Changi Airport is one of the best airports on the planet. And, excitingly, the Changi Festive Village has returned to Singapore for another year of Christmas cheer. Wonderfully, visitors can expect a range of new family-friendly activities.
Until January 2, 2023, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique world inspired by Avatar: The Way of Water, which hits cinemas on December 15, as well as experiencing the magic of waking up to sunrises, frolicking with digital marine life and plenty more.
Here’s the best things to do at Changi Festive Village 2022:
1. Avatar: The Way 0f Water
Explore the world of Pandora through beautiful installations at Changi Airport’s T3 Departure Hall. Particularly, visitors can snap instagrammable pictures in a larger-than-life replica of the Na’vi clan’s home, next to clones of the Na’vi native.
The abode will be lit up with dreamy lights, sounds and projections, featuring live performances, at night. Afterward, head over to the Light and Sound Show inspired by Avatar at Shiseido Forest Valley. Plus, take home Avatar-inspired goodies from the pop-up shop mentioned below in this article.
2. Underground Carnival & Dino-Karting
Blast back to your childhood or into the future in the basement of Changi Airport which boasts over 30 carnival games and rides split across three different sections – The Great World, The Modern World and The Future World. For example, The Great World features nostalgic Uncle Ringo rides and quirky photo zones such as the World of Jellyfish, where you can get pictures with illuminating jellyfish. This carnival is opened until April 2.
Plus, the stellar neon go-karting which was a hit last year returned for the season. Dino Kart 3.0 is the perfect place to get your adrenaline pumping by racing against one another in light-up, dinosaur karts.
Create unforgettable memories at this unique glamping experience at the airport. Perfect for a group of friends or family of up to four people. Sleep in marine-themed tents, wake up to sunrises and admire views of the HSBC Rain Vortex. The family camp option is packed with activities for both kids and adults.
Additionally, there’s an offer to have a Christmas-inspired day glamping picnic in Avatar-themed and marine-themed tents. Opt to bring your own picnic or order from Changi Eats. This option is available for up to six people. Glampicnic also includes festive merch, Avatar goodies, a tea party set and even tickets to River Wonders.
4. Christmas Oddysea at Jewel
Jewel Canopy Park is lit up with interactive marine life installations to explore while every 30 minutes expect snow to fall at Shiseido Forest Valley, against an alluring backdrop of the glowing 16-metre-tall Prudential Singapore Jewel Christmas Tree. Plus, you can’t miss the Avatar-inspired Light and Sound show only taking place this month.
5. Mangrove Adventures
One family-friendly activity involves shooting unwanted trash down in the Mangroves to win epic prizes. Plus, children can create their own illuminating Mangrove Jellyfish at the Jellyfish Craft Workshop.
Certainly, there’s plenty of shopping to do in between all the fun. Gather marine life collectibles to help save the ocean in the Oceantopia Game. Otherwise, walk through a glow-in-the-dark tunnel to an interactive pop-up shop where you can buy exclusive Avatar toys, figurines and glow-in-the-dark t-shirts at Terminal 3.
7. More Attractions
Other unmissable attractions include cycling or walking through Jurassic Mile to be mesmerised by Dino Glow light-up displays which are inspired by the new Avatar. Eating your merry-little-heart-out at a range of Park Connector food stalls or taking part in creative workshops, to name a few.
Certainly, there’s plenty of dazzling photo opportunities at Changi Festive Village and we know Singaporeans LOVE getting those instagrammable shots.