We’ve been listening to a lot of Christmas music and are in a festive mood. We felt extremely Christmassy on Friday when we visited Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. The light sculptures were twinkling and it felt like there was magic in the air.
Visiting the Flower Dome made us feel like we were walking through a snowy little Christmas village somewhere in Europe. The cool temperature, the snowman, the reindeer… I wouldn’t have been surprised if someone had suddenly burst out singing, “Let it snow!” You can enjoy 10% off admission rates into the cooled conservatories if you book online at least one day before your visit. You may even meet Miffy there!
Outside, the Christmas magic continued. Handcrafted by Italian craftsmen, the Luminaire light sculptures are breathtakingly beautiful and truly a sight to behold. The Spalliera is the largest and most impressive at 31 metres wide and 17 metres high. Thrice a day (weather permitting) from now until 21 December, ‘snow’ will fall at 7.30 pm, 8.20 pm, 9.05 pm and 9.45 pm. The kids had such a blast during Blizzard Time.
Another highlight is the Festive Market featuring Christmas merchandise and yummy treats. The spectacular Spiegeltent, a travelling ‘mirror tent’ from The Netherlands, offers an exclusive dining experience and the menu changes every week. Items are priced from $7 and a minimum purchase of a drink is required for entry into the Spiegeltent.
There are many activities for children, performances, roving acts and other special events at Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay so do check out the website for details. The kids were quite taken by the fantastical glowing stilt-walkers and had a great time dancing to Christmas tunes during the special Christmas edition of Garden Rhapsody.
I’m simply blown away by Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay and amazed that we get to see and experience a Christmas paradise like this in tropical Singapore. You really cannot miss this and in fact should go more than once because there’s so much happening there.
The Festive Market will run until 21 December, the Luminaire light sculptures will be lit up until 1 January and Yuletide in the Flower Dome will continue until 6 January. Access to Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is free while admission charges apply to the Flower Dome.
Have a very Merry Christmas at Gardens by the Bay!