Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate the festivities than to share the joy by giving. Here are 10 malls where you can shop to your heart’s content, enjoy some activities and do good all at the same place.
Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit while shopping at Paragon. Decked in various sizes of wintry twig trees, Paragon is the mall to visit for insta-worthy pictures. Bonus tip: It’s prettier at night when the trees are all lighted up.
If you’re looking for Christmas ornaments, gifts and toys, Metro’s annual trim shop is a one-stop shop for all your gifting needs. Festive goodies from Marks & Spencer are available too.
Since it’s also the season of giving, spread the festive joy with the underprivileged by making some donations. All three SPH Malls (Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Seletar Mall) will be matching every $15 donated by shoppers to present the much-awaited gifts chosen by the children from Beyond Social Services. You will even get the chance to present the gifts to the children personally during the Gifting Giving Day on Dec 22.
Bugis Junction and Bugis+
Good news for Clinique fans, the beauty brand will be collaborating with Bugis Junction and Bugis+ for Christmas Wonderland. This will be the first time both malls are collaborating with a beauty brand for their annual light-up. How exciting!
Apart from the sparkly and beautiful light-up that happens at night, you can find a Clinique Christmas Wonderland pop-up store. Decorated with vibrant pops of colours inspired by the brand’s range of makeup, the store will be selling exclusive gift sets of skincare and makeup till Dec 10.
Want to do good and get cute pouches at the same time? Departmental store, Takashimaya, has announced that Make-A-Wish will be the official charity for ‘A World of Gifts’, an exclusive collection that is on sale until Dec 25. The collection of cosmetic canvas pouches and children’s suitcase features designs by 13 year old local artist, Gelyn Ong.
At a young age, Gelyn has already help to raise funds for non-profit organisations like WWF and Children’s Society. Make-A-Wish in particular holds a special place in her heart, as proceeds from her first two solo art exhibitions went to the foundation.
Her designs will also be incorporated into Takashimaya’s iconic wrapping paper, carriers and shop displays. Make-A-Wish donation boxes will be placed on every floor of the departmental store so that you can contribute to the charity while gift shopping.
Photo: Tiffany & Co.
A 40-foot tall Christmas tree anchored by a Tiffany Blue Box is also placed at the Takashimaya Atrium for all to take pictures with. Additionally, Tiffany & Co. is providing a postcard calligraphy service by their in-house calligrapher for their customers on certain dates. On other days, the postcards will still be made available for customers to pen down heartfelt Christmas greetings for loved ones, which will then be mailed out by Tiffany & Co.
Changi Airport Terminal 3
Changi Airport – the world’s best airport and home to… Sanrio characters? Yes, you heard right. Sanrio characters are back at Changi Airport, and all eight of them too. This time, Changi Airport has decorated a garden according to the theme. So if you love greenery and Sanrio, head to Changi’s Mystical Garden which features life-sized Sanrio characters. Finished off with a gazebo and a treehouse with the signature kitty ribbon, the garden is definitely for both the young and young at heart.
For the tech enthusiasts, check out Changi’s first ever indoor drone show. Be amazed as 40 drones create various formations in the dimmed ‘sky’ at 7.30pm and 9pm daily. Terminal 3 will also be having snow shows to usher in the season. Who says we need real snow for a white Christmas?
If you’re still on the hunt for drinks for your Christmas party, or a gift for a whisky-loving friend, you can drop by The Luxglove’s Christmas Whisky Pop-Up happening at The Centrepoint’s main atrium from Nov 27 to Dec 3.
Customers can order Luxglove’s curated collection of 12 12-year-old whiskies from iconic distilleries, household names and independents as a set or individually. A selection of over 300 wines from reputable merchants will also be on sale, so you don’t have to worry about not finding one that you like.
Frasers Centrepoint malls
If you’re a fan of STAR WARS, you’ll be glad to hear that this Christmas, Centrepoint would be all about that. Check out their Christmas tree that is guarded by Stormtroopers and decked out in BB-8 and Stormtrooper baubles.
Bring your family along and enjoy the fun activities lined up for you. You’ll have a chance to dress up as your favourite characters, fly drones and take part in a droid maze challenge. Test your sharpshooting skills at their nerf gun booth or immerse yourself in the STAR WARS world via virtual reality and PlayStation 4 games.
Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with ION Orchard’s PANDORA ROSE Christmas Tree. It is an immersive 360 projected light show with snowflake graphics projected inside the tree. Take a selfie and hashtag #PANDORASGXmas and #IONOrchard for your picture to appear of the display screens on the exterior of the tree.
That’s not the only immersive feature that ION Orchard has in store for you. You can head to ION Sky to catch a multimedia show created in collaboration with singer-songwriter Dick Lee and his creative team. Catch a glimpse of Singapore’s olden days and a panoramic view of the current Singapore. Admission tickets are redeemable with every $20 spent via their mobile application. Alternatively, you can book them at the Concierge counters.
Here’s a different way to usher in the festive season – watch a movie or listen to live music with your family and friends. IMM will be having outdoor movie and music sessions at their garden plaza on selected dates where your favourite movies, popular Xinyao tunes and pop songs will be played.
Westgate proves that suburban malls are as innovative as malls in the city area with an unconventional and state-of-the-art Christmas tree placed at the mall which projects animated shows on the tree for all to enjoy.
There will be a weekly Christmas Market as well in case you’re thinking of doing some last minute gift shopping. From handicrafts to fashion pieces and home décor art pieces, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Photo: Raffles City
Relive your childhood with Raffles City’s Spongebob Gold – Live Stage Show. Spongebob and friends will be performing on selected dates and you wouldn’t want to miss out.
You can give back to society as well by purchasing repurposed Christmas ornaments donated by CapitaLand Malls. All proceeds will go towards the Singapore General Hospital Needy Patients Fund.