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Essential guide to Singapore this Christmas

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need – to hop on a plane and head over to Singapore! Seriously, this city knows how to get into the Christmas spirit. If you happen to be passing through the city on your travels or happen to be stopping for a longer visit (lucky you!), here are some of the amazing things to do in Singapore this Christmas.

Christmas Wonderland, Gardens By The Bay | November 2018 – 26 December 2018
The annual Christmas Wonderland is a must-see highlight of Singapore’s exciting year-end celebrations. Watch the gardens come alive with large-scale illuminations at night, with festivities taking up the space of almost five soccer fields. Marvel at the stunning light sculptures that are handmade by craftsmen from Italy. You will also find festive markets, carnival rides and ice-skating under the stars.
www.visitsingapore.com/festivals-events-singapore/annual-highlights/christmas-wonderland/

Christmas on a Great Street | November – 1 January 2019
Stroll along Orchard Road and take in the festive sights of Christmas as buildings are decorated with Christmas décor and the streets are strung with thousands of fairy lights to create a magical wonderland. Christmas On A Great Street is a surreal world of fun, food and fashion with colourful displays of décor, designs and lights.
www.orchardroad.org/christmas

A Wizarding World at Changi Airport | November – mid February 2019
The magical and magnificent Wizarding World of Harry Potter has descended upon Changi Airport this festive season! Visitors of all ages can enjoy exploring iconic locations from the series, from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade Village, and if lucky, will catch a glance of Hogwarts in the distance. There’s more to do than just sightseeing – get spellbound by daily live shows and simulated snowfall at the Terminal 3 Departure Hall.
changiairport.com/wizardingworldholiday

Hogsmeade at Changi

Disney’s Magical Moments | November – 1 January 2019
For the first time, the famous Orchard Road is decked out in spectacular lights inspired by Disney’s beloved characters. Children can expect to be captivated by the Disney-themed displays and nightly live performances, as icons like Cinderella, Elsa (Frozen) and Woody (Toy Story) come to life. Along the way, check out The Great Christmas Village’s pop-up at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza, which is filled with delectable food and drink, merchandise stands and amusement rides that will keep you enthralled for hours.
www.disney.sg/disney-magical-moments

A Universal Christmas | November – 1 January 2019
This year, Universal Studios Singapore comes alive in true north-pole fashion to celebrate the festive season! Stroll around Elf Town to meet some of Santa’s helpers and witness the stunning Santa’s Snowy Sleigh Parade! Put on your dancing shoes and boogie along to your favourite Christmas hits at King Julien’s tropical Merry Mambo Madagascar Christmas Party! You can also sing classic Christmas hits with Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe.
www.rwsentosa.com/en/shows-and-events/christmas/universal-christmas

Glowing Ocean, S.E.A Aquarium | November 2018 – 6 January 2019
S.E.A Aquarium transforms into a mystical water wonderland with 40,000 glowing sea creatures, scuba Santa and mesmerising light installations. Visitors can explore five multi-sensory zones from the radiant lights of the Crazy Colourful Corals zone to the Abyssal zone, which uses holograms to discover the weird and wonderful deep sea fish living in pitch black darkness.
www.rwsentosa.com/en/shows-and-events/christmas/sea-aquarium

Christmas at ArtScience Museum | 2 December 2018 – 6 January 2019
Sketch Christmas, the festive addition to the museum’s permanent FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science exhibition is happening at the ArtScience Museum. The latest festive installation is where visitors can enjoy 10 new interactive art works and see Santa deliver presents at the click of a button.
www.marinabaysands.com/museum

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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