Dinosaur-themed attractions and more await at Changi Airport this Christmas!

Changi Festive Village is back this year, and we’re seeing Changi Airport and Jewel all decked out for the long-awaited holiday season. The plethora of installations and attractions can be a tad overwhelming, so here’s a guide to what you can look forward to at Changi Festive Village 2021.

Fun Activities for All Ages at Changi Festive Village

1) Dino Kart 2.0

Go-kart Dino kart - Changi Festive Village 2021

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First on the list is Dino 2.0, the zhng-ed up version of last year’s highly raved-about activity. This year, it’s located inside Terminal 4, making it Singapore’s first indoors and air-conditioned go-kart race track.

Challenge your friends and family on an exhilarating chase around the dinosaur-themed neon race track, zipping through the familiar check-in rows at speeds up to 24km/h, covering a distance of 400 metres.

Similar to last year, there will be two circuits — Novice and Pro*, with speed limits of 8km/h and 24km/h respectively.

*Pro Circuit is only available for ages 13 and above.

Entrance fee: Novice Circuit — from S$13 or S$10 with every S$25 spend ($50 for supermarkets); Pro Circuit — from S$18 or S$13 with every $25 spend ($50 for supermarkets). Check here for detailed pricing
Opening hours: 2PM – 10PM (Mon – Wed), 2PM – 11PM (Thu – Sun). Open till 2 Jan 2022 (Booking required via the iChangi app)
Location: Terminal 4 Departure Hall, Row 4

2) Dino Carnival

Dino Carnival games ice fishing - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Get into the festive mood with a localised, or should I say ‘dinosaurised’, Christmas market at Changi Festive Village. Dino Carnival is an indoor marketplace where you can find food, drinks, and games galore! Get merry on festive drinks and try your luck with prizes on the claw machines, Ice Fishing booth, or Dino Dig!

Dino Carnival Drinks - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Entrance fee: S$2/pax (separate tickets for Ice Fishing – S$6, and Dino Dig – S$8)
Opening hours: 1PM – 9PM
Location: Terminal 4 Departure Hall

3) Dino Bounce

Dino Bounce - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Jump for joy as Dino Bounce is also brought back this year due to popular demand! These giant inflatable playgrounds aren’t limited to just the kids. Anyone is welcomed as long as you’re looking to have some fun!

Entrance fee: S$8 or S$4 with every $25 ($50 for supermarkets) spend
Opening hours: 2PM – 10PM (Mon – Wed), 1PM – 10PM (Thu – Sun). Last entry 9:30PM. Open from 26 Nov – 2 Jan 2022 (Booking required on iChangi app)
Location: Terminal 4 Departure Hall, Row 5

Glamp-tastic Experiences at Changi Festive Village

4) Glam-party in the Clouds at Jewel

Jewel Glamp party - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Chill and make merry in a luxurious glamping tent at the top level of Jewel’s Cloud9 Piazza. The air-conditioned glamping tents are furnished with stylish decor and dining ware, as well as a queen-sized bed. Have a memorable glam-party with fun board games or simply chill and catch some movies in the cosy tent with your loved ones.

Glam-party has a limit of maximum 5 pax in a Glamp tent.

Cost: from S$120 per tent
Opening hours: 11AM – 4PM, 5PM – 10PM (Booking required on iChangi app)
Location: Jewel Cloud9 Piazza


5) ‘A Night at the Airport’ 2D1N Family Camp

Airport 2D1N Family Camp - Changi Festive Village 2021

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For young families that prefer a more experiential camp with fun and educational activities, there’s the 2D1N Family Camp that gives exclusive access to behind-the-scenes airport experiences such as the Airport Emergency Services. There are also interesting creative workshops to keep the young minds busy. After a day of fun and learning, retreat to the cosy tents within the Changi Experience Studio for a magical sleepover.

A free-and-easy camping experience with access to the Changi Experience Studio and Canopy Park only is also available from S$58 per person.

