Christmas in Singapore is a big celebration that gives the locals another excuse to do gather, eat and shop. If you’re celebrating Christmas in sunny Singapore, you’ll get to experience the beautiful mall decorations, visit Singapore’s very own Christmas market, and enjoy lots of scrumptious Christmas food. Here’s a guide to celebrate Christmas in Singapore.
1) Shopping at Orchard Road
Walking along the Orchard road, there are several malls that line the streets with stores filled with Christmas goodies. From Isetan, Takashimaya to Centrepoint, you will find various options that fit your budget.
2) Gardens by the Bay
Soak up the festive cheer at Gardens by the Bay. This annual year-end Christmas fair features Italian luminaries, an outdoor synthetic skating rink, Circus Abyssinia, SAVOUR: Christmas Wonderland, carnival games and rides, European-style Festive Market and lots more! For more information, click here.
3) Christmas Fairs
Due to the large expat community in Singapore, several expat fairs have popped up over the years. These pop up fairs take place at various locations in the city and on varying dates. Besides Christmas toys, gifts and decor you can also take part in Christmassy activities at these events.
4) Christmas Markets
There are various Christmas markets dotted around the city aim to bring more buzz to the street during this festive season. This year, you must check out Flashbang where it will feature some 120 retailers and food and beverage operators, as well as workshops, neon light installations and live music by buskers and DJs. The event will be held at the 50,000 sq ft Grange Road open-air carpark from Dec 9 to 30.
5) Christmas at the Universal Studios
The universal studios in Sentosa is decked up with Christmas decorations and shows throughout the festive season. The decorations are so beautiful that you can spend hours taking photographs and selfies.
6) Christmas at Sentosa
If you are visiting Sentosa, try to take more pictures with their beautiful Christmas decor. You can spend a day at the beach or visit the various attractions and Christmas festivities around the island. Also, don’t forget to shop at Vivocity mall if you need some last minute Christmas shoppings.
7) Christmas feasting
There are no limits to food choices in Singapore. Buffet dinners are available at various hotels around Singapore. For affordable rooftop dining away from the city, you can try Changi Village Hotel. If you feel like splurging, check out Carousel at Orchard or a buffet dinner at Shangri La Orchard.