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Gardens By The Bay launches Poinsettia Wishes for the festive season

Poinsettia Wishes runs from now until Jan 3 in the Flower Dome.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 30 November 2021, 9:24 AM

As part of its holiday season celebrations, Gardens By The Bay (GBTB) has brought back its popular Poinsettia Wishes display in the Flower Dome, filled with lighthearted programmes to complement its sweet theme.

The biggest draw is the cupcake ferris wheel, which is 8m-tall. Accompanying it is a candy apple Christmas carriage, as well as giant candy canes scattered across the display.

The Flower Dome has been filled with festive flora like poinsettias, skimmias, violas, cyclamens, helleborus and of course, real Christmas trees. The display is meant to inject joy and whimsy into the end of a stressful year for visitors.

With the support of the four Nordic embassies in Singapore, gingerbread decorations have been placed around the Flower Dome. These are in the shape of animals found in the Nordic region, and there are also holiday recipes shared by the Nordic ambassadors. 

There are performances lined up for visitors to enjoy, in partnership with the Nordic embassies and organisations, such as a musical performance in partnership with the Norwegian Cultural Centre, and a St Lucia choir performance by the Swedish Women’s Educational Association International Incorporated. 

Visitors can also make a difference by supporting performers such as visually-impaired musician Adelyn Koh and The Salvation Army Band, which are supported by the Tote Board and National Arts Council.

There are many programmes for visitors to participate in, including Finnish Santa meet-and-greet sessions, Christmas wreath making and botanical watercolour workshops.

For those who can’t visit in person, there are also virtual snow globe-making workshops. These workshops are in support of the less privileged and those with special needs, and will last until January of 2022.

GBTB and the Temasek Foundation have also partnered up to offer healthcare workers discounted entry into the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Healthcare workers can enjoy 50 per cent off on four tickets from Dec 13 to the end of March, as a tribute to their hard work during these trying times.

To book tickets, you can visit GBTB’s website. 

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