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 2022


EVENTS

1. Dahlia Dreams 2022

Dahlia Dreams 2022 GBTB

Usher in the Spring Festival and celebrate new beginnings at the popular Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams. For the first time, a stunning River Hongbao lantern, Spring Fragrances (花香满溢), takes centre stage in the flower field.

Date: 14 January to 20 February 2022
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Gardens By the Bay
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook, KKday or Trip.com.

For more information, visit Dahlia Dreams 2022.

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2. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022

The Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022 (2022 年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动). Join us to welcome the Year of Tiger this Chinese New Year!­

Date: 7 January to 2 March 2022
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Chinatown

For more information, visit Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022.

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3. River Hongbao 2022

River Hongbao 2022

If you’re looking for a place with full-on Chinese New Year festive vibes, look no further! Join us for an evening of festivities and celebration this Chinese New Year with something for everyone.

Date: 30 January to 6 February 2022
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)

For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2022.

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4. Lunar New Year at ACM

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn more about celebrations associated with the Lunar New Year through online videos and onsite programmes, including guided tours, craft activities, and more!

Date: 1 February 2022
Time: All day
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Onsite and Online. Programmes are free.

Non-citizens/PRs can buy tickets online at Klook or KKday.

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5. CNY Celebrations at National Museum

Lunar New Year National Museum Singapore

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the National Museum of Singapore! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance on 4 February, and learn about the different aspects of the Lunar New Year through a variety of programmes on 5 February 2022!

Date: 4 to 5 February 2022
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

Non-citizens/PRs can get tickets online at Klook or KKday.

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6. Istana Open House 2022

istana open house

Visitors who wish to visit the Istana will have to apply for tickets in advance. Each application is limited to a maximum of five tickets. Tickets will be allocated by an electronic balloting system. There are no charges for the tickets. Ticket application will open from Monday, 24 January 2022, 10am to Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 10am.

Date: 5 February 2022
Venue: Istana
Admission: Admission is free; Pre-registration required.

For more information, visit Istana Chinese New Year Open House 2022.

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7. Light to Night 2022

Light to Night 2022 Singapore

Light to Night, a marquee event of Singapore Art Week, will illuminate the Civic District and beyond with an immersive and expanded line-up of day to night programmes. Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with its Civic District partners, Light to Night 2022 offers over 60 engaging and multi-sensory experiences for all in its continued phygital format. For the first time, the festival will be held over three weeks, inviting audiences to forge deeper connections with art wherever they are.

Date: 14 January to 3 February 2022

For more information, visit Light to Night 2022.

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8. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

From how to properly greet your elders to a glossary of all our favourite Chinese New Year goodies, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) provides you with all you need to know to navigate this festive season with poise. To kick off our celebrations for the Year of the Tiger, SCCC has prepared a roaring line-up of exciting programmes and exhibitions.

Date: 14 January to 15 February 2022
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

For more information, visit Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese New Year.

9. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022! Join us for a rousing weekend as we usher in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages.

Date: 13 to 14 February 2022
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 2022.

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PLACES OF INTEREST

10. Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore CNY

Make the Year of the Tiger one to remember with our latest premium programme, IT’S SHOWTIME! Usher in an exclusive night of festive fun, abundant delicacies and auspicious activities that we have in store for you.

Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm (Thu-Sat) | 10am – 5pm (Sun)
Admission: Charges apply

You can purchase Universal Studios Singapore One-Day Ticket via Klook or KKday.

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

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11. S.E.A. Aquarium

Underwater Dragon at SEA aquarium

Delve into new depths of good fortune and surround yourself with abundance from 100,000 marine fish. You’ll also get to meet some of the most auspicious stars among them, from the giant Sand Tiger Shark that seizes every opportunity to the tiny Weedy Sea Dragon whose vibrant colours scream of prosperity. Say hi to them and discover their symbolism to celebrate the year ahead.

Operation hours: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Charges apply.

You can purchase S.E.A. Aquarium™ One-Day Ticket via Klook or KKday.

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

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12. Science Centre Singapore

Date: TBC
Operation hours: TBC
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com.

For more information, visit Science Centre Singapore.

