Get set for a fun-filled escapade at Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport this year-end with the airport’s annual festive event. Step into Changi Festive Village to experience a galore of exhilarating and first-time activities from today to 3 January 2021.
Be thrilled by ginormous dinosaur displays and a winter holiday house at Terminal 3 (T3), and a fun-charged carnival at Terminal 4 (T4). For those who want a different staycation, there are unique glamping experiences at Jewel’s Cloud9 Piazza and Shiseido Forest Valley as well as overnight family stays at Changi Experience Studio.
Magical and fun experiences await at T3
Step into the world of dinosaurs at this year’s centerpiece festive exhibit, Dino Wanderland. Located at T3 Departure Hall, visitors can walk alongside majestic dinosaurs including the fearsome T-rex and snap photos with these prehistoric creatures.
Also at T3 Departure Hall is Singapore’s largest double-storey snow fun house, tokidoki Snow Holiday. Go on a sub-zero snow adventure, while frolicking in real snow and sliding down the 12-metre- long snow luge. To add to the wintry fun, visitors can immerse themselves in a magical ‘snowfall’ experience and reminisce their favourite winter holiday.
Hop onboard Air tokidoki and go on a ‘trip’ with your favourite tokidoki characters. This tokidoki-themed photo spot at T3 Basement 2 features a model aircraft cabin with authentic cabin seats from a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. tokidoki fans will also be able to purchase a wide variety of character merchandise at the adjacent retail pop-up.
A sparkling Christmas at Jewel
Over at Jewel’s Shiseido Forest Valley, marvel at the 16-metre-tall Christmas tree and be transported into the magical world of Santa’s workshop. Stand under an interactive arch to reveal if you have been naughty or nice for that fun boomerang social media snap. Get frosty with spectacular hourly snow falls in Jewel’s lush indoor garden and Canopy Park.
Christmas magic continues at the 14,000 sqm Canopy Park, adorned with dazzling festive decorations to bring the extra sparkle to Jewel. At the park’s popular lookout point, pop out of the gift box and snap a photo with the HSBC Rain Vortex in the background. Along the Petal Garden, gift boxes light up to bring a heart-warming atmosphere. For the very first time, Jewel will be launching annual passes for Canopy Park and Changi Experience Studio, offering repeat visitors greater value all year-round. For more details, visit Jewel’s website at www.jewelchangiairport.com.
Camp out in style at Jewel
For the first time, indulge in a magical night under the stars in cool comfort and a majestic view of the HSBC Rain Vortex with Glamping in the Clouds. Located at Jewel’s highest level, the glamping tents are pitched next to towering ficus trees decorated with fairy lights. Each festive-themed tent accommodates up to four guests and provides many picture-perfect Instagram moments. Those who wish to spend the night in a cool green oasis can also book one of glamp tents set up at the ground level of the Shiseido Forest Valley right next to the HSBC Rain Vortex.
In the day, the glamp tents at Cloud9 Piazza are converted to host glampicnics for groups of up to five. Rain or shine, guests can enjoy an ‘outdoor’ picnic in air-conditioned comfort, with the option to add on a picnic basket with snacks, drinks and card games for more fun.
School’s out: Holiday camps for the family
For a unique camping experience to bond and learn through play, Changi Experience Studio at Jewel has specially curated A Night at the Airport. Learn more about Changi Airport through this fun-filled, 2-day-1-night family camp, which includes behind-the-scenes airport experiences and a festive craft workshop! After a fun-filled day, enjoy a magical sleepover in tents within the air-conditioned comfort of the cosy digital attraction.
Alternatively, families who prefer a more free-and-easy camping experience, can opt for the Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover programme, which includes attraction tickets to Changi Experience Studio and Canopy Park, and a sleepover in the studio. Day-trippers can also sign up for a range of day programmes and workshops, including drone-flying, terrarium and aqua-scaping, and cycling at the Changi Airport Connector and Jurassic Mile.
Have a dino-mite time at the T4 carnival
From 26 November, head to T4 for more dinosaur-themed adventures! Look out for Dino Bounce, a massive 30-metre-long bouncy castle that will get guaranteed roars of approval. Whizz down a 4-metre-tall slide and navigate a tree ‘maze’ at Dino Bounce Land, and continue on at Dino Bounce Sea to conquer a bouncy wave wall.
For thrill-seekers, fasten your seatbelts for an adrenaline-pumping go-karting experience at Dino Kart. Race up to 24km/h on the electric Go-Karts as you navigate exciting turns and bends. When the sun sets, expect a unique and fun night-karting experience complete with colourful neon lights and even a lighted tunnel to speed through.
After all the fun activities, fuel up on energy at Dino Fest, a festive market, opening on 3 December. Created by the team behind Shilin Singapore and Artbox Singapore, this is Singapore’s very first dinosaur-themed carnival market. Visitors can look forward to some 50 stalls of yummy street food, festive-themed merchandise and interactive dino-themed activities.
Exclusive festive premiums up for grabs
Bring home adorable tokidoki Kaiju and Pikachu premiums, when you shop and dine at Changi and Jewel during the festive campaign period. The tokidoki purchase-with-purchase premiums include plush toy, mask and mask holder, reversible sequins cushion and tote bag, each available at $6.90 with a minimum spend of $50 at Changi. The Pokemon purchase-with-purchase premiums include key chain, mug and plush toy, from $12 with a minimum spend of $60 at Jewel.
With a variety of staycation options in the Changi Airport vicinity, including Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport, Capri by Fraser, Changi Cove and other hotels in the Changi precinct, and so much to see and do at Changi and Jewel this year-end season, there are plenty of options to shop, dine, play and stay for visitors planning an unforgettable getaway in the area. Programme participants will be able to enjoy their stays at YOTELAIR and Changi Cove at attractive discounts.
Mr Jayson Goh, Managing Director of Airport Operations Management at Changi Airport Group, said “The year-end season is traditionally a special time at Changi Airport where we bring festive cheer to travellers and visitors. This year’s Changi Festive Village event is made possible with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board.
“With the Government’s emphasis in promoting domestic tourism this festive season, we hope to also show our support to travel, hospitality and retail partners who are adversely impacted by Covid-19. The line-up of activities is hence designed to provide entertainment for the whole family – from fun dinosaur-themed activities for the little ones, to exciting go-kart racing and unique glamping experiences for both young and young-at-heart. We also using the occasion to experiment with new tourism products that can be relevant for incoming tourists when travel recovers.”
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, added “We are heartened that Jewel continues to be a popular destination with local visitors, being a multi-faceted venue which offers nature, shopping and dining in an indoor environment. With all the many exciting kaleidoscope of activities and shopping promotions planned, as well as the dazzling festive decorations throughout Jewel, we look forward to welcoming our visitors for a Sparkling Christmas at Jewel as they spend their year-end holiday in Singapore.”
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Please visit www.changifestivevillage.com for more information.