Christmas in Singapore 2011:
Your Guide to Main Events

Be enchanted this season. Celebrate Christmas in Singapore 2011...

On this page:
[Photos: Christmas Past] [2011 Light Up Locations] [Hotels for Christmas]

[Orchard Road] [Marina Bay]

Christmas in Singapore 2008-9:
Some Photos of Past Christmas Light Ups

Mouseover for descriptions!

Christmas Light Up 2011: Where & When

  • Where:

    • Orchard Road

    • Marina Bay

  • When: Evenings, 19 Nov 2011 to 2 Jan 2012

    The Light Up will be declared open by President Tony Tan on the evening of 19 Nov 2011. The highlight for this year's opening ceremony: the lighting of 1000 'electronic candles'. Finding this hard to imagine? Then go down to Orchard Road on opening night.

  • What: 5+ km of enchanting Christmas lights. Buskers. Free performances at various locations.

Events on Orchard Road

  1. Live Concerts along Orchard Road.

    • Christmas tunes by various groups, including local celebrities.

      • 9-11 Dec 2011 at:

        • (locations to be advised)

    • Interactive Christmas Village (location to be advised)

    • Christmas Day Grand Concert

      • (Concert timing to be advised).

      • Performances and spontaneous carolling on Orchard Road.

      • The section of Orchard Road between Scotts Road and Bideford Road will be closed to vehicles for this concert.

      • Photo opportunity with the Christmas floats on Orchard Road.

      • Gifts and acts of kindness to invited charities.

Map of Orchard Road:
Locations of Free Performances during Christmas in Singapore 2011

(Note: These locations are subject to change. Weather permitting.)

ION Orchard Orchard Walkway (Wisma Atria)
Tong Building Mandarin Gallery
  1. Parade of Christmas Floats from Orchard Road to Heartland Towns.

    • Look out for the parade of Christmas floats at sundown, week leading up to 25 Dec 2011 - in the Orchard Road and Marina Bay areas.

  2. Best Dressed Building Competition among Orchard Road Malls.

    • Photo opportunities galore.

    • One of my favourite malls during the Christmas season is Tanglin Mall - it's always interesting and has something to entertain the kids.

    • Watch out for surprises at ION Orchard as well - last year they gave us the opportunity to stand inside a Christmas tree!

Events at Marina Bay

  1. Mass Caroling by Church Groups

    • 23, 24 Dec 2011. 8-10pm.

    • Join in the singing of Christmas songs at Marina Square (on stepped terraces facing the Esplanade Theatres).

  2. Marina Bay Countdown 2011/2012
    • 31 Dec 2011.

    • Concerts and Fireworks to usher in 2012.

Tourists Alert!
Promotions for Christmas in Singapore 2011

Approach the tourist information centres on Orchard Road and ION Orchard to see if there are any promotions for tourists.

Recommended Hotel for Christmas in Singapore 2011:
Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel

Would you like to stay in the heart of the Orchard Road Christmas Light Up? Consider the excellent Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel:

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

Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel - Double Room.
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.

  • Great buffets (halal) at its Carousel Restaurant.

  • Read reviews and compare rates for Royal Plaza on Scotts:

    Royal Plaza On Scotts Hotel Singapore

Here are more good 5-star hotels in Singapore Orchard Road - give yourself a treat during Christmas in Singapore 2011.

But what if you are on a tight budget? Don't worry. Check out these affordable Orchard Road hotels.

Related to Christmas in Singapore 2011 pointer Cheap Hotels to Celebrate Christmas in Singapore 2011 pointer Orchard Road Christmas Light Up 2008: A Photo Tour

Merry Christmas in Singapore 2011!

And have a great year in 2012!

Do you have a Christmas photo to share?

Do you have a memorable photo of the Christmas Light Up - taken either this year or in the past? Why not share it with us?

Page author: Gabriel Tan. All rights reserved.
Page updated 24 Dec 2011.

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