I took a 360deg view of the Orchard with the beautiful lights everywhere. If you're living near Makati, The Fort, Finlinvest and way up Quezon City, this is quite the same.
I am in the part standing near the MRT Station and the other side is the Tangs Plaza and Lucky Plaza. The street will be closed during December 24 where people can walk and have some fun on the streets with vendors, performers all around. You can bring your own food and drinks, better than buying in here. Buy your stuff at FairPrice near your place.
There are plenty of spots where you can sit and chat with your friends.
See the photos of Orchard Road.