A walk down Orchard road’s Christmas On A Great Street and the Christmas Village

104 trees will be lit-up with energy-saving LED bulbs, which will also be used for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day in early 2023.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 9 December 2022, 6:30 PM

Orchard Road’s annual Christmas light up has started for the 39th year running, transforming the shopping district into a festive wonderland.

Here are the sights and sounds visitors can expect to see on a walk down Orchard Road:

This year’s edition of the Christmas on a Great Street light-up will see the return of light displays starting from Tanglin Road.

The teal and white coloured arch at Tanglin Road serves as a welcome arch marking the first light display along Orchard.


The Tanglin Road zone features ferris wheel and star motifs. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/LIAM WILLETT


It is hard to miss the 171 lamp posts dressed in grand LED decorations lighting up Orchard Road. The lamp post decorations, across the three zones namely Tanglin, Orchard and Somerset, feature several motifs including carousels and hot air balloons.

The lamp-post decorations range between nine to 12 metres in height.

The new feature is the light-up of trees on Orchard Road with energy-saving LED lights. The lights, which are white this Christmas, will take on pink hues during Chinese New Year and Valentine’s day early next year.


104 trees along Orchard Road are lit with energy-saving LED bulbs. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/LIAM WILLETT


Walking down Orchard Road, Christmas carols were broadcasted over 51 speakers mounted on 37 lamp posts around five areas on Orchard Road. The carols add to the festive mood from 10am to 6.59pm daily until Jan 2, 2023.

The highlight installation is the main arch at Orchard Road standing at the junction of Orchard and Scotts Road. It features red, white and teal design elements including ornate Christmas trees decorated with reindeer and baubles on each side.


The main arch at Orchard Road stands at 16m in height. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/MAISY PHUA


Nearby at ION Orchard stands Asia’s largest Dior Enchanted Star spanning 15 metres tall.


The Dior star is surrounded by over 20,000 lightbulbs. PHOTO CREDIT:YOUTHOPIA/NNURUL SHAKINAH


Along Orchard Road, there are several pop-ups and set pieces located along the pedestrian walkway from ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery. These include Gucci beauty and Braun Buffel pop-ups.

There are also interactive set pieces serving as photo backdrops for photo opportunities.


Installations along pedestrian walkways include a lighted sculpture of a hot-air balloon, carousel and clock tower flanked by two nutcracker soldiers. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/LIAM WILLETT


A huge 10-minute multimedia 3D projection show with augmented reality features will take place each night from 7pm to 10pm on the facade of Mandarin Gallery facing Ngee Ann City, while a second projection will be facing the Somerset area, one of the first things to notice on Orchard Road.

Through scanning QR codes projected with the PopAR app, augmented reality elements including snowflakes and fireworks can be seen.


Each projection lasts 10 minutes and will showcase an array of content bringing visitors down memory lane. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/LIAM WILLETT


On Christmas eve and Christmas days, special features will appear on the outdoor projection.

The Christmas Village in front of Ngee Ann City has made a return after a two-year hiatus. It features a brand-new all-white carousel taking centre-stage, an Inflatable Bouncer and rides such as the Samba Balloon, Red Swing, Pirate Ship, Trackless Train and Teacups.


The Christmas village will also feature F&B outlets such as VeganBurg, Speciality Thai Grills, Magnum and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and will have a beer garden. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/LIAM WILLETT


Live music performances are available every evening from Fridays to Sundays. Visitors can look forward to the sounds of local performers including Jack & Rai, Cold Cut Duo, Daniel Sid and Fyrdaus Macbeth.

The Christmas on a Great Street light-up and Great Christmas village will run until Jan 2, 2023.

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