All lit up in Singapore

World December 26, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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Christmas comes to Singapore early every year with festivities getting into full swing to get everyone into the holiday mood.

The official light-up ceremony earlier this month transformed the buzzing lifestyle precinct of Orchard Road into a wonderland filled with bright lights, enchanting decorations, irresistible festive buys and endless bustle from holiday makers.

Living up to its billing as “Christmas on A Great Street”, the lights and decorations stay up until January 1, allowing visitors travelling there this week to enjoy the Disney-themed Christmas lights.

This year’s lights feature Mickey Mouse and a whole cast of popular characters and can be admired all along Orchard Road, stretching from Tanglin Mall to Scotts Road and up to Plaza Singapura. The celebrations span four distinct zones across the entire 2.88km stretch, each boasting their own thematic decorations.

Visitors to the Tanglin and Scotts Road zone will be awash in pink with Disney Princess holding court, while the Orchard Road zone sees Mickey and Friends adornments greeting festive revellers. Catch the overhead lights of lovable characters from the popular Disney’s “Frozen: and Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story” movies at the Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut zones respectively.

At Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza, the Christmas Village is jam-packed with exciting activities, including various games, photo ops with roving Christmas characters, workshops and live performances. If you’re visiting with your little ones, be sure to take a spin on the Duplex Carousel. Also, the STB mascot, Merli, will be making its debut appearance so do look out for Merli and not miss out on this exclusive photo op.

And before you go, be sure to download the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app (available on iOS) and check out the Traveller Essentials page. This handy app will help you get your bearings, navigate Singapore’s bustling streets and gain access to a wealth of maps and city guides.

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