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3 Reasons To Visit Orchard Road’s Great Christmas Village 2018

The Great Christmas Village is back again for the second year running, held at the Ngee Ann Civic Plaza. Running for 42 days from November 15 to December 26, 2018, the year’s village highlights include the Hitachi Santa House, where kids can enjoy complimentary craft activities and meet Santa Claus.

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the festive season than with good food, drinks, live performances, and rides.

Admission is FREE.

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Here are 3 key highlights at this year’s Christmas Village:

#1 Ride Singapore’s First Duplex Carousel

Everyone of all ages love riding a carousel, and nothing beats riding one during Christmas.

This year, the Christmas Village features Singapore’s first-ever duplex carousel. It’s perfect for that next selfie/wefie shot. If a carousel isn’t your thing, there are 3 other kiddie amusement rides available, the London Train, Pirate Ship, and Swing.

Pricing for the individual rides and packages are as follows:

Ride Cost
The Great Carousel S$10 per ride (S$2 for accompanying standing adult)
Pirate Ship S$5 per ride
London Train S$5 per ride
Swing S$5 per ride
Package: Family Pass at S$20 (worth S$25) x1 Great Carousel ride
x3 Swing/London Train/Swing rides
Package: Mastercard Pass at S$20 (worth S$30) x1 Great Carousel ride
x4 Swing/London Train/Swing rides
(First 200 Mastercard cardholders per day only)

#2 Feast at the Timbre X Food Village & Bar

No village is complete without the food and drinks. Apart from the Timbre X bar serving assorted drinks, there is a wide selection of food stalls the likes of New Ubin Seafood, Two Wings, Wong Kee Wanton Noodle, Jiao Cai Seafood BBQ, Iskina Cebu and several others.

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Our top picks are definitely the USDA Black Angus ‘CHOICE’ Ribeye with ‘Heart Attack’ Fried Rice, Singapore Chili Crab Dip with Deep-fried Buns, and ‘Punggol-style’ Seafood Mee Goreng from New Ubin Seafood. Oh, and the Sambal Stingray from JC Seafood BBQ.

Yummy treats from the top-left: Punggol-style’ Seafood Mee Goreng, Sambal Stingray, Singapore Chili Crab Dip with Deep-fried Buns and Traditional Chicken Satay, USDA Black Angus ‘CHOICE’ Ribeye with ‘Heart Attack’ Fried Rice.

#3 Nightly Live Performances

Visitors will be treated to an exciting line-up of live performances every night by local musicians. Just be there at either of these 2 time slots to catch them each night: 7.30pm – 8.15pm & 8.45pm – 9.30pm. For full details of who’s performing when, head to the event site here.

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