Christmas Decorations 2021 - Grab Your Family Photo At These Whimsical Spots!

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The countdown to Christmas has started with the many mall and street Christmas decorations! Don't miss these spots for your family's festive wefie! 

While we will probably not be expecting any large scale Christmas shows, meet & greets or events like previous years, families can still get into the festive mood with the various Christmas decorations happening islandwide! Here's our list of venues to get the entire family excited! 

Talking about Christmas, have you gotten all your gifting settled yet? Here's our inaugural and FREE Christmas Gift Guide with lots of shopping ideas (and promo codes) for him, for her and for kids! You may visit our dedicated landing page for the gift guide to get your gift inspirations, flip through the gift guide in the flipbook below, or download it as a PDF for later use!

Orchard Road Christmas Light Up 2021

Photo Credits: Tudor 

Singapore's most popular shopping street will light-up with about 68km of fairy lights and oversized floral decorations, with some parts dressed with bold neon lights - it is themed "Christmas in Bloom" and will be available for viewing from 13 Nov 2021 to 2 Jan 2022. 

The highlight of the annual Orchard Road Christmas light-up includes a giant outdoor video projection that takes up an entire wall of  the Mandarin Orchard hotel and augmented reality (AR) fireworks that shoppers can see through an App. 

Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay

While most of the decorations are inside the chargeable area, there is one light decoration that is located outside and is free to view! Thus if you don't have tickets, you may still wish to drop by the Gardens for your Christmas photo!

Have A Jolly Pokémon Winter at City Square Mall

Soak in the Christmas spirit at City Square Mall with Pokémon! Not just for Pokémon lovers but entire families will be treated by the Pokémon-themed Christmas displays at the L1 City Green Park, including a 6-m tall Pikachu! 

Capitol Singapore 

Capitol Singapore will be bringing back their giant Singing Tree with songs at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on 3 to 5, 10 to 12, and 15 to 26 December 2021. Children will also be excited about the nightly snowfall from 7 pm onwards! All this is free, so head over and have some Christmassy fun! 

A Jolly Molly Christmas with CapitaLand X POP MART Molly

Celebrate the jolly season at 16 CapitaLand Malls islandwide with larger-than life installation of the popular Molly! You will find Molly in 4 thematic backdrops, each providing a colourful and yummy photo-spot for your family this Christmas! 

Ready Jet Set Tsummm in T3 Changi Airport

Looking for Tsum fun this holiday season? Get into the holiday mood with Ready Jet Set Tsummm in T3, Changi Airport! There are three different photo spots where you can hop onto your favourite plane and even step into a huge snow globe! snag exclusive Disney Tsum Tsum premiums at S$8.90 each and a set of wrapping papers* when you spend a minimum of S$50** at T1 & T3 public areas, Jewel Changi Airport and iShopChangi and Changi Eats from now till 3 Jan 22!

Shiseido Forest Valley & Canopy Park @ Jewel

Fulfill your wanderlust at Jewel with destination-themed installations featuring iconic global landmarks set against the lush indoor greenery. At the Shiseido Forest Valley, soak in a Japanese onsen, walk down the Great Wall of China, spot the wild animals of South Africa or view the Eiffel Tower up close. Experience these destinations via contactless interactive features and augmented reality on your mobile phones or take photos at these Instagrammable spots.

There will also be snowfall daily at the following timings: 6.15pm, 6.35pm, 7.15pm, 7.35pm, 8.15pm, 8.35pm, 9.15pm, 9.35pm, 10.15pm, 10.35pm, as well as Light & Sound Show at 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm.

To get into the Shiseido Forest Valley, you can

  • Spend a minimum of $25 ($50 for supermarket) in a single receipt to redeem one free pass to the Shiseido Forest Valley on the same day.
  • Redeem up to 4 free passes per receipt ($100 spend for retail and F&B or $200 for supermarkets).


