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Eat, play and shop – an illuminating experience for everyone at Christmas Wonderland

Gastronomical adventures, festive performances and traditional Christmas activities set against a beautiful backdrop of luminarie light sculptures await visitors this year.

Singapore, 21 November 2018 – Visitors to Singapore’s largest annual Yuletide event will get to enjoy an authentic festive experience with an exciting array of free live performances, tantalising food and beverage options and attractive prizes in store for lucky winners at Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay this 30th November to 26th December.

In addition to the stunning Italian luminarie light sculptures, Asia’s largest Santa’s Grotto as well as the Singapore debut of ‘The Magic of Rob Lake’, visitors will also be treated to an array of free performances at Christmas Wonderland.

Illuminating festive treats for the whole family

20181121 article 2 The ‘Yuletide Sessions’ at the Cassa Armonica will feature a myriad of music acts performing original tunes and Christmas covers, spreading the joy of Christmas throughout the fairground. A brand-new line-up of local music talents – Joanna Dong, Rani Singam & Andrew Lim, Lorong Boys, Orchestra Collective, Sobs, Sara Wee x Joie Tan x JAWN and .gif – will perform for the very first time at Christmas Wonderland. Choirs will also ring in the festive cheer with classic choral performances. Please refer to the website for full programme details.


Visitors young and old can enjoy carnival games and rides throughout Christmas Wonderland. Hop on the Christmas train and new attractions including the Snowman Swing, Santa’s Train, Mini Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Ski Gliders or Gingerbread inflatables for a memorable time or test your mettle at the carnival game stalls to win adorable plushies. Tokens are required to play the carnival games and rides.

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Christmas goodies at the Festive Market

Over at the Festive Market, visitors will discover interesting craft goods and unusual food finds that are exclusive to Christmas Wonderland. Savoury delights include the Giant Turkey Leg from The Beast, Beef Tenderloin Cube Rosti from The 6ixs Rosti, Truffle Lobster Roll Croissant from Street Food Circus SG, Turkey Burger with Cranberry Aioli from Kuvo’s, Christmas ‘Chix’ and Fries from Chix in a Cone by Sofnade, Cheezy Truffle Nachos from Chocho Nachos and grill platters at Fat Belly.


For a sweet treat, enjoy signature Japanese soufflé pancakes from Out of the Woods, Christmas Red Wine Cake from Coffee & Smores by Big O, waffles and crepes from French bakery and patisserie Paul, Raspberry x Lychee x Rose Macarons from The M Plot, Fried Oreo with Peppermint Ice Cream from The Swag Social, Churros with Sticky Date Sauce and Premium Pistachio Ice Cream from Churros Republic and Strawberry Smoothie with Kiwi Slices from Kane Mochi.

With the diverse range of craft vendors at the Festive Market, you can be sure to pick up a unique gift for your loved ones at Christmas Wonderland. Feast your eyes on beautiful handmade jewellery from Bacteria Secret, artisan crafted products from Bold&Craft, modern minimalist products from Plain Supplies and leather goods from Campo Marzio. Other interesting finds include handmade natural soy wax candles from Sally’s Room, sock toys from Angel Wings Workshop and beauty products from Macqueza.

The Mistletoe Alley will feature more unique trinkets, including intricate musical carousels from Whimsical Fantasies, illuminated construction blocks from Light Stax as well as artisanal perfumes from Freda’D. Merchandise from Autism Resource Centre’s The Art Faculty will also be sold to generate income for differently-abled student artists. Please refer to the website for for full vendor list.

Embark on a gastronomical adventure at Slice of SAVOUR

LUMINARIE LIGHT SCULPTURES Delight your taste buds with affordable gourmet cuisine by some of Singapore’s trendiest restaurants at ‘Slice of SAVOUR’, a bite-sized format of the SAVOUR Gourmet Festival. Visitors can sample modern French cuisine by Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s Saint Pierre, contemporary Italian cuisine by Chef Simone Depalmas from Sinfonia Ristorante and modern Chinese bites from Blue Lotus by Chef Ricky Ng from just $6. The curated selection of posh nosh also includes comfort food such as mouth-watering burgers from Three Buns by Potato Head Singapore and all-day café-bistro favourites from Bee’s Knees. Three Wisemen will also be serving artisanal Yuletide cocktails exclusive to Christmas Wonderland.


Season of giving with instant wins and lucky draw prizes

Prior to the event’s official launch, members of the public who purchase tickets to Christmas Wonderland by 29 November will stand a chance to win one of five $200 shopping vouchers in Christmas Wonderland’s early-bird special.

From 30 November to 26 December, all visitors will stand a chance to win one of ten prizes in three Christmas Wonderland Giveaway conducted on 7, 14 and 27 December. Prizes include three Genting Dream cruise holidays for a family of four worth $4,600 each, a 3-day trip for two to Bali, Pattaya or Penang, inclusive of a two night stay at Hard Rock hotel and return flight tickets worth up to $2,500 each as well as shopping vouchers.

