Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice
When : 1 December 2022 - 29 January 2023
Where : Bayfront Event Space
A magical snowy wonderland is coming to life in Singapore
Ice Magic - Fantasy on Ice, brought to you by Apollo Entertainment Media and Trident Consultancy, will transport Singaporeans away from the heat of our tropical island to a winter wonderland over this year’s festive season. This 2,400 sqm winter playground will be coming to our shores for one month only in December to the delight of families, friends and tourists at Bayfront Event Space.
Open to guests from 1 December 2022 to 29 January 2023, Ice Magic - Fantasy on Ice will be the biggest pop-up winter-themed attraction to ever set foot in Singapore, bringing real ice and snow activities to Singaporeans longing for a winter holiday. It’s the perfect answer to the travel-deprived, longing for wintery festivities and the opportunity to swap out the summer-wear for snuggly coats, hats and gloves.
The indoor tentage, which boasts the tallest tent ever erected in Singapore at 11.5m, will be divided into the Snow and Ice sections.
In this section, the snow will be created using the same snow-making machines used in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022, flown in directly to bring the authentic experience of real snow to visitors. Over the course of 20 straight days prior to the opening, the snow machines will pump out fresh, fluffy crystal white snow even cleaner than natural snow found in wintering countries. In this section, guests can experience their first taste of building a snowman, making snow angels, and even bouncing off “snow clouds', all while experiencing daily snowfalls of fresh snow. This area will also house a 70m snow slope, the longest and tallest snow slope ever constructed in Singapore.
The Ice Section running parallel to the Snow Section will bring a variety of attractions that have never been seen in Singapore before, including 70m snow slope and classic Winter Olympic sport Ice Curling. The section will also feature a 260sqm ice cycling rink, with single and tandem bikes for couples exploring new date night plans.
The hero of the Ice Section is the 4.5m high figure-8 Ice Slide, constructed purely out of ice and complemented by elaborate ice sculptures, crafted by master ice sculptors coming in to build their masterpieces from Harbin, China, the home of the famous Harbin Ice Festival.
Guests will also never have to worry about their beer going lukewarm at the Ice Bar, where guests will be served a variety of icecold beers and bespoke ice-themed cocktails to get their blood pumping.
Chocolate Origin, the presenting sponsor of Ice Magic 2022 – The Great Fantasy on Ice will be operating a pop-up café and will be holding a “secret-code” mini-game for guests to win prizes with every entry.
“The honour to bring Singaporeans their first experience of snow is our privilege, and we're excited to be part of this festival," said Dr. Shinichi Hamano, Chocolate Origin Director of Customer Relations.
“We believe that Ice Magic will be a sensational and magical way for friends and family to gather and be merry this upcoming festive season and end 2022, with a BANG! ” adding that after the reopening of large-scale events, Chocolate Origin believes that such events provide memorable experiences to the community.”
Chairman of Apollo Entertainment Media, Mr Guo says, “Ice Magic is our chance to bring winter to Singaporeans who have never had the chance to experience it for themselves. To be able to do this over the festive season is an amazing opportunity, getting to bring joy to people as they celebrate the year and it’s also a nice way to bookend the pandemic we’ve all struggled through the past few years. Helping Singaporeans to experience snow for the first time ever is something we’re all looking forward to”.
The Ice Magic festival has been an iconic annual performance hosted in Beijing since 2009, timing it with Beijing’s first snow every year till 2019 before the pandemic. After Singapore, Apollo Entertainment Media plans to bring Ice Magic to more countries in the region.
Ice Magic - The Great Fantasy on Ice is a part of The Great Bay Fiesta, held in conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023, presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).
Infants in arms and below 2 years old can admit for free. Identification is required as proof of age at the point of entry. Failure to provide identification may result in denied entry. Winter jackets and boots will not be provided for infants and below 2 years old. Please ensure your child is well bundled up for the cold temperature as we are not responsible for any injury.
You can arrive anytime during the selected session but the last entry is 30 minutes before the end of the session. Eg. Session 1 – 10am-2pm. You can enter anytime between 10am to 1:30pm but exit by 2pm.
During peak periods (weekends and public holidays), waiting time and queues are expected due to limited capacity in the venue. We would recommend coming on a weekday if your schedule allows it.
60 minutes. Please note our snow and ice experience operates at subzero temperature (as low as -15 degree Celsius!). It is recommended that visitors do not stay beyond the recommended timing to prevent any possible injury caused by low temperature (i.e hypothermia, frostnip etc)
Limited quantities of winter jackets and snow boots are available on-site based on first-come, first-served basis. We highly advise visitors to wear your own winter wear & snow boots for comfort and skip the queue for waiting, changing, and returning of the rented winter wear at our counter. Time to bring out your favourite winter wear and snap #winterwardrobe at ICE MAGIC! All visitors are required to wear socks for hygiene purposes and to keep warm. Socks are available for sale and the rental of gloves at a fee.
Re-entry is not allowed once visitors exit the ICE MAGIC premise.
Yes, a limited number of lockers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at a token fee. We advise visitors to bring minimal belongings.
No outside food and drinks are allowed. Food and drinks are available at ICE MAGIC Ice Bar and Ice café.
Yes, there will be dedicated restrooms for our visitors at the ICE MAGIC premise.
Strollers are not permitted due to space constraints. A designated stroller parking area will be made available in a public area.