Feeling adventurous and hoping to soak in the Chinese New Year atmosphere?

We scout the island for places where you can bask in the CNY festivities in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. There is a good mixture of on-site and online activities and events so take your pick.

Note: Due to COVID-19 crowd control measures, pre-registration may be required at some events or places listed.

Where to Go During Chinese New Year


EVENTS

1. Ring in the Year of the Metal Ox at Dahlia Dreams 2021

Dahlia Dreams floral display at Gardens by the Bay
Ring in the year of the Metal Ox and bask in prosperity and good fortune at Dahlia Dreams! Featuring auspicious elements and symbols, this ever popular floral display ushers in new beginnings filled with good luck and positivity. Stroll through a field of about 1,400 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, all grown in-house for the very first time by our very own horticulturists alongside a host of Lunar New Year floral favourites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums.

Date: 15 January to 21 February 2021
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Gardens By the Bay
Admission: Charges apply

For more information, visit Dahlia Dreams 2021.

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

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2. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021

Chinatown Chinese New Year Year of Ox

The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021 (2021 年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动) will be a festive affair with a new hybrid event that will bring the culture and traditions of the festival into the homes of local and international audiences, while welcoming the year of the Ox with Chinatown’s iconic Street Light-Up.

Themed “Usher in Good Health, Prosperity, and Happiness (竹报平安除旧岁, 金牛迎春好运来)”, the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021 will kick off with the Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony on 23 January 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the closed-door ceremony will be streamed live online from the Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre.

Date: 23 January to 12 March 2021
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Chinatown

For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021.

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3. River Hongbao 2021 – Extended by 4 Days

river hongbao 2021 god of fortune
The life-sized lanterns, giant God of Fortune installation and exhibition which have made River Hongbao (RHB) one of Singapore’s most beloved and exciting Chinese New Year celebration events will return this year at a new venue at Gardens by the Bay.

To prevent crowding, visitors are required to pre-register by booking slots online to avoid disappointment.

Date: 10 to 16 20 February 2021
Time: 2pm onwards
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Admission: Free. Pre-registration required.

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2021.

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4. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021

Usher in the Year of the Ox at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Lunar New Year celebrations! Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021 presents an exciting line-up of family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drum workshops, heritage walking trails, and craft activities for the little ones. The memorial hall’s annual thematic installation, Double Prosperity, also promises to make for great photo moments with friends and family this festive season.

Date: 5 January – 21 February 2021
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

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5. Huat to Do at Singapore Sports Hub

sports hub chinese new year huat run

Get a running start to the Chinese New Year with Singapore Sports Hub. Kick-off the year with a prosperous 888-metre run with family and friends, followed by some watery fun for a splash of good luck. Then, dive into delicious festive fare at the mall and at night fall, grab a good spot to watch the National Stadium dome come alive as you bask in its golden glow.

Date: 6 to 26 February 2021

For more information, visit Singapore Sports Hub Chinese New Year.

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6. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year 2021

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre presents ‘Moo Moo PARK’, Asia’s first drive-through exhibition, in partnership with The MeshMinds Foundation. Blending art and technology, we celebrate the Year of the Ox with a special focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Blending creativity, resilience, and imagination, this immersive exhibition in a carpark is the perfect way to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Ox with your loved ones!

Date: 22 January to 28 March 2021
*Closed on 11, 12, and 13 February 2021.
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Level 6 Car Park
Admission: Charges apply for this event/activity


PLACES OF INTEREST

7. Universal Studios Singapore

Shrek movie Universal Studios Singapore

Date: 6 to 26 February 2021
Admission: Charges apply

You can purchase Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Ticket via Klook (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers) or KKday.

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

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8. S.E.A. Aquarium

Underwater Dragon at SEA aquarium

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply.

You can purchase S.E.A. Aquarium™ One-Day Ticket via Klook (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers) or KKday.

For more information, visit S.E.A. Aquarium Lunar New Year.

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Kindly note that from 12 to 14 February 2021, over the Chinese New Year weekend, Science Centre Singapore and its group of attractions will be open from 10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm. The attractions will be closed on 11 and 15 February 2021, and operations will resume on 19 February 2021.

9. Science Centre Singapore

Date: 29 January to 28 February 2021
Operation hours: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

For more information, visit Science Centre Singapore.

