Things to do this weekend: Land of Snowflakes at Capitol Singapore, Otah & Friends, Nordic Film Festival and more

Things to do this weekend: Land of Snowflakes at Capitol Singapore, Otah & Friends, Nordic Film Festival and more

Weekend fun

Text: Azrin Tan

It's been quite a while since Phase 2 was introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateries, bars, and attractions have opened up their doors to customers. With that being said, bigger events still remain on hold. Not to fret though. This week, attend the winter wonderlands made available to us, spend time with some otters, and discover more about the #SingLit scene.

EXHIBIT | Land of Snowflakes at Capitol Singapore

It's frosty season baby, and what better way to spend this weekend in a magical snowland, even if it's just for 5 minutes? Housed at Capitol Kempinski, get ready to spend your Christmas surrounded by the classic mainstays of the wintry holiday made complete with the Land of Snowflakes in the Capitol Singapore's Outdoor Plaza occurring every hour for a duration of 5 minutes. Meet larger-than-life sized Nutcrackers, a carol-singing Christmas tree, and of course, a never ending visual eye candy of festive lights. There's even a 3D trick-eye installation of a snowy bridge that is perfect for the photo ops. Those still searching for last-minute gift options or are simply in the mood to treat yourself can find yourselves at the Land of Sweets at the Arcade in Capitol, a Christmas market that houses over 20 booths of year-end worthy gifts.

From 20 Nov - 25 Dec 2020. Find out more here.

EXHIBIT | Winter Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay

If you're staying in for the holidays, but still want to get into some of that festive spirit, this might be it for you. Every year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By the Bay has been a joy to witness and walk through but just like everything this year, the popular event has moved online as well. But its virtual rendition is not set to disappoint as the Christmas Wonderland 2020 website will offer an abundance of activities and visuals: from hyper-realistic graphics to interactive content such as 36-degree Christmas lights or exclusive meet-and-greets with Santa himself perfect for the kids. Gardens by The Bay is of course still open for all, and you can still relish in some festive lighting with installations like their Walk of Lights at the Supertree Grove.

From 4 Dec 2020 to 3 Jan 2021. Find out more here.

EXPERIENCE | Otah & Friends

Get in touch with your playful side as you encounter this otter-themed escapade that's designed in a color frenzy to take you back to nostalgic days of play dates with friends. Gather your crew of 5 and indulge in the child within as you embark on a hide-and-seek mission with Otah & Friends, as you have 45-minutes to find the cheeky otter before the cookies in his oven burn. The entire space is decked out in a whimsical overtones filled with abstract colors that make for great Instagram backdrops and photo-ops. And once you've completed the task, you'll be rewarded with some fresh lemonade and baked goods from Whiskdom: an Insta-famous homegrown bakery. This escapade might be perfect for kids, but it is definitely one to take us all back to our childhood for the brief timing.

From 15 Dec to 26 Feb 2021. Find out more here.

FILM | Nordic Film Festival at The Projector

Exclusively for this weekend only, these Nordic films are coming to town. Perfectly suited to the mood of Christmas and hence the frosty season, these five films from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark have been brought to Singapore with the joint help of the respective international embassies. From a queer holiday flick filled with comedy and family drama, to a rare export of adventure and horror, the range of film genres being presented are pretty varied. The full list of the films include: A Holy Mess, Before The Frost, In Order Of Disappearance, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and Woman at War. As with most films at The Projector, you are strongly advised to make pre-bookings in order to secure seats for a cozy movie night this weekend.

ART | Convey at Pasir Panjang Control Station

Decommissioned in the 1980s, the old-school building is now a popular spot for Instagram photoshoots for the alternative viewer. As part of Singapore's move back to live events, the space has only recently hosted Flock — The Xmas Edition, a live Christmas-themed concert featuring homegrown acts such as Nathan Hartono. Coming in hot after Flock, is Convey: an arts event with the acclaimed creatives in the #Singlit scene. They're inviting the public to join them for two sessions on a single day — both aimed to imbue the lively and creative spirit of the national arts scene here in Singapore. With writers and poets such as Charlene Shepherdson and Gwee Li Sui, and illustrators such as Darel Seow and Weng Pixin, the interactive game Exquisite Corpse, will be played: allowing us all to see the spontaneous expression of our talented creatives at work. More curious individuals may want to attend the second session of the day, where there will be an exclusive Q&A session with them.

On 27 Dec 2020. Find out more here.


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