Everything About This Year’s Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up That’ll Start from 12 Nov


Whenever it is near the end of the year, one can always expect the entire stretch of Orchard Road to be lit up with beautiful Christmas lights.

However, due to the pandemic, the celebrations for the past couple of years seem to be not as lively as compared to the past.

Fret not though, for this year, things seem to be back on track as a wide array of activities are in store.

Activities Will be On till January

According to the media release by the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA), this year’s instalment, dubbed “Christmas on A Great Street”, will span from 12 Nov 2022 to 2 Jan 2023.

During this full-scale event that is open to all, people can expect majestic light displays, interactive attractions as well as carnival rides in the heart of Singapore.

3D Projection on Walls of Ngee Ann City and Somerset

One of the most interesting attractions for this year’s Christmas light up is the 3D projection, which will run as a 10-minute show that is mainly displayed on the walls of Ngee Ann City.

If you are on the other side of Orchard, don’t worry, there will also be another display around the Somerset area.

These projections will contain snowflakes and fireworks, giving an indication that the year is coming to an end.

Christmas Village with Food and Games

Nearly after two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Christmas Village is set to make a comeback.

For those who want to have fun with their friends and family, this is probably the place where you want to spend the bulk of your time as you can soak into that Christmas mood with live music performances by local artistes every Friday to Sunday during the events.

The Great Christmas Village
Great Christmas Village 2018. Image: TimeOut

Food stalwarts like VeganBurg, and famous ice-cream brands such as Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream will be present for people to get food from.

To add more depth to the food choices, the organisers have also flown in a grill vendor from Bangkok, who will be serving up more unique food options.

And yes, we heard you: for those who are thinking of beer, there will be a beer garden as well. Afterall, what is Christmas without a little bit of alcohol right?

The Christmas Village will also feature an all-white carousel that complements the colours of Christmas, an Inflatable Bouncer, and many other nostalgic rides such as Teacups, Samba Balloon, Red Swing, and Trackless Train.

3.1km of Festive Lights

The main attraction of the yearly event is undoubtedly the beautiful festive lights that span the length of the entire Orchard Road.

This year, there will be 3.1km of white LED lights that feature many cute things such as mini Ferris wheels, gift boxes and stars.

Image: Orchard Road Business Association

However, we all know that the main arch located between Tang Plaza and Ion Orchard is what really captures the attention of everyone.

The main arch will be covered with an abundance of stars, which may sound simple, but it is really a piece of art that is sure to take your breath away.

It is accompanied by a gigantic Christmas tree, which is located in front of Ion Orchard, making it the perfect place for that group photo that you have been waiting to take for the past two years.

For more information on the event, you can click here.

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Featured image: Orchard Road Business Association