We might not have snow or pine trees, but nothing signals that Christmas is upon us like the return of Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. The sixth edition of the Christmas festival returns this November 29 to December 26 with parades, theatrical productions, sculptures, installations and more.
A new event to look forward to is the Christmas Parade, where familiar festive characters rove around on three different floats throughout the fairgrounds to spread Christmas cheer. Visitors can also make a stop at the interactive Santa's Workshop installation and go through the wintry forest and into a giant snow globe before meeting Santa Claus himself for a picture-perfect family snap.
Get your camera ready for the dazzling display of over 40 majestic light sculptures including the tallest illuminated Christmas tree in Asia and a 21-metre-tall Spalliera inspired by the iconic towers of San Gimignano in Tuscany. Fun fact: over 360,000 bulbs are used in the majestic sculptures to light up the fairground. After all, what is Christmas without the over-the-top lights to set the mood?
If you enjoy your Christmas pantomimes, there are four family-friendly theatrical productions to enjoy. Cheer on circus performers from Australia's Trash Test Dummies, sit down for smash-hit London production Snow Play, enjoy an adaptation of the classic story of The Old Shoemaker by local collective Five Stones Theatre and be fascinated by the illusions of Vitaly Beckman with Pure Wonder.
Christmas Wonderland starts on November 26 and admission is priced from $6.