Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas on Orchard Road

We didn't actually go down and look at the lights on Christmas day, or even Christmas eve, but on the 23rd. We did this last year, too, and it was pretty nice, if you like crowds.


We started out near the Forum. Actually, we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe and then headed out to Orchard.



All the different malls have their own theme.


But the overall theme seemed to be sweets or candy this year.




We walked down the road for an hour or two, and then we had enough of fighting the crowds and stuff, so we went home.

I guess this is as close as I can get to driving around, looking at how people have decorated their houses for Christmas, which is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday. Of course, it wasn't near cold enough, and all the decorations were more commercially motivated rather than just for being pretty. No wonder we were disenchanted. I don't guess I need to do this next year, but it was nice to get out with the family.

4 comments:

Melody said...

So strange how much they decorate isn't it? I guess it is the need to merchandise that motivates. Still it is nice to see all the special stuff get brought out at this time of year.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like your daughter enjoyed it too much. She needs snow and jack frost. lol

CB said...

I haven't walked through Orchard Road yet, which is funny because I live just on the west end of Orchard.

The decorations outside Tanglin Mall is good though, made entirely out of recycled materials, with a little cabin full of cool lampshades made from plastic bottles. They are all made by the people I used to look after at a mentally disabled centre. They even sang Christmas carols by the big tree a few times. It was very moving to watch them and their work. Very proud of them.

chanakiko said...

If you had to decorate the orchard, how would you do it???