Daily instant wins for various Christmas Wonderland experiences are also up for grabs at the event, including outdoor skating sessions, free carnival games and rides as well as tickets to ‘The Magic of Rob Lake’. Terms and conditions apply.

Pre-purchase Christmas Wonderland admission tickets to save

Admission tickets to Christmas Wonderland are available for sale online from $4 per person, with tickets priced at $2 more on-site. Visitors can also save up to 30% with the Family and Friends online bundle for Christmas Wonderland and ‘The Magic of Rob Lake’ admission tickets (subject to availability). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.christmaswonderland.sg.

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YULETIDE SESSIONS

Watch free musical performances by local musicians at Christmas Wonderland’s first ever ‘Yuletide Sessions’ at the Cassa Armonica luminarie gazebo. Refer to www.christmaswonderland.sg for performance programme.


Joanna Dong

Joanna Dong Joanna Dong is an award-winning musical theatre actress and TV host who took part in Chinese reality talent show Sing! China, and came in 2nd runner up under Jay Chou’s tutelage. Over the years, the versatile singer has established herself as one of the most talented and sought-after jazz vocalists in Singapore, with a repertoire that spans a wide range of audiences. She has since released three singles: a jazzy rendition of Wakin Chau’s classic “I Truly Give My Love To You”; her first Mandarin Christmas single, “In Time for Christmas”, an original creation by local music greats, Liang Wern Fook and Jeremy Monteiro; and most recently in March 2018, an original piece by Ruth Ling and Cheng Jia Ming, “Long Way Round”.


Lorong Boys

Lorong Boys Schoolmates at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore), the award-winning quintet burst onto the Singapore music scene in May 2014, when their spontaneous performance on the MRT went viral on social media. Since then, they have performed in various parts of Indonesia as well as President's Star Charity 2015, a feature in the SG50 Gift of Song music video, the opening of Changi Airport Terminal 4, and their first concerto with the Orchestra of the Music Makers in January 2018. Lorong Boys has a wide range of musical styles, ranging from classical music to the musical numbers of Broadway Street to Top 40s.


Rani Singam

Rani Singam One of the most sought-after and accomplished contemporary vocalists today, Singapore’s “first lady of jazz” Rani Singam has been named in ‘The Jazz Singers, The Ultimate Guide’, a Hal Leonard publication which serves as an encyclopaedic guide on the important singers in jazz. Her albums With A Song In My Heart (2004) and Contentment (2011) have earned her critical acclaim and recognition. In 2017, Rani released a single “My Muse” which features a jazz trio and string quartet. Apart from her strong vocals and fine interpretative skills, Rani has a truly endearing way of connecting with the audience.


Andrew Lim

Andrew Lim Guitarist Andrew Lim has been an integral part of the jazz scene in Singapore and abroad since 2001. During that time he has participated in recordings and numerous concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. His reverence to melodies and soulful style have endeared him to audiences throughout the world as well as the musicians he has worked with. Ernie Watts, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician notes, "Andrew has a very clear and distinctive style, and has created his own voice on the guitar, something that only the highest level players do."


Sobs

Sobs One of Asia’s brightest sparks in indie pop, Singapore-based trio Sobs have inspired cult followings in the US and Southeast Asia in 2017 with their EP Catflap. Sobs quickly caught the attention of tastemakers such as TheLazylazyme and David Dean Burkhart, press like The 405, Indie Shuffle and BIRP!, while remaining on Bandcamp's best-selling charts and picked as a New and Notable release. Their hit single “Girl”, unassuming vocals adorn crisp layers of jangling guitars that embody a kitsch, yet undeniably relatable charm.


As well as performances by Orchestra Collective, Sara Wee x Joie Tan x JAWN and .gif and choral performances by Dunman High School Choir, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, Geylang Methodist Secondary School Choir, Hwa Chong Institution Choir, NTU CAC Choir, NTU Choir Alumni, PJC Alumni Choir, River Valley High School Choir, Santa Bellas, SYC Ensemble Singapore, Voce Singapore Men’s Choir and Voice Collective.

FESTIVE MARKET

Experience a truly authentic festive atmosphere with wooden huts modelled after the traditional Christmas markets found across European cities. Enjoy speciality food and beverages and shop for gifts in one location. Refer to www.christmaswonderland.sg for full vendor list.


FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS

The Beast Giant Turkey Leg

The Beast prides itself on serving true blue Southern comfort food that warms your soul and puts a smile on your face!

