Last Updated on 2023-12-09 , 4:04 pm
Winter Dreams Come True: Explore Singapore’s Top 9 Snow-Filled Christmas Delights
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~ Well, at least in Singapore it is.
With the temperature outside comparatively cooler, our annual Christmas On A Great Street brightening up Orchard Road, and fast food chains churning out bundle deals one after another to capitalise on our holiday (and kiasu) spirit… This is about the most authentic Singaporean Christmas experience as you can get.
But why not take it a step further, and actually see snow on our tropical island?
Instead of coughing up your savings to travel to other countries to experience winter (some of us do not have the moolah, and by some I mean me), here are some places where you can live out your snowy fantasies; a hop, skip and an MRT ride away!
Snow City Singapore
Of course, we cannot talk about snow in Singapore without bringing up the OG in the game. Open all year round, Snow City allows Singaporeans to experience what it’s like to live in a sub-zero winter wonderland as and when we feel like it.
For the kids and kids-at-heart, there is a bumper car arena, a shooting arena and the pièce de résistance: a 60-metre-long snowy slope for you to slide down on tubes.
For the parents (and also for the kids-at-heart), you can kick back and enjoy a craft beer at the Ice Bar.
If you’re too busy during the Christmas season to enjoy the festivities, fret not as our good ol’ Snow City Singapore isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
When to find them: All year!
Where to find them: 21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
Candy Snow House @ Changi Festive Village at Terminal 3
Moving from the west all the way to the east, the annual Changi Festive Village returns this year sporting a colourful and scrumptious-looking Candy Wonderland theme!
One of their main attractions is a Candy Snow House, where guests can experience lighted ice sculptures, a snow playground with see-saws made of ice, and a sports zone where you can play mini-golf and even basketball!
You are required to come in long pants and bring along a pair of socks before entry, so take note!
When to find them: 4 November 2023 to 31 March 2024
Where to find them: 65 Airport Blvd., Terminal 3, Singapore 819663
Christmas Wanderland @ Marina Square
Are you a Sanrio-enthusiast? Then this is the right place for you!
This year, Marina Square pulled out all the stops with an adorable Sanrio-themed Christmas experience complete with a Cinnamoroll Magical Rink, a giant pink Christmas tree and foam snow showers that occur three times a day!
Kids can indulge themselves with a variety of Christmas-themed activities while massive fans of Hello Kitty, Pompompurin and Gudetama can even meet these adorable mascots up close and personal.
Though there is no entry fee, there are limited slots for both the ice-rink and character meet-and-greets, so be sure to head over there early to secure your spot!
When to find them: 23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
Where to find them: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
A Universal Christmas @ Universal Studios Singapore
Singapore’s largest theme park Universal Studios Singapore boasts new and exciting Christmas exhibits and events such as Santa’s North Pole HQ, Santa’s Present Party and Jolly Meet-and-Greets with fan-favourite characters such as Shrek and Fiona!
Park goers can also experience multiple foam snow showers daily at the Let It Snow event, so be sure to whip out your cameras to capture that Insta-worthy moment!
Though a little pricier compared to other places, it is undoubtedly a perfect way to wrap up the year for families with little ones and for those looking to indulge their inner child.
The Christmas celebrations only last for less than a month, though, so hurry on down!
When to find them: 2 December 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Where to find them: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Frosty Holidays @ VivoCity
If spending Christmas all the way at Sentosa isn’t too kind on your wallet, you can head on back to the mainland where you can still experience a fun-filled night with your young ones.
Catching VivoCity’s beautiful foam snowfall that occurs every evening at the outdoor plaza is absolutely free of charge. With a plethora of colourful lights and a majestic 15-metre Christmas tree, it is sure to put a smile on every family members’ face.
When to find them: 17 November 2023 to 25 December 2023
Where to find them: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Snowball Frenzy, Holiday Wonderland with LINE Friends @ Suntec City
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Sometimes artificial snow doesn’t have to come in the form of ice or foam.
Happening daily at the Atrium of Towers 1 and 2, Snowball Frenzy is a massive ball pit complete with four thrilling slides and unique Carousel Baubel Swings.
With a minimum spending of S$50 (with a maximum of two receipts) at Suntec City, shoppers can redeem an e-voucher that admits three people into this attraction.
Be sure to refer to the terms and conditions first before making your trip down!
But if you still want that magical snowy experience, be sure to stick around for the snowfall that occurs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Suntec Plaza.
When to find them: 16 November 2023 to 26 December 2023
Where to find them: 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Snow Splendours @ Tanglin Mall
Still looking for a more budget-friendly option? Snow Splendours still gives you an equally enthralling experience for the price of S$0!
There are daily foam and artificial snow showers occurring in 45-minute sessions around a dazzling Christmas tree outdoors, and they are sure to create long-lasting fond memories for the little ones!
But… Maybe bring that extra change of clothes, just in case.
Tanglin Mall also delights shoppers with an avalanche – pun very much intended – of other family-friendly activities such as a meet-and-greet with Santa, storytelling sessions and taking photos with a larger-than-life snowglobe.
When to find them: 16 November 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Where to find them: 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay
Now we’re bringing in the BIG guns.
Singapore’s biggest yuletide event Christmas Wonderland celebrates a decade of bringing joy to both Singaporeans and tourists by making its grand return to Gardens by the Bay.
Presented by Trip.com this year, the event boasts a larger-than-life fairground with carnival rides, games and festive treats to get your energy going throughout the night. You can even meet and snap a photo with Santa Claus!
Of course, one of the main highlights is the spectacular foam snowfall at Blizzard Time which allows guests to experience snow in the tropics.
Along with the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show, stunning Supertree displays and a 20-metre-tall majestic Spalliera, even the Grinch would be put in a festive mood!
When to find them: 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Where to find them: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice @ Bayfront
Finally, while you’re already at the Bayfront area, why not pay Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice a visit?
Taking place at the Bayfront Event Space, you can be transported into an ethereal winter playground that is sure to delight people of all ages.
Hailed as the biggest pop-up winter-themed attraction in Singapore, guests can enjoy fresh, fluffy snow pumped out by machines used in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Attractions include a 4.5-metre-high ice slide, Ice Curling, and 260 sqm ice cycling rink.
(And yes, couples, there are tandem bikes available too so you wouldn’t be separated)
No more envying those characters on screen! You can finally film your own American Christmas movie by having your own snowball fights and making your own snow angels!
When to find them: 1 December 2023 to 29 January 2024.
Where to find them: 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
So? What are you Waiting For?
Why dream of a white Christmas when you can experience it right here on our shores?
Whether you’re gliding down icy slopes or dancing in foam snow, these destinations let you create cherished memories without needing a plane ticket.
Embrace the spirit of the season, and let the snowy festivities add a touch of wonder to your tropical holiday celebrations!
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