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



The tower at night

The display at night

Smoke from the chimneys