Christmas on a Great Street
Time Out says
Get into the spirit of Christmas this November with the dazzling annual light-up along Orchard Road. This year, the theme is Christmas in Bloom, representing the resilience of businesses along our famous shopping stretch and the hope for better things to come in the new year.
More than three kilometres of roads from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura come alive with lights, arches, and a medley of blooms. As you approach the junction of Orchard Road and Scotts Road, you’ll be greeted by the 12-metre-tall main arch, adorned with red, white and gold poinsettias and accompanying Christmas tree décor. Another welcome arch sits on Tanglin Road, adorned with red and rose gold poinsettias to welcome celebration and mirth. Meanwhile, Tanglin, Orchard and Somerset will be bathed in the warm glow of spangled lamp posts and grand LED decorations.
For that special Christmas touch, a giant outdoor projection will be cast on the face of Mandarin Orchard Singapore for the first time ever. Starting from November 1, catch Singapore's tourism mascots, Merli and friends, as they experience an extraordinary digital journey of Christmas on A Great Street. To amp up the fun, download the PopAR app to experience cool augmented reality effects.
It's been a long time since we've enjoyed music broadcasts in public spaces – but music is in the air again this Christmas after a three-year hiatus. Explore and shop along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City to the jolly tunes of popular Christmas carols.
There's no reason to miss out on Christmas On A Great Street, not when there's an immersive virtual tour you can participate in. From November 19 onwards, visit christmas.orchardroad.org to travel through 10 hotspots along Orchard Road to meet local buskers and bands, including Cold Cut Duo, Daniel Sid and Circus of Altrades, performing Christmas carols and covers of the latest hits. For more information about Christmas on A Great Street, visit orchardroad.org.