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Christmas Wonderland 2016: Highlights Of Singapore’s Biggest X’mas Event

The most wonderful time of the year is coming, unless you’re a grinch, this December is a time for us to unwind, slow down our steps, enjoy the festive mood and merry make with our loved ones.

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay returns on 2 December 2016 through 1 January 2017, bringing you lots of fun and activities throughout the month.

Here are this year’s highlights from the Christmas Wonderland!

1. Luminaire

Be enchanted by up to 69 larger than life light sculptures that are inspired by the medieval period, which will dot the entire Gardens By The Bay.

Carefully crafted using white wood from the south of Italy, these sculptures will boast a series of new architectural designs, different from what you see previous years.

Time to work on your photography skills and illuminate your Instagram posts with these pictures.

2. Blizzard Time

Head over to the majestic Spalliera for a jolly Blizzard Time — while you can’t make snow angels, it’ll be the closest you’d get to experience “snow” in Singapore.

Each session lasts only five minutes, so be sure to hang around a couple of minutes earlier before it starts. Grab the time to spread out both palms and feel the “snowflakes”, then huddle up and take some pictures.

Blizzard Time: Daily 8pm to 8.05pm, 9pm to 9.05pm, 10pm to 10.05pm

3. Ice Palace

Bigger and better, the Ice Palace this year will be double the size of last year’s ice skating rink, allowing more space to twirl and skate around. An additional 25-metre long ice slide doubles the fun too.

Ice Palace: Daily 3.30pm to 11pm | $18.00 per child/adult, for one 45-minute session (includes rental of ice skates), Ice Slide – $4.00/slide

4. Fun Rides And Games

Get a good spot, hop on the polar express, nah I’m kidding… but there is a train ride going for $6 that will take you around a short route around Gardens By The Bay.

The little ones could also ride on bummer cars, a mini ferris wheel and bug cars to keep their spirits up and entertained.

And for the young at heart, we all know that of that someone who would take home a bagful of toys from winning at the game booths. So go crazy and reign at every game stall.

5. Festive Food Stalls And Market

What’s Christmas without gathering over a table with drinks and foods?

24 wooden huts, similar to what I’ve seen in London’s christmas market, will be set up at the Supertree Grove to house a variety of traditional Christmas dinners, Mediterranean dishes, and European desserts.

Otherwise, you could choose to dine at The Glass House by Harry’s, offering an extensive culinary line up of its signature dishes.

Apart from all the activities, parents can delight in knowing that their children will be equally thrilled to come visit the Christmas Wonderland this year. A Hi-5 Funtastic House will be set up in The Meadow to entertain kids age 4-12 years old, where they could sing along to familiar tunes of the Australian pre-school series.

If you would like to soak in all the year-end festivities, you’d know for sure the Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay has got you covered. From light sculptures, ice skating rink, to food and game huts, you’d be leaving the place whistling to your favourite christmas carols.

Expected damage: $4 – $8/ticket

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 | Date: 2 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 | Opening Hours: 3.30pm to 11.00pm Daily | Website | Ticketing Information


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Melissa Goh

Melissa loves travel and food.

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