Whether you're a Kris Kringle or a Grumpy Grinch, these gorgeous Christmas light displays in Singapore are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
Wondering where to see Christmas lights in Singapore? Despite being a year-round sunshine city, the festive season always sees the Little Red Dot transforming into a Christmas wonderland. We’re talking gorgeous light displays accompanied by elaborately decorated Xmas trees at every shopping precinct. So, in between looking for Christmas decorations, gift shopping and hanging out with Santa, you’ll want to take some time to check out these twinkling places in Singapore where holiday lights will really ignite your yuletide spirit.
Where to see Christmas lights in Singapore: 2022 edition
1. Spend Christmas with prehistoric creatures
If you’re done at Jewel and are after more festive fun, how about checking out the action over at Changi Airport Connector? If you’ve got Dino fans at home, they’re sure to be impressed. Be mesmerised by Dino Glow, a 3km light-up along Jurassic Mile as you walk beside life-sized dinosaurs. The whimsical path of lights is inspired by the colours and bioluminescence of the world of Avatar. While you’re here, go on a puzzle hunt or unlock distance milestones by running or riding a bicycle. Good luck getting the kids to leave!
When: 6 Dec 2022 – 31 Jan 2023
Where: Changi Airport Connector, Airport Boulevard, Singapore 918146
2. Trees of the World at Singapore Botanic Gardens
Here’s another option to enjoy pretty Christmas lights. Plus, it’s away from the crowds! Trees of the World is a community-led event that sees 200 trees being decorated by donors, community groups, and members of the public. The light-up takes place daily from 7pm to midnight. Once the festive display is over, the trees will be planted in nature reserves, parks, and gardens across the country. What a lovely initiative! If you’re keen to contribute, click this link.
When: 4 Dec 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
3. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by The Bay
One of our all-time fave Christmas lights displays (pictured top) has made its triumphant return this year! And just like previous years, this year’s event is another behemoth celebration at Gardens by the Bay. Plenty of things to do here: marvel at the spectacular Christmas lights and the Garden Rhapsody Light and Sound Show, have a go and do your best at the carnival games, do some shopping at the Christmas market… There are four one-hour sessions (between 6.30 and 10.30pm) per day, and tickets must be purchased before your visit. Psst, admission is free for children below three years of age with every accompanying adult.
When: 2 Dec 2022 – 1 Jan 2023
Where: Christmas Wonderland, Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Cost: $6 for children (three to 12 years old), up to $12 for adults
4. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes
There are so many Christmassy treats in store over at Capitol Singapore and Chijmes this December. Transformed into the Land of Snowflakes, you’ll be treated to snowfall each night, as well as a singing Christmas tree! Let’s not forget the twinkling Christmas lights either, which are made extra special by the whimsical wonderland, projected onto the iconic Chijmes Hall come nightfall. Get the kiddos to spot the secret Santa roaming around the two locations and get a free mall voucher from him!
When: 2-26 Dec
Where: Capitol Singapore, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905 and Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
5. A Universal Christmas at USS
Resorts World Sentosa is once again pulling out all the stops for its Christmas extravaganza. A ticket during the festive season doesn’t just mean exhilarating rollercoaster rides (check out our guide to a day at Universal Studios) – it also means loads of glittering lights, tinsel, holly, and Xmas-themed character meet and greets!
When: 23 Nov 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
6. See glowing Christmas trees along Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Get into the holiday spirit by taking a walk along Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, where you can spot Christmas trees adorned with lights. These decorations are part of ChariTrees 2022, a fund-raising initiative that aims to benefit three charities.
When: 20 Nov – 26 Dec
Where: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
7. The Holiday Light Up at Marina Bay Sands
Head over to MBS for a breathtaking visual spectacle of a Christmas floating forest at The Shoppes! An ensemble of nearly 1,000 Christmas trees dressed in fairy curtain lights, along with three giant snow globes, illuminate the integrated resort in a resplendent festive glow. The iconic three towers, along with ArtScience Museum, will also be lit up externally with animations and laser projections every night in the season’s colours.
