Chinese New Year is just a couple of weeks away. Do you wish to create the opportunities and environment 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. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023

‘Bunny-ful’ blessings abound at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with a special outdoor installation to usher in a prosperous new year!

Featuring two rotund rabbits rendered in the form of daruma dolls decorated with the words 幸 (xing) meaning blessing, fortune, and luck, and 福 (fu) meaning happiness, visitors will receive a shower of double ‘hare-ppiness’ on the Memorial Hall grounds this Year of the Rabbit.

Date: 5 January to 19 February 2023
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Admission: Admission is free; fees may apply for select programmes and activities.

For more information, visit Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023.


2. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year Installations

SCCC’s Roof Garden comes alive with a spectacular rabbit-themed art installation exhibition to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Entitled 兔gether, the art installations created by local art and design studio Whisky and Foxtrot LLP, the mixed-media artwork presents a cast of characters from Chinese New Year mythology. These characters will showcase local Chinese New Year practices enjoyed together with family and friends.

📅 18 December 2022 to 31 March 2023
⏱ 10am – 10pm
📍 Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden

For more information, visit SCCC Chinese New Year.


3. 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.


4. 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


5. River Hongbao 2023

River Hongbao LanternPhoto: River Hongbao Organising Committee

Come and join Fu-er and Shou-er as we usher in the Year of the Rabbit 兔gether. Be dazzled by the lantern displays, spectacular stage performances and a host of other festivities at River Hongbao 2023. No tickets are required for admission.

📅 20 to 28 January 2023
⏱ Refer to post
📍 Gardens by the Bay
🏷 Free

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2023.


6. Chingay Parade 2023

Chingay Parade 2023

Singapore’s biggest multicultural Chingay parade is back to electrify and engage audiences with a live spectacle. Striding into the first year after its Golden Jubilee, the 2023 annual Chingay parade will present audiences with an entirely different experience of arts, culture, and heritage set in a musical format to mark a new beginning. A delight for the senses, Chingay Parade – Singapore’s largest community arts showcase – will involve over 10,000 residents, artists, and art groups including more than 3,000 performers. It will also mark the return of big resplendent floats alongside mini community-created floats. Spectators will also be able to see the floats and performers up close. The National Education (NE) show for primary school students is also back after a two-year hiatus.

📅 3 and 4 February 2023
📍 F1 Pit Building

For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2023.

7. Learn About Chinese Tradition With Taoshu and Friends


Do you face difficulty explaining the Chinese traditional customs to your child? No fret! Taoshu and Friends has come up with a new series of Mandarin DVDs, which teaches about Chinese traditions, customs and practices in simple terms. Taoshu series will bring the kids through the journey of discovering more about the Chinese values and beliefs with songs, fun and laughter while they learn.

For more information, visit Taoshu and Friends.


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 2023, especially for our readers.

Where to Go During Chinese New Year 2023

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

Pineapple Tarts Singapore

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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