Dec 8, 2019

This Christmas, Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES have a European-themed Christmas Market, with singing tree, skating rink, snowfall & laser projection show!

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I am always a sucker for a good bit of festive cheer, especially when that centres around the Christmas markets in Europe. There's always something magical about them - the stalls, the food, the music, the activities and of course, the atmosphere that makes it all seem so Christmassy.

But there's no need to fly to Europe to experience that bit of Christmas market magic because this Christmas, Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES will be bringing it to you... right here in Singapore!


From 6 to 24 December 2019, revel in Christmas festivities at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, both sited in the vibrant downtown Civic District and merely a stone’s throw apart.

Capitol Singapore will be transforming into a festive wonderland, one of the largest European-inspired Christmas Markets in Singapore in fact and complete with a singing tree and skating rink!


CHIJMES, on the other hand, welcomes visitors to an Instagram Wonderland with festive art installations and laser projection shows featuring Christmas scenes!


So ready those cameras, rev up the festive spirit and bring the family down to Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES for that unparalleled Christmas experience. Here's what to expect:

CAPITOL SINGAPORE

Capitol ● Kempinski Christmas Market
Dates: 6 - 24 Dec 2019
Time: 11.30am - 9.30pm daily (Opens on 6 Dec from 8pm onwards)
Venue: Outdoor Plaza & Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski
FREE ENTRY


Indulge in the rich festive spirit and cheer at first European-themed Christmas Market at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza, which will be transformed into the festive Capitol ● Kempinski Christmas Market.


Because there's nothing quite like Christmas shopping, there will be more than 50 festive booths selling Christmas goodies like panetonne, log cakes, stollen, chilled mulled wine and more, including 20 booths by The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.


Here's your chance to shop for your holiday gifts or Christmas-themed souvenirs at the array of fashion and lifestyle booths, with items such as
jewellery, accessories and decorative ornaments.


Capitol ● Kempinski Singing Tree
Dates & Timings:
6 Dec: 8.30pm – 9pm
7 – 8 Dec & 13 – 24 Dec: 7.30pm- 8pm & 8.30pm- 9pm
Venue: Outdoor Plaza
FREE


Centre to the Christmas market will be the eight-metre tall giant Capitol ● Kempinski Singing Tree, the first-ever at Capitol Singapore! And by singing tree, I mean it comprises of REAL people singing from the tree... not simply playing Christmas carols through the loudspeaker non-stop.


The Christmas tree will be brought to life by the voices of over 30 carollers, who will be singing live carols for visitors on schedule. There's nothing quite like ramping up the festive mood with Christmas tunes sung live if you ask me!

Capitol ● Kempinski Skating Rink
Dates: 6 - 24 Dec 2019
Time: 11.30am - 9.30pm daily (Opens on 6 Dec from 8pm onwards)
(Last admission at 8.45pm)
Venue: Outdoor Plaza


Now this will be a HIT with the kids! Direct from Switzerland, kids (and adults) can enjoy skating fun at this 1,700 square feet synthetic ice-rink.



Admission Fee: $6* per half an hour session OR spend a minimum of $50 (maximum 3 same- day combined receipts) in Capitol Singapore and/or CHIJMES for a complimentary half an hour session.

*Admission fee does not include the rental of skating shoes, skating aids, helmet, knee/elbow guards and socks.

Rental Rates:
Skating Shoes: $6/person/entry
Skating Aid: $6 per half an hour
Safety helmet, knee & elbow guard: FREE
Socks are available for purchase at $2 per pair.

Santa Claus Meet & Greet
Dates & Timings:
6 Dec: 8 – 9pm
7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 & 24 Dec: 2pm – 6pm
9-13, 16-20 Dec: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Outdoor Plaza
FREE


What's Christmas without Santa, no? Head to the traditional log house where you can meet Santa Claus and snag a photo* with him. Oh and here's a TIP: Santa will be dishing out surprise gifts to lucky visitors so be sure keep an eye out for him!

*Spend a minimum of $50 (maximum 3 same-day combined receipts at Capitol Singapore and/ or CHIJMES) to get a complimentary photo memento with Santa Claus.

