Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, returns to Gardens by the Bay for the third time running, and it’s all set to give visitors double the fun with its expanded fairgrounds and activities.
Organised by Blue Sky Events, supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, this year’s edition is nearly double in size, with a 57,000 sqm event ground, up from last year’s 35,000 sqm.
Be amazed as the Gardens are transformed into a festive playground with activities for all ages. Returning favourites include the Italian Luminaire, which are sculptures of light based on 17th and 18th century Baroque architecture, handmade by skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy.
Children and parents will also be excited to note that the Ice Palace will also return with a 400 sqm ice skating rink, an all new ice slide and an expanded Snow Playground, now at 96 sqm, which is two times larger than last year’s. Enjoy ice skating and playing with real snow!
Likewise, the European-style Festive Market is back too, featuring a collection of specially designed wooden huts adapted from renowned Christmas markets throughout Europe. Visitors can enjoy a greater selection of festive dining treats from renowned food and beverage operators such as Brewerkz, Churros Factory, Hard Rock Cafe, Harry’s and The Travelling C.O.W. The market also offers a wide variety of Christmas gifts, such as Luminarie souvenirs, crafts, boutique goods and vintage finds.
In addition, visitors can anticipate a plethora of new and exciting experiences this year, including a Magical Forest, illuminated by 80 brilliantly lit Christmas Trees, and a Hi-5 Funtastic House, which is making its debut in Singapore at this event.
Visitors can also enjoy exciting carnival attractions, including eleven game stalls, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes! Do note however that these require separate tokens which can be purchased onsite.
Christmas Wonderland runs daily from 3.30pm to 11pm from 2 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. Admission is priced at SGD6 (9 to 15 Dec) and SGD8 (16 Dec to 1 Jan), and tickets can only be purchased online here. Get a promo code from VISA and use Visa Checkout to enjoy 25% off admission into Christmas Wonderland (limited to first 1,000 tickets daily).
If you’re visiting with your family, you’ll be glad to note that entry is complimentary for up to 3 children under 0.9m for each paying adult. Do consider taking public transport to this event however, as parking at Gardens by the Bay is anticipated to be very limited during this holiday season.