This year’s Christmas light-up in Orchard Road has been brought to life with a lots to see, eat, shop and do. It is also the 39th iteration of Christmas on A Great Street. This past Saturday, President Halimah Yacob graced the Community Chest Light Up Ceremony 2022 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza and officiated this year’s festivities.
In partnership with Community Chest, this year’s Light-Up Ceremony theme is “Give Thanks and Rejoice”. Through this event, Community Chest hopes to raise funds to support more than 100 social service agencies which run over 200 critical social service programmes, empowering children with special needs and youths at risk, adults with disabilities, persons with mental health conditions, and seniors and families in need of support.
Christmas on a Great Street Main Arch
This year’s light up stretches 3.1 km from Tanglin Mall to Plaza Singapura and includes Scotts Road. There are 73 sets of overstreet décor, 171 lamp post decorations, 104 tree wraps, 188 Hitachi logos (Presenting Sponsor), 30,100m of LED Strip lights, 57,300m of LED Fairy lights, 15,000m LED Neon lights, and 2,000 surface mounted device LED.
The main arch of Orchard Road is located at the junction of Orchard Road and Scotts Road. It features a medley of red, white and teal design elements such as Christmas trees decorated with reindeer and baubles on each side.
The light-up and festivities will be available till 2 January 2023. Come and visit Orchard Road’s light displays as well as attractions, activation and musical entertainment. The 3.1 km light-up features an eye-catching ferris wheel and starry design. 104 trees have been lit up with energy-saving LED white lights which will be converted into pink hues for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day in early 2023.
And if you are looking for a great night out with family and friends while trying to snap photos together, there’s quite a bit of exploring. Tanglin Mall offers its annual ‘Snow’ experience with a Joyous Celebration.
ION Orchard has collaborated with Parfums Christian Dior. The Dior Enchanted Star is the largest Dior star in Asia spanning 15m tall at ION2, the outdoor space at Level 1 entrance of ION Orchard. Over 20,000 lightbulbs surround it to illuminate a visually stunning spectacle. Shoppers also enjoy exclusive deals, goodies and promotions when shopping for gifts at Parfums Christian Dior ION Orchard at level B2 from 4 November 2022 to 1 January 2023.
The new Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) offers access to ION Orchard with an underground linkway from the MRT to the mall at Basement 1.
A Christmas Odyssey at Wisma Atria takes you on a voyage into a futuristic wonderland that kindles the festive spirit. Join the Christmas selfie contest and stand to win S$100 worth of Wisma Atria gift vouchers when you take a selfie with Wisma Atria’s Christmas décor and post it on your Instagram Story (or your Instagram feed to double your chances), hashtag #MerryWisma, follow and tag @WismaAtria on Instagram! Wisma Atria’s 2022 Christmas Decorations are designed in collaboration with the Visual Merchandising students from the Institute of Technical Education College Central, School of Design & Media.
Outdoor Projection Show on Mandarin Gallery Façade
Both sides of Mandarin Gallery’s façade will showcase a 10-minute multimedia 3d projection show with Augmented Reality features ever night from 7 pm to 10 pm. The side facing Ngee Ann City is also home to the countdown clock for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations. The other façade facing Somerset will also be activated with multimedia 3D projection of past light-ups, a multi-tiered rotating carousel with galloping horses, a vibrant spinning ferris wheels, arcade games and a stunning firework display in AR.
Download the PopAR Live App to bring to life new 3D and AR features of the nightly projection show. Enjoy additional AR features as you scroll down Orchard Road between ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery. Enjoy a special treat using the PopAR Live App to scan key visuals on any of the 27 glass panels along the stretch.
The Great Christmas Village at Ngee Ann City
This year the Great Christmas Village returns to Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza after a two-year hiatus. Brand new immersive experiences, more rides, live music from social media stars and tasty food & beverage treats are available. Visit the Great Christmas Village for fun-filled amusement rides and Instagram moment activities, live festive music, and food & beverage options from VeganBurg, Speciality Thai Grills, Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. There is also a beer garden. A brand-new all-white carousel takes centre-stage together with a licensed character inflatable bouncer, and other fun-filled rides such as the Samba Balloon, Red Swing, Pirate Ship, Trackless Train and Teacups. Sign up for art workshops and learn alcohol ink painting, tapestry weaving, clay modelling and crafting. During Friday to Sunday evenings, be entertained by performers such as Jack & Rai, Cold Cut Duo, Daniel Sid, and Fyrdaus Macbeth to name a few.
Visit The Great Christmas Village from 1 pm to 10 pm from Mondays to Thursdays or 12 pm to 11 pm from Fridays to Sundays and 12 pm to 12.30 am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Light up timings are from 6.30pm every day and ends at 12 am from Sunday to Thursday, or 2 am on Friday and Saturday. Lightups end at 6 am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.