Singapore – Christmas Wonderland organisers Blue Sky Events is out to deck your screens with good tidings, presented in a whole new way to experience the season with the debut of Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020. For the first time, Singapore’s biggest year-end festive event invites visitors of all ages to explore a virtual magical realm unlike any other from the comfort of their homes. Visitors can enjoy the full experience of Virtual Christmas Wonderland via the mobile and desktop app or access selected functions via the Members Only area at here.
“This year has been an extremely difficult year for everyone. As organisers of Christmas Wonderland, we felt that it was even more important to continue to celebrate Christmas. We’ve come up with a unique solution which moved the vast variety of the traditional Christmas Wonderland content online, whilst keeping some physical lights at Gardens by the Bay. Fans of Christmas Wonderland now have the best of both worlds, as they can choose to either visit us on site, or experience the magic of wonderland at home. To allow maximum choice, both are ticketed separately,” said Mr. Kevin Soh, Executive Director, Blue Sky Events Pte Ltd.
“Given the current safety measures for Covid-19, a much smaller number of our normal visitors will be able to enjoy the lights at the Gardens. This was the main driver for us to develop an app to enable as many people as possible to continue to enjoy Christmas Wonderland,” said Mr. Soh.
Explore an immersive world of wonder and enchantment featuring hyper-realistic graphics and highly interactive content via the website and app.
Step into a virtual winter landscape, have a video call with the man himself at Santa’s Workshop, challenge your friends to a snowball fight at the Snow Playground, try your hand at the game booths at the Jolly Carnival, enjoy festive entertainment at the Tinsel Theatre presented by Lifetime, admire the stunning lights at the Supertree Grove, shop for unique gifts at the Bells Market or send personalised e-cards to friends and family.
Online games galore for all ages
Take part in a multiplayer Midnight Snowball Fight game, have a go at carnival games with a digital twist, solve challenging puzzles with Puzzlemania presented by Lenovo, or help the elves at Santa’s Workshop to pack gifts whilst stopping rogue elves from stealing presents.
Loads of cash and fabulous prizes to be won
‘Tis the season of giving and there is more than S$50,000 in cash and fantastic prizes to be won. All members of Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 will be automatically entered in The Great Christmas Wonderland Giveaway weekly and grand draws, where they will have multiple chances of winning up to S$30,000 in cash prizes, and giveaways of staycations, shopping vouchers and more.
In addition, all Puzzlemania participants who have successfully solved the challenges will stand to win up to S$5,000 worth of prizes sponsored by Lenovo. Refer to here for more details.
Exclusive interactive content
Have a chat with Santa in a private Cisco Webex video call, send customised e-cards to loved ones, and indulge in some online shopping.
Visitors can view the digital reproductions of Christmas Wonderland light installations within the virtual world, and even choose their own light-and-sound experience on the app.
Tune in to exclusive performances and demonstrations
Over at the Tinsel Theatre presented by Lifetime, you can sing along to festive performances, submit your own solo or group rendition to stand to win up to S$6,000 across three categories in the Christmas Song Contest, or tune in to ‘How To Videos’ to take your festivities to the next level.
Membership starts from $8
Membership to unlock a host of benefits to Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 starts from S$8 for the whole family. Members enjoy unlimited access to the virtual world on the Members Only area of the website and app. Comet ($15) and Rudolph ($25) members will also get a limited edition Christmas Wonderland plush bear delivered to their homes for free (within Singapore only). To purchase tickets to Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 (now till 31 December), visit here.
Walk of Lights at Gardens by the Bay
Complementing the online festivities, visitors can also head down to Gardens by the Bay for the Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland to view the stunning light installations from Italy in person. A total of eight light installations will illuminate the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, including the Cassa Armonica presented by Official Smiles Partner Zenyum. Look out also for the Chocolate Obsession Display by Häagen-DazsTM. Tickets to the onsite event are priced at S$5 each and are sold separately from the online membership for Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020.
Visitors are required to pre-book a 30-minute session and purchase their tickets up to an hour prior to their visit. Tickets are not available for sale on-site. To adhere to social distancing measures, we will launch with a maximum of 430 people per 30-minute session, with a maximum of five persons allowed per group.
To purchase tickets to Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland (4 to 27 December), visit here.
The Walk of Lights – Brought to you by Christmas Wonderland is separately ticketed from Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020. The Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020 membership does not provide access to Walk to Lights at Gardens by the Bay and vice versa.