Press release -
Celebrate this festive season with a candy-licious spectacle at Changi Airport
SINGAPORE, 3 November 2023 – Changi Airport is set to transform into a realm of festive charm from 4 November 2023 till 31 March 2024. Immerse yourself in the joy of the season and beyond with a candy-themed wonderland, whimsical carnival games and rides, as well as a snow house that will transport you to a world of wintry fun. As you explore this magical candyland, look out for Changi’s ever lovable dinosaur mascots, dazzling fairy stilt walkers or even Santa himself!
At the heart of the festivities lies the sweetest spectacle: Candy Wonderland at Terminal 3’s (T3) departure hall. A cuddly 5-metre-tall bear, a 7-metre-tall rotating cupcake Ferris wheel, a pool of sprinkles, and candy cane lane beckon Changi’s visitors into a world of sweet delight. As dusk falls each day, a spellbinding light and snow show will add a touch of magic to the evening. On selected Friday and Saturday evenings, look out for buskers, jugglers, and a live marching band performing holiday tunes.
Mr Jayson Goh, Executive Vice President of Airport Management at Changi Airport Group, said, “We invite visitors and travellers to immerse in the joy of the holiday season and join us for an enchanting experience at the Changi Festive Village. Our candy-themed activities add a sweet twist to the carnival, and promises to be a delightful haven for families and friends to create cherished moments together at Changi Airport.”
Hit the sweet spot with Candy Carnival’s games, activities, and treats
The Candy Carnivallocated at T3’s arrival hall bursts with a plethora of exciting carnival games, rides, and adorable Changi-exclusive confectionery-themed prizes to be won. Test your aim at the virtual reality shooting game, bring home humongous plushies at the giant claw machine or bounce to your heart’s content at Candy Bounce’s inflatable castle of desserts. Little ones can get a sugar rush on the Candy Kart go-kart course.
After the games, savour yummy carnival classics like nachos, corndogs, takoyaki (octopus balls) and even viral favourites like the Korean cheese coin pancake with its stringy, gooey centre! More fun and games await at Basement 2 where young ones can climb aboard the candy-coated trackless train or hop on a whimsical merry-go-round.
Slide right into a frosty adventure at the Candy Snow House
Just beyond the Candy Carnival lies the enchanting Candy Snow House, a fantastical world of snow and ice. Discover intricately carved ice sculptures which glow from within, such as a majestic reindeer-drawn sleigh and a cast of friendly candy pals come to life. Slide right into the festive mood on the three-lane 5-metre-long snow slide or the 3-metre-long ice luge. Challenge your friends to a game of basketball, snow bowling, or mini golf on a course made entirely of ice! Then, live your winter holiday dreams by riding on a hand-pulled sleigh or skate around on a snow scooter.
Make sweet dreams with an overnight family camp and chocolate art workshop
Experience ‘A Candylicious Night at the Airport’ with your family at Changi Experience Studio (CES) in Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel)! Let your child discover their inner Picasso at the chocolate art jamming workshop as they use vibrant colours to paint their very first edible art of the airport. Then, cook up more creativity and decorate your very own festive truffle balls. Enjoy other packaged activities like Candy Kart and the bouncy castle at T3’s Candy Carnival, the Candy Snow House, as well as admission to CES. After a day of fun activities, drift off to sweet dreams in candy-themed tents at CES.
Bring the festivities online with CandyVerse on Roblox
Be transported to a virtual version of Changi’s festive candyland in ChangiVerse on Roblox: CandyVerse! Go on a hunt and find parts to build your own toy which doubles as your avatar’s wearable. Chase down presents to win prizes like a limited-edition dino User Generated Content (UGC) or even rewards to send you to Changi’s real-life candyland!
Stock up on gifts and savour sweet deals at themed pop-ups
Get a head start on your gift-giving list at a variety of themed pop-ups at Terminals 2 and 3. Choose from BT21to Craftholic and Mofmo Friends, Mickey Loves SG to Miffy, and more. Each pop-up has its own special design and unique photo spot, so be sure to take a tour of them all!
Changi Candy premiums and exclusives for Changi Rewards members
Spend a minimum of S$50 or $100 at Changi Airport, Jewel or iShopChangi to purchase Changi Candy premiums from S$7.90. Collect all five – the Packing Cube, Travel Bag, Teddy Bear, Sling Bag and Luggage. Also enjoy sweet savings of up to S$40 off in return vouchers. Use Changi Pay to get one additional S$5 return e-voucher. Changi Rewards members can redeem a complimentary Luggage and Travel Bag with a nett spend of S$1,800 (S$1,500 for Gold and Platinum members).
More details on all the above activities can be found in the Annex. Participants can sign up for these activities and more at www.changifestivevillage.com.
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
As one of Asia’s most connected international aviation hubs, Changi Airport links Singapore to some 150 cities globally, with close to 100 airlines operating more than 6,400 weekly flights. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, adding to Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offerings of more than 600 F&B and retail outlets across the airport. The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 660 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.