Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay
Christmas is round the corner and if you’re travelling to Singapore or you’re staying in Singapore and you do not have any plans in mind over these few weeks especially the weekends, do head over to Gardens By The Bay and have a merry Christmas Wonderland
1. First stop, you can try out the Future Of Us - SG50 finale, located near the entrance of the BayFront Station. The exhibition is an immersive and multi-sensory experience that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of how Singaporeans can live, work, play, care and learn in the future.
The exhibition will call on Singaporeans to share their hopes and dreams for themselves, their family and the nation, and to participate in steering the Singapore journey towards the future. It is the capstone event to round up Singapore’s SG50 year of celebrations.
You should be able to spend about 45minutes in the exhibition where there are a couple of segments for you to walk through. A very interesting exhibition where they will showcase an idea of how Singapore will be developed in the next 15 years. I’m actually not very sure whether we will progress and develop that rapidly and that advanced but I’m sure we will get there. :)
2. Besides the exhibition, there is the permanent resident building the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. which they will have different display of flowers from different countries and seasons. and I’m sure its one of the main attractions that you can go to.
What I’m focusing on is the Christmas Wonderland event being held here. Back for its second year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay 2015 spans 35,000 square metres, across four main areas: the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures which begin at the Golden Garden and extend throughout the festival site; the Festive Market at the Supertree Grove; the Fairground near The Meadow; and the Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome too!
3. Lending a festive air to the Gardens, the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures, delicately handmade by Italian skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy, will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period. As many as 56 enchanting sculptures – the tallest towering over 20 metres – will nestle amidst the greenery within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge and Flower Dome.
4. Not to be missed is the majestic 20.5-metres high and 24-metres wide Spalliera that will frame the Cassa Armonica gazebo at the Supertree Grove, providing a stunning backdrop for the Christmas Carols and Yuletide sessions, as well as the crowd-favourite Blizzard Time, that will take place here
5. Making its debut at the festival this year, step into the Ice Palace, a 20.3-metre wide indoor chamber that delivers an arctic experience sure to be enjoyed for both the young and old. Bundle up and play at the Snow Playground, or don your skates and glide around the Ice Skating Rink. I’m not a fan of the cold and therefore I’ll give this a miss! Do try it out as the tickets are really selling fast to get in… Phew… lucky for me I don't need to queue for this!
Oh there is another long queue too at the Santa’s Cottage where you’ll get to dress as little elves and have a picture with who else but the main person who brings us so much fun and ahem… gifts or just go to the Photo Booth around the festive market where you can get some fun pics of you and your friends. And there is the TrickArt where you can get a picture of you and your friend in this quirky way of having fun!
6. There is a section with lots of carnival games and kiddy rides for kids and adults alike, rekindle your childhood memories with simple funfair games and get yourself or your lovely ones a stuff toy.
Rides like Carousel (ehhh not the one that you post your stuffs to sell or buys things lah~), swinging chairs, Helter Skelter Slide and christmas train. and carnival games like Basketball Extreme, Block Buster, Can Smash, Lobster Pot, Roll-a-ball and Stick a Card.
7. Weave your way around the Supertree Grove, where the charming European-style Festive Market will feature a collection of 19 specially designed wooden huts adapted from renowned Christmas markets throughout Europe, such as those in Hyde Park in London and the Avenue des Champs-élysées in Paris. So many great eats to go to and so little time! This is my favourite and this is why I have this blog going, food! Of course I’m here to snack a bit but I try to post as much pictures of the food stores available for you to have a glimpse of so that you can prepare some cash (yes they are not cheap la) to buy and try.
So here you go, top 7 things that you would want to do this weekend (or the next or even a weekday evening) with your friends and family! Enjoy and have fun the the Christmas Wonderland! Woohoo~~
27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
4:00PM to 12:00 midnight daily
Luminarie Light Sculptures
27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
7:00PM to 12:00AM daily
Spiegeltent, Ice Palace, The Fairground (rides & carnival games) & Festive Market
27 November 2015 to 27 December 2015
4:00PM to 11:00PM daily
* The Spiegeltent may be closed on certain nights for corporate bookings
Christmas Toyland in the Flower Dome
21 November 2015 to 5 January 2016
9:00AM to 9:00PM daily
* Conservatory charges apply