It's Sep. 2019 & Orchard Road Christmas light-up going up, to last from Nov. 16, 2019 - Jan. 01, 2020

It's that time of the year.

Eileen Lee | September 25, 2019, 01:00 PM

It's September 2019 in Singapore and you know what's up? That's right. Christmas.

Even for those who do not celebrate it, you will be hard-pressed to miss out the Christmas light-up extravaganza along Orchard road every year.

This year, the light-up will begin on Nov. 16, 2019.

As we write, Orchard Road is on its way to being Christmasy.

The lights

As part of "The Greatest Gift" theme this year, there will be bigger and grander lamp post decorations along the three major zones: Tanglin, Orchard, and Somerset.

Each precinct offers a different and unique experience, featuring little Santas on baubles, gift boxes or snowflakes.

Here are some artist impressions of this year's Christmas light-up:

Baubles zone

Tree decor at baubles zone

Gift box zone

Tree decor at snowflake zones

New this year: A welcome arch at the junction of Tanglin and Grange Road, and more than 30 gigantic festive greeting cards along the stretch of Orchard Road.

Tanglin welcome arch

This is the first time that the street decorations are extended towards Grange Road and Orchard Link.

Insta-worthy backdrops

There will be interactive set pieces along Orchard Road, where visitors can take photos with a giant Santa riding on his reindeer, help pull Santa's reindeer, or selfie with mini Santa.

Santa's jolly ride at *SCAPE

The Christmas Wrangle at Ngee Ann City

Merry Selfie at Grange Road Car Park

Family-friendly rides and activities

This year, there will be more rides and activities available for families to enjoy the Christmas village together.

Duplex Carousel at Shaw House Urban Plaza

Thematic pop-up - nom nom nom featuring at *SCAPE and the other two locations

Amusement rides such as Pirate Ship, London Train and Swing at Grange Road Car Park

Light up begins Nov. 16

If you want to be among the first to experience the light-up, "The Greatest Gift" will run from Nov. 16, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020.

The lights will be on from:

  • 6.30pm to 12am from Sundays to Thursdays
  • 6.30pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays
  • 6.30pm to 6am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

All images from Orchard Road Business Association.