Where to Ring in Christmas (and See Fake Snow) in Singapore
In sunny tropical Singapore, having snow on Christmas day is as rare as seeing a unicorn. In other words, impossible. However, thanks to technology, you can still bask in the illusions of manmade snow. If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, head down to the following places for some ‘snowy’ fun and extravaganza!
Christmas Wonderland 2017 @ Gardens By the Bay
Every year, Gardens By the Bay plays host to Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland. This year’s Christmas Wonderland is back, bigger and brighter than ever. Promising a magical experience for all, the fair is spread out across a whopping 57,000sqm. Couples can stroll and enjoy the Christmas light display, families can enjoy acrobatic performances by Circus Abyssinia Present Ethiopian Dreams, go for open-air ice skating, play carnival games and more.
If you are hungry, take your pick from the wide range of specially curated food stalls. After your bellies have been filled and gifts have been bought, head down to the Spalliera to bask and play in the snow. The nightly blizzard time occurs up to 5 times each day but is subjected to weather conditions. Head down to Gardens By the Bay for a jolly Christmas this year!
Date: 1 to 26 December 2017
Time: 4pm – 11pm
Snowfall Time: 6:50pm – 6:55pm / 7:55pm – 8:00pm / 8:55pm – 9pm / 10pm – 10:05pm / 10:30pm – 10:35pm
Venue: Gardens By The Bay (Supertree Grove and The Meadow)
Admission Fees: $6 to $10
Snowshow at Changi Airport
Head down to Changi Airport for a merry kawaii Christmas together with your favorite Sanrio characters. Journey through Changi’s mystical garden, where you can find a gazebo and tree-house filled with life-sized Sanrio characters. This is the perfect spot for families with small children over the holiday weekends, and don’t forget to snap a memento photo with the Sanrio displays. Finish off with a mesmerizing music and light show, which culminates in snowfall at the end!
Date: 18 November 2017 to 5 January 2018
Snowfall Time: 3pm and 5pm daily
Venue: Changi Airport T2 and T3
Dazzling Christmas at Tanglin Mall
Every Christmas, Orchard road dazzles and delights with the street lamps and trees decked out in festive lights along the walkway. Orchard road is a sight to behold, and photo opportunities are available at every turn. In short, Orchard road during Christmas is an Instagrammer’s dream come true. Wrap up your Christmas stroll at Tanglin mall where you can enjoy a white dazzling Christmas with their nightly snow display. A stroll down Orchard road will put even the Grinch into the Christmas mood.
Date: 11 November 2017 to 1 January 2018
Snowfall Time: Weekdays, 7.30pm – 8pm
Weekends, 7.30pm – 8pm / 8.30pm – 9pm
Venue: Tanglin Mall
Santa’s Sleigh at Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove
Instead of a cold, wintry Christmas, why not head down to warm, sunny Sentosa for some Christmas fun? Set against the majestic marina of Sentosa Cove, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove presents Tropical Christmas – a festive village of Yuletide wonder to celebrate Christmas with family and friends! Have fun riding on a train through Quayside Isle’s Fountain Plaza, or engage in the various carnival games set up in the Christmas village. The cherry on the cake would be Santa’s Sleigh, where bubbles are released every 15 minutes, creating a whimsical and unforgettable scene.
Date: 1 to 31 December 2017
Snowfall Time: Every 15 minutes
Venue: Fountain Plaza at Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cover
Jolly Jamboree Carnival at AMK Hub
Christmas comes to life in the heartlands. Head down to AMK Hub for your Christmas fix! Shop at the Christmas market for that perfect gift or head to the carnival segment for fun rides and games. Cap the celebrations off with snow at the Snow & Bubble Wonderland. A visit to AMK Hub is sure to be an enormous hit with the family!
Date: 17 November 2017 to 1 January 2018
Snowfall Time: Mon to Thu, 8pm
Fri to Sun & PH, 6pm / 8pm
Venue: AMK Hub Level 1 Main Entrance
Cyber Galaxy Carnival in the Park at City Square Mall
City Square Mall’s Cyber Galaxy Carnival promises to be a blast for everyone. Little ones can enjoy carnival rides, play with snow and have a fun-filled day to remember. Make sure to check the Snowy Playtime that happens daily at 8.10pm. The carnival also boasts classic rides such as bumper cars, inflatable slides, and obstacle courses!
After the games, gather as a family to watch the festive light show in the evening with its kaleidoscope of colours while the kids play in the snow. The Stellar Light shows happen every 30 mins, between 7pm to 10pm every day.
Transformers fans can also take pictures with life-sized Transformers statues brought in exclusively from overseas. For an out-of-this-world Christmas, head down to City Square Mall!
Date: 17 November to 31 December 2017
Venue: Level 1 City Green Park City Square Mall
Admission Fees: redeem a Cyber Galaxy activity pass at the Level 2 Customer Service Counter with a minimum spend of $40 at the mall.
Are you ready for a snowy Christmas? Don’t miss out on these fun-filled events with your loved ones, and bask in the festive mood. Which ones have you been or piqued your interest? Don’t forget to share your experiences with us in the comments below!
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