Christmas Wonderland 2023 is back from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 bringing with it the wonderful twinkle of lights and the festive spirit to Gardens by the Bay.
This year, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is spread out from the Supertree Grove to the Meadow, covering over 27,000 sqm of the Gardens. It is celebrating its 10th edition and you can expect the magical lights of the Spalliera, stunning light displays, festive food, enchanting “snowfall”, carnival games, performances and more.
What to Expect at Christmas Wonderland 2023
The centrepiece of Christmas Wonderland 2023 is an intricately-designed Spalliera. Created by Italian craftsmen, this year’s Spalliera is lit by 103,000 bulbs.
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The towering structure is majestically 20 metres tall and has four towers positioned at 45 degrees to the main body, having been inspired by Mesola Castle in north Italy’s province of Ferrara.
Holly Roger, Merry Lane, Gingerbread Grove and Other Light Displays
Manned by a crew of playful elves, the Holly Roger ship is another highlight of this year’s light display.
24 metres long, the Christmas vessel is illuminated by a multitude of lights and makes for a great photo spot. You can also board the ship and occasionally, you will also hear its cannons go off, followed by a puff of smoke!
Then go for a walk through Merry Lane, where snowmen have lined up to welcome visitors to various photo spots.
These include a giant boot, a cosy fireplace and sparkling snowflakes.
Closer to The Meadow is Gingerbread Grove where more light displays, along with food stalls, await.
Walk of Lights
The popular Walk of Lights at Christmas Wonderland 2023 stretches for 65 metres. It is the longest to be presented at the event.
Step inside to the welcoming glow of 75,000 bulbs and be dazzled by its ever-changing colours. The Walk of Lights at Christmas Wonderland 2023 is presented by CDG Zig.
Garden Rhapsody & Blizzard Time
Be sure to catch the festive-themed Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove and revel in the music of Christmas classics.
Each Garden Rhapsody show is immediately followed by the popular Blizzard Time inside the Spalliera where you can frolic in falling “snow”.
The Garden Rhapsody shows take place at 7.45 pm, 8.45 pm and 9.35. pm daily.
Meet Jolly Santa
Ho, ho, ho! Look who’s set up home at Christmas Wonderland 2023! Santa, of course! Get to meet him at his home on the festival’s grounds.
Carnival Games & Rides
While at Christmas Wonderland 2023, you can put your skills to the test at carnival games such as Ring Toss, Fishy Fishy, and Snowball Smash located at Supertree Grove. Each game starts from S$6.
Then chug on over to Frosty’s Fairground at The Meadow for amusement rides like Bumper Cars, Flying Dumbo, Meteorite, and a Carousel.
This year, there is an illuminated playground LumiLand too.
Rides start from S$6.
Food & Feasting
One of the best ways to enjoy Christmas Wonderland is to grab some food and soak in the atmosphere. At over at food stalls from popular brands like Brewerkz, GoPizza, Mexi-Go and Burger & Lobster.
At the Hindrick’s Christmas Cracker Bar area, you can sit down to enjoy your meal while being entertained by performers.
Kids even have a little play area to occupy themselves too.
Want to get some shopping done? Make your way to Mistletoe Alley where you can shop at stores like Miss Sweetie, RuffCo and Re.juve.
Tips & Christmas Wonderland 2023 Tickets
Christmas Wonderland is a wonderfully festive fair to visit in December with family and friends.
To enjoy the experience, one tip we have is to go prepared to enjoy the atmosphere with the music in the air and beautiful lights. Don’t expect to power through the attractions. Instead, take the time to stop, linger and savour the spirit of the holiday season.
We would also recommend coinciding your visit with Garden Rhapsody and Blizzard Time. It is a magical part of the experience.
You should be prepared to spend on some food, rides or games when visiting Christmas Wonderland. Take it as part of the experience and a time to have a treasured experience with friends and family.
Lastly, you should be sure to purchase your Christmas Wonderland 2023 tickets before arriving at the gates. You will find a large crowd gathered outside the entry lanes. These will be people who haven’t bought the tickets yet and are trying to purchase them just before going in.
If you buy your tickets in advance, you can go straight to join the screening queue to get in.
If you are worried about the weather, you can wait till closer to the time that you plan to go to buy your tickets. But you can purchase them as you make your way to the entry point. You don’t need to purchase them AT the entry point.
You can get your Christmas Wonderland 2023 tickets from Trip.com, the official ticketing partner.
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay is from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Other activities and sights that you can look forward to at Gardens by the Bay include:
- Celebrate YOUth!: Electric Garden, a free series of concerts, will take place across two weekends on December 16 and December 17, as well as from December 22 to December 24. Headlined by local acts such as Charlie Lim, Benjamin Kheng, Iman Fandi and Linying, the concerts are also a platform for community performers such as migrant worker band Betelgeuse, Institute of Technical Education Show Choir and local dance school Danz People, to showcase their talents alongside celebrity names in dynamic pairings.
- A magnificent 25m-tall Christmas tree-shaped luminarie dotted with 45,000 light bulbs greets visitors at Golden Garden the moment they arrive at Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can then stroll under seven dazzling Frontone luminarie arches with intricate designs and heights of up to 18m that line the pathway leading from Golden Garden to the cooled conservatories.
- Poinsettia Wishes floral display at the Flower Dome with the theme of Vikings in a Nordic-inspired winter landscape. More luminarie light installations adorn the landscape of the floral display, which also features over 20 real Christmas trees of up to 6m tall and over 20 poinsettia varieties. Poinsettia Wishes is on until January 1 next year. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
You can find out more about Christmas Wonderland 2023.
While at Gardens by the Bay, you may also be interested in visiting Poinsettia Wishes at the Flower Dome.
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