Come 12 Nov, Resorts World Sentosa will be transformed into a magical fairytale land this Christmas as it dons an ambitious light-up in a bid to be Asia’s largest Yuletide holiday destination.
Spanning across 49 hectares, the resort will sparkle from its waterfront to its 500-metre shopping-dining strip, Festive Walk™ with lights, iconic arches, fairytale tableaus, roving characters and Southeast Asia’s tallest Christmas tree at 38 metres, with 20 carollers performing at the foot of the tree.
Visitors to the mega-resort will find themselves transported into a fairytale land aglow with glittering lights in hues of blue, yellow and white, beautifully-illuminated 7.4 metre tall arches, eight decorative fairy figures, 18 character-lookalikes including Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Prince Charming that have come to life from the Grimms’ Fairy Tale world of folklore and make-believe. All iconic facades of the resort, including its four hotels and its latest attraction, the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA) will be decked in fairy embellishments and dazzling lights.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, Resorts World Sentosa is also working with all the five Community Development Councils (CDCs) through ‘Project We Care’ and the People’s Association for a charity campaign coined ‘aRWSome Wishes’ that will grant up to 500 wishes made by underprivileged kids across the five districts. RWS team members will bring festive cheer to these kids by granting these wishes and all the presents gathered will be delivered to the children in time for Christmas by Santa Claus.
So at the stroke of 8.08pm this 12 Nov, the resort will be officially lighted-up by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Amy Khor Lean Suan, Mayor of South West District, together with the beneficiaries to mark the launch of ‘aRWSome Wishes’. Complimenting this spellbinding light-up ceremony, the festivities will continue at Universal Studios Singapore, where elaborate wreaths, baubles and fairies line the Hollywood Boulevard and New York Street, while a 10 metre Christmas tree stands tall in front of the lagoon of the theme park. To all you fans of Christmas carols, don’t miss out on the performances by Singapore’s top college choirs, The NUS Choir and The Vocal Consort, as well as NJChorale and Victoria Chorale who will take to the stages at Hollywood and New York from 3 December onwards.
On top of the visual feast, visitors can savour fairytale-themed Christmas menus at the resort‘s many restaurants, such as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ lunch buffet menu at Fiesta and the ‘Exotic Fairytale’ international buffets at Starz Restaurant on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. A mini Christmas bazaar with six fairytale carriages set out at the Bull Ring area will offer a wide range of delectable cakes and pastries that will be created by the resort‘s own chefs, seasonal RWS and USS hampers and more.
And here’s another reason to be jolly this season, MasterCard holders are entitled to special privileges and added perks if payment is made via this preferred card, through the “Fairytale Moments with MasterCard” program. From 25 November 2011, cardholders who spend with MasterCard cards will be rewarded with RWS vouchers and MEMA tickets. On top of that, 31 lucky top spenders will walk away with a 3-day 2-night holiday package at RWS.
Special year-end holiday packages for the resort will be rolled out through the Resorts World Sentosa website and authorized travel agents. More details will be available at www.rwsentosa.com.