Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020

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Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 will kick start from 4th January 2020 till 22 February 2020.  There will be an array of activities lining up for the young and old to enjoy the festive celebrations. Themed “Ushering in a Great Year,” the Rat is the first animal of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals, thus, the Year of the Rat signifies a new cycle and a new beginning. We welcome you to Chinatown to immerse yourself in the festive celebrations and to experience the beauty of the Chinese culture and traditions.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
Date: 4 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
The Official Light Up and Opening Ceremony marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020. The event continues to awe visitors with entertaining performances by both local and overseas leading performing troupes. Together with spectacular firecrackers and fireworks display, it will bring the opening ceremony to a greater height as we usher in the Year of the Rat.

Street Light-Up
Date: 4 January – 22 February 2020
Time: 7.00pm – 12.00mn (Daily)
7.00pm – 6.00am (Chinese New Year Eve)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
The official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony will be followed by 7 weeks of street light-up along the streets of Chinatown. The light-up will feature handmade sculptured lanterns of the Rat and other 11 Chinese Zodiac Animals, gold coins, flowers and greetings, etc.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 9.30pm – 12.30am
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
Usher in the Year of the Rat with live performances and a rousing countdown celebration with MediaCorp artistes in the heart of Chinatown.

Festive Street Bazaar
Date : 3 – 24 January 2020
Time : 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Venue : Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
With a variety of stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown, visitors can feast on mouth-watering New Year delicacies, enjoy the brilliant lights and decorations of the stalls and shop for the many New Year traditional goodies from cookies, decorative items, waxed duck and preserved fruits to potted plants and clothing.

Nightly Stage Shows
Date : 4 – 24 January 2020
Time : 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue : Kreta Ayer Square
Catch nightly stage performances at Kreta Ayer Square during the Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations.

13th International Lion Dance Competition
Date: 11 & 12 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm till late
Venue: Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre
Calling all lion dance enthusiasts, head over to Chinatown to witness the power and strength of the ‘King of the Lions’ over an intense competition!



Event Information

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020

Start date: 4/1/20 0:00
End date: 22/2/20 23:59

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