3 Reasons this Deepavali Light-Up is a Must-See
Deepavali festivities in Singapore usually kick off with the annual street light up in early October, followed by a slew of activities all the way until early December. This year is no different! While many of the activities have gone digital, the street light up remains an on-site attraction to usher in the festive vibes and bring the Little India community together.
1. It’s a uniquely Singaporean favourite
No Singaporean Deepavali celebration is complete without our annual street light up! A beloved feature of our cultural festivals, the light up is one way that all Singaporeans can celebrate Deepavali together. The street light up is always a hit with families, with some parents considering it a yearly must-see with their kids. Fun fact: In the spirit of friendly competition, the 2009 Deepavali light up was so well-received that many visitors considered it more impressive than the 2008 Orchard Road Christmas light up!
The Deepavali light up is typically accompanied by activities like a countdown concert, heritage and craft exhibition, and a festival village, although these have been largely moved online this year. With COVID-19 scaling back physical festivities, this is one of the on-site attractions that everyone CAN still enjoy.
Deepavali Street Light-Up
When: 3 October – 6 December 2020
Where: Little India, Singapore