SINGAPORE - Some sparkle, some twirl, some are even made up of blue robot cats. In whatever shape or size, Christmas trees are an essential part of the holiday season. Have you spotted these festive evergreens while doing your Christmas shopping? Tell us which tree is your favourite in the poll at the bottom of the article.
Doraemon Tree at One Raffles Place
Why Doraemon? Apparently because, like Santa Claus, the anime robot cat also pulls out gifts and gadgets from his pouch. And, it's true, you can win gifts from this Christmas tree: $100 worth of One Raffles Place shopping vouchers and Doraemon toys go to the person who can guess the number of plush toys that went into making the tree. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/OneRafflesPlace
Magical Christmas Village at Raffles City
Raffles City has a 18m-high Christmas tree and a Christmas Village to usher in Santa Claus. The Christmas Village and its huts are decked out with gifts from renowned brands such as Fairmont Singapore, Monoyono, Betjemon & Barton and Shabby Chic. One lucky shopper can win a trip to Santa Claus’ hometown, Finland.
Eiffel Tower tree at Centrepoint
It's a Parisian Christmas at Centrepoint with its 8m-tall Eiffel Tower Christmas tree. The sparkling tree aims to "transport shoppers to the City of Love", the mall said.
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Christmas Magic at Paragon
This festive holiday, reindeers adorn the Paragon and take you to a magical dimension. Galloping on swirling gold and red ribbons, the glimmering reindeers lend a dynamic element to the mall's Christmas lights.
Paragon’s grand display is a 12m Christmas tree at the main entrance.
Christmas Star Swirls at Heeren
The 7m-tall Christmas tree pirouetting on a circular platform outside the Heeren is decorated with gold baubles and surrounded by rings of glittering stars.
Dreamland at Orchard Central
There are fairies,unicorns and elves within a mythical forest in Orchard Central's magical Christmas Dreamland. There are two 8m-tall sparkling Christmas trees, and the one outside the mall even rotates.
Holiday treats for shoppers include a Christmas market, an OC Dreams Come True lucky draw and the opening of a new outlet of Japanese lifestyle brand Tokyu Hands at the mall in November.
Rebel's Christmas tree at orchardgateway
This is probably the most non-traditional of all the trees. The Christmas tree at orchardgateway is inspired by the theme "Against the norm - be bold be different. Unleash your fashion rebel this Christmas", a spokesman for the mall said in an e-mail.
"The industrial metal platform together with the mannequins signify the raw edgy one-of-a-kind character of the mall and its fashion-centric tenant mix", it added.
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Towering Christmas tree at Takashimaya
The four-storey-tall tree at Takashimaya is a yearly tradition at the Orchard Road mall. Many tourists and residents here take photos with the tree, and this Instagram user is clearly impressed.
Candy Wonderland at ION Orchard
This is one tasty Christmas tree. Ion Orchard's minty red and white tree has a candy chandelier, and a Christmas candy garden sprouting giant lollipops, candy cane trees and reindeer sculptures.
Shoppers can indulge their sweet cravings at a 2am:dessert pop-up bar by well-known pastry chef Janice Wong. Plus get free Magnum Limited Edition with Marc de Champagne ice cream, if they spend a minimum of $25 at any ION Orchard stores.
Christmas tree line-up at Shaw House
A line of Christmas trees with colourful stars on display at the exhibition: Christmas on a Great Street through the years – celebrating Tourism50, located in front of the Shaw House Urban Plaza. The photo exhibition looks back at Christmas celebrations at Orchard Road dating back to 1984.
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Christmas in Wonderland at Tanglin Mall
Tanglin Mall's carousel Christmas tree with carnival animals sits within a picturesque Christmas Wonderland that "snows" at night. It's a "magical, warm and traditional Christmas", said the mall's spokesman. It's the only set-up with a "real" wintry snowy Christmas.