Every year, Orchard Road is transformed into a land of wonder known as “Christmas on a Great Street”, with Christmas lights, decorations and entertainment to celebrate this special holiday.
The festival runs between November and January each year, with attractions free to view. So bring your family down to this Christmas wonderland during your visit to Singapore!
Christmas on a Great Street, 2020/2021 Dates, Orchard Road Singapore
The festival kicked off on the 16th November 2019 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, where the roads are closed, and thousands of people converge on Orchard Road to witness the street lit up for the very first time of the year. Buildings will compete for the best decorations, so choose your favourite as they do their best win your vote!
Christmas music will be playing all along Orchard Road, and there will be a fun atmosphere with carnival games and live music and performances from local artists. Step into the three Christmas villages (located at *SCAPE, Grange Road Car Park and Shaw House Urban Plaza) filled with thrilling rides, tasty delights and a line-up of live acts!
Singapore’s famous shopping district will be split into three different zones: Tanglin, Orchard and Somerset, with each featuring gift boxes, snowflakes or this year’s icon, little Santas. Accompanying them along the street will be more than 30 glass shards dressed up to look like giant-sized festive greeting cards. The lamp-post decorations that line the road between Tanglin Mall and Plaza Singapura will also feature little Santas hanging from the arches.
Other great photo spots include a giant Santa riding on his reindeer, a 4m-tall tunnel made up of large Christmas icons, and a station where you can help to pull Santa’s reindeer.
New to this year are two pop-ups locations: The first is “Nom Nom Nom”, where you can dig into street food from 14 food truck vendors that will be shuttling between the Christmas villages located at *SCAPE and the Shaw House Urban Plaza. The second pop-up is “Mini TOYBOX”, which will feature Hasbro toys, My Little Pony makeovers and a NERF obstacle course.
There will be more than 30 family-friendly rides and game booths at *SCAPE and the Shaw House Urban Plaza, with the more thrilling rides found at Grange Road Car Park. Ride credits can be pre-bought on the event’s website or at ticketing counters at the three locations.
Adding to the festive cheer are nightly performances at *SCAPE by singers such as Estelle Fly, Shye and Charlene Su; leading up to the Christmas Eve Countdown Concert. Multimedia performances, interactive activities and Christmas carolling will greet shoppers along the pedestrian walkway from ION Orchard to Wisma Atria from Dec 16 to 23.
You can get to Orchard Road by taking the MRT on the north/south, north/east or central line and alighting at Dhoby Ghaut, Somerset or Orchard stations.