Reasons You Should Pay $5 To Visit Christmas Wonderland 2020

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Still thinking if you should pay $5 to visit this year’s Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay? We tell you why you should.

If you’re a sucker for Instagrammable Christmas decor, you would’ve definitely heard of Christmas Wonderland at Gardens By The Bay. Even COVID-19 can’t prevent Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair from pulling out all the stops. Christmas Wonderland 2020 marks its seventh year with not just its signature luminarie light installations, but a double-storey carousel in which you can actually ride on.

Expect a total 1,215,600 LED bulbs across nine installations (no kidding!), so expect to razzle and dazzle at the Walk of Lights, a 370-metre-long route that spans across Supertree Grove and The Meadow.

The route will take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete, which includes eight other stunning light installations in brand new designs such as the Path of Tranquility, Cassa Armonica and more. So what if we can’t go on a European Christmas vacation this year?

On till December 27, Christmas Wonderland 2020 is open daily from 6.30pm to 11pm. Can’t decide if you should fork out $5 for a ticket? We tell you why you should. 

1. Impressive light installations

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The Path of Tranquility

Get your cameras ready to take Insta-worthy photos of The Path of Tranquility, 40-metres long, tunnel-like display made up of more than 60,000 LED bulbs. This will be a hit with the kids too.

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The Field of Lights

The Field of Lights is made up of around 1 million LED bulbs. If you line them up in a straight line, it stretches out over 10km — nearly 60 times the height of the Singapore Flyer! 

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The Spalliera

Get into the Christmas spirit under The Spalliera, a stunning 17-metre tall structure handmade by Italian craftsmen using white wood from the South of Italy. Perfect spot to get a shot with your bae.

Did you know it takes 11 days to set up and has 96,000 LED bulbs?

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Wishing Fountain

The Wishing Fountain may stand shorter at 3 metres tall, but it’s glitzy nonetheless. Take a selfie and make a wish — who knows it may just come true. 

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The Magical Carriage

Pretend you’re a Disney princess at this 8-metre long Magical Carriage that has 60-metres of LED neon tube and 600 LED bulbs illuminating the installation.

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Cassa Armonica

In the previous years, visitors who wanted to participate in spreading Yuletide cheer could sing along with performers at the Cassa Armonica gazebo. But no thanks to COVID-19, these performers won’t be there this year. You can, however, still gather in a group of five and channel your inner caroller — just remember to keep your masks on. 

And, if you’re taking selfies, remember to use Zenyum’s Smiles Spread Magic Instagram filter for a chance to win a Christmas limited edition pink ZenyumSonic™ electric toothbrush. Besides these sculptures, be sure to also look out for other dazzling light installations such as Chocolate Obsession Display by Häagen-Dazs, Golden Gift and Crystal Ball.

Things to take note of

This is a one-way route with designated entry and exit points. Tickets must be pre-registered online and visitors can pick from nine daily sessions between 4 to 27 December, 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Click here to purchase your tickets (yes, you can use your SingapoRediscovers vouchers). 

2. The Venetian double-storey carousel

For $10, you can take a ride on the only double-storey Venetian horse carousel in Singapore, which was hand-painted by artists and crafted by skilled craftsmen in Europe.As limited ride slots are available daily, do remember to book in advance! Click here to purchase your tickets.

3. Lucky draw

Oh, did we mention that every ticket holder stands a chance to win a ‘Steak-Cation’ at Hilton Singapore? The package includes a one-night hotel stay for two in a Deluxe Room and a premium sharing steak dinner experience with two-hour free-flow wine at Opus Bar & Grill worth $498++. Who wouldn’t want a swipe at that generous an offer?

To participate, visitors are required to scan the QR code on site to sign up for the lucky draw.

Go on a virtual tour of Christmas Wonderland 2020

If navigating a crowd isn’t part of your ideal Christmas plans, you can always join the festivities at the Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020.

