Building Christmas from the Ground-Up
2023 has been a whirlwind of a year hasn't it? We can’t believe it’s almost time for Christmas! It fills us with warm and fuzzy feelings just thinking about all the different neighbours who have been with us on this journey. And what better way to wrap up the
year than to ring in the holiday season in the MW Creative Neighbourhood with all you
lovely folks in the community.
Just last year, we set out on a mission to reinvent festive celebrations and embarked on a special project focusing on authenticity, impact, and nature. With that, came our first-ever 'Christmas With Our Trees' initiative, which marked the start of something truly wonderful. And to our delight, our journey was also recognized with the prestigious Singapore Good Design Award, honouring our dedication to sustainable design!
‘Tis the Seeds of Giving
With the encouraging response from the seeds planted during our inaugural efforts, we felt empowered to learn and do more to celebrate our local trees and ecology. We evolved and deepened the narrative to cover more ground, inviting the wider community to share stories and lessons about nature’s growth through the years on our island home and the enduring connection it has in our lives.
17 Nov onwards: The Millenia Walk Seed Tree
To welcome the season, the Millenia Walk Seed Tree returns once more, this time celebrating the multi-layered lifecycle of nature. A remarkable journey of transformation, with each stage carrying its own story and significance. A powerful reminder of nature's resilience and ever-evolving beauty.
Join us as we celebrate the everlasting beauty and timeless impact of our local trees and native plant species at our Christmas tree installation, designed in collaboration with Timber Actually and Charlotte Puxley Flowers.
Nov onwards: Embark on The Neighbourhood Tree Trail
Our commitment to seeding new perspectives and knowledge of our local trees continues, as we engage in valuable discussions with local conservationists, Dr Chua Siew Chin, Senior Lecturer at NUS Department of Biological Sciences, Boo Chih Min, master flora specialist, as well as other fellow environmentalists, Qiyun of the Weird & Wild, Elliot James Ong and GreenCollabSG, deepening our understanding and appreciation for our local ecology.
Our expedition takes a captivating turn as we branch out to realms of architecture, art and product design for Christmas with Our Trees this season. We could not be more excited to welcome Marcus Yang and Milon Goh of MM, as well as Dawn Ang (aka Aeropalmics) and plantable soywax candles, Pass It On reveal more about their interactions with our local trees and how it has shaped their practice, ethos and perspective on our natural landscape.
Our MW neighbours – Commune, OVAS and Flower Matters, also joins us as the fourth station in the trail, where they set the Christmas party table for everyone in the neighbourhood while showcasing a variety of eco-friendly wares and practices.
Of Spirited Moments & Shared Joys
Create lasting memories with thoughtfully curated gifts, from wood workshops to sweet treats and limited edition items to take home. All up for grabs with a minimum spend,
while stocks last!
01 – Make Merry with Intention
Discover creativity, joy, and purpose this holiday season through our inspiring upcycling workshops or plant swap sessions with $300 spend. Limited slots available.
09 Dec (2pm, 4pm, 6pm)
Learn all about sustainable habits and best gifting practices this Christmas with Pass It On, supported by the SG Eco Fund.
Transform community-contributed recyclables into DIY Christmas cards and more!
16 Dec, 2pm to 3.30pm:
Seed / Plant Exchange with City Sprouts
Embark on a green adventure as we dive into the fascinating world of edible plants, herbs and more! Discover insights on plant care, join our Cuttings Swap,
18 - 23 Dec, 4pm - 5pm daily:
Express your with off-cuts, own keychain, sculpture
2 & 9 Dec:
Explore edible plants with urban farmer Alexius Yeo on the Millenia Walk trail. Gain local edibles knowledge and enjoy a GOS tasting set crafted from these plants' pure essence.
02 – Well Deserved Sweets
Indulge in complimentary festive treats with $1000 spend! Take your pick from Kith, with their curated assortment of signature cookies (available from 17 Nov - 3 Dec) or redeem a festive log cake from Patisserie G (available from 4 Dec - 25 Dec) for sweet smiles around the dinner table. While stocks last.
03 – Promises Made, Promises Kept
Bring home a set of exclusive modular ‘seed’ shelves made from local salvaged wood with $3500 spend. This is part of our ongoing waste-reduction efforts to repurpose the materials from our tree installation. Collection starts from March 2024. While stocks last.
04 – Into the Forest
Be transported deep into the Alpine forest with limited edition plantable candles by Pass It On for the season's top spenders. Winners will be notified once the campaign ends.
Our ‘Christmas with Our Trees’ initiative promises to bring to life a captivating experience that not only embraces sustainable design and longevity but also weaves a captivating narrative that resonates with our local heritage. Get ready for an even more enlightening and community-centric Christmas season at the MW Creative Neighbourhood this year, as we take festive celebrations to new heights, blending fresh stories with a touch of holiday magic!
It's been a year of reimagining traditions, celebrating our local community, and nurturing the creativity, joy, wonder, and spirit of curiosity that makes the MW Creative neighbourhood truly special. Your presence and engagement mean the world to us, and we can't wait to see what the future holds as we explore new horizons and embrace fresh, exciting experiences together. Thank you for being a cherished part of the MW Creative Neighbourhood. Here's to many more wonderful moments ahead!