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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas 2009 - Light Up & Events in Singapore

The Light Up was declared open by President S R Nathan on 7 Nov 09.
Will be ongoing till 03 Jan 2010, at :


* Orchard Road
* Marina Bay (including parts of Bras Basah Road)
* Singapore River (events only, but events galore!)


Events on Orchard Road

1. Free Stage Performances by Local and Foreign Church Groups.
  • Songs, Dances, Mimes, Drama along Orchard Road, 7-11pm, 18-24 Dec 09 at: Orchard Walkway (outside Wisma Atria & Ngee Ann City) / Tong Building / Tangs Plaza / The Paragon Shopping Centre.
  • Interactive Christmas Village @ Plaza Singapore
  • Christmas Day Grand Concert
    - Performances and spontaneous carolling on Orchard Road.
    - The section of Orchard Road between Scotts Road and Bideford Road will be closed to vehicles for this concert.
    - Photo opportunity at the 7 Christmas floats on Orchard Road.
    - Gifts and acts of kindness to invited charities.
    - Concert duration: 3pm - 11pm.
2. Parade of Christmas Floats from Orchard Road to Heartland Towns.
  • Nightly from 18-25 December 2009.
3. Best Dressed Building Competition among Orchard Road Malls.


Events at Marina Bay

1. Singapore Magic Festival 2009
  • Venue: Fountain Foyer @ The Singapore Flyer.
  • Daily shows at 5pm and 8pm, 5-30 Dec 09.
  • Miscellaneous performances at other times.
  • By famous magicians, as well as apprentices.
  • Free admission!
2. Marina Bay Countdown 2009/2010
  • 31 Dec 2009.
  • Concerts and Fireworks to usher in 2010.

Events at Singapore River

1. Magic-type Performances at Read Bridge
  • Enjoy unique performances on this bridge connecting Clarke Quay to Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel:
    - Santarina bellydancers
    - The Funky Carollers
    - fireflys: dance + fire!
  • Every Saturday, from 20 Nov 09 to 2 Jan 10.
  • Showtimes: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm, 10.30pm.
2. Ice Skating Performances @ The Central
(shopping mall opposite Clarke Quay)
  • Ice-skating musicals: Bling Bling Christmas & Sizzle on Ice.
  • Ice-skating stunts by Australian National Figure Skaters.
  • 27 Nov 09 - 24 Dec 09.
  • Tue-Sun at 1pm & 7pm; Sat & Sun at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm.
3. Events & Free Performances at Clarke Quay
  • Christmas Handbells Performances
    - Local handbells group Ministry of Bellz will perform at Clarke Quay.
    - Performances at 8.30pm and 10pm on 11, 12, 18, 19, 24 & 25 of December 2009.
  • Christmas Bazaar @ Clarke Quay Central Square
    - 11, 12, 18 & 19 of December 2009.
  • Street Performances @ Clarke Quay
    - 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 of December 2009 (Fridays & Saturdays)
    - Fairy stilt-walkers, sexy santarinas & a dancing Christmas tree.

[Source & promotion for tourist: etour-singapore]

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