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Celebrate in the City with a myriad of year-end activities around Marina Bay, Singapore

Eight marquee events will transform the district into a spectacular celebration venue

From now till New Year’s Eve, Marina Bay will be pulsating with activities as Celebrate in the City, an exciting line-up of events and experiences, brings the public together to usher in 2019.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), in partnership with key event organizers, is bringing together all the major events happening in Marina Bay under the umbrella of Celebrate in the City to highlight the wide variety of offerings available to the public during the year-end holiday season. These will range from performances by local and international artists, games, carnival rides and outdoor activities.

Revelers can look forward to eight marquee events catering to all ages and interests, culminating in the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown celebration on 31 December 2018.

Thrill-seekers will not want to miss The Great Moscow Circus and Prudential Marina Bay Carnival at the Bayfront Event Space. Returning to Singapore for the first time in over 10 years, The Great Moscow Circus promises high-octane and fun-filled entertainment for those looking for live heart-pounding action. The popular Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Singapore’s biggest outdoor carnival that debuted at Marina Bay last year, will return this year with 50 different thrilling rides and exciting games.

Those looking for light-hearted family fun during this festive season can look forward to the “Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” floral display at Gardens by the Bay. Fans of the adorable stackable characters will have fun spotting Mickey Mouse and his Tsum Tsum pals as they bring a touch of magic to the year-end festive floral display in the Flower Dome.

Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, will be back for its fifth edition. Embark on a magical journey through a mirror maze, be spellbound by a world-class illusionist, skate under the stars, experience ‘snow’ in the tropics and get into the festive spirit with fun carnival games and seasonal treats. Visitors looking to quench their thirst for learning can head to ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science to view a futuristic world of immersive and interactive artworks with a festive twist. As part of the Christmas at ArtScience Museum festivities, enjoy a fun-filled day and welcome Santa Claus in a special festive digital universe installation, Sketch Christmas, and watch him deliver presents across Singapore.

Over at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, music lovers can gather for a time of collaboration, reflection and revelry at Come Together. They can also enjoy three days of alluring vocal performances including a cappella, jazz, doo-wop and xinyao at Voices – A Festival of Song 2018.

On New Year’s Eve, Celebrate in the City will conclude on a high note with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown celebration. Continuing with the theme “Bay of Hopes and Dreams”, the celebration invites everyone to ring in the hopes, dreams and aspirations for the new year with activities including light projections, a concert, food truck festival, and bazaar.

Taking this year’s festivities to new heights is the inaugural Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition – an outdoor extravaganza at The Float @ Marina Bay fusing magnificent fireworks with cutting-edge technology and 3D surround sound, impressive performances and amazing light shows.

“We are delighted that so many partners have come together to bring such an exciting line-up of activities to Marina Bay this year-end, turning the district into a vibrant activity hub for people from all walks of life,” said Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer, URA. “Marina Bay was envisioned to be a vibrant live-work-play district and a key focal point for celebrations. Over the years it has truly shaped up to become a ‘People’s Bay’, where many events and activities are held for the local community as well as overseas visitors to experience and enjoy the Bay. Through Celebrate in the City, we encourage everyone to explore the different places in Marina Bay and enjoy the variety of events and happenings it has to offer this festive season. There will be something for everyone here at Marina Bay.”

 

Event Details for Celebrate in the City

The Great Moscow Circus

Direct from Moscow, the circus capital of the world, comes The Great Moscow Circus, a heart-pounding family event. Boasting the world’s most dangerous and death-defying acts, including the Wheel of Death and the Motorbike Sphere of Fear, The Great Moscow Circus sees the mighty red and white circus big top transform into an astonishing, high-octane, fun-filled entertainment destination. Returning to Singapore after over 10 years, be enthralled by over 45 performers – acrobats, clowns, jugglers and daredevils – all circus stars renowned worldwide for their theatrical flair and breathtaking talent.

Location: Bayfront Event Space

Date: 25 Oct 2018 – 9 Dec 2018

To find out more, visit: http://bit.ly/GreatMoscowCircusSG

“Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” Floral Display

Pixie dust fills the air as Disney Tsum Tsum brings a touch of magic to the Christmas floral display at Gardens by the Bay. It is time to get the fairy lights and festive baubles ready as Mickey and his Tsum Tsum pals stack up to decorate the live Christmas tree in Flower Dome. In this special “Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” floral display, Olaf feels right at home amidst a snowy landscape of poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly, while Dumbo prepares to take flight with a sled full of presents.

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Date: 2 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

To find out more, visit: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/poinsettia

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, will be back for its fifth edition featuring brand new highlights and a new take on crowd favorites. Embark on a magical journey through Southeast Asia’s largest luminarie mirror maze, be spellbound by a world-class illusionist, skate under the stars, experience ‘snow’ in the tropics and get into the festive spirit with fun carnival games and seasonal treats.

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Date: 30 Nov 2018 – 26 Dec 2018

To find out more, visit: www.christmaswonderland.sg

Christmas at ArtScience Museum

Enjoy a fun-filled day at ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science and welcomes Santa Claus to this digital universe with a special festive installation, Sketch Christmas. Give Santa a tap on the screen and watch him deliver presents. Be sure to also catch the 10 new interactive artworks on show. Complete a day out at ArtScience Museum by visiting two other inspiring exhibitions – Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. and All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life.

Location: ArtScience Museum

Date: 1 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

To find out more, visit: www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum

Esplanade Presents Come Together

Celebrate friendships new and old as artists and kindred spirits come together for a time of collaboration, reflection and revelry. Catch free live performances every day at Esplanade Concourse and every weekend at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.

Location: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Date: 1-6 Dec 2018, 10-31 Dec 2018

To find out more, visit: www.esplanade.com/cometogether

Esplanade Presents Voices – A Festival of Song 2018

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is proud to present the sixth edition of Voices – A Festival of Song, a non-ticketed three-day celebration of vocal performances. This year, Voices will continue to feature a range of forms and styles of singing, including choral, a cappella, musical theatre, show and pop choir, classical singing, jazz, doo-wop, motets and madrigals, xinyao (a uniquely Singaporean genre) and more.

Location: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Date: 7-9 Dec 2018

To find out more, visit: www.esplanade.com/voices

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns to Bayfront Event Space for the second year. Offering 50 thrilling rides and games, including four new ones, visitors are guaranteed an exciting time. Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment; and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

Location: Bayfront Event Space

Date:  22 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019

To find out more, visit: www.marinabaycarnival.com

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019

Reflect on the past year and come together to celebrate the hopes, dreams and aspirations for the new year at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019. Set against the iconic city skyline, the signature countdown event for the country welcomes visitors to gather and ring in the New Year. Featuring an array of activities for friends and family, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown offers an exciting line-up that includes light projections, a food truck festival, bazaar and the highly-anticipated fireworks at midnight. Capping this year’s celebration is Avex Group’s multi-sensory fireworks and light show Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition that brings together larger-than-life pyrotechnics and lasers, 3D surround sound and world-class performance acts. Entry to The Float @ Marina Bay where Star Island will be held is ticketed.

More details will be announced soon.

Location: Marina Bay

Date: 31 Dec 2018

To find out more visit: www.marinabaycountdown.sg and https://star-island.sg/

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