2013 has gone by in a flash. The list of festive-led parties in the last two weeks of the year will also pass by in a flash. Take your pick. There are loads of awesome ones to accompany you through Christmas and the New Year.
Stella Artois pres. SantaCon 2013
An estimated 3,000 partygoers will be blanketing Boat Quay in their best Christmas-inspired garbs. The two-day bar-crawling festivity features pole dancing, a pageant and other unadulterated fun and games. Founded in Denmark, the event has become a fixture on the streets and bars of New York and San Francisco.
Dec 20, 7pm; Dec 21, 10am | Venue: Boat Quay | $10/20 from santacon.sg/tickets
Stay Gold Xmas! feat. Casie Lane, Debbie Chia, EJ Missy
Singapore’s finest female DJs will be helming the decks of Kyo come Christmas Eve. The trio of Casie Lane (from husband-wife electronic duo Parental Control), Debbie Chia (co-founder of Midnight Shift and FFF Girl DJ Bootcamp) and tech house purveyor EJ Missy will be dishing some shimmery grooves.
Dec 24, 10pm | Venue: kyō, #B1-02 Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street | Tel: 6225 6001 | Free
"Got Frost?" X'Mas Eve at The Butter Factory
Resident DJs Tang, Andrew T, Zushan and Dave Does front this neon-lit party that will run all the way till 6am on Christmas day.
Dec 24, 10pm | Venue: The Butter Factory, #02-02/03/04, 1 Fullerton Road | Tel: 6333 8243 | $25/30 (includes two drinks)
Zouk Christmas Eve 2013 pres. “Mystifying Wonderland” with R3hab
Singapore’s famed club is not known to hold back on the décor. So expect the halls to be decked with more than boughs of holly. Then witness Dutch DJ R3hab tear it all down with his EDM set.
Dec 24, 10pm | Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street│Tel: 6738 2988│$40 (includes two drinks)
BEAT! & Friends pres. Yeah Yeah Yuletide!
Everyone’s favourite indie dance night returns after a hiatus with Ginette Chittick leading the charges. Let sing-a-long tunes from The Smiths to The Killers and Interpol to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs warm up your frosty spirit.
Dec 24, 9pm | Venue: #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Road | Tel: 6538 2928 | $20 (includes one drink)
Donuts Holiday Edition
Bump and grind towards Christmas with DJ Mylk, Rattle and Ollie'des dropping old and nu-school hip-hop in this festive instalment of Donuts. Hosted by Rauzan Rahman, the night will also debut Rauzan's new track “Bow Dow” featuring DJ Rattle –the first release from his collaborative project called Blackout.
Dec 24, 10pm | Venue: Chameleon Club Lounge, 22 Dempsey Road | Tel: 6479 9929 | $25 (includes one drink)
Gem Bar NYE 2014 with DJ Sarah Love
UK DJ Sarah Love will be putting on her Santa hat on top of the many other hats she’s already wearing. As a presenter for MTV Europe and host of BBC 1Xtra, the lady will be putting her busy schedule aside to debut her forward-thinking hip-hop set at Gem Bar. Also, $65 gets you unlimited Piper-Heidsieck champagne from 9pm to 2am. Done deal.
Dec 31, 9pm | Venue: Gem Bar, 10 Ann Siang Hill | Tel: 9696 6695| Free
Tanjong Beach Club pres. Brand New Day
Usher in the New Year with sands under your toenails at Tanjong Beach Club’s annual shindig together with DJs Jon White and Darren Dubwise. On the very next day, DJ Tyler Made will keep you company while you dig in the handsome joint’s delicious brunch.
Dec 31, 3pm | Venue: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa | Tel: 6270 1355 | Free
New Year’s Eve 54321 Party
Tyler Made will be behind the consoles at Loof's New Year's Eve 54321 Party, where he will spin his signature brand of down-tempo, funk, hip-hop and soul mash-ups.
Dec 31, 9pm | Venue: Loof, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Road | Free
Good Times NYE
Now, here’s a party done proper. Good Times year-end bash is a pick above the rest. On the top two floors is a wealth of good tunes courtesy of drum and bass stalwarts Nez, Kiat and Aresha, forward-thinking grooves from Yadin, and label Darker Than Wax representatives Funk Bast*rd, Rah, Marcoweibel and William J. First floor features top bands like Sub:shaman, Heizenberg, 7nightsatsea and Cashew Chemists. MC Roz on hype-man duties.
Dec 31, 9pm | Venue: Blu Jaz Café, 11 Bali Lane | Tel: 6292 3800 | $20 (includes one drink)
The Royal Ball at Ku De Ta
A royalty-themed party. Best dressed wins a magnum bottle of champagne. Watch fireworks. DJs Yafifth, Suren and Styluxtakut on the decks. Hoorah.
Dec 31, 6pm | Venue: Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands Sky Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue | Tel: 6688 7688 | $108-$198
Zouk New Year’s Eve 2013 pres. “Together in Electric Dreams” at Mambo Jambo feat. Adam Low
Synchronise dance your way towards 2014 with the founder of Mambo Jambo himself, Adam Low, helming the decks.
Dec 31, 10pm | Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street│Tel: 6738 2988│$40 (includes two drinks)
Siloso Beach Party 2013
12 hours, five party zones, one giant foam pool and a host of DJs; Sentosa’s Siloso Beach Party returns.
Dec 31, 6pm | Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa | $60/65 (includes one drink) from Sistic
New Year’s Eve! Space Invaders
Godwin Pereira, co-founder of Limited Edition Concepts which runs Kyo, The Vault, 28 other establishments in Circular Road, will be dropping an eclectic blend of house and nu-disco together with veteran DJs Kenneth Francis and Dave in this Star Wars-inspired party.
Dec 31, 9pm | Venue: The Vault, 23 Circular Rd | Tel: 6222 5001 | Free
Stay Gold NYE! feat. Supernova
Italian duo Emiliano Nencioni and Giacomo Godi together are Supernova. And their “live” DJ set runs exactly as their moniker suggests. Releasing anthems on UK’s legendary label Defected and playing festivals all over the world, the duo will ferry Kyo’s knowledgeable dance floor on a memorable ride to 2014.
Dec 31, 10pm | Venue: kyō, #B1-02 Keck Seng Tower, 133 Cecil Street | Tel: 6225 6001 | $35 (includes a glass of Veuve Cliquot)
Menagerie by Midnight with Viceroy
San Fran-native Austen Afridi aka Viceroy will be throwing down some summery nu-disco goodness on the lush garden at White Rabbit. Count down with a cocktail or ten.
Dec 31, 9pm | Venue: The White Rabbit, 39C Harding Road | Tel: 6473 9965 | Free