SG’s largest winter playground in December 2022

Ice Magic: The Great Ice Fantasy

It will never snow in Singapore unless the world ends – or you are at The Great Bay Partyit is new winter playground in Marina Bay. Of December 1, 2022we tropical islanders will have the chance to make snow angels and practice winter sports in Ice Magic: The Great Ice Fantasy.

This snowy pop-up will be that of Singapore the largest to date, with an impressive 11.5m tent spread over 2,400m² of the Event space facing the bay. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Inside you will find 2 themed areas, a chocolate café and an ice cream bar. Here’s what we know:

Winter Olympics snow machines and 70m snow track

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If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics and feel like stepping through your screen and grabbing some of that slush – now you can, at Snow section. The very snow machines used during the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022 will be flown in to pump fresh snow daily, which is apparently cleaner and shinier than natural snowfall.

Marina Bay - Snowman
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Enjoy a pinch of snow and do all the healthy winter activities you see on TV, like building snowmen and making snow angels. Plus, earn some cool points to hurtle down a dizzying 70m long snow slope that is sure to give you an adrenaline rush.

Remember to take your winter clothes and pile on extra clothes to avoid looking like Jack Nicholson’s frozen meme.

Ice curling, bike paths and real ice sliding

Marina Bay - Ice Curling
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Fitspos and winter sports enthusiasts can flock to the ice section for more sub-zero action. Try sliding and sweeping a granite rock towards a target on the ground in the classic game of ice curling, or cycling around a 260m² ice rink on tandem bikes. Did we mention that since these are all team activities, they are also perfect for break the ice?

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Also don’t miss the star attraction, a 4.5m high ice slide in an infinity symbol configuration carved entirely out of pure ice. This elaborate structure has also been designed by master ice sculptors since Harbin, Chinaknown for its ice festivals.

Ice cold beers and hot chocolates

ice cream bar
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After you’ve had your fair share of chilly moments of fun, plod your way to the ice cream bar for a cold beer or ice-cream themed cocktails. Rest assured there will be no lukewarm beer in this house, or rather, bar-that-looks-like-a-block-of-ice.

Origin of chocolate
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However, if you need something hot, grab a cup of hot chocolate at Origin of chocolateThe ephemeral cafe. You can also snack on other chocolate treats like cakes and piesand indulge in a warm, snowy ambiance reminiscent of a winter wonderland.

Visit Ice Magic at Marina Bay in December

Michael Buble says he is dreaming of a white christmas, and chances are you are too. So if slipping and sliding on fluffy white snow sounds like a pretty n-ice day for you, come to Marina Bay’s Ice Magic: The Great Ice Fantasy this month of December.

Buy tickets for Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice

Admission: $45/adult | $35/child | $40/student | $25/seniors
Date: December 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Address: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Opening hours: Session 1: 10am-2pm | Session 2: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. | Session 3: 7-10 p.m.
Contact: Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice website

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Harold B. McConnell