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Shopping Time: A Dazzling Christmas at ION Orchard

This holiday season, ION Orchard invites shoppers and visitors to experience magical, one-of-a-kind festive moments at the mall. As the year draws to a close,  ION Orchard is set to kick off Christmas celebrations by transforming the mall into a magical Christmas wonderland. Capturing the spirit of Christmas with a touch of elegance and sophistication, the mall has been beautifully decorated with hand-crafted sparkling frosted baubles of champagne gold, red and pearl white with warm fairy lights that exudes a traditional warm, yet lavish Christmas vibe.

The highlight of the season’s celebrations is made complete with a spectacular outdoor installation by Chanel and an impressive line-up of dazzling mall events by Fendi, VIVA Foundation and Singapore BrickFest. Shoppers can also look forward to the mall’s festive deals to round up the year.

“As 2021 draws to a close, we are celebrating the Christmas season with a myriad of multi-sensory experiences aimed at delighting our visitors and shoppers. ION Orchard has hosted a series of iconic displays by our retail partners including Louis Vuitton’s Men’s SS21, Burberry’s larger-than-life Olympia bag, Dior’s Lady Dior pop-up, and Gucci’s 100 Anniversary presentation – which have helped to lift spirits and boost morale in an otherwise challenging year for Singapore’s retail sector. We are very pleased to end the year on a high note with the exclusive Fendi X Skims Capsule Collection and pop-up. ION Orchard is one of only four venues in the world to host this pop-up, with the other three in Dubai, Tokyo and London. With these experiences, we are keeping our promise to deliver memorable and refreshing visits to ION Orchard,” said Ms Yeo Mui Hong, Chief Executive Officer of Orchard Turn Developments.

In the spirit of positivity and joy, ION Orchard partnered Bynd Artisan and SG Enable to support SPD (Serving People with Disabilities), a local charity which helps people with disabilities of all ages to maximise their potential and integrate them into mainstream society.

ION Orchard specially commissioned holiday brooches to be worn by staff including Concierges and ION Officers. Apprentices from SPD were guided by artisans from Bynd Artisan to assemble these handcrafted Christmas-themed leather brooches.

This commissioned project by ION Orchard contributed to the running of the SPD Artisan Collab programme, which provides vocational training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

“The i’mable Collective works to develop a community of artists and makers with disabilities to showcase their talents. We thank ION Orchard for giving the apprentices at SPD the opportunity of co-creating a brooch with our partner Bynd Artisan for ION Orchard’s employees. This is a wonderful example of how the strong and generous support of corporates and partners can enable the Collective to empower our artists and makers with disabilities. We look forward to more opportunities for artists and makers with disabilities to exercise their skills and showcase their talents through meaningful collaborations”, said CEO of SG Enable, Ms Ku Geok Boon.

“Collaboration has always been an enjoyable process for us, especially so when it’s to share the beauty and joy of crafting. We are thrilled to be part of this meaningful project with ION Orchard and SPD – Christmas themed leather brooches, to celebrate the wonder of the festive season together”, said James Quan and Winnie Chan, Co-founders, Bynd Artisan.

To celebrate N°5 and its one hundred years of celebrity, CHANEL will have a holiday takeover at ION Orchard with an installation at ION2 – the outdoor space at the entrance of ION Orchard. This will be the tallest CHANEL Holiday illuminated installation in the world standing at 18m high. A visually stunning multisensory spectacle for shoppers and visitors to interact with, including taking in the iconic scent of N°5 L’EAU. The CHANEL Holiday installation will feature a light animation that will happen daily at 8pm ,9pm and 10pm.

N°5 has sparked wonder for over 100 years and the marvel continues with this CHANEL Holiday illuminated installation. In this N°5 chapter, CHANEL chose to reach for the moon. More than a simple piece of decor, the moon is a character in its own right. Combined with the holiday spirit, it invites to reverie, by marrying the real with the imaginary. The expression “to ask for the moon” is to evoke the impossible. But with N°5, everything becomes possible.

Shopping for holiday gifts this season has never been greener at ION Orchard. With a same-day minimum spend of $80*, ION+ Rewards Members will be able to redeem exclusive ION Orchard gift wrappers made from FSC-certified materials at the Concierge Counters on Basement 3, Levels 1 and 4, while stocks last.

Luxury British skincare brand ELEMIS opened its first-ever flagship boutique at ION Orchard. Spanning 52 square metres, the boutique merges the aesthetics and design of the brand’s history with luxury and modernity at its core. Home to state-of-the-art technology in facial mapping, shoppers can kickstart their Elemis skin journey with a complimentary HD Skin Consultation with an Elite Skincare Specialist. Combined with a lifestyle consultation, shoppers will receive a personalised skincare plan that targets individual concerns and helps achieve skincare goals.

