Below listed are some places where Christmas is celebrated with great pomp and show.
Christmas in Singapore is amazingly festive and gala time for its citizens. The congregation starts thronging the prominent places with the decorated trees all over, right since the mid-November. Orchard Road Christmas Light-up is the most enjoyable and pleasant feature of the Christmas in Singapore. It’s been almost three decades since Orchard Road is being decorated with electric lights giving it a look of a fairyland. You will find beautiful and tall Christmas trees allover and multicolor ornaments adding to the glitz of the place. It’s a place where locals and tourists can’t resist themselves from singing and dancing on Christmas.
People prefer to come here again and again according to a regional tourist survey. For people from Northern hemisphere, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy Christmas. Singapore is a tropical island and it’s hot and humid, so you can also enjoy ice creams and other cold drinks on this occasion. There is also no need to wear overcoats and woolen clothes; you will find it much comfortable to roam in your shorts and tees.
In 2011 alone, around 7 million visitors thronged Marina Bay and Orchard road. This prominent road has also been awarded the Merit Award for Events and Programming by the International Downtown Association for the glitzy decorations of the road during Christmas in 2011.
Sentosa Harbour Front
Sentosa, the erstwhile home to world famous Fantasy Island, is also home to Christmas celebration at harbor front. Not only it offers thrilling decorations, but it’s a place where several programs are organized by harbor front center. The other organizers include Mount Faber Leisure Group, Sentosa. Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and VivoCity also turn the Island into a paradise of entertainment on Christmas.
The entire lighting is controlled by a single switch and the lights dance in synch during this season. The Christmas village, grand Xmas trees and Santa along with his reindeers is a visual delight for the visitors.The orchestras and party venues set the island on fire with amazing musical programs and entertainment shows.
Marina Bay malls and theaters such as Theatres on the Bay, CityLink Mall, Esplanade, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Marina Square, Millenia Walk, and Suntec City Mall announce a grand promotion extravaganza with the prizes worth thousands of Singapore dollars. It includes dining and shopping vouchers to be awarded on the shopping spends of the visitors. Marina bay Sands is also home to the Santa Claus the Musical, a delightful Christmas adventure by Annie. The performances come with live orchestra and special effects making it even more glamorous.
There are around up to 15 meters tall Xmas trees, and you feel dwarfed in front of them. The glowing stars give them a mesmerizing look. They will simply wake up the child in you. Tanglin Mall decorations also attract adults and children alike. Shipping hours are extended here to enable you to visit and shop from the glitzy shops. You can also get great offers and discounts during the festive period. Plus you get a heavy dose of musical entertainment, concerts and dining opportunities.