Christmas lights in Singapore

If you’ve ever spent Christmas abroad, you may have experienced the joys of winter like playing in the snow or warming up by a fireplace. Singapore remains snowless, but it sure makes up for it with its over-the-top festivities and dazzling Christmas lights that can make us momentarily forget that we’re spending the holidays in 32°C weather. 

To get into the festive mood, here are some of the best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in 2021.

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1. Raffles City – Giant BE@RBRICK displays

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Image credit: @moon.y_photologz

Fans of Japanese toy collection BE@RBRICK would want to head straight to Raffles City. Located right by the cross junction at Stamford Road, this 5.6M-tall installment is the tallest in the world, making it pretty monumental. There are also giant candy canes and a golden rocket ship as part of the display, making it a fun spot for some quirky festive OOTDs.

christmas lights - be@rbrickHead inside the mall to find more BE@RBRICK statues
Image credit: MediCom Toy Corporation

Love, BE@RBRICK Christmas Campaign
Date: Now till 26th December 2021
Location: 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City, Singapore 179103

2. Gardens by the Bay – Fairytale exhibits with a 10M “castle”

christmas lights - tinsel castleThe grand Tinsel Castle
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay’s Christmas Wonderland will have you giddy with joy with its light displays, which honestly look like a real-life fairytale. From horse carriages and an enchanted bridge to a magical 10M-tall castle, this event is ideal for both families and couples looking to get into the holiday spirit. 

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Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

Once you’re done spamming pics on your IG stories, check out the carnival games, two-storey carousel, and the Christmas market in the area. 

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Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

This event will be running till January 2022 and tickets can be purchased from the Christmas Wonderland website.

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Date: Now till 2nd January 2022
Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Admission: $7-$10 (Adults) | $5 (12-years-old and under)

3. Orchard Road – 3.1KM of Xmas lights & AR projection

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You can always rely on Orchard Road to have a dazzling array of Christmas lights as part of its yearly affair. 2021’s seasonal theme is “Christmas in Bloom”, and the festive display will start at Tanglin Mall and go all the way to Plaza Singapura – that’s a whopping 3.1KM of decorations.

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Spot some Xmas trees while walking along the stretch
Image credit: @photography_darren

There’s also a massive outdoor AR projection screen on the side of Mandarin Orchard Singapore. This 10-minute show will run from 8PM – 10.30PM daily – simply download the PopAR app ( iOS | Android) and point it at the display to enjoy some cool AR effects.

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Image credit: @amelia_dsw

Christmas in Bloom
Date: Now till 2nd January 2022
Location: Orchard Road, Singapore

4. CapitaLand Malls – Adorable Molly Doll photo ops

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A Jolly Molly Christmas at Bugis Junction

CapitaLand malls around Singapore will be featuring giant Molly Doll displays in collaboration with POP Mart. These whimsical photo spots can be found at 15 malls across the island from Tampines Mall to Westgate till 31st December 2021.

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Funan’s space-themed Molly Doll display

You can also unlock special AR filters when you visit by scanning the onsite QR codes. Every mall has a different theme to look forward to too – from an astronaut Molly Doll at Funan to IMM’s candyland-themed display. 

You can check out the full list of Capitaland malls where Molly will be making her special appearance.

A Jolly Molly Christmas
Date: Now till 31st December 2021

5. ION Orchard – 18M Chanel globe with constellation-themed decor

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Image credit: @seemonsimen

Luxury fashion brand Chanel has set up a 18M-tall Chanel “Cosmosphere” right outside ION Orchard to commemorate its iconic No 5 L’Eau scent. This installation doesn’t just look pretty from the outside; you can enter the dome and be treated to an animated light show, which takes place daily on the hour from 8PM – 10PM. 

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Image credit: @desmondoteo

The next time you pop by ION Orchard for a round of Christmas shopping, be sure to make this one of your pit stops.

Chanel Holiday Cosmo-sphere
Date: Now till 2nd January 2022
Location: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

6. Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES – “Igloos”, snowfall and light show

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Getting into the holiday mood, Capitol Singapore & CHIJMES has transformed their outdoor plaza area into a mini winter wonderland. With a giant Christmas Singing Tree as the highlight along with an icy “igloo” filled with artificial snow, it’ll feel as if you’ve been teleported to the North Pole for Christmas.

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Stay until dark to spot the Christmas light projection at The Lawn, set against the backdrop of the majestic CHIJMES Hall. You can even dedicate a message to your loved ones and watch it appear on the light display.

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Image credit: @eunoia_erin

A Ride To An Enchanted Christmas
Date: Now till 26th December 2021
Location: 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905

7. Wisma Atria – Alice in Wonderland-themed display

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Image credit: @xdnew20

Fans of Alice in Wonderland will be delighted to know that Wisma Atria has an entire showpiece based on the book, complete with checkered floors, “floating” tea sets, and a Queen of Hearts-themed Christmas tree. 

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Image credit: @lem_0010

The White Rabbit also makes a special cameo appearance in the form of a statue that you can snap pictures with.

Christmas Whims & Fancies
Date: Now till 25th December 2021
Location: 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877

8. Jewel Changi – Christmas light show

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There’ll be “snowfall” here too!

Some of us might not have been to Changi Airport in the past couple of years due to travel restrictions, but there’s now a good reason to visit – and no, it’s not because of VTL. Jewel Changi is having its “Meet The World At Jewel” festivities at the Shiseido Forest Valley from now till 3rd January 2022.

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You can expect artificial snowfall, a 16M-tall Christmas tree, and various international landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China adorned with fairy lights and Christmas bells. Plus, you can also pop by from 7.30PM – 10.30PM daily to check out the Christmas-themed light show at the Rain Vortex. 

Changi Festive Village
Date: Now till 3rd January 2021
Location: Jewel Changi, Terminal 3, Terminal 4 & Changi Airport Park Connector
Admission: Spend a minimum of $25 in a single receipt to obtain a same-day entry pass to Shiseido Forest Valley

Christmas decorations in Singapore 2021

As we ease into the new year, now’s the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with our loved ones by visiting these Christmas-themed displays around town. Most of them are free as well, so head down and check out these festive decorations to celebrate!

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Cover image adapted from: @gin.tay, Gardens by the Bay, @moon.y_photologz