8 Family-Friendly Things To Do Over The Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 In Singapore

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Hurray for the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020! With a three-day break from 25 to 27 Jan 2020, plus an extra day of holiday for school children on Tuesday, 28 Jan, you may be wondering what to do over the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 in Singapore.

Thankfully, there are plenty of fun activities things to do over the Chinese New Year long weekend in Singapore which you can enjoy with your family. We round up some family-friendly ideas for the first long weekend of 2020!

These are specifically events taking place from 25 to 27 Jan 2020. For other Chinese New Year events in Singapore during the wider time period, see the story here.

What To Do Over The Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 In Singapore


1. River Hongbao 2020

River Hongbao 2020The lanterns are back at The Float @ Marina Bay for River Hongbao 2020. This year, admire more than 20 lantern sets with the largest one stretching over 50 metres long. Head down in the evening for fireworks and performances by local and overseas artists. Look out for a carnival and food street too. If you are looking for things to do over the Chinese New Year long weekend 2020 in Singapore, River Hongbao should be on your list. It takes place from 23 Jan to 1 Feb 2020. Get more details here.


2. Istana Chinese New Year 2020 Open House

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The Istana will be open to the public on the second day of Chinese New Year. On Sunday, 26 Jan, pay a visit to the official residence of the President of Singapore as part of the Istana Chinese New Year 2020 Open House. Tour the extensive grounds and enjoy the activities planned throughout the day. Get more details here.


3. Dahlia Dreams 2020 – The Heavenly Race

Dahlia DreamsThis year, Gardens by the Bay has collaborated with Beijing Florascape Co., Ltd on its signature Lunar New Year floral display, Dahlia Dreams. Be greeted by a Fu medallion at the entrance to the Flower Dome, admire a landscape inspired by a Chinese painting and a display that pays tribute to the Year of the Rat. There is a “Find the Missing Zodiac” QR code hunt going on from 24 Jan to 9 Feb too – something else you can do over the Chinese New Year long weekend 2020 in Singapore. Read more about it here.

READ: Where to Watch Lion Dances in Singapore for CNY 2020


4. #FutureTogether

Future Together - Things to Do Over the Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 in SingaporeIf you haven’t yet visited the #FutureTogether exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, the Chinese New Year 2020 long weekend is an opportune time to do so. Book your tickets online. We recommend the tea house experience at the indoor exhibition area.


5. Chinese New Year at Sentosa

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Celebrate Spring at Sentosa from now till 7 Feb 2020. Watcb lion dance performances on 25 to 27 Jan, 4 pm and 5.30 pm, followed by an LED Dragon Dance at 7 pm and 8 pm. The Asian Night Market: Taiwan Food Festival featuring Ningxia Night Market is also taking place at Siloso Point. On 25 and 26 Jan, there will be free outdoor movie screenings by the beach too. Plus, you can check out the latest attraction at Siloso Beach: Magical Shores.


6. Lunar New Year Celebrations at National Museum of Singapore

Family-Friendly Things To Do Over The Chinese New Year Long Weekend 2020 In SingaporeStop by the National Museum of Singapore on Monday, 27 Jan, to enjoy fun Chinese New Year activities. There will be storytelling sessions, a drop-in craft activity and live music performances for the entire family to enjoy. Get more details here.


7. Wild CNY

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Head down to Singapore Zoo to meet adorable rats, go on a zodiac trail and watch the animals enjoy Chinese New Year themed enrichments. On 25, 26 and 27 Jan, there will also be a Rats be Friends booth outside the main retail shop where you can learn surprising facts about rats and other rodents. There will also be lion dance performances at the courtyard entrance. Get more details here.


8. Our Tampines Hub Inflatable Challenge

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Need to take a break from collecting ang baos? Head down to Our Tampines Hub over the Chinese New Year long weekend in Singapore on Sat, 25 and Sun, 26 Jan 2020. The OTH Town Square will have an Inflatable Challenge in the open field from 11 am to 10 pm for kids to have some free play and fun.

READ: Where to Watch Lion Dances in Singapore for CNY 2020