Every year Christmas starts in earnest in mid November in Singapore (to coincide with the 6 week school holiday?). It’s a date that’s far too early for the traditional Brits who wouldn’t usually be seen dead putting up and switching on Christmas decorations and lights before 1st December. Real traditionalists wait for 13th Dec, 12 days before Christmas. This year though lots of people have been putting up decorations and light early in a bid to cheer up lockdowns and the pandemic gloom. (I promise that will be my only reference in this post).
There are a few great places for decorations and lights. The Jewel at Changi Airport, Marina Bay Shoppes and Orchard Road (main shopping street in Singapore). Every year the Orchard Road Business Association pulls out all the stops to present a magical Orchard Road Christmas and this year’s theme is “Love this Christmas”. This year’s lights celebrate a traditional Christmas baubles, presents, holly and mistletoe in main colours of gold, white and blue.
Christmas Lights, Orchard Road started on 13 November 2020 and run until 1 January 2021 from 6:30pm onwards.
The Jewel At Changi opens the fountain area lights and displays from 6pm each evening.
The Main Arch on Orchard Road is an impressive blue and white arch, ribbon wrapped with reindeers on either side of the road.
Here are a selection of the other displays across the island.
The following photos are from The Jewel at Changi airport.
Christmas is a special time of year when we remember the love of God who sent His only Son to be the Saviour of the world. Remember to love your neighbour as yourself this Christmas.