Christmas in Singapore is experiencing Christmas in the Tropics - plenty to see and plenty to do with a Sweet Christmas theme this year. Certainly an enjoyable time for young and old.

How much time you will need: Main events start one week running up to Christmas Day. If you can, stick around the countdown to the new year too.

What we thought of it: Quite a wonderful atmosphere and quite enjoyable to see the Christmas decoration and lights.
Address & Contact Information
Event Venues: From Orchard Road to Marina Bay. The stage performances are held at 5 locations along Orchard Road: in front of Tangs, Wisma Atria, Paragon, Tong Building and Plaza Singapura.

Tel: (65) 6736 2000
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Page created on 5 Dec 2008
Page last modified on 23 Dec 2008

Christmas time in Singapore is especially pretty. The entire stretch of Orchard Road, from the start continuing to Bras Basah Road and onto Marina Bay, is decorated and lighted up. The decorations put up by shopping malls add to the colour and glitter. There is a feeling of joy and cheer as you walk down Orchard Road.
This year, our visit to Orchard Road began with a visit to Tanglin Mall (located at the start of Orchard Road), which is a must for parents with young children. Both our youngest and our young-at-heart enjoyed the "snow" - soap suds sprayed up in the air. After cleaning up, we strolled down Orchard Road to enjoy the rest of the sights and sounds.
From 19 to 25 December, Celebrate Christmas in Singapore will feature Floats Parade and nightly performances of mimes, choirs, carolling, international cultural shows, etc. You can also find out more about the story of Christmas at the Christmas Village at Plaza Singapura. Finally on Christmas Day, part of Orchard Road (in front of Tangs) will be closed to traffic for the Grand Concert.

Be prepared for queues and slow traffic - take the opportunity to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful lights all around.

Things to Bring
An umbrella in case of rain.

Camera to capture the beautiful decoration and lights.

Drinking water.

Opening Times
Opening times:
See the lights: Sun to Thurs - 7 pm to 12 midnight, Fri & Sat - 7 pm to 2 am, Christmas eve & New Year's Eves - 7 pm to 6 am

Meet the Sweet Family members: Fri to Sun - 7 pm to 11 pm

Snow sessions at Tanglin Mall: Weekdays - 7:30 pm to 8 pm, Weekends - 7:30 pm to 8pm & 8:30 pm to 9 pm

Watch the nightly performances in Celebrate Christmas in Singapore:
19 to 24 December - 7 pm to 11 pm
Christmas Day Grand Concert on 25 December - 8 pm

Best time to go: During the times when the stage performances are on.

Admission Fees
Free to walk along Orchard Road to enjoy the Christmas lights and performances.

How to Get There
By Taxi - The easiest way to get to Orchard Road. Be prepared for slow traffic during this season.

By MRT - Alight at Orchard MRT Station on the North-South line and you will be at the centre of Orchard Road. This is probably the fastest way to Orchard Road during this season.