Christmas Wonderland Featured Items: Giant Turkey Leg

Coffee & Smores by Big O Christmas Red Wine Cake, Iced Chocolate Smores

Coffee & Smores by Big O has always been big on desserts and this year we are featuring another unique flavor, a rich and dense red wine chocolate cake, topped with a velvety layer of chocolate ganache and snow dusting.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Christmas Red Wine Cake, Iced Chocolate Smores

CHOCHO NACHOS

Nachos in a variety of flavours too good not to share.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Cheezy Truffle Nachos, Pulled Pork Nachos

Churros Republic

(Muslim-owned)

No stranger to desserts, Mr Faizar from Churros Republic loved desserts as a kid and spent 12 years chasing his love for all things delicious. His journey to creating the perfect Churros was sparked by his curiosity and interest in perfecting the Spanish Churros which is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and even validated by a Spanish chef!

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item:
Mr Gingerbread - Churros with Ginger Cookie Butter Sauce & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Dubai Skeikh - Churros with Homemade Sticky Date Sauce & Premium Pistachio Ice Cream
Asakura - Churros with Ginger Cookie Butter Sauce & Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Fat Belly

Fat Belly is a speakeasy-style steakhouse that focuses on alternative, less well-known cuts of beef. Their specialty cut of beef, The Flat Iron is extremely flavourful and best enjoyed with a pinch of salt and pepper or their in-house Chimichurri sauce.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Full Platter

Out of the Woods Signature Japanese souffle pancakes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with stacks of fluffy Japanese souffle pancakes with homemade maple-butter cream from Out of the Woods. Go for the plain version or pick among a handful of flavours such as green tea, fruits or caramalised bananas. Add on a cup of Okinawa brown sugar milk matcha or coffee to round up the meal!

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Signature Japanese souffle pancakes

Kane Mochi Strawberry smoothie with Kiwi Slices

Delectable ice cream wrapped in soft & chewy mochi skin – discover a new ice cream experience at Kane Mochi!

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Strawberry smoothie with Kiwi Slices

KUVO

An original lifestyle and gastronomic concept by tcc, KUVO, brings their exquisite dining experience outdoors to Christmas Wonderland where they will be serving up an exclusive menu including the festive Turkey Burger with Cranberry Aioli, a hearty Wagyu Beef Burger as well as specially concocted Christmas drinks such as the Jingle Wonderland Cocktail.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Turkey burger, Wagyu Beef Burger, Jingle Juice mocktail/cocktail, Ice Cube Coffee with Fresh Milk or Bailey

Paul Sweet waffles and crepes

French Family Bakery & Patisserie PAUL, founded in 1889, offers a selection of country-style and fancy bread, viennoiserie (croissants, etc.)

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Sweet waffles and crepes

Sofnade

(Muslim-owned)

Crunchy jumbo waffle cones loaded with tender and juicy chunky chicken bites by Chix in a Cone by SOFNADE (Muslim-owned). Every batch is cooked to perfection and tossed in our Chef's signature sauces / toppings. Come get some Chix!

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Christmas Chix & Fries

Street Food Circus SG Truffle Lobster Roll Croissant

Street Food Circus SG presents Festive Seafood Shack! Get ready for a whale of a time with their best-selling Truffle Lobster Roll Croissant – chunky sweet lobsters in a toasted buttery croissant, topped with our secret seasonings – and heartwarming maine sides including homemade New England Clam Chowder and Crispy Popcorn Fish Bites.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Truffle Lobster Roll Croissant

The 6ixs Rösti Beef Tenderloin Cube Rosti, Turkey Breast Rosti

The 6ixs Röstiis all about adding a Southeast Asian twist into the traditionally Swiss dish. With a wide variety of röstis infused with traditional Southeast Asian spices and topped with all-time favourite ingredients like the Salted Egg, expect bursts of flavours that complement the familiar taste of the humble potato.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Beef Tenderloin Cube Rosti, Turkey Breast Rosti

The 6ixs Rösti KUVO

The 6ixs Röstiis all about adding a Southeast Asian twist into the traditionally Swiss dish. With a wide variety of röstis infused with traditional Southeast Asian spices and topped with all-time favourite ingredients like the Salted Egg, expect bursts of flavours that complement the familiar taste of the humble potato.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Beef Tenderloin Cube Rosti, Turkey Breast Rosti

The Swag Social

Besides providing amazing and delicious food, The Swag Social also believe in providing food that puts a smile on your face. Happy tummy equals happy mood. Be it for a party or content for an event, we aim to have your guests leaving satisfied and wanting more.

Christmas Wonderland Featured Item: Fried Oreo with Peppermint Ice Cream

CRAFT VENDORS

Angel Wings Workshop Angel Wings Workshop Item

Angel Wings Workshop makes adorable toys out of socks.

