Christmas wonderlands have popped up all over the island not just offering all the festive feasts you can eat, but also a dazzling plethora of artisan markets to get gifts for yourself, your home and your loved ones; snowfall shows, musical extravaganzas and amusement park rides; and even an outdoor skating rink to skate under the stars. Here are our top picks to visit:
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Where: Gardens by the Bay
When: Now till 26 December
What to expect: Besides flying reindeer? 80 enchanting light sculptures that form a medieval inspired illuminated world; a 13m-tall Christmas tree; an outdoor skating rink to skate under the stars; a jaw-dropping circus spectacular by the acclaimed Circus Abyssinia from Africa; carnival rides; a Festive Market and SAVOUR, with gourmet food stalls by Monti, Pollen, Shoukouwa, and Saint Pierre; and Blizzard Time, a snowfall show that’s pretty magical.
Enjoy an arctic experience at the upsized Ice Palace at #ChristmasWonderlandSG! Skate at the 400sqm ice skating rink, enjoy an all-new 25m long Ice Slide or make a ‘snow' angel at the Snow Playground. Visit link in bio for timings and to pre-book your preferred session now. Admission charges and selected attractions apply.
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“Endless Wonders” Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City
Where: Ngee Ann City
When: Now till 25 December
What to expect: Over 25 pop-ups including artisanal fashion stores and nine food stalls that dish out gourmet street grub with a festive twist that you can savour under the fairy lights; a Christmas Eve countdown concert; a Santa house where you can sit on the lap of the man himself; and amusement part rides for the kids.
Santa’s Workshop at The South Pole
Where: The South Pole and South Beach Avenue
When: 15-17 December
What to expect: A festive art and artisanal goods market in true The Local People style with movie screenings, fund-raising carnival games by The Social Co.; pop-ups by South Beach tenants including Vatos Urban Tacos, Quaich Bar and Caffe Vergnana 1882; and Christmas carolling nightly.
Grab a place in this workshop within a workshop before the seats run out. @endllxly ✨ Santa’s Workshop @ The South Pole // Join us for a brush lettering workshop this Christmas! There are six different timeslots and two different sessions over three days for you to choose from. To find out more or to sign up, click on link in profile! We will be working on some personalised Christmas gifts, see yall there! 😉 Hosted by @thelocalpeoplesg and @southbeachavenuesg; snapshot by @weareamco!✨ • • #endllxly #handletter #handlettering #brushletter #brushlettering #lettering #handletter #workshopsg
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FlashBang at Somerset
Where: Grange/Somerset Road open air car park
When: Now till 30 December
What to expect: A festive flea market of grand proportion, with over 120 buzzingly creative retailers and gourmet vendors; neon light art and virtual reality installations; live music; and a Glow-Up area where you can body paint, glitter and glow sticks to light up the night.
THE LIGHTS ARE UP! WE HAVE LOADS OF FUN STUFF HAPPENING! From glow up bars, selfie with the neon lights or attend a lava lamp class! All happening right now! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ • #flashbangsingapore #flashbang #neon #lights #fleamarket #singaporefestival #singaporefestivals #local #invadeco #somerset #cool #fun #fleawheresg #fleawhere #singaporefleamarket #localtalent #singaporesinger #sgtalent #supportlocal
Crate and Barrel’s Christmas Market
Where: Crate and Barrel at ION Orchard and OrchardGateway
When: 16 December, 12pm-6pm
What to expect: All the festive decor and luxurious homeware you need, interspersed with yuletide-themed booths by artisanal vendors like mmerciencore and The Paper Bunny, and beauty brands like Clinique and Lab Series.
5 more days and there's simply no other place to go, except for #CrateXmasMarket — your gift shopping destination this season. More treats from us to you like FREE DELIVERY this weekend and our very own Crate and Barrel Christmas Tote bags! Swipe 👈🏻 to find out what other treats are install for you. — Are you ready to jingle your Christmas bells with us. RSVP #LinkInBio — Other treats from us includes our Year End Sale 20% off and 25% off our Holiday Items. Terms and Conditions apply.