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 2020
Balloon Art
Happening from 1 – 2 February 2020, Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020 features an exciting line-up of festive offerings that are great for families with children. Look forward to the ever-popular lion dance performances, craft workshops for kids as well as interactive activities such as Chinese ink painting and Chinese drum workshops for the whole family!

Date: 1 to 2 February 2020
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
For more information, visit Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2020.

Lunar Guardians festival of spring wan qing yuan


#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 4 January to 22 February 2020, the Singapore Chinatown Street will Light-Up with decorations. You can also catch fascinating street performances in Chinatown at 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 2020.


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

Kids just love craft work! How about doing something different for this new year? Instead of buying those commercialized red packets sold is 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 Hong Bao Carnival

Singapore River Hongbao 2020 Latern

Chinatown isn’t the only place to celebrate Lunar New Year. The River Hong Bao is one of the most eagerly awaited carnivals during Chinese New Year in Singapore. You can catch street performances, shop for New Year goodies, savor a great variety of food, engage in games, take tons of pictures with lanterns and decorations and catch a beautiful sight of the blistering Fireworks.

It is held at The Float @ Marina Bay from 23 January to 1 February 2020. If you are coming from a non-Chinese community, the River Hong Bao is a great place for you and your child to understand about Chinese New Year customs. You will get to see these customs in action and also, signboards that explain what the actions symbolise.

Date: 23 January to 1 February 2020
Time: 4pm – 10pm (TBD)
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
For more information, visit River Hong Bao Carnival.


#5. Chingay Parade 2020

chingay parade 2017

Singapore Chingay is the biggest parade in Singapore and Asia’s Grandest Street and Floats Parade. Originating as a procession to mark the Chinese New Year festivities, the parade has evolved into an international event, attracting performers from all over the world. Chingay performers are great fun. They are constantly trying to connect with the spectators, especially with children. It is a great time to expose your child to the rich multi-cultural performance!

Date: 31 January to 1 February 2020
Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building
For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2020.


#6. 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.


We have compiled a list of Where to go during Chinese New Year 2021 especially for our readers. Click on the image to read more.

Where to Go During Chinese New Year

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