Christmas Wonderland 2019: Insta-Worthy Backdrops, Lobster Rolls & Carnival Games

Every year, Gardens by the Bay never fails to put up a spectacular Yuletide fair, and this year is no exception. 
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We got to check out what the festive fair has to offer, including the 21-metre Spalliera at the Supertree Grove, the largest of the 40 Luminarie light sculptures. All of the light sculptures are handmade from scratch by craftsmen from Italy! 
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An additional treat this year is also the Christmas Parade, a Christmas Wonderland first. Look out for a parade of colourful festive floats as Santa and his luminated reindeers dance to holiday tunes! 
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You’ll get to take selfies with Santa, but be prepared for a long queue. If waiting for Santa isn’t at the top of your list, there are many other sculptures and characters to take pictures with too. 
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If not, you can always opt to go into Santa’s workshop for a cute production line of elves and gifts!

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Chairs for photo taking and, erm, resting those tired legs maybe?

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Or perhaps Santa’s igloo for Winter-esque OOTD shots.

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Tip: Go during sunset for a pretty backdrop of the sky and flattering lighting.

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Hungry? Treat yourself to lobster rolls and burgers from Burger & Lobster at the Christmas Tree Cafe, an alfresco dining area at Gardens by the Bay’s Meadow. 
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Other dining options include Sinfonia Ristorante and Tonito Latin American Kitchen. Prices for food and drinks start from $6. 
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Grab an ice cold beer from Brewerkz — try the Mistletoe Kiss White Beer, a festive craft brew exclusive to Christmas Wonderland. 
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Yet another Insta-worthy spot: a 50m tunnel dubbed the Walk of Peace, also a Christmas Wonderland first. Be there before the crowds throng the place! 
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Pick up unique gifts from the European Christmas market too! There are about 24 stalls for you to choose from. 
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Carnival fans will be delighted to know that the usual funfair games and rides are back, including kid-friendly games and this Carousel set against the backdrop of the Meadow Theatre.
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And what’s Christmas without snow? Well, fake snow at least — crowd favourite Blizzard Time will be back as well. The pseudo-snow show starts at 6.30pm, 7.55pm, 8.55pm, 9.55pm and 10.30pm daily, and lasts for 5 minutes each time. 

 

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2019 

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Opening hours: 5pm-11pm (Mon-Thurs), 4pm-11pm (Fri-Sun)

Admission: From $6

 

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