Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up
"Christmas on A Great Street", the annual festive light-up on Orchard Road, illuminates Singapore's main shopping drag. The light-up proper spans 2.88km from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura.
About eight star-studded set pieces can be found up and down the street, each one optimized for selfie-taking and sharing on social media (the Orchard Road Business Association suggests you share with the hashtag #OrchardRdXmas.)
In 2018, the theme was “Disney Magical Moments.” The display featured Disney and Pixar characters into the light-up's overhangs, sidewalks and Christmas trees, bathing the street in blue, turquoise and sapphire light.
Singapore’s Great Christmas Village
The plaza in front of Ngee Ann City will be transformed into a Yuletide-themed village, with arts and crafts activities for the children and the presence of Santa Claus himself.
From mid-November through Christmas, the Great Christmas Village will feature a collection of holiday-oriented events and activities, including amusement ride, a two-level carousel, and a “Santa House” where kids can do Christmas craft activities for free. Santa will also visit the House for Meet and Greet sessions.
More than 20 food outlets serve international cuisine at the Village’s dining area, with brands including PAUL, Royal Selangor and Starbucks.
The European-inspired decor really comes to life after dark, when twinkling lights transform the Village into a magical wonderland. On Christmas Eve itself, fireworks bring the village’s activities to a crescendo as everybody counts down to midnight and Christmas day.
Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
In Marina Bay, Singapore, the Gardens by the Bay's Supertrees serve as a towering backdrop for “Singapore’s largest annual Yuletide event”, with light sculptures called “luminaries” that recall European churches and Christmas ornaments (including a massive Christmas tree and a 7-story-high mirror maze inspired by Alice in Wonderland).
Entertainment includes music, caroling, magic shows, and more.The Festive Market also serves up Michelin-star-level burgers and upmarket Singapore hawker food for all comers.
Visit the Christmas Wonderland official site for admission tickets. Come to the Gardens by the Bay before sunset to catch the light-up as it happens; the Wonderland usually runs from late November 30 through early January.