Celebrate Christmas in Singapore:A Christmas kaleidoscope of celebrations
When a tropical island embraces a season like Christmas and its event festivities with such fervour, it’s no wonder many are choosing Singapore to celebrate the winter holiday.
Celebrate Christmas in Singapore 2011 was declared open on the evening
of December 16 Friday at festively decorated Orchard Road.The celebrations include nightly stage performances, a ChristmasVillage, Christmas floats and a Grand Concert on Christmas Day. Alsofor the first time, there will be a Christmas Mass Carolling at Marina
Square, with thousands singing under the stars.
From 19 Nov to 2 Jan 2012, revel in spectacular mall displays, scintillating lights, fun street performances and endless shopping promotions along Orchard Road or simply immerse yourself in the dazzling multi-sensorial decorative pieces installed across the Marina Bay.
But if you prefer to celebrate the season away from the city’s hustle and bustle, step into a different magical world with A Fairy Tale Christmas @ Resorts World Sentosa.
Not forgetting fabulous countdown parties like the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown and the Sentosa Countdown Party to round-up this month-long festival, celebrating Christmas in the Tropics is a season not to be missed.
Stay up-to-date with Your Essential Singapore Guide: Celebrations Supplement – a highlight of all the celebrations, shopping and dining promotions, and events that are happening exclusively in Singapore. Also, catch a glimpse of what’s in store this season from our year-end festive video!
The Real Meaning of Christmas:Thinking of a different way to celebrate Christmas? Then enter Singapore into your diaries for there are many things you can do to embrace the joy of the festive season on this sunny isle.
Singapore’s famous shopping street Orchard Road is renowned for its Christmas Light-Up (it’s been running for 27 years!), and for the last seven years, Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) has been there to tell the story of Christmas in various entertaining ways.
This year’s theme is “Christmas is Love”, and it will be expressed through song, dance and theatre. For the nine days of CCIS, celebrate with nightly music and drama performances, as well as a drive-past of seven spectacularly decorated Christmas floats. A static display fronting Wisma Atria, a popular mall in the heart of Orchard Road, will feature the Tree of Hope for passers-by to pin their hopes and wishes on. To view and experience the Christmas Story, make a stop at Mandarin Gallery further up the shopping stretch.
The beauty of CCIS is that it’s wonderfully interactive so expect to join in the spontaneous Christmas carolling happening all around! Renew your love of Christmas, and cultivate that same joy in the young ones—adults and children will enjoy CCIS just the same.
CCIS culminates on Christmas Day with a Christmas concert on Orchard Road which will be open to pedestrian traffic for that one day. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a family portrait taken with the beautifully-decorated Christmas floats parked along the shopping strip. Christmas in Singapore is celebrated with terrific aplomb so join in the merrymaking and experience it for yourself this Yuletide!