It’s that time of the year again where we erect that pine tree and cover it with twinkling lights and ornaments, and ultimately deck the halls with boughs of holly. While we fa-la-la into Christmas, and prepare to stuff our faces with festive goodies and get lucky under the mistletoe, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of night out revelry that’ll make Santa jealous because he has got a tight schedule. From promotions to specials and gift ideas to party nights, we’ve made sure that the only person to eat that cookie and drink that milk in the early morning will be you. Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Festive Promotions & Specials
Take your yuletide celebrations 33 floors up at the Marina Bay Financial Centre for some craft beers, cult wines from artisan wineries, glorious serving of festive food, and a spectacular view to top it all off.
From now December 19-26, tuck into the sumptuous spread of LeVel 33’s signature sharing boards. For meat-lovers (and those willing to share), the Festive Board ($133++) is a mouth-watering spread of turkey with sage and chestnuts, rosemary roasted boneless lamb leg, thick cut honey baked ham and bacon and more! If you are looking for a smaller feast, the Yuletide Main Course ($38++) is an ideal option with hearty butter basted turkey paired with scrumptious crackling pork and accompanied by English roast potatoes, crispy parsnips, bacon and giblet gravy.
And who can ever miss out on the microbrewery’s famous brews. For a limited period only (which means until the tap runs dry), LeVel 33’s seasonal 33.7 Festive Ale is now ready for your hearty consumption. Priced at $9.88-$14.33 from noon-8pm and $12.88-$18.33 from 8pm onwards, the sweetly aromatic and full-bodied brew takes its inspiration from the heritage of Northern European gruit beers -an ideal pairing with the board and main course.
Over at Fullerton, a host of special promotions awaits you during the eve and day of Christmas. Spread across the entire Fullerton complex from The Fullerton Hotel to The Fullerton Bay Hotel and establishments between and around it, you will be spoilt for choice from their delightful offerings.
At The Fullerton Hotel,The Town Restaurantkicks off with a Sunday Champagne Brunch (from $168) every Sunday till December 18 from 12-3.30pm and a Christmas Day Champagne Brunch (from $188) from 12.30-4pm. The restaurant’s Christmas Day Buffet Dinner ($128 includes a bottle of Champagne per couple) with its spread of succulent roasts and hearty premium cuts is a perfect combo to a classic Christmas feast. Head up to The Lighthouse during Christmas Eve and dayto enjoy their 5-course degustation dinner set menu ($198 includes a flute of Champagne) whipped up by Chef de Cuisine, Diego Martinelli.
Across the road at The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Clifford Restaurant extends its Festive 4-Course Degustation Dinner Sharing Menu ($298 per couple) through December 23 inclusive of a bottle of Champagne. And come Christmas Eve, the restaurant makes sure there will be no rest with a Festive Hangover Brunch ($88) from noon-3pm with free flow house wines and Bloody Mary. If that’s not enough, head down to their Christmas Day Champagne Brunch (from $168) from 12.30-4pm and get that nice festive buzz. Not buzzing? Take a short walk to Lantern rooftop bar, where their Christmas Eve and day parties ($70 includes two drinks) will keep you up all through the night with DJs dropping their essential selections.
Wait, that’s not all! In and around the Fullerton area, bars are offering their own top-notch festive awesomeness. At Nueva Cuba the Spanish, African and Caribbean inspired bar and restaurant is delving into the Christmas spirit with a tantalizing Cubano Trio Platter ($50 includes two glasses of champagne) from December 24-29. At Overeasy, the Lo & Behold run establishment is offering their festive menu for two or more person at $32++ per head. Just beside The Fullerton Hotel, the Boathousewill be presenting a decadent 4-course Christmas Champagne Brunch ($168) with free-flowing Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne. Now that’s the spirit!
Soak in the hustle and bustle of Christmas splendour over at Clarke Quay and kick it off in a rather unorthodox way. At the Fountain Square, marvel at a unique Christmas tree made out of 48 television screens. The Heineken Festive Social Tree is an 11 meter tall installation that features carollers from all over the world singing a special rendition of “12 Days of Christmas”. You can take part too by sending your well-wishes to your love ones with your image on the screens. The tree will be up from December 17-26.
Once you’ve sent out your festive cheer, have your drinks and grub around the vicinity with great offers to choose from. Try out Beer Market’sMistletoe, a refreshing concoction of midori, rum, passion fruit and pineapple juice. Don’t miss out on the Xmas Plentiful Platter ($50) a hearty sharing plate of deep fried spring chicken, BBQ pork ribs, cheese sausage, pumpkin croquette and rolled ham with cheese and asparagus.
At China One, order the juicy and tantalizing Xmas Jolly Trio ($35) with a special plate of three mini burgers and a Christmas cocktail to wash it all down. Celebrate the season to be jolly Cuban style at Cuba Librewith their X’mas Cubano Trio ($50+) filled with assorted mixed sausages, layered tortilla with beef, salsa and cheese, turkey ham and cheese tostadas includes two glasses of bubbly. Looking for a refreshing drink? Order three of their X’Mas Cubano Mojito ($24) and get one free! Take it up a notch at The Arena with their adventurous offering of six specially concocted premium shots ($68).
Have It Your Way
Not planning to head out, planning your own Christmas party, or perhaps looking for gift ideas? Well, we got that all sorted out for you.
Christmas Hampers from The Fullerton Hotel
Give a stellar gift to your love ones with hampers from The Fullerton Hotel. There are three specially crafted hampers to choose from. The Red Poinsettias ($188) is packed with delightful goodies like RW Bushman’s Shiraz, Brandy and Rum fruitcake, a nine-piece Fullerton made chocolate, Panforte Chiocolato and more. The Silver Bell hamper ($288) is a perfect choice for the family. Surrounding the bottle of Chandon Brut Sparkling Wine with in-house made confectioneries, fruit preserves sauces and condiments. Their biggest hamper, A Golden Christmas ($388) comes with the aforementioned but replaces the wine with a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
Pop a bubbly in a majestic way with a magnum champagne. Available at The Wine Company, the 1.5 litres worth of sparkling deliciousness makes a great accompaniment for a feast. The R.Renaudin Champagne Brut Reserve Magnum NV (or a bottle of awesomeness for short) is priced at $150 (UP $211) and includes gift wrapping and delivery services!
If you haven’t heard of Cellarbration, it’s about time (and the season) you did. Offering premium wines, beers and liquors at ridiculously below retail prices, Cellarbration is the go-to store for all your festive beverage needs. 24 cans of beer go from as low as $61 and a bottle of 750ml vodka from $60. Here, Christmas is all year long.