Christmas Celebrations at the National Museum

17 Dec 2022
Varies with Programmes
Varies with Programmes
This Christmas, we invite you to celebrate the festive season by spreading joy and cheer!

Learn how we can be kind to mother nature in an upcycling workshop where you will create a handcrafted gift for friends and loved ones!

Gather your friends and family for an in-gallery activity or listen to a story about spreading happiness and catch a roving choir performance of joy and celebration. Little ones can also make a handmade token to take home. What's more, admission to our permanent galleries is free for all on 17 December!


Kindly note that tickets are still required to be purchased for The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022.

Browse our programmes below and register your slot now!

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A Lighter Side of History: Let's Meet For Coffee

Sat 17 Dec | 2pm – 3.30pm | The Salon, Level 1
Recommended for age 13 & up | $28/pax or $50/pair

Gather around, coffee drinkers! Join us as we learn how to repurpose coffee grounds by transforming them into soap. A nifty gift idea for your friends and loved ones in time for the season of joy and cheer!


This programme will include handling the following ingredients:

  • Coconut oil

  • Palm oil

  • Safflower oil

  • Vegetable glycerin

  • Soybean

  • Aloe vera

  • Essential oils


Book Your Tickets Here*
Limited slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Photos will be taken and may be used for publicity.

Drop-in Craft Activity: Shrink Art Christmas Ornaments  

Sat 17 Dec | 10.30am – 11.30am*, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2
Recommended for age 4 & up* | Free

Get creative and craft your own festive ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree or gift it to a loved one to spread cheer!

Be inspired by the museum’s collection and create your very own shrink art design in this fun merry activity!

Things to Note:
*Slot at 10.30am is prioritised for people with disabilities
*Children must be accompanied by a parent



Roving Choir Performance by Resonance of Singapore

Sat 17 Dec | 4pm – 4.45pm | Various Locations | Free

We’re bringing back the popular roving choir this Christmas! Be sure to catch Resonance of Singapore and sing along as they perform favourite holiday tunes at different locations in the museum.


Incorporated in 2022, the Resonance of Singapore Ltd. (ROS) is the first non-profit organisation helmed by a professional vocal ensemble comprising of award-winning singers and an internationally acclaimed conductor.


4pm: Baroque Staircase (nearest to ticketing counter)
4.15pm: Wooden Bridge (near Life in SG Galleries)
4.30pm: Staircase (leading to Level 3)

Things to Note:
*Performance locations are subjected to change without notice dependent on crowd situation on the day. Please look out for signage onsite.

*To ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors, we seek your cooperation to adhere to crowd management instructions from our security officers on site.


We Celebrate: Christmas [FULL]

Sat 17 Dec | 11am – 12pm & 1.30am – 6pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2
Recommended for age 12 & up* | Free

In this Christmas edition of We Celebrate, visit our galleries to play our version of I-Spy.

Search for the artefacts based on the description provided, snap a photo of it and tell us what it is. Complete the activity to stand a chance to redeem a Christmas token from the museum! 

Book Your Slot Here

Things to Note:
*Final registration for attendees on event day will be 30 minutes before slot ends
*Parents may participate with their children


Christmas Storytelling: Marky Polo in Singapore [SOLD OUT]

Sat 17 Dec | 2.30pm – 3.15pm & 3.45pm – 4.30pm | Seminar Room, Level 2
Recommended for age 4 & up* | $10/ Child & Adult Pair

Listen to this tale of Marky Polo, a pangolin that comes from a family of avid explorers and travellers, as he and his friends go on an adventure to bring joy and cheer to his fun-loving young cousin Merry, who is visiting Singapore for the first time! 

Based on the book Marky Polo in Singapore, this storytelling session will be facilitated by its author Emily Lim and a team of storytellers for an afternoon of tales and craft-making!


Book Your Tickets Here (A Set Of Art Materials Included) 
*Limited slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Photos will be taken and may be used for publicity. 

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!