Alexa, play “Let It Snow”, ‘cos things are getting chilly in here…
Brr, it’s cold in… Singapore? Don’t hold off your mulled wine just yet! Enjoying the snow in our tropical city may seem as unattainable as our diet plan for Christmas, what with all the festive feasts, but it’s actually possible. These spots may not have actual powdery white snow like the kind you’ll find at a ski resort, but they’re still frosty enough for you to whip out your thinnest winter wear and get in the Yuletide mood with Christmas music.
Where to find snow in Singapore for 2022
1. The Great Bay Fiesta at the Bayfront Event Space
01 Dec 2022 – 01 Jan 2023
As part of the magnificent Great Bay Fiesta, hop over to Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice and be transported to a magical snowy wonderland. The mega winter playground has a snow section with snow-making machines shipped right from the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 – it doesn’t get any more authentic than this! Build a snowman, make snow angels, bounce around snow clouds and experience daily snowfalls.
The Great Bay Fiesta, Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
2. Festive Wild-erland: A Black and White Celebration at Mandai Wildlife Reserve
17 Nov 2022 – 02 Jan 2023
Go on an enchanting journey at the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari to meet their charming black and white animals. Highlights include AR animal trails, a monochrome maze at Singapore Zoo, the Panda-Monium Playground at River Wonders, and of course snowfall at Night Safari. Who else can say they’ve witnessed snow in a tropical forest?
Festive Wild-erland: A Black and White Celebration, Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari
3. The Snowland at Christmas Wonderland
02 Dec 2022 – 01 Jan 2023
Everyone’s favourite Christmas event at the Gardens by the Bay is back! Sure, we’re ooh-ing and aah-ing over the festive entertainment and light displays but the snow’s at Snowland. There’s going to be an illuminated igloo, polar bears and fluffy white ‘snow’!
The Snowland at Christmas Wonderland, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
4. Snow City Singapore
Snow City’s probably the only place in Singapore where temperatures come close to wintery weather. This OG snowy spot brings us a one-of-a-kind snowfall experience every hour, every day. Learn the Inuit way of life across various zones, from the Northern Lights phenomenon to igloos and life-sized ice sculptures. Also, don’t miss out on the first-ever Ice Hotel Gallery where you’ll get up close and personal with furniture and sculptures carved entirely out of ice. If you’re wondering, the exhibits are kept frozen at -5°C – a chill way to experience Nordic winter, if you ask us.
Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
5. A Holly Jolly Christmas at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
18 Nov – 26 Dec 2022
Capitol Singapore and Chijmes transform into a magical place with Secret Santa hunts, live band performances, snowfall, the return of the Singing Tree, projection mapping of Christmas sceneries, carolling and live string acoustics. After 7pm, expect to see a blanket of snow covering the outdoor area.
A Holly Jolly Christmas, daily from 7:30 pm onwards, Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
6. A Joyous Celebration at Tanglin Mall
11 Nov 2022 – 02 Jan 2023
As part of Tanglin Mall’s festive celebrations (and its facelift), the family-friendly mall is back in action with the all-time favourite snow and avalanche shows. Gather your buds and bubs for the avalanche at 7.30pm with an additional weekend slot at 8.30pm, and snowfall just 15 minutes after each avalanche.
Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
These snowfall events may not be the real thing, but they’re the closest we have to experiencing snow in Singapore!