Christmas 2020

Christmas Celebrations 2020

12 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
This year, ring in Christmas through the spirit of giving!

Enjoy the experience and stories of giving, as we celebrate Christmas and the festive season together!

Listen to a story about giving through a tale set in a faraway land and based on our collection, create a handmade gift inspired by our museum’s collection, and hear a choir performance of joy and celebration. Food lovers can also watch renowned chef Damien D’Silva as he shares how to make Eurasian Pie.
Choir

Choir Performance [FULLY SUBSCRIBED**]
12 Dec | The Salon & Livestreamed on NMS FB | 3.30pm, registered participants are to arrive by 3.10pm

Sing along to familiar and joyous tunes of Christmas as we deck our halls with boughs of holly!

Limited spaces available with safe distancing measures in place. Register at https://xmaschoir2020.peatix.com to attend this performance live. Seats that are not filled by 3.20pm on the day of performance will be released to walk-in participants.

**The live performance held at the museum is fully subscribed. However, you may still join us online to watch the livestreamed performance on the NMS Facebook page.

Chef Damian
A Lighter Side of History: Unwrapping Christmas Traditions with Chef Damian D’Silva
12 Dec | The Salon & Livestreamed on NMS FB | 2pm, registered participants are to arrive by 1.40pm

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas in Singapore often revolves around spending time and exchanging gifts with our loved ones. It is the perfect occasion for many Eurasian families to bond while feasting on favourites such as curry debal, sugee cake and pies!

Join heritage cuisine champion Chef Damian D’Silva as he “unwraps” the secrets of making a traditional Eurasian Christmas pie, and shares how different cultures have influenced this hearty dish, sprinkled with his memories of celebrating Christmas through the years.

Limited spaces available with safe distancing measures in place. Register at https://lsohxmas2020.peatix.com to attend this performance live. Seats that are not filled by 1.50pm on the day of performance will be released to walk-in participants.
storytelling

Stone Soup – Storytelling by Story Connection
12 Dec | Video will be available below.

This story tells of a poor man arriving in a village and all the villagers saying they are too poor to spare him any food. He offers to share his secret of how to make... stone soup! What will it taste like? Find out in this heart-warming tale presented by Roger Jenkins!

This programme is organised in conjunction with CS2020 – Change is OK. Click here for more details on CS2020 programmes.

 

 

craft
Virtual Craft Workshop
12 Dec | Livestreamed on NMS FB | 11am

Need ideas for a Christmas gift? With Christmas around the corner, we invite you to create your own handcrafted mini wooden photo frames that are inspired by the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, right from the comfort of your home! Make this memento for yourself, or as a gift for your loved ones or friends. Each ticket includes one craft pack which will be delivered to the participants’ address prior to the session.

Limited craft packs available. Visit https://xmascraft2020.peatix.com/ to obtain your set!

This programme is organised in conjunction with CS2020 – Change is OK. Click here for more details on CS2020 programmes.

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!