SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has revealed its annual Changi Festive Village year-end campaign, which runs across the airport terminals and the Jewel Changi Airport lifestyle-to-retail complex. The campaign began on 19 November and runs until 3 January and features a range of experiences as well as shopping and dining discounts.
Highlights include large dinosaur displays and a winter holiday house at Terminal 3, a fun-charged carnival at Terminal 4. glamping experiences at Jewel’s Cloud9 Piazza and Shiseido Forest Valley as well as overnight family stays at Changi Experience Studio.
Changi Airport Group Managing Director of Airport Operations Management Jayson Goh said: “The year-end season is traditionally a special time at Changi Airport where we bring festive cheer to travellers and visitors. This year’s Changi Festive Village event is made possible with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board.
“With the government’s emphasis in promoting domestic tourism this festive season, we hope to also show our support to travel, hospitality and retail partners who are adversely impacted by Covid-19. The line-up of activities is hence designed to provide entertainment for the whole family – from fun dinosaur-themed activities for the little ones, to exciting go-kart racing and unique glamping experiences for both young and young-at-heart. We also using the occasion to experiment with new tourism products that can be relevant for incoming tourists when travel recovers.”
Jewel Changi Airport Devt CEO Hung Jean added: “We are heartened that Jewel continues to be a popular destination with local visitors, being a multi-faceted venue which offers nature, shopping and dining in an indoor environment. With all the many exciting kaleidoscope of activities and shopping promotions planned, as well as the dazzling festive decorations throughout Jewel, we look forward to welcoming our visitors for a sparkling Christmas at Jewel as they spend their year-end holiday in Singapore.”
Magical experiences at T3
Dino Wanderland is this year’s centrepiece festive exhibit. Located at the T3 Departure Hall, visitors can walk alongside dinosaurs and take photos with models of these prehistoric creatures.
Also at T3 Departure Hall is Singapore’s largest double-storey snow fun house, tokidoki Snow Holiday, which houses snow adventures and the chance to slide down the 12m long snow luge.
Air tokidoki features a series of popular tokidoki characters. A tokidoki-themed photo spot at T3 Basement 2 features a model aircraft cabin with cabin seats from a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Fans can purchase character merchandise at the adjacent retail pop-up.
A sparkling Christmas at Jewel
Jewel’s Shiseido Forest Valley is home to a 16m tall Christmas tree, with hourly snow falls in Jewel’s indoor garden and Canopy Park. The 14,000sq m is adorned with festive decorations, gift boxes and photo opportunities of the sights at Jewel. For the first time, Jewel is launching annual passes for Canopy Park and Changi Experience Studio, offering repeat visitors value all year-round.
For the first time, visitors can sleep over at the Glamping in the Clouds installation at Jewel. Located at Jewel’s highest level, the glamping tents are pitched next to towering ficus trees decorated with fairy lights. Each festive-themed tent accommodates up to four guests. Glamp tents are also set up at the ground level of the Shiseido Forest Valley next to the HSBC Rain Vortex.
During the day, the glamp tents at Cloud9 Piazza are converted to host ‘glampicnics’ for groups of up to five.
Changi Experience Studio at Jewel has curated A Night at the Airport a two-day-one-night family camp, which includes behind-the-scenes airport experiences and a festive craft workshop.
Families can also opt for the Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover programme, which includes attraction tickets to Changi Experience Studio and Canopy Park, and a sleepover in the studio. Day-trippers can also sign up for a range of day programmes and workshops, including drone-flying, terrarium and aqua-scaping, and cycling at the Changi Airport Connector and Jurassic Mile.
Dinosaurs at the T4 carnival
From 26 November, T4 will house Dino Bounce, a 30-m-long bouncy castle, as well as a 4m slide and tree ‘maze’ plus bouncy wave wall.
There is also a go-karting experience at Dino Kart with the chance to race at up to 24km/h on electric Go-Karts.
Dino Fest, a festive market, opens on 3 December. Created by the team behind Shilin Singapore and Artbox Singapore, this is Singapore’s first dinosaur-themed carnival market. It features 50 stalls of street food, festive-themed merchandise and interactive dino-themed activities.
Gifts are available when guests shop and dine at Changi and Jewel during the festive campaign period. Tokidoki purchase-with-purchase premiums include plush toy, mask and mask holder, reversible sequins cushion and tote bag, each available at S$6.90 with a minimum spend of $50 at Changi. Pokemon purchase-with-purchase premiums include key chain, mug and plush toy, from S$12 with a minimum spend of S$60 at Jewel.