It’s that time of the year where everyone looks so happy, cheerful and hopeful. Why not? I mean Christmas in SG is a big celebration that gives us another month’s excuse to live jolly and do what we love most: To eat and shop. YOLO! Christmas only comes once in one year anyways.
The one place that really makes SG memorable is when that spectacular light lit up on Orchard Road, the famous shopping belt that will always remind you to go and attack the malls with a festive mood. The lights in December are just amazing compared to ordinary days and night.
Meanwhile, in Christmas the menus in every restaurant will magically pop up with mesmerizing air that will spread everywhere. Every December the dining scene in SG will give you a festive mood to eat.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not all indulgence though.
Christmas is still very special in Singapore, especially that there are many Christians to celebrate the holiday. It is a religious celebration like any other, except in SG everyone gets to take part. I mean with the mix of culture, you can just imagine the colorful scenes, practices and celebration that people in SG will do. But there is one part that everyone is task to do during this yuletide season. And that is sharing and giving presents!
A Christmas feast, Singapore style
The unique thing about Christmas in SG is that because of all the different races fused together in one island, all the tradition and culture fuse into one especially in food. The traditional dishes in the west like the Turkey will get a good dose of the local flavor with Asian seasonings from China, India, Malaysia and Philippines. The foods here will guarantee a spiced up Christmas.
Where to go?
Marina Bay Countdown
The iconic countdown will never let you down. It has become the highlight of the year-end festive calendar in SG! There are a lot of happenings in the place, like live bands, live performances and some of the best fireworks show in Asia.
Christmas on A Great Street
I have mentioned it above and I can’t help but mention it again because it’s really the best go-to place in SG especially when it’s Christmas. The Orchard Road transforms into a dazzling winter wonder-Christmas lands of diamonds, stars and lights everywhere.
Merlion and Beach Plaza
You know what they say, the best things in life are free and you can get into the holiday spirit by going to Merlion Plaza to see the colorful lights blink around a 6 metre Christmas tree every night.
In case you are wondering where in SG would be the tallest Christmas Tree. Vivo City has it. The mammoth tree grows by a foot every year since it opened in 2007. Last year was 107 feet (33 metres). So by this year expect it to be more fantastic and a foot taller than the last.