One of Singapore’s most popular neighbourhoods and a world-class destination for avid shoppers and discerning visitors alike, Orchard Road’s buzzing atmosphere amps up as Christmas comes to town.

Now in its 38th year, Christmas on Great Street—an annual light-up that transforms Orchard Road into a festive wonderland—is slated to return in 2021, with bright lights, enchanting decorations and holiday cheer galore.

Festivities and Blossoms of Light
Christmas lights along Cairnhill Junction

Photo by ORBA

With the theme ‘Christmas in Bloom’, 2021’s edition of Christmas on A Great Street celebrates hope and resilience in the face of adversity.

From 13 November 2021, the streets of Orchard Road will be illuminated by dazzling arches of lights, bedecked with flower motifs. This 3.1 kilometre-length display will stretch along Tanglin Road and towards Plaza Singapura.

Luminous decorations in the form of White Christmas Roses will adorn the stretch from Cairnhill Junction to the Atrium@Orchard, while the main archway along Scotts-Paterson Road Junction will be decorated with an array of red, white and gold poinsettias.

If you’re in the district in the evening, be sure to drop by Mandarin Orchard to check out a spectacular 3D projection. From 8-10.30pm daily, the walls of the building will be transformed into a spectacular display, featuring the adorable Merli and friends. 

Fret not if you find yourself occupied during the festive season—the lights, music and decoration linger until 2 January 2022, giving you ample time to soak in the festive mood.

Music and Virtual Merriment

Photo by ORBA

Expect to get into a festive mood early this year—From 1 November, Music in the Air will be bringing you carols and Christmas classics along the stretch from ION Orchard to Ngee Ann City.

Looking to join in the festivities from home? Be sure to check out the virtual version of Christmas on A Great Street at their website.

Enjoy 360-degree views of the festive illuminations, while being serenaded and entertained by a talented local-lineup of bands and buskers like Daniel Sid, Cold Cut Trio and Circus of Altrades.

Festive deals at Orchard Road
ION Orchard exterior mall façade with Christmas tree

Photo by ORBA

An all-year round retail paradise for discerning shoppers, Orchard Road’s multitude of offerings get even more rewarding during the Christmas season.

During the festive season, great deals and special buys abound at Orchard Road. Mastercard brings cheer to festive shoppers with exclusive rewards—cardholders charging a minimum of S$300 to their credit or debit cards at any participating malls will be able to redeem S$30 shopping vouchers.

Check out the full list of participating malls below: 313@somersetForum The Shopping Mall, Mandarin GalleryNgee Ann City/Takashimaya Shopping CentreOrchard CentralorchardgatewayParagonPalais Renaissance, Tanglin Mall, The Centrepoint and Wisma Atria.

If you’re looking to embark on a shopping spree from the comfort of your home, be sure to visit Lazada to peruse a trove of digital products and an exclusive promotion from Mastercard.

Eager to partake in the festive cheer? Be sure to download the Visit Singapore Travel Guide app (available on both App Store and Google Play) and check out our Traveller Essentials page. This handy app will help you get your bearings, navigate Singapore’s bustling streets and gain access to a wealth of maps and city guides.