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Enjoy festive fun at Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport this year-end holiday season
Exciting line-up of activities include unique airport transit glamping experience, go-karting inside the terminal, carnival with street food and games, stunning photo installations at Jewel, all held with health safety as top of mind.
SINGAPORE, 25 November 2021 – Join us on a magical journey at Changi Airport this holiday season! From 26 November to 3 January 2022, the Changi Festive Village is making its long-awaited return to Changi Airport with unique activities across Terminals 3, 4 (T3, T4) and Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel).
Experience glamping in Changi Airport’s departure transit hall and re-live the excitement of travelling. Families on the hunt for things to do in Singapore can look forward to an array of new dinosaur-themed activities like indoor go-karting and carnival games, as well as a fully lighted Jurassic Mile and Changi Airport Connector. At Jewel, visit iconic global landmarks, experience snowfall, catch the new Light & Sound show at the Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park, and enjoy family camps at the Changi Experience Studio.
All activities have been designed with extra attention paid to safe management measures, to ensure that everyone can enjoy a magical time with peace of mind. These measures include having pre-booking of timeslots for play activities through the iChangi app, ample spacing between tents and activity areas, and a cap on visitor capacity to ensure that there is sufficient safe distancing between various groups.
Activities at Changi Airport and Jewel
Capture wintry fun memories at T3
Brave the ice age and capture videos with two colossal moving long-neck Brachiosauruses at Terminal 3’s Dino Blitz photospot.
This year’s festive centrepiece display takes visitors back to the ice age. Conquer icy snow terrain and be among towering prehistoric creatures at Dino Blitz, which features two larger-than-life moving Brachiosaurus measuring up to 12 metres in length.
Also at T3 are three travel-themed Disney Tsum Tsum photospots guaranteed to rekindle the wanderlust. Snap a photo in a giant snow globe, hop onboard super adorable planes and Ready Jet Set Tsummm for your winter holiday! Don’t forget to pick up your bags at the whimsical luggage claim belt and buy some Disney Tsum Tsum souvenirs before you head out.
Exhilarating experiences await at T4
Racer speeding past check-in rows in Terminal 4 Departure Hall at Dino Kart – a dinosaur-themed indoor electric go-kart track with neon lights.
Fasten your seatbelts as the much-loved Dino Kart roars back into action this year. Thrill seekers with a need for speed can zip around Singapore’s first indoor, air-conditioned go-kart track set up within the Departure Hall, decked out with neon lights and a dinosaur theme, at speeds up to 24km/h. Covering a distance of 400 metres, the track manoveurs past a total of 10 turns and bends in between the check-in rows! Another popular activity, Dino Bounce bouncy castle, will also return for a second run.
Then, head to the Dino Carnival to feast on lip-smacking street food such as Singapore’s longest handmade fries by Big Big Fries and cute dino-shaped curry puffs by Old Chang Kee, shop for unique crafts and try your hand at a line-up of carnival games. Dino-loving kiddos can unleash their inner paleontologist to uncover dino fossils, or go for a bout of ice fishing, right here in the tropics.
Unique airport transit glamping experience
Pack your bags and relive the excitement of travelling with a unique airport transit glamping experience by the runway at Terminal 4.
Planning for a year-end holiday in Singapore? Why not consider a unique airport transit glamping experience in T4?
Spaciously set up along the boarding gates lined with lush fig trees at T4’s Boulevard of Trees, glampers will be treated to an amazing view of the runway. On top of the novelty of sleeping overnight in an airport, there will be entertainment options galore for glampers – round-the-clock access to arcade games at the Entertainment Area, indoor sports games and cartoons at the Heritage Zone, with credits for movies on-demand to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own tent. Plus, wake up to unblocked views of the sunrise and scrumptious in-tent breakfast treats. So, pack your bags, we’re boarding now!
Have a Glam-party in festive glamp tents
Cosy up in a luxurious glamp tent at Jewel and celebrate the festive season with party food, drinks and games.
