‘Tis the season to go shopping and snappin'. Usher in the most wonderful time, and also the most Instagrammable time of the yeard by heading to these shopping centres that took great lengths to deck the halls in festive cheer. We brave crowds to take you to some of the most photogenic malls in town.
Though more understated than previous years, Orchardgateway's timeless White Christmas is still a standout in Orchard Road. Though we'll miss the wackiness of the Under The Sea Christmas a few years back, the elegant decor of this year is a refreshing take from the all-things-Disney the rest of the street is.
Keeping in with the theme, Orchard Central has stuck to the Disney's Frozen-themed decor of the street. Featuring frosty blue and white lights, Christmas trees and festive actual photo stations outside the mall, watch out for the crowds perfecting their selfies and we-fies.
Get starry-eyed at Somerset 313 because you're really going to be seeing stars in this mall. With two giant trees on the grounds, a photo backdrop of neon stars and an illuminated pathways, the decor does lend a hand to elevating the shopping experience.
Ngee Ann City
The heart of Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City's square turns into a Christmas market and carnival over the festive season. A sea of golden fairy lights, a two-storey carousel, a mini choo-choo train for the kids and a street busker serenading Ed Sheeran songs to an attentive crowd – ah, the commercial Christmas in the city has arrived.
Ion Orchard never shies away from pulling out all the stops during the festive period. This year, instead of a giant Christmas tree, there will be a huge Cartier Ferris wheel in the middle of all the lights and glitz. Though not for rides, there's still plenty of of photo opportunities here – and shopping too.