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 became 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. 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 for it, and had to forgo it. 🙁
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
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’s not part of Christmas Wonderland 2017; it requires a separate ticket. Since I was already there, I decided to check out its Poinsettia Wishes festive display before leaving Gardens. Incidentally, this was 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