Local clothing label KLARRA has also made its debut at ION Orchard. Powered by a kaleidoscope of wearable silhouettes and quality fabrics, shoppers can look forward to bringing home the essentials of a woman’s wardrobe, with each design created upon KLARRA’s signature modern and sophisticated tailoring.

The new Lavender artisanal bakery and patisserie recently opened its doors to shoppers at ION Orchard. Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques to create premium quality desserts and baked goods, shoppers who step into a Lavender store will enjoy a feast for the eyes and tastebuds with a wide variety of creations.

Play, master, and create your own beauty at the newly opened shu uemura flagship boutique at ION Orchard. From Tokyo to the world, shu uemura delivers the expertise of Asian beauty through the art of makeup, infused with the DNA of the legendary Japanese makeup artist, Mr. shu uemura. Shoppers entering the Tokyo makeup atelier can experience the exclusive shu uemura x HELLO KITTY holiday collection, best-in-class flagship store design and a range of skin, makeup and accessories made with a frontier spirt of innovation, micro detailed Japanese craftsmanship and a dazzling spectrum of colors.

Exclusively at ION Orchard, shoppers who purchase any 2 Decaffeinated Coffee Gift Boxes will receive a complimentary cotton filter. This 100% Arabica collection is beautifully packaged in hermetic black glass jars which have been carefully conceived to keep your beans safe from light, air and humidity. Purchase any 2 Signature Nomad Collection at the price of $80*. Decked in rich jewel tones, this collection comes in 9 different flavours of single origin, fine flavoured and naturally CO2 decaffeinated coffees. Both collections available from 10 November until 2 January 2022, while stocks last. T&Cs apply.

Spend S$200 in a single receipt at Bynd Artisan or Sunday Folks to receive a complimentary set of Note to Self coasters or handcrafted Caramel Marshmallows. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply.

Celebrate your love for the finer things in life with watches from Brietling this Christmas. Receive Breitling privileges and exclusive gifts with every watch purchase, while stocks last. Offer is valid from 6- 30 November 2021.

Looking to celebrate the season with some festive treats? Treat yourself to the Christmas exclusive Noël Maplelicious Log Cake, Pere Noël Strawberry Cheesecake or Chocolate Caramel Praline Cake.

Looking to relax and unwind this festive season? Pamper yourself with a La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxury Ritual Set, available at $2,940, while stocks last.

Exclusively at ION Orchard, Panerai proudly unveils a series of historical exhibitions in eight of its boutiques worldwide. From Tokyo to New York and Singapore, the Florentine luxury watchmaker puts forth on show a selection of unique historical timepieces that best represent a vital pillar of the brand: heritage. Discover the creativity and design developed through the decades by Laboratorio di Idee at the historical collection exhibition, open to public.

Take Christmas gifting to the next level with Shiseido’s Holiday Collection, available in limited-edition designs by renowned artist, Koji Iyama. Choose from Shiseido’s best-selling Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Cream and other festive exclusives embellished with captivating packaging. While stocks last.

Specially for the the music aficionados, here’s a musical Christmas gift like no other. Presenting the first resolutions player worthy of the revered Steinway & Sons name, the Steinway SPIRIO is the first high-resolution player piano capable to delivering all the nuances and passion of the greatest artists’ live performances. Available from $220,000 from 10 November 2021 to 2 January 2022. While stocks last.

Celebrate the teas of the world this Christmas season with TWG Tea. With the purchase of a Christmas Tour Tea Set or Christmas Wish Tea Set at $80, you can enjoy a complimentary Reusable Cotton Tea Filter. While stocks last.

Before ushering in the new year, shoppers can look forward to more exciting local and international brands at ION Orchard. Shoppers can look out for more dining and shopping options such as dazzling creations from master watchmaker Franck Muller, Kee Wah Bakery from Hong Kong, authentic Thai food from Sanook Kitchen, Japanese hamburgers from MOS Burger, all-American 100% customisable burgers, hand-cut fries, grilled cheese sandwiches and FIVE GUYS’s handspun milkshakes. 

If you’re looking to spice up your Christmas outfit, RISIS has got just the thing. The Vanda Delight Necklace in 18K Gold will be available for $58 from 1 November 2021 to 26 December 2021, while stocks last.

From 10th November 2021, indulge in festive deals available exclusively via the ION Orchard mobile app. Unlock irresistible shopping and dining deals from close to 30 participating brands, including Jo Malone, Le Tao, TAG Heuer, Bacha Coffee, Bynd Artisan + Sunday Folks and more, perfect for gift-shopping or just to indulge in some self-care. 

In addition, from 26th to 29th November 2021, the first 150 members daily with a minimum of $300 same-day spend* will receive 20X ION+ Points. For more irresistible offers this festive season, head over to ionorchard.com or download the ION Orchard mobile app for more details.

ION Orchard’s Christmas celebration runs from 10th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022. More information on the campaign available here

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