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
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?
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?
The Seasons of Bloom is the finale floral display to mark the tenth anniversary of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations. The floral display is a tribute to the seasons during which different flowers bloom at the Flower Dome. For the Christma celebrations, yuletide-themed things take center stage at the flower field. You can see a dramatic Christmas tree made from poinsettias and an ice cavern where beautiful seasonal blooms have been frozen in icicles. The Seasons of Bloom will remain open from 10th December 2022 to 2nd January 2023. Its opening hours are 9am to 9pm.
At the Christmas Wonderland in Gardens by the Bay, you can see twinkling Christmas lights, and beautiful sculptures and even have some fun during the ‘blizzard time’. You can click pictures with Santa at Santa’s Grotto in St. Nick’s Square, play traditional carnival games and enjoy some wonderful rides. Spend some time ice skating in the rink, shopping at the Christmas markets, and indulging in some delicious food at the food stalls. The Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is the biggest yuletide event in Singapore, and it starts on 2nd November 2022 and ends on 1st January 2023.
The light and sound show known as the Garden Rhapsody is a must-see when visiting the Gardens by the Bay Christmas. During this event, all the supertrees get illuminated and light up to a fun playlist of Christmas songs. The Garden Rhapsody happens twice a day-the first one is at 7:45pm and the second one is at 8:45pm. However, from 22nd December 2022 to 25th December 2022, there is an additional Garden Rhapsody that takes place at 9:30pm every day. The Garden Rhapsody takes place at Supertree Grove in the Gardens by the Bay.
The Nordic Day at the Gardens by the Bay Christmas takes place on 10th December 2022. On this day, you can enjoy some wonderful festive music and have a meet and greet with Santa Claus himself! You can share your most desired wishes with Santa and even give him your Christmas letters when you meet him on Nordic Day. Apart from this, you can also enjoy some lovely musical performances. The lineup for 2022 includes Norwegian Christmas Jazz with the John Pai Inderberg Trio, the St. Lucia choir, and the German European School Singapore Danish Christmas choir.
Keep yourself entertained by participating in fun Christmas workshops at the Gardens by the Bay. Make unique Christmas cards on the 3rd and 4th of December 2022, from 10 am to 6pm, and wreath ornaments on the 10th and 11th of December 2022 from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 6pm. The Christmas terrarium workshop happens on the 13th and 14th of December 2022 from 1am to 6pm whereas the snow globe workshop will happen on the 24th and 25th of December 2022 from 9am to 7pm. The dried floral bouquet workshop is scheduled for 31st December 2022, 1st January 2023, and 2nd January 2023 from 9am to 7pm.
Gardens by the Bay Christmas Special - Highlights
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Gardens by the Bay Christmas is open from 4pm to 11pm every day.
Some of the main highlights of the Gardens by the Bay Christmas celebrations include Mistletoe Alley, Spalliera, and Gingerbread Grove.
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.
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.
For visiting the Christmas Wonderland, you can choose from four slots between 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm every day.
Blizzard time happens five times every day, and each session lasts for around six minutes.
You can park your car in any of the five car parks near the Gardens by the Bay.
The closest MRT station to Gardens by the Bay is Bayfront.