Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore (2013)

The entrance archway this Christmas is quite eye-catching (especially the roof). I think I prefer it over last year’s.

This is how it looks at night:

This was how it looked last year:


A closer look at the Christmas decorations in Hollywood…


This year the Minions from Despicable Me were introduced to the park starting from 1st December. I must say that they are extremely popular with the crowds! They will be around permanently for meet-and-greet sessions, so check with the crew members at Hollywood on the day of your visit for the exact timings. However, they will only appear in Santa hats for the month of December.

   


If you don’t manage to meet the minions, you can also have your picture taken with this “photo frame border” (Note: it wobbles and is a little heavy!):


Walking on…at the end of Hollywood we can find the stage for the New Year Eve’s “Bubblegum Pop Countdown!”:

This year’s stage comprises of many steps!


These are the decorations at New York:

A closer look at the Christmas tree and the stage at The Library…

 

Last year’s tree and stage (I think I like this year’s better):


Santa’s sleigh is parked outside Loui’s NY Pizza Parlour during the day. This is a prop used in the Sesame Street Saves Christmas show.

  

The sleigh is moved and placed next to the stage just before the start of the show, but it will still be parked outside Loui’s between showtimes.


SESAME STREET SAVES CHRISTMAS

This is a new show introduced for the Christmas period and is quite entertaining as it features many familiar commercially popular Christmas tunes, with lyrics slightly tweaked Sesame-style!

List of Songs:

  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • We Are Santa’s Elves
  • Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You
  • Let it Snow!
  • Winter Wonderland
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Showtimes: 6:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm (schedule varies)

Here’s a video of the full show – if you listen carefully, Santa even makes a special mention of Ang Mo Kio and Orchard Road!:


There is also a brief photo opportunity after the show with Santa and his elves.


CHRISTMAS DANCING LIGHT SHOW

Showtimes: 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:50pm

I think I prefer the Sesame Street performance over the light show. The lights are choreographed to different pieces of music. Depending on which show you catch, the tunes may be different.

 

The ones in my video below feature the following pieces:

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Nutrocker
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12-24)    [2:59]
  • DJ Schwede – Music Box Dancer    [6:11]

There was another one (Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Wizards of Winter) which I didn’t manage to record as there were three clueless people who stood directly in front of my camera (I was seated) and ignored my requests for them to sit down! How annoying!!


Overall, I felt that the Christmas theme and performances seemed to be more enjoyable this year as compared to previous years.

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