H.E Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, has been giving creative direction to the Poinsettia Wishes floral display that adds iconic Nordic landmarks to the annual Christmas Wonderland at Garden by the Bay from 29th November- 26th December 2019.
If you visit the Poinsettia Wishes floral display, see if you can spot the distinct architecture of the Bolgen building in Denmark, Santa Claus Village in Finland, Hallgrimskirkja church in Iceland, Vennesla library in Norway and Triangeln train station in Sweden, ingeniously interwoven into each scene – from Santa’s post office to the reindeer station. Amidst a landscape of poinsettias and winter blooms in shades of red, blue, yellow and white, a charming choir of Nordic gnomes called Nisser adds to the festive cheer.
This year’s carnival will feature its first Christmas parade and a new art installation made with tens of thousands of colourful bulbs so you’ll have one more photo backdrop to play with other than the Italian light sculptures that have been the event’s centrepiece since it started.
Not enough lights, you say? You can also catch a special light and sound Christmas show in the Supertree Grove.
As for the humble Christmas parade, consisting of just three floats, will make its rounds on the event’s carnival fairground on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as Christmas and Boxing Day. Expect to see Santa riding his sleigh, Santarinas, cheeky penguins, and snowmen in the parade.
The plan also consists of nearly 20 rides and games, and the Christmas Village will feature new vendors — names of which will be announced at a later time, according to organizer Blue Sky Events.
Expect a long queue of selfie hopefuls at the event’s new “Walk of Peace,” a 50-meter tunnel structure made with 60,000 light bulbs. The Mistletoe Alley installation will be vamped out with more lights.
New additions to this year’s event also includes a “Santa’s Workshop” corner, where visitors can surround themselves with elves, hard at work wrapping presents and fulfilling the wishes on their list. There will also be theatre performances by international acts such as New York-based illusionist Vitaly Beckman, Australian circus performers Trash Test Dummies, and a London theatre production called Snow Play.
This year’s Yuletide live music sessions and Christmas carolling are courtesy of acts including Singaporean songstress Inch Chua and the Hwa Chong Institution Choir
Tickets starting at S$6 are available online now.
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive