Last Sunday when my parents were in town, we braved the crowds and went to check out Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay. The event just started the day before and as you can imagine, it was quite crowded.
This Christmas Wonderland is a first of its kind in Southeast Asia with a magnificent display of Luminarie light sculptures covering the gardens’ main entrance all the way to the Supertree Grove. Apart from these light installations, there is also a Christmas market set at the grounds of the Supertree Grove.
With the lights display, the Christmas market and the carolers singing in the background, I felt like we’ve been transported to some parts of Europe. The only thing missing is the crisp wintry air. Ohh, how I missed winter season! So instead of sipping hot mulled wine, it will be iced cold beer instead!
The masterpiece of all the light installations has got to be this- Spalliera, a crown of lights. Standing at 1.7m, it is truly a sight to behold. For four times a day (subject to weather conditions), starting from 7.30pm, it will “snow” inside the Spalliera. You can check the Blizzard Time timing here.
In addition, every night at 7.45pm and 8.45pm, there will be a Garden Rhapsody (Christmas Edition). Be prepared to be entertained with familiar Christmas tunes as the Supertrees come to life in a specially choreographed 12-minutes light show.
We wanted to check out the Flower Dome after the light show but I was told by a staff that it is not recommended as the Dome is lighted by natural light and it will be quite dark inside. And as it was quite late already, we gave it a missed. I was quite disappointed as I really really want to check out the Christmas decorations in the Flower Dome. Well, this calls for another visit to the gardens!
With the cool year end weather descending upon us, do take advantage of it and take a stroll around Gardens By The Bay to see what Christmas Wonderland has to offer. Make sure you bring your camera along!