Festive Street Bazaar at Chinatown

Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Celebration is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s largest celebrated festive occasions. The series of celebratory activities held within the Chinese cultural precinct will be celebrating the festival with traditional gaiety and fervor, as Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KS CCC) dress up the streets with Monkey-themed designs and decorations that feature the zodiac animal of the year.

Wishing tree at chinatown point

Write your well wishes and hang them on the Wishing Tree at Chinatown Point.

Join us to swing into the Year of the Monkey with the spectacular celebrations lined up for this Chinese New Year celebrations at Chinatown starting from Sat, 16 Jan to Tue, 8 Mar 2016.

chinatown chinese new year 2016

Themed “Year of Prosperity & Success” and <<桃满花香牛车水, 灵猴迎春贺新岁>>, some of the key highlights for Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration and Events in Singapore 2016 include:

Sat, 16 Jan 2016
6.00pm – 10.00pm
Official Light-Up and Opening CeremonyNew Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen StreetThe annual Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony will continue to awe visitors with entertaining performances by talented performers that hail from China’s leading performing troupes. There will be a daring display of acrobatics as the performers emulate the dexterity of monkeys by climbing poles and hanging off them with incredible balancing skills.
Sat, 16 Jan 2016 – Tue, 8 Mar 2016
7.00pm – 6.00am (7 & 8 Feb 2016)
7.00pm – 2.00am (Fri & Sat)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sun – Thu)
Street Light-UpEu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, and Garden BridgeThe spectacular street light-up will be around for more than a month to create the joyous festive mood for visitors. As the streets of Chinatown don on both traditional and contemporary décor designed by the Singapore University of Technology and Design students, local and foreign visitors can look out for this year’s special mechanic Monkey figurines and even try spotting the 3D ones that hang on the trees lining along the streets.
23 Jan 2016 – 24 Jan 2016
6.00pm – 11.00pm
9th International Lion Dance CompetitionHong Lim ParkInto its ninth instalment this year, this year’s International Lion Dance competition will see 14 top troupes from eight countries vie for glory. This is also the first year the international competition will take place at Hong Lim Park.Single Show ticket on 23 OR 24 January 2016: S$10. Two Shows ticket on both 23 & 24 January 2016: S$15Tickets are also available for purchase at:
Kreta Ayer Community Club
Blk 5 Banda Street #03-68
For enquiries or to book, please call (65) 6222 3597.
Sun, 7 Feb 2016
9.30pm – 12.30am
Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown PartyNew Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen StreetSoak up the festive atmosphere at its peak as the community gathers at the heart of Chinatown to count down and officially usher in the Year of the Monkey! A booming affair featuring interactive games, splendid live performances and mass singing of festive songs, the countdown party will culminate in a joyous and spectacular display of fireworks and firecrackers. The vibrant Chinese New Year Countdown celebration hosted by MediaCorp artistes promises to be nothing but entertaining!

Photo credit: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee

For more information, please visit: www.chinatownfestivals.sg