Chinese New Year 2018: Family Guide to the Best CNY Events in Singapore
Published 17 January 2018 at 12:36
One of the most important events in Singapore calendar, Lunar New Year 2018 is just around the corner. Starting from the last week of January onwards Singapore will amaze you with a wide range of CNY festivities. Take your family out to enjoy the city’s jolly vibe, but before that, check TickiKids’ guide on where to go during Chinese New Year holidays.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations
Credit: video of Chinatown Festivals
A visit to Chinatown in the weekend leading up to Chinese New Year is a must! Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018 will officially start on January 27 with the Light Up and Opening Ceremony, with its colourful performances, dances and fireworks. Stunningly beautiful handmade lantern sculptures of dogs, flowers, greetings and other traditional Chinese New Year decorations will be on display for 7 following weeks.
Get ready to be enthralled by the breathtaking stunts of the ‘King of the Lions’ at 11th International Lion Dance Competition as renowned performers from all over Asia Pacific compete for the right to be called the best of the best.
Come to Chinatown at Chinese New Year Eve to welcome the Year of the Dog at a huge Countdown Party and enjoy its live performances, games and fireworks.
When: 27 January – 16 March
Chingay Parade 2018 @ Heartlands
Credit: video of PassionChingayClub PA
When: 25 February
Where: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
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River Hongbao is one of Singapore’s most favourite festive destination for Chinese New Year. This 10-day-long festival taking place at Marina Bay and the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade, is everything about colours, lights and performances. Unbelievable lantern displays, delicious Food Street with amazing variety of local dishes, nightly shows, spectacular fireworks and various kid-friendly activities like handicrafts, amusement rides and games make River Hongbao a not-to-be missed CNY cultural event for the whole family.
When: 14 February – 24 February
Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue Singapore
Spring Surprise @ Gardens By The Bay
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Gardens by the Bay have prepared and wide range of activities and shows that are going to make Spring Festival unforgettable for the whole family: from CNY themed handicraft sessions and a chance to meet and greet God of Fortune to performances by Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Lion Dance troupes and spectacular ultraviolet light show starring UV Lotus Dragon! Celebrate the Year of Dog with your furry friends: throughout the festival Gardens by the Bay will host dog-friendly events as well!
When: 14 February – 25 February
Where: Supertree Grove, Flower Dome, The Canopy
5. Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts @ Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
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Starting from February 23, the 8th day of the Lunar New Year, till March 4 Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay invites you to join the 16th Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts to celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage. Huayi showcases dance, music and theatre productions by outstanding Chinese performers from Singapore and beyond. The mixture of genres and forms of artistic expression used by the artists to reflect on what it means to be Chinese, makes Huayi an important part of Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore.
Where: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay