Lying extremely close to the equator in the tropical climatic belt, Singapore has an equatorial climate. So, there is no distinct summer and winter seasons and the maximum temperature mostly remains within 32 degrees Celsius, and the minimum temperature seldom drops below 23 degrees Celcius during any month. It can be quite humid, however, the island does not experience any dry season, so you can expect it to rain any time of the year.
Singapore's Weather in December
Things to Do and Places to Visit in Singapore in December
1. Sentosa Island
Other than all the Christmas-y stuff, thanks to the pleasant Singapore weather in December, you can enjoy rides or swim with dolphins at Adventure Cove Waterpark, learn about marine creatures at the SEA Aquarium, enjoy a ride in the Singapore Cable Car to have stunning views of the islands, take selfies with celebrity wax statues at Madame Tussauds Singapore or learn historical facts at Fort Siloso.
2. Marina Bay
Take part in the countdown to the new year at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. A fun-filled family event with spectacular laser shows and fireworks, musicals, wishing spheres, pop-up markets and food & beverage stalls to ensure that you have a memorable New Year's Eve.
3. Orchard Road
The charming Singapore weather in December makes it the best time to visit the city if your heart is set on the beach and activities like swimming or snorkelling. Cyclones are more common during this time of the year, and it is hardly sunny to enjoy beach weather. However, there are a lot of other outdoor activities that you can opt for. Visit the Singapore Zoo, Botanical Gardens or Jurong Bird Park. Though on a rainy day these might seem impractical, you can always find shelter inside these places in case sudden showers come, and you will be visiting these places in the morning while it usually rains in the afternoons or evenings. Furthermore, Singapore being in the tropical zone, it can rain any time of the year irrespective of the month.
New Year Countdown Parties
New year’s eve does not only get clubs, and party pubs riled up, the whole of Singapore fires up the night before the new year begins. Here are some of the best new year countdown parties you could be at in Singapore:
1. Marina Bay
Marina Bay is an all-time favourite spot for a new-year countdown. The banks of the Marina beach light up with celebrations, fireworks, feasts and joy on every New Year’s Eve. Along with spectacular elements on the beach such as The Merlion, Gardens by the Bay, Esplanade, The Helix Bridge and a dozen more, there are an array of restaurants, hotels, malls and pubs too. This extensive list of attractions in one place makes Marina Bay a great place to spend your New Year’s Countdown.
2. Marina Bay Sands Singapore
One of the hubs to witness explosively beautiful fireworks on New Year’s Eve is the Marina Bay Sands. This iconic triple-skyscraper and luxury hotel on the Marina Bay tops most lists when it comes living life lavishly. Marina Bay Sands Hotel accommodates a life-size rooftop pool that gravitates tourists and visitors; however, ensure to be a hotel guest before you enjoy this sky-pool!
Call: +65 6688 8868
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
This theatre by the Bay is a centre for all performing arts. Esplanade hosts concerts and other events which bring together some of the most popular and top local and international artists. With performances stretched for hours, the theatre lights don’t go off on New Year’s eve without a blast for a countdown party!
Call: +65 6828 8377
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
4. Sentosa Island - Siloso Beach
Sentosa is one of the places in Singapore that exciting and happening throughout the year. Located across the Siliso Beach Walk, the Siliso Beach comes all the more to life after dark. The Siloso Beach Party is the perfect ritual on this hip island almost every new year’s eve. Head out to the Siloso Beach Party for a memorable countdown to the new year!
5. Car-free Countdown - Civic District
A countdown party at a monumental site is something unthinkable. Singapore bends the rules for us! The Car-free countdown party at Civic District is yet another most awaited New Year’s Eve celebration in Singapore. The Civil District extends usual working hours for almost all historical attractions within the district on New year’s eve, some of which are the National Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, and the Fullerton Hotel. These monuments not only postpone sleep-time but also host a variety of engaging and exciting events and activities, such as a 3D show at Fullerton Hotel, gym sessions at the National Gallery, flea markets, stalls, fireworks and the list is endless!
What to Pack Singapore's Weather in December?
- Carry light summery clothes for the days and slightly warm clothes for the evenings and nights.
- Don't forget to pack your party wear for all the Christmas and New Year parties.
- It is recommended that you carry umbrellas as it can start to rain any time - raincoats might be uncomfortable due to the humid Singapore weather in December.
- Carrying water-resistant footwear would also be a good idea - you would obviously not want to spoil your brand new shoes in the muck!
- Although some activities might not be feasible in the rainy December month, there are enough other events to make up for that.
- Keep a check on the weather forecast and make plans accordingly - keep indoor areas like museums or malls for rainy days and always have secondary plans in case rain spoils your itinerary.
- Do carry enough hard cash. It always comes handy!
All in all, visit Singapore in December to soak in the Christmas vibe!