After a year of hard work, it’s time to revel in the holiday spirit over a well-deserved getaway. Consider this 3 day 2 night Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) itinerary your answered prayer for a vacation that checks all the right boxes – adrenaline, fine dining, relaxation, pampering. And of course, plenty of Insta-worthy moments that will make you the envy of friends.
Disclaimer: this itinerary suggests you book the 3D2N Hotel & Multi-Attractions Package for maximum savings, but feel free to use this as a guide and customize your visit to RWS according to your preferences.
Day 1: A Universal Christmas
Check-in to your hotel, freshen up and head on over to Universal Studios Singapore (USS) for A Universal Christmas that will run till 1 January 2018.
And don’t worry about having insufficient time to Ride the Movies. Till 1 January 2018, USS will be open till late, so you’ll definitely be able to take your favourite rides and enjoy our special Christmas shows and experiences all through the night.
The main attraction at A Universal Christmas is the Santa’s Workshop, where you can take on the role of an elf-in-training and complete various tasks to earn your elf certificate. From larger-than-life sets giving the illusion that you’ve shrunk down to elf size, Instagram-able hallways filled with fairy lights, to multi-sensory details like the smell of gingerbread in Mrs. Claus’s kitchen, a walk-through of Santa’s Workshop is one that is immersive, enchanting and experiential. In a word, magical.
Where: Vine Street, next to Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
When: 12pm – 8pm daily
World of Stars is another highlight you won’t want to miss. This photogenic Christmas lights display sets the stage for the Search for a Christmas Star – a dazzling music and dance extravaganza that will get you grooving to your favourite Christmas tunes.
Search for a Christmas Star
Where: New York Public Library
When: 7:30pm and 8:30pm daily
Don’t forget to catch Oscar’s Grouchmas, an original Christmas live show that proves it’s impossible for anyone to hate Christmas. Filled with witty banter, Rock n’ Roll and a feel-good plot resolution, if this doesn’t bring out the Christmas spirit in you, we don’t know what will.
Where: Pantages Hollywood Theater
When: 1pm, 4pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm daily
Just be sure to refer to our website for the exact Park opening hours and availability of the Christmas Fireworks Spectacular on the day of your visit, as they vary from day to day.
Day 2: Fun & Feasting
From traditional, thrilling waterslides to Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, begin your day with adrenaline-pumping activities at Adventure Cove Waterpark (ACW). A couple of hours of splashing good fun at the Waterpark and you’ll find you no longer seem to have a care in the world.
While you’re there, we highly recommend you try snorkeling at Rainbow Reef for an up-close and personal encounter with over 20,000 tropical fishes. For someone who’s snorkeled in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I’d say that Rainbow Reef at ACW provides the same breathtaking ‘WOW’ experience that will satiate the wanderlust in you – just much more convenient, and with the added guarantee that you’ll be able to see this many fish.
Depending on your preference, you may wish to head back to your hotel for a shower, or simply do so at the Waterpark’s showering facilities before heading over to S.E.A. Aquarium (SEAA) just next door.
Have yourself a Merry Fishmas at SEAA, which has been transformed into a sparkling water wonderland. Be sure to catch the Crazy Elves Underwater Show at the magnificent Open Ocean Habitat, as Scuba Santa and Elves dive amongst sharks, manta rays and hundreds of schooling fish.
Whether or not you’re a marine enthusiast, watching the manta rays at SEAA’s centerpiece Open Ocean Habitat glide through the water with such finesse and majesty is a sight so alluring, you’re bound to be captivated.
Crazy Elves Underwater Show
Where: Open Ocean Habitat
When: 3.30pm daily
Additional show at 1.45pm on 2, 3, 9, 10 Dec & 16 Dec – 1 Jan
End the night with a festive fine dining feast at one of our celebrity chef restaurants, because really, you deserve it.
Whether you fancy a traditional European yuletide spread or an Asian interpretation of Christmas dinners, a hearty feast for sharing with friends and family, or one that allows you indulge while still abiding by the principles of healthy eating, we’ve got something for you and your loved ones this year-end.
Read more about our festive dining options here, and make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.
Day 3: Relax & Unwind
After two days of fun-filled action, it’s time to take it slow.
Pamper yourself with one of ESPA’s facial and spa treatments and experience complete relaxation of body, soul and mind. After all, you did come all this way to unwind, didn’t you?
(Guests who choose to stay at Equarius Hotel under the 3D2N Hotel & Multi-Attractions Package will receive S$100 ESPA credits)
End your getaway with a light-hearted afternoon matinee of FLYing Through Time.
Transcend time, space and culture as world renowned Director Choi Chul Ki – the man behind global sensations like NANTA Cooking and JUMP – returns to Singapore with an all-new non-verbal action comedy, one that tells a universal tale of good versus evil, and a love that conquers all – without words!
Who knows, you might even get abs from laughing so hard by the end of the show.
Read more about FLYing Through Time here.
Book your tickets online and in advance to avoid disappointment.
You deserve some downtime
And there you have it: 3 days and 2 nights of unwinding that will get you into the Christmas spirit and reinvigorate you for the year to come!
Christmas at Resorts World Sentosa
3D2N Ultimate Christmas Getaway at Resorts World Sentosa
A Universal Christmas (Official Website)
A Universal Christmas (Feature)
Review of Oscar’s Grouchmas
Christmas Dining Menus
9 Festive Meals to Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s at RWS
8 Christmas Gift Ideas For Couples That Will Leave Your Partner Smitten