Christmas lovers will be thrilled to know that it’s getting closer to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’! Even more wonderful? This year’s Orchard Road Christmas lights!
Every year, the Orchard Road Business Association pulls out all the stops to present a magical Orchard Road Christmas experience with its “Christmas on a Great Street”, and this year will be no different. Celebrating peace, love and joy with the theme ‘The Greatest Gift’, this year’s Orchard Road Christmas lights will celebrate a traditional-looking Christmas with lots of baubles, presents, snowflakes and – of course – Christmas trees! Keep an eye out for the new mascot, a cute little Santa who promises to the the Santa of attention – ho ho ho!
The Great Christmas Village has expanded and will now take place at three venues along Orchard Road. *SCAPE and Shaw House Urban Plaza will host family-friendly rides, while the Grange Road Car Park will feature more exhilarating rides and be geared toward teens and adults! The Nom Nom Nom food village will appear at both *SCAPE and Shaw House, and features food trucks from 14 different vendors, and kids will LOVE the Mini TOYBOX by Hasbro – featuring an obstacle course by NERF, My Little Pony makeovers and other fun activities.
Selfie opportunities will abound (we hear the kirakira+ app is the one to use if you want your photos to be extra sparkly!), and you can look forward to a more immersive experience as you stroll the street. Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, this year promises to have something for the whole family. Scroll through our gallery to see some of the highlights….
Christmas Lights: 16 November 2019 – 1 January 2020
Great Christmas Village: 23 November – 26 December 2019
Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) Performance: 16 – 23 December 2019
The kiddos are going to love getting their pic taken with the interactive displays along Orchard Road. Pose with the reluctant reindeer, get Santa to take a selfie with you, or snap a pick next to one of the giant Christmas cards!
This year the three zones will feature 187 new lamppost decorations, with each lamppost decorated as a Christmas tree over 10 metres high! Somerset will feature a snowflake theme, while Orchard will have baubles and Tanglin will feature gift boxes.
The Great Christmas Village at *SCAPE will be a family-friendly zone, featuring live performances, fun rides and plenty of food!
The Grange Road Car Park Great Christmas Village is geared more towards teenagers and adults, and will host bumper cars, the Miami ride, and something called ‘The Turbo’ which spins horizontally!
This year the Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up took place on 16 November and was officiated by Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore. Now that the festivities are in full swing, head on down to check out the Orchard Road Christmas Lights!
Images courtesy of Orchard Road Business Association