Christmas Wonderland Celebrates A Decade Of Wonder With A Bigger Fairground, More Light Displays And Carnival Rides
SINGAPORE, 1 November 2023 – Ring in the festive cheer this December as Christmas Wonderland celebrates a decade of wonder as it returns to Gardens by the Bay from 1st December 2023 to 1st January 2024. Presented by Trip.com, the 10th edition of Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair features a supersized fairground with a sensational array of light displays, new carnival rides and more festive activities.
With more than 27,000 square metres to cover, this year’s enlarged fairground comprises three magical zones: Supertree Grove, Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow, and Gingerbread Grove. Visitors can admire 15 stunning light displays, soak in the holiday cheer with a multi-sensory experience complete with ‘snow’ in the tropics, hop onto new carnival rides, have a go at carnival games, meet Santa Claus, dine on festive fare, catch live performances by local artistes and lots more! See ANNEX B for more attraction details.
Taking centre stage at the heart of Supertree Grove is Christmas Wonderland’s main showpiece, the Spalliera. With a design inspired by Mesola Castle in north Italy’s province of Ferrara, this magnificent Italian handcrafted light display is lit by 103,000 bulbs and stands majestically at 20 metres tall – roughly the height of five double-decker buses. This year, visitors will be treated to the spellbinding experience of ‘snow’ in the tropics against the stunning backdrop of the Spalliera with the return of the highly popular Blizzard Time. The Garden Rhapsody light and sound show will also charm visitors with the lights on the surrounding Supertrees ‘dancing’ to Christmas classics.
Fresh from a magical voyage and docked at Christmas Wonderland for the holiday season is the Holly Roger ship with its crew of merry pirate elves. Illuminated by approximately 127,000 bulbs, this brand new 24-metre-long whimsical light display is a sight to behold. Having disembarked, Santa Claus is standing by to strike a pose for Instagram-worthy moments. With its kaleidoscopic installation of approximately 75,000 programmable LED lights strung across a 65-metre-long tunnel, this year’s edition of the Walk of Lights presented by CDG Zig is the longest ever. More new captivating light displays can be found at Merry Lane presented by Trip.com, with installations such as giant snowflakes and Santa’s boot that will make quirky backdrops for your outfit of the day (OOTD).
Get on board the Christmas Train to head over to Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow, where visitors can have a go at more carnival games, such as Ring Toss, Fishy Fishy, and Snowball Smash. Take a trip down memory lane and hop onto classic amusement rides by Uncle Ringo such as Bumper Cars, Carousel, Flying Dumbo, and Meteorite. More fun awaits at LumiLand, an illuminated playground where there are enchantingly lit seesaws, swings, and LED fixtures for the little ones to enjoy. Visitors can also admire the light displays on the hillsides surrounding The Meadow.
Situated between Supertree Grove and Frosty’s Fairground is the newly created Gingerbread Grove, where visitors can delight their senses in a sweet experience. This quirky sugary-themed zone is a feast for the eyes with a vibrantly lit Gingerbread House set on a field of illuminated candy canes, as well as a pleasure for the palate with dessert stalls.
With twice the number of food outlets this year, visitors will be spoilt for choice with more treats than ever before. A multitude of festive fare featuring some of Singapore’s popular food and beverage establishments such as Burger & Lobster, Kebabs Faktory, and Sofnade will be available throughout the event ground. There are also festive tipples at a whimsical Christmas-cracker themed bar by Hendrick’s Gin and a Brewerkz craft beer bar featuring its festive Gingerbread Amber Lager. Diners will be able to get into the Christmas spirit with performances by local artistes at Elfresco. Visitors can also do their Christmas shopping with a wide selection of unique crafts and gift ideas by local entrepreneurs at Mistletoe Alley.
Blue Sky Events Director, Kevin Soh said: “It’s heartening to know that Christmas Wonderland has become a staple in Singapore’s year-end calendar, with visitors making it a tradition to visit annually to be wowed by light installations blending seamlessly amongst the Supertrees and enjoying the festive carnival-like atmosphere with their loved ones. With the support of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Tourism Board, we have welcomed close to five million visitors locally and abroad since our debut in 2014. Alongside our presenting sponsor Trip.com, we welcome the challenge of trying to outdo ourselves to create a wonderful experience that will keep visitors coming back for more. As we celebrate a decade of wonder, we hope that our visitors enjoy what the team has in store, and look forward to continuing to spread festive joy in the years to come.”
“The strong support from Singaporeans has enabled us to celebrate 10 years of Christmas Wonderland. What started as a small festive market has today become a must-visit holiday tradition for many local families and even our foreign friends. With ‘Poinsettia Wishes’ capping off our floral displays for the year, and our inaugural ‘Celebrate YOUth!: Electric Garden’ music festival with free performances by local artistes and community groups, visitors can look forward to a memorable year-end visit to the Gardens,” said Felix Loh, Chief Executive Officer of Gardens by the Bay.
“We take great pride to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iconic Christmas Wonderland, which has become a highlight of Singapore’s year-end festivities that continues to bring holiday cheer to both locals and visitors. We are heartened to see Blue Sky Events and Gardens by the Bay coming together to curate new offerings that add to Singapore’s vibrant events calendar and further solidify our position as a leading leisure destination. STB will continue to work with our partners to push boundaries and create more memorable experiences,” said Ashlynn Loo, Director of Attractions, Entertainment & Tourism Concept Development at the Singapore Tourism Board.
Tickets to Christmas Wonderland are available at christmaswonderland.sg and exclusive ticketing partner Trip.com. Tickets are priced from S$8 for adults and S$6 for children (3 to 12 years old). Separate charges apply for OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory, Floral Fantasy and Gardens by the Bay conservatories. More ticketing details can be found in ANNEX A.
Visitors can choose from four daily sessions starting from 6.30pm, as well as themed nights such as Pets’ Night, where they will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Christmas Wonderland and enjoy an exclusive programme for their beloved fur kids.