The Lunar New Year holidays are filled with plenty of activities and events taking place around Singapore where you can soak in the festive atmosphere. If you are looking for things to do during the Lunar New Year 2018 in Singapore, here are five of our picks of the best places to visit to get into the festive spirit and welcome in the Year of the Dog.
Things to Do During the Lunar New Year 2018 in Singapore
Sentosa FUN-Tastic Fortune
From 19 January to 4 March, head to Sentosa where FUN-Tastic Fortune awaits. Stand a chance to win prizes worth more than $50,000 by simply signing up for a mailing list, soak in the festivities around the island and get to meet everyone’s favourite dog, Snoopy. There are also special discounts for Little Day Out readers around the island.
With so many goodies on offer, Sentosa FUN-Tastic Fortune is the place to be this Lunar New Year 2018. Find out more here.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations
What would the Lunar New Year be without a visit to Chinatown? If you are looking for things to do during the Lunar New Year 2018 and want to soak in the festive atmosphere, pay a visit to the street bazaar in Chinatown. You can also admire the festive lights strung up over the streets or watch one of the nightly stage shows.
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Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations start from 27 January onwards. Find out more here.
River Hongbao 2018
Chinatown is not the only place that is lit-up with festive lanterns during Lunar New Year 2018.
The River Hongbao 2018 will illuminate The Float @ Marina Bay with supersized lantern displays for 11 days from 14 to 24 February. There will also be cultural programmes, food and games, making River Hongbao 2018 one of our picks for things to do during Lunar New Year 2018.
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2018
Pay a visit to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall where various festive activities have been planned to welcome in the Year of the Dog. There will be traditional performances, calligraphy demonstrations and of course lion dance performances at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2018 from 16 to 25 February 2018.
View a display of lanterns in the shape of “Foo Dogs” or Chinese stone lions, watch lion dances and enjoy captivating cultural performances at Gardens by the Bay’s Spring Surprise, taking place from 14 February onwards. Enter the Flower Dome and admire the Dahlia Dreams floral display, watch a movie at the Supertree Grove and more as part of the Lunar New Year 2018 activities at Gardens by the Bay.
Huayi Chinese Festival of the Arts
Enjoy free performances and activities at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay during Lunar New Year 2018. Be entertained by singer-songwriters, melodious Chinese instruments and talks that shed light on Chinese traditions. Kids make shadow puppets, take part in a Stampaway workshop, create an embroidered ornament and engage in other fun and free activities. The Huayi Chinese Festival of the Arts at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will be held from 23 February to 4 March 2018.