Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

This year, the 2.88-kilometre stretch of Orchard Road is lined with multi-coloured Christmas trees and psychedelic stars. 

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Orchard Road has transformed into a starry, colourful paradise for Christmas.

The annual light-up, Christmas on A Great Street, was launched on Saturday (Nov 15) evening with a ceremony officiated by President Tony Tan Keng Yam.


Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Launched alongside the light-up is a nostalgic photo exhibition on the past Christmas celebrations along the shopping belt, dating back to 1984. Held in front of Shaw House Urban Plaza, the exhibition to commemorate 50 years of tourism development in Singapore will run till Jan 1 2015.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Unlike previous years where festive decorations were limited to one or two colours, this year, the 2.88-kilometre stretch of Orchard Road is lined with multi-coloured Christmas trees and psychedelic stars. The many colours reflect the “great diversity of people that live on this island”, said Mrs May Sng, Chairman of the Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA), which is behind the light-up.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Shoppers can also look forward to an outdoor carnival on Dec 6, when parts of the shopping stretch will be closed to traffic for the third instalment of Pedestrian Night. The night will feature live performances by homegrown artistes and screenings of local short films.

Click on for more photos from the Orchard Road Christmas light-up.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

President Tony Tan Keng Yam (centre in red) officiates light-up ceremony of Christmas on A Great Street.


Photo: Community Chest

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Local songbird Joi Chua performing the Care & Share song - 'Be The One' - with Community Chest beneficiaries from the Singapore School for the Deaf during the light-up ceremony.


Photo: Community Chest

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Photo exhibition on the past Christmas celebrations along Orchard Road - Christmas on A Great Street through the years - held in front of Shaw House Urban Plaza.


Photo: Community Chest

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

This larger-than-life Christmas On A Great Street tag can be found in front of ION Orchard.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Shoppers can learn more about the decoration concept of this year's light-up at this "star" outside Wisma Atria (left) or pose for selfies with this 7m-tall rotating Christmas tree in front of Robinsons The Heeren.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Some 500 stars and 520 bauble were used to decorate the trees.

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas
11 Mar 2015

Orchard Road transforms into colourful paradise for Christmas

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