Christmas at Gardens by the Bay – Magical, Magnificent, Majestic

The Gardens by the Bay never fails to amaze me and my family. Right from the first time we visited it when it was recently opened till today, GBTB has showered us with so much of flower love. So when we got an invite to visit the Gardens by the Bay during December school holidays; I’m going to call it as GBTB in this post; we were more than delighted.

We decided to go there during evening. The purpose was to catch its beauty during day and the glamour in the night. I recommend you also to do the same.

Okay, first things first. Christmas beauty of GBTB comes in 2 flavours – Christmas Wonderland around Supertree area and another is Merry Medley in the Flower Dome. Now this is called as “Double” Festive Joy!

Lemme give you some glimpses of both so that you can go and explore them more in detail. Also, expect a lot of photos in this post though pics can give just 20% idea of the actual fun.

Since it is a holiday season, I saw lot of families visiting with elderly folks. Even we had Grandma with us who came from India to visit us. Now grandma has arthritis and cannot walk properly. But she was insisting that she must visit GBTB under any case owing to some fond memories of her last visit of GBTB – paining legs be damned! I am so thankful to the Gardens by the Bay to make wheelchairs available. At just 2 dollars, we rented out a wheelchair and our grandma was able to see all of  the Christmas glory of the GBTB. Thanks ??

Beautiful Day at the Gardens by the Bay:

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND ??

The Supertree shot is a MUST whenever we visit.

Christmas Wonderland is Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair and it is on for its third edition. This year’s Christmas extravaganza is set to offer double the fun at the expanded fairground.

Some of the attraction are the Italian luminarie light sculptures, carnival activities, and musical performances. Also, visitors will be treated to a bigger shopping and dining experience. Look out for the local debut of the Hi-5 Funtastic House, play with ‘snow’ for some wintry fun at the Ice Palace and explore the magical forest of Christmas trees for a tropical holiday celebration like no other.

Note the details:

Friday, 2 December 2016 – Sunday, 1 January 2017 Time: 3:30pm – 11pm daily
Location: Supertree Grove and The Meadow
Details: Admission tickets to Christmas Wonderland (from $4) can only be purchased online at www.christmaswonderland.sg, subject to availability.
Entry is complimentary for children under 0.9m, for up to 3 children for each paying adult.
Website: www.christmaswonderland.sg for more details.

Time to meet some happy flowers along the way. One simply can’t help admiring Mother Nature’s creations and the way GBTB takes care of them.

The huge gate to usher us into the Flowery Christmasy World…It was an evening and the gate had just started to lit up slowly.

MERRY MEDLEY ??

Flower Dome transforms itself into Christmas Cheerleader. Spot Well-loved stalwarts of the season like poinsettias, amaryllis and Christmas roses grace charming yuletide scenes and majestic conifer trees of different kinds fill the air with their woody, evergreen scent.

And…the Highlight of all festivities – This lovely a lovely ballerina welcoming visitors to come forward. She is cocooned in giant glass globes. Simply beautiful! She is accompanied by the band of  toy soldiers and an angelic choir.

Note the details:

Friday, 11 November 2016 – Thursday, 5 January 2017 9am – 9pm
Location: Flower Dome
Details: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.

I found that the ever-chatty and ever-naughty kids were suddenly calmer and behaving very well observing different types of flowers, trees and of course, Ballerina. Flower Effect!

They played later and ate some snacks…Quite a lot activities for kids.

Glory of the Night at the Gardens by the Bay ??

It was already night and the whole place started looking so different…Magic! ??

The changing colors of the Ballerina. She looks enchanting.

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and the flowers…equally amazing in the night!

Toy soldiers…

We were mesmerized and never wanting to go back home. It was already pretty late now…On our way back, this is how GBTB looked…

The SuperTree…??

What’s more at the Gardens by the Bay:

ASK Me!

Daily “ASK Me!” tours by friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2016 to Thursday, 5 January 2017
Time: Daily at 11am and 3pm
Details: Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are available free, on a first-come, first-served basis.
To participate, gather at the “ASK Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tours will begin when a group of five or more visitors is assembled.
Tours will not be conducted on Flower Dome closure dates.

Christmas Tree by Nathan Hartono & Children’s Cancer Foundation

As part of the “Merry Medley” floral display in the Flower Dome, Nathan Hartono and beneficiaries from Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) will be decorating a Christmas tree with ornaments that they handcrafted together on 27 November.
This special Christmas tree will be on display in the Flower Dome until 5 January 2017.

Date: Sunday, 27 November 2016 – Thursday, 5 January 2017
Location: Flower Dome
Details: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.

“MERRY MEDLEY” FLORAL DISPLAY PROMOTION

This festive season, local residents with Christmas Wonderland tickets will enjoy $4 off local admission rate for Double Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay. Simply present your Christmas Wonderland ticket at Gardens by the Bay ticketing counters to enjoy the offer! Offer is valid from 11 November 2016 to 5 January 2017.

CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD PROMOTION

Thinking of a unique gift? Give a Friends of the Gardens membership to your loved ones this festive season, and enjoy 50% off on your second gift card! Purchase your gift cards at the Friends of the Gardens Centre in Gardens by the Bay. Offer valid from 11 November 2016 to 5 January 2017.

Just don’t miss visiting The Gardens by the Bay this Christmas!!! It’s Magical, Magnificent, Majestic ??

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16 comments on “Christmas at Gardens by the Bay – Magical, Magnificent, Majestic”

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  2. Zwitsy Reply

    I like the concept of the place. Good thing that it is until 5th and that’s tomorrow! Only if I live near the place, I surely won’t miss this chance.

  3. Tiffany Yong Reply

    Gardens By The Bay always have great photo-spots, great for families and couples to take nice photos! Love all the gorgeous flowers there!

  4. Lingling Reply

    I always try to avoid attractions in Sg as I’m worried it’s too crowded. Your pics are too appealing… Trying to squeeze time to visit soon

  5. Jamie Chaw Reply

    Nicely done!!! Every year it never disappoints … Definitely a go to place during this festive season. Hopefully it wasn’t crowded… Glad grandma was able to enjoy it!!!

    Jamie Chaw,

  6. Dee Reply

    GBTB looks really amazing this year, and I wish we could find time to visit too. Looks like a magical Christmas wonderland for sure!

  7. Fred Reply

    Very nice. I have seen Gardens by day, but based on these pics, we should visit again by night. Looks really spectacular with all the lights!

  8. Bhushavali Reply

    OMG!!! That’s Christmas at its best!!! Its perfect!!! The floral display is so gorgeous… The dome is as it is a visual delight and by night with all the lighting, its just spectacular.

  9. Phoebe Reply

    Same here! Whether its day or night.. Gardens by the Bay always look gorgeous and theres something new to see on each of our visit.

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