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16 Things To Do At Marina Bay Sands To Reward Yourself This Christmas

Unwrap Christmas At Marina Bay Sands 2018

It’s time to bust out your advent calendars ‘cause Christmas is coming! As we bid adieu to an eventful 2018, this holiday is the perfect chance to catch up on your zzz’s or better yet, treat yourself to a slew of promos and merry activities.

In true Crazy Rich Asians fashion, Marina Bay Sands is hosting many jolly ol’ treats – from 4D installations that you can control with your phone to a 3-course meal at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant.

Here’s what you can expect.

– Leisure –

1. Interact with the Digital Light Canvas installation with just your smartphone

They say the world is your canvas, so prepare to bring yours centre stage with Digital Light Canvas. This 4D installation features a 14-metre light sculpture dangling over an LED floor. The result: a whimsical art piece that changes according to your movement.

For instance, the LED floor can display ten thousand fishes swimming beneath your feet before segueing into an enchanting floral display that lets you paint calligraphy strokes with just your footsteps.

Top up an additional $50 and you’ll get to write your own custom message!

To get in on this, simply pay $5 and you can stock up on your IG ammo for the next few weeks. But if you’re a ticket holder to the FUTURE WORLD: WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE exhibition, your admission is free!

Address: North Promenade, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: Sun – Thurs: 11:30AM – 9PM | Fri – Sat: 11AM – 10PM

2. Rock on to hits by George Michael like Careless Whisper at the FAITH & FREEDOM concert

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George Michael fans may have thought that they’re never gonna dance again, given his untimely death but with the FAITH & FREEDOM concert, they’ll finally have some faith in the sound.

Happening from 14th to 15th December 2018, the fully-narrated concert will have a full orchestra and live choir, so you can groove to tunes like Faith, Freedom, and Careless Whisper.

Opt for a Show and Dine package* and you can get tickets and a pre-show dinner from just $62.50 at:

  • Adrift
  • Dallas Cafe and Bar
  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar
  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
  • TWG Tea

*For more details, click here

3. Recharge with a staycay at the world-famous hotel

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Let’s face it, we may have been to Marina Bay Sands countless times for shopping or entertainment but staying there? That’s a luxury few can stake claim to.

Luckily, you can treat yourself to a lil’ R&R this holiday with their Festive Stay Package! This deal lets you enjoy up to $40 off your room per night and to check in early, allowing you to access the legendary infinity pool first if your rooms aren’t ready.

4. Party hearty on a rooftop at CÉ LA VI  and LAVO

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True party animals know there’s no better way to unwind than to hit the club. Well, at CÉ LA VI, you can dance the stress away while enjoying a panoramic view of Singapore. Ladies will be glad to know that they can enjoy complimentary entry every Wednesday night, complete with a free glass of bubbly.

If you love dressing up, keep an eye out for LAVO’s Saturday Soiree which has different themes every week. Their cover charge usually costs $20 after midnight but you’ll get free entry if you’re dressed according to the theme. Upcoming themes include the 80s & 90s, as well as Ugly Christmas Sweater.

5. Watch a dazzling display of lights and waterworks for free

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If you’re up for even more light displays, head to the Event Plaza for Spectra. This free 15-minute show features art projections beamed onto sprays of water, set against a synchronised soundtrack.

Be sure to get your cameras ready for when the jet sprays become a 12 metre-high glass prism.

6. Enjoy 1-for-1 entry to ArtScience Museum

For those bringing a special someone, be sure to check out one of the many ArtScience Museum exhibits, such as Transcending Boundaries in Future World which features a 6-metre tall digital waterfall that extends beyond the gallery wall onto the floor to flow around the feet of the visitor.

Plus, enjoy 1-for-1 Standard Adult tickets, with a complimentary Sands Rewards membership which lets you have twice the fun at half the price!

7. Spring for a new pair of glasses at Gentle Monster’s flagship store

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Own the same pair of shades of your fav’ K-idol by heading to Gentle Monster’s flagship in Marina Bay Sands. The famous South Korean brand has a slew of trendy shades and glasses that’s perfect for any occasion.

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If you’re planning to stay ahead of the fashion curve, opt for the oversized ones that’ll help make your face look smaller.

8. Unleash your inner Formula 1 racer with Ultimate Drive

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With Ultimate Drive, you don’t have to wait for the next F1 race to catch fast cars on the streets of Marina Bay. In fact, they’re shifting things to the next gear by letting you steer the wheel.

That’s right. From just $378, you can drive either a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder or McLaren MP4-12C on the F1 course itself!

– Food –

9. Have a 3-course meal at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

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Anyone can appreciate the sumptuous fare at Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay. The restaurant will be serving 3-course festive options from now till 25th December.

One combo you can opt for is the squid ink cured salmon starter that’s served with tobiko caviar and cucumber ribbons. After that, indulge in the braised turkey leg main that’s doused in bacon sauce. Finally, top off your evening with the pumpkin and pecan nuts pie.

Address: L1-81, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

10. Feast on Club55’s extensive Christmas Eve Buffet

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For a feast that’ll satiate both your belly and eyes, head to Club55 on Christmas Eve for their buffet (S$180++ for adults, S$78++ for children). There, you can indulge in charcuterie, mains and wines against a breathtaking skyline – 55 storeys above ground!