Missed the glampicnics at Jewel last year? Now is your chance to grab a ‘Glam-party in the Clouds’tucked in luxurious glamp tents with your loved one on the top-most level of Jewel at Cloud9 Piazza.
Laugh and bond over a basket of fun board games, enjoy a movie marathon, clink glasses and make merry in the glamp tents furnished with stylish centerpieces and dining ware. Bring your own picnic basket or pre-order from Changi Eats, Changi Airport’s food delivery service, where you can mix and match your favourite food and drinks from the wide selection of dining options at Jewel and Changi with an exclusive $15 voucher. The package also comes with tickets to selected Jewel attractions.
Meet the World at Jewel
Share a romantic moment at the Eiffel Tower.
Fulfill your wanderlust at Jewel with destination-themed installations featuring iconic global landmarks set against the lush indoor greenery. At the Shiseido Forest Valley, soak in a Japanese onsen, walk down the Great Wall of China, spot the wild animals of South Africa or view the Eiffel Tower up close. Experience these destinations via contactless interactive features and augmented reality on your mobile phones or take photos at these Instagrammable spots. Go ‘round the world’ and collect stamps on a virtual passport to redeem free Canopy Park access or collect rare stamps to redeem complimentary Canopy Bridge tickets and Jewel retail vouchers. Complete your travel journey at the Canopy Park and be greeted by the Royal Guards of London’s Tower Bridge, cosy up to Bali’s swing nest, play among the penguins of the Antarctica and say Aloha at Hawaii’s Tiki huts.
To top off your Jewel experience this season, soak in the festive atmosphere and be thrilled by snowfall with Jewel’s spectacular 16-metre-tall Christmas tree as the perfect backdrop. Be mesmerised by the light & sound show at the HSBC Rain Vortex as the iconic attraction makes a comeback with its bedazzling new Christmas editions. During the four daily shows in the evenings, expect to see snowflakes, frost and wreaths amid galloping reindeer figurines dancing across the waterfall - a lighted up wintry prelude to the festive holidays.
Learn through play at Changi Experience Studio
Expand your child's learning through Changi Experience Studio’s design thinking workshop.
The sold-out Changi Experience Studio (CES) overnight camp last year is also back by popular demand. Perfect for families looking for a unique bonding and learning experience, the ‘A Night at the Airport’ 2D1N Family Camp’ is packed with fun and educational activities. Enjoy exclusive access to behind-the-scenes airport experiences - the Airport Emergency Service Experience and a tour of the Changi Nursery, which is usually closed to the public. Young minds can also learn the key elements of design thinking and apply their newly acquired creative skills by creating an airport of the future through a kids’ Design Thinking workshop! After a fun-filled day, enjoy a magical sleepover in tents within the air-conditioned comfort of the cosy digital attraction.
Alternatively, those who prefer a more free-and-easy camping experience can opt for the Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover programme, which includes attraction tickets to CES and Canopy Park, and a sleepover in the studio. Families who are looking at educational and fun workshops to keep their children entertained during the year-end school holidays can participate in the popular Airport Emergency Service Experience, or the exciting ‘Champions of the Smart Airport’ RoboMaster workshop. At the three-hour workshop, aspiring young engineers will be able to programme an intelligent robot via Scratch coding and compete in an airport-themed arena race! All activities at the CES can be redeemed using SingaporeRediscovers vouchers.
See the Changi Airport Connector fully lighted up
Be wowed by two new dinosaur structures and a fully lit Changi Airport Connector featuring more than 10,000 blooms of illuminated flowers such as tulips, sunflowers, dandelions this festive season.
Adding to the festive spirit, Dino Dazzle features the 3.5km Changi Airport Connector fully lit according to the four seasons, delighting visitors with more than 10,000 blooms of illuminated tulips, sunflowers, dandelions and more. Die-hard dino fans will not miss the 12-metre-long moving Spinosaurus and super-sized T-rex topiary which make the perfect backdrop to their roarsome photos.
