Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay


Gardens By the Bay have created a beautiful European style Christmas Wonderland in the gardens around the Supertree Grove.
Gigantic Luminarie light sculptures feature throughout the display and were constructed and  imported from Italy. In the middle of one of these sculptures, snow making machines projects snow several times a night creating a White Christmas experience in the tropics.
Also imported from Italy is an illuminated bandstand that plays host to carollers at various times.
A 200 year old Spiegeltent, from the Netherlands is being used as a unique dining experience. The Spiegeltent interior is lined with mirrors and stained glass making it an opulent setting for diners.   Visitors also can experience a European-style Festive Market selling festive treats and gifts.



Luminarie gateway to the Christmas Wonderland 




The Spiegeltent



Lighting  for the market stalls



Luminarie light arena



Luminarie light detail



The Supertrees and Luminarie lights




Inside the arena 




It's snowing 




Crowds enjoying the snow



The market stalls



Luminarie sculptures


The Cassa Armonica




Luminarie arch



Supertrees and Christmas tree





Sunday, 21 December 2014

Yuletide in the Flower Dome

To celebrate Christmas, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay has been transformed into a festive theme with a gleaming tower,  miniature village , topiary reindeer , snowmen and of course Santa.
Various Christmas trees are decorated throughout the Dome as well as poinsettias, lilies, holly and red and white begonias adding colour to the festive display.
To cope with an increase in visitors the opening times of the Flower Dome have been extended.




Banners in the gardens


Wise Wee  


Lichen Snowman


Noble Fir Christmas tree


Santa and Reindeer


Tower with Reindeer



Red and white Poinsettias


A decorated Buxus


Rudolph the red nose reindeer



Part of the village


More of the village


The main display





A fireplace ready for Santa 




Flowering heaths decorated with ornaments



Information about different Christmas traditions and customs feature throughout the display



Christmas candy store


Poinsettias and Christmas trees



Snowmen


Santa



The tower at night


The display at night


Smoke from the chimneys