The most exciting venue to visit this year might just be CHIJMES, and here's why! You will find nightly Projection Mapping of Christmas scenes lighting up the facade of CHIJMES hall on Mon to Thu, and on Fri and weekends, it will be replaced with an interactive message dedication (7.30 pm to 10 pm) where you can dedicate love to your children or vice versa!  You will also enjoy Christmas caroling sessions at 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm from 3 to 5, 10 to 12, and 15 to 26 December. 

But the most exciting will be the Skating Rink at the CHIJMES Mini Lawn! You and you family can enjoy a "under the stars" moment for just $5 per 30 mins + $5 for skates rental. Kids can use the seal-shaped skating toy to help them instead! The skating rink will be available till 2 Jan 2022, 5 pm to 9 pm daily. 

CHANEL N¬į5 Holiday Takeover at¬†ION¬†Orchard

CHANEL will have a holiday takeover at¬†ION¬†Orchard with an installation at the outdoor space at the entrance of¬†ION¬†Orchard. This will be the tallest CHANEL Holiday illuminated installation in the world standing at 18m high. It will be a visually stunning multisensory spectacle for shoppers and visitors to interact with, including taking in the iconic scent of N¬į5 L‚ÄôEAU. The CHANEL Holiday installation will feature a light animation that will happen daily at 8pm ,9pm and 10pm.

15-m Tall Christmas Tree @ VivoCity


The impressive and massive 15-m tall Christmas Tree at VivoCity is great for photo taking with its decorations in full display! We are sure you will find lots of photo opportunities from different angles when you visit this tree! 

An Under-the-Sea Christmas @ Marina Square

The decoration at Marina Square features an underwater themed Christmas centrepiece at the Central Atrium! You will even find hidden treasures from your favourite outlets such as McDonald’s, Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Kiztopia, Watsons and more! Simply look out for the QR codes and scan them to redeem festive freebies and vouchers. 

Festive Celebrations @ Raffles Place

Look out for Christmas-themed elements placed in Raffles Place Park and the precinct from 15 Nov ‚Äď 31 Dec 2021. In Raffles Place Park, spot the Christmas tree, candy cane, Christmas wreath, star and bell which light up from 7pm ‚Äď 12 midnight daily.

Large Christmas baubles, gift boxes and trees will also be found at buildings in the area, including 
  • Bank of China Building
  • CapitaGreen
  • Clifford Centre
  • Ocean Financial Centre
  • One Raffles Place
  • Republic Plaza
  • Singapore Land Tower

Downtown East Dazzling Festive Season 2021

From now till 2022, you find giant gumballs of fun at the Entrance of E!Avenue, Downtown East. A 4m-tall Candy Pops gumball machine will be there for families to capture your family photo! This quirky art installation features a see-through container filled with lighted colourful gumballs. 

Together with 2 other IG-worthy day-and-night structures that are located minutes from each other, these art installations will give you lots of opportunity to express your creativity on camera! 

Celebrate Love, BE@RBRICK with Raffles City

Usher in the Yuletide Season with the Love, BE@RBRICK Christmas campaign at Raffles City where you will find eye-popping outdoor showcase of BE@RBRICK displays in various sizes decked in Christmas colours and post-modern designs. 

At the heart of the campaign is the world’s tallest BE@RBRICK 8000%, which stands at a whopping height of 5.6 metres at Raffles City’s External Quartzite, just outside the cross junction at Stamford Road!

Wisma Atria - Whims and Fancies

Photo Credits: Words of Mouth Communications

Wisma Atria partnered students from ITE College Central for the mall‚Äôs Christmas decoration this year.¬†Over 110 students across three classes from the Higher Nitec Visual Merchandising Course, submitted their designs, based on the theme of ‚ÄúWhims and Fancies‚ÄĚ, inspired by the classic children‚Äôs fantasy tale, Alice‚Äôs Adventures in Wonderland!¬†

The key elements of the three winning designs were combined to create the final spectacular Christmas centrepiece display at the outdoor fa√ßade of Wisma Atria, featuring a Instagram-worthy black and white checkered walkway, complete with larger-than-life floating tea sets, magic toadstools, animatronic moving flowers and a six-metres tall ‚ÄúQueen of Hearts‚ÄĚ Christmas tree.



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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