From 26 November 2021 to 26 January 2022, enjoy the full Dino Dazzle when you race your friends and families along the Changi Airport Connector with the Sundown Run. Racers can take their pick from four routes – the 2km Stegosaurus run, 5km Triceratops run, 10km T-rex run and 21km Raptor run. All runnerswill receive an exclusive limited edition Sundown Run @ Changi Jurassic Mile medal.
Bag exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum premiums and shopping vouchers
Redeem exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum festive premiums for spends at Changi Airport and Jewel this year-end.
What’s the festive season without some Christmas shopping! Bring home exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum premiums, when you shop and dine at Changi and Jewel, from now to 3 January 2022. The festive purchase-with-purchase premiums include tote bag, sports towel, sports water bottle, cooler bag and plush pillow, each available at $8.90 with a minimum spend of $50 at Changi, Jewel, on iShopChangi and Changi Eats. Receive a $5 return voucher, or $8 when you pay with Changi Pay or Mastercard®, for spends in Changi Airport and on iShopChangi. Plus, visitors can redeem 5 hours of free parkingwith a minimum spend of $80 in the public areas of Changi Airport or $100 at Jewel.
Additional perks for Changi Pay and Changi Rewards members
Visitors using Changi Pay, Changi’s newest digital wallet, will be rewarded with more deals at the Changi Festive Village - a complimentary Disney Tsum Tsum premium with any premium purchase, as well as exclusive Changi Pay vouchers. Changi Pay users can also download a $5 welcome voucher and enjoy many deals in Changi Airport and Jewel shops when they sign up via the iChangi app, earning Changi Rewards points and 10 times chances in the Win With Changi shopping promotion.
Changi Rewards members who spend $50 in a single receipt will also stand a chance to win up to 100 million Changi Rewards points and the all-electric Porsche Taycan in the Win With Changi promotion.
Mr Jayson Goh, Managing Director of Airport Operations Management at Changi Airport Group, said “As we welcome the year-end festivities, families can enjoy a fulfilling and fun time at the Changi Festive Village, which has been designed with health safety as a key consideration. This year, we see the return of many well-loved activities and also new ones that will entertain the whole family, including a unique airport transit glamping experience and an outdoor sundown run. While not everyone can travel during this period, we believe that Changi Airport continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans, and look forward to more fond family memories that will be made this holiday season.”
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, added “As international borders are just beginning to re-open, Jewel continues to inspire the love for travel by bringing the world even closer to local residents with our display of favourite travel destinations across continents. We are excited to showcase our specially choreographed light & sound renditions at the HSBC Rain Vortex this year to bring a message of joy, hope and love during this festive period for travellers who are on their way home or starting new journeys, and for all visitors to Jewel. We look forward to welcoming everyone to ‘Meet The World’ at Jewel, as well as those travelling to Singapore to spend their year-end festivities here.”
More details on all the above activities can be found in the Annex. Participants can sign up for these activities at www.changifestivevillage.com.
High resolution images can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/CFV2021photos.
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.
About Jewel Changi Airport Trust Pte. Ltd. (www.jewelchangiairport.com)
Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), a world-class multi-dimensional lifestyle destination in Singapore, is developed by Jewel Changi Airport Trustee Pte. Ltd., a joint venture by Changi Airport Group and CapitaLand. Jewel is located at the gateway of Changi Airport.
Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Jewel features a distinctive dome-shaped facade made of glass and steel, making it an iconic landmark in the airport’s landscape. At 135,700 sqm in size, it offers a range of facilities including airport services, indoor gardens and leisure attractions, retail and dining offerings as well as a hotel, all under one roof. These unique offerings in Jewel are envisaged to enhance Changi Airport’s appeal as a premier air hub.