Transforming their grounds into a whimsical wonderland for Christmas, Capitol Singapore and Chijmes will be holding festivities to celebrate the holiday season, including dining under the stars in igloo-like bubble domes, 3D trick-eye installations, and culinary workshops.
From now to 31 December, visitors to the two adjacently sited properties can enjoy a series of fun-filled festivities, and gorgeous Instagrammable sights that draw inspirations from a Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, in decorations.
At Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza, themed the Land of Snowflakes, visitors will be greeted by Nutcracker soldiers and a gripping 3D trick-eye art installation. Each evening, this magical space turns dreams of a white Christmas into reality with “snowfall” happening at 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm. An 8-metre tall Capitol Kempinski Singing Tree decorated with life-sized characters from The Nutcracker will also be singing carols via video broadcast at 8pm and 9pm.
New this year are the igloo-like bubble domes at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza and Chijmes Lawn, each location providing a unique dining experience. At the Outdoor Plaza, the air-conditioned domes are decked up for Christmas, providing a safe and intimate space for friends and families, while serving as the perfect backdrop for photos.
Those looking to spend a romantic evening with their special someone may look forward to dining in domes at Chijmes Lawn. Themed the Land of Flowers, witness the light and music projection show depicting Nutcracker-themed Christmas scenes on the facade of Chijmes Hall while enjoying food from Chijmes’ renowned restaurants as diners enjoy a meal under the stars.
Availability of domes and board games are on a first-come-first-served basis, and valid only with food and/or beverages purchased from Capitol Singapore outlets and Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski restaurants. Booking can be done online and is limited to two hours each.
The celebration will also be brought online this year with an online Christmas portal featuring a Christmas market selling an assortment of Christmas-themed items and food products, as well as various workshops for all ages.
A series of performing arts workshops, taught by professional trainers, will take place at the Capitol Theatre. Choose from over 40 classes of music, dance, theatre art, crafts and lifestyle workshops that will suit children, teens, and even adults to be a part of. Participants can customise their own gifts by joining the candle making session, or make a leather good for a loved one.
Foodies who wish to delve into meat roasting and baking techniques can take part in culinary workshops and learn from The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore’s chefs in their exclusive meat roasting and baking workshops. Participants will also get to bring their creation home at the end of the workshops.
While celebrating the festive season, Perennial Real Estate Holdings Private Limited (Perennial), owner and manager of Capitol Singapore and Chijmes, will also be matching every dollar donated by the public, up to S$50,000.
The fundraising effort will benefit the beneficiaries of Community Chest, and shoppers can donate while paying for their purchases on the online portal or onsite. Tenants and Christmas booths at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes will also display standees with PayNow QR codes that allow shoppers to conveniently donate via their smartphone.
The festivities will also include voucher redemptions, gifts with purchases, and a Christmas Draw where winners can walk away with a night's stay at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore as well as Capitol Singapore and Chijmes vouchers.