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Celebrating Christmas in Singapore? Here’s What You Need to Know

Regardless of the time and season, there’s always a good reason to visit Singapore. The Lion City offers a multitude of activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. This is why it remains to be a popular destination for families and travelers, especially during the Christmas season.

The holidays give everyone more reason to eat and shop. Orchard Road, a popular shopping area in the city, is all lit up to remind everyone that the holidays are near and that they should already hit the malls for gifts. Christmas in Singapore gets better every year! The jolly mood is present everywhere, and festivities can easily be felt.

Why Spend Christmas in Singapore?

Marina Bay in Singapore
Marina Bay

The Christmas season is widely celebrated in Singapore. Although only less than half of the population are Christians, the holiday spirit is still palpable. It is the kind of celebration that unites everyone regardless of their religious beliefs. You can see people taking part in costume contests while their kids are frolicking in manmade snow.

Roam around the city during the holidays and it won’t be surprising if you witness family feasts on the streets. These happy bouts are perhaps an Asian influence. Restaurants display Christmas spreads and yuletide menus. Truly, Christmas in Singapore is an experience.


The quality of life in Singapore is commendable, and of course, it comes with a price. It’s best to have around SGD55 (roughly P2,000) per day to shoulder your expenses.

As for flights and hotels, you’ll probably spend about P20,000 for a three-day, two-night visit. If you book early, however, you can save as much as 75% off that price. It’s all about the right timing.

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Getting Around

The transportation systems in Singapore are pretty straightforward. The locals often get around by taking the MRT, bus, or taxi.

The MRT is the speediest way to roam around the city. Get an EZ-Link card to enjoy easy access and affordable fares on Singapore’s MRT system. It works on buses as well.

EZ-link card

If you’re heading over to Sentosa Island, it’s smart to purchase a Sentosa Monorail Express ticket, too. When you have this pass, you’ll have unlimited rides while you’re on the island. This way, you can access Universal Studios Singapore and the beaches of Sentosa without any hassle.

Check out this link to see other transportation options in Singapore.

Christmas Spots

Your SG getaway wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its world-class attractions, of course. Ideal for joyful celebrations, the following destinations will make your Christmas in Singapore one for the books:

Universal Studios Singapore™

Universal Studios Singapore

What’s an SG bucket list without Universal Studios Singapore™, right? Here, you can scream in joy with your loved ones as you take on the thrilling rides and watch the vibrant shows. There are seven themed zones where you can meet your favorite characters from the movies produced by Universal Studios.

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Explore one of the biggest free-flying aviaries in the world when you visit Jurong Bird Park. This serene place is where you can also watch more than 5,000 birds of different species while riding a tram, making it ideal for nature enthusiasts and fun-loving families.

Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum

Play with your senses in this visually stunning attraction. Called the Trick Eye Museum, this internationally renowned optical art museum that originated from Korea is where you can pose against whimsical 3D backdrops and illusions. When you strike a pose beside the walls, ceilings, and floor paintings, you instantly become part of the scene.

Singapore River Safari

Singapore River Safari

The Singapore River Safari is Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. One of the boat rides you’ll experience takes you through a South American rainforest. This is where you can see around 30 different species—the whole experience delivers a similar feel to that of being on the second-longest river in the world, the Amazon River. You’ll also be taking the River Safari Cruise to see herons, storks, and other animals.

KidZania Singapore

KidZania Singapore

Enter a theme park designed for kids to role-play a variety of professions. KidZania Singapore is where you can immerse your children in grown-up responsibilities and the workings of a modern city. It offers nearly 100 activities in more than 60 establishments with a range of difficulties to meet the abilities and interests of every participant.

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Skyline Luge Sentosa

Skyline Luge Sentosa has tracks that are designed with twists, turns, and tunnels for a thrilling outdoor experience. This activity is suitable for riders of all ages and expertise levels, but if you prefer to take things easier, jump aboard the Skyride. The scenic adventure on a four-seater chairlift gives you a bird’s eye view of the Singapore skyline.

Quick Getaway Tips

On your way to spending your Christmas in Singapore? Here are a few friendly tips to make your trip no less than satisfying:

  • Singapore is a warm country. Pack light clothes and shorts for your everyday wear. It also pays to bring an umbrella or a sun hat.
  • An extravaganza of lights and sounds await onlookers at the Gardens by the Bay. It is a spectacular location where you can experience Yule-themed activities for free.
  • Spending New Year in Singapore as well? Marina Bay hosts an annual countdown party where everyone’s invited.
  • It’s safe to drink tap water. The price of bottled water is relatively high. So if you want to save more, drink tap water instead.
  • Another tip: don’t give tips. Tipping may not be forbidden, but it’s not expected by the staff either.
  • To savor your hard-earned cash more, here are more tips on having fun in Singapore without breaking the bank.

See the Lion City filled with holiday cheer! It’s not too late to book your flights, hotels, and Xperience on Traveloka!

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