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Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

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Christmas WonderlandCelebrating Christmas in tropical Singapore got a bit more special this year with over 30 impressive Italian-crafted Luminarie light sculptures and a European-style Festive Market set up at Gardens by the Bay.

Christmas Wonderland

A giant Christmas tree decorated with the Gardens’ signature dragonfly motif greets visitors at the Golden Garden, near the main attraction’s entrance. You can also see the 16-metre tall Frontone arrival arches, the first of the Luminarie light sculptures, leading you into a Christmas Wonderland located in the Flower Dome and the Supertree Grove.

Christmas Wonderland

The Luminaries light sculptures inspired by 16th and 17th-century Baroque architecture were hand-crafted by Paulicelli Illuminations International, a family of Italian craftsmen. I must say the specially-designed pieces blended very well into the tranquil atmosphere of the Gardens.

Christmas Wonderland

Some 95,000 bulbs were used to create the Luminaries, and each bulb meticulously placed by hand before being carefully shipped to Singapore.

Christmas Wonderland

At 17 metres tall and 31 metres wide, the Spalliera located just in front of Supertree Dining is the largest of the Luminaries.

Christmas Wonderland

Other than being a fab photo spot, also look out for the daily “Blizzard Time” (7.30PM, 8.20PM, 9.05PM and 9.45PM; weather permitting) where ‘snow’ made of foam is released to create a wintry scene.

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Snowing in Singapore is definitely fit for #wefie time :)

Christmas Wonderland

Getting an aerial view of the light sculptures from the OCBC Skyway

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Be treated to a myriad of performances at the Cassa Armonica with performances such as 12 Days of Choirs, Festive Sirens and Verses by the Garden Lights By Act 3 Drama Academy.

Christmas Wonderland

Spectacular-looking!

Christmas Wonderland

Other than the light sculptures, you can explore the European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove.

Christmas Wonderland

Satisfy your sweet cravings at pastry chef Janice Wong of 2am:dessertbar’s pop-up store.

Christmas Wonderland

The spectacular Spiegeltent, a two-century old travelling ‘mirror tent’ from the Netherlands makes its first appearance in Asia under the Supertrees. Made of 1,000 pieces of wood, canvas, brocade, exquisite mirrors and stained glass, visitors will get a chance to dine within this enchanting tent for a unique gastronomic experience.

Christmas Wonderland

Originally built in the late 19th and 20th century, only a handful remains in existence. Did you know this particular tent was once found abandoned at a railway station? Now it’s lovingly restored and travelling the world. What a fairytale.

Christmas Wonderland

Do drop by for a different Christmas experience in the tropics, and say cheese! :)

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Festive Market: 29 November to 21 December 2014, 3:00PM to 11:00PM. Food huts open from 5:00PM
Luminarie Lights: 29 November 2014 to 4 January 2015, 7:00PM to 12:00AM
Free admission

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A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

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