).
Where Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre
More info: http://www.savour.sg
Insider tip Once you’ve wined and dined at Savour, enjoy more discounted restaurant and bar experiences with help from Singapore Airlines’ Boarding Pass Privilege programme; you could save money at wining-and-dining favourites such as Boca, Crystal Jade Palace, Tangerine and Raffles Singapore.
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