“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Ho! Ho! Ho! Tis’ the season to be jolly! Just look around you at the plethora of lights and decorations and listen to the myriad of carols and jingles present all over town, and it’s hard not to feel a little nostalgic.
Christmas comes but once a year and it’s labelled as the season to give. It’s definitely a season of events and activities.
Orchard Road is an ever-popular spot for shoppers, tourists and idlers alike. Streets are bustling with crowds eager to catch last-minute sales and get their shopping done to fill up Christmas stockings. People stuffed in red Santa Claus outfits position themselves at busy MRT stations, hoping to get some of your change for charitable organizations. Buskers sit on sidewalks, crooning out carols for your coins. Shop windows are decked in the most creative array of Christmas trees and Poinsettias.
Christmas is usually a time for family and friends. People getting together from all around the world to celebrate the holidays and catch up on the year gone by. Families standing around their Christmas trees, hanging ornaments and filling up the space under the tree with presents galore. Supermarkets starting to bring in orders of turkey, cranberry sauce and chestnuts. Restaurants doing their part to make these festivities exciting, redesigning Christmas menus to feed the bellies of hungry celebrants, promoting all kinds of discounts and packages for the season. Frenzy shoppers spilling into malls, trying to find the perfect gift for their special somebody. Christmas is definitely a time of togetherness.
Although Singapore will probably not have a white Christmas in the near future, we definitely know how to bring the Yuletide joy. Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay and Universal Studios all have events and festivals that promise to be chock full of Christmas fun.
Christmas also marks the end of the year. This Christmas, think about all you’ve accomplished and be thankful for all the opportunity that you’ve had to experience.
We are thankful for everyone who has come through our doors and would like to wish you and everyone a Merry Christmas.