Themed Christmas decorations are definitely the in-thing this December in Singapore.
While many might still prefer traditional concepts and motifs, themed Christmas decorations, as in those tied to merchandise brands, are increasingly popular. If only because they could be loads of fun and laughs for kids and adults alike.
Here’s a pictorial rundown of some of the themed Christmas celebrations in Singapore this year!
Christmas with We Bare Bears at City Square Mall
I’ll share a secret. I LOVE the Bare Bears. Like the case with the original Powerpuff Girls series, I find an entire layer of sly adult references and humour hidden within many episodes. Naturally, ahem, I’ve spent quite a few nights binging on the series too.
Which, in turn, means I made a beeline for City Square Mall the moment I heard the silly bears will be celebrating Christmas there this year. While children frolicked under the artificial outdoor snowfall, I had a swell time giggling at and photographing the trio. They are really, so, SO, adorable.
Christmas Magic, and Carnival Fun, at VivoCity
The exception on this list, VivoCity’s Christmas decorations this year aren’t tied to any brand or merchandise. Nonetheless, the gathering of circus animal acrobats and cutesy dinosaurs delivers an atmosphere of magical Christmas joy.
There is also, of course, their annual rooftop Christmas tree. Always one of the most elaborate in Singapore each year. Always a joy to gaze at under the evening sky too.
A Frozen Wonderland at Changi Airport
The most elaborately themed Christmas event this year is hands down Changi Airport’s A Frozen Wonderland.
It’s based on a certain movie … oh of course it’s Disney’s Frozen 2. Some attractions are also ticketed, or should I say, necessitate spending in order to gain entry. Luckily, there are still enough free spectacles for everyone to enjoy. I also had a great time photographing everything after a most scrumptious dinner at Tonito Latin American Kitchen.
Other Themed Christmas Celebrations in Singapore This Year
Elsewhere in Singapore, all sorts of mascots, and popular cartoon and game characters, are also out in full force to bring on the yuletide cheer.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.