On till December 31, this digital fest is packed with tonnes of interactive content, games for all ages, festive performances, and shopping from the comfort of your home. It isn’t free though — you’ll need to purchase membership (from $8: keep reading to get more info on this) to access the website and/or the app. Depending on your membership tier, you’ll even get a three-minute private call with Santa Claus and a limited edition 25cm Christmas Wonderland plush bear.

Read on for reasons why you should spend that eight bucks (or more) on a ticket.

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1. One ticket serves the entire family

The membership is transferable within the entire family, so the more family members you have, the merrier! Ticket holders are also entitled to unlimited access to the Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020, but there can only be only one login at any one time. 

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2. Online games galore for all ages

Take part in a multiplayer Midnight Snowball Fight game, have a go at carnival games with a digital twist, solve challenging puzzles or help the elves at Santa’s Workshop to pack gifts while stopping rogue elves from stealing presents.

And, if you’re really good, you’re in luck. Top scorers in the online games also stand to win prizes!

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3. Explore an immersive world of wonder and enchantment without leaving your home

You really don’t have to head down to GBTB to see the Walk of Lights when a digitally-reproduced, 360-degree version of The Path of Tranquility is available in the virtual land. What’s more, there are interactive options for you to change the tunnel’s light and sound according to your fancy.

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4. Tune in to exclusive performances and demonstrations

Head over to the Tinsel Theatre where you can indulge in festive performances by artistes, including local acapella quintet MICappella, the Raffles Singers choir, and more. You can also sing along to the performances, submit your own solo or group rendition to stand to win up to $6,000 in the Christmas Song Contest.

While listening to merry tunes, how about picking up a new skill from a list of ‘How To Videos’? You can watch other instructional videos by experts in the fields of craft, food and beverage as you wind down for the holidays. 

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5. The interactive activities 

Depending on the membership tier, visitors can also meet Santa in a three-minute private video call, send personalised e-cards and indulge in online shopping at Bells Market. There are free activity sheets that parents can download to keep their little ones occupied during the holidays.

6. The chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes

All members of Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 will be automatically entered in The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway weekly and grand draws where you will have multiple chances of winning attractive prizes such as staycations at The Warehouse Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Lenovo gadgets as well as $20,000 in cold hard cash.

To get a chance at winning, you have to sign up for a membership first. 

There are three tiers of membership are available: 

Membership typeCostWhat’s included
Blitzen$8– Access to Members Only area of the Christmas Wonderland 2020 website and mobile and desktop apps till 31 December
– The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway (Chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes)
– Puzzlemania (Solve the weekly puzzles and to win up to $5,000 in prizes)
– Stand to win cash in the Christmas Song Contest
– Special offers at selected vendors at Bells Market
Comet$15– Limited edition 25cm Christmas Wonderland plush bear
– Access to Members Only area of the Christmas Wonderland 2020 website and mobile and desktop apps till 31 December
– The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway (Chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes)
– Puzzlemania (Solve the weekly puzzles and to win up to $5,000 in prizes)
– Stand to win cash in the Christmas Song Contest
– Special offers at selected vendors at Bells Market
Rudolph$25– Private 3-minute video chat session with Santa Claus
– Limited edition 25cm Christmas Wonderland plush bear
– Access to Members Only area of the Christmas Wonderland 2020 website and mobile and desktop apps till 31 December
– The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway (Chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes)
– Puzzlemania (Solve the weekly puzzles and to win up to $5,000 in prizes)
– Stand to win cash in the Christmas Song Contest
– Special offers at selected vendors at Bells Market

How to access this online:

  • Buy a ticket here.
  • Create a user account using the barcode number on your SISTIC e-ticket.
  • Download the Virtual Christmas Wonderland desktop/mobile app.
  • Log in with your registered username and password.
  • Enjoy!

Things to take note of

Do note that Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 membership is separately ticketed from the Walk of Lights. The Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 membership does not provide access to the Walk of Lights at Gardens by the Bay.


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By Kendra Tan
Avid promo code hunter and haggler. Kendra doesn’t like paying full price for anything. She’s the best person to bring along if you’re travelling on a budget.