AttractionsSingapore’s largest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, opens till December 26.

Christmas magic dazzles at Gardens by the Bay

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The nightly ‘blizzard’ display brings a touch of Christmas magic in Singapore.
The nightly ‘blizzard’ display brings a touch of Christmas magic in Singapore.
The annual Christmas Wonderland fair has attracted close to 3.5 million visitors since its debut in 2014. Pictured is the fair’s Slice of SAVOUR, which offers a selection of gourmet cuisine by Singapore’s trendiest restaurants.
The annual Christmas Wonderland fair has attracted close to 3.5 million visitors since its debut in 2014. Pictured is the fair’s Slice of SAVOUR, which offers a selection of gourmet cuisine by Singapore’s trendiest restaurants.

The yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, will run for close to a month till December 26, and is headlined this year by illusionist Rob Lake, who performs a 45-minute magic show.

A seven-storey-tall Christmas light up and Christmas-themed light and sound show kicked off the annual festivities of Singapore’s largest Christmas event at Garden by the Bay last Friday (November 30). 

The yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, will run for close to a month till December 26, and is headlined this year by illusionist Rob Lake, who performs a 45-minute magic show.

It will also feature an expanded Santa’s Grotto, where visitors can snap photos of festive installations and meet the bearded man himself; an outdoor skating rink flown in from Switzerland; and nightly ‘blizzard’ sessions. 

Since its debut in 2014, the event has attracted close to 3.5 million visitors. The event saw a record turnout in 2015 of nearly 1.6 million visitors, revealed fair organiser, Blue Sky Events’ creative director, Sarah Martin.

Now a ticketed event, the past two editions have drawn approximately 792,000 visitors, with its expanded event grounds.

Similar to previous years, the fair’s European-style Festive Market will feature unique craft goods and unusual foods, including a giant turkey leg from The Beast, beef tenderloin cube rosti from The 6ixs Rosti and snack bites like cheezy truffle nachos from Chocho Nachos. 

The fair also features a bite-sized version of gourmet food festival SAVOUR. Visitors can look forward to modern French cuisine by Michelin-star chef Emmanuel Stroobant’s Saint Pierre and modern Chinese bites from Blue Lotus by Chef Ricky Ng from S$6. 

Local performers and musicians, including the likes of Joanna Dong, Rani Singam and Andrew Lim and local choral groups will be giving free choral performances at the Cassa Armonica luminarie gazebo.

Admission to Christmas Wonderland 2018 starts from S$4. Additional charges apply for some attractions within the fair. Visitors can purchase their tickets online at www.christmaswonderland.sg or onsite at the ticketing booths. 


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