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10. KidsSTOP

KidsStop at Science Centre

Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

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11. Omni-Theatre

IMAX Omni-Theatre Experience

Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook.

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12. Snow City

Snow Tube Fun at Snow City

Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

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13. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo Entrance

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

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14. Singapore Flyer

singapore flyer marina bay view

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (last boarding at 10pm)
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).

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15. Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.


STAYCATION

16. The Fullerton Bay Hotel

fullerton bay hotel staycation

Enjoy the ultimate staycation at the luxurious Fullerton Bay Hotel. The sleek and modern waterfront hotel is located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and features spectacular views of the Singapore skyline.

[FLASH DEAL] The Fullerton Bay Hotel Staycation Package – KKday Exclusive Up To 45% Off | $100 Dining Credit Free | Breakfast For 2 Included! You can book the Staycation Package via KKDay from $609 onwards.

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17. Andaz Singapore

Room & F&B Credits Package: Enjoy 1-night stay in a comfortable room of your choice inclusive of daily breakfast and access to hotel facilities, SGD100 F&B Dining Credits per room that can be used in all F&B outlets including in-room dining, complimentary in-room minibar, once per stay and refreshments at Sunroom on Level 25.

You can book the Staycation Package via Klook from $240 onwards (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers).

➡️ Related Read: CNY Staycation Singapore Deals 2021


MUSEUMS

The following museums are open during the Chinese New Year Period. The list is not exhaustive, visit here for a list of Museums in Singapore.

18. National Museum Of Singapore

national museum of singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum.

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19. The Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum ACM Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 9pm on Fridays)
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit nhb.gov.sg/acm.

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20. National Gallery Singapore

national gallery singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am to 7pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit nationalgallery.sg.

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21. ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum late-night opening

Date: Daily
Operation hours: Sun – Thu 10am – 7pm (Last entry at 6pm) | Fri – Sat 10am – 9pm (Last entry at 8pm)
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

ArtScience Museum is hosting STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition from 30 January to 13 June 2021. For more information, visit STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition.


FREE PLACES

22. Singapore Botanic Gardens

singapore botanic gardens

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 5am – 12am
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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23. Jurong Lake Gardens

jurong lake park rasau walk

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Jurong Lake Gardens.

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24. CNY Lights Decorations at Pang Sua Pond

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Location: 101 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, 679910
Admission: Free

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25. CNY Lights Decorations at Bukit Timah Truss Bridge

Bukit Timah Russ Bridge CNYPhoto credit: Straits Times

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Location: Near KAP Mall
Admission: Free





SHOPPING MALLS

26. AMK Hub Chinese New Year 2021

Experience the prosperous cheer of the new year with a series of exciting deals and activities to complement your new year festivities, all conveniently located within the heart of Ang Mo Kio. Receive blessings of the season from AMK Hub with a bountiful array of gifts with purchases when you shop and dine at AMK Hub. Shoppers can also stand a chance to receive a wealth of blessings when you spot the God of Fortune within the mall this month!

Date: 8 January to 28 February 2021
Time: Refer to post
Venue: AMK Hub

For more information, visit AMK Hub Chinese New Year 2021.

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27. Jurong Point Chinese New Year 2021

Jurong Point Chinese New Year 2021

Usher in a bountiful Lunar New Year at Jurong Point with exciting prosperity opportunities! Be it planning your reunion dinners, purchasing Lunar New Year décor items to spruce up your homes, selecting delicious festive goodies or getting the brightest of outfits, the myriad of shops at Jurong Point is sure to satisfy your shopping needs. Shoppers also stand chances to redeem or win prizes while shopping and dining at Jurong Point this festive season.

Date: 8 January to 28 February 2021
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Jurong Point

For more information, visit Jurong Point Chinese New Year 2021.


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

28. Chingay Parade 2021

chingay parade 2017

The highly anticipated annual Chingay Parade will return in its 49th edition. It will showcase a blend of old and new cultural performances, traditional and emerging art forms, but presented as a digital experience for the first time.

Themed ‘Light of Hope’ – Singapore’s first digital Chingay will be aired live on television, online and social media channels on 20 February 2021, 8pm – 9pm. In its new digital format, audiences will now be able to tune in from anywhere and everywhere for the first time in 49 years.

Date: 20 February 2021
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: Online

For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2021.


Note: All details are correct as at 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 event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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