Deepavali, which means “Festival of Lights”, celebrates the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. We can all use a little more light and hope in our lives, so join us in this celebration by participating in a plant trail, or enjoying the traditional performances on-site or online.

Date: Till Sunday, 7 November 2021
Time: Various timings
Location: Gardens by the Bay

Deepavali Gardens by the Bay Plant Trail


Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated. For more details, visit here.

Programme Date Time Location
Plant Trail Till 7 Nov All day Heritage Gardens
Deepavali Performances* 4 Nov 1pm to 1.30pm, 3pm to 3.30pm, 5pm to 5.30pm and 7pm to 7.30pm Flower Field Hall and live-streamed on Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook

*Pre-registration online is required. Programme is free and does not include admission to Flower Dome. Admission to performance is only for fully vaccinated visitors / visitors with negative PET results within 24 hours from the end of performance / visitors with proof of recovery from Covid-19. Limited capacity for children aged 12 and below.

Plant Trail

Go on a self-guided trail through our Heritage Gardens and participate in a quiz to discover the beauty of plants in the Hindu culture.

Deepavali Gardens by the Bay Bharatanatyam Dance

Deepavali Performances

Enjoy a line-up of traditional Indian performances brought to you by students and teachers from Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) to celebrate Deepavali. These performances are supported by National Arts Council as part of the Arts and Culture Nodes Network.

Performance Time
Kathak Dance 1pm to 1.30pm
Bharatanatyam Dance 3pm to 3.30pm
Ragalahari – Veena Venu Violin ensemble 5pm to 5.30pm
Swaramaya – Sitar Veena Violin ensemble 7pm to 7.30pm


  • Visitors must register and pre-book a slot here.
  • Only for fully vaccinated visitors / visitors with negative PET results within 24 hours from the end of session / visitors with proof of recovery from Covid-19

Photos credit: Gardens by the Bay.

Deepavali falls on 4 November 2021 this year and here is our round-up of Deepavali events 2021 that you can look forward to in Singapore.

Celebrate Deepavali at Indian Heritage Centre

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