Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas in Orchard Rd

There is no doubt what time of the year it is in Orchard Road as since mid November the 2.2 km stretch is decorated in Christmas lights that has made it become one of the 10 most popular Christmas decorations spots to visit in the world according to travel guides.
The colour theme this year is red and gold and they are totally new decorations from last year which were blue. Each of the major shopping centres that line Orchard Rd also compete in a competition to be awarded for the best decorations outside their complexes.
This year the whole stretch has been broken up into different zones and the decorations change slightly for each zone. The themes for the different zones are : Tree for Joy, Heart for Love and Dove for Peace. 
Also new this year are various pop up shops selling decorations that carry the theme of this years lights. Nightly performances by street performers and also the Salvation Army singing carols also add to the atmosphere.

Archway across an intersection in Orchard Rd

The decorations across Orchard Rd

Pop- up gift shop

The train does a loop

The front of Tangs department store

Tree outside the ION Shopping centre

Inside the tree at the ION Shopping centre

Tree outside Plaza Singapura

Decorations in the trees

Another walkthrough tree

Decorations outside Orchard Central Shopping centre

Street sculptures have had lights added to them

Tree of Joy decoration

Dove for Peace decoration

Heart for Love decoration

Santa's Workshop outside Centrepoint shopping centre

Santa's Workshop outside Centrepoint shopping centre

Tree outside the Paragon shopping centre

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