8 Photo Tips and Christmas Spots To Take Your Mandatory Christmas Shots In Singapore This Year

17 Spots To Take Your Mandatory Christmas Shots In Singapore This Year [Feature Image]

While we might not be blessed with White Christmases here in Singapore, our sunny island definitely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the best Christmas spots. Yes, that’s right! We’re talking about the bedazzled streets with sparkling fairy lights, giving us the exact same festive atmosphere.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your cameras as we unravel the most Instagrammable places and photo tips for you to head down to take some stunningly spectacular photos with your loved ones! 

Photo Tips


1. Angling your subject

Spot 1

Switching up on the angles for your photos can give a different perspective and feel to your pictures. Take this one for example, when the subject is placed above the camera to create a lengthened effect. Try shooting with some cool lights or buildings, and you’ll look like you’re transported to another city this Christmas.


2. Choosing a Backdrop

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Picking a well-lit and pretty backdrop is key for the best photos this Christmas. The wonderful lit-up presentation of gifts at Mandarin Gallery will be sure to give you many ideas for your Christmas-themed photoshoot. Try taking a picture in the “gift boxes” or around them! Don’t forget to have your face well-lit with the lights around you, or with a hand light held by your friend!


3. Editing your Photos

Vignette Before & After

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After taking your photos, using these photo editing apps is key to making them Insta-worthy. Psst, we’re going to let you in on a little secret! Use “Vignette” to highlight the dazzling Christmas lights in your photos on the street, and this effect will instantly brighten your picture and complement you without giving overexposure to your photo.

Other than photo editing apps, these props can come in useful to enhance your picture! Try out a Glass Triangular Prism to add more colour or distorted reflections from the festive Christmas lights around you! If it’s raining, fret not as this Transparent Umbrella will be the perfect prop for taking pictures while keeping dry! There’s always a suitable prop for photo taking at these Christmas spots, so don’t forget to check out these Christmas photography props!

With these simple tips, we know you’re all set for the taking the perfect Christmas photos this festive season! Up next, we’ll be sharing these 5 perfect spots to take your Christmas photos!

Orchard Road (Nearest MRT: Orchard)


1. Ion Orchard

The iconic Orchard Road brings you the magic of Christmas with bright and illuminated gifts scattered all around. Stroll down the long stretch of street from Ion Orchard to Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, and get ready to be enchanted by the decorative lights. The golden fairy lights at Ion Orchard road are definitely worth the visit for that perfect #OOTD backdrop.


2. Steps at Wisma Atria

Stretching its creativity, the famous steps and Wisma Atria should not be overlooked when it comes to photo taking. Use the leading lines of the steps to frame yourself, and you’ll get a creative and refreshing photo for the gram, all while show off your Christmas outfit and shoes!


3. Outside Mandarin Gallery

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The Christmas lights outside Mandarin Gallery are not one to miss! The magical LED lights form a wonderful contrast and light-up to your photo. Psst, try angling your photo from a lower angle to highlight the majestic, tall buildings on display behind you! 


4. Mandarin Gallery

Our next Christmas spot will amaze you with stunning sight of gifts of Mandarin Gallery! With the eye-catching and festive lights in red, yellow and gold, these gifts will be a bold statement in your outfit pictures. You can even match your outfit colour with the lights to add a hint of cutesy to your Christmas #OOTD!

Psst, don’t forget to check out these amazing clothing pieces to spice up your wardrobe with something festive this Christmas! For the ladies, check out the ZANZEA Women Short Sleeve V Neck Polka Dot Lace Up Maxi Dress for a casual night out. For the men, this Teekees Denim Jacket will be sure to keep you warm this rainy December. Or if you’d like to match on theme, these Christmas Printed Deer Sweaters will be the perfect buy for your Christmas photos! 


5. Arch of Lights, Near Orchard Central

Arc of Lights Spot

During this season of love and gifting, you won’t want to miss out on the gorgeous and festive decor at Orchard Central. Grab your family and friends for a lovely photo with the Christmas-themed arched walkway! Filled with golden Christmas trees, fairy lights boxes and Christmas ornaments, this stretch of lights is perfect for transporting you to another city for just a moment!

Looking for more?

If you’re itching for more picturesque Christmas spots for your photos, try checking out the Annual Highlights by Visit Singapore for more ideas on best Christmas photos to wow your friends Instagram!

Otherwise, if you’re thinking of switching it up with a different type of camera, check out these disposable cameras that you can use to make your photos a little more vintage-y this Christmas! After all old is gold, right?

Psst, don’t forget to check out our Christmas Sale happening from now till 26 Dec! You don’t wanna miss out on Daily Lucky Draws, Gift Guides, Christmas To-Do Lists and many more!

Where will you be heading to? Let us know in the comments below!

This article was updated on 14-12-2020. Additional research done by Lydia Ng.


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