Christmas is around the corner, and as you chart down places to indulge in Yuletide spirits, Singapore is decking up to welcome you to a world of lights, shopping and carefree, festive fun.
Christmas in Singapore begins in early November and goes on until the New Year. While you may not witness White Christmas in this sunny island, that doesn’t mean the city is anywhere short of festive surprises. Here’s where to indulge in some X-mas celebrations in town.
Singapore Christmas Light-Up, Orchard Road
Be amazed by the Christmas Street light-up at the iconic Orchard Road, stretching from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura. Majestic arches and glittering lights line the streets. Shopping malls are festooned with fairy lights and elaborate decorations, competing to win the ‘Best Dressed Building’ title. Meanwhile, large installations like the ‘Walk of Wonder’ with its Christmas Countdown Clock and ‘The Enchanted Tree’ gets you into the merry-making groove. Also this year for the first time it also features a European inspired Christmas Village. It will house a giant double-decker carousel alongside favourite retail brands. These brands will be offering the best of Christmas goodness, whether its fashion or food.
If you are looking forward to enjoying a panoramic tour of the Orchard Road, take this Duck & Hippo Bus tour
Hello Kitty Extravaganza, Changi Airport
Christmas in Singapore begins from the time you arrive at the airport. Kitty and her Sanrio friends will ring in the Christmas spirits at the Changi Airport’s Terminal 3. As part of the holiday celebrations, 40 drones will light up the airport’s roof. And for the kids they can indulge in dance and song with their favourite Hello Kitty characters. Step into the airport’s Mystical Garden where Hello Kitty’s red ribbon will decorate its famous treehouse and gazebo.
Merry Fishmas, SEA Aquarium
If you are up for some unique adventuring during Christmas in Singapore, dive deep into the underwater world of the SEA Aquarium. Santa and his elves go underwater with holiday treats for their fishy friends. Fishmas in SEA Aquarium is also about conservation; hence a X’Mas tree made from plastic bottles stands tall. That’s not all. A stunning (and rare!) ornate eagle stingray is making its debut this holiday season alongside newbies like the Argentine humphead and honeycomb cowfish. We wish you a Merry Fishmas!
A Christmas Wonderland, Gardens by the Bay
Christmas in Singapore is incomplete without a visit to the dream-like Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. The luminarie light sculptures handmade by craftsmen from Italy are just gorgeous! You may skate under the stars at the outdoor skating rink or experience the magical snowfall during Blizzard Time. Kids can meet Santa Claus at his Alpine House and pose for pictures!
A Universal Christmas, Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore turns into pure Hollywood glam, as Marilyn Monroe, Shrek and Betty Bopp invite you to a sing and dance along. Join in the festivities as surprises await you at every nook and corner of the famous theme park. Become an elf at Santa’s workshop, dress up like a Minion or join in the festive spirit with Sesame Street friends.