Christmas is around the corner and many places in Singapore are already lighted up with Christmas decorations and you could feel that Christmas is all around you. Singapore does not snow even a single day but that does not mean you could not experience the joy of Christmas. Come down to these places and soak in the atmosphere of Christmas and you may even get to see Santa Claus and “Snow” in some places. Feel the spirits of Christmas as most of the places recommended are FREE!
1. Christmas Light Up
Year after year, tourists and Singaporeans flock to the famous Orchard Roads to see the display of lights and decorations which differ every year. There are more than 5km of enchanting Christmas lights and also free performances at various locations.
Where: Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
When: Now till 3 Jan 2010. Every evening.
2. Christmas Caroling
Next, get into the Christmas mood with carols and music performances:
At the Central
Where: The Central Mall, The Atrium on Level 1. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street 059817.
When: Now till 22 Dec 2009. 8.45pm.
At Liang Court
Where: Liang Court. 177 River Valley Road 179030.
When: 18 Dec – 20 Dec 2009 (3pm and 7pm). 21 Dec – 23 Dec (7pm).
At Bugis Junction
Where: Bugis Square Level 1 and Roving.
When: 19 Dec, 20 Dec: 7pm (Roving), 8pm (Bugis Square Level 1). 24 Dec: 6.30pm (Bugis Square Level 1)
3. Ice Skating
At the Central Mall
Learn basic ice skating techniques from champion Australian ice skaters! Capacity is limited, so first-come-first-served.
Where: The Central Mall. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street 059817.
When: Now till 24 Dec 2009 Tue – Fri: 2pm
Cost: Simply present your same-day receipt for any purchase from Central and register at the Ice Skating Stage
At the Tampines Mall
Open to kids aged from 6-12 years old and limited to 20 passes per session. Simply spend $50 and get a chance to ice skate for FREE!
Where: The Tampines Mall.
When: Now till 20 Dec 2009
Cost: Simply present your same-day receipt of $50 for any purchase.
At the Tampines Mall, Ice Skating Performance
10-minutes of Ice Skating performances at Open Plaza, level 4.
Where: The Tampines Mall. Open Plaza, level 4.
When: Now till 20 Dec 2009. Every Tue to Fri: 7pm. Every Sat and Sun: 1pm and 7pm.
4. Meet Santa Claus
What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Catch the jolly old man in red at the exhibition gallery for photo opportunities and Christmas give-aways!
At the HortPark
Where: HortPark, Exhibition Gallery. 33 Hyderabad Road 119578.
When: 20 Dec 2009. 5.30pm – 6pm
At Jurong Point
Where: Jurong Point, JP1 Centrestage
When: 15 – 25 Dec (except Mon) 5pm & 7pm
At the Tampines Mall
Where: Tampines Mall
When: 18 to 20 Dec (Fri to Sun), 24 & 25 Dec (Thu & Fri). Time: 1pm, 4pm & 8pm
5. One Christmas, One Hope.
Nightly performances featuring mimes, plays, musicals & a Floats Parade, starting from 7pm to 11pm
Where: Various Venues in Orchard Road and in front of Plaza Singapura.
When: 18 Dec till 25 Dec 2009. 7-11pm
6. Let it SNOW, Let it snow!
It snows at these places in Singapore, at least let’s pretend that the snow are real. Your little child and even some adults will be happy to be rained and to touch the snow, even if they are fake. It is the atmosphere that counts!
At the Tanglin Mall
Where: Tanglin Mall
When: Avalanche*: 7.30pm – 7.45pm & 8.30pm – 8.45pm
Snow*: 7.45pm – 8.00pm & 8.45pm – 9.00pm
*subject to weather conditions
At the Changi Airport Terminal 3
Be Enchanted By The Big Snow Fantasy
Kids will love spending hours bouncing and sliding at this delightful wonderland and experience the magic of snowfall at Terminal 3, Departure Check-in Hall.
Where: Terminal 3, Public Area, Departure Check-in Hall Level 2 (Check-in Row 11)
When: 12pm – 10pm
7. Polaris ICE X’Mas Tree!
Be dazzled by the enchanting Polaris Ice Christmas Tree, inspired by the Polaris Ice Diamond from Soo Kee Jewellery!
Where: Bugis Junction, Malay Street, Level 1 (in front of InterContinental Singapore)
When: Now till 3rd Jan 2010.
8. Christmas Village
Where: Plaza Singapura, Front Plaza, Open Plaza & The Drome, Level 1.
When: 19 to 24 Dec 09 (Sat to Thu)