It’s Chinese New Year just around the corner! This year’s Chinese New Year falls on Monday 8 February and Tuesday 9 February 2016. For many places celebration already started. For those who are not too busy visiting or spring cleaning, here are some ideas of places to go and things to do this festive season here in Singapore.
Enjoy the Chingay Night Fiesta.
Performances and beautiful floats at theChingay Night Fiesta 2016
Take a walk around Chinatown at night
Lanterns and Lights! Shopping! New Year Goodies and decorations and flowers and crafts! Stage Performances. We suggest starting from Chinatown Mrt, cross the overhead bridge where you can see the lights below and start on walking along Pagoda Street. Also check out the shops and street bazaar around the area. More on Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar
When: Light up from 16 January – 8 March 2016 7.00pm – 6.00am ((7 & 8 February 2016) 7.00pm – 2.00am (Friday & Saturday) 7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sunday – Thursday) .
Street Bazaar 16 January – 7 February 2016 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily) , 6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Where: Light up at Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge. Street Bazaar at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
River Hongbao – Enjoy the lights and events
Giant Lanterns, Carnival Rides and Games, Exhibitions, and loads of programs such as Dragon dance performance, Puppet Shows and Martial Art performance. Lots of activities for kids over here. More on River Hongbao
When: 6 – 14 Feb 2.00 -11pm
Where: The float@Marina Bay 20 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039805
$$$: Free Admission
Love in Springtime爱在春季
Be captivated by light, lantern and floral displays around the island and enjoy interactive kids activities and performance at Love in Springtime
When: 1- 14 Feb 2016
- Watch how a lion head for lion dance is made at Saturdays@ACM
- Istana– Chinese New Year Open House!
- Singapore Philatelic Museum– Chinese New Year Open House!
- Singapore National Museum – Chinese New Year Open House!
- The Chinese Zodiac Interactive Workshop
Spring Carnival At The Park
Bounce around in the Monkey-themed inflatable, ride in the Junior Horse Carousel or try your hand at the game booths. at City Square Mall’s Spring Fun at the Park
When: 16 January to 22 February, Carnival at Weekdays from 6pm to 10pm; Weekends & PH from 12pm to 10pm
Where: Level 1 City Green (Park) City Square Mall
Learn the right terms to address relatives in Chinese
Check out our list on Chinese Terms for addressing relatives
Learn about Chinese Zodiac Animals
Want to teach the kids about Chinese Zodiac Animals? Check out our flash cards on the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
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.
Check out the Museums
Besides the events featured, 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
When: 9 Feb 2015