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Catch Orchard Road sights with this 20m-tall Christmas tree

Tired of Christmas shopping? Then scale up a six-storey high Christmas tree to take the lights and sights of Orchard Road.

For this year, ION Orchard has prepared a 20m-tall walk-in Christmas tree with an observation deck 10m above ground.

Or you can have your pictures taken with three larger-than-life snow globes found at the outskirts of the mall. These globes, measuring some three metres tall, feature various Christmas themes amidst falling snow flakes and a moving train and railway set.

Don't forget to download a QR reader from the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace.

With this app you can be one of the 50 lucky shoppers to walk away with $20 ION Orchard vouchers, without purchase. All you need to do is to scan QR codes found on snow globes printed on advertisements located across various floors of the mall. Contest limited to one entry per shopper.

To end off your shopping activities, catch recent blockbusters X-Men: First Class and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, on ION Orchard's giant LED screen on 10pm, Nov 26 and 10pm, Dec 30, respectively.


If you're a warbler, show off your vocal skills on Dec 16 and 17 at ION Orchard's annual outdoor-sing-along session Carol-oke!.

Family fun continues at ION Art, where UK-based artist and educator Scott Walker will take parents and children on a visual adventure called Up Against the Wall. 

Inspired by manga, tribal art, graffiti and street art, children from five years of age can let their creative juices flow at Fantastic Creatures and Monster Masks workshops, each priced at $45. 

The two workshops will be held from 10am to 12pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm respectively. Scott Walker will also hold drawing sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm priced at $12 a session.

A series of spending rewards has also been lined up for customers. Among other promotions, stand to win a vacation for two to Hong Kong with $100 spent in a single transaction.


The underprivileged won't be left out of the Christmas cheer. On Nov 19, needy child patients sponsored by the KK Hospital Health Endowment Fund will get to go on a Christmas tree tour and play games at the mall.

The Elephant Parade, a global initiative to raise funds and awareness for elephant conservation, will be at ION Orchard.

The mall has pledged to adopt four elephant statues which are decorated by Paul Frank, Matthew Campbell Laurenza, Prints and local designer, Justin Lee, and will be displayed until Jan 11, 2012.

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