Snow, skating and winter fun at Gardens by the Bay's Christmas Wonderland

Visitors to the Gardens by the Bay's Christmas Wonderland celebrations will be able to experience the thrall of winter this festive season.
Visitors to the Gardens by the Bay's Christmas Wonderland celebrations will be able to experience the thrall of winter this festive season.PHOTO: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.PHOTO: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.PHOTO: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.
Scenes from Christmas Wonderland celebrations at Gardens by the Bay in 2014.PHOTO: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

SINGAPORE - Ice skating in the middle of towering trees, making snow angels at a playground, and an European-style festive market.

Visitors to the Gardens by the Bay's Christmas Wonderland celebrations will be able to experience the thrall of winter this festive season without having to leave the tropics.

The event is back in its second year and will open on Nov 28, running for a month. Last year, it drew over 900,000 visitors and the organisers hope to surpass that number this time round by introducing a host of interactive events and activities, in addition to bringing back old favourites such as Baroque-style light sculptures .

There will be game stalls, a vintage carousel, funfair rides, an ice skating rink and an indoor snow playground. There will also be Christmas parades, choral and opera performances, and theatre shows.

Admission to the venue itself is free and entrance fees for the rides and attractions range from $4 to $14.

"There was such a high level of excitement for what you could visually see last year, so we needed to up the gambit for what you could also do," said Ms Sarah Martin, the director of co-organiser, Blue Sky Events.

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