These Festive Events Will Ignite Your Holiday Spirit | Clozette

With December just around the corner, festive-themed events are popping up everywhere. From illuminations and gallant installations to charity parties and concert carols, we list down some of the festive events in the region that will fully ignite your holiday spirit. 

Andaz Singapore festive feasts

Festive Events 2019 - Andaz Singapore Feasts

One of the best things about the holidays is getting your fill of scrumptious eats. If you're not in the mood for some home-cooking, Andaz Singapore's got you covered. Take your pick between Alley on 25's decadent buffet and afternoon tea offerings, 665°F's premium steakhouse Christmas menu, and Mr. Stork's delightful food extravaganza in celebration of the upcoming year. You'll definitely be as filled as a Christmas stocking after all that delicious dining!

A Christmas Carol live in Singapore

Festive Events 2019 - A Christmas Carol concert Singapore

Following its sold-out success in the UK since 2015, the British Theatre Playhouse and The British Club jointly brought A Christmas Carol to Singapore all the way from the Royal Shakespeare Company of London. The one-man reprise of the Charles Dickens' classic will be brought to life by acclaimed British actor Clive Francis (A Clockwork Orange, The Crown). It's happening at the Elizabeth Suite of The British Club from 13 to 15 December.

OUE's Stars of Christmas beneficiary event

Festive Events 2019 - OUE x Meritus Stars of Christmas event

An annual event led by OUE and Meritus Hotels & Resorts since 2010, Stars of Christmas is back again this year, aiming to reach more beneficiaries in light of the festive season. The event kicked off last 21 November at the Mandarin Orchard with a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting event, where names, ages, and genders of the beneficiaries are displayed for the public to openly gift to this Christmas. The recipients are underprivileged children, along with those with special needs and illnesses. The community initiative is open to all and aims to deliver presents to at last 2,000 beneficiaries this year. 

Ayala Triangle Gallery of Lights 2019

In the Philippines, Ayala's much-anticipated yearly light show has already begun and it's bigger than ever. Adding more colour to one of the metro's busiest business districts, this year's event involves smoke effects, laser lights, and of course, a canopy of amazing illuminations dancing to festive beats. The show will run until 12 January 2020 and is available for free viewing from 6PM to 10PM daily. 

Jingle Bazaar at Jaya One

Festive Events 2019 - Jingle Bazaar at Jaya One

Shop, dine and celebrate the festive season with your wallet in hand at this year's Jingle Bazaar happening 14 December at Jaya One in Malaysia. From a meet-and-greet with Santa and singing along with carols to a bunch of gifting options to fill your shopping cart with, your heart will also be filled with love because the vendors at the event are also teaming up to save some of the proceeds for refugee support. 

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Mattel’s Barbie has always been a style icon. From her giant ballgowns to her pinstripe power suits, she’s been known to wear all the fashion trends that have come and gone. So it wasn’t surprising that she would soon be hopping on the streetwear style, with its comfy pieces and daring details. The BMR1959™ Collection celebrates the fashion heritage of Barbie and showcases how current trends influence the brand. Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the lead designer for Barbie® Signature, this curated collection celebrates personal style and self-expression by mixing and matching high and low styles with reimagined ‘90s trends and contrasting patterns. Interested in seeing Barbie and Ken in the bold and modern style of today’s trends? Read on.

Overalls and Oversized Accessories

Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

A neon-green pair of short overalls paired with a bright blue puffer jacket, this Ken doll looks like a miniature version of a guy you’ll pass by while walking down the street. Sporting an oversized pair of cat-eye sunnies, a statement chain necklace, and bright orange sneakers, this doll isn’t afraid to play with colour — just look at that dyed hair!

Logo Galore

Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

Streetwear is all about artistically displaying that brand name on every possible inch of the clothing. This doll is no exception. From the dangling ribbons that cascade down from her shoulders to her Yeezy-esque sock sneakers — even capping it off (pun intended) with a backwards baseball cap — you definitely know which collection she’s wearing.

Florals and Gold

Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

This Barbie will want you to stop and appreciate her entire OOTD. With the bright red dress and its floral print, it’s very vintage. But since it’s paired with her gold heels and angular sunnies (arguably the most streetwear-inspired piece in her ensemble), the contrasting elements make for a fun visual. We’re also loving her sheer white lace bomber jacket, very on-trend.

Athleisure Aesthetic

Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

This Barbie rocks the athleisure aesthetic with her cropped, logo-print sweatshirt over a bike shorts romper with checkered detail. Some bright pops of colour come from her pink athletic shoes and a blue waist bag. Her crowning glory: extra-long braids are styled in a partial top-bun accented with baby hairs.