Bacteria Secret Bacteria Secret Item

Bacteria Secret is a Singapore based handmade jewellery label since 2014 which creates quality classic jewellery pieces that stand the test of time, pairing natural gemstones, seashells and pearls and using only Sterling Silver, 925 Silver and 18K Gold Plated on Sterling Silver.

Bold & Craft Bold & Craft Item

With an obsessive attention to detail and love of fashion, Bold & Craft takes the time and care to create a hybrid of geometric style, urban and contemporary inspired, unique and edgy handcrafted pieces using only the finest and highest quality materials.

Campo Marzio

Quality leather goods and fountain pens by Campo Marzio

MACQUEZA

MACQUEZA is an online store specializing in cosmetics and facial care products. We bring good and affordable beauty products from around the world right to your doorstep. The brands that we carry are handpicked and tested by our team and many of them are not in the local stores yet.

Plain Supplies Plain Supplies Item

Established in Singapore in 2014, Plain Supplies are makers dedicated to design and create modern minimalist unisex products and lifestyle accessories according to the notion of “less is more”. The products are innovatively designed and functional for everyday carry.

Sally’s Room Sally’s Room Item

Sally’s Room makes handmade natural soy wax candles and conducts candle making and corporate workshops. Candles are our niche and will always be, but we promise to bring in more lovely items.

The Art Faculty

Merchandise from Autism Resource Centre’s The Art Faculty will also be sold to generate income for differently-abled student artists.

SLICE OF SAVOUR

Christmas Wonderland attendees gain free entry to ‘Slice of SAVOUR’, a bite-sized format of the SAVOUR Gourmet Festival. The new concept focuses on accessible gourmet comfort food (from $6 onwards) curated by some of Singapore’s trendiest restaurants.

Bee’s Knees at The Garage

Housed on the ground floor of a beautifully conserved 1920s Art Deco garage within the Singapore Botanic Gardens,Bee’s Knees at The Garage serves up all-day café-bistro favourites.

Having a Chinese mother and Indian father meant that Head Chef Sujatha Asokan grew up in a melting pot of culinary cultures. Responsible for conceptualising and executing the vision for both Botanico and Bee’s Knees, Asokan’s CV includes the kitchens of renowned establishments such as Stellar, Pollen and Esquina.

Blue Lotus Blue Lotus Item

Blue Lotus is the brainchild of critically acclaimed restaurateur Ricky Ng, who continues to champion and push boundaries to innovate dining experiences. Marrying years of traditional Chinese experiences with new-age, contemporary culinary techniques, Blue Lotus' signature dishes include the Chilli Pomelo Crab, Crab Balls and Chilli Pomelo Crab Meat Noodle Soup. Today, Blue Lotus Concepts International forges ahead as Ng continues to create and innovative concepts, with a focus on modern, "fun dining" Chinese cuisine.

Potato Head Singapore Potato Head Singapore

PTT Family, the hospitality and entertainment group renowned for the internationally acclaimed 'Potato Head Beach Club' in Bali and the 'Potato Head' restaurant in Jakarta, opened its first venture outside Indonesia in June 2014, located in the heart of Chinatown in Singapore. Expect mouth-watering juicy burgers from Three Buns by Potato Head Singapore.

Saint Pierre

A name that needs no introduction in the Singaporean dining scene, Saint Pierrecontinues to grow from strength to strength with menu curations that align with their vision of spiritual meaning of cuisine based the pursuit of wellness and the preservation of the future.

Head Chef and Founder of ES Group Chef Emmanuel Stroobant hails from Liege, Belgium and is now a proud Singaporean and a Michelin-star chef. Stroobant oversees curation and operations of all the Group’s restaurants, including Shoukouwa, Rocks Urban Grill and Sque.

Sinfonia

Nestled in the iconic Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, Sinfonia Ristorante strives to deliver a fine dining experience that is accessible for all gourmands. Sinfonia Ristorante seeks to be the home where eating is always a pleasure, with quality seasonal ingredients as the basis of good cuisine.

Three Wisemen

Three Wisemen is a spirited and aspiring team of mixologists who specialise in artisan beverages like cocktails and mocktails. They strive for a collaborative approach with their creative and adaptive squad to provide bespoke and experience driven services to celebrate lives with ounces.

Headed by young and accomplished bartender, Zack Lee, whose bartending roots started at LOOF Bar in 2008, where he realised his love for having conversations with customers over the bar. He has always believed in the art of creating cocktails with the use of local ingredients and takes pride in creating delectable infusions to suit customers’ tastes. Lee’s has won several awards and helmed senior mixologist positions at established bars such as Tess Bar & Kitchen, Bar Stories and Drink Culture before founding Three Wisemen.


ABOUT CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Christmas Wonderland is Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair organised by Blue Sky Events Pte Ltd, successfully attracting close to 3.5 million visitors since its debut in 2014. For more information about Christmas Wonderland, visit www.christmaswonderland.sg.

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