Every year, Orchard Road is transformed into a land of wonder known as “Christmas on a Great Street”, with Christmas lights, decorations and entertainment to celebrate this special holiday.
The festival runs between November and January each year, with attractions free to view. So bring your family down to this Christmas wonderland during your visit to Singapore!
Christmas on a Great Street – 2018/2019 Dates, Orchard Road Singapore
Christmas on a Great Street covers around 3kms of Orchard Road, starting at Tanglin Mall and travelling right up to Istana Park. The best time to visit Orchard Road during this time is at night, when you will be treated to spectacular lighting shows and heaps of interactive Christmas themed displays. There will also be roving performers and pop-up stores selling food and drink and other Christmas goods.In 2018, the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) proudly brings you “Disney Magical Moments — Christmas on A Great Street”. Inspired by Disney’s beloved characters and stories, this Christmas is sure to bedazzle you. Expect to be captivated by the different Disney-themed displays, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, pop-up stores and even a Christmas Village filled with delectable food and drinks, amusement rides, and nightly live performances.
Main attractions of the festival include:
- Cinderella-themed mall decorations at Wheelock Place and a special Ariel photo spot at Shaw House
- Mickey Mouse and friends remarkable set pieces
- Disney Frozen-themed lights lining the street and Elsa and Anna’s world at Orchard Central; beautiful decorations inspired by Frozen
- Decorative lights based on Woody, Buzz Lightyear and more of your Toy Story pals
- Exciting pop-up stores from Häagen-Dazs, SK-II, OPPO, Uniqlo, OWNDAYS and more
Please refer to the gallery at the bottom of this page for event highlights and maps of the different light installations and pop-up stores.
The festival will kick off with a Light Up Ceremony on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7pm at Plaza Singapura, where the roads are closed and thousands of people converge on Orchard Road to witness the street lit up for the very first time. Buildings will compete for the best decorations, so choose your favourite as they do their best win your vote!
Christmas music will be playing all along Orchard Road and there will be a fun atmosphere with carnival games and live music and performances from local artists. Come and play in ‘snow’ at Tanglin Mall and make sure to check out the giant Christmas tree at ION Orchard.
Christmas on a Great Street is a great, family friendly festival to attend during your visit to Singapore. You can get to Orchard Road by taking the MRT on the north/south, north/east or central line and alighting at Dhoby Ghaut station.