As 2020 comes to an end, we bring you 5 tech-activities for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the holiday season – be it in the comfort of your home or out with your family and friends. Join us as we present to you the coolest tech goodies and events we have searched high and low across the web, just for you.

Christmas on a Great Street

One of the first things that come to mind this season would be the dazzling light displays at Orchard Road. The Great Street goes VIRTUAL this year, with an amazing 360-degree view from a car through the entire 3.6km stretch – complete with Christmas music in the background. The best part? Everyone in the family can enjoy it and you can view it from anywhere in the world!

Details:
From now till 1 January 2021
Online
Price: Free
To find out more, click here.


SFF x SWITCH 2020

For parents interested in FinTech and Innovation, this one’s for you. SWITCH stands for Singapore’s Week of Innovation and TeCHnology, and one ticket will give you virtual access to both SWITCH and Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF). Over 5 days, get access to workshops, exhibitions, masterclasses and speakers from industry leaders all over the world (eg. Hyundai, Spotify, Facebook, Google, and more). It’s the world’s largest digital showcase of FinTech and deep tech offerings.

Details:
7 December – 11 December 2020
Online
Price: From $75 (Access to SWITCH and SFF)
To find out more, click here.


Christmas Wonderland

Gardens By The Bay is back with the seventh rendition of Christmas Wonderland – this time, ONLINE! The Virtual Wonderland is packed with interactive content, performances, giveaways, shopping and games, which is perfect for a great time with the family! Aside from the usual Christmas Wonderland fare, there are also giveaways, contests, Limited Edition plush bears, a video call with Santa, and more. But Mac users be warned, the Virtual Wonderland is only available as a Windows desktop app (for now).

Details:
From now till 31 December 2020
Online
Price: From $8
To find out more, click here.


Trick Eye Museum’s XR Museum App

Singapore’s Trick Eye Museum expands beyond ordinary 3D art and now incorporates graphics and Augmented Reality (AR) with the power of smartphones. Dive deeper into the stories behind each Trick Eye artwork as they come to life through the XR Museum app. Fight sea monsters, go on adventures, and more!

Details:
Waterfront@Resorts World Sentosa
(Tip: Reserve timeslots in advance and purchase tickets online for 20% OFF)
Price: From $17
To find out more, click here.


Christmas Coding Workshops

This Christmas Eve, experience the joy of Scratch and Python from the comfort of your home! Children and teens aged 7 to 18 can create a Christmas pong game or code a snowflake in our 2-hour coding workshops. To sign up, click here.
P.S. Parents are welcomed to join in the coding cheer and fun!

Details:
24 December 2020
Online
Price: $35 (+$2.45 GST)
To find out more, click here.


Here’s a bonus. Looking to stay home instead? The Science Centre Singapore has curated fun, hands-on activities that would expose Primary, Secondary and the General Public to the syllabus covered in school. Ready, Steady, Science! Download the resources on their website here.

The Coding Lab team wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🙂

If you haven’t seen our previous techtivity recommendations, check out our November #TechtivitiesOfTheMonth, which includes opportunities to meet our cute furry friends and to make a positive impact on the environment around us – all with technology!


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