It may be summer all year round in Singapore, but Yuletide spirits are in full swing at Garden by the Bay’s Christmas extravaganza.
With Christmas markets, carols and the big man Santa Claus himself, Christmas at Gardens by the Bay is magical fun. The annual Christmas Wonderland is a must-see highlight of Singapore’s exciting year-end celebrations, bringing festive cheer to more than three million visitors of all ages since its debut in 2014. Watch the gardens come alive with large-scale illuminations at night, while you soak in the festive fun.
Step into a massive wonderland in the tropics at Gardens by the Bay this Christmas, with festivities that take up the space of almost five soccer fields. Marvel at the star of the show, the stunning luminarie light sculptures that are handmade by craftsmen from Italy and a dazzling sight to behold for both kids and adults alike.
Turning heads this year is Asia’s tallest luminarie Christmas tree, which towers the festival at 21 metres tall. Here, you will get to marvel at the 314-square-metre luminarie mirror maze dazzling at 22 metres tall. Also, don’t mis your chance to experience the magical snowfall in the tropics during the nightly Blizzard Time.
Carnival games and rides
Immerse in the nostalgic carnival ambience with rides on traditional fairground favourites such as the carousel, Christmas train and spinning tea cups. For those who prefer to take things up a notch, buckle up for a ride in bumper cars or water bumper boats. With a variety of carnival games and rides to choose from, there’s something for everyone in your entourage.
Skating Under the Stars
Don your skates for a spin around a synthetic skating rink at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay. Making the experience at the Swiss rink that much more special is that it is framed by festive luminarie light sculptures under the stars. Give it a go with the whole family–the skating rink is child-friendly and priority will be given to children.
By popular demand, Santa Grotto will be returning this year bigger than ever, with captivating installations perfect for the ‘gram. Pay Santa Claus a visit at Santa’s Grotto, an Alpine house decked in pinewood. Pose for pictures outside with the whole family, decorated as it is with reindeer and even a sled.
Experience a traditional European Christmas market at the annual Festive Market. Wander through 24 specially designed wooden huts inspired by renowned Christmas markets like Hyde Park in London and the Avenue des It takes approximately 240,000 bulbs to create the magical extraordinaire Champs-Élysées in Paris. Shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and crafts from local brands. With traditional Christmas treats and food, the bustling market is a treat for the senses.
Slice of SAVOUR
This year, look forward to indulging in gourmet comfort food curated by some of Singpore’s most popular resturants at affordable prices. Pamper your taste buds with a gourmet spread prepared by celebrity chefs and Michelin-starred Saint Pierre. Also, perk up your meals with artisanal Christmas cocktails by Three Wisemen, exclusive to Christmas Wonderland.
Excited to join in the fun at Christmas Wonderland? Be sure to download the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app (available on iOS). This handy app will you navigate Singapore’s bustling streets, get updates on latest events and provide recommendations on where to dine, shop and explore.