We might not have snow in Singapore, but we’ve got the glow of spectacular light installations brightening up the entire island this festive season.
Christmas without twinkly lights and sparkly decorations is like a New Year’s celebration without fireworks. In Singapore, Christmas is a rather grand affair, with streets already adorned with glittering decor even before the crowds hit the stores (think mid-November!) for gift-shopping. So don’t let the year-end stress cast a shadow on your festive spirit; just take a stroll down these places, which are bound to put a smile on your face!
When: 16 Nov 2019 – 1 Jan 2020
This year, the iconic Christmas light-up will stretch all the way from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura. Decorated to the theme of “The Greatest Gift”, the shopping street will be embellished in classic Christmas motifs like presents, Santa Claus and fir trees, alongside twinkling, sparkling lights. Don’t forget to check out the Great Christmas Village, which is spread out in three locations this time: *Scape, Shaw House Urban Plaza and the open-air carpark at Grange Road.
Gardens by the Bay
When: 29 Nov – 26 Dec 2019
The annual Christmas Wonderland has always been a must-visit during the holiday season, what with its stunning light displays and magnificent structures. On top of picture-worthy backdrops, there’ll be carnival rides, Christmas parades, musical performances and a chance to experience “snowfall” amidst all that Yuletide glamour.
Universal Studios Singapore
When: 2 Dec 2019 – 1 Jan 2020
Now that Halloween Horror Nights is over, USS gets dressed up in all things holly and jolly. Part of the festivities, The Great Christmas Invention will be lit (literally) with superb lighting displays, mesmerising 3D projections and special effects. And let’s not forget the OTT fireworks!
Raffles City Singapore
When: 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2019
Standing at 16 metres tall, this Coach-branded Christmas tree is fo sho in vogue. Located at the entrance of the mall, it is an interactive space of sorts, what with its psychedelic lights, holographic crystal ornaments and projection of holiday motifs. While you’re there, you might as well do some last-minute shopping at Coach’s pop-up store as well.
When: 16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
Sentosa is putting a tropical spin on Christmas with its Island Lights display. Curated by design studio Space Objekt, these installations are interactive and Instagram-worthy, with highlights such as “Candy Quartz” by Tina Fung and Reza Hasni, which simulates a colourful see-saw.