More spectacular light displays, festive treats and carnival games, the return of ‘snow’ in the tropics, and more!
Get into the festive spirit this December as Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide event, returns to Gardens by the Bay for its ninth edition. The annual event has attracted close to five million visitors since it began in 2014. From 2 December 2022 to 1 January 2023, this year’s event will feature six different festive zones with more attractions that will delight visitors of all ages in the most wonderful time of the year!
There is much to enjoy at St Nick’s Square, Gingerbread Grove, Merry Lane, ELFresco, Mistletoe Alley, and Games Village. Marvel at light displays in all-new designs, take a photo with Santa, dine on festive treats, have a go at carnival games, hop onto a double-storey carousel, experience ‘snow’ in the tropics, shop for gifts, enjoy the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, and more!
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“Christmas Wonderland has always been a highlight of the festive season, and a much-anticipated experience for many of our visitors. We hope to wow visitors by creating a magical and joyous atmosphere, incorporating traditional elements and old favourites, as well as new attractions that everyone can appreciate. We hope everyone will have a wonderful time with their loved ones as they enjoy the sights and activities at Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay,” said Kevin Soh, Executive Director of event organiser Blue Sky Events Pte Ltd.
Located at the heart of Christmas Wonderland, St. Nick’s Square is the event’s largest activity zone. The crown jewel is the stunning Spalliera, intricately hand-crafted by Italian artisans and features 103,000 LED bulbs. The luminarie stands majestically at 21 metres – the height of five double-decker buses. Just around the corner is Santa, who is standing by to greet visitors before he heads off to deliver presents around the world. A wondrous ride awaits onboard the Venetian Double-Storey Carousel, as a festive edition of the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertrees keeps visitors spellbound.
Over at Gingerbread Grove, marvel at the 10-metre tall Whimsical Windmill, a brand new kinetic light display set in a field of 250 candy canes lit by more than 35,000 bulbs. The highly popular Walk of Lights has been upgraded, with 50,000 programmable LED lights illuminating a myriad of colours along a 50-metre long tunnel.
Visitors can look forward to experiencing ‘winter’ in the tropics this year at Merry Lane’s Snowland. The attraction will feature an illuminated igloo, polar bears, and fluffy white ‘snow’. Within the vicinity will also be a series of brand-new light displays influenced by the themes of Christmas, such as the Jolly Express, Poinsettia Castle and a Gingerbread House promising countless photo opportunities.
Set amidst an array of festive lights and enchanting decorations, Mistletoe Alley features a row of festive huts selling crafts and gifts, making it the perfect stop for Christmas shopping. For a whole lot of fun, head over to the Games Village and have a go at a selection of traditional carnival games such as Fishy Fishy, Ring Toss, Pyramid Smash, High-Striker and more!
No Yuletide festival is complete without embarking on a tantalising journey as ELFresco makes a comeback with some of Singapore’s popular food and beverage establishments such as Brewerkz, Burger & Lobster, Hendrick’s, Pita Tree, Sofnade and more serving up delectable festive bites and tipples. To top off the magical experience, visitors will be serenaded by daily performances of festive tunes by local artists throughout the event.
“2022 has been an exciting year for Gardens by the Bay as we celebrated our tenth anniversary with a calendar of events for everyone. We are delighted to wrap up the year with the highly-anticipated Christmas Wonderland. Along with our finale floral display Seasons of Bloom in Flower Dome and the blockbuster event Avatar: The Experience in Cloud Forest, this popular yuletide event will add to the festivities at the Gardens that people can look forward to enjoying with their families and friends during the holiday season,” said Lee Kok Fatt, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Gardens by the Bay.
“As international travel ramps up, signature events like Christmas Wonderland add diversity to Singapore’s tourism landscape and strengthen our position as a compelling leisure destination. We hope both locals and international visitors will enjoy the wide range of year-end festive offerings. STB will continue to work with industry partners and support innovative events that add to Singapore’s vibrancy,” said Ashlynn Loo, Director, Attractions, Entertainment & Tourism Concept Development, Singapore Tourism Board.
Tickets to Christmas Wonderland start from S$8 and are now available here and official ticketing partner KKday. Visit Christmas Wonderland early to enjoy up to 33% off the regular ticket price.
KKday Early Bird Promotion 50% off 2 tickets. Promo code: CW2022GIFT
Photos credit: Christmas Wonderland
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