Nov 21, 2010
Stars descend on Orchard Road
By Rachel Scully, Multimedia Journalist
FEAST your eyes on icicles, LED lights, christmas trees and stars.
The shimmering ornaments and decorations at this year's Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up sets out to fill your hearts with the Christmas cheer.
'Starlit Christmas', the theme for this year's Christmas Light-Up, revolves around the universally recognised star-symbol representing love, peace and joy.
As such, Orchard Road has been divided into these three colour segments. Pink represents peace, blue represents joy and purple represents love. In its 27th year running since 1984, the Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up stretches over 2.2km starting from Tanglin Road down Singapore's most popular shopping belt.
This year, Starlit Christmas took over 6 weeks to put up, and will be on display every evening till 2nd January next year. Guest-of-honour President S R Nathan, officiated the Christmas Light-Up, sponsored by Hitachi, which is participating in the light-up for the 20th time. For over two decades, about $7 million has been raised for the Community Chest through the Christmas Light-Up Switch-On Ceremony.