|Starts||27 Nov 2015 (Fri)||Ends||27 Dec 2015 (Sun)|
|Location||Gardens by the bay|
Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, was created to enthral visitors with a combination of magnificent sculptures of light and charming festive markets alongside carnival games.
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.
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- Christmas Toyland
- Swinging Chairs
- Helter Skelter Slide
- Christmas Train
- Carnival Games
- Programme Line-Up
- AIA TrickArt
- Santa’s Cottage
- Ice Palace
Toys reign supreme in this brand-new floral display in the Flower Dome
A brand-new Christmas Toyland floral display blooms in the coolness of the Flower Dome. This year, toys reign supreme amidst yuletide floral favourites like the poinsettia, Christmas rose, winter heather and holly.
Towering over the enchanting floral display is the centerpiece of Christmas Toyland – an 11-metre-tall Christmas Pyramid decked with toys.
This multi-tiered traditional German wooden carousel will transform into a ‘live’ stage, hosting a series of festive performances for the very first time in the Flower Field.
Featuring all-time favourites from Christmas fairs around Europe, these Carnival Rides, including some never before seen in Singapore, will certainly delight the little ones.
The Christmas Toyland is on display at the Flower Dome from 21 November 2015 to 5 January 2016, 9:00AM to 9:00PM daily. Conservatory charges apply.
What’s a Christmas fairground without the vintage Carousel! The Carousel has become an ultimate fairground icon that is as recognisable today as it was in Victorian times.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the British fairground was the most fantastic cocktail of cutting-edge engineering; the flair of the artist, the skill of the carver and the achievements of European organ builders – and the Carousel was at the heart of this, with all the elements coming together.
Be sure to have a ride on the iconic British funfair attraction, suitable for all the family.
Carousel – S$10.00 per ride
Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Carousel ride.
Take a gentle spin and feel the wind breeze through your hair in this child-friendly Swinging Chairs ride.
Swinging Chairs – S$8.00 per ride
Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Swinging Chairs ride.
Never before seen in Singapore, let your child play merrily on the Helter Skelter, another iconic attraction in Christmas fairs around Europe. The word Helter-Skelter literarily means ‘hurried and confused’, ‘in haste’ or ‘disorderly’ and the lighthouse-like structure with a high spiral slide offers you more-or-less the same experience.
Climb up the insides of the 14-metre high tower amidst darkness and with cracks of lights penetrating through the gaps in the outer spiral wall. Having reached the top, be greeted with a majestic view over the Fairground, before spiraling back down.
Helter Skelter Slide – S$8.00 per try
Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Helter Skelter Slide.
Take in the sights and sounds of Christmas Wonderland from a charming ride around The Fairground on board the Christmas Train.
Christmas Train – S$6.00 per ride
Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Christmas Train ride.
Challenge your family and friends in a good game of chance and skills, including Extreme Basketball, Can Smash 1 and Roll-a-ball at the Carnival Game stalls located at the Fairground (near The Meadow).
You might just walk away with attractive prizes including toys from your favourite Disney and Warner Brother characters, such as Baymax, Minions, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Drake the Dragon, Paddles the Duck and many more.
Tokens must be purchased from Token Booths around the event site for the Carnival Games.
Exciting Games include Basketball Extreme, Block Buster, Can Smash 1, Lobster Pot 1, Roll-a-ball and Stick a Card
Get into the Christmas spirit and ring in the festive cheer with a specially curated line-up of shows and entertainment, including choral performances, theatrical performances, singer-songwriter sessions and parades
Revel in the wonder of ‘snow’ in the tropics with the nightly Blizzard Time set to enthrall all ages at the Spalliera. Also adding to the snowfall line-up this year is the new Fun with Bubbles, located at The Fairground.
Be sure to join in the snowy fray and witness the fluffy little flakes or soapy bubbles floating in the air during the two snowfall shows – a beautiful backdrop for family photo memories.
Blizzard Time @ the Spalliera
- Mon – Thurs, Sun: 8.00PM, 9.00PM and 10.00PM
- Fri & Sat: 8.00PM, 9.00PM and 9.45PM
- Fun with Bubbles @ The Fairground 7:00PM, 8:05PM and 9:10PM daily
In the evenings, the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay come to life in a spectacular light and sound show. Soak in the beautiful experience of lights dancing in the daily shows!
Show Times 7:45PM and 8:45PM daily
Extra showtime at 9:30PM on the following:
- 27 – 28 November 2015
- 4 – 5 December 2015
- 11 – 12 December 2015
- 18 – 19 December 2015
- 24 – 26 December 2015
- 31 December 2015
- 1 – 2 January 2016
Formed by former preschool music and drama teachers Mark De Silva and Reuben Tupaz, The Amazing ToyBox will bring their imaginative, music and adventure-filled shows to the Gardens. Watch as the duo performs their original songs and rallies the children into a Sing-A-Long session, a perfect treat for all the family.
Performing Dates 13 & 20 December 2015, 9.05PM
Follow the adventure of Jim Hawkins, a lion-hearted 13-year-old girl who receives a treasure map from a kooky old seaman in Treasure Island, a swashbuckling, action-packed musical production staged by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company.
Performing Dates 29 November 2015, 6.00PM
Ringmaster, magician and comedian Dr. Penguin will perform his own special brand of comedy magic and offer his talent for the mere pleasure of making people laugh!
Having performed all over the planet, at major events such as the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and for stars like U2, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Annie Lennox to the Royal Families of the UK, Brunei, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia and Denmark, Dr. Penguin is sure to bring joy and a touch of magic (not to mention, plenty of laughs!) to Christmas Wonderland this year.
Performing Dates: 29 November 2015 to 5 December 2015
Visit the AIA TrickArt and let your imagination run wild with the original 3D optical mirror-illusion!
Snap a picture at the AIA TrickArt with your family and friends, and use the photos as personalised Christmas e-greetings for this festive season!
What’s more, AIA gives you MORE reasons for having real moments of joy with your family this Christmas. Simply share your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #AIARealLife, #RealMomentsofJoy and #ChristmasWonderlandSG to stand a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of a 3D2N Family Stay at the Festive Hotel @Resorts World Sentosa and many more! Contest ends 31 December 2015.
Make a child’s dreams come true with a visit to Santa
Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Santa! Here’s a chance for little ones to meet Santa Claus and tell him their dearest wish. Come to the Santa’s Cottage and have a memorable photo-taking moment with Santa.
Charges apply for photo-taking sessions.
Visit Santa at his Cottage from Thursdays to Sundays, 5:00PM – 10:00PM.
Take in the arctic experience of a Snow Playground and an Ice Skating Rink
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.
The Ice Palace is open from 27 November 2015 to 27 December 2015, 4:00PM to 11:00PM daily.
- Snow Playground – S$12.00 per child/adult, for one 30-minute session (inclusive of boots)
- Ice Skating Rink – S$14.00 per child/adult, for one 45-minute session (inclusive of skates)
Tokens must be purchased for the Snow Playground and Ice Skating Rink attractions.
Token booths are located around the event site. Socks are available at an additional cost of $2 each and gloves are available at an additional cost of $4 each.
Other terms and conditions apply.
Sales on until 27 Dec 2015. For more info, click here
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