Ken with the Undercut

Male doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

This Ken doll has that casual hypebeast vibe with his undercut hairstyle styled into a bun. He sports an oversized pair of aviator spectacles, a fanny pack, and comfy slides, all with gold embossed logos. For ultimate comfort, he’s wearing an orange and red hoodie with allover logo-print shorts.

Moto Maiden

Barbie doll

(Photo from: @Barbie Instagram stories)

Look at this doll wearing a neon motocross dress with a bold BMR1959™ logo paired with a denim logo-print jacket, platform sneakers, cool neon beret and hoop earrings. We like her neon ensemble and though the pieces alone may be too much, together in one outfit kinda makes sense.

(Cover photo from: @Barbie)

Did you know that Mattel also released a line of gender-neutral dolls?


Thanksgiving may not be celebrated in our region, but some of its traditions have since seeped through our practices. Gift-giving even prior to December holidays, greeting our friends from across the globe who enjoy the tradition, and maybe munching on some turkey and pumpkin pie when given the chance. But our favourite? Black Friday. Scheduled right after Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. which is celebrated during the fourth Thursday of November, this year, it's going to be celebrated on the 28th. Ready to take part in the fun? We lined up the best shopping promos that you should not miss. 

15 per cent off on Sephora beauty picks

Year-end beauty shopping has never been this sweet! Sephora jumps in on the Black Friday hype this year with 15 per cent off on majority of their products from 28 to 29 November, both online and in-store. If you're a Beauty Pass member, you'll also get early bird access, meaning more chances to snag great deals before they get sold out. 

Robinsons' blackout blowout 

Last but certainly not least, more spectacular deals are up ahead as Robinsons' promise Black Friday treats that are "worth queueing overnight for". We're talking beauty selections, discounts on new fashion collections, a variety of gifts-with-purchase, and of course, never before budget blowouts that will have you leaving with a massive haul. Early birds will also get a sweet treat in the form of a 'survival kit', so make you're within the first 300 to catch this amazing affair. 

Exciting beauty and fashion deals at ION Orchard

Is ION Orchard your go-to when thinking of retail therapy? Well, you're in luck because they're having a major sale on some of their biggest brands this coming Black Friday. Flash their post from Facebook or Instagram on the participating stores like Pandora, Giorgio Armani Beauty, FILA, YSL, and more, and get up to 60 per cent off on your beauty and fashion purchases. This officially starts today and will end on 2 December.

Shopaholics unite at SocietyA's storewide sale

Since we're all about completing your holiday wardrobe (or just encouraging some rewards after a hectic November), we're also keeping an eye out on SocietyA's big storewide sale this coming Black Friday. From 29 November to 2 December, shop 'til you drop both in-store and online with discounts of up to 40 per cent off. 

Fall in love with discounts from FOREO

Upgrade your beauty routine with 15 per cent off on FOREO's devices this coming 28 and 29 November. And yes, in case you're wondering, it covers renowned skincare gadget faves like the FOREO Luna cleansing device and the UFO smart masking gadget. Awesome, right?

Shopee's mega blowout

A culmination of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, 12.12 sales, and of course, their birthday bash, Shopee also joins in the retail therapy fun in the best way possible. Their waves of discounts are coming this week, with vouchers, cashback, free shipping and a bunch of flash sales from 29 November up to 12 December. We're talking beauty products, gadgets, and many more lifestyle picks you'll surely want to add to cart. 

Explore more with Expedia

Launch your holiday planning in full gear this weekend as Expedia is also putting our Black Friday deals to fill your wanderlust. Catch up to 60 per cent off on hotel bookings, enjoy discounts on over 160 destinations, and find the best travel deals to suit your budget, all on 29 November. 

Fun shopping with Funan

From 29 November to 2 December, you can also score great finds at Funan. Catch the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) Black Friday sale to get exclusive discounts on gadgets, home appliances, and more. Talk about perfect for the techie in you or whoever is on your holiday wishlist.

An array of finds from Rustan's 

One of PH's go-to destinations for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, Rustan's is also pitching its share for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a ton of deals. Take your pick from brands like Clinique, Stila, Natori, FitBit and more and score up to 95 per cent off on your purchases. Because what better way to greet December than with a massive — and festive — shopping spree? 

Get new pairs from SPUR's at 40 per cent off

Looking for new kicks to take you all the way to the new year? Snag SPUR Urban Mine shoes for up to 40 per cent off on regular-priced items from 28 November to 2 December 2019. Plus, if you're a special pass member, you can also enjoy the discount one day early (27 November). Now, we don't know about you, but we're already listing our top picks from their selections.

(Cover photo from: @societya)

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