Regardless of who you are or where you are from, to celebrate the auspicious Chinese New Year in Singapore will always be something special. You can look forward to vibrant festivals, parades and events that span from February to early March.
The festivals in Singapore will not only bring happy vibes, beautiful music, and wide ranges of delicious food to the lion city, but they will also offer the beauty cultural diversity to all visitors. Here are some highlight events that you should not miss.
River Hong Bao 2018
Get ready and head down to Marina Bay Singapore for an amazing Lunar New Year celebration full of brightly illuminated colorful lanterns. The event is expected to attract visitors with carnival rides, games, cultural performances, and variety of foods and beverages at the outdoor Food Street where some of Singapore’s favorite dishes will be served. What are the highlights? There will be more than 500 extravagant lanterns against the skyline of the beautiful city state (Don’t forget to look for lanterns representing the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac!). If you are a big fan of fireworks, you just can’t miss the opening night where spectacular firework with its own pyrotechnics display will light up the scenic waterfronts. This is definitely a must-see event for people who want to gain the full Chinese cultural experience.
Date: 14-24 February
Venue: NS Square
Chingay Parade Singapore 2018
Come and enjoy a genuine Singaporean experience with nostalgic touch at the largest float parade in Asia, Chingay Parade Singapore 2018. This is without doubt one of the most important events in Singapore where the streets will be flooded with amazing floats, lion dances, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, dragons, decorative props and hundreds of dancers dressed up in traditional and international costumes that will sure to bring out the Singapore spirit. This inspiring street performance and international acts dazzles with local presentations are just a combination that fits perfectly for family fun.
Date: 23-24 February
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Have a Paws-perous New Year!
Take your family to Singapore’s Wildlife Parks during 15-18, 24 and 25 February for electric LED dragon performances, acrobatic lion dance performances, festive animal enrichment sessions and follow the Zoo-diac trail to find your fortune. Get your camera ready to snap a picture with auspicious mascots or the god of fortune that will roam around the venue. Apart from the special event, this is the best place for you to get up close to the clever animals and various types of performances. Definitely a good choice for a perfect day out!
Date: 15-18, 24 and 25 February
Venue: Singapore zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park
Chinese New Year at Sentosa 2018
There is nothing better than to experience the holiday festivities at Sentosa this coming Lunar New Year! Start off with Universal Singapore Studio, enhance your experience and enjoy the park in delightful ways because apart from all the fun rides, there will also be the majestic lion and dragon dances, martial art dances, game kiosks and your favorite characters including Sesame Street, the Minions and many more! Or enjoy the ‘Gong SEA Fa Cai’ at S.E.A. Aquarium to welcome good fortune for the coming year with underwater Sea Dragon Dance, and kids-friendly activities.
Date: 9-28 February