If you are in Singapore during this Christmas festive season and would like to soak in the Christmas atmosphere, look no further because Singapore’s very own award-winning Gardens by the Bay will have what you are looking for.
At the Yuletide in the Flower Dome, not only you can enjoy the cool climate which is similar to the Christmas climate overseas, there are also beautiful flowers and decorations reminding you of Christmas in cooler climate.
Photo Credit: Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay. Minister Khaw Boon Wan (left) and Dr. Kiat W. Tan, CEO, Gardens by the Bay, lighting up the Spalliera, the largest Luminarie light structure at Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay
Our Parenting World was invited to attend the inaugural Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay officially launched on 28 November 2014 with the illumination of the majestic Spalliera – the largest Luminarie light sculpture at the event – by Guest of Honour, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for National Development.
Guests, including beneficiaries from the Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, witnessed the enchanting Italian Luminarie light sculptures light up the Gardens while partaking in a bustling European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove and getting into the winter holiday spirit with Yuletide in the Flower Dome.
Jointly organised by Blue Sky Events and Gardens by the Bay, Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is set to redefine the experience of celebrating the festive season in the tropics with unique installations and programmes specially curated for all to enjoy.
We absolutely love the Christmas atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay that we went back recently, join us as we show you around Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay which is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Wow!
Before entering into the Flower Dome, do spend time to explore around the exterior especially at the Supertree Grove.
Upon entering the Gardens by the Bay, immediately you will see rows of beautifully decorated Christmas Tree.
This is one of the hot spots for photo taking infront of a huge beautifully decorated Christmas Tree just besides the Luminarie light structures.
Another hot spot for photo taking, Luminarie light structures, they are specially handcrafted and flown in from Italy.
Luminarie light structures are even more beautiful, dazzling and spellbinding when the sky is dark.
Visitors can look out for a wide variety of performances at the stage of the beautifully illuminated Casa Armonica gazebo.
The boys relaxing at The Spalliera which is the largest Luminarie light structure at Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay. Many visitors are seen sitting at the area enjoying the gentle breeze while admiring the beautiful structure.
At nightfall, it looks so stunningly beautiful!
If you are feeling hungry, tired, thirsty or looking for gifts or souvenirs, you can find them all at the European-style Festive Market.
We came to a spectacular 200-year-old Spiegeltent, specially imported from the Netherlands and pieced together by hand for Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay. The boys couldn’t imagine that this is actually a 200 years old tent!
They are so amazed and impressed with the tent!
The top part of the tent.
The Festive Market will run till 21 December 2014, while the Luminarie light sculptures will be lit up till 1 January 2015 and Yuletide in the Flower Dome will continue till 6 January 2015. Access to Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay is free, while admission charges apply to the Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay.
To find out more about Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay, please click HERE.
Now we moved on to visit Yuletide in the Flower Dome:
The temperature inside the Flower Dome maybe a bit cold for some, do bring a sweater or jacket just in case especially for the young ones.
We are at the Flower Dome, Di Di is so happy that he stretches out his hand to feel the Chrismasy atmosphere in the air!
Take a leisure stroll and lots of pictures along the charming little town.
Not forgetting to admire the various poinsettias widely used for Christmas floral displays.
If you like bears like some of our friends, there are lots of bears at the Flower Dome and on the Christmas trees. There is even a Santa Bear!
Of if you simply adore Snowman especially after watching the 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film “Frozen”, there are lots of Snowman for you to take pictures with.
What’s Christmas without Reindeers, that reminds us of the ever-popular “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” song.
Our Parenting World team would like to thank the lovely organisers and Gardens by the Bay for having us. We had a wonderful time soaking in the Christmas atmosphere at Gardens by the Bay.
Find out about Gardens By The Bay first mobile app to connect visitors with nature through innovative technology, please click HERE to read about it.
Christmas Online Special
Enjoy a 10% advance ticket promotion on admission rates into the cooled conservatories when you purchase your tickets online! This promotion is applicable for tickets purchased through Gardens by the Bay’s Online Ticketing Portal one day or earlier before the intended date of visit. Tickets issued under the Advance Ticket Promotion will be valid until 6 January 2015. Tickets must be purchased online by 5 January 2015. Please visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg for full details. Terms and conditions apply.
Yuletide in the Flower Dome
Date: 17 November 2014 to 6 January 2015
Time: 9am to 10pm
Location: Flower Dome* Operating hours extended to 10pm (29 November to 6 January 2015)
*Admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply.
For more information and updates on Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay, the public can visit www.gardensbythebay.christmaswonderland.sg.