Year-end festivities officially begins with Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2019.
In the blink of an eye, end 2019 is upon us.
And with that, the Christmas holiday season begins with the annual Orchard Road Christmas lights.
There’s a bit of an unspoken story with this year’s light-up, if I could mischievously highlight. After the Disney-themed one that was more than a bit of a hit and miss last year, organisers have reverted to more traditional themes. Or should I say, more classic Christmas motifs. These being Christmas trees, Santas, reindeers, etc.
It’s a good move, IMO. While not as exuberant and glitzy as last year, the decorations this time definitely feels more Christmas-like. No doubt, more agreeable for all the Disney [movie] haters too.
One other thing. I think this is the first time ever that the fairy-lights do not crisscross the actual Orchard Road. You know, as it those strings of decorations that form a light tunnel of sorts over the traffic? This is likely a nod to ongoing concerns about environmentalism, energy-saving, and global warming. The absence does result in a dimmer feel overall, to be honest. But for the sake of Mother Earth also being able to celebrate the year-end, wouldn’t you say it’s well worth it?
Orchard Road Christmas Lights 2019
Update Nov 25: Great Christmas Village 2019
This year’s Orchard Road Christmas village is divided into three locations at Grange Road, *SCAPE, and Shaw House. Ongoing till Dec 26, the grounds feature a mixture of carnival games, rides, food stalls, and festive performances.
Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up 2019 is ongoing till … hey, the official page doesn’t say! But of course it’ll last till the New Year.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.