Christmas in the Tropics is a unique Christmas festivity in Singapore bedecked with abundant shopping, profuse Christmas lighting, parties, entertainment, and Santa Claus show-ups. In some districts of Singapore, the Christmas celebrations start as early as the first week of November and goes on till early January of the next year. Carollers coming from different churches sing to visitors and shoppers in the “Mass Carolling on the Orchard Road” organized by ORBA year to year. Orchard Road and the Marina Bay are two significant spots in Singapore that grab the attention of the local people as well as the tourists.
Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) is another annual event filled with a series of art performances, Christmas displays, and vibrant Christmas floats spread through the Christmas celebrations. Zouckout is one of the longest and much awaited Music-Dance festival conducted every year. In Singapore, Christmas is a declared public holiday. The simulated Snowfall in the Tanglin Mall is another tourist attraction during Christmas.
Christmas in the Tropics Festival The “Christmas in the Tropics” festival in Singapore is celebrated by all irrespective of their nationality or religion. It is marked by illuminated thoroughfares that are feast to our eyes. Fine and intricate Christmas decorations are highlights of the festival. Santa Claus clad in a red fur coat in the tropical climate is the highlight of the festival. It is a six-week-long celebration of the Christmas festival.
The Botanical Garden of Singapore wears an all-new outfit, with nearly 200 tropical "Christmas" trees, each representing a distinct national culture, and planted between Tanglin Core and Bandstand area.
Christmas Celebrations in Orchard RoadIn Orchard Road of Singapore, "Christmas on A Great Street", the annual festival takes place to welcome Christmas with awe and glory. This festival has a continuous three-decade-long history of Orchard Road illumination with strikingly beautiful electrical light-ups across the long street. “Celebrate Christmas in Singapore” (CCIS) event constitute art performances, parades, interactive displays and floats, caroling choirs, and a Christmas concert in this great shopping street. A few churches closer to Orchard Road –namely the Armenian Church, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and St. Joseph’s Church – conduct religious services on Christmas Eve and on the day of Christmas.
Christmas Celebrations in Marina BayChristmas light-ups and decorations adorn the Marina Bay shopping area for nearly two months from early November till end of December. Marina Bay area also displays varied themes as part of their electrical lamp illuminations for Christmas. Amidst all these decorations and vivid art performances and displays, "Christmas Shopping" is the central theme of all visitors.
Christmas Celebrations in Sentosa HarbourfrontChristmas is celebrated in Sentosa Harbourfront with a central theme that underlies all the flamboyant light-ups and Christmas decorations. Some notable Christmas events of Sentosa and Harbourfront areas are “Illuminate!”, “Royal Christmas Adventure”, “Christmas Village at a Jewel Box”.
In Singapore, shopping is the core activity during the Christmas season. Christmas and New Year Countdown parties and fireworks feature the Marina Bay shopping area and Siloso Beach.