Christmas is a major festival in Singapore, which is celebrated with much fun and fanfare as any other big celebration. This is that time of the year when houses, shops, and streets are all colourfully decorated. Locals and tourists alike dress up in their finest festive clothes and fill the streets to eat and shop. Many attractions across Singapore are lit up beautifully and Christmas menus pop up at restaurants, making the festival all the more indulgent than it already is. Read on to know more about the five best Christmas events in Singapore in 2016.
Merry Medley Floral Display at Gardens By The Bay
Marvel at the tall 9-metre Noble Fir Christmas Tree at the Merry Medley display in the Flower Dome from 11th November, 2016 to 5th January, 2017 at the Gardens By The Bay. Singapore may not have freezing cold weather but travellers can enjoy low temperatures within the Merry Medley display at the Flower Dome. Travellers can also admire the sight of other beautiful festive flora, including the Poinsettia and Christmas Rose here.
Foam Fun at Tanglin Mall
Head out to the Tanglin Mall to have some wet fun. Get wet as you play with foam at the mall, which regularly holds family-friendly foam parties as part of its Christmas festive offerings every year. Have unlimited fun as you get soaked in foam and soapy avalanches and snowfalls, which happen every day at different times. Carrying an extra set of dry clothes is a good idea as one has to clean up after the sticky and messy fun.
Christmas Wonderland 2016
Travellers looking for some exquisite fun can head straight to the Christmas Wonderland 2016, which is being held at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The 2016 edition, which will last from 2nd December, 2016 to 2nd January, 2017, is the second instalment of the festival to be held in the country. Enjoy an endless array of Luminarie light sculptures, glittering light displays, and lots and lots of fake snow to create the perfect Christmas fever. The place also offers lots of activities to visitors, including carolling, a skating rink, and live Christmas entertainment.
Merry Fishmas at S.E.A. Aquarium
A great place for families with kids, Merry Fishmas is a fun way to enjoy the festival. Visit the S.E.A. Aquarium on 8 Sentosa Gateway everyday between 1st December, 2016 and 2nd January, 2017 to enjoy a plethora of activities that are held throughout the festive period to mark the festival. Enjoy unlimited fun with your little ones at the crafts corner or dig in to Christmas delicacies.
Christmas on Orchard Road
Explore the festivities on the famous Orchard Road during the festival for an unforgettable Christmas vacation in Singapore. The entire 2.8 km stretch of Orchard Road is dressed up in the best of lights and other decorations to give it a Christmas makeover. Enjoy the fantastic decorations of fairy lights, amazing displays, and Christmas sculptures from 12th November, 2016 to 2nd January, 2017 at Orchard Road, apart from interactive installations, Christmas music, and of course Christmas shopping.