The countdown has begun: there are only 40 days left till Christmas!
Over in Orchard Road, Singapore, all the malls and as well as the main street will be covered with Christmas decorations – twinkling lights, elaborate displays, and Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes, transforming the famous shopping belt into a festive wonderland.
To mark the beginning of the holiday season, we have the spectacular annual Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up. First organized in 1984 by the Singapore Tourism Board, this event has become a part of Singapore’s Christmas celebrations. Now it is in its 29th year.
This year, the Light-Up will run from 17th November 2012 to the 6th of January 2013. The ceremony will begin at 7pm, and will be officiated by President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan and his wife.
The theme for 2012 is “Christmas on A Great Street” and among the lights, shoppers will be able to find familiar Christmas icons like Christmas trees, doves and hearts, which represents Joy, Peace and Love respectively.
And for the first time ever in its history, visitors will be able to bring home a piece of the decoration. Limited edition souvenirs modelled after the three main motifs of the Christmas décor will be available for purchase at the Christmas Gift Shop in front of Tang Plaza.
On the day of the Light-Up ceremony, candle torchlights will be handed out to everyone on Orchard Road who wishes to join in the celebration. The event also marks the start of the Singapore Community Chest’s annual fundraising event, and the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA) is donating $1 to to the charity for every lit candle, so celebrate Christmas and do your bit for charity at the same time. After the ceremony, there will also be a Christmas concert organised by the People’s Association.
What: Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2012
When: Saturday, 17 November at 7pm
Where: ION2 (the outdoor atrium of ION Orchard)
Join us in Orchard Road, Singapore to be amongst the first to witness this magical moment and soak in the festive atmosphere of the season of joy!
If you’re thinking of coming down to Singapore to catch the Christmas light-up in Orchard Road, stay with us at Capri by Fraser, Changi City. We bring together the facilities and services of a smart hotel, together with the comfort and convenience of a full serviced residence.
Getting to Orchard from Capri by Fraser, Changi City
From Changi South, head to Changi Road and continue on to Geylang Road. Turn into Kitchener Road and continue to Gloucester Road. After that, turn right to Carlisle Road and turn left to Kampong Java Road. From there, continue onto Scotts Road and turn right into ION Orchard.
If you’re taking public transport, just exit at Orchard Station (NS 22) along the red line.
We look forward to welcoming you to Capri by Fraser, Changi City!