Your guide to celebrating the perfect Christmas in Singapore
This Christmas, you’ll not run out of things to do in Singapore. After a rough year, it is just as well that you end the year on a high note. Most of us are staying in Singapore this holiday season. However, that doesn’t mean the Lion City is short on festivities. Some of them even have virtual options for those who love to soak up the Christmas spirit but have COVID-19-related worries. In this Pacific Prime Singapore article, we’ll take a look at the major holiday attractions for Christmas in Singapore.
1. Orchard Road
As usual, the shopping district is all decked out in Christmas decorations. Not ready to leave the comfort of your own home? Drive through Orchard Road in this virtual tour. From Tanglin Mall to Dhoby Ghaut, all 3.1 km of the road greets you with glimmering golden lights and gorgeous decorations. Snap some pictures at ION Orchard’s one-of-a-kind Christmas tree made with 250 pinwheels. Alternatively, videotape the evergreen as the pinwheels spin and light up in sequence.
Find yourself transported to a toy’s world at Tanglin Mall. It features a supersized Santa Claus with toy-themed arches. You’re more than welcome to take photos with gigantic gift boxes and teddy bears.
2. Walk Of Lights at Gardens By the Bay
Enter the world of fairies on this Walk Of Lights. This 370m walk features a breathtaking light tunnel and light sculptures from Italy. Walk through 6 light installations with intricate designs in a 20-30 minutes walk. Keep in mind that this is an incredibly popular event, so book your tickets early!
3. Poinsettia Wishes
Experience a Nordic Christmas this holiday season. Run by four Nordic embassies who come from countries within the Arctic Circle, you’ll witness flower displays and authentic Christmas trees. Also available are arts and crafts workshops, and a Santa meet-and-greet.
4. Changi Festive Village
Ready for a little snowfall? Visit the Shiseido Forest Valley at the Changi Airport. There, you’ll also find fun interactive booths perfect for all ages. Tokidoki fans take note! Terminal 3 has been transformed into a Tokidoki-themed snow playground. Here, you can slide down a 12 meters long ice luge. End the day by bringing home one of the Tokidoki merchandise at the gift shop.
5. Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa
Your favorite characters are all dressed up this Christmas in Singapore. Spend your holidays with Minions, Sesame Street friends, Madagascar characters, and more. Taste the festive menus at Universal Studios Singapore, and watch the spectacular live performances. Perfect for kids and the young at heart.
6. S. E. A. Aquarium
The aquarium reopens with three brand new habitats. From a Christmas tree made of upcycled crate boxes to the holiday-themed discovery pool, it’s more than ready for this festive season. Make it a Christmas to remember by petting chocolate chip sea stars and snowflake moray eels at the discovery pool.
7. Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
Dine under the stars in air-conditioned domes inspired by the Nutcrackers. Exclusive to Capitol Singapore in the evening, diners can also enjoy “snowfall” hourly at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:30 pm. Remember to book early for dome-dining, and check out the nearby craft workshops at Capitol Theatre and a Christmas Market at the mall.
8. LEGO Festive Carnival at Capitaland Malls
Witness Singapore’s largest LEGO tree carousel. Not only are the installations carnival-themed, but they’re also built with giant LEGO pieces. You’ll feel as if you’re reliving childhood at the Capitaland Malls this Christmas.
9. Christmas Wonderland
Christmas Wonderland is bringing Christmas to your home with a virtual spin. You can now video chat with Santa Claus and play interactive games on your sofa. More importantly, experience this immersive world in hyper-realistic graphics. Shop to your heart’s content without elbowing through the crowd this year.
10. Orient Express Pop-up
Go on board the Orient Express this Yuletide season. Singapore is the first country other than France to host a showcase featuring this train. Take advantage of this by exploring the original train carriages, and historical artifacts. Shop for merchandise, and check out the escape room experience. Relax at the replica restaurant car after an activity-filled day.
11. Go on a Fake Vacation Overseas
…by visiting places in Singapore that make you feel like you’re overseas. Explore hidden scenic spots in the Lion City and take pictures for the memory.
12. Snow City
Spend a white Christmas in Singapore at Snow City. Singapore’s first permanent indoor snow center takes you to the North Pole. Here, you’ll find a snow playground, storytelling sessions, a snow slope, and bumper cars.
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