To make Christmas a Christmas in Singapore, here a list where you can get in the right mood with Christmas concerts, Christmas carols, and other Christmas performances in Singapore.
The Jolly X’mas Comedy Show
This Christmas, get into the holiday spirit as LA Comedy Live presents a night of jolly laughter with our Christmas Special – The JOLLY X’MAS COMEDY SHOW
It’s been a crazy year for all of us, so we’re closing out 2021 with one final show! We’re bringing back some of your favourite comics as well as some new ones, happening on December 5th, 2021, at 8 pm SGT at the Esplanade Concert Hall.
Sunday, 5 December 2021 | 8 pm | $55 – $60 | Esplanade Concert Hall
Santa has put together 3 hilarious comedians for our merry Christmas lineup – Adrian Saw, Deepak Chandran, Orion Perez, and host, Sam See.
In this 90-minute X’MAS extravaganza, you’ll lose yourself in a night bursting with fun and humour! Spend your tropical Christmas with us, as we warm you up with some red hot laughter and some Christmas Magic with Adrian Saw! And Orion may surprise us with a Christmas song during his set.
You don’t need to pray for a Christmas miracle, when the Ho-Ho-Holiday Cheer is already here, at the Jolly Christmas Comedy Show.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Australian comedy-magician Adrian Saw mixes jokes and sketches, sleight of hand, psychology, and audience participation into a hilarious adults-only intimate experience. Bringing his funny and impossible illusions from Down Under, take a break from responsibilities, and be left in stitches and amazement as he wows you with his extraordinary talent.
Deepak Chandran’s rise in the world of stand-up comedy has been nothing short of spectacular; he’s now a regular headliner across both South and Southeast Asia, as well as an established host at Comedy Masala Singapore. Deepak’s comedy is mostly observational, with a twist on politics, issues with middle-class life, and of course, his life as an IT engineer. Deepak has also appeared on LA Comedy Live’s three successful sold-out shows ‘Let’s Joget & Goreng Together’ with headliner Kumar early this year, 05-06 March 2021.
Dubbed as the ‘Master of Accents’, Orion Perez can skillfully present as Malaysian, Chinese, Singaporean, and other nationalities. “I specialize in joking about languages, accents, and ethnic or racial stereotypes,” he explains. “My aim is to show that people tend to subconsciously judge others based on the accent they use.” An award-winning comedian, he debuted his solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the United Kingdom in 2014. He was also the winner of the 2014 Magners Singapore International Festival New Act Competition, as well as LA Comedy Live’s “On Stage With Steve-O” Comedian Contest.
Sam See is part of Asia’s new wave of stand-up comedians, entertaining audiences from around the globe for over half a decade with his unique blend of jokes, stories, and improvised humor. Currently based in Singapore, he has headlined shows internationally in Melbourne, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Tokyo, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Germany, the Philippines, Italy, and Oman. He has also worked and opened for Dara Ó Briain (IRE/UK), Bert Kreischer (US), Gina Yashere (US/UK), Peter Berner (AUS) & Kevin Bridges (SCO).
A Magical Christmas Comedy Show
We’ve started our countdown to Christmas. so let’s get our spirits high!
We need to find out if you have been naughty or nice, but looking at the past year I think we have all been pretty good. So we deserve to sit back and HO! HO! HO! together.
Thursday, 9 – 12 December 2021 | 8 pm | Black Box @ Drama Centre, Lvl 5, National Library, Singapore | TBC (Adult Show) | $65 (price per person, only sold in pairs)
We end the year on a high note with a bigger lineup yet keeping it intimate, with A Magical Christmas Comedy Show. This year’s Christmas show, we feature 6 amazing talents – hosted by Deepak Chandran, with Sarah Peng, Matt Chalmers, Shalynn Hobelsberger, Sam See, and with a sprinkle of magic with Adrian Saw.
We promise you an evening full of positive vibes and laughter!
Our Elves for the Evening:
Sarah Peng (only performing on Thursday and Saturday)
Born and bred in China, Sarah Peng is one of very few active standup comedians in China. Sarah has performed in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuhan and Singapore.
In 2017, Sarah shared her experience as a Chinese female standup comedian in her TEDx talk “why I do standup comedy in English?” On stage, Sarah wants to develop her own unique voice. She believes standup comedy can be a tool for cross-culture communication and laughing can connect people and the world.
