Holiday celebrations at Marina Bay Sands

Rejoice in the spirit of giving with festive goodies, world class gourmet fare and holiday shopping. Indulge in luscious holiday treats this season with festive takeaways at SweetSpot, holiday feasts and retail therapy at Marina Bay Sands.

Celebrate Christmas with SweetSpot as it presents the SweetSpot Signature Christmas Tree (S$65). The popular handcrafted chocolate tree is embellished with dazzling chocolate gems, sugar snowflakes and sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes for additional flavour and crunch.
Inspired by the spirit of giving, SweetSpot has introduced a beautiful log cake that resembles a gift. The Caramelized Apple Yule Log (S$65) is covered in caramel glaze and filled with layers of milk chocolate mousse, caramelized apple and spiced chocolate sponge cake. The exquisite log cake is topped off with a golden ribbon made with chocolate paste, making it perfect as a gift. Guests can also look forward to two new flavours, Chocolate Chestnut Church Yule Log (S$65) and Mascarpone Cheese Mango Yule Log (S$65).

Traditional European Christmas favourites such as the Panettone (S$30), a rich and buttery sweet bread with raisin and citrus peel as well as the Stollen (S$35), a delicious cake filled with dried fruits, nuts and almond marzipan are also available.

From 1 December 2014 to 1 January 2015, guests can purchase these Christmas items from SweetSpot at Hotel Tower 3 Lobby. For enquiries, call SweetSpot at 6688 8588 (7am to 10pm daily).
Marina Bay Sands Hotel’s international buffet restaurant RISE is offering a hearty Christmas themed lunch and dinner starting from S$68++ on 24 and 25 December 2014. Diners can look forward to a special carving station serving Traditional Roast Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham and Hip of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, complementing the buffet spread filled with delights from local, Western, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisines. Dessert lovers will be charmed by the decadent dessert bar featuring festive Gingerbread Cheesecake, White Chocolate Egg Nog Cream and Glogg Wine Stewed Fruit Cobbler.

To usher in 2015, visitors can indulge in the buffet from the outdoor fresh herb garden, where an outdoor barbeque pit will offer grilled delights such as Rosemary Lamb Chops, Fillet of Beef and barbecue Stingray. The live Western station will also offer Winter Black Truffle Capellini with fine herbs and Wagyu Beef Bourgogne. The New Year’s special menu at RISE is available for lunch and dinner starting from S$68++ on 31 December 2014 and 1 January 2015.

Daniel Boulud’s “Black Tie Scallops” at db Bistro Moderne, “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Christmas Eve dinner at Osteria Mozza
db Bistro Moderne2
Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner with db Bistro Moderne as Executive Chef Jonathan Kinsella prepares a four-course menu (S$165++) featuring wintertime flavours. Begin with a Wild Mushroom Velouté or Guinea Hen Pâté “En Croûte”, followed by Sweet Butter Poached Boston Lobster with House-Made Ricotta Gnocchi. For mains, choose from a Brittany Cod “En Papillote”, Slow Roasted Duck Duo or Seed Crusted Venison Loin. Finish with db Bistro Moderne’s signature Hazelnut Bûche de Noël, or Nougat Glace, a specialty of Executive Pastry Chef Benjamin Siwek.

db Bistro Moderne is also offering a luxuriant six-course New Year’s Eve dinner (S$198++) featuring Oysters “A la Nage” with oscietra caviar, asparagus and romaine lettuce, Daniel Boulud’s signature Black Tie Scallops studded with black winter truffles and baked in crust, as well as a choice of mains – Sweet Butter Poached Boston Lobster or the Filet Mignon “Rossini” with foie gras, wild mushrooms, spinach, brioche and black truffle sauce. Round up the meal with the Pear and Chocolate Tart or Vacherine “Mont-Blanc”.
Osteria Mozza3
For a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner, head over to Osteria Mozza for the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” prepared by Executive Chef David Almany. The feast is a customary meal served in Italian households to celebrate La Vigilia or Christmas Eve where seafood is served instead of meat. Originally a form of abstinence, this austere tradition has grown into a gastronomic seafood feast. Gather family and friends to indulge in this special Chef’s Tasting Menu priced at S$128++ per person featuring the delicate Bruschetta of Santa Barbara Sea Urchin with Lardo and Urfa Pepper, Spanner Crab Tortellini with Kale and Chili, Smoked Saffron Tagliatelle with lobster, mushrooms and botarga and Roasted Wild Grouper with clams, potato, fennel, caviar and vermouth. Complete the festive feast with the Vanilla panna cotta with coconut tapioca and chocolate “fish”.
Sky on 574
Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner at Sky on 57, located at the Sands SkyPark offering a majestic view of the Singapore skyline. Savour a special festive menu featuring Symphony of Seafood, Fish Cartilage Velouté with crabmeat, cured smoked bacon and white truffle shaving, as well as the Turkey Medallion with foie gras and chestnut stuffing, vegetable medley, pumpkin puree and Perigourdine sauce. Round up the meal with Texture de Marron, with chestnut parfait, chestnut candy, tangerine ice cream, meringue and vanilla sauce.

Toast to the New Year at Sky on 57’s outdoor terrace and immerse in the spectacular fireworks display over the bay. The outdoor terrace countdown party offers nine dishes, a selection of desserts and a magnum-sized bottle of JQ Selection Champagne.

For an elegant fine dining experience on New Year’s Eve, enjoy a seven-course dinner featuring dishes such as Nordic Crab, Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche, Tasmanian Wild Coral Cod and Baby Mini Abalone. The New Year’s Eve dinner is served with a glass of JQ Selection Champagne.

Sky on 57 also offers a five-course New Year’s Day brunch served with a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne.
The Bar at Waku Ghin
In celebration of this holiday season, the Bar at Waku Ghin has created two holiday cocktails. The Southern Polar Bear is a playful and fruity cocktail with Bols Yogurt, Dita Lychee, Massenez Peach, fresh cream, rose syrup and delightful gummy bears and coconut flakes. For whisky lovers, enjoy ‘Boozy Santa is comin’ to the bar inspired from the popular Christmas song. The cocktail is made with Christmas Malt, fine Italian red vermouth Carpano Antica Formula, a dash of Chocolate bitters finished with lemon zest and Griottnes cherry.
The Bar at Waku Ghin: Southern Polar Bear, ‘Boozy Santa is comin’ to the bar
Festive shopping and dining at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The season of giving is made all the merrier with late-night shopping and dining5 at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the newly crowned winner at the Singapore Experience Awards 2014 for ‘Best Shopping Experience’. With an array of chic boutiques offering attractive savings of up to 50 percent, as well as the chance to redeem a S$30 shopping voucher6 with a spend of S$3006 or more from now until 25 December, shoppers are in for a double treat while doing their festive shopping. The first 100 qualified guests each day will also receive a special gift7 from retailers such as Etro, Penhaligon’s and Shanghai Tang.

Some of the highlights to watch for include up to 50 percent off selected sale items at luxury French label Anne Fontaine and regular priced items at Italian fashion house Etro, 30 percent off regular priced items at Repetto, which carries a selection of items exclusive to its boutique here at The Shoppes, as well as curated Diorific Lipsticks in Merveilleuse and Audacieusea, and 3 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Smoky Gold sold in limited quantities exclusively at Parfums Christian Dior at The Shoppes.
For a bit of sparkle, shoppers can head to Freywille and enjoy 30 percent off its Sunset collections and receive a gift with every purchase of S$1,500 and above, or handpick intricate timepieces from Franck Muller, Longines, Parmigiani and precious mementos from contemporary glassware creator LIULI, which is offering 20 percent off its Christmas LIULI plux designs.

From now till 25 December, Sands Rewards Lifestyle cardholders are entitled to two Festive Rewards Extravaganza promotions at The Shoppes. They can take part in the ‘Shop and Get’ promotion and redeem gifts such as Osim uSnooz and Chopard Viaggio Pen with their Destination Points. Sands Rewards Lifestyle members can also participate in weekly lucky draws as part of the ‘Shop and Win’ promotion, from 6 to 25 December. Prizes such as S$10,000 cash and Destination Dollars will be up for grabs. Shoppers can sign up for Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership to enjoy these privileges.

In addition to a Santa’s Wonderland on the Skating Rink8, shoppers can also enjoy complimentary gift wrapping services and redeem a picture with Santa with a minimum spending of S$50 at The Shoppes9. To add to the festive buzz, delightful roving entertainment such as carolers, live jazz music and a series of well-loved festive mascots will also roam the shopping complex to spread the magic.

With over 60 dining options property wide, shoppers can pick from acclaimed restaurants located within the mall after a day of festive shopping. Located along the waterfront promenade is Bazin10 Bistro and Bar, which will be offering a three-course Christmas set menu at S$98++ (includes a glass of champagne) , featuring its classic tandoori chicken. Italian fine-dining restaurant Caffé B11 will be serving up a six-course Christmas special at S$100++ (S$150++ with wine-pairing) amidst specially concocted festive cocktails.
Diners with an adventurous palette will delight in Punjab Grill12’s ‘Epicurean Journey Through India Menu’. The award-winning restaurant will be serving a five-course menu at S$110++ per person, featuring its signature smoked meats such as the pan-grilled turkey kebab patty stuffed with masala foie gras and tandoor glazed lamb chop finished with 24 carat gold leaves. Mains include the fragrant turkey roulade stuffed with duck meat and Kashmiri morels served with cranberry makhani sauce. The extraordinary meal ends on a sweet note with a symphony of delectable desserts such as the gulab jamun cheese cake and coffee caramel kulfi dust with cocoa powder.

Hearty eaters can also opt for a buffet at sushi and seafood buffet restaurant TODAI13 on 24 and 25 December, or indulge in a pot of piping hot steamboat at the newly opened Hotpot Kingdom14. The Christmas Hotpot set menu for two, priced at S$88++, features a sumptuous array of seafood platter including sliced garoupa fish, whole crab, live prawns, mussels, as well as fresh cuts including sliced U.S beef, Japanese kurobata pork, chicken, and handmade meatballs. The restaurant is also extending a complimentary bottle of wine with a minimum spend of S$150.

Countdown to 2015 under the stars
Come 31 December, party-goers can revel in exciting countdown parties in the heart of Marina Bay while witnessing the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Sands SkyPark. Taking place on the iconic Sands SkyPark Observation Deck from 10pm to 3am is Sky High Social, which will boast unmatched views of the stunning city skyline amid celebratory champagne toasts, party favours and live acts by the multi-talented music band Catsine Cradle.

Guests also receive a complimentary photo as a memento and a party pack to mark the memorable festivities. Tables of eight, which will each be extended a premium bottle of 1.5L Grey Goose and a variety of mixers, are available for booking (VIP A15 at S$1,988 or VIP B16 at S$1,788), while general admission17 is at S$168. Tickets are on sale from 25 November via
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