Cost: from S$128/adult and S$158/child
Opening hours: 9AM – 12PM the following day (Booking required on iChangi app)
Location: Changi Experience Studio

6) Overnight Glamping by the Runway

Glamping at T4 - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Unless you’ve travelled on an existing VTL, it’s likely been over 600 days since you’ve taken a step into the transit area of Changi Airport. Relive your travel dreams with Singapore’s first airport transit glamping, and wake up to views of the runway with this unique sleepover experience.

And it’s not only about sleeping in a tent, glampers can also entertain themselves with indoor sports games, arcade games, and watch movies on-demand in the comfort of their own tents. Now that’s a really different staycation experience to boast about!

Cost: from S$360 per tent
Opening hours: 3PM – 11AM the next day. Available from 3 Dec – 2 Jan 2022 (Booking required on iChangi app)
Location: Terminal 4 Departure Transit

‘Grammable Attractions at Changi Festive Village

7) Dino Blitz

Dino Blitz - Changi Festive Village 2021

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This year’s centrepiece, Dino Blitz, features two colossal moving Brachiosauruses in the icy snow terrain, transporting visitors right back to the ice age. The long-neck dinosaurs measure up to 12 metres long, so be sure to use the wide-angle function on your mobile cameras to capture them all!

Location: Terminal 3 Departure Hall

8) Ready Jet Set Tsummm

Airport Disney Tsum Tsum display Ready Jet Set Tsummm - Changi Festive Village 2021

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And it’s not only prehistoric creatures that have made their arrival at Terminal 3. Adorable travel-themed Disney Tsum Tsum photo spots have also appeared within the same terminal, and they are sure to reignite your wanderlust!

Location: Terminal 3 Departure Hall

9) Meet the World at Jewel

Meet the World at Jewel Japan - Changi Festive Village 2021

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If a full day of activities at the airport isn’t enough to quench the travel thirst, maybe a trip to Changi Jewel’s Shiseido Forest Valley will. Destination-themed installations featuring iconic landmarks around the world are set up, such as a Japanese onsen, the Great Wall of China, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and even wild animals of South Africa.

Meet the World at Jewel Africa - Changi Festive Village 2021

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Feel free to take photos as you would on vacation while collecting stamps on a virtual passport to redeem free access to the Canopy Park.

Faux snowfall also happens at the Shiseido Forest Valley twice every hour from 6:15PM to 10:35PM daily.

Opening hours: 6PM – 11PM (Last entry 10:30PM). Open from 19 Nov – 3 Jan 2022
Location: Jewel, Shiseido Forest Valley

Read also: 7 Things to do in Singapore on a Japan-themed Daycation

Suggested Changi Festive Village Daycation Itinerary

16-metre-tall Christmas Tree in Jewel - Changi Festive Village 2021

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With these wonderfully curated experiences and attractions this festive season, you may want to consider spending one full day (maybe overnight) at Changi Airport. Here’s a daycation itinerary to maximise your time to explore and experience the attractions at Changi Festive Village 2021:

10AM: Begin the festivities with a mandatory photo check-in at Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Dino Blitz and Ready Jet Set Tsummm.

11AM: Head to Changi Jewel and start the festive celebrations with your loved ones with a Glam-party in the Clouds. Bond over board games, movies, food, and drinks!

2PM: Shake off any post-meal lethargy with a stroll to Jewel Shiseido Forest Valley. Continue the photo-taking at iconic landmarks “around the world”.

3PM: Make your way to Terminal 4 and check-in to Glamping Tents by the runway. Thereafter, explore all the fun activities at Dino Carnival and Dino Bounce!

6PM: Enjoy delectable street food at Dino Carnival

7PM: Race your friends to a thrilling ride at Dino Kart 2.0

8PM: Lounge and chill at Heritage Zone, and enjoy facilities at the Entertainment Zone

10PM: Sweet dreams

Next morning: Enjoy a breakfast platter in your cosy glamping tent, and watch planes take off before your eyes

How to Book Changi Festive Village Activities

Download the iChangi app onto your mobile phone. From the app, you’ll be able to view all the activity bookings. Make sure you book in advance for a hassle-free time at Changi Airport this December!

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