Weekend Picks: 1 – 2 Feb

Huayi 2020

Lunar New Year programmes continue this weekend with celebrations taking place at various places, from Gardens by the Bay to the Marina Bay area. The Esplanade is also a hive of activity, as the Huayi arts festival kicks off.


1. Huayi 2020 – Chinese Festival of the Arts 

31 Jan to 9 Feb


The 18th edition of this Chinese arts festival ushers in the Year of the Rat with a packed lineup of free and ticketed programmes for all ages, including puppetry shows for kids, parent-child drama workshops and zodiac body painting sessions. Learn more.

Huayi 2020 – Chinese Festival of Arts


2. Spring Surprise

27 Jan to 9 Feb

Gardens by the Bay

Look forward to loads of exciting programmes at this festive jamboree, including thrilling lion dance performances, shadow puppet shows, a festive bazaar and a spectacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance that’s making its first appearance in Singapore! Details.


3. National Stadium Open House 2020

Till 23 Feb

National Stadium

Take your pick from an array of fun, sporty activities for the family, whether it’s trying out air badminton, engaging in a blaster battle or making your way through obstacles and giant inflatables. More info.

Photo by Gold Chain Collective on Unsplash


4. Chingay 2020

31 Jan to 1 Feb

F1 Pit Building

Themed “Colours In Harmony”, this year’s parade has a long list of exciting highlights such as the release of 200-m long firecrackers, the world’s biggest and longest flying dragon and loads of stunning traditional and contemporary displays. Find out more.


5. KidsFest 2020 – The Gruffalo

31 Jan to 2 Feb

Victoria Theatre

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, filled with songs, laughs and monstrous fun! Learn more.


6. River Hongbao

Till 1 Feb, 2 pm to 11 pm

The Float @ Marina Bay

This mega CNY event is packed with special choreographed fireworks, interactive exhibits, intricate handmade lanterns plus plenty of fringe activities and games that are sure to get you feeling the festive buzz. Details.

River Hongbao 2020 Lanterns


7. Wan Qing Festival of Spring

1 to 2 Feb

10 am to 9 pm

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

There’s a host of Chinese traditional and cultural activities on offer here for all ages, from lion and dragon dance performances to Chinese painting workshops, heritage trails and craft activities for kids. Details.

Photo by Kit Suman on Unsplash



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