Christmas celebrations in Singapore are totally unlike Christmas anywhere else! For one thing, there’s no snow – not even if you long for it.
There’s heat and there’s humidity and maybe a tiny bit of rain if you really wish for it. Still, Christmas in Singapore is so exciting and so varied; you’ll forget that traditional white Christmas in a hurry. If you’re still not sure what to do on Christmas in Singapore, check out our list! We have these splendid options for your Singapore Christmas that’ll really gladden your heart this festive season
1. Join The Singapore Christmas Countdowns!
Still dreaming of a white Christmas? Ok, you can now have your Christmas and on white ice. Join the Christmas countdown at The Rink at JCube Shopping Mall’s Countdown Foam Party
It’s a real-to-goodness foam party on ice in this city, and as close to a merry white Christmas as you can get in hot Singapore. There are various other countdown parties during Christmas as well – check out the ones at Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island’s Siloso Beach, the Esplanade Waterfront, Orchard Road and other places. You’ll want to visit Singapore just to be at one of these places during 2019’th Christmas and New Year celebration in Singapore.
2. Get foamy in Tanglin Mall
Want some foam action? Get to Tanglin Mall where the family-friendly foam party has been a Christmas mainstay for years. Kids love getting their hands on the soapy foam and throwing it at one another. Soap foam avalanches and snowfalls also take place at times, so keep your eye on the schedules before going. Do bring a change of clothing to put on after all that soapy fun.
3. Enjoy A Gardens By The Bay Xmas
The Gardens by the Bay transforms into a Christmas Wonderland in December, with beautiful lights and the flower-dome full of sweet-smelling floral scents. Check out the brightly lit flower snowmen and stroll under the incredible Luminarie light structures. A 200-year-old Spiegeltent (traveling tent) is brought from the Netherlands and pieced together by hand for Christmas each other. Observe the stunning stained glass and mirror work on stunning entertainment tent where a horde of fun activities take place. Also, check out the Festive Market in the middle of all the greenery.
4. Learn About The Birth of Christ
Take your family to Christmas Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. After mass, take your kids through the brightly colored life-sized dioramas of Christ’s birth scene in Bethlehem. Baby Christ and the Nativity scene were never more faithfully rendered. Each sculpture is beautifully rendered in bright colors, dressed in the correct period clothing of the middle ages.
Join the other churchgoers for 3 whopping days of celebrations, caroling, Christmas fests, Christmas bazaars and other fun events at the church. Enjoy the open air performances in the evenings and the excellent food fair on Christmas Eve. You can volunteer to help out with the church activities even if you’re a tourist.
5. Enjoy Christmas Buffets In This City Of Food
Visit Singapore just to enjoy the succulent Christmas buffets that will be laid out at every top hotel this year. Loosen your belts, coz you’ll be in Singapore and Singapore does not stint when it comes to food. This foodie city has fancy Christmas buffets everywhere, the kind that reminds you of your mom’s kitchen. Get your taste buds going on turkey, prime steak cuts, kidney and ham; try various seafood flavors; tease the meat out of lobsters, prawns, and oysters. Delve into a juicy Christmas pudding! Make early reservations at your choice of hotel. Hotels such as the Changi Village Hotel, Shangri La, Capella Singapore, Conrad Singapore and others are putting up buffets to die for.
6. Enjoy An Orchard Road Light-up Christmas
Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping area transforms into a special wonderland during the festive season. For a month before Christmas, the road is lit up and people start shopping. Christmas is celebrated with great gusto on this road, with the buildings and malls decked up with fairy lights. Impromptu street performances and festive bazaars take place everywhere. Discounts, great sales and buffets and special events are organized by different malls and brands for Christmas.
There’ll also be a Christmas Concert on Orchard Road by national and international performers. The whole of Orchard Road will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the concert. Check out the various performances and then join the other merrymakers in a workout session under the twinkling lights! Who would think of working out on Christmas Eve? It’s just so Singapore, you’ll love every minute of the Orchard Road celebrations, one of the best Christmas celebrations in Singapore.
7. Endless Wonder Christmas Village
On the ‘A Great Street’ at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, an Endless Wonder Christmas Village is being set up for the entire family’s pleasure. There will be bouncy castles, live music gigs, costumed performers roving among the crowds and Yuletide delicacies to feast on. As part of the Christmas Village celebrations, 25 plus brands are pitching their tents, offering free ice-creams, fabulous discounts, great offers and festive events to pull in the crowds.
So these are just 7 cool ways to celebrate Christmas in Singapore. Check out other options and if you find other cool ways to enjoy Christmas in Singapore, do let us know! We’d love to add it to our list. In several parts of Singapore such as Orchard Street and Marina Bay Sands, the entire month of December is celebrated as the Festive Season, with lights and events and more. All of it leads up to the big bangs on Christmas and finally NYE, when fireworks go up from various vantage points. Singapore is truly amazing at this of the year; book your tickets today and experience the wonderland magic of the entire country this Christmas!