Pictures from my mid-week outing to Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland 2017.
It began three years ago. Or was it four? Two? Gardens by the Bay established itself as a permanent attraction of Singapore’s annual Christmas festive light-up with stunning Italian luminarie displays. Kaleidoscopic and dazzling to behold, these elaborate light structures resemble constructs right out of a fairy tale – a Christmas fairy tale, of course. Having experienced “enthusiastic” crowds in past years, I chose a Wednesday to check them out this round. Here are the pictures!
Similar to last year, the grounds for Christmas Wonderland 2017 are pretty spread out. I began the evening at The Meadows, the field area at the western end which is home to two key attractions: Santa’s Grotto and Skating under the Stars. Here is also where Savour is, this being a collection of stalls selling gourmet cuisine.
By the way, Ethiopian Dreams by Circus Abyssinia is also at The Meadows. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get any evening show tickets, and thus had to forgo it. 🙁 (Tip for tourists keen on performances during Singapore festivals. It’s imperative to get your tickets WAY in advance nowadays.)
The Fairground is adjacent to the Meadows and features carnival games and rides. Being really, really sucky at such games, and obviously overaged, I mostly just cruised by this zone.
Festive Market @ Supertree Grove
Update Jan 2, 2018: I rewatched The Godfather Trilogy over the festive week, and guess what, luminaries appear in Part 2. They graced the party grounds in the first Michael segment. Guess luminaries are indeed as Italian as it gets
As expected, the star attraction of Christmas Wonderland 2017 is right at the heart of the Supertree Grove. Called Spalliera, the 22.5 m tall luminarie is also the venue for the immensely popular Blizzard Time tropical snowfall.
The Flower Dome is not part of Christmas Wonderland 2017. Since I was already there, though, I decided to check out the Poinsettia Wishes i.e. this year’s ticketed Christmas festive display. Incidentally, this was also my first night-time visit of the Flower Dome. The Christmas displays were beautiful, but what really blew me away was how spectacular the dome is at night.
Other Luminaries of Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland 2017
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.