6 Festive Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Singapore

6 Festive Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Singapore

Take your pick from this list and set out for a fun-filled Christmas!

Christmas in Singapore is like no other. While we’ll never be able to experience a truly “White Christmas” in Singapore, there is still a plethora of exciting activities to do here every during the holidays. This year, you will be missing out on plenty if you plan to just lounge around at home. If you still haven’t an inkling of what to do for Christmas, take your pick from this list, set out for the day, and paint the town red and green!

1. Make your way to the annual Christmas Wonderland

Be transported to a Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay from now until 2 Jan 2022! Soak up the beautiful sights and sweet-smelling floral scents in the flower dome, and admire the brightly lit flower snowmen. After that, head outside for a stroll under the stunning Luminarie light structures.

This Christmas, be mesmerised by the Garden Rhapsody Light and Sound Show to put you right into that festive mood. If that’s not enough, you can also indulge in some shopping at the European-style Mistletoe Alley Market — yes, a market in the midst of all that greenery!

With so much going on in Gardens by the Bay this Christmas, you have every reason to pay a visit. Find out more here.

2. Walk along the glitz and glamour of Orchard Road

Nothing quite says Christmas in Singapore like venturing to our most popular shopping district, Orchard Road. Every festive season is marked by a new theme of Christmas lights, with 2021 welcoming a ‘Christmas in Bloom’.

Dazzling light displays and flower motifs will span 3.1km from Tanglin Road to Plaza Singapura, beckoning throngs of crowds throughout the day. Psst, we’ve heard that it’s even more beautiful during evening time! After all, with exclusive shopping opportunities for Christmas and the coming Lunar New Year aplenty, everyone is eager to soak in the festivities of Singapore’s most bustling spot!

3. Head to the Jurassic Mile and Changi Airport Connector for a breathtaking lights display

For about 5km, bask in kaleidoscopic floral motifs and corridors of Christmas light displays! For a real workout, enter from East Coast Park on one end and make your way over to Jewel Changi. We promise that the sights and joyous atmosphere will be well worth it; photo ops will strike you at every corner, marking a memorable Christmas in Singapore!

4. Admire the architectural wonders of Singapore’s churches and cathedrals

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If you’re not one to celebrate Christmas with a religious service, how about basking in the architectural marvel of Singapore’s largest cathedral — St Andrew’s Cathedral — instead?

This stellar representation of colonial-era architecture from the 1850s is an impressive sight to behold, what with its magnificent steeple and stained glass windows adorning the City Hall area. Beyond walking through the corridors of the adjacent National Gallery, be sure to make a stopover here to step back in time.

Also read: 17 Museums in Singapore You Might Not Be Aware of

5. Countdown to Christmas in The Rink

Ever wanted a Christmas on ice? Here’s your answer: Snow Much Fun at the Rink! Make your way to The Rink at JCube from now until 26 Dec to enjoy your very own snowfall on ice in a two-hour skating session. Hey, it’s as close to a white Christmas you can get in Singapore, with low temperatures, white puffs, skating on ice, and plenty of photo ops!

So, what are you waiting for? Come down with your friends and family and turn this into the party of the year! Find out more here.

Also read: Snow City Unveils Singapore’s First Ice Hotel Exhibition

6. Indulge in a holiday feast

Christmas in Singapore

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Not to fret if you don’t have any Christmas Day plans lined up — plenty of restaurants in Singapore are offering sumptuous (sometimes exclusive) festive meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

We’re talking about three-course meals amid a fancy setting, and it doesn’t have to break the bank, either. From affordable options like Collins and Jack’s Place to the treat-yourself end of Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street, there’s something utterly delicious in store for everyone this Christmas.

Truly, everyone has their own way of celebrating the festive period and each is as unique and special as the next. How will you be enjoying Christmas in Singapore this year?

From all of us at TripZilla, Happy Holidays!

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Cassandra Nerva
Cassandra Nerva

Cassandra seeks comfort in warm blankets, period dramas, and all things hazelnut. If she's not getting carried away with a wartime novel or decorating her house with plants & fairy lights, she's uncovering hidden gems around her as she continues to embrace her keen sense of adventure.