Hailing from Scotland, Matt has been doing comedy since 2017. He has headlined for Comedy Masala and The Merry Lion in SG, opened for Stephen K Amos and Ardal O’Hanlon, and has performed in the UK, Bahrain, Singapore and Bangkok. Matt’s rise in the local comedy scene is remarkable. An astute comedian and a fantastic writer, Matt’s comedy will leave you in stitches!
Young, Beautiful, Well-spoken, Fun, Confident, Spontaneous and Hilarious! Shalynn Hobelsberger – Ms Singapore world 2014. she sure leaves a lasting impression on everyone. She has a refreshing sense of humour that makes everyone feel at ease.
Shalynn takes the mickey out of life with her witty humor! Ever seen things from a brown hilarious point of view? Cracking you up with her perspective of life, come on a crack you up ride with her!
Australian comedy-magician Adrian Saw brings the laughs and the wonder from down under! Blending comedy, sleight of hand, psychology and audience participation, Adrian performs hilarious and downright impossible illusions in an intimate experience. Take a break from reality, laugh and be amazed by this extraordinary entertainer.
P.S. No top hats. No rabbits. No girls being sawn in half!
Singaporean Comedian Sam See has headlined shows internationally, in Melbourne, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Tokyo, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Germany, the Philippines, Italy and Oman. He was featured on Comedy Central Asia’s Stand-Up Asia, showcasing the top twelve Asian comedians.
Deepak Chandran (Host)
Deepak Chandran’s rise in the world of stand-up comedy has been nothing short of spectacular; he’s now a regular headliner across both South and Southeast Asia, as well as an established host at Comedy Masala Singapore. Deepak’s comedy is mostly observational, with a twist of politics, issues with middle-class life, and of course, his life as an IT engineer.
A Lyrebirds Christmas
Saturday, 25 December 2021 | 7.30 pm & 9 pm | 45mins | Free | Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Back for the fourth time as a collective, Lyrebirds will present a repertoire of musical theatre songs, as well as beloved Christmas numbers. Armed with a band this year, they are ready to rock your socks off this Christmas!
A Shakespearean Affair II – A Christmas Concert by Vocal Associates
Saturday, 11 December 2021 | 7.30 pm | $50 | Esplanade Concert Hall
After a year’s hiatus, Vocal Associates is excited to bring you our Christmas Concert – A Shakespearean Affair II.
Featuring singers from our adult chorus, chamber choir and ensemble of young voices, this is a much awaited concert where we will be performing the sets of songs from John Rutter’s When Icicles Hang and Fancies, plus some Christmas favourites, including the season’s celebration of Mark Hayes’ What Sweeter Music. Live at Esplanade Concert Hall!
A Very Merry Christmas To You
Sunday, 19 December 2021 | 7.30 pm | Victoria Concert Hall | $30
‘Tis the season as The SLO Adult’s Chorus presents a night’s program of Christmas tunes. From well-known and loved classics such as Deck The Halls and Joy to The World, to a stunning arrangement of The Twelve Days of Christmas, and a groovy African Noel – the night’s program is filled with a selection of both traditional and modern carols, sure to remind everybody of the magic of the season. Join the SLO Adult’s Chorus at the beautiful Victoria Concert Hall for this enchanting night of music-making, as we share the wondrous gift of music and love in the spirit of giving.
An Elfie Guide to Santa Claus Not Coming to Town
Friday, 24 December 2021 | 7.30 pm & 9 pm | 45mins | Free | Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Worn out by a year of changing rules and restrictions surrounding international travel and a certain Global Health Event (GHE), Santa has decided that he’s “getting too old for this stuff” and makes a startling announcement in the latest North Pole Weekly Mail (NPWM): he’s hanging up his boots and retiring to a hermitage.
Candlelight: Holiday Special Ft. “the Nutcracker” & More
Wednesday, 22 – 23 December 2021 | 6.30 pm & 9 pm | Victoria Concert Hall | $46 – $77
The global Candlelight classical music series transforms the most beautiful venues into intimate performance settings. In this special concert, a warm ambiance bathed in flickering candlelight provides the perfect backdrop for the elegant sounds of Tchaikovsky, and other traditional holiday pieces such as ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and many others. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an elegant evening of music and get into the holiday spirit.
