There are plenty of festive events and activities taking place in Singapore as we approach the Year of the Pig. For those looking for things to do for Chinese New Year 2019 in Singapore to get into the festive spirit, we have picked out a selection of exciting Chinese New Year events 2019 in Singapore that you should know about.
Ring in the Lunar New Year 2019 with these family-friendly events and activities.
Chinese New Year 2019 Events In Singapore
It’s Badanamu Time at HarbourFront Centre
Bada and Jess from the world of Badanamu, the educational animated series from Korea, will be at HarbourFront Centre this Chinese New Year. You can look forward to ‘live’ performances, character meet-and-greets and screenings at the mall’s Central Atrium. Other Badanamu-themed activities include crafts, a colouring wall, an interactive wall and karaoke booths. With a minimum spend, you will get to redeem exclusive Badanamu Ang Baos and Travel Neck Hoodie Pillows! Head down to HarbourFront Centre for some family fun and to welcome in the Chinese New Year from now till 10 February 2019. Get more details here.
When: Now till 10 February 2019
Where: HarbourFront Centre
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019
Looking for things to do for Chinese New Year 2019? Make your way down to Chinatown to soak in the festivities. You can admire the street light-up in the evening, or pay a visit to the Festive Street Bazaar along Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street. There are no shortages of rousing events either – from the Countdown Party to Nightly Stage Shows to Chingay 2019 @ Heartlands. Read more about what is going on here.
When: 20 January to 6 March 2019
Welcome in the Year of the Pig at Gardens by the Bay’s first floral display of the year, Dahlia Dreams. Admire the floral blooms amidst elegant pavilions, spinning water wheels and an arch of red lanterns at the Flower Dome. This Chinese New Year 2019 event in Singapore will put you in a festive mood with its display of colourful flowers. Find out more here.
When: 18 January to 24 February 2019
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Watch cultural performances, lion dance acts and pose for pictures with mascots at Gardens by the Bay as part of its Spring Surprise activities.
When: 2 to 10 February 2019
Where: Gardens by the Bay
River Hongbao 2019
The River Hongbao 2019 will feature fireworks, lantern displays and an exhibition that ties in the Singapore Bicentennial. Other highlights include an exhibition, “A Harbour and Home: The Singapore River Through Time” and cultural performances in keeping with the Lunar New Year festivities. This free event should be on your list of things to do during Chinese New Year 2019 in Singapore.
When: 3 to 10 February 2019
Where: The Float @ Marina Bay
Istana Chinese New Year Open House 2019
The Istana grounds and the Istana building will be open to the public on 6 February 2019, the second day of the Chinese New Year. Tour the verdant lawns of the Istana grounds and enjoy performances presented by various groups. There will also be guided tours of the Istana building where you can view its rooms.
When: 6 February 2019
With colourful costumes, vibrant music and exciting acts, you can expect showstopping entertainment at the Chingay Parade 2019. This annual extravaganza showcases Singapore’s culture and is a sight to behold. This year, the ticketed Chinese New Year 2019 event in Singapore is themed “Dreams Funtasia – Bicentennial Edition” with highlights that include a 270-metre long painting which illustrates the ‘Past, Present and Future’ of Singapore.
When: 15 to 16 February 2019
Where: F1 Pit Building
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts
A showcase of the works of Chinese artists, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts comprises of both ticketed and free events at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Watch Child’s Play – The Story of the Banyan Tree, a production adapted from a local folktale, be entertained at free performances and more at this annual festival.
When: 15 to 24 February 2019
Where: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Chinese New Year at Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s Parks
The pig takes centrestage at Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s parks for Chinese New Year 2019 with a series of events, activities and retail promotions. There will be festive animal enrichments, a zoo-diac trail and mascot meet-and-greets. Looking for things to do for Chinese New Year 2019 in Singapore? Get wild at the wildlife parks!
When: 5 to 19 February 2019 (activity dates vary)
Where: Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari