If you want to observe Christmas in 2013 a little differently and in a manner that you can reminisce about it for years to come, then you can schedule a trip to Singapore for a week from 19-26th December. Singapore can offer you a refreshing break from the conventional mode you're accustomed to celebrating Christmas. For once you can wish goodbye to charred lips and frostbites and commemorate Yuletide in tropical weather.
Singapore comes alive during Christmas
Once you land up in Singapore during Christmas, you'll get so immersed in shopping, dining and wining and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city that you'll simply forget about the Yuletide atmosphere back home. Each and every zone of Singapore housing shopping districts, tourist attractions, and public buildings are at their shimmering and festive best throughout the month of December. Almost every landmark edifice in Singapore is thoroughly illuminated and light shows are held in different parts of the city prominent amongst them being the shows and displays in Orchard Road, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island, the harbour-front along the Esplanade, Scotts Road, and Tanglin Road.
Besides the light shows, several other events and activities are held to mark the propitious occasion of Christmas including concerts, Christmas and New Year countdown parties, mega shopping festivals, art exhibitions, food festivals, and many other promotional programs.
Significant Christmas Events in Singapore (Kindly add atleast two more events under this head)
ZoukOut - ZoukOut is the most popular and longest running dance/music fete that is held every year in the first week of December. The venue for the festival is the Siloso Beach in Sentosa Island. The festival organized by Zouk, a famous Singaporean club goes on uninterruptedly for 14 hours where partygoers get lost in an unadulterated orgy of dance and music.
Singapore River Fiesta-The Singapore River Fiesta is commemorated at one of the most notable areas of the city. The festival is marked by numerous aquatic performances that draw large crowds to the city's historic harbour-front area along the banks of the Singapore River. This event is held annually in December.
The Silosa Beach Party-The party held in Silosa Beach in Sentosa Island is undoubtedly the biggest of all beach parties to be held in Asia to mark the countdown to a New Year. Five parties are held in total where the globally renowned DJs converge to belt out the best remixes and set the mood for the partygoers.
Themed and Countdown Parties in Marina Bay and Sentosa
Marina Bay becomes a hotbed of activity during Yuletide. Numerous events and parties characterized by fireworks display, cultural ceremonies and spellbinding performances are held to observe Christmas and mark the countdown to a New Year. Attendance is massive in the Marina Bay themed and countdown parties. Roughly 3, 00, 000 people attended the 'Marina Bay Countdown' in 2012.
Numerous musical performances are held at the Esplanade Bay Outdoor Theatre and at 'The Promontory' (in Marina Bay Sands). An ostentatious fireworks display that lasts for about 8-10 minutes sets the tone for the entire festivities.
Sentosa Island becomes the venue for an even grander event-the Silosa Beach Party-that begins at 6 p.m. on 31st December that heralds the arrival of the New Year. So just pack your bags and get ready to celebrate a 'tropical Christmas' in Singapore.
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