Christmas is a really colourful holiday in Singapore. Every year without fail, major shopping malls along the Orchard Road belt would try to outstage each other in terms of who can put up the most unique and interesting Christmas decorations.
For parents, there’s good news to add to the festive cheer – the obligatory santa aside, some malls have gone the extra mile to organise really interesting events that are bound to thrill the kids. Here are two that we’ve stumbled across.
Moonlit Christmas by The River
The theme of the week was Moon River.
After each performance, if you present the organisers with a receipt from any of the shops there, you can take on-the-spot ice skating lessons from the same performers. When I went, there were a lot of kids who just couldn’t get enough of the lessons. And, here’s a very interesting tip I picked up – if you ever find your hands on the ice after falling down for example, remember to clench your fists as fingers that are sticking out might get sliced off should someone accidentally skate over them!
Even though the stage of ice was pretty small, these 4 skaters still managed to dazzle the crowd.
Outside the mall facing Clarke Quay, there’s a big Christmas tree that’s a great spot for taking photos.
On Fridays and Saturdays, and on Christmas Eve, there are carolling performances around the tree in the evenings.
One of the best trees I’ve seen so far because the entire frame of the tree itself is made up of lights.
For the more adventurous, there’s always the good ol’ G-Max ride that’s bound to lift your spirits, literally. The ride has proven so popular that a second capsule has recently been added.
The height of the G-Max capsule after what must’ve been 3 oscillations.
An Olde Worlde Christmas
Apart from Centerpoint, Tanglin Mall traditionally has one of the best Christmas decorations. This year’s theme, as the title implies, includes replicas of European style log cabins giving the place a very traditional and rustic feel.
At 7pm and 8pm every day outside Tanglin Mall, artifical snow generators will produce an avalanche for 15 minutes. Some kids come really well prepared for this with swimsuits and goggles on. Ok, the goggles bit was just a joke but not the swimsuits! Everyone say together now – Foam Party!
Pity you can’t make snowballs with this “snow”!
This is followed by another 15 minutes of falling snow. My camera indirectly had a very good cleaning after taking all these photos. 😛
Ashley thrilled with seeing strange stuff falling from the sky. Can’t wait to let her see real snow one day.
And also maybe stay in a real log cabin with a fireplace to boot!
Ok, that’s it! If anyone knows of other great places to bring kids for Christmas and New Year, just pop your suggestions in the comments. Merry Christmas in advance everyone and God Bless!