4, 5, 11, 12 Dec 2021
Spread the festive cheer and show your support for a line-up of diverse performances and programmes!
Complementing the Poinsettia Wishes floral display are festive programmes involving musical performances by the Concordia Quartet in partnership with the Norwegian Cultural Center, St Lucia Choir performances by the Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA) and Nordic Santa meet-and-greet sessions with the public.
Catch performances by visually-impaired singer Adelyn Koh, The Dawn Wang Quartet, as well as The Salvation Army Brass Band to ring in the yuletide season! These are supported by National Arts Council and will be streamed online on Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook page too.
4, 5, 11, 12 Dec 2021
Programmes are free.
Pre-booking of tickets / time slots is required.
Flower Field Hall
(Beside Flower Dome Entrance)
All programmes are fully-vaccinated events. Please see advisory for more details.
Sat, 4 Dec 2021
Alongside Midsummer, the Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden, with a clear reference to life in the peasant communities of old: darkness and light, cold and warmth. Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. The Lucia tradition can be traced back both to St Lucia of Syracuse, a martyr who died in 304, and to the Swedish legend of Lucia as Adam’s first wife.
About Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc (SWEA)
SWEA is the largest non-profit organization outside Sweden promoting Swedish language, culture and tradition. It is an organization that provides a strong and valuable global network as well as local support to Swedish women abroad.
SWEA Singapore hosts regular events throughout the year for it's members and is the largest chapter in Asia with over 150 members. One of the biggest annual events is Lucia on 13th December.
Sun, 5 Dec 2021
The Salvation Army, Brass Band will be playing some of your favorite Christmas Carols and Songs. The band is made up of Cornets, horns, trombones and tubas. And also, the world famous tambourine! Come join us for a short Christmas Festival and start the season off with Christmas Joy.
About The Salvation Army , Singapore Central Corps Brass Band
The Salvation Army, established in Singapore , 1935, and has remained committed in serving Singaporeans , foreign workers, the underprivileged in the community without discrimination.
To the Salvation Army, every life is precious and made in the image of God. And for the last 86 years, have actively help those in need regardless of age, race or religion.
The Salvation Army Brass Band, are all members of the Salvation Army church congregation. They are motivated by the love of God.
About Adelyn Koh
Adelyn is 20 years old. Adelyn is a Soprano, and had achieved a Distinction for her first Vocal Intermediate examination from Trinity college, London in 2019. She is now in LaSalle year 2, major in vocal. She only has light & shadow vision. She is able to play piano, ukulele & drums, and also produce her original composition.
Adelyn’s hobby is voice acting. She has her own YouTube channel for her completed works in both voice acting and music production.
About Dawn Wong
Singaporean vocalist/song-writer/creative producer Dawn Wong straddles the English/Mandarin divide with her own take on jazz.
Enamoured with the idea of Singapore Jazz and the impact that music can have on our little ones, the Jazz Association (Singapore) scholar writes, produces, and performs ‘Jazz for Kids’ programmes to colour the musical palettes of young audiences. Her exploration began with 2016 release ‘Marco Lopo’, comprising both English and Mandarin original tunes, which is available on digital streaming platforms like Spotify.
Dawn has performed at the Kuching Waterfront International Jazz Festival, Thailand International Jazz Festival, the Singapore International Jazz Festival, and more. She keeps the jazz tradition alive as the vocalist for classic mandarin jazz band ‘The Shanghai Jazz Club’, and through music workshops for the next generation. Dawn is an adjunct tutor at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) and Projects Director at IPC charity Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise.
Gardens By the Bay is part of NAC's Arts & Culture Nodes Network.
Sat, 11 Dec 2021
10.00am - 12.40pm
Far away in northern Finland close to the Arctic Circle, lives Santa Claus, a warm-hearted and white-bearded old fellow, together with Mrs Claus, the elves and the reindeer. This place is called “Lappi” in Finnish, or Lapland in English, and it is closely related to the Finnish Christmas tradition. Right at the foot of the Korvatunturi Fell is Santa’s secret home.
Santa is the genuine symbol of goodwill and giving all over the world. He radiates warmth and inspires confidence. Santa Claus is everyone’s friend who wants to help the children of the world and to teach everyone how to care for one another.
Come and meet him at Gardens by the Bay this December!
Stay tuned for registration details.
Sun, 12 Dec 2021
“The Sound of Norwegian Christmas” performance is a selection of Norwegian and international songs specially arranged for this event, performed by Concordia String Quartet. The two first songs has a special place in Norwegian Christmas tradition and we are delighted to share this seasonal cheer with you.
The Christmas Concert is presented by the Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian Cultural Center and sponsored by Equinor and DNV.
Stay tuned for registration details.
About The Norwegian Cultural Center
The Norwegian Cultural Center is helmed by a team of passionate professionals seeking to build a space for inter-cultural collaboration between Norway and Singapore. Through our collective love of visual arts, music, theatre, dance, and literature, we aim to foster cultural enrichment for a young and diverse audience in Singapore. We believe art and culture bring communities together, and we wish to establish and strengthen the cultural ties between Norway and Singapore through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and art classes.
About Concordia String Quartet
Concordia String Quartet consists of four prize-winning musicians – Edward Tan, Kim Kyu Ri, Matthias Östringer, and Theophilus Tan.
It was formed to bring chamber music in the string quartet form to greater audiences, sharing in Resound’s vision of enriching the classical music landscape by performing at the highest level.
Immediately following their successful debut in February 2020, Concordia String Quartet was part of the cast in Wild Rice’s The Importance of Being Earnest. It also staged two online live-streamed virtual concerts in June and September 2020.
As part of ongoing outreach, Concordia String Quartet looks forward to bringing the string quartet performances to the community, when this is permissible after Covid-19.
#Full vaccination refers to:
Guests who have yet to complete their vaccination must undergo PET at any of the Ministry of Health (MOH) Approved Test Providers, within 24 hours before the end of the session, at your own cost. On-site PET is not available for this event.
Do bring along your negative PET test result notice, photo identification, and mobile device with an updated TraceTogether (TT) app or token for SafeEntry check-in.
We regret that visitors who do not have their photo ID, the app, or token will be denied entry. Please visit MOH website for details.