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A Christmas Odyssea at Jewel Changi Airport
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The best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in Singapore

Catch a slice of magic as the streets are decked in all things sparkly this festive season

Cam Khalid
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Cam Khalid
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Izza Sofia
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One of the greatest holiday activities is driving through the neighbourhoods glittering with Christmas lights. We have some exquisite displays right here in Singapore, and when it comes to Christmas lights, the more the merrier. Whether you prefer twinkling displays you can walk through or a drive-through extravaganza, these Christmas light destinations offer thrilling holiday experiences for the whole family. 

On the list includes the fan-favourite Christmas Wonderland and dazzling lights along Orchard Road. Not only do these displays lighten up moods, but they also make excellent additions to the 'gram and idyllic backdrops while you shop or stroll through the man-made winter wonderland.

RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Christmas in Singapore and the best shops in Singapore for Christmas trees and decorations 

  • Things to do
  • Marina Bay

Every Christmas, Marina Bay Sands transforms into a dazzling wonderland of festive decorations, leaving you with no doubt that ‘tis the season to be jolly. This year’s event marks Marina Bay Sands largest scale Christmas extravaganza to date. Visitors to Marina Bay Sands are greeted with an ensemble of 1,000 Christmas trees, and a giant snow globe at The Shoppes for Instagram-worthy moments. Capture the visual spectacle of glistening life-sized Christmas trees being trussed up to the ceiling of The Shoppes. Be serenaded by the young local cast chosen for the von Trapp family children in the world’s best-loved musical, The Sound Of Music.



  • Shopping
  • City Hall

You might not get snow or reindeers, but Christmas in Singapore is as big as any other celebration during the year. Over at Raffles City, a 15-metre-tall Christmas tree fills the mall with an air of festive joy. Decked in stars and glitz, the Fly To The Stars tree is part of the collaboration between Raffles City and beauty brand Guerlain. The bespoke tree encourages shoppers to step inside and look up at what appears to be ascending terraces dotted with festive decorated foliage and vegetation. While the inside is an immersive space encircled with rings of lights, the facade has over 300 decorations of bees, galaxy of stars and honeycombs, paying homage to Guerlain’s iconic bee.

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Christmas Odyssea At Jewel Changi Airport
  • Property
  • Changi 

Yuletide spirits are in full swing at Jewel Changi Airport. The iconic 16-metre-tall Prudential Singapore Christmas Tree awaits visitors at the entrance of the Shiseido Forest Valley. Be thrilled by the aquatic interactive displays at the Canopy Park including mythical plants surrounding a pool of sparkling blue water and glow-in-the-dark corals. At Petal Garden, watch as your footprints leave glowing blue bioluminescent waves on the interactive floor screen, and saunter past the four-metre-high smoke bubble tree to complete the experience. And no Jewel experience is complete without the HSBC Rain Vortex Light & Sound show! Catch the exclusive Light & Sound show inspired by Avatar: The Way of Water. Snow will also make a return to Jewel this year with half-hourly snowfall intervals from 7.35pm to 10.35pm daily.

 

  • Shopping
  • Shopping centres
  • Orchard

ION Orchard is illuminated with dazzling lights and enchanting decorations, courtesy of Parfums Christian Dior. Spot the impressive Dior Enchanted Star installation at the outdoor space at the level 1 entrance of ION Orchard. Decked in hues of blue and gold, this gorgeous installation is surrounded by over 20,000 lightbulbs and stands at 15 metres tall – making it the largest and tallest Dior star in Asia. While you’re busy snapping photos, check out The Atelier of Dreams pop-up next to it. Here, you’ll be greeted by a floor-to-ceiling chandelier that’s adorned with bottles of the luxury brand’s J’adore fragrance. Witness the Dior Constellation come to life via exclusive AR filters at the pop-up.

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  • Things to do
  • City Hall

There’s so much to keep you entertained this festive season. Head to Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES where multiple celebrations await. Take part in Secret Santa hunts and sing along to Christmas classics during live band performances. Don’t forget to snap pics with The Capitol Kempinski’s Singing Tree and frolic with the little ones during ‘snowfall’. Shop your way through the Christmas market at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza. Stop by CHIJMES for cool projection-mapped Christmas scenes against the landmark’s facade, Christmas carolling and loads more.

Spread the festive cheer

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