When: 18 Nov – 25 Dec
Where: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
8. Merry Magical Christmas Light-Up at Quayside Isle
Sentosa is one of our favourite family spots, and Quayside Isle has pulled out all the stops to commemorate the Christmas season. Marvel at the festive decoration lit up in a glorious sea of sparkling, shimmering lights along the waterfront. Don’t forget to snap loads of photos for the gram!
When: 18 Nov 2022 – 1 Jan 2023
Where: Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375
9. Christmas Lights and Snow Play at Vivocity
We love the festive decor and lights at Vivocity this year. Head to the Outdoor Plaza at Level 1, where you can join the reindeers, polar bears, penguins, and Mr Snowman in the Christmas Village. Watch as they deck out their Christmas houses with sweets, candy canes, and loads of joyful spirit! Create fond memories with family and friends at the 15m tall Christmas tree. Psst, enjoy the falling snow!
When: 17 Nov – 26 Dec
Where: Vivocity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
10. Christmas on a Great Street along Orchard Road
Hit up the whole of Orchard Road and prepare to be dazzled by sparkling festive lights and colourful set-ups at every turn. This awesome light display starts at Tanglin Mall and ends at Plaza Singapura – that’s a whopping 3.11 km! Besides the usual lights, massive arches, and festive decorations, what we’re looking forward to the most are the outdoor 3D and AR projections on the sidewall of Mandarin Gallery. Each projection runs between 7 and 10pm daily, with a special countdown segment taking place on the eve of Christmas and New Year’s. If you don’t want to brave the crowds, enjoy a virtual tour down Orchard Road instead.
When: 12 Nov 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
Where: Orchard Road
11. Fly to the Stars at Raffles City Singapore
What’s Christmas without a dazzling tree? This year, Raffles City Singapore teams up with renowned French brand Guerlain for Fly to the Stars, a bespoke 15-metre tree decked out with more than 300 artfully-crafted decorations of bees, a galaxy of stars, and honeycombs that hang like picture-perfect frames. Step inside and be wowed by the concentric rings of LED lights.
When: 11 Nov – 25 Dec
Where: Guerlain, #01-40, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179101
12. Christmas Odyssea at Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is a fun-filled family day out at the best of times, and that’s before you add the Christmas activities to the mix. Be dazzled by Christmas sparkles at Jewel with many underwater-themed elements! Catch the exclusive Light & Sound show inspired by Avatar: The Way of Water at HSBC Rain Vortex, and the ocean-themed bioluminescent light displays at Canopy Park. Jewel really is the place to be this festive season.
When: 11 Nov 2022 – 2 Jan 2023
Where: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
13. The Christmas Odyssey at Wisma Atria
Wisma Atria has collaborated with Visual Merchandising students from ITE College Central once again with futuristic takes on Christmas decorations. Marvel at the immersive Christmas installation and light show with changing coloured lights, which are located at the exterior atrium of the mall facing Orchard Road. Bring your cameras because you’ll want to capture loads of photos and videos!
When: 9 Nov – 26 Dec
Where: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
14. Dazzling Enchantment at Ion Orchard
When you’re done checking out all the lights on Orchard Road, walk over to the outdoor plaza at ION Orchard for its iconic Christmas lights. You can also look forward to this year’s outdoor masterpiece – the largest Dior star in Asia! The installation, a partnership between the mall and Parfums Christian Dior, stands 15m tall and consists of 20,000 lightbulbs. Without a doubt, it’s a festive sight to behold…
When: 4 Nov 2022 – 1 Jan 2023
Where: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
15. Marina Central District’s signature teal light up
Sure, these aren’t Christmas lights, but the buildings in the Marina Central District will be putting on a show of their own. See how many key buildings in the district you can spot that are lit up in teal. And yes, it sure is pretty!
When: Until 16 December
Where: Marina Central District
16. Discover larger-than-life festive sculptures around Raffles Place
The Raffles Place precinct is all decked out with iconic festive ornaments this year. Think towering Christmas trees, gigantic present boxes, and intricate snowflakes, which light up from 7pm to midnight daily. Whip out your phone at selected locations and you’ll be able to control the lights’ colours and watch them dance to selected Christmas tunes on your mobile.
When: Until end of December
Where: Raffles Place
Merry Christmas, folks! We’ll see you beneath the Christmas lights in Singapore!