Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

2023 has zoomed past us – and before you know it, the end-of-year festivities are fast approaching us again. After all, you know it’s December when Gardens by the Bay transforms into a dreamy landscape.  

Christmas Wonderland is making its annual return from 1st December 2023 to 1st January 2024. To mark the fair’s 10th anniversary this year, you can expect gorgeous light installations that make you forget you’re in Singapore, classic amusement rides, and a cool Gingerbread Grove, among others. 

Stunning light displays including a pirate ship & 20m-tall castle

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What’s Christmas without Santa? Having decided to give his trusty reindeer a rest this year, Santa and his elves have made landfall on our sunny island aboard the Holly Roger pirate ship this festive season. So all aboard the 24m-long light installation for the best photo ops. Santa himself will also be on hand, ready to tell you if you’ve been naughty or nice.

After which, head to this year’s Walk of Lights, a 65m-long kaleidoscopic tunnel made up of LED lights.  

Christmas Wonderland 2023 Walk of Lights
Walk of Lights
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But of course, you can’t leave without checking out the centrepiece. The highlight of this year’s light installations is called Spalliera, a 20m-tall light display that’s inspired by Mesola Castle in northern Italy. Handbuilt by Italian craftsmen, the structure features 103,000 individual light bulbs, plenty to illuminate those lit IG shots.

Head to The Meadow for carnival games & amusement rides

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For those wanting to relive their childhood memories, head over to The Meadow. This year’s edition features Frosty Playground, a carnival-style space with a range of classic amusement rides that will transport you back to more carefree days. 

Christmas Wonderland 2021 Carousel
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Hop on the Flying Dumbo, or go one round on the Carousel. You can also try your hand at a variety of carnival games including Ring Toss and Fishy Fishy, where you might walk away with an early Christmas gift.

Christmas Wonderland 2023 Flying Dumbo
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Parents can also look forward to Lumiland, a charmingly lit playground complete with illuminated swings, seesaws, and LED decorations. And if you’re hungry, head to the Gingerbread Grove, a sugary-themed zone with food vendors such as Burger & Lobster, Kebabs Faktory, and Sofnade. 

Christmas Wonderland Gingerbread Grove
Gingerbread Grove.
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Make plans to check out Christmas Wonderland 

Even if you’re not travelling this December, there are plenty of things to do in Singapore that will transport you overseas. If you want to take in the festive vibes without getting on a flight to winter destinations, this dreamy wonderland is the next best thing. 

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Tickets this year cost from $8/adult and $6/child, not inclusive of entry to OCBC Skyway, Supertree Observatory, Floral Fantasy and Gardens by the Bay Conservatories. Now, all you have to do is mark your calendars and send this article to your friends and family. 

Find out more about Christmas Wonderland 2023

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Event Information
Christmas Wonderland 2023
Gardens By The Bay,
18 Marina Gardens Drive,
Singapore 018953
01 Dec 2023 - 01 Jan 2024
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tickets: From $8/adult | $6/child

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