Showtime Spectacular: Explore the Exciting Shows and Events at Universal Studios Singapore!

By Renuka Soren

Universal Studios Singapore, located on Sentosa Island, is a premier choice for families who cherish the world of movies.

With the park’s variety of shows and annual events celebrating Halloween and Christmas, you are guaranteed a year-round entertainment extravaganza.

Let’s explore all the entertaining shows and events the park offers. 

Universal Studios Singapore Shows 

The Asian theme park features live shows, street performances, and behind-the-scenes movie magic.

The shows captivatingly blend entertainment, offering a unique and immersive experience.

Here’s a list of all the shows at Universal Studios Singapore:

  • Lights, Camera, Action Hosted by Steven Spielberg
  • WaterWorld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
  • Donkey Live
  • Elmo’s TV Time
  • Hollywood Dreams Light-up Parade
  • Rhythm Truck
  • The Dance For The Magic Beans

WaterWorld: a Live Sea War Spectacular

One of the most popular Universal shows of all time is WaterWorld.

Based on the movie ‘Waterworld,’ this action-packed water show features life-threatening stunts.

Located in the Lost World area of the theme park, this live-action show follows the pursuit of the mythical Dry Land amid fire and water explosions.

Lights, Camera, Action Hosted by Steven Spielberg

Another well-liked show is the cinematic special effects demonstration by Steven Spielberg.

In the zone of New York City, it offers insights into sound stages and special effects.

Witness the transformation of an empty studio into a powerful cyclone with realistic fire and water effects.

Other Shows

Apart from the two most famous live shows, other shows at Universal Studios Singapore offer a diverse range of entertainment.


The children-friendly show ‘Donkey Live,’ features Shrek’s witty companion, Donkey.

Engaging with the audience, the Donkey entertains with its singing and humor in Far Far Away.

Another show blending humor and classic and modern melodies, ‘Elmo’s TV Time,’ in Hollywood, is a 20-minute live musical performance. 


The park also features a 20-minute street dance performance, ‘Rhythm Truck,’ in New York City with synchronized movements and audience participation.

‘The Dance for the Magic Beans’ in Far Far Away is an interactive outdoor show with characters engaging in a dancing battle.

The ‘Hollywood Dreams Light-up Parade’ is an evening spectacle with favorite characters. 

It lasts up to 30 minutes and spans zones from Waterworld to New York.

Events at Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore events include Halloween Horror Nights featuring immersive haunted houses, scare zones, and live shows.

Christmas festivities offer circus acts, a dazzling parade, and holiday-themed games, all wrapped in a winter wonderland of entertainment.

Universal Studios Singapore Horror Nights 

Renowned as Southeast Asia’s most significant Halloween extravaganza, Universal’s epic Halloween Horror Nights is a highly anticipated event. 

This annual event promises a thrilling adventure featuring five immersive haunted houses, three scare zones, and two captivating live shows.

The thrills kick off on select nights from late September to early November. 

During peak nights, the haunting lasts from 7.30 pm until 1.30 am. 

On non-peak nights, the experience is slightly shorter but no less terrifying, running from 7.30 pm to 12.30 am.

You must purchase special Halloween Horror Night tickets to enter the theme park during this period. 

The event features a variety of haunted houses inspired by popular series and movies. 

‘The Weeknd: After Hours Til Dawn Nightmare’ leads guests through a nightclub; guests will attempt to escape a painful purgatory. 

In ‘Netflix’s All of Us Are Dead,’ you’ll confront hordes of zombies within the eerie halls of Hyosan High.

‘Grimm Encounters’ twists beloved fairy tales in a nightmarish forest, while ‘Rebirth of the Matriarch’ delves into a deadly ritual born of toxic familial love.

‘DIYU: Descent into Hell’ guides visitors through gruesome Di Yu levels to confront King Yama’s judgment.

Other highlights include scare zones like ‘Dead Man’s Wharf’ featuring the vile pirate Madame Dragon, while ‘The Hacker’ immerses you in a cyber-hellscape. 

‘The Cursed Kiramam’ unveils a village cursed by the gods. 

On the other hand, live shows ‘JDAY (Scaremony)’ and ‘HACKER GO: Game Over’ deliver intense experiences.

With all the scares leaving everyone famished, the themed eating outlets include ‘Die-ning in Hell Experience’ and ‘Tiger’s Byte Gamers Café.’

Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

The holiday event at Universal Studios Singapore offers circus shows, a dazzling parade, live performances, and thrilling theme park rides.

Included with the regular Universal Studios Singapore ticket, you can enjoy a winter wonderland filled with captivating events. 

Santa’s Circus Extravaganza illuminates New York with a fantastic float parade.

It features acts like unicycling and plate spinning. 

You can capture Instagrammable moments with characters, including Illumination’s Minions, DreamWorks Animation stars, and more. 

Gingy, the lovable character from Shrek, brings humor and fun to the experience.

For those who love to sing along to holiday tunes, Santa’s Starlets at Mel’s Diner sets the stage ablaze with performances and competitions. 

Jolly Game Booths offers some holiday-themed fun in the Hollywood zone.

Featuring a variety of carnival games for a chance to win attractive prizes.

There are also meet-and-greet opportunities with your favorite characters, from Santa Claus to beloved figures from popular franchises.

But the highlight of the event is the Christmas Parade. 

This spectacular parade fills the New York zone with floats, 42 talented performers, and magical moments, all led by Ringmaster Santa and several beloved characters. 

The Minions and other circus acts promise thrilling performances that captivate all observers equally. 

The show concludes with a beautiful snowfall at the end.

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