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Experience Gardens by the Bay During Christmas in a Spectacular Show of Lights and Merriment!

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With Christmas just around the corner, many cities are getting all geared up for the upcoming festive season. If you are in Singapore during this time, you must visit their Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations.

The Gardens by the Bay Christmas is the biggest Christmas fair in Singapore and the best place in the city to celebrate the festival with your family and friends. In fact, more than three million tourists and locals are expected to attend the celebrations here in 2022! The 2022 edition of the fair is the tenth edition of this event and it starts on 2nd December 2022. Over here you can experience some stunning attractions such as luminarie light sculptures, wonderful light displays, the Garden Rhapsody, and dancing supertrees. With six festive zones such as Mistletoe Alley, Santa’s Grotto, and the Gingerbread Grove, there is something fun for everyone at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations in Singapore!

Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Know Before You Go


Opening Hours

The Gardens by the Bay Christmas is open every day from 4pm to 11pm.

    Highlights at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas

    • Mistletoe Alley
    • Blizzard Time
    • Double Storey Carousel

    Gardens By the Bay Christmas Tickets Prices

    • For residents of Singapore, ticket prices range from $12 to $19.
    • For non-residents, ticket prices range from $26 to $38

    What Makes Gardens by the Bay special during Christmas?


    Gardens by the Bay Christmas

    Dazzling Light Sculptures and Blizzard Time: Be dazzled by the twinkling Christmas lights that can be seen everywhere during the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations in Singapore. Marvel at the gorgeous luminarie light sculptures that have been made by artists from all across the world especially for the Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland. Click pictures in front of Asia’s tallest luminaire Christmas tree and enjoy ‘blizzard time’ or manmade snowfall during the celebrations at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas in Singapore.

    Say ‘hello’ to Santa Claus: The Santa’s Grotto at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebration has always been a massive hit with visitors, and this year will be no different. Meet and greet the most famous person from the North Pole-Mr. Santa Claus, during the Gardens by the Bay Christmas. To add authenticity and guarantee a memorable experience for its visitors, Santa’s alpine house at the Gardens by the Bay has been made from pinewood and decorated with reindeer and Santa’s famous sled.

    Festive huts, carnival games and so much more!: Be it adults, children, toddlers, grandparents, or teenagers-the Garden by the Bay Christmas celebrations have something for everyone! At the Mistletoe Alley, you can do some Christmas shopping from the wonderful festive huts and even buy official Christmas Wonderland merchandise from the Happy Hut. If you want to play some fun games and enjoy some rides, then head to the Games Village which has some traditional and much-loved carnival games such as Ring Toss, Pyramid Smash, and Bowling.

    Ice Skating: Slide and glide under the night stars and twinkling Christmas lights at the Garden by the Bay Christmas celebrations in Singapore. At the Meadow, you will find a synthetic ice skating rink where you can skate on ice, even during the tropical climate of Singapore! Sounds fun right? The child-friendly ice skating rink is one of the highlights of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations and is definitely worth a visit!

    Garden Rhapsody: The Garden Rhapsody is a stunning light and sound show that takes place two times every day at the Gardens by the Bay. During the Christmas celebrations here, the light and sound show is customized for the festive season. The supertrees in the supertree grove at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations light up and sway to some wonderful and festive Christmas tunes.

    Indulge in some sumptuous food: A Christmas fair will be incomplete without some delicious food to make your tummy happy. At the Gardens by the Bay Christmas, you can indulge in some delicious food and even try out the gourmet food stalls in the ‘slice of savor’ area of the Christmas fair. At the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations, the focus is on serving delicious gourmet food at affordable prices, and this is exactly what you will get here!

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Tickets


    The best way to experience the Gardens by the Bay Christmas is by booking your tickets online and in advance. This will help you skip the rush of visitors buying on-the-spot tickets and you will be able to choose a time slot that works best for you. Booking tickets in advance will also help you plan your visit to the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations.

    What’s Happening at Gardens by the Bay during Christmas?


    Gardens by the Bay Christmas Special - Highlights


    1Spalliera

    The Spalliera is the crowning glory of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebration. Made by Italian artisans, the Spalliera is intricately handcrafted and stands 21 meters tall. Made from more than 103,000 light bulbs, it takes seven people thirty days to set this structure up at the Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens by the Bay. You can see this eye-catching structure at St. Nick’s Square in Christmas Wonderland. The Spalliera is so beautiful and intricate that you will not be able to stop staring at it!

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Spalliera

    2Navidas Station

    The Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations have some beautiful light displays that are worth checking out. One of these is the Navidas station where you can see a beautiful bus lit up by lights. Feel free to hop aboard and click some wonderful pictures of the bus at the Navidas Station! Located in St. Nick’s square, the bus at the Navidas station is one of the most well-known Christmas light displays at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations in Singapore.

