Christmas in Singapore 2007
Orchard Rd-Marina Bay Light Up


Christmas in Singapore 2007... was inspired by the magic of The Nutcracker Suite. But what's in store for 2011? Read on...




On this page:
[Tips for Visitors] [2007 Christmas Light Up Photo Tour] [Hotels for Christmas]

Tips for Tourists

  • Book a hotel along Orchard Road-Bras Basah Road. Why? Live in the heart of the Christmas celebrations. And retreat to your hotel room once the crowds become overwhelming. Also, all the late-night shopping can be done around here.

  • If you are lucky enough to holiday here on New Year's Eve, book a bay-facing room at one of the Marina Bay hotels. At midnight, watch the fireworks from the comfort of your balcony or window. (It gets very crowded below, believe me!)

  • The best way to get to the Orchard Road Light Up? Use the train (MRT). Exit at Orchard Station - this is where most of the action starts.

  • FREE CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP TOUR FOR TOURISTS

    During the 2007 Christmas in Singapore, there was a real treat for tourists. You get to ride FREE on the Topless HippoBus - an open-top double decker bus. Sit on the upper deck and you can almost touch the Christmas lights. Get your tickets when you touch down at the Singapore Airport. Show your passport at the Visitors' Centre for a complimentary ticket. Conditions apply.

[Update: Is this Christmas Light Up bus tour still on in 2010?]

  • Other Interesting Events During Christmas in Singapore 2007

    • The Nutcracker Christmas Fairytale on Ice performed by famous Russian ice-skaters perform.

    • Interactive Christmas Village @ Plaza Singapura
      • Free nightly performances with a Christian theme.
      • Grand concert on Christmas Day along Orchard Road.
      • Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut Station.

    • Christmas Floats' Parade on Orchard Road.

The Orchard Road Light Up Photo Tour

Now that we're through with the travel tips, let's enjoy some photos I took of the Orchard Road Christmas Light Up in early December 2007.

Christmas in Singapore - Blue fairy lights overhanging the entire length of Orchard Road.

It's no joke! These blue fairy lights hover over the entire Orchard Road. All 4km of it.

I've driven down Orchard Road 5 times already this year, just to marvel at these lights. I'm a sucker for this kind of things.

   
The epicentre of the Orchard Road Christmas Light Up - the junction near the Orchard MRT Station.

The junction near the Orchard MRT Station is a great place to start your Christmas Light Up walking tour.

This, in my opinion, is the most happening place of the Light Up.

   
Christmas Light Up in Singapore - Photo opportunity at the Fairytale Christmas carousel.

Don't you dare go to the Orchard Road Light Up without a camera!

   
Christmas Light Up in Singapore - Carousel on Orchard Road inspired by Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

This year's being a Fairytale Christmas, be prepared to meet the characters of the Nutcracker story.

This sparkling carousel - with its dancing ballerinas -draws the attention of visitors...

   
Christmas in Singapore - A young boy captivated by the ballerina dolls on a carousel.
and enchants this little boy.
   
Christmas in Singapore - A girl admiring the Nutcracker dolls.

A girl admires a Nutcracker doll, which is encased in a 'bubble'.

"Hmm... just why do they cover these lovely dolls with tacky plastic?"

   
Singapore Christmas Light Up - Princess Ballerina-doll.

Princess Ballerina
- probably the most photographed person during the Light Up.

You'll find her poised gracefully outside the Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre.

   
Christmas in Singapore - A Nutcracker toy soldier doll at the Orchard Road Christmas Light Up.
And her Nutcracker toy soldier companion.
   
Singapore Christmas Light Up - The toy soldiers of Nutcracker fame. He guards the Orchard Road-Scotts Road junction with the help of his friends.
   
Singapore Christmas Light Up - Tourists taking photos. Everybody wants to take photos with the doll!
   
Singapore Christmas Light Up - A street mime performer with silver paint all over.

This silver-painted mime artiste makes his rounds at all the major festivals.

You'll see him in Chinatown during Chinese New Year as well.

   
Singapore Christmas Light Up - Street performer entertains a girl and her father. And the children absolutely love him.
   
Christmas in Singapore - A South American band performs on Orchard Road.

There's more music during the Light Up this year than in previous years.

Outside Wisma Atria, a South American band - Quipukamak - captivated both the young and old. Nice hypnotic music.

Some 100m away, a qipao-clad Chinese girl was playing an erhu.

Her tune? Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Trouble Waters. It's quite amazing.

   
Christmas in Singapore - Tall Christmas tree.

The Christmas trees get taller every year.

These two are mainstays outside Paragon Shopping Centre.

Other giants are found at Ngee Ann City and Raffles City Shopping Centres.

   
Christmas in Singapore - Adornments on a giant Christmas tree.

Have a wonderful Christmas in Singapore 2007.

And don't forget to take your camera to the Orchard Road Christmas Light Up.




Recommended Hotel near the Christmas Light Up...

To be near the Christmas Light Up, consider statying at Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel...

Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel - Lobby.
Photo:
Lobby, Hotel Royal Plaza on Scotts

Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel - Double Room.
Photo:
Double Room @ Royal Plaza on Scotts

  • 3 minutes walk to:

    • Orchard MRT Station

    • Orchard Road-Scotts Road Junction, the 'heart' of the Christmas Light Up.

  • Has one of the best buffets in town (halal).

  • Search multiple websites and find the best rates for Royal Plaza on Scotts:

    Royal Plaza On Scotts Hotel Singapore



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