It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…
That’s right! The festive season of the year is coming very very soon! That’s why, today is the perfect time to plan everything you want to do for upcoming Christmas. As this year is also coming to an end, we need to prepare the very best we can to make 2017 unforgettable.
So here is an idea for you: celebrating Christmas in Singapore!
But why it has to be Singapore? Let us explain you why.
Exactly yesterday, Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) launched its annual event called “Christmas on A Great Street”. The annual official light up ceremony was held at 18:30 (local time) at ION Orchard, ION2 and inaugurated by Her Excellency President, Halimah Yacob. And yes, we were there, witnessing the Orchard Road turned into magical place on earth. Still with many shopping centres of course, but better!
From Saturday, 11 November 2017 – Monday, 1 January 2018, you will step into an enchanting world of colours full of light-reflective tunnels, illusive galaxy and a magical forest of trees draped with myriads of lighting threads. This 2.88 km thoroughfare starting from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura will be an “Endless Wonder” of fun and fantasy.
And these 6 reasons will make you want to celebrate your Christmas in Singapore even more!
1. Endless Wonder Christmas Village
Let’s experience the first edition of Christmas Village, located at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza! In addition to al fresco dining and Hitachi Santa House, it will feature three kids-friendly amusement rides. You can find over 25 brands including Starbucks, Toastbox, PAUL, Royal Selangor and more at the village.
And also don’t miss out the first-ever Christmas Eve Countdown Concert that features an extensive line-up of local band acts performing Christmas classics on 24 Dec 2017!
When: Sunday, 25 November – Monday, 25 December 2017
2. Pop-Up Stores Along Orchard Road
Just like Rebecca Bloomwood said, “When I shop the worlds gets better!” Oh yes, and it will be even better when you shop at Pop-Up Stores along the Orchard Road! You can shop ’til you drop at the first ever pop-up stores by SK-II, Haagen Dazs, Casio & Tiffany & Co. Fragrances called House of Shop! You can find them along Orchard Road between Wisma Atria and Mandarin Gallery.
At Haagen Dazs’ pop-up store, you are able to create your own festive dessert in Haagen-Dazs Mochi Crunch Workshop, while SK-II Change Destiny Pop-Up will have interactive art installations and a cold room café, where visitors may test their skin conditions under freezing conditions. One word: COOL!
When: early November – Sunday, 31 December 2017
3. Extended Christmas Light Up Hours
A 20-metre long passage made of special reflective fabric and fairy lights will be spread in front of Forum The Shopping Mall. And also, there will be The Tree of Time, a four-and-a-half-metre tree decorated in a free-flowing form inspired by waves of a dancer and topped by a Christmas countdown clock, and The Enchanted Tree, an awe-inspiring structure with an illuminated canopy.
This year, the Christmas lights are turned on earlier at 15:00 unlike previous years at 18:30. With this change, you can enjoy all the effects & decorations on the evening too.
4. Street Light Decor
Another amazing thing that you shouldn’t miss is the Main Arch at Tanglin and Somerset! They created the sub-arches in addition to the arch for the first time. The Main Arch standing at 16 metres tall, is also the highest arch in the history of Christmas street lights décor. Also, don’t forget to take a photo at the beautiful key set piece, Walk of Wonder!
5. Cheap Flight Ticket Prices
Tempted enough to celebrate your Christmas in The Lion City? If you’re, we have good news for you! You can now book Scoot flight tickets to Singapore as low as IDR 309,000*, one-way, all-in, to seek Endless Wonder on Orchard Road. Don’t believe it? Click here to prove it!
Hear hear people, this is getting interesting!
And another good reason is…
6. GIVEAWAY!!! (closed)
We teamed up with Christmas On A Great Street to give you FREE ACCOMODATION at five-star Mandarin Orchard Hotel. All you have to do is follow the instructions on our latest instagram post! Lucky followers will win the prize:
2nd & 3rd Winner: 3 Days 2 Nights staycation at Mandarin Orchard Singapore (valid from 20 November 2017 – 1 January 2018)
AND, make sure to sign up for ENDLESS WONDER TOURIST PRIVILEGES at
www.orchardroad.org/christmas/rewards this Christmas season and get your special promotion!
Good luck and Have a Rockin’ Winter Holiday!