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 2023
1. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is giving us a dazzling dose of Yuletide feels this Christmas with its spectacular light display. Partnering with Dior Beauty, the installation is inspired by the gates of Les Tuileries Garden and designed by Italian visual artist Pietro Ruffo. Marvel at 300 sparkling trees adorned with red and gold ribbons, a magical carousel showcasing Dior Beauty’s iconic fragrances as larger-than-life sculptures, and coffrets that open like musical boxes.
Marina Bay Sands, now till 31 December 2023, 8 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018955
VivoCity brings us winter in the tropics with an Arctic adventure. Take in the holiday spirit with a spectacular 15-metre Christmas tree and a play area at the outdoor plaza. Slip, slide, and splash into the holidays at X’mas with a Splash – an outdoor play zone with giant inflatables and an eight-metre water slide!
VivoCity, now till 25 December 2023, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
3. Christmas on A Great Street at Orchard Road
The 40th anniversary of Orchard Road’s iconic Christmas light-up taps into the whimsical world of dreamy cotton candy-esque sculptures and bright colours. Be sure to drop by the three Christmas Villages at Shaw House, Plaza Singapura, and Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, complete with rides, games and multimedia projection mapping.
Christmas on A Great Street, along Orchard Road, until 1 January 2024
4. Christmas Wonderland
Christmas Wonderland returns to Gardens by the Bay for its 10th edition. Enjoy three magical zones including 13 light displays in new designs, carnival games, ‘snow’ in the tropics, and of course, the star of the show – the Spalliera. Don’t forget to check out the new Gingerbread Grove illuminated with a field of candy canes and lotsa dessert stalls.
Christmas Wonderland, 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
5. Jewel Changi Airport
A sparkling Christmas awaits at Jewel. From the dazzling Christmas Light & Sound Show to a snowfall spectacle, the festive vibes are turned up a notch at Canopy Park. Start your evening at the 16-metre Jewel Christmas Tree, which steals the show with its shimmering silver, platinum, and gold lights.
Choose your favourite lighting pattern and watch it come alive on the Christmas Tree using interactive kiosks. And when the sun sets, Jewel transforms into a luminous garden with fairy lights, lighted arches, and festive decorations at Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park.
Brace yourself for the HSBC Rain Vortex’s enchanting Christmas Light & Sound Show every evening from 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm (as well as 10.30pm on Fridays to Sundays), where choreographed lights waltz to timeless melodies. As if that’s not enough, catch the snowfall spectacle which turns Jewel into a winter wonderland every night.
Jewel Changi Airport, 9 November 2023 to 7 January 2024, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
6. Wisma Atria
Wisma Atria’s taking us under the sea with its Spellbinding Aquatic Wonderland! The mall transforms into an underwater realm, a nod to the iconic Wisma Atria Aquarium of old. Teaming up with talented students from Lasalle College of the Arts, this year’s Christmas installations transport you to a fantastical seascape. Seven outstanding submissions, including the enchanting masterpiece by Bae Kyungsoo, truly capture the essence of Christmas joy.
Wisma Atria’s Spellbinding Aquatic Wonderland, until 25 December 2023, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
7. Whimsical Enthrallment 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. This year, the iconic Louis Vuitton Holiday Tree steals the show! Soaring to a majestic 21 metres, the tree is bedecked with over 900 LV ornaments. Step into this walk-in wonderland at Ion’s Level 1 outdoor space, and brace yourself for a festive feast of lights and magic. Plus, catch an exclusive one-minute animation created just for the season.
Ion Orchard, until 1 January 2024, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Bask in all the festive feels with these spectacular Christmas lights in Singapore.