As 2020 draws to a close, it is time for us to let our hair down, let loose, and celebrate the year-end as we get ready to welcome 2021!
While most of us are still practising physical distancing, discover how you can embark on the new year celebrations virtually with these cool experiences from Singapore.
From taking on the most enchanting Christmas experience to having your kids meet Santa virtually, join these experiences and discover ways on how to get your year-end celebrations kicking and started!
Embark on a virtual Christmas celebration!
Experience the wonders of Christmas virtually and feel the Christmas spirit of Singapore in the comfort of your homes. Kick your feet up, grab a cup of hot chocolate and relax!
From experiencing the much-anticipated Christmas Wonderland 2020 Virtual Edition in Singapore to meeting with Santa virtually from the Arctic in Singapore to cruising the streets of Orchard Road to enjoy its Christmas decorations, get your spirit of Christmas alive and kicking with these virtual experiences.
Set into the enchanting and virtual world of Christmas Wonderland 2020 Virtual Edition
If you miss being in Singapore for the annual Christmas Wonderland 2020 at Gardens by the Bay this year, you can still experience its wonders virtually!
Simply start by downloading the Christmas Wonderland app on your mobile or desktop, and immediately be transmitted into an enchanting immersive world of snowy landscapes, adorable characters, and hyper-realistic graphics to get visitors in the mood for the ho-ho-holidays!
There are all sorts of activities to enjoy including games, creating virtual gift cards, and even Christmas sing-alongs waiting to get you and your family excited for the festive season!
Visit their website to access Christmas Wonderland 2020 Virtual Edition until the 31st of December!
Meet Santa virtually from Singapore!
One of the highlights of Christmas is the meeting with Santa!
However, in this era of physical distancing, if you’re concerned about exposing your kids to the outdoors but would still like to treat them to a visit with Santa, hop on a private Cisco Webex video call with Santa himself when you visit Christmas Wonderland 2020 Virtual Edition!
To make an appointment with Santa, simply head over to the Christmas Wonderland website, visit the Meet with Santa highlights, pick your preferred date and time, and Santa’s hardworking elves will send you a secret link to join the call right into your email. (Remember not to share the link with your friends, it’s top secret!)
Take a drive virtually through the streets of Singapore’s Christmas on A Great Street!
Miss walking down Orchard Road’s Christmas light up? This year’s experience Christmas on A Great Street will be available virtually!
Until the 1st of January 2021, Christmas on a Great Street returns with a thematic ‘Love this Christmas’. Cruise through the streets of Orchard Road in a virtual 360 tour of Christmas on the Great Street, which covers the 3.1km stretch from Tanglin Mall to Dhoby Ghaut, and Scotts Road.
Ring in the new year at Marina Bay virtually!
...and now the time has come for the most important occasion of the year, the countdown to 2021!
If you’re looking to check out amazing fireworks or to embrace the excitement of counting down together with people yet ironically avoiding the crowds, you can be enthralled by spectacular shots of fireworks from the heartlands and the ‘Shine a Light’ display beamed from The Promontory at Marina Bay, together with the special New Year’s Eve music programme - Let’s Celebrate 2021 presented by Mediacorp that will be broadcast on Channel 5 and live streamed online!
The programme will feature international and local talents presenting great music, dance and fashion to usher in the new year.
Sounds like fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everybody!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat