Space Odyssey Christmas @Downtown East | Art Installations, A Mega Carnival, Transformers Pop-up Truck, Festive Redemptions And More!



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 Downtown East's Space Odyssey Christmas brings an array of specially curated programmes to keep everyone enthralled!

NTUC Club is pulling out all the stops this festive season in Downtown East with the Space Odyssey Christmas, a slew of fun and exciting programmes to appeal to a wider audience of different interests.

Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to at what's possibly the biggest festive celebration in the heartland!

SPACE OUT! Art Installations

For starters, the one-of-its-kind and must-see "intergalactic” SPACE OUT! exhibition — which takes place in three locations at Downtown East — lets one step into a completely new universe.

In this awe-inspiring presentation, a group of 10 local and international artists will display their uber cool VR artworks using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) as well as interactive light projection.

SPACE OUT! is presented by Downtown East, supported by the National Arts Council and produced by GOF-Y. Free entry.

Virtual Reality (VR) Pods: Journey Beyond Limits

Venue: Level 2, Event Square
Date: 4 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023
Fee: Free Admission

Check out the never-before-seen VR painting artworks by local artists Christine Lok, Fauxe, ScRach MarcS, tobyato and YANGERMEISTER, as well as breathtaking 360° outer space videos by SpaceCinema.

Visitors will also get the chance to create their own VR paintings — with the world as their canvas and their imagination as their palette.

Augmented Reality (AR): First Universion

Venue: Level 1, next to Sun Paradise
Date: 4 Nov 2022 to 15 Jan 2023
Fee: Free Admission

If you could create your own planet, what would it look like? Visual artist Joy Ha imagines a world of cosmic living where adorable alien inhabitants, blobians, roam free and imitating planet Earth and the human spices.

Visitors can follow the tour led by one of the blobians when they bring the artwork to life with AR.

Outdoor Interactive Light Projection: Space Odyssey

Venue: Open Plaza 2 (Outside D’ Marquee)
Date: 21 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023
Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Fee: Free Admission

The titular Space Odyssey by HOLOGRIX is an awesome outdoor light installation using video projection. It transports you to the surface of Mars and the Moon, where you can touch the stars, move planets with your hands, and see our home, the Earth, in all its glory. It is inspired by the science fiction notion of the metaverse; an immersive virtual world that is facilitated using VR and AR — and its real-world possibilities of transporting people to different realms.

Mega Carnival

Let's Play@ D'Marquee!

Venue: D’ Marquee | Open Plaza 1
Date: 19 Nov 2022 to 5 Feb 2023
Time: 12pm to 9pm (Weekday) | 10am to 9.30pm (Weekend, School Holiday, PH & Eve of PH) 
Fee: $28 (Weekday) | $32 (Weekend, School Holiday, PH & Eve of PH) | Buy tickets on Trip.com

Bring your little ones for a jurassic adventure! Get on dinosaur rides, viking rides, interactive dinosaur ball pits and sandpits, merry-go­ rounds, and more. The star of the show - a majestic 4-m tall and 10-m long animatronic dinosaur (right) - will awe visitors. Check out the eye-catching inflatables for kids to run on and bounce around.

Adrenaline junkies can initiate a challenge with family or friends at four VR stations with different games. Pick your rush: a high­ intensity shooting game; space ventures in a spaceship; ski down from the world's highest peaks; and an exhilarating motorbike obstacle ride.

Let's Makan & Chill

Venue: Begonia Carpark 
Time: 4pm to 10pm (Weekday) | 4pm to 11pm (Weekend, School Holiday, PH & Eve of PH) 
Fee: Free Admission

If you need to "fuel" up during the carnival, head to the nearby food fest and savour some fusion-halal cuisine brought to you by Asli Village and The Halal Food Truck.

Flash your NTUC member card to get 10% off at the food fest.

Transformers Pop-up Truck

Venue: Open Plaza 1 (next to D'Marquee)  
Date: 24 to 25 Dec 2022 
Time: 1pm to 6pm
Fee: Free Admission

The Optimus Prime-inspired truck will make a stop at Downtown East to mark the rollout of the all-new Transformers: EarthSpark TV show on Nickelodeon. This is the only stop in the East on Christmas weekend, so don't miss it!

At this special pop-up activation, come in your favourite Transformers outfits and get the chance of a lifetime to snap insta-worthy photos.

Fans can also customise their very own free Transformers collectable!

FIFA Fever!

Venue: Event Square
Date: 20 Nov to 18 Dec 2022

Don't fret if you don't have a cable subscription for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Gather your kakis to watch your fave teams vie for the top spots from 20 November to 18 December 2022 at Downtown East! The good news: Catch more than 25 matches for free!

Screening schedule is available on Downtown East website.

Festive Redemptions

Jolly Savings with Linkpoints

Redemption Venues: E!Avenue Level 2 & E!Hub Level 1 information counters
Redemption Period:
14 Nov to 31 Dec 2022

Get rewarded with a $5 Downtown East voucher when you accumulate and redeem a minimum of 200 Linkpoints at participating partners with the Link Rewards card.

Show your Link Rewards receipt and redeem your vouchers at E!Avenue Level 2 and E!Hub Level 1 information counters. Terms and conditions apply.

[Spend & Redeem] Limited Edition Christmas Gift Bags

Photo Credits: Downtown East

Redemption Venues: E!Avenue Level 2 & E!Hub Level 1 information counters
Redemption Period: 4 Nov to 31 Dec 2022

Redeem a set of three galactic themed Christmas gift bags and gift stickers with a $50 minimum spend for NTUC members ($70 for Link members).

Redeem gift bags at E!Avenue Level 2 and E!Hub Level 1 information counters. While stocks last.



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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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