It might be hard for some to get your head around a tropical Christmas but Singapore doesn’t hold back when it comes to the festive spirit. With decorations adorning the streets and shops along Orchard Road already, it’s time to think about the all-important Christmas tree. Whether it’s the smell of a fresh tree that gets you into the holiday cheer or you prefer the practicality of an artificial tree, we have the low-down on where to find your perfect Christmas fir!

Norwegian Spruce – a classic Christmas tree. It is prone to dropping its needles so don’t buy it too far before the big day.

Nordmann Fir – this is a bit more expensive but is less likely to shed its needles. It has more space between branches, perfect for bigger decorations.

Blue Spruce – this is the most expensive so make sure you look after it! It has a strong smell, short firm needles, and has a beautiful silvery blue color. 


The Real Deal

Far East Flora - A large selection of trees in different sizes.

Bedok Garden & Landscaping - Quality trees at great prices! 

Corona Florist & Nursery - Check website on arrival of live trees.

Candy Floriculture - Firs up to 10ft tall. New stocks of live trees are available!

Island Group - Large range of firs in different sizes.

Prince's Landscape & Construction - Live trees in stock and includes decorations!

Cold Storage - Freshly-cut Fraser firs are available here. Prices range from SG$99 - SG$199. Pre-order now!


Fake It

IKEA - Reasonably priced and available in 3 different sizes too!

Vanda Win - A one-stop shop for artificial trees, decorations, and displays.

Tangs - A whole floor Christmas shop, including trees and trims.

Robinsons - Make it easy with pre-decorated trees.

 

Tips for keeping your tree fresh in Singapore

  • With proper care, the average fresh Christmas tree can last at least five to six weeks in Singapore's tropical climate.
  • Make a cut or drill holes around the bark of the base and sit the tree in water.
  • Keep water topped up and add ice cubes once a day to the base.
  • Avoid placing the tree near direct sunlight.
  • Check for worn Christmas tree lights to prevent fire hazards and unplug the tree at night.
  • Choose ornaments suitable for your tree. Strong branches like the Noble Fir can hold up heavy ornaments compared to other species.