REVEL IN A 3D CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT
MARINA SQUARE’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
Also enjoy exciting and unique festive activities for the whole family this season
Marina Square Shopping Mall, one of Singapore’s premier city centre shopping and dining destination, is excited to announce the start of its fun-filled festivities themed ‘A Musical Christmas Village’, which runs from 19 November 2015 – 3 January 2016 at the main atrium.
A myriad of colourful and musical activities will last for more than a month and the most extraordinary experience for visitors this season is the launch of a 3D Christmas Village as seen through specially commissioned Virtual Reality Viewers.
Says Ms Chan Yien Mei, General Manager Marina Square Shopping Mall, “With the success of our augmented reality programme two years ago, we are keen to once again create a more sensorial and interactive playground for our customers with the use of these viewers and their smartphones. This also means that they are able take home a piece of the Marina Square Christmas experience and share it with their family and friends.”
REMARKABLE VIRTUAL REALITY CHRISTMAS
Customers who spend *$250 will receive a Virtual Reality Viewer and there are only 1,800 of these for grabs! Redemption starts 28 November.
Step 1: The user first downloads the FREE Marina Square VR Christmas App on their smartphone. This is available from 28 November 2015. Santa’s helpers will be at the atrium to assist customers if needed.
Step 2: The user then attaches their smartphone in the 3D viewer and peers through it, an astounding 360 degree view of the colourful Christmas Village in 3D glory is revealed!
Step 3: The village is alive with 3D snowmen, tin soldiers, gingerbread man, snowflakes and more. Users can also play a game – “Help Save Christmas!” – where they are tasked to seek out all eight of Santa’s cheeky reindeer who are hiding from Santa and need to be found before he can do his work! As the user goes through the virtual town looking for the reindeer, a counter will let him know as soon as he spots the elusive animals. When all have been found, Santa takes off on his sleigh and together they all fly away to visit the home of every good boy and girl!
BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL VILLAGE
Be captivated by the transformation of the mall’s 4,500sqft atrium into a whimsical village complete with quaint buildings, colourful shop fronts and adorable houses. The focal point is a two-storey brick house with vibrant blue thatched rooftops, decorated balcony and a star-spangled arch. The ‘front yard’ of this house is a stage area where the sound and light shows and meet and greet activities take place. Look out for the life-sized soldiers as they emerge from the house and thrill one and all with their salutes. A stunning eight metre tall Christmas tree will take on a life of its own as it rotates during the vibrant light and sound show. The rest of the atrium features adorable and colourful shophouse fronts complete with fences and delightful stalls selling Christmas fare.
The daily festivities are choc-a-bloc with sights, sounds and colours of Christmas and takes place at the atrium’s Musical Christmas Village. Guests can check out the line-ups via www.marinasquare.com.sg. Highlights include The Christmas Village Light and Sound Show, Jolly Ride-On Train, The Big Piano Showtime, Meet Pororo & Friends and more.
FESTIVE PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE LIGHT & SOUND SHOW
20 Nov – 27 Dec
7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm
Be captivated as the Christmas Village turns into a musical centrepiece every night! Revel in the five-minute long brilliant light and sound show and marvel at the animated life-sized toy soldiers and eight metre tall rotating Christmas tree decked in red and gold baubles, red poinsettias and sparkly lights!
FESTIVE FAIR AT THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
19 Nov – 27 Dec
Stroll around the Christmas Village and pick up Christmas hampers, gifts, toys, chocolates and candies at the fair. The little ones can also enjoy hands-on fun at the crafts booth.
JOLLY RIDE-ON TRAIN AT THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
20 Nov – 20 Dec, 12noon – 8pm
All aboard! Kids will simply adore the village train that brings them on a ride around Marina Square Shopping Mall and into the new wing. Kids under the age of 3 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the train schedule at The Christmas Village, Train Station. This jolly good time is only priced at $2 per child and $1 for an accompanying adult.
MEET PORORO & FRIENDS
20 Nov – 6 Dec
Mon – Thu: 3pm & 6pm
Fri – Sun: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
The ever adorable Korean characters Pororo & Friends from Pororo Park Singapore will be making special appearances at the atrium to wish their fans a Merry Christmas. The first 40 families in the queue at each meet and greet session will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with these lovable characters. This is on a first-come-first-served basis and there are limited spaces per session.
THE BIG PIANO SHOWTIME
11 Dec – 20 Dec
Tue – Thurs: 6pm
Fri: 2pm & 6pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Get upbeat this Christmas as Marina Square presents the Big Piano Showtime! Watch with amazement and tap your feet in time as talented performers, with their quick footwork, play lovely Christmas tunes on a 3.6 metre long piano on the atrium floor. After each ten-minute performance, visitors will be invited to try out the piano for themselves and play their own tunes.
5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 Dec
1pm, 3pm & 7pm
Santa is full of surprises and he will be roaming the whole mall with special treats for customers and visitors. So do not be startled if this jolly old man stops you and gives you a special present this Christmas.
FESTIVE SHOPPING REWARDS!
For the duration of Christmas activities at Marina Square, look out for great giveaways and rewards to make this time of year a little more special!
GRAND CHRISTMAS DRAW
Make your Christmas wishes come true and visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world just by spending at Marina Square Shopping Mall. Spend *$50 and stand a chance to win holiday land packages for TWO by Trafalgar Tours for Jewels of Italy for 7 Days (worth $3,335) and Spanish Wonders for 9 Days (worth $5,206). Also stand a chance to walk away with a Raymond Weil Jasmine Timepiece worth $6,370 in this Grand Christmas Draw.
Be among the first 5,000 shoppers to spend *$150 and above and receive a $10 Marina Square Gift Voucher – while stocks last.
Customers can redeem a delightful dancing Christmas tree with every *$200 spent – while stocks last.
Note to Editor – * Up to 3 same day combined receipts
CONTIKI PHOTO CONTEST
20 Nov – 13 Dec
Snap a picture, make a wish, and that wish may just come true! Take a picture of yourself at the Contiki Photo Booth, submit an entry and state your dream destination and why you deserve a vacation. Three lucky winners will walk away with travel vouchers worth, $1,500, $1,000 and $500. This contest is only open to adventurous travellers aged 18 – 35 years old. Email the entry with your name, date of birth and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 December 2015.