We might not have snow in Singapore, but we’ve got the glow of spectacular light installations brightening up the entire island this Christmas.
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 and lights 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. Take a stroll down these places, which are bound to put a smile on your face with dazzling Christmas displays.
Where to see Christmas lights in Singapore 2022
1. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands raises all bars this year with a magnificent Christmas floating forest at The Shoppes. Witness close to 1,000 Christmas trees and three giant snow globes illuminate the mall. Outside, the three towers will also screen animations and laser projections each night. Cameras, out!
Marina Bay Sands, 18 November – 25 December 2022, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
2. Dino Glow at Changi Airport Connector
The Changi Airport Connector transforms into a mystical world of fantasy with an Avatar-inspired light up. Walk through a trail of 1,100 levitating jellyfish, 4,000 dandelions, 3,600 mushrooms, a 40m tunnel of lighted arches and of course, dazzling life-sized dinosaurs.
Changi Airport Connector, 6 December 2022 – 31 January 2023, from T2 South Link (outside Terminal 2 near Carpark 2A) or via Terminal 4
3. Raffles City
‘Fly to the Stars’ with the world’s first Guerlain Christmas tree at Raffles City. The mall welcomes the French luxury beauty brand’s magical 15m-tall tree. Step inside the art installation of some sort and fawn over ascending terraces embellished with decorated foliage and vegetation, and over 300 art-crafted decors of bees, a galaxy of stars and honeycombs.
Raffles City, External Quartzite, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
4. Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
Capitol Singapore and Chijmes are back with fun Christmas lights, markets, and lotsa live entertainment! Make your way to Capitol Singapore’s outdoor plaza for gifts and festive treats from over 50 brands. Don’t miss the Singing Tree brought to life by carollers, as well as snowfall, and weekend live performances. Over at Chijmes, snap some shots of the protection mapping of Christmas sceneries and listen to soothing live string acoustics from Spirit of Strings by the Global Strings Federation.
Capitol Singapore, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905; Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
5. Christmas on A Great Street at Orchard Road
Take a trip down Orchard Road and be amazed by the massive Christmas light-up. You can also expect the return of the Great Christmas Village from 7 December with additional AR features. Simply download the PopAR Live mobile app and experience visual treats by scanning the stars and sparkles on the glass panels lining the pedestrian walkway in front of Ion Orchard and towards Mandarin Gallery. The highlight has to be the giant outdoor projection on the dual facade of Mandarin Gallery. Watch a scheduled screening of a 10-minute multimedia 3D projection show from 7pm to 10pm. Finally, bop along to popular Christmas carols broadcasted over five areas on Orchard Road.
Along Orchard Road, 13 November 2022 – 2 January 2023
6. Dazzling Enchantment at Ion Orchard
Ion Orchard transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland this festive season. Watch the mall come to life with dazzling lights and whimsical displays. Aside from decor decked out in festive gold and blue, you can look forward to the magnificent signature outdoor Christmas masterpiece. This year, the mall partners with Parfums Christian Dior, featuring the largest Dior star in Asia standing at 15m tall and consisting of 20,000 lightbulbs.
Ion Orchard, 4 November 2022 – 1 January 2023; 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801,
7. Wisma Atria
It’s going to be a whimsical Christmas at Wisma Atria. The mall collaborates with students from ITE College Central for the second time to bring you a futuristic take on the festive season. Adopting the theme “The Christmas Odyssey”, it’ll feature an immersive Christmas installation and lightshow with changing coloured lights. Located at the exterior atrium of the mall facing Orchard Road, the installation is hard to miss. Take your cameras out for a vibrant walkway and arches, larger-than-life crystals, an array of space rocks and a four-metre-tall holographic iridescent Christmas tree.
Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
8. Christmas Wonderland
Christmas Wonderland returns to Gardens by the Bay for its ninth edition. Enjoy six festive zones including light displays in new designs, carnival games, a double-storey carousel and ‘snow’ in the tropics. Stay on for the magical Garden Rhapsody light and sound show.
Christmas Wonderland, 2 December 2022 to 1 January 2023; Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Bask in all the festive feels with these spectacular Christmas lights in Singapore.