Christmas At Home with the SSO (Online)
Sunday, 19 December 2021 | 8 pm | Online | $6 – $30
Our choruses join us in song at the digital version of our popular Christmas Concert. Tune in to our celebration of the very best time of the year, featuring classical and traditional yuletide favourites, from the comfort of your home. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Christmas at Home with Jeremy Monteiro & the Singapore Jazz Family
Saturday, 18 December 2021 | 8 pm | Esplanade Concert Hall | $48 – $88
Jeremy Monteiro and friends welcome another yuletide season with the 15th edition of Jazzy Christmas – Christmas at Home with Jeremy Monteiro & the Singapore Jazz Family!
Christmas Cheer with Louis Soliano and Friends
Friday & Saturday, 24 & 25 December 2021 | 7 pm & 8.15 pm | 45mins | Free |Esplanade Concourse
Join Cultural Medallion recipient Louis Soliano and his friends for an evening full of merry tunes and soulful renditions of Christmas classics as they spread some festive cheer to friends and loved ones.
ChristmasTime with Dick Lee
Wednesday & Thursday, 22 – 23 December 2021 | 8 pm | Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands | $68 – $178
It’s CHRISTMASTIME WITH DICK LEE and you are invited!
Cue the jingles because Singapore’s iconic singer-songwriter Dick Lee and his friends from the premier a cappella group Vocaluptuous and aspiring local band Third Degree are sure to bring the nostalgia of a traditional holiday treat back with his favourite Christmas songs including It’s The Most Wonderful Time, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, All I Want For Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Last Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and we promise you a lot more with Dick Lee’s surprising takes on familiar favourites and a few of his own compositions.
HCO Concert 2021 [G]
Wednesday, 15 December 2021 | 7.30 pm | Victoria Concert Hall | $30
Come dive into significant instrumental masterpieces written in the 18th century by two iconic composers, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who led extraordinary lives, and told remarkable stories of faith and joy through their music. Programme of the evening includes Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 with the well-loved Air, and Violin Concerto in A minor featuring Kimberlyn Wu; Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, “Great G minor”, one of his final symphonies and crowning achievements, and Exultate, jubilate with soprano Teng Xiang Ting. This concert is presented by the Hallelujah Chamber Orchestra under the direction of John Zhang Tong.
Jingle Bell Jazz with The Sunnyside Sounds
Monday, 20 Dec 2021 | 7 pm & 8 pm | 30mins | Free | Esplanade Concourse
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with The Sunnyside Sounds (Vivienne, Caleb and Selwyn) ft Jamie on cajon! Bring along your loved ones to enjoy a timeless mix of jazz-infused tunes that celebrate the spirit of Christmas: Love, Joy, Hope and Peace. Listen out for unique renditions of popular hits like All I Want For Christmas Is You, Winter Wonderland, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, What a Wonderful World and many more!
Munch! Lunchtime Concerts – A Harpy Jolly Christmas by The Harp Quarterly
Thursday, 23 December 2021 | 12.30 pm | Esplanade Concert Hall | $10
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of harp ensemble music, as The Harp Quarterly presents a timeless selection of familiar tunes to ring in the festive season. Be in for a treat with the glistening sounds of four harps in this light-hearted and magical experience!
SSO Christmas Fundraising Concert 2021
Thursday – Friday, 16 – 17 December 2021 | 7.30 pm | Esplanade Concert Hall | $78 – $498
Our dearest wish this Christmas: to bring the yuletide season to life with the joy of music, in your presence! Help us deck the halls this December with the colors and sounds of celebration and festivity. Let’s ring in the new year with new hopes and new tunes!
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Tan, conductor
TORELLI Christmas Concerto
MAKAROME New SSO-commissioned work
TRADITIONAL We Three Kings (arr. M. Riley)
ADELINE WONG New SSO-commissioned work
TCHAIKOVSKY Excerpts from The Nutcracker (arr. YJ Lee)
The Christmas Songs concert
Saturday, 25 December 2021 | 8 pm | Esplanade Recital Studio | $55
Join us on Christmas Night to experience a magical Mystical Christmas of the Christmas Songs you know and love with Jacintha&Robert Fernando
One Dance Asia Annual Concert 2021
Friday & Saturday, 26 & 27 November 2021 | 8 pm – 9.30 pm | Gateway Theatre | $34.60 – $40.88
In celebration of our 1st Anniversary, One Dance Asia proudly presents The Nutcracker Act ll – Kingdom of Sweets (Live)!