New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018: Five Great Places To Countdown To The New Year

Photo by Bryan van der Beek, Courtesy of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
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Yet another year has come to a close, and whatever the ups and downs that happened over the last 364 days, New Year’s Eve is yet another chance to start again. Here are five places with countdown parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations 2018 where you can kick off the New Year with your family and friends!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018 in Singapore

#1 Our Tampines Hub

Our Tampines Hub New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Our Tampines Hub is a vibrant hub of activity in the East. Having already played host to many performances and activities over the year, Our Tampines Hub will finish off the year with one of the biggest New Year’s Eve Celebrations 2018!

Hosted by Pornsak along with local talents Kelly Poon and Derrick Hoh, the retro-themed countdown party offers fun, an opportunity to spend time with family and even a chance to win up to $5,000 festival vouchers!

There will be lots of freebies on that day too: free access to various facilities all night long, a free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Festive Arts Theatre and entertainment acts at the hub itself. Those who are born on the 31st of December can also expect a special surprise too!

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At the retro-themed carnival, which will have inflatable bouncy castles, slides, kiddy rides, roving magicians, drone racing and even simulators.

Friends and family looking for a splashing good time can also join the rooftop pool party at the Tampines Hub Swimming Complex.

#2 Marina Bay Countdown Singapore

Fireworks. Photo by Bryan van der Beek, Courtesy of Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Photo by Bryan van der Beek, Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Marina Bay is one of the most popular places with New Year’s Eve celebrations 2018 because of the fantastic view of the city skyline and showcase of fireworks to welcome in the new year.

This year, there is a plethora of things that you can do by the bay, from checking out yummy foods and drinks at the artisanal marketplace, supporting the MBSC Charity Trail, powered by the LocoMole App, and watching the hourly showcase of building projection displays from 8 pm onwards.

Take this exclusive opportunity to picnic on the floating platform itself and pen your wishes on the Marina Bay Countdown website for a chance for your wishes to be projected on the façade of Fullerton Hotel!

Be sure to bring your cameras and tripods so that you can catch what will be one of the most impressive fireworks in our little island for the New Year’s Eve celebrations 2018!

Picnic & Fireworks Viewing @ The Float

The Float @ Marina Bay
31 Dec 20175 pm to 1 am
Tickets to The Float @ Marina Bay are limited, while stocks last.
Ticket Pricing Online – $5.50At the door – $8

#3 Bollywood Countdown 2018 at the F1 Pit Building

Bollywood Countdown 2018 at the F1 Pit BuildingLooking for a themed party this New Year’s Eve?

Head over to the Bollywood Countdown 2018 at the F1 Pit Building! Last year, the party was a great success and they are bringing it back again!

Go dressed in your best Bollywood costume and stand a chance to win “best dressed”, and feast on a buffet dinner with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, all while enjoying the music spun by the talented DJ on site.

With the party held in a spacious location indoors, the party is sure to go on, rain or shine! Guests will also be able to enjoy the view of the fireworks from the Gallery overlooking the Singapore Flyer and Republic Boulevard.

Check out their website for details.

#4 aniSONIC Countdown x J-Festival

aniSONIC Countdown x J-Festival - New Year’s Eve celebrations 2018Are you or your family members fan of the Japanese culture or of pop culture? Magika presents their inaugural aniSONIC Countdown x J-Festival 2017-2018 – the newest countdown event specially catered to Japanese culture and pop-culture fans alike.

The aniSONIC Countdown is a ticketed countdown party featuring DJs and talents flown in from Japan. What’s more, those who come dressed as recognisable Cosplay characters get a discount.

For those who aren’t the partying sort can visit J-Festival, a free access area inspired by the Japanese matsuri (festival) which will have Japanese food and game stalls that is family-friendly.

aniSONIC Countdown
Time: 5pm to 1am
Venue: D’Marquee@Downtown East
Ticket prices: $45 ($5 discount for cosplayers*)

Time: 11 am to 1 am
Venue: Begonia Terrace@Downtown East (Level 1, behind D’Marquee)
Ticket prices: Free entry

Get more details at the event website.

#5 Car-Free Countdown @ Civic District

Car-Free Countdown @ Civic District - New Year's Eve Celebrations 2018
Image: URA

Head down to Civic District on New Year’s Eve for a great day out! From films, music flea markets or even museums around the area, the Civic District has a whole line up of events to ensure a memorable time and way to end the year.

Look out for other events happening nearby such as the HPB Fitness Countdown Dance Party. The Families for Life Family Zone at Esplanade Park will feature bouncy castles and a LEGO family activity booth between 4 pm and 8 pm.

Bring your own food to the picnic or fill your tummies with the food along the food street at Connaught Drive with plenty of food vendors to choose from.

The museums in the area will also stay open till late with National Gallery Singapore open till 2 am and the Asian Civilisations Museum open till midnight. Admission to selected exhibits at these museums is free from 10 and 5 pm respectively.

Happy 2018!

We hope that these suggestions will make this year’s New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the most memorable one yet. Happy New Year from all of us, and we’ll see you next year with more exciting things to come!

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