Christmas is a great time for you to get together with your friends and why not try something new and pick up a new skill in the meantime? Or, how about attending a Christmas festival and soaking in the festive spirit after indulging in some seasonal menus? Delegate has done the searching for you and here are 5 things you can do this December!

1. Handmake a festive decoration  

Instead of purchasing those typical Christmas decorations from stores, why not try your hand at making one yourself? Learn how to make your own one-of-a-kind Christmas laurel wreath at Ektory’s workshop. With the leaves drying out beautifully, it’ll be a piece you can bring out yearly or it’ll make a really meaningful gift to someone special. Attend the workshop with a friend and you can bond while learning a new skill!

Date: Sunday, 3 December 2017
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Price: $150/pax ($280 for pair signup)
JML_6922Photo credit: EktoryJML_6952Photo credit: Ektory

Or, if you want to make something a little less festive, how about learning to make a floral headcrown? Ektory’s workshop will teach you how to make a whimsical flower crown from an array of real touch or silk flowers and leaves that look and feel real (but lasts forever!). It’s a skill that will come in handy for future parties and it’ll make a beautiful gift for a bride/ bridesmaid.

Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Price: $90/pax ($160 for pair signup)JML_6998Photo credit: Ektory

2. Learn a new skill

Why not take this festive season to treat yourself (and maybe a friend/ family member) to a workshop where you can learn how to write calligraphy-style lettering? Afterwards, you can bask in the compliments of friends who have mistook your handwritten greeting cards as store-bought ones!

Min: 2h, prices start from $70 All+You+Need+Is+Love+(Black)Photo credit: Leah Design

3. Try some exclusive seasonal treats 

Tired of having the same old flavours? Cafe-hopping seems kind of stale because there’s only so many eggs benedicts or avocado toasts you can have? Well, Christmas is the time restaurants and cafes start pulling all the stops to infuse festive flavours into their food. This means it’s a great time to pull your friend along and to try something new!

Sunday Folks will be offering exclusive cakes (Spiced Dark Chocolate Cointreau Fruit Cake, Lemon Lavender Cake and Rich Cognac Chocolate Ganache Cake) for the festive season. When you’re there, why not pick up a pack of their Christmas treats to indulge in at home too? Sunday Folks - Spiced Dark Chocolate Cointreau Fruit Cake 3Photo credit: Sunday FolksSunday Folks - Cacao TrioPhoto credit: Sunday Folks

Cacao Trio Single box ($36) 
55% Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Honeycomb, 35% Azelia Hazelnut Milk Chocolate with Passionfruit Apricot Pate de Fruit & Roasted Hazelnuts

4-piece box of Caramelia Almond & Rose Truffles 

4. Attend a Christmas Festival 

Sadly, we’ll never enjoy a white Christmas here in sunny Singapore but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style! Christmas Wonderland is back again this year and for $4 onwards, you get to view Circus Abyssinia Performances, take in the lights at the Luminaire Light Sculptures, listen to carols and try out carnival games! If you really must have a white Christmas, wait a while for Blizzard time where you’ll get to feel like you’re in a winter wonderland with faux snow. e-CW-2016-Spalleria

Photo credit: Little Day Out

5. Stroll along Orchard Road

If jostling around with other festival-goers isn’t your cup of tea, you can opt for a stroll along Orchard Road and take in the festive lights and decorations instead! Missed the Future World Exhibit at Art Science Museum or not keen on purchasing tickets? SK-II has a pop-up store now outside Mandarin Gallery that offers you almost the same experience! Screen Shot 2017-11-22 at 12.28.36 pm

Photo credit: @ohhowstrange on Instagram 

It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas so put on your Michael Bublé playlists and start booking in slots with your friends to celebrate the season!