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.

where to go during chinese new year


PLACES OF INTEREST / EVENTS

1. 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

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2. Dahlia Dreams 2021

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.

Date: 15 January to 21 February 2021
Time: 9am – 9pm
Venue: Flower Dome. Admission charges to Flower Dome apply.

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

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3. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021

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


STAYCATION

4. The Fullerton Hotel

Live like royalty with a 5-star staycation at the iconic Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Bask in the history and luxury of the magnificent Fullerton Building, a National Monument that has played a pivotal role in Singapore’s history in the past century.

You can book the Staycation Package via KKDay from $349 onwards.

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5. 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: Staycation Singapore Deals 2021


OTHERS

6. Universal Studios Singapore
Shrek movie Universal Studios Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
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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7. 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


SHOPPING MALLS

8. 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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9. 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.



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# River Hongbao 2020
Singapore River Hongbao 2019 Firework
Singapore’s most celebrated Lunar New Year event is back! This time bigger and better! Look forward to more breathtaking fireworks, dazzling hand-crafted lanterns and last but not least, attractive prizes to be won!

Date: 23 January to 1 February 2020
Time: 2pm – 11pm
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
For more information, visit Singapore River Hongbao 2020

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# The Istana Open House
istana open house
There will be a variety of performances on the Istana Grounds during the Open House. Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs.

Date: 26 January 2020
Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: The Istana
For more information, visit Istana Chinese New Year Open House.

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# Lunar New Year Spring Surprise 2020 At Gardens By The Bay
Lunar New Year at Gardens by the Bay
Usher in the Year of Metal Rat with a variety of festive programmes and activities this Lunar New Year. Watch The Story of Nian unfold through music, puppetry, and drama, and don’t miss out the spark-tacular Golden Pyro Dragon Dance making its first appearance in Singapore. Visitors can also look forward to thrilling acrobatic stunts by a lion dance troupe, music performances by local ensembles, shadow puppet shows telling the story of the Chinese zodiac, meet-and-greet sessions with the God of Fortune, and a festive bazaar!

Date: 27 January to 9 February 2020
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Gardens By the Bay
For more information, visit Lunar New Year Spring Surprise 2020 At Gardens By The Bay.

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# Our Tampines Hub 2020
our tampines hub chinese new year
Our Tampines Hub, Singapore’s largest integrated community and lifestyle hub, is celebrating the Spring Festival with a month-long community engagement programme that includes a Chinese New Year Bazaar, exciting stage performances including lion dances, Chinese drum acts, Chingay float displays and stilt walker performers for the Tampines community.

Date: 11 January to 8 February 2020
Time: Refer to post
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
For more information, visit Bountiful Spring Festive Cheers at Our Tampines Hub 2020.

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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.

# National Museum Of Singapore
Lunar New Year Celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: Daily from 10am – 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 At The National Museum Of Singapore.

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# The Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum ACM Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 9pm on Fridays)
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit acm.org.sg

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# National Gallery Singapore
around chinatown

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am to 7pm
Free: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents
For more information, visit nationalgallery.sg

# 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

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FREE PLACES

# 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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# 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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# Changi Airport

chinese new year decorations at changi airport
The Year of the Rat has made its appearance at Changi Airport with a plethora of activities to entertain the whole family. From exciting retail and dining offers, going on treasure hunts to snapping photos with special horticulture displays, welcome the new year with your family at Changi Airport!

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Changi Airport Ushers in the Year of the Rat with Activities Aplenty.

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# Thian Hock Keng Temple

lunar new year at thian hock keng temple

A 17-day festival at the 180-year-old ‘living’ national monument and an architectural masterpiece. Enrich your experience by learning about the Singapore Chinese heritage, culture, traditions and customs.

Date: 24 January to 9 February 2020
Operation hours: Refer to post
Admission: Free
For more information, visit Celebrate Chinese New Year at Thian Hock Keng Temple.

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# Magical Shores at Siloso Beach Sentosa
Magical Shores at Siloso beach
Magical Shores at Siloso is Singapore’s first multi-sensory, interactive beach light art attraction. Comprising four acts, the attraction will offer an experience unique to Sentosa.

For more information, visit Magical Shores at Siloso Beach Sentosa – Singapore’s First Beach Light Art Attraction.

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# Science Centre Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 6pm
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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# KidsSTOP

KidsStop at Science Centre

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm
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 KidsSTOP

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# Omni-Theatre

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 12pm – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply. Get your tickets online to enjoy more discounts from Klook.
For more information, visit Omni-Theatre

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# Snow City

Snow Tube Fun at Snow City

Date: Daily
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 🥳).

For more information, visit Snow City.

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# 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 🥳).

For more information, visit Singapore Zoo.


CHINESE NEW YEAR RELATED

# 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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