Singapore Christmas Day Holiday

Christmas Day is celebrated across Singapore every 25 December. It is one of the two Christian holidays marked by the country. Under the Singapore Employment Act, public holidays for the upcoming years from Christmas Day 2019 are as follows:

25 Dec 2019WednesdayChristmas Day 2019
25 Dec 2020FridayChristmas Day 2020
25 Dec 2021SaturdayChristmas Day 2021
25 Dec 2022Sunday*Christmas Day 2022
26 Dec 2022MondayChristmas Holiday 2022
25 Dec 2023MondayChristmas Day 2023
25 Dec 2024WednesdayChristmas Day 2024
25 Dec 2025ThursdayChristmas Day 2025
25 Dec 2026Friday Christmas Day 2026
25 Dec 2027SaturdayChristmas Day 2027
25 Dec 2028MondayChristmas Day 2028
25 Dec 2029TuesdayChristmas Day 2029
25 Dec 2030WednesdayChristmas Day 2030
25 Dec 2031ThursdayChristmas Day 2031
25 Dec 2032SaturdayChristmas Day 2032
25 Dec 2033Sunday*Christmas Day 2033
26 Dec 2033MondayChristmas Day Holiday 2033
25 Dec 2034MondayChristmas Day 2034
25 Dec 2035TuesdayChristmas Day 2035
25 Dec 2036ThursdayChristmas Day 2036
25 Dec 2037FridayChristmas Day 2037
25 Dec 2038SaturdayChristmas Day 2038
25 Dec 2039Sunday*Christmas Day 2039
26 Dec 2039MondayChristmas Day Holiday 2039
25 Dec 2040TuesdayChristmas Day 2040
25 Dec 2041WednesdayChristmas Day 2041
25 Dec 2042ThursdayChristmas Day 2042
25 Dec 2043FridayChristmas Day 2043
25 Dec 2044Sunday*Christmas Day 2044
26 Dec 2044MondayChristmas Day Holiday 2044
25 Dec 2045Monday Christmas Day 2045
25 Dec 2046TuesdayChristmas Day 2046
25 Dec 2047WednesdayChristmas Day 2047
25 Dec 2048FridayChristmas Day 2048
25 Dec 2049SaturdayChristmas Day 2049
25 Dec 2050Sunday*Christmas Day 2050
26 Dec 2050MondayChristmas Day Holiday 2050

Note: Any holidays that fall on a Sunday will be replaced the following Monday.

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Experience Christmas in Singapore – Pomp, Colour, Food, Shopping, and Non-Stop Merrymaking

Christmas Day in Singapore Happy Christmas! Christmas is one of the Christian holidays recognized as public holidays in Singapore. It falls on the 25th of every December which is a day celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Even though Christmas is a celebration dedicated to Christians, Non-Christians do celebrate it as a casual and joyous occasion as well. If you are in Singapore, it is likely that you will be spoilt for choices on what you can enjoy during the wonderful Christmas season in Singapore.


How is Christmas Day Celebrated in Singapore?

Christians will visit a church to countdown to Christmas day On the Christmas’ Eve, Christians will visit a church to countdown to Christmas day. Most Catholic churches across Singapore will be holding traditional Midnight Mass services on Christmas Eve while some Anglican churches will be celebrating with evening services. Thereafter, on the actual Christmas day itself, churches will continue to host short services in the morning. Delicious Christmas feast including roast turkey, gingerbread and fruitcakes may be provided in the churches.

Special promotional events such as December Sales and Christmas Eve sales Other than the “Christian way” of celebrating Christmas, there is a more secularized approach for celebrating Christmas in Singapore. Special promotional events such as December Sales and Christmas Eve sales are available to build up anticipation towards the day. Attractions such as Sentosa Island and shopping malls such as Marina Bay and Orchard Road stay open till late to join in this mega shopping spree during Christmas season. Major Christmas markets also offers special promotion and hence is a great opportunity for you to buy affordable gifts for your family members and loved ones through the Christmas gifts exchange. These markets include Great Christmas Village at Orchard Road, Christmas in Queenstown at Dundee Road and Festive Market at Christmas Wonderland. Additionally, most of the western restaurants in Singapore offer authentic Christmas meals which you may visit for sumptuous Christmas meals on the eve of Christmas.

It is also common to see a variety of events such as parades, concerts and streets performances being held during the Christmas season. Christmas trees and decorations can also be seen along the shopping streets as well as in shopping malls.


What to do during Christmas Day in Singapore

Christmas celebrations are huge in most places in the world. As such, there are just so many things you can do to mark the day irrespective of where you are. If you are in Singapore, however, it is likely that you will be spoilt for choices. Here are our favorite picks of what you can during Christmas Day in Singapore.


Shop at the Christmas Markets

One of the hallmarks of Christmas in Singapore is shopping. This is the time of the year when people buy gifts for family members and loved ones. This is also the time when sellers give insane deals on their merchandise and there is no better time to enjoy shopping than during Christmas. In Singapore, you can check out the major Christmas markets and shop all you can. These markets include Great Christmas Village on Orchard Road, Christmas in Queenstown on Dundee Road and Festive Market at Christmas Wonderland.


Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is a popular tradition in countries that experience winter during Christmas. Though it is impossible to experience winter in Singapore, locals can still enjoy the snow experience and commemorate the festival by going for ice skating activity. You may visit either the Kallang Ice World, or The Rink at JCube for ice skating. These are the two permanent ice rinks in Singapore and are also the favorite spots on Christmas day. If you would like to have a feel of winter in a tropical country, ice skating is definitely worth going!


Visit Universal Studios Singapore

Another great way to enjoy Christmas in Singapore would be to visit the Universal Studios SingaporeAnother great way to enjoy Christmas in Singapore would be to visit the Universal Studios Singapore. During Christmas season, you can find magnificent Christmas lighting and decorations all around the Universal Studios Singapore. Special performances will also be arranged for visitors to enjoy on Christmas day itself. Be prepared to experience endless photo opportunities when you visit Universal Studios Singapore during Christmas!


Party at Sentosa Island

If you have no other plan for Christmas, a countdown party at Sentosa Island would be the next best alternative! Christmas celebrations at Sentosa Island usually starts on the eve of 25th. You can find abundant food and exciting live performances available. Enjoy only happy moments there!

You will enjoy being part of a happy crowd that cares about nothing else but to be happy at that particular moment. It is usually a blend of diversity in the food, music, and entertainment, owing to the diverse nature of the crowds that usually gather for the party.

Public Holiday - Christmas Day in Singapore