The annual festival Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay goes online for 2020
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay has been the highlight of the Yuletide season here in Singapore. However, since safety and social distancing is a priority, the seventh edition of Christmas Wonderland is going to be a fully virtual experience. Gain access to the Christmas Wonderland festivities by purchasing a Virtual Christmas Wonderland membership. There are three different membership tiers to consider, priced at $8, $15, and $25. Each tier has its own stack of benefits and will unlock the Virtual Christmas Wonderland app, which contains a whole world of wonder and enchantment to explore. Expect hyper-realistic graphics and lots of interactive content that’ll have you saying Ho, Ho, Ho in no time! Members also stand a chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes in The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway and get a limited edition Christmas Wonderland plush bear delivered right to your doorstep.
Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 Highlights
360-Degree Virtual Christmas Lights
Love a good puzzle? Then look out for a new weekly puzzle and use the given clues to find the right answer. There are five puzzles and five chances of winning in total, and you can solve them on your own or work in a team. Those with the right answers will be entered into a weekly draw, where you’ll get to win up to $5,000 in prizes that have been sponsored by Lenovo.
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Since Santa is also socially distancing this year, sign up for a virtual meet-and-greet with Santa at Christmas Wonderland instead! Members can schedule a private three-minute video chat with Father Christmas at your preferred date and time (subject to availability) and an email with all the links and information will be emailed to you.
While there won’t be a festive Christmas market this year, you can still get your shop on at the online Christmas shopping section on the Christmas Wonderland website. Take your pick of fashion buys, festive treats, bespoke pet accessories, handmade jewellery, legwear and so much more – there are more 50 merchants to choose from, including Sephora, Ritz-Carlton, Häagen-Dazs and more.
Santa’s Workshop & Kid-friendly Christmas Activities
Not only will members get to download Christmas e-cards and festive activity sheets for kids using the Virtual Christmas Wonderland app, you can also wander into Santa’s Workshop. Help the merry elves wrap presents and team up with them to battle rogue elves who want to steal presents. Throw a virtual snowball afterwards at the Snow Playground in an awesome multi-player midnight snowball fight game.
If your family would rather see the iconic Luminarie lights in person then head down to Gardens by the Bay between 4 and 27 December to walk along the light installation trail in person. This year’s Luminarie light installations have been handmade by Italian craftsmen using beautiful white wood from the south of Italy. A total of eight light installations will illuminate the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, and there’ll be a festive display by Häagen-Dazs, too. Tickets are priced at $5 each, sold separately from the online memberships. However, you’ll need to pre-book your 30-minute sessions and buy your tickets online up to an hour prior to your visit, as tickets will not be sold on-site. Walk of Lights complements the overall Virtual Christmas Wonderland experience
Excited to step into the virtual world of Christmas Wonderland? Here’s a quick recap of all the important details:
Christmas Wonderland 2020
When: 19 November 2020 to 31 December 2020
Tickets: Packages are priced at $8, $15, and $25, and can be purchased online
Christmas Wonderland, www.christmaswonderland.sg