Singaporetourismmap: Christmas Past Times The River 2014

I don't know well-nigh y'all but despite me approaching my 5th Christmas inward Singapore I notwithstanding handle every yr to larn far the spirit together with produce all the prep that comes earlier the celebration.  I blame the yr circular warm weather condition for this.  So heading downwards to Clarke Quay for the launch of this year's Christmas yesteryear the River was simply what I needed to kicking me into action.

The even out began amongst a functioning from the Methodist Girls' School String Ensemble.  They played a combination of beautiful pieces coupled amongst some seasonal favourites together with got the even out off to a lovely start.

Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade together with Industry together with Ministry of National Development was the invitee of respect together with at that topographic point to officially launch the Christmas celebrations yesteryear the Singapore River.  The trial was launched amongst some beautiful fireworks which, beingness real unopen to, were incredibly loud but lovely.  I was together with then treated to a river cruise tour on the Singapore river to watch the decorations together with the beautiful Singapore skyline.  We all also got to relish a festive functioning yesteryear Vox Camerata who were performing some seasonal songs on board a boat inward the middle of the river.

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Fireworks at the launch

Image courtesy of Singapore River One
Vox Camerata

If y'all fancy heading along to the river to run across some of the festivities yourself over the adjacent few weeks y'all volition travel able to relish a wealth of Christmas themed events together with promotions.  The iii quays along the Singapore River are decorated amongst lovely Christmas decorations to larn y'all inward the spirit, including 8 metre tall LED Christmas tree structures which actually expect lovely all lit upward at nighttime (see my photograph below).  Many of the river boats are also brightly decorated together with illuminated.

Visitors tin also relish Christmas markets packed sum of Christmas themed treats, gifts together with souvenirs.  On the 13, 14, nineteen together with twenty Dec a Christmas festive marketplace volition travel held along the river promenade inward front end of Clarke Quay Central.  In improver on the twenty together with 21 Dec at that topographic point volition also travel a pop-up Christmas marketplace at Clarke Quay's Central outpouring square.

You'll also travel able to relish numerous local choirs who volition travel cruising along the river together with performing, this includes, Vox Camerata, International Festival Chorus Singapore, Cornerstone Church Choir together with ACS(I) Choir.  The choirs volition travel singing every Th to Sabbatum from the xv Nov to xv Dec 2014 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  As good equally this Christmas Troopers volition travel roaming the iii quays in i trial a solar daytime every Fri from 7.30pm to 9pm looking for visitors to the quays to interact together with direct maintain photographs with.

As if that wasn't enough, you'll travel able to relish firework displays from the river banks at dissimilar quays every Fri at 9pm for the whole half dozen weeks of the celebration.

Illuminated Christmas trees along the riverbank

Beautiful watch of the CBD skyline from the Singapore River

There are many shopping opportunities to relish likewise during the festive period, amongst UnionPay rewarding shoppers along the outlets of the Singapore river.  From the fourteen Nov to 28 Dec 2014 shoppers who accuse a minimum of S$50 to their UnionPay bill of fare at whatever of the outlets along the Singapore river each solar daytime volition stand upward the direct chances to win some fabulous prizes.  These include hotel stays at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel together with Swissotel Merchant Court, dining together with shopping vouchers together with lots lots more!

Watching the launch of Christmas yesteryear the River was a swell get-go to my Christmas celebrations together with actually got me inward the festive spirit.  Now I simply ask to crevice on together with get-go my Christmas shopping!

'Christmas yesteryear the River' is on directly until two Jan 2015.  Check out the Singapore river website for to a greater extent than information.

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