2017 年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动 (7 Jan – 25 Feb 2017)

Come next year, usher in the Year of the Rooster with the Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebrations held annually in Chinatown, where locals and tourists alike gather to soak in the festive atmosphere in Singapore’s Chinese cultural and heritage precinct and join in the many celebratory activities specially planned, that will take place from 7 January to 25 February 2017.

Festive Street Bazaar at Chinatown

Themed “Rise to Good Fortune & Prosperity, 金鸡报喜迎新春,狮城欢腾庆丰年”, the key highlights for the Chinatown CNY Celebrations 2017 include:

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
牛车水农历新年庆祝活动开幕典礼与亮灯仪式
7 Jan 2017
6.00pm – 10.00pm
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

The Official Light -Up and Opening Ceremony marks the start of the CNY celebrations. On this night, visitors will get to admire the street decorations as handmade lanterns in the me with next year’s zodiac animal light up in a spectacular display of lights. There will also be exciting live performances put up by performers from Singapore and China, culminating with a dazzling firecrackers and fireworks display that is not to be missed!

Street Light-Up
牛车水农历新年亮灯
7 Jan – 25 Feb 2017
7.00pm – 6.00am (27 & 28 Jan)
7.00pm – 2.00am (Fri & Sat)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sun – Thu)
Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

The two-month long Street Light-Up is undoubtedly the main highlight of the celebrations. Designed in collaboration with students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), the elaborate display of handcrafted lanterns in theme with the Year of the Rooster will be accented with new interactive elements to deepen engagement with visitors while wowing them visually.

Festive Street Bazaar
年货市场
6 – 27 Jan 2017
6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
6.00pm – 1.00am (CNY Eve)
Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

The Festive Street Bazaar and Carnival is your one – stop shop for visitors stocking up and preparing for the most important Chinese festival on our calendars! Shop to your heart’s content at the 440 stalls selling the wide strange of Chinese New Year – the med delicacies, traditional goodies, decorative items, costumes and many more! It’s the place to be at for visitors who want to soak in the bustling and festive atmosphere!

Nightly Stage Shows
综艺晚会
7 – 27 Jan 2017
8.00pm – 10.30pm
Kreta Ayer Square

What’s a celebration without music and dance? Come catch entertaining nightly performances of festive songs, cultural music and lively dance performances each night at Kreta Ayer Square and immerse in the joyful mood in Chinatown!

10th International Lion Dance Competition
第十届牛车水新春国际狮王争霸邀请赛
14 – 15 Jan 2017
6.30pm – 10.30pm
Carpark at Banda Street (off Sago Lane)

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year is the International Lion Dance Competition, a programme that is fully sold out each year. Prepared to be wowed a stop international troupes pit their skills on the mei hua zhuang and vie for the ultimate title of ‘King of the Lions’!

To purchase tickets, please visit:
Kreta Ayer Community Club
Blk 5 Banda Street #03-68
For enquiries or ticket purchase, please call (65) 6222 3597.

Chinatown Visitor Centre @ KretaAyer Square
2 Banda Street (Behind Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum)

Ticket prices
Single Show ticket on 14 or 15 Jan: S$10
Two Shows ticket on both 14 & 15 Jan: S$15

chinatown chinese new year 2016

Chinatown Walking Trail
牛车水农历新年文化之旅
8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 Jan 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Information Booth at KretaAyer Square (Meeting Point)

Dive in to Chinatown’s rich heritage and culture on this guided tour along the story-filled streets of Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street and New Bridge Road. Experience the liveliness of the Chinese enclave and learn about its colourful past while taking in the many sights and sounds of the CNY celebrations.

Complimentary for all, the Heritage Walking Trail is conducted in English and limited to 10 participants per session. Pre-registration is required at www.chinatownfestivals.sg, and slots are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Chinatown Wishing Tree
牛车水许愿树
7 – 27 Jan 2017
11.00am –9.00pm
Chinatown Point

Bring festive cheer to the less fortunate and the elderly while making New Year wishes for you and your loved ones at the Chinatown Wishing Tree. Each “Make a Wish” card costs $2 each and all proceeds will be donated to the Kreta Ayer Seniors’ Activity Centre.

Wishing tree at chinatown point

Mass Reunion Dinner (Not opened to public)
千人团圆宴
22 Jan 2017
7.00pm – 10.00pm
Carpark at Banda Street (off Sago Lane)

An annual community initiative organised by the Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee, about a thousand residents from underprivileged families and needy elderly residing with in the Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng Constituency will enjoy a warm start to the Year of the Rooster by coming together to eat and enjoy the festivities as one big family.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party
牛车水农历新年除夕夜派对
27 Jan 2017
9.30pm – 12.30am
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

There’s no other place to be than in the heart of Chinatown as we usher in the Year of the Rooster with live performances and interactive games hosted by Mediacorp artistes, and countdown to a joyous and rousing display of fireworks and fire crackers!

Chingay 2017 Night Fiesta @ Chinatown
牛车水2017 妆艺夜间嘉年华
12 Feb 2017
6.00pm – 10.00pm
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

The Chingay parade, the largest street performance and float parade in Asia, will make an appearance in Chinatown, marking the end to the Chinese New Year celebrations. Join us for a vibrant night that also includes special performances by local and overseas performers.

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