You can expect the likes of Welsh Lamb Rack with Green Mustard Jus, Slow-cooked Iberico Pork Cheek with Savoy Cabbage, and King Crab Lychee paired with Citrus Aioli. Coupled with unlimited servings of fresh oysters, sea urchin and king salmon, this is the place to be if you’re looking to go all-out before starting your #fitspo resolution.

Address: Level 55, Hotel Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands

11. Eat a lavish 4-course meal with caviar and foie gras at db Bistro and Oyster Bar

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There’s no better time to spoil yourself this festive season. And you can’t go wrong with db Bistro and Oyster Bar’s lavish 4-course menu (S$120++ per person). The spread lets you experience items that have seemingly leapt off a Masterchef kitchen like Oscietra Caviar with Smoked Scottish Salmon and Guinness Blini, Foie Gras Marbre, Brittany Turbot with Wild Mushroom and Chocolat Bûche de Noël – a signature creation by Chef Daniel Boulud.

Address: B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

12. Experience authentic Italian cuisine with Nostra Cucina’s 4-course meal

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Italy is home to some of the world’s greatest dishes and Nostra Cucina is letting you try them, without a plane ticket, thanks to their 4-course Christmas Eve menu (S$98++).

Making up this menu is an array of authentic Italian food like Chestnut Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms, Iberico Ham Chop with Apple Mostarda and Torta Caprese with Eggnog Gelato.

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They will also have a 3-course Christmas Day brunch menu ($98+ per adult, S$68++ per child) that’s inclusive of a dessert buffet. That means an all-you-can-eat dolci buffet with assorted biscotti, peppermint cupcakes and chocolate log cakes.

Address: B1-42, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

13. Gobble up RISE’s holiday dinners comprising roasted turkey, Hokkaido scallop and Wagyu beef

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Sometimes, all you need for a memorable Christmas dinner are the classics. Think beef, turkey and Yorkshire Pudding. Well, RISE  is bringing the good ol’ favs to new heights with their Royal Christmas Feast (from $68++) which will have traditional roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, pan-seared Hokkaido scallop, baby abalone and Christmas pudding.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. After Christmas, be sure to try their Feast to New Beginnings buffet (from $68++) that’ll have a glorious spread of Moroccan-style roasted whole baby lamb, pan-seared foie gras, roasted Australian wagyu hip and salmon coulibiac with champagne sauce.

Address: Hotel Lobby, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands

14. Treat your sweet tooth with the SweetSpot’s edible centrepieces, cakes and cookies

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It’s not Christmas without snacking on oh-so-sweet goodies. Hit SweetSpot for a wide selection of festive cakes, pralines and cookies that will be available till 31st December 2018.

Their Signature Christmas Tree (S$70) comprises chocolate-covered candied almonds, toasted coconut flakes, chocolate ornaments and sugar rocks, making it a centrepiece you can ravage once the festivities are over.

Address: Hotel Lobby, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands

15. Get a traditional Christmas dinner set from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar under $50

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Thanksgiving may be over but as Yardbird Southern Table & Bar shows, there’s always room for more turkey in our lives.

Their new holiday menu ($48++) consists of carved oven-roasted turkey breast, served with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and then drenched in turkey gravy.

Assuming you’ve successfully braved that mountainous feast, end your meal on a sweet note with their pumpkin tiramisu which is paired with almond biscotti, candied pecan ice-cream and caramel.

Address: B1-07 & L1-82, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

16. Go ham on Waku Ghin’s 10-course menu which includes truffle tenderloin, Canadian lobsters and Botan shrimp

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At $550++, Waku Ghin’s 10-course Christmas menu packs the heaviest price tag on this list but that is to be expected, considering:

  1. They’ve been awarded 2 Michelin stars
  2. Every ingredient on the menu is fine-tuned before they’re served

For those with pockets and bellies deep enough, their menu of marinated botan shrimp, sea urchin, caviar, truffles and lobsters will definitely strike your fancy.

Sands Rewards members can also get 10% instant Reward Dollars on your bill when you dine here, which racks up to a lot.

Address: L2-01, Dining Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Celebrate Christmas at Marina Bay Sands

Whether it’s to marvel at a mesmerising 4D installation or indulge in decadent 4-course meals, there’s something for anyone looking to treat themselves this Christmas at Marina Bay Sands.

To make your shopping a lil’ easier, check out the 16 Festive Treats that’ll change daily in the days leading up to Christmas. You can expect great deals like 1-for-1 lunch buffets at RISE or free hampers at Waku Ghin.

With so many establishments here to shop and dine from, racking up a hefty bill will be an easy feat. That’s why MBS is giving you a greater reason to splash the cash with complimentary parking and gift wraps when you spend $100, and a $150 voucher with $3,500 spend.

So if you’re looking for the perfect place to spend that nice holiday bonus, make a date to Marina Bay Sands and end 2018 with a bang!

Find out more about Marina Bay Sands’ Christmas promotions here!

This post was brought to you by Marina Bay Sands.

Hazeeq Sukri

Writer. Actor. Director. Liar.

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