Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

The streets of Orchard Road are lined with beloved Disney characters such as Mickey, Elsa and Woody

Photos: Orchard Road Business Association
Photos: Orchard Road Business Association
12 Nov 2018

Photos: Orchard Road Business Association

You don’t have to visit Disneyland to get up close with Mickey & Co. this Christmas. For the first time, the streets of Orchard Road are decked out with Disney and Disney-Pixar characters such as Mickey Mouse, Frozen’s Elsa, The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and Toy Story’s Woody as part of its annual Christmas light-up.

Launched on Saturday (Nov 10) evening with a ceremony officiated by President Halimah Yacob, this is the first branded light-up in the event’s 35-year history and also Disney’s largest Christmas street light-up in Southeast Asia.

Featuring four Disney themes – Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse & Friends, Frozen, and Toy Story – shoppers can take photos with life-sized set pieces of well-loved Disney characters such as The Little Mermaid and Donald Duck and Daisy at various locations along the 2.88-kilometre shopping belt. Two malls - Orchard Central and Wheelock Place – are also decked out in Disney-themed décor.

Making a return this year is the Christmas Village, which will run from Nov 15 to Dec 26 outside Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. The village features pop-up stores and food kiosks operated by popular local eateries such as New Ubin Seafood, Wong Kee and Two Wings, as well as amusement rides, a duplex carousel, and Santa House for the kids.

The Christmas village opens from Nov 15 to Dec 26, from 11.30am to 10pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 11.30am to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and during the Christmas week, while the Christmas light-up along Orchard Road runs until Jan 1, 2019.

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

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

The main arch at  junction of Orchard Road and Paterson Road features selected 3D Disney characters and is the centrepiece this year.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Guest-of-Honour President Halimah Yacob launches the festive lights at the light-up ceremony on Nov 10.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

The Disney Princess zone, which runs from Tanglin Mall to Shaw House, is decorated with hanging street lights featuring iconic elements of Disney princesses, including the apple from Snow White and Cinderella’s castle and glass slippers.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Things get chilly in the Frozen zone located from 313@somerset to Orchard Central. 

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Can you spot Little Green Men in the Toy Story zone which stretches from Orchard Central to Plaza Singapura?

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Apart from the Christmas lights, there are also pop-up stores and life-sized dioramas featuring iconic Disney characters such as Donald Duck and Daisy Duck who will greet shoppers outside Ngee Ann City. 

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

The Little Mermaid set piece at Shaw House Urban Plaza will no doubt be a favourite among the girls.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
13 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Another Instagram-worthy spot is the Mickey Mouse set in front of Wisma Atria.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Fans of Minnie can cosy up to her for a photo at Wisma Atria. 

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Look out for these cute illuminated 3D Mickey Mouse icons hanging on the trees along Orchard Road. Wish we could take these baubles home for our Christmas tree.

Mini arch
Mini arch
12 Nov 2018

Mini arch

Want to get a shot with the arch? There's a smaller replica of the Main Arch located in front of Wisma Atria.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
15 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

The Christmas Village, which returns for a longer run at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, features an array of  activities including amusement rides, Singapore's first duplex carousel and nightly performances by local musicians. There are also food stalls offering everything from local delights like grilled seafood, fried chicken wings, and even Filipino cuisine.   

The Christmas village opens from Nov 15 to Dec 26, from 11.30am to 10pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 11.30am to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and during the Christmas week.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
15 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

There will be arts and crafts activities for kids at the Santa House as well as Meet & Greet Santa Claus sessions every Friday and Saturday between 7pm – 9pm.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Mickey and Minnie entertain the crowd outside Shaw House during the light-up ceremony.

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up
12 Nov 2018

Disney characters add sparkle to Orchard Road Christmas light-up

Mickey and Minnie cruising the streets of Orchard Road.

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