Snowfall @ Capitol Singapore
Dates & Timings:
6 Dec: 8.15pm, 9.15pm
7 – 24 Dec: 7.15pm, 8.15pm, 9.15pm
Venue: Outdoor Plaza
FREE


Okay, so we don't have Winter but that won't stop us from getting into the Christmas mood, especially with an outdoor snowfall at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza!


Every evening, catch the snow fall at three different hours for the perfect winter Insta-moment when you visit. There will also be game booths for the young and young at heart so do share your best captures at Capitol Singapore using the hashtag #TheSeasonofJoyCapitolSG as well!


CHIJMES

Instagram Wonderland
Dates: 6 – 25 Dec 2019
Time: 7pm - 11pm daily
Venue: Various spots in CHIJMES
FREE ENTRY


No caption needed, simply snap away at these seven photo-op installations themed after Christmas ornaments!





Laser Projection Show
Dates: 6 – 25 Dec 2019
Time: 8pm - 11pm daily
Venue: CHIJMES Lawn
FREE


Now this is something new! Specially for this Christmas, get to enjoy a Laser Projection Show that will display festive animations on the fa├žade of the historic CHIJMES Hall.

Have your breath taken away by scenes of Christmas from the olden days where chapels and traditional wooden houses are aplenty, decorated by Santa’s helper elves for the holidays. If you look closely, you will even spot Santa waving at you from the balcony!


Other scenes include that of a snowy kingdom of the Ice Princess complete with her snow castle. She will dance and sing along with animals from the nearby forest to celebrate her icy Christmas.

TIP: Look out for QR codes that will be shown amidst the shows and scan them for a chance to redeem gifts from CHIJMES!

Roving Christmas Musicians
Dates: 6, 7, 13, 14, 16 – 24 Dec 2019
Time: 7.00pm – 7.30pm, 8pm – 8.30pm
FREE

Carolling Performances
Dates: 16 – 24 Dec 2019
Time: 7.30pm – 8pm, 8.30pm – 9pm
Venue: CHIJMES Lawn
FREE


Adding to all that festivity are roving Christmas musicians, carollers and mascots making their stops
along the many lifestyle and dining outlets to add proper cheer as you wine and dine. Spread the merry mood online by uploading your happy moments at CHIJMES’ Christmas celebrations with the hashtag #TheSeasonofJoyCHIJMES!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

The Season of Joy Lucky Draw Contest and Gift with Purchase at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES

Stand a chance to win prizes with every $50 spent (Maximum 3 same- day combined receipts) at Capitol Singapore and/or CHIJMES (limited to 10 chances per submission). Lucky Draw Prizes include:

1st Prize: One Night Stay in The Stamford Suite Room inclusive of Breakfast for Two at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore worth $1,200

2nd Prize: One Night Stay in The Deluxe Room inclusive of Breakfast for Two at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore + Dining Vouchers for Two in 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung worth $800

3rd Prize: One Night Stay in The Deluxe Room inclusive of Breakfast for Two at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore worth $500

4th Prize: Capitol Singapore/CHIJMES vouchers $300 + Eccellente by HAO mart hamper worth $107

5th Prize: Capitol Singapore/CHIJMES vouchers worth $200

Consolation Prizes (5 winners): Capitol Singapore/CHIJMES vouchers worth $100

Gift with Purchase*

Voucher Redemption: Spend a minimum of $100 (across a maximum of 3 same-day receipts from Capitol Singapore and/or CHIJMES) and receive a Capitol Singapore/CHIJMES $5 voucher.

Activity Redemption: For every $50 spent, redeem a free 30 minutes entry to the skating rink OR a complimentary photo memento with Santa.

*Terms & Conditions apply


So this Christmas, drop by Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES for what promises to be one of your most memorable Christmas experience yet!

But the celebrations continue even AFTER Christmas! Head to Capitol Singapore on New Year's Eve (31 Dec) for a Retro- themed NYE Countdown Party! Enjoy activities like DJ spinning, a dance party and skating rink accompanied with great food and drinks at the Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski!

Stay updated by following Capitol Singapore on Facebook and Instagram!



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