It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Trees are glistening, holiday carols are playing, and the air is buzzing with festive cheer – yes, Christmas is here! Unlike previous years, Christmas parties this year will have to take a step back as we do our part to stay safe and responsible in light of the lingering pandemic. We may not be able to meet in person but we can stay connected, indulge in a feast of our own (albeit virtually) and have a bit of festive fun. While the occasion has special religious meaning for Christians around the world, in some Asian countries where the religion is not practiced, they’re just as happy to partake in the celebrations with the same pomp and pageantry.

Social distancing means we’re restricted in terms of group celebrations and dining-out options. But you can still celebrate in style because we’ve got the goodies to add to the festivities at home. Hotels and restaurants are upping their ante and going the extra mile to make sure you’re not missing out on that special Christmas feast! Let’s check out some in-dining options for a family feast in Singapore!

Gourmet Galore:  So France is a French bistro, terrasse, and epicurean grocer carrying over 500 gourmet products imported directly from France, all under one roof. Fancy some festive nibbles at the Christmas table? You can choose from a tempting array of specialty cheeses, charcuterie, pate, and foie gras to create your own platter. Also available to take home – wines, pastries, sauces and condiments that you’ll just have to try!

Assorted Cold Cuts & French Cheese Platter from So France (Photo: So France)

Festive Family Bundle: Can’t wait to tuck into some traditional holiday favs? The Fairmont Hotel delights with traditional specials like Parma Ham & Honey Melon; Juniper Maple Glazed Ham with Apple Sauce and Sweet Onion Jus; Villi’s Beef Pie Roasted Winter Root Vegetables, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and more. If you’re longing for a decadent experience, Prego at Fairmont boasts the finest selection of homemade antipasti, cheese and charcuterie; Crab & Lobster Mango Ginger Salad; Slow Roasted Turkey with Truffle & Chestnut Stuffing; Roasted Angus Beef Tomahawk, and an assortment of hearty side dishes and desserts.

East-West Fusion: Get into the holiday spirit by indulging in festive dining with Peach Garden’s all-new Christmas menu – a delectable spread of Western-Oriental fusion dishes prepared by resident master chefs, using only the finest ingredients. The festive pack comes with classics like Garlic Baked Turkey stuffed with Penne & Cheese accompanied by a Medley of Vegetables & Black Pepper with Mushroom and Mala Sauces, Lobster with Radish Soup, and a heavenly helping of Chocolate Marquise Yule Log.

Festive Party Pack offering from Peach Garden (Photo: Peach Garden)

Gift of Love: The Marmalade Pantry has planned ahead for your festive celebrations with a plethora of scrumptious meals like the Traditional Whole Roasted Turkey with Fresh Herbs; Slow-Roasted Beef Ribeye; The Marmalade Mac & Cheese; and the Pandan Gula Melaka Log Cake – a newly curated local favorite. The festive goodies will be packed in a limited-edition seasonal collection jute tote bag (while stocks last) – a perfectly thoughtful way to gift your friends and loved ones.

Asian-inspired Pandan Gula Melaka Log Cake from The Marmalade Pantry (Photo: The Marmalade Pantry)