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Navidas Station

    3Double Storey Carousel

    If visiting the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations with family and kids, make sure that you make your kids ride on the gorgeous double-storey carousel at the fair. This carousel is the only double-storeyed Venetian carousel in Singapore! It is hand-painted by artists and crafted by skilled craftsmen in Europe. A ride on the carousel will cost you around $10 and an extra $5 for each adult that accompanies the child. Find this carousel in St.Nick’s square and make Christmas extra special for your kids by giving them a ride on the double-storey carousel.

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Double Storey Carousel

    4Blizzard Time

    Christmas will be incomplete without snow-be it natural or manmade. To make sure your experience at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations is as authentic as possible, you can enjoy a ‘blizzard time’ when you visit the fair. The ‘blizzard time’ creates a snow effect in the Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens by the Bay. Blizzard time happens five times every day from 6:30pm to 10:35pm. Each session of the ‘snow’ lasts for approximately six minutes and this happens at the Supertree Grove in the Gardens by the Bay.

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Blizzard Time

    5Gingerbread Grove

    The Gingerbread Grove is another must-visit highlight at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebration. Over here you can see two main attractions-the Whimsical Windmill and the Walk of Lights. The Whimsical Windmill is a 10 meters tall brand new kinetic light display that features around 35,000 bulbs and is set in a field of 250 candy canes. The Walk of Lights tunnel features 50,000 programmable LED lights that illuminate a myriad of colors throughout the 50 meters-long tunnel.

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Gingerbread Grove

    6Mistletoe Alley

    At the Mistletoe Alley, you can find festive huts, the games village, various food stalls, and some fun rides. Decorated with pretty lights and enchanting decorations, the Mistletoe Alley is one of the most amazing highlights of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations. The Mistletoe Alley features an eclectic selection of huts by brands such as Candescent Box, Dollop Photo Booth, and Happy Rei. You can also purchase official Christmas Wonderland merchandise from the Happy Hut in the Mistletoe Alley.

    Gardens by the Bay Christmas - Gingerbread Grove

    Tips to Visit Gardens by the Bay During Christmas


    • These tips will come in handy when visiting the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations in Singapore.
    • Since you will be walking a lot, make sure that you wear comfortable footwear when you visit the Gardens by Bay Singapore.
    • Book your tickets for the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations online and in advance.
    • To enjoy the famous Garden Rhapsody, plan to visit the Gardens by the Bay after 7pm.
    • If you want to enjoy the ‘blizzard time’ at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations, plan your visit according to the schedule of the blizzard time.
    • If you are traveling to the Gardens by the Bay by car, there are five car parks available near the area.
    • Arrive early to avoid the crowds and get a good parking slot at the car park.
    • If you want to go ice skating, you will have to purchase a separate ticket from the booth near the ice skating rink. Admission to the ice skating rink is not included in your Christmas Wonderland ticket.
    • Tickets that are sold on the spot at the Christmas Wonderland are more expensive than the tickets purchased online.
    • Do click a family picture with Santa in front of Santa’s Grotto at St. Nick’s Square.
    • The best place to view the Garden Rhapsody is from the OCBC skyway.

    Getting There


    By MRT: To get to the Christmas Wonderland at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, you must get down at Bayfront station which is the closest MRT station to the place. Both the Circle Line and the Downtown Line will take you to the Bayfront MRT station. The code of the Bayfront Line on the Circle and Downtown Line is CE 1 and DT16 respectively. After getting off at Bayfront, exit the station from Exit B, and after walking for five minutes, you will reach the Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland.

    By Bus: Take Bus number 400 and get down at Bus Stop 03771 along Marina Gardens Drive and walk the short distance to the Gardens by the Bay.

    By Car: You can easily type in the address on Google Maps and follow the directions to reach Gardens by the Bay. There are five car parks near Gardens by the Bay and you will be charged $0.03 per minute at these car parks.

    FAQS


    What are the opening hours of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas?

    The Gardens by the Bay Christmas is open from 4pm to 11pm every day. 

    What are some of the highlights of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas? 

    Some of the main highlights of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations include Mistletoe Alley, Spalliera, and Gingerbread Grove. 

    Are there any special Christmas workshops at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas? 

    Yes! You can create unique Christmas cards, wreath ornaments, and your very own snow globe by participating in the workshops at the Gardens by the Bay during Christmas time. 

    What are the timings for the Garden Rhapsody? 

    The Garden Rhapsody takes place at 7:45pm and 8:45 pm every day. From 22nd December 2022 to 25th December 2022, an additional Garden Rhapsody happens at 9:30pm every day.  

    How many slots are available for the Christmas Wonderland? 

    For visiting the Christmas Wonderland, you can choose from four slots between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm every day. 

    How many times does Blizzard Time happen at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas?   

    Blizzard time happens five times every day, and each session lasts for around six minutes. 

    Where can I park my car at the Gardens by the Bay? 

    You can park your car in any of the five car parks near the Gardens by the Bay.

    Which MRT station is closest to the Gardens by the Bay? 

    The closest MRT station to Gardens by the Bay is Bayfront. 

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