Singapore – Orchard Road Aglow
Christmas on Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping district, is a dazzling spectacle of lights and festivities. Each year, from November to January, this iconic street transforms into a winter wonderland. The entire stretch is bedecked with intricate, sparkling decorations, creating a magical atmosphere. Visitors can expect to see beautifully adorned Christmas trees, illuminated archways, and thematic displays from various shopping malls.
What truly makes Orchard Road special is the annual Christmas light-up ceremony. The event marks the start of the holiday season, with colorful parades, live performances, and, of course, the official lighting of the Orchard Road Christmas lights. Families, tourists and locals come together to enjoy the festive spirit, shop for holiday gifts and savor delectable seasonal treats. Christmas on Orchard Road is a splendid blend of shopping, entertainment, and holiday cheer, making it a must-visit destination during the holiday season.
Still happening at the moment is the annual Deepavali Light-up (30th Sep to 3rd Dec 2023) in Little India. Deepavali commemorates the victory of good over evil. In Hindi, it is also referred to as Diwali. The focal point of this year’s light display are Radha and Krishna. Discover how Little India’s busy street is transformed into an exotic wonderland of shimmering lights decorations throughout this festive season. Take a look at the Deepavali Festival Village, a one-stop shopping destination for festivities that provides important religious and cultural things for celebrating Deepavali, located on Campbell Lane and Hastings Road.