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How To Celebrate Christmas in Singapore

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Updated: 9 July 2018
If you are used to celebrating Christmas in western countries, then you should know that building snowmen in Singapore is virtually impossible. Despite its differences in climate, Christmas in Singapore is taken very seriously, and there is plenty that do and traditions to embrace to fully ring in the festive season!

Rent a Christmas tree

There is something magical about lighting up a Christmas tree in your living room, even if it means renting an artificial one. Good news is there are plenty of places where you can rent a Christmas tree in Singapore like FarEastFlora, Vanda Win or Masons. Some of these companies also offer installation and collection, so you can focus on other things like wrapping gifts and getting your Christmas dinner ready.

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Dress up your home with Christmas essentials | © Marco Verch/Flickr

Shop for Christmas presents

Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for your family or treating yourself to something you’ve been eyeing for months, Christmas season is the best time to shop; malls across the country are littered with sales! Here are our recommendations on the best places to go Christmas shopping in Singapore. If you don’t like crowded malls, take your retail therapy online to sites like Lazada and Qoo10.

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Shop to your heart’s content at Orchard Road | © ngotoh/Flickr

Host a Christmas Party

You’ve got your tree, so show it off and host an epic Christmas dinner party for your close friends and family. Dinner parties are the best way to reconnect with the people that matter, especially if you know anyone celebrating Christmas away from their families. It’s never too late to spread the Christmas cheer!

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Connect over a homemade festive feast | © Pexels

Have a luxurious Christmas meal

Christmas is also the time to indulge, and nothing spells decadence like a champagne brunch or a Christmas dinner overlooking the Singapore skyline. Bring your friends together for a round of secret Santa and classic festive treats at luxurious locales like Capella Singapore, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa or The Fullerton Hotel. Christmas brunches in Singapore gets snagged early, so be sure to gather your friends quick.

Check out the Christmas lights and decorations

Singapore truly lights up during Christmas, and the line of elaborate decorations and Christmas trees along Orchard Road are a true testament to the city’s love for the festive season. Soak in the bright lights, soothing music and occasional caroling as you stroll down busy Orchard Road with your loved ones. It helps that the setups are extremely Instragrammable too.

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Christmas lights on Orchard Road | © soeperbaby/Flickr

Visit a Christmas-themed theme park

Don’t just celebrate Christmas, live in the fantasy of the festive season. Theme parks like Universal Studios Singapore offer immersive and elaborate Christmas-themed houses that pack tons of activities and cheer, making this a perfect activity for families. Besides, this is a great time for the kids to meet Santa.