USHER IN THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS WITH THE INDIAN HERITAGE CENTRE

Deepavali Open House Indian Heritage Centre 2022

Bask in the festive atmosphere at Little India this Deepavali! Known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. This year, the Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) Deepavali Open House welcomes everyone to celebrate the joyous occasion with an exciting array of programmes from 1 to 23 October 2022.

In a first for IHC, visitors will be able to enjoy the annual Little India Deepavali street light-up and decorations on the Deepavali Big Bus Tour, that will run over the Open House weekends. The customised open-top sightseeing bus tour provides the perfect introduction to the Little India precinct during the festive season and excellent photo opportunities from the top deck!

Indian Heritage Centre LEGO mural and workshopsLEGO mural and workshops at Indian Heritage Centre

Adding more colour to the precinct, visitors will be able to contribute to a LEGO mural inspired by rangoli designs. The mural is designed in collaboration with LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong. Visitors will help to complete the mural by filling in its white outline with coloured LEGO bricks.

Replica of Little India Deepavali street light-up archMiniature replica of Little India Deepavali street light-up arch

Bringing back a crowd-favourite, a miniature replica of the Little India Deepavali street light-up arch along Campbell Lane beckons the public to join in the festivities at IHC. The decorated arch extends from the institution’s entrance to its stairwell, serving as the perfect backdrop to take a Deepavali #OOTD! Visitors can also upload photos of themselves enjoying the light installations on social media and tag #IHCDeepavali to redeem limited-edition money packets.

Other Deepavali-themed programmes include craft workshops, cooking-demos, heritage trails, and evening trishaw rides. Registration is required for certain programmes here. Admission to IHC is free for all.





Indian Heritage Centre (IHC)‘s Deepavali Open House is back in the month of October with festive programmes for the whole family!

Indian Heritage Centre DeepavaliImage credit to Indian Heritage Centre

Onsite programmes include craft workshops, cooking-demos, drop-in activities, heritage trails, performances and evening trishaw rides where visitors can take in the sights, sounds and festivities of Little India.

Visitors can also take photos with our light installations and collect Deepavali-themed money packets. New highlights this year include an open-top big bus tour of Little India and a Community Lego mural initiative.

Deepavali Open House at Indian Heritage Centre

Date: 4 weekends in October (1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 October) 2022
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre
Admission is free for all during Open House days, but some programmes are chargeable.

For more information, visit here.

List of Programme Highlights for Deepavali Open House 2022

Deepavali Festive Decoration

Date: 16 September to 31 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre

A miniature replica of the Little India Deepavali street light-up arch along Campbell Lane beckons visitors into Indian Heritage Centre and invites all to welcome the festival of lights with us! Featuring oil lamp and peacock designs, this light installation serves as a warm greeting and is also the perfect backdrop to take a Deepavali #OOTD!

Deepavali Light-Up 2022 at Little India

Money Packets

Date: 1 October to 23 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre

Take a photo at IHC, upload it onto social media with the hashtag #IHCDeepavali, and redeem limited-edition money packets featuring oil lamp and peacock designs from IHC!

Little India Trishaw Trails

Date: 30 September, 7, 14 & 21 October 2022
Time: 6 – 8pm
Prices: $10
Register here

Get into the festive mood this Deepavali with Indian Heritage Centre’s Trishaw Trails on Friday evenings! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 15-min trishaw ride that will let you take in the sights, sounds, and festivities of Little India as the precinct ushers in the Festival of Lights!

Deepavali Big Bus Tour

Date: 1, 8, 15, & 22 October 2022
Time: 6 – 8pm
Prices: $10
Register here

For a novel way to see the Little India Deepavali Street light-up and decorations, hop on this special open-top bus tour. The tour provides the perfect introduction to the Little India precinct during the festive season and excellent photo opportunities from the top deck.

Guided tour of Little India Heritage Trail

Date: 1, 8, 15 & 22 October 2022
Time: 10.30am – 12pm
Prices: $10
Register here

Join us on a walkthrough of Little India Heritage Trail which also features the National Heritage Board’s Street Corner Heritage Galleries – Little India, featuring a collection of heritage businesses in the precinct. Listen to anecdotes of first- and second-generation heritage business owners and trace the evolution of this vibrant cultural precinct.

Community LEGO Mural

Date: 1 October to 23 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre

Visitors can contribute to this rangoli-inspired LEGO mural shaped by filling in coloured LEGO bricks to the white outline of the design. This community LEGO mural has been designed in collaboration with LEGO artist Jeffrey Kong.

Jeffrey Kong is a local artist who creates with building bricks. He is known for his retro and Singapore-inspired creations. As founder of Artisan Bricks his work includes sculptures, building kits, workshops and events. Facebook/Instagram: @artisanbricks

Drop-in Activities

Date: 1 October to 23 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre Lobby

The young and the young-at-heart can try their hand at various drop-in activities at the IHC Lobby, including the decoration of oil lamps and the making of Ramayana shadow puppets that narrate the story of Deepavali.

Clay Oil Lamp Mandala Painting Workshop

Date: 15 & 16 October 2022
Time: 2.00 – 3.30pm & 4 – 5.30pm
Prices: $10
Register here

In this mandala dot painting workshop, participants will decorate their very own clay oil lamp that will add a touch of brightness and colour to their homes as they usher in the Festival of Lights!




Festive Deepavali Dishes

Date: 16 & 23 October 2022
Time: 10.30am – 12pm
Prices: $10
Register here

This cooking demonstration by celebrity chefs – Devagi Sanmugam (Spice Queen) & Vasunthara Ramasamy (Masterchef SG S2) will teach participants how to make festive Deepavali meals, including breakfast and lunch dishes. The session includes a sampling of the dishes at the end.

Deepavali in Animal Land

Date: 22 October 2022
Time: 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm
Prices: $10
Register here

Get your little ones immersed in the traditions and values of Deepavali through this interactive storytelling session by AKT Creations. The great pairing of musical performances and fun craft sessions will be an entertaining activity to engage kids in the Deepavali festivities.


Deepavali falls on 24 October this year and here is our round-up of Deepavali events 2022 that you can look forward to in Singapore.

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