Chinese New Year is just a couple of weeks away. Do you wish to create opportunities and environments that are fun and interesting for your child to learn more about the Chinese New Year Culture and Traditional Customs? We have some recommendations that you and your child can engage in during this Chinese New Year Festival!

1. Year of the Dragon at Wan Qing Festival of Spring

SYSNMH Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024

Embrace the auspicious vibes at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024! Join us for a spirited weekend as we celebrate the spring festival with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with us as we summon the mythical creature for the festival! Join us for hands-on workshops such as dragon lantern making, dragon’s beard candy making, mythical creatures bag making, temple tours and more, right here on the Memorial Hall grounds.

📅 16 Jan to 25 Feb 2024
📍 Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

For more information, visit Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024.


2. Shopping at Chinatown

Bring your child to Chinatown Singapore to shop for Chinese New Year decorations and goodies, as well as to immerse them in the Chinese New Year atmosphere. They will be fascinated with all kinds of colourful decorations, food and street lights.

Chinatown street bazaar chinese new year

From 3 January to 19 February 2023, Singapore Chinatown Street will Light-Up with decorations. You can also catch fascinating street performances in Chinatown in the Kreta Ayer Square area.

How to get there?
Take the MRT train to Chinatown Station. Look for the Pagoda Street / Temple Street exit.

For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations.


3. Kids’ creation – Personalize Hong Bao (Red Packet)

Kids love craft work! How about doing something different for this new year? Instead of buying those commercialized red packets sold in the market, how about allowing your child to unleash their creativity by creating and personalizing red packets together? It is going to be simple and fun!

Suggested tools:
1. Construction papers of different colors (including red for the red packet)
2. Stickers
3. Color pencils/Magic Pens
4. Glue and scissors

Related Read: How To Make Red Packet Lanterns


4. River Hongbao 2024

River Hongbao CNY GBTB Zodiac

Soar into a majestic and prosperous Year of the Dragon filled with abundant wealth and good fortune! It’s been a 龙 time coming, but it’s finally happening! Get ready to revel in Chinese New Year festivities in both the real and virtual world!

📅 8 to 17 Feb 2024
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📍 Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Free

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2024.


5. Chingay – Blossom

Chingay Parade Blossom 2024

At the Chingay Parade 2024, attendees will immerse themselves in the captivating theme of “Blossom”. This theme symbolizes the development, change, and flourishing of individuals and communities. Chingay envisions a gathering of like-minded individuals and partners coming together to blossom as a unified community.

📅 23 & 24 Feb 2024
⏰ 8pm
📍 F1 Pit Building

For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2024.


6. Revisit Dragon Playgrounds

dragon playground toa payoh lor 6

This Dragon year, revisit the surviving Dragon-themed playgrounds in Singapore at Toa Payoh Lor 6, Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Toa Payoh Lor 1 and Pipit Road (Unsure if still around).

For more information, visit Dragon Playgrounds in Singapore.


7. Catch Lion / Dragon Dance Performance

Auspicious tidings - Art of lion danceImage credit: SYSNMH

We have curated list of locations where your child can witness these captivating performances during the Chinese New Year in Singapore.

For more information, visit CNY Lion & Dragon Dance Performances.


8. A Festive Extravaganza with The Seletar Mall

The Seletar Mall CNY decorations

Nestled in the heart of Fernvale, The Seletar Mall offers a diverse range of shopping and dining experiences. As we usher in the auspicious Chinese New Year this 2024, The Seletar Mall invites you to partake in a vibrant celebration with dazzling festive decorations, exclusive promotions and exciting events and activities.

If you are not an S³ Rewards member, be one of the first 500 to sign up and you will receive a $5 CPM eVoucher by using the code <S3SMCNY24>. Be an S³ Rewards member today and enjoy member-only exclusive promotions and discounts!

📅 12 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
📍 The Seletar Mall

For more information, visit The Seletar Mall Lunar New Year.


9. Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Lunar New Year 2024Usher in new beginnings with a fun-filled and auspicious start at Universal Studios Singapore’s Lunar New Year event. Photo credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Soar into fun (福龙游环球, #SoarIntoFun) this Lunar New Year as Universal Studios Singapore (新加坡环球影城) at RWS gears up the festivities to welcome the Year of the Dragon. Guests of all ages can look forward to a series of exciting experiences, including all-new live shows featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Po and Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda, a captivating lantern display and meet and greets with beloved characters. Complete the day with world-class attractions in the theme park.

📅 27 Jan to 25 Feb 2024

You can purchase Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Ticket via Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit Universal Studios Singapore Lunar New Year.


10. Live long (龙) and prosper in the Lunar New Year with bountiful delights at Changi Airport and Jewel

Jewel CNY Animated dragon family at Canopy Park

Roar into the Year of the Dragon with a plethora of festive offerings at Changi Airport (Changi) and Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel)! From delectable festive dishes, and exciting shopping and dining promotions to memorable photo spots, there’s bound to be something that will fire you up for the Lunar New Year.

📅 12 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
📍 Changi Airport and Jewel

For more information, visit Changi Airport and Jewel Lunar New Year.


11. Punggol Town Chinese New Year 2024 Light Up

One Punggol CNY arts workshop

Punggol residents will have an abundance of exciting family-fun entertainment, including a Dragon Playground and Dino Land, this Chinese New Year – courtesy of One Punggol integrated hub.

Families will enjoy the evening with specially curated dragon-themed pop-up activities such as inflatable Dino Land and Dragon Playground, lion & dragon dance, traditional drumming and cultural performances, fun-filled interactive games, as well as arts & crafts workshop such as making dragon puppets, DIY firecrackers painting and paper craftwork.

📅 3 Feb to 3 Mar 2024
📍 One Punggol, 1 Punggol Drive, Singapore 828629

For more information visit One Punggol Chinese New Year 2024.


12. Mandai Wildlife Reserve (Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Night Safari and Bird Paradise)

Mandai Wildlife Reserve Lunar New YearUsher in a Year of Lóng-evity from 9 – 25 Feb 2024 and participate in exciting activities and learn about your zoo-diac predictions. Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Celebrate the advent of the Year of the Dragon with a burst of festive energy at Singapore’s wildlife parks and set the tone for a year filled with joy and prosperity 龙 (lóng).

📅 9 to 25 Feb 2024

You can get tickets via Klook for Singapore Zoo, River Wonders, Bird Paradise and Night Safari.

For more information, visit Lunar New Year at Mandai Wildlife Reserve.


Note: All details are correct as of the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective owners for the most updated schedules, venues and details.


Feeling adventurous and hoping to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere? We have compiled a list of Where to go during Chinese New Year 2024, especially for our readers.

Chinatown Year of the Dragon

Looking for CNY goodies for your home? Here’s where to buy pineapple tarts and bak kwa in Singapore.

Ding Bakery Pineapple tarts

Want to shower your family and friends with blessings and bountiful gifts this CNY? Here is a list of unique CNY gifts and hampers to consider gifting!

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