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If you are already a resident of Singapore, then consider yourself truly lucky this Christmas season. The island city beckons both residents and travellers to come and enjoy a festive vibe in its true essence. Boredom never touches you because the number of things to do and places to see in Singapore is simply plethoric. Its setting is ideal for any family looking for some “we” time.
Christmas is a time when you can see the city glittering in the festive air. Thanks to a number of Christmas light ups happening during this time that the city gets a complete facelift. To make sure you don’t miss out any of these wonders, here are a few Christmas light up picks for you:
Singapore’s Orchard Road is counted among the most popular shopping street in the city, and there are good reasons for the same. It’s a world-class destination for shoppers and foodies, and the vibe amps up as Christmas throws a blanket of lights over the neighbourhood. This happens every year, and 2018 is not going to be any different. Here are a few activities taking place this year:
Photo Courtesy of Orchard Road Facebook
The Christmas light up at Orchard Road is awe-inspiring and creates a setting that’s nothing less than a wonderland. Irresistible festive buys, charming decorations and brilliant lights are a few things that get holidaymakers flocking to this place every year.
2018’s celebration is marking a difference from the preceding years as the magic of Disney is coming to the neighbourhood. Seeing popular characters from evergreen flicks like Toy Story and Frozen, and Mickey Mouse and Disney princesses coming to life will whisk you away into a world of fantasy. The official light-up celebration takes places on 10 November 2018 and decorations stay till 1 January 2019.
The list of activities lined up on Orchard Road is ceaseless. Here are a few other activities you must check here:
Craving for more Christmas celebration in Singapore? You should check out:
When: 30 November to 26 December.
What to expect:
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Home to some lavish hotels and adventurous theme parks, Sentosa Island is a destination that no family should miss. With a history that dates back to the nineteenth century, Sentosa Island is bustling with holidaymakers, adventure-seekers, shoppers and foodies. Here are a few Christmas light ups you should attend when on this fantastic island:
For the very first time, Pikachu Night Parade is happening in Singapore’s Sentosa Island. The parade will feature nine Pikachus, all of them adorned with LED lights. You can get your Instagram ringing with the many photo ops that the parade offers. Read more here.
Image courtesy of Snow City Singapore
Christmas without snow can feel incomplete and dull. You can head to Snow City Singapore, which the city’s first indoor snow centre located in the Science Centre, to get the feel of real snow. It happens hourly in the first five minutes of every hour at Mezzanine. If you are travelling with your little ones, don’t miss the Hansel and Gretel’s Winter Adventure, which is happening from 17 November 2018 till 1 January 2019. Here are a few other activities lined up for you:
|Snow Blizzard and Wind Chill Experience||Daily at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm||Snow Chamber|
|Meet and Greet Oki and Suki||Every Wednesdays and Friday at 2 pm||Snow Chamber|
|The Witch Trick||Weekends at 4 pm||Snow Chamber|
This holiday season, enjoy Christmas together with your beloved pets at the largest pets lifestyle festival in Singapore. Pets Jingle features product booths, stage programmes, and healthcare seminars for both humans and pets. There will also be a special Christmas Tree light up to commemorate departed pets.
Celebrate this festive season with the special interactive Sketch Christmas installation in FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Give Santa in Sketch Christmas a tap on the screen and watch him deliver presents!
Beside shopping options, the malls in Singapore provide numerous activities during the Christmas season. You can visit these free shopping mall events with your kids to spend a nice time. Here are a few events that are in the pipeline now:
Singapore’s Changi International Airport is counted amongst the best airports in the world. Clean and well-maintained, the airport is bringing some exciting events this Christmas season. Visitors can land in Singapore and start feeling the festive vibe of the city right from here.
The highlight of this year is the event called A Wizarding World Holiday At Changi. The airport is turned into a magical wonderland where you can witness iconic locations from the Harry Potter series. The simulacrums of Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade Village and Whomping Willow would surely take you and your kids back to the flick. Read more here.
Finally, join in the big bash of the year – A celebration inviting everyone down to Marina Bay to ring in the hopes, dreams and aspirations for the new year with activities including light projections, a concert, food truck festival, and Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition. Tickets are available from the Marina Bay Sands Countdown.
To get the best holiday experience in Singapore, you should plan your trip early. Christmas season is a busy month, and you should be an early bird to grab discounts. Here are a few tips you should follow. No matter what, you are sure to lose yourself to Singapore’s festivities and attractions.
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