8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland

Apart from the Luminarie light sculptures, there are new attractions such as ice skating rink and carnival rides. 

Photos: Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay and Ilsa Chan
Photos: Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay and Ilsa Chan
28 Nov 2015

Photos: Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay and Ilsa Chan

After a successful debut last year, Singapore’s most dazzling light display and yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, has returned to Gardens by the Bay. Response to the event was so overwhelming that there were calls for it to extend its run this year. Well, good news, your prayers have been answered.

In addition to a longer run, the festival grounds have nearly doubled in size and visitors can look forward to a larger display of Italian Luminarie light sculptures as well as new attractions. Read on for more on the highlights of this year’s Christmas Wonderland.

Christmas Wonderland runs from Nov 27 to Jan 3, with the Luminaries lighting up from 7pm to midnight daily. Admission is free (standard ticketing charges apply for admission into the Conservatories).

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
28 Nov 2015

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle

This year, visitors can expect 56 Luminarie light sculptures - almost double last year’s display - nestled within the Supertree Grove, Dragonfly Bridge, Meadow Bridge and Flower Dome.

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
28 Nov 2015

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle

The intricate light installations are designed and handmade by skilled craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy. It took 21 days and a team of 8 needed to set up the Luminarie light structures 

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle
28 Nov 2015

More Luminarie light sculptures for extra sparkle

This year’s lights will feature an all-new architectural design reminiscent of the medieval period.

Ice Palace
Ice Palace
28 Nov 2015

Ice Palace

If you want to experience a white Christmas, head to the Ice Palace, one of several new attractions at the festival. 

Ice Palace
Ice Palace
28 Nov 2015

Ice Palace

Here, you can make snow angels and snowmen at the snow playground, or ice skate at the rink – just remember to bring your jackets!

Ice Palace
Ice Palace
28 Nov 2015

Ice Palace

The Ice Palace is open from Nov 27 to Dec 27, from 4pm to 11pm. Admission charges to playground and skating rink apply.

Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera
Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera
28 Nov 2015

Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera

And the snow doesn’t stop there. Visitors can also experience snowfall during Blizzard Time inside the Spalliera three times a day.


Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera
Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera
28 Nov 2015

Snow blizzards and performances in the Spalliera

Standing at 20 metres, the Spalliera, the largest of the Luminaries, surrounds the Cassa Armonica, an 8m-wide beautifully illuminated gazebo, where a special line-up of carollers will perform.

Carnival games and rides at the Fairground
Carnival games and rides at the Fairground
28 Nov 2015

Carnival games and rides at the Fairground

Also making a debut this year are traditional carnival rides at the Fairground. Zip down the Helter Skelter, which at 14 metres, is the tallest slide in Singapore, or go for a spin on the Swinging Chairs that offer a 360-degree panoramic view. There is also a vintage carousel and trackless train.

Carnival games and rides at the Fairground
Carnival games and rides at the Fairground
28 Nov 2015

Carnival games and rides at the Fairground

Visitors can also pit their skills at game stalls with offerings such as Extreme Basketball or Roll-a-ball. Tokens for the attractions can be purchased across the festival site. 

Christmas Toyland floral display
Christmas Toyland floral display
28 Nov 2015

Christmas Toyland floral display

Over at the Flower Dome, visitors can catch the Christmas Toyland floral display among the Luminaries as well as festive flowers such as poinsettia, Christmas rose, and winter heather.

Photo: Gardens by the Bay

Christmas Toyland floral display
Christmas Toyland floral display
28 Nov 2015

Christmas Toyland floral display

The centerpiece of the display is the 11-metre-tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys. Modelled after traditional German wooden carousel, it also acts as a stage for performances such as dances and musical story-telling sessions on weekends. Visit Gardens by the Bay for more details.

Christmas Toyland runs till Jan 5, from 9am to 9pm. Admission charge to the Flower Dome applies.

Spiegeltent
Spiegeltent
28 Nov 2015

Spiegeltent

It’s hard not to fall in love with the ornate Spiegeltent, a travelling ‘mirror tent’ from the Netherlands. Constructed in 1,000 pieces of wood, brocade draperies, stained glass, the century-old Spiegeltent is assembled in just two days.

Spiegeltent
Spiegeltent
28 Nov 2015

Spiegeltent

Here, you can wine and dine on a festive menu or special weekend brunch curated by local bar and dining chain Harry’s.

Festive Market
Festive Market
28 Nov 2015

Festive Market

If you prefer dining outdoors then the European-style festive market is for you. Featuring wooden huts, visitors can indulge in a wide range of international cuisine and wines, as well as shop for handmade crafts and souvenirs.

The traditional huts are flown in from the UK to replicate the experience of a traditional Christmas market.

AIA TrickArt
AIA TrickArt
28 Nov 2015

AIA TrickArt

If you love trick art, then be sure to check out the TrickArt where you can pose for fun shots with friends and family at the 3D optical illusion artwork. The photos can also double up as Christmas cards if you haven’t sent yours out yet.

AIA TrickArt runs till Dec 27.
 

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
28 Nov 2015

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
28 Nov 2015

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland
28 Nov 2015

8 things that give you the feels at Christmas Wonderland

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