Chinese New Year Season Things to Do 2014

The Chinese new year season is just around the corner! The festive stuff are launching just about now. Here are some of the ones we like. We will be updating this list so do check back often on things to do this Chinese New Year Season.

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Chinese New Year Things to Do. Image Courtesy of City Square Mall

Check out Zodiac Display and enjoy a Festive Carnival

Enjoy lighted displays of the twelve Zodiacs and  learn more about each Zodiac sign and take a peek at your fortune forecast for the year ahead. Kids can they can have a go on the Carousel and enjoy many other fun rides and games.

When: 10 January to 16 February Festive Carnival is open 1pm – 9pm daily
Where: Level 1 City Green (Outdoor Park) at City Square mall
$$$: Zodiac display is Free. Each Carnival coupon cost $4

Watch a Science Circus Show

Watch a special CNY performance by Dr Ken Farquhar, a world juggling champion and soap bubble chemist well-known for his science circus shows. See familiar CNY objects in novel and fun ways. There will be juggling and balancing acts – including a broom – with explanation of the different forces and shapes involved. He will also be eating and juggling fire, and getting volunteers to catch red packets in a reaction test.
When: 30 January 2014 – 2 February 2014 30 Jan: 2pm, 4pm 31 Jan, 1 & 2 Feb: 11am, 2pm, 4pm
Where: The Marquee, Science Centre Singapore
$$$: Show is free. Science Centre admission charges apply

Take a walk around China Town at night

There will be 88 illuminated lantern scuptures of horses galloping towards prosperity and countless gold coins suspended along the street. Pagoda, Smith, Trengganu and Sago Streets have loads of Chinese New Year stuff that absolutely fascinates the kids (and adults) We can spend hours window shopping and checking out the miniature dragon dance props, new year decorations and traditional decoration. There are plenty of goodies too.  While some of the stuff are available all year, Chinese New Year have loads more to see.

When: Light up from 11 January – 28 February 2014 Street Bazaar 10 January 2014 – 30 January 2014 6.00am – 10.30pm (Daily)
Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Garden Bridge and inner streets of Chinatown. Street Bazaar is Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
$$$: Free

River Hongbao – Enjoy the lights and events

Big Lanterns, Amusement Park, Exhibitions,  and loads of programs such as Dragon dance performance, Puppet Shows and Martial Art performance . More on River Hongbao

When: 29 Jan 2014 – 8 Feb 2014, 12 pm-11:30am
Where: The float@Marina Bay
$$$: Free

Take a walk at Haw Paw Villa

Giant sculptures and statues of creatures and characters from Chinese Mythology, Famous scenes for literary works and the zodiac too.  Check out our trip at Haw Paw Villa.

Watch a show at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts was introduced as one of three annual cultural festivals at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay celebrating Singapore’s multicultural heritage. There are free programs like puppet shows and also performances targeted at children. Find out more on Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts.

When: 6-16 of February 2014
Where: Esplanade
$$$: Free

Learn about Chinese Zodiac Animals

Check out our flash cards on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

Learn the right terms to address relatives in Chinese

Check out our list on Chinese Terms for addressing relatives


Check out the Museums

Many museums are offering free entry during the Chinese New Year period. All National Heritage Board (NHB) museums, including the Memories at Old Ford Factory, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Peranakan Museum, and Singapore Philatelic Museum on 10 and 11 of February 2013

When: 10 and 11 of February 2013
Where:NHB Museums
$$$: Free

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