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11 Prettiest Xmas Displays In Singapore So You Can Pretend You’re In A Hallmark Holiday Movie

Christmas decorations in Singapore


It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is colder (re: rainy) and we’ve got sales in every direction, but that’s not the best part of the season. If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for festive decorations, especially the iconic Christmas lights at Orchard Road.

Lucky for us, beautiful holiday installations can be found all over Singapore. Here are 11 places with some of the prettiest Christmas displays that you won’t fir-get. 


1. VivoCity – Mini Christmas “village” with adorable characters


Image credit: Dennis C. Tangkay

VivoCity’s massive tree has returned and it’s bigger than ever. Situated on the mall’s rooftop, this giant tree is illuminated with snowflakes and surrounded by adorable reindeer, polar bears, penguins, and a snowman. 


Image credit:
@divaha_sg

To make the display even more whimsical, VivoCity also has a snow show every night, which makes for the perfect photo op. Head on down with the little ones or the snow-mies to have yourselves a white Christmas. 

VivoCity has also introduced Jumptopia, a collection of fun, inflatable activities for kids lined up for Christmas. Such activities include a desert-themed bouncy house and soft foam pit at the mall’s entrance. 

Book tickets to Jumptopia.

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact:  6377 6870 | VivoCity website


2. Tanglin Mall – Artificial snowfall every evening


Living in the tropics, it’s no secret that “winter” in Singapore is really just monsoon season. Well, Tanglin Mall brings our winter wonderland dreams as close to reality as possible. Apart from their beautiful 15m-tall tree, they’ve also got a snow show for visitors to enjoy.


Image credit:
@saslwp

Be on the lookout for the perfect photo spot as the vicinity of the mall is decorated to the nines as well.

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6736 4922 | Tanglin Mall website 


3.Orchard Road – Iconic stretch with live music & Xmas market


Of course, this article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the one and only Orchard Road. This is probably the most anticipated display each year, with lights bright enough for Santa to see from the North Pole.

Besides admiring the 10/10 decor, you’ll also be serenaded by local buskers when walking along the streets. And as part of this year’s Christmas On A Great Street campaign, several malls along the Orchard Road stretch have their own elaborate displays worth prepping your cameras for:


ION Orchard


ION Orchard’s Dior-themed installation brings a touch of luxe to town this Xmas season, with an immersive display that features a chandelier made out of Dior perfume bottles and rooms akin to ArtScience Museum’s Future World exhibit. There’s even a pop-up booth where you’ll receive complimentary cupcakes. 

Image adapted from: @mrcoddiwompler

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6238 8228 | ION Orchard website 


Wisma Atria


If you’re aiming for an aesthetic that’s more cutesy, head on down to Wisma Atria’s holographic Christmas tree. Don’t miss a snap for the ‘Gram at the installation’s glowing archway too.

Your pics could even win you a $100 Wisma Atria gift voucher and an exclusive stocking stuffer. Just add the hashtag #MerryWisma when posting your photos and follow and tag them on Instagram.

Address: 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6235 2103 | Wisma Atria website


Wheelock Place



Image credit:
@chingsantos

Wheelock Place already looks like a giant Christmas tree thanks to its conical roof, making this one of the more unique displays along Orchard. This Xmas season, there are figures of wrapped presents cleverly placed near the base of the “tree”. 


When you enter, look up and bask in the whimsical starry display.
Image credit: @johnsg100 

Address: 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6738 8660 | Wheelock Place website


4. Jurassic Mile – Dreamy photo ops with dinos



Image credit:
Changi Airport 

You won’t need a time machine to catch Dino Glow, the festive light-up along Jurassic Mile at the Changi Airport Park Connector. The shaded tunnels are completely lit up, making for a mesmerising stroll or cycle. And with realistic dino models along the stretch, we know the kiddos would love to pay a visit. 

Image credit: Changi Airport

Address: Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: Changi Airport Connector website 


5. Jewel Changi Airport – Enchanting 16m tree & projection show


Jewel Changi Airport is well-known for being photogenic on its own and is upping the ante this Christmas with a massive tree and snow show for both locals and tourists to marvel at.


There’s also a light and sound show at
the Rain Vortex every night so be sure to check it out when you’re there. 

Take a stroll through Canopy Park and immerse yourself in the interactive decor. 

Up at the Canopy Park is unique marine-themed decor – keep your eyes peeled for the interactive screens situated in the area with seals and dolphins you can “play” with.

Address: 78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6956 9898 | Jewel Changi Airport website


6.Singapore Botanic Gardens – Whimsical European-like decor



The decor is made out of sustainable materials.
Image credit: Singapore Botanic Gardens

If Love Actually is one of your favourite Christmas movies, you’d want to check out Singapore Botanic Gardens. The tall trees and clock tower just in front of the Orchid Garden have London vibes, with the clock tower standing in as our own mini Big Ben. 

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
Opening hours: 5am-12am, Daily
Contact: 6471 7138 | Singapore Botanic Gardens website 


7. Gardens by the Bay – Christmas Wonderland with carnival games


Returning for its 9th year is Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay. With a lineup of installations peppered around the gardens, visitors can expect to see favourites like the 21m Spalliera and illuminated windmill.

Apart from photo ops, rally the fam for the carnival games taking place here. You’ll also get an opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa, so fingers crossed you made it onto his nice list! 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 5am-2am, Daily
Contact: 6420 6848 | Gardens by the Bay website 


8. Capitol Singapore & CHIMJES – Colonial architecture with modern decor


Capitol Singapore


Capitol Singapore is decked out in tinsel and bright lights. It also has a thicc christmas tree in the foyer and a snow show – both of which make for great photo ops. 

Enjoy festivities like carolling sessions and live music performances, plus a cute European Christmas market with vendors selling handmade crafts and snacks.

Address: 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: 10.30am-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6973 2608 | Capitol Singapore website


CHIJMES


Image adapted from: CHIJMES

Head across the street to check out the snowflake-themed display at CHIJMES for a classy photoshoot that just may trick your friends into thinking you’re spending the holidays abroad.

Address: 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: 6265 3600 | CHIJMES website


9. The Shoppes @ MBS – Floating Christmas trees


Image adapted from: @nihihc

Marina Bay Sands takes Christmas to a new level, literally, with magical floating trees suspended from the ceiling. Tonnes of trees are also lined up along the shopfronts – it’s giving festive forest vibes and we’re sure you aren’t going to run out of IG spots here.


There’s also a giant snow globe surrounded by trees and presents.
Image credit: @ cherisyt

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat & Eve of PH 11am-11pm
Contact: 6688 8868 | Marina Bay Sands website


10. Raffles City – Enter a bee-themed tree


Image credit: @dexarrius

Raffles City’s decor may be simpler than the rest on the list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth popping by. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, so take a quick stroll to check out its bee-utiful Christmas tree.

Image adapted from: Capitaland Raffles City

The tree isn’t just pretty on the outside either – step inside for some cool perspective shots with cute bee details.

Address: 252 North Bridge Road Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6631 9931 | Raffles City Website 


11. The Star Vista – The tallest Christmas tree in SG



Image credit: @thestarvista

Yes, you read that right; the tallest Christmas tree in Singapore is right here at The Star Vista. Standing at 20m tall, this just may be worth the trek to the West. Around the tree are stained glass window features and angelic archways to take pics with, so dress your best for some cute OOTDs.

Image adapted from: @thestarvista, @chairaveltan

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact:  6694 3111 | The Star Vista website


Prettiest Christmas decorations in Singapore


From massive displays to animal-themed decor, these 11 Christmas displays each offer something new for visitors to enjoy. Head on down to see them for yourself and snap as many pics as you can before the year ends. 

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Cover image adapted from: @mrcoddiwompler, @nihihc
Originally published by Tay Jin Heok on 3rd December 2021.

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