Christmas 2019 at The Cathay & Cineleisure

Cathay & Cine photo spots

With Christmas comes plenty of festive decor – what is this holiday season without towering Christmas trees and fairy lights strewn through Orchard Road? But the usual baubles and garlands aside, shopping malls like The Cathay and Cineleisure have taken it a step further with IG-worthy photo spots. 

To spread the Christmas cheer, these spots aren’t merely photogenic backdrops – instead, most of them are interactive with the likes of glow-in-the-dark doodles and LED see-saws. From lit-up floor panels to a room covered entirely in sequins, here are 8 photo spots to head down from now to 2nd January 2020

– Cineleisure –

1. Carousel Dream

Carousel Dream

With a carousel-themed backdrop, this particular spot will transport you to a fairyland – the stuff of every little girl’s dreams. But don’t scoff: the carousel’s pastel hues will add a whimsical touch to your IG feed. There’s even a unicorn for you to straddle as you can stare off dreamily into the distance. 

2. Sequin Artist 

Sequin Artist

Sequins aren’t just pretty to look at – at this photo spot, you can even create art with these glittery sequins. It’s like a drawing board of sorts, as these sequins will transform in colour when you sweep your bare hands across the surface. You can leave meaningful messages or even create your own designs.

Sequin Artist
One swift sweep is all you need to easily change the wall’s colour.

3. Dance Dance Discolution

Dance Dance Discolution

It’s like Dance Dance Revolution but taken to the next level, with colourful floor panels that light up whenever you step across. Kids and adults alike are bound to enjoy jumping from panel to panel.

Dance Dance Discolution

4. Sky Excursion

Sky Excursion

With this dreamy photo spot coloured in soft hues of white, you’ll feel as if you’re floating through the skies. If you’re second-guessing your status of “naughty” or “nice”, there’s no doubt about it – this angelic backdrop with 3D fluffy clouds and hot air balloons has you veering on “nice”. 

– The Cathay –

5. Sweet Christmas

Sweet Christmas

There’s a reason why classics stay classic. We’re fans of holiday traditions, and with this red backdrop, you know you’re going to have a merry Christmas indeed. This photo spot isn’t decked out with boughs of holly, but its life-sized candy canes and jolly Santa Claus more than make up for it. 

6. Swoosh 


These days, playgrounds aren’t anything like what we see in the days of yore – where are the swingsets and see-saws? But with this photo spot, they’ve brought back our childhood favourite with a modern twist: see-saws that light up with LED neon lights. 

7. Swinging Good Time

Swinging Good Time

As far as photogenic backdrops go, this room ranks pretty darn high with its Christmas baubles. There’s a swing to perch on so you can IG boomerang all you like.

8. UV Doodle

UV Doodle

Stepping into this room is a ‘90s throwback – it features psychedelic lights and glow-in-the-dark art. While you might’ve once covered your entire ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stickers, you can now scrawl and doodle all over with neon pens. 

Christmas photo spots at The Cathay and Cineleisure

Christmas photo spots

This Christmas, shopping malls like The Cathay and Cineleisure are taking it up a notch with their IG-worthy photo spots. Make sure to tag @cathaylifestyle and hashtag #HollyJollyCathay to stand a chance to win $100 Leftfoot vouchers – so you can score a new pair of sneakers! 

From 19th – 21st December 2019, make sure to head down to their Christmas Market at The Cathay to get into the festive spirit with Christmas carolling, live music performances, and craft workshops. 

Cathay app
Image adapted from: The Cathay Malls

Those looking to pick up last-minute Christmas gifts can also score a $10 e-voucher* with a min. spend of $50 at any shops in The Cathay or Cineleisure or get a 4-inch Popek Premium* with a min. spend of $80 at any shops at The Cathay. 

*Max of 2 receipts. 

Download the Cathay Lifestyle App to redeem these rewards – you might even win an Oppo Reno Z if you make a redemption from now to 15th December 2019! 

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Find out more about Christmas at The Cathay and Cineleisure here

This post was brought to you by Cathay Malls.
Photography by Theodore Ang.