Be Immersed in a Dazzling Universal Journey at Santa’s All-Star Christmas in Universal Studios Singapore
This December, Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa is set to illuminate the holiday season with its annual Santa’s All-Star Christmas celebration. Headlining this year’s edition is the Universal Journey, an all-new experiential festive light display that holds the Guinness World Records title for the largest light bulb display in an indoor venue. The title was presented to Universal Studios Singapore on Guinness World Records Day today, a global celebration of record-breaking that takes place every November. Visitors embarking on the Universal Journey will venture through eight thematic zones from the Enchanted Pine Forest to Herald’s Square.
To be held from 1 December 2016 to 2 January 2017, Santa’s All-Star Christmas will transform Universal Studios Singapore into an enchanted wonderland with snowfall, fireworks, festive light displays, as well as new musical performances and appearances by the park’s very own all-star cast decked out in their Christmas outfits. In addition to the Universal Journey, this year’s edition includes two new experiences: Santa’s Village and a music-filled show titled Bah Humbug! A Christmas Spectacular.
Mr Jason Horkin, Senior Vice President of Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa, said: “Christmas is celebrated in the most extraordinary way every year at Universal Studios Singapore where the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights, snowfall and fireworks. This year, we have upped the ante for Santa’s All-Star Christmas with new experiences including the visually spectacular and dazzling Universal Journey and the magical Santa’s Village that promises to bring back your fondest childhood memories of the yuletide season. With three new original shows featuring everyone’s favourite Christmas characters, we look forward to bringing the best Christmas cheer to our guests during this special time of the year.”
Universal Studios Singapore recently bagged the award for the Most Creative Property-Wide Event for its previous edition of Santa’s All-Star Christmas at the 2016 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Brass Ring Awards. The awards mark achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry.
This year’s centrepiece showcase is the Universal Journey where visitors will be whisked away on an adventure through the universe, traversing wormholes and time warp tunnels to other worldly locations and eventually arriving on earth. Along the journey, visitors can marvel at the spiral topiaries and towering trees of the Enchanted Pine Forest, the quaint town of Herald’s Square and the Land of Great Gifts which is adorned with larger-than-life Christmas presents. Illuminated with a world recordbreaking 824,961 light bulbs, the Universal Journey took two months to complete and marked the second Guinness World Records achievement for Universal Studios Singapore in 2016.
Visitors can explore the picturesque Santa’s Village to relive their fondest childhood memories. Bustling with activities and interactive stations, the quaint village is home to talking reindeer, the Gingerbread Man, the shoemaker at his giant shoe house, and Santa on his sleigh, ready to meet and greet visitors.
Ringing in the Christmas cheer is a brand-new production titled Bah Humbug! A Christmas Spectacular that will showcase 17 all-star cast in one musical extravaganza. Philanthropist-turned-budding director Ebenezer Scrooge is calling in popular characters such as the Minions, Little Match Girl, Snow Queen and Sesame Street friends who will delight audiences with magical song and dance moments at the Pantages Hollywood Theater.
Over at the Lagoon Stage in the Hollywood zone, visitors can tune in to DJ Eddy Elf’s Christmas Radio Station and take part in wacky games such as CAROL-OKE and the Candy Cane Limbo Rock to win prizes. Marilyn Monroe and Betty Boop will bring their signature Hollywood glamour to this year’s holiday season with an all-singing, all-dancing medley of Christmas hits at the New York Public Library.
Visitors can expect fireworks displays on select nights, as well as hourly snowfall and multimedia light shows. Park hours are extended till 9pm every night for visitors to experience thrills on blockbuster rides and attractions.
Families can savour a wide variety of festive dishes at KT’s Grill for a get-together party with log cakes, delicate desserts and pastries. Visitors can also take home exclusive Christmas merchandise at select retail outlets.
Tickets are available at S$74 (Adult), S$56 (Child) and S$36 (Senior). An after 5pm family bundle is available at S$134 this festive season. This bundle includes park admission for two adults, one child as well as retail and dining vouchers. More information can be found on www.rwsentosa.com/uss.