Looking for some fantastic ways to ring in the Chinese New Year in Singapore but haven’t made any plans yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Whether you’re up for joining a bustling public celebration, exploring an aquarium, soaking in historical richness, or simply enjoying the festive vibe at a mall, there’s something for everyone.
Here are some top picks for you and your loved ones this weekend:
CHINATOWN’S CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Chinatown bursts into a glimmer of lights and color every year, and 2024 is no different. With dazzling displays and family-friendly workshops, the streets come alive with the theme “Soaring into the Auspicious Dragon Year.”
From majestic dragon dioramas to cultural performances, there’s plenty to see and do. More details here: chinatownfestivals.sg.
GARDENS BY THE BAY’S RIVER HONGBAO 2024
For an unforgettable Lunar New Year experience, head to River Hongbao. This annual extravaganza features cultural performances, giant lantern displays, a food street serving up festive treats, and even a glimpse into the history of Chinese New Year markets. This event runs from February 8 to 17 at various locations within Gardens By the Bay.
What’s more? With 2024 being the Year of the Dragon, expect a 140m-long centerpiece symbolizing this mythical creature. Secure your tickets at gardensbythebay.com.sg.
F1 PIT BUILDING’S CHINGAY PARADE
Chingay Parade is Singapore’s answer to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, blending local flair with international spectacle. This year’s theme, “Blossom”, promises a parade filled with floral delights, along with 230m interactive projections and vibrant art installations. The Parade happens on February 23 and 24 with tickets starting from S$20.
Get your tickets here: chingay.gov.sg/tickets.
SUN YAT SEN NANYANG MEMORIAL HALL’S WAN QING FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2024
Celebrate the season at the heritage-rich Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Participate in hands-on workshops, enjoy Chinese music performances, and marvel at a giant inflatable installation. It’s fun for the whole family! Admission is free, with some ticketed activities.
More details are available here: sysnmh.org.sg!
S.E.A. AQUARIUM’S SPRING IN THE SEA
Experience the magic of Chinese New Year beneath the waves at S.E.A. Aquarium. Watch an underwater dragon dance amidst Lunar New Year decorations and immerse yourself in a soundscape blending tradition with modernity, curated by the Ding Yi Music Company.
From now to February 25, 2024, you can get your tickets at: rwsentosa.com.
MARINA BAY SANDS’ SOARING FORTUNE
Marvel at the Legend of the Dragon Gate drone show, which showcases stunning visuals and performances against the iconic backdrop of Marina Bay Sands. The event will take place on February 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18.
Don’t overlook the impressive dragon displays and interactive light installations spread throughout the mall, including the two 40m-long dragons adorning the magnificent 15m-tall Dragon’s Gate at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Grand Colonnade. This embellished spectacle features 88 koi fish decorations, a dragon’s pearl, and 28 lotus lanterns.
For those seeking an elevated experience, don’t miss the Dragon in the Sky show at SkyPark Observation Deck on February 10, 11, 16, or 17 at 8 pm.
Discover more at marinabaysands.com.
With so many exciting events happening around Singapore, you’re sure to have a memorable Chinese New Year 2024 celebration!