A scenic 370-metre tour called Walk of Lights has opened at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay as part of Christmas Wonderland festivities.

Deputy Prime Minister Heng See Keat was guest of honor during the opening on December 4, 2020, during which he lit up a 14-metre luminarie Christmas tree at the Golden Garden.

Path of Tranquility
Path of Tranquility

The Walk of Lights, organized by Blue Sky events, allows visitor to view eight stunning light installations in brand new designs, including a stunning 17-meter tall Spalliera, a 40-meter long Path of Tranquility, a Cassa Armonica presented by Official Smiles Partner Zenyum, and more until December 27.

In addition, visitors can also look out for a six-metre tall “Christmas tree” in the Chocolate Obsession Display by Häagen-Dazs.

The wishing fountain
The wishing fountain

Luminarie light installations

Organized by Blue Sky Events, the Walk of Lights is the physical event that complements Christmas Wonderland’s online activities this yuletide season.

Visitors can also ride a European double-storey Venetian Horse Carousel and purchase limited edition merchandise when they visit the site at the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay.

The dazzling luminarie light installations extend to the Flower Dome cooled conservatory, where this year’s Poinsettia Wishes floral display brings a little slice of European-holiday cheer to the tropics.

Three from among the ticket holders will be in for a treat as they stand to win a fabulous “Steak-Cation” at Hilton Singapore. The package includes a one-night hotel stay for two in a deluxe room and a premium sharing steak dinner experience with two-hour free-flow wine at Opus Bar & Grill worth S$498++ each. To participate, visitors are required to scan the QR code on site to sign up for the lucky draw.

Christmas Bundle activities

Tickets to the Walk of Lights are priced at S$5 each and are sold separately from the online membership for Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020.

To adhere to social management measures, a maximum of five persons are allowed per group. 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. Due to the limited capacity, visitors are advised to pre-book their tickets early. To purchase tickets for the Walk of Lights as well as the double-storey carousel, visit www.christmaswonderland.sg.

Visitors can also choose to enjoy the best of both worlds with the Christmas Bundle, which covers entry to Christmas Wonderland’s Walk of Lights and Gardens by the Bay’s cooled conservatories at a discounted rate. The Christmas Bundle offers savings of up to 25%, and is available in limited quantity while stocks last at https://ticket.gardensbythebay.com.sg. SingapoRediscovers Vouchers issued by Singapore Tourism Board can be used for the Christmas Bundle.

Gardens by the Bay Chief Executive Officer Mr. Felix Loh said “2020 has been a long and tiring year for everyone. We made the decision in July to proceed with this Christmas tradition without sight of what December would be like in the hope of spreading some cheer during the holiday season. We seek our visitors’ understanding of the need for safe management measures such as reduced capacity, timed entry, and one-directional routing, but nonetheless I believe Walk of Lights with the signature Luminarie light installations will still bring much festive joy to lift our spirits.”

Biggest festive event

Executive Director of Blue Sky Events Pte Ltd Mr. Kevin Soh said that “although the Walk of Lights is just an element of what a normal Christmas Wonderland would have been, we are delighted to be able to present the best of both worlds to the community this year, physically and online.

Visitors can still enjoy the light installations onsite, but if they are missing the shopping, games, and even the ever popular opportunity to meet Santa, they can head online to Virtual Christmas Wonderland from the comfort of their home.”

This is the first time that Singapore’s biggest year-end festive event provides a virtual component, allowing visitors of all ages to explore a magical realm unlike any other from the comfort of their homes. (From press releases)

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.