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13. KidsSTOP

KidsStop at Science Centre

Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com.

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14. 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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15. 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.

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16. Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo Entrance

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

You can get tickets online at Klook or Trip.com.

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17. Haw Par Villa

statues in Haw Par Villa Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 9am – 10pm (last entry 9.30pm)
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Haw Par Villa.

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18. 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

19. Staycation in Singapore Zoo

Staycation Singapore Zoo

Whether you are an animal lover or just seeking a new thrill, Staycation in the Wild is a must-do wildlife adventure for everyone. The unique two-day-one-night experience is the perfect way to rediscover Singapore Zoo. Cosy into the night with bespoke accommodations, experience the splendour of rainforests with our open and vibrant exhibits, befriend a critter at a meet-and-greet, and be charmed by our parks’ residents through delightful feeding sessions.

You can book the staycation via Klook.

For more information, visit Staycation in Singapore Zoo.

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20. Staycation in River Wonders

Staycation River Wonders

River Wonders’ Staycation with the Manatees will be available till 19 March 2022. Guests can look forward to drifting to sleep while watching our manatees, experience exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions and meet our captivating capybaras at the Once Upon a River Show.

You can book the staycation via Klook.

For more information, visit Staycation in River Wonders.

➡️ Related Read: Staycation Singapore Deals 2022

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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.

21. 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 here.

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22. 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

Non-citizens/PRs can buy tickets online at Klook or KKday.

For more information, visit here.

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23. 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 here.

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24. 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.


FREE PLACES

25. 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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26. Jurong Lake Gardens

jurong lake park rasau walk

Jurong Lake Gardens is Singapore’s new national gardens in the heartlands. It is a people’s garden, where spaces will be landscaped and created for families and the community to come together.

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Jurong Lake Gardens.

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27. 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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SHOPPING MALLS

28. Malls Of Frasers Property Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year at the Malls of Frasers Property Retail

A season of abundance and prosperity awaits at the malls of Frasers Property this Lunar New Year, with a growing list of promotions, deals, contests and lucky draws for all! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with Frasers Property Retail’s “Big Fortune, Bigger Rewards” campaign, which promises over $500,000 worth of rewards across 12 Frasers Property Retail developments via the Frasers Experience (FRx) app.

Date: 7 January to 15 February 2022
Venue: Bedok Point, Causeway Point, Century Square, Changi City Point, Hougang Mall, Northpoint City, Robertson Walk, Tampines 1, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point, White Sands

For more information, visit Malls Of Frasers Property Chinese New Year.

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29. CapitaLand Welcomes The Year Of The Tiger

CapitaLand Chinese New Year Joyous Molly Reunion 2022

To soak in the prosperous and joyous spirit of the Lunar New Year, Singapore’s largest shopping mall operator, CapitaLand, is inviting you to welcome the year of the tiger with its auspicious transformations of the kaleidoscopic Molly installations, irresistible shopping deals and a vibrant mix of modern and age-old traditions! From now till 15 February 2022, join us in this Joyous Molly Reunion across 16 participating CapitaLand malls islandwide.

Date: Till 15 February 2022
Venue: Aperia, Bedok Mall, Bugis Junction, Bugis+, Bugis Street, Bukit Panjang Plaza, IMM, JCube, Junction 8, Lot One, Plaza Singapura, SingPost Centre, Tampines Mall and Westgate

For more information, visit CapitaLand Welcomes The Year Of The Tiger.


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

30. Chingay Parade 2022 – Chingay50

chingay parade 2017

Returning to delight audiences after its inaugural digital version in 2021, the 2022 annual Chingay showcase (Chingay50) continues to harness the power of technology and community involvement to push the envelope with its 50th edition. Themed ‘Ignite Our Dreams’, Chingay50 will be an exciting multi-dimensional experience airing live online and on social media channels.

Bringing the best of Singapore’s multiculturalism to local audiences and beyond, Chingay50 seeks to engage and invigorate audiences with fresh, innovative presentations of arts, culture and heritage, as well as through a wider range of opportunities for community participation and involvement.

Date: 12 February 2022
Time: TBC

For more information, visit Chingay Parade 2022 – Chingay50.


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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