Christmas Wonderland gears up for opening weekend at Gardens by the Bay
- Exquisite gifts and dining selections abound at the Festive Market
- Visitors stand a chance to win a trip to 3D2N trip to Hong Kong
SINGAPORE, 23 November 2015 – Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay opens this Friday and preparations for Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair are nearly complete. Organisers unveiled a tempting array of shopping and dining options today. Visitors can look forward to festive treats from traditional goodies to party favourites, as well as exclusive creations available only at the fair. Craft huts offering a variety of artisan and lifestyle products will delight shoppers looking for unique gift ideas.
Jointly organised by Blue Sky Events and Gardens by the Bay, Christmas Wonderland welcomes local and international visitors from 27 November 2015 to 3 January 2016. The 35,000 square-metre fair grounds at Gardens by the Bay will offer activities for everyone. Key highlights include over 50 Italian Luminarie light sculptures, a European-style Festive Market, a snow-filled Ice Palace, traditional rides and games, and a comprehensive repertoire of entertainment options.
Feast to Your Heart's Content
Christmas Wonderland’s Festive Market, located at the Supertree Grove, returns to offer a greater selection of international cuisine and wines, as well as dining concepts from renowned food and beverage operators. Visitors can enjoy festive treats served at traditional wooden huts specially brought in from the United Kingdom or fuel up with coffee and sliders from food trucks.
New to the fair are nibbles from Churros Factory and the Dutch Pancake shop, as well as international cuisine by Slake (Peranakan & Vietnamese), Tiger’s Milk (Peruvian) and more. Returning best-sellers include kebabs by Shabestan, local dessert creations by Janice Wong, a specially curated charcuterie plate by Culina, as well as Japanese delights by Isetan.
Visitors can also head over to the Spiegeltent for a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the century-old travelling ‘mirror tent’ from Netherlands. Diners can savour festive delicacies amidst an ornate décor complete with brocade draperies, stained glass and beautifully handcarved artwork. The specially curated menu by Harry’s include Smoked Duck Breast with Marmalade Glaze, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham as well as Rudolph’s Gingerbread and Raspberry Sundae. A sumptuous weekend brunch spread will also be available on Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas day from 10.30am to 3pm.
A Christmas Shopping Delight
In addition to dining options, visitors looking for gifts for their loved ones will be spoilt for choice. Take inspiration from the gift ideas offered by craft vendors, from items such as handmade pop-up cards, sock toys and artisan perfume. In addition to festive design items from one of Singapore’s most iconic gardens, the Festive Market also feature local craftsmen Csquare Jewellery, Perfect Fit and Sally’s Room amongst others.
UOB Visa and MasterCard holders will enjoy 10% off selected items or exclusive privileges at the Festive Market, as well as 10% off their total bill at the Spiegeltent with a minimum spend of S$30. Terms and conditions apply.
More reasons to visit Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay
Visitors to Christmas Wonderland will stand a chance to win a trip for two to Hong Kong. To qualify for the draw, visitors will need to obtain at least three stamps on the Christmas Wonderland Passport, which will be given out at Christmas Wonderland information booths within the Supertree Grove. The stamps can be collected by experiencing various attractions within the fair. Other prizes include a staycation for two at The Club Hotel, and S$200 worth of dining credits at Harry’s. Terms and conditions apply.
Access to Christmas Wonderland is free, while admission charges for the Flower Dome apply.
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About Gardens by the Bay
An integral part of Singapore's "City in a Garden" vision, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore's new downtown – Marina Bay. Comprising three waterfront gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central – Gardens by the Bay will be a showcase of horticulture and garden artistry that will bring the world of plants to Singapore and present Singapore to the World. Bay South, the largest at 54 hectares, officially opened on 29 June 2012.
Gardens by the Bay was started as a project by the National Parks Board. It has since grown to become an independent organisation responsible for developing and managing what will be Asia's foremost garden destination.
The Gardens has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including the 2015 Guinness World Record for "Largest Glass Greenhouse", "Best Theme Attraction" at the TTG Travel Awards 2015, and "Best Attraction (Asia Pacific)" at the Travel Weekly Asia Reader's Choice Awards 2015. It also received the prestigious "Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement" in 2014 from the Themed Entertainment Association, and special recognition from the Singapore Tourism Board for "Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism" in 2013. For its sustainable design and practices, it was conferred the "President's Design Award 2013" in Singapore, the Royal Institute of British Architects' "Lubetkin Prize" for best new international building of 2013, and "World Building of the Year" at the World Architecture Festival 2012.
For more information on Gardens by the Bay, visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg.