2023 Chinese New Year Events in Singapore (2023)

After two years of low-key celebrations, this year's Lunar New Year celebration is back again. From countdown parties, grand parades, street lighting, stage performances to a food bazaar, this year's New Year is going to be big.

Chinatown is very crowded between 20:00 and 22:00 on weekends. If the number of spectators exceeds a safe level, crowded places will be closed and people will not be allowed to enter.

Check before visiting ChinatownCrowds in Chinatownquantity verification card. This card is only available during the following selected hours:

  • January 3, 14, 15 and 20, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • January 21, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m

Also read:How to survive a trip to Singapore during Chinese New Year

If you are wondering if there will be fireworks during the Singapore Lunar New Year 2023, there are still no official announcements about the New Year's Eve countdown fireworks.

However, this year Hongbao River will only have fireworks on the night of January 20, 2023. The fireworks will start at 8:00 PM during the opening ceremony of Ruby River 2023.

Fireworks are organized during the New Year's Eve countdown in Chinatown.

Either way, here are the most popular events and activities you can visit and take part in to celebrate Chinese New YearSingaporeThis year.

1. Chinatown: light show, market, stage, countdown

No Lunar New Year celebration in Singapore is complete without a visit.Chinatown, In my opinion. This is because Chinatown is the focal point for New Year in Singapore, where you can see street lights and decorations, buy jerky, pomelo and other New Year items.

The theme of this year's Lunar New Year is "Leap into the Year of the Rabbit", meaning a year of rebirth, resurrection and vitality.

Read my article on Chinese New Year in Chinatown 2023.

The street lights are on in Chinatown

The street lights will be from 19:00 to 12:00 midnight. Starting on January 3, 2023 and ending on February 19, 2023.

The lighting event will be set up along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

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Countdown Party in Chinatown

The countdown party will take place on January 21, 2023 from 10:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.Chinatown Plaza.

Weekly stage performance in Chinatown

Weekly stage performances will be held at Chinatown Square (the square between the Reliquary of the Tooth and the Chinatown complex) on January 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Chinatown Festival Bazaar

The Chinatown Festive Bazaar will be held at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Simi Street, Temple Street and Terengganu Street from 1 to 21 January 2023 from 6pm to 10pm.

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2. Orchard Road Wisma Atria

In front of Wisma Atria there is a pop-up shop with the legendarya student of the balland seafood hotpot. There is also a stage and a wishing tree for taking pictures.

Scan the QR code on the wish tree to redeem a can of Coca-Cola in the machine.

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3. Dahlia Dream u Gardens by the Bay

To usher in the Spring Festival and the Year of the Rabbit, the Flower Dome Conservatory will display 100 rabbit statues, promising and vibrant dahlias, spring flowers and magnificent magnolia trees from January 13, 2023 to February 26, 2022.Read my article about the Dream Flower Dome Dahlia 2023.

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4. Ruby River ved Gardens by the Bay

The Ang Bao River is an annual festival that has been held since 1987. This year's Ang Pao River event includes giant lighted lanterns scattered throughout the Gardens by the Bay, carnival rides and games, and performances by getai singers and local artists.

The River Hongbao event will take place from the 20th-28th. January 2023. Open 20.-21. January at 6:30 p.m., and on other days at 2:30 p.m.Read my article on Ruby River 2023.

Unlike last year, when it was quite difficult to get tickets, this year's event does not require tickets. Anyone can visit the event during the opening hours of the event.

Hongbao River 2023 will feature more than 18 enchanting lanterns, nightly stage performances, street food and rides.

Ang Bao River is one of my favorite Chinese New Year events in Singapore and I highly recommend a visit if you want to enjoy the festive Chinese New Year atmosphere.

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5. makeup

After two years of virtual parades,Stop ChingayReturn live in the F1 Pit Building on the 3rd-4th. February 2023 It's one of the biggest events in Singapore with thousands of performers and loads of huge floats. Tickets start at $20, with a 20% discount for Passion card members.

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6. Visit Universal Studios Singapore

From January 13 to February 5, 2023.Universal Studios SingapurEnter the Year of the Rabbit with fun and affordable events like a festive meet and greet, an exciting night event with extended weekend hours, a beautiful cherry blossom tree and the chance to collect amazing gifts. read mineA guide to making the most of your visit to USSiList of USS attractions.

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7. Sea Spring Aquarium ved S.E.A.

the ocean. From 13 January to 5 February 2023, the aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa will feature water-themed Chinese New Year decorations. There is currently a Chinese New Year promotion where you can get a 1-day ticket + $8 F&B voucher + $8 voucher (worth $57) for only S$46/adult and S$36/child.Get the Chinese New Year promotion here.

The main attractions of "Spring of the Sea" that you don't want to miss are:

  • put do fortuneFeatures 8 promising animals, including a fox-faced rabbitfish
  • unique in singaporeunderwater dragon dance
  • underwater historyMermaid Ruyi shares the story of her sea friends and how to protect their home
  • holiday meetingA cute manta ray mascot dressed in a Chinese New Year costume
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8. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Spring Festival Gala

Projeletni Wanqing festivalThe annual Chinese New Year celebration is held at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. This year's event offers a rich program and activities. Some of the most important are:

  • Blessing of the "Bunny". From December 29, 2022 to February 19, 2023, you can take a selfie with the giant rabbit installation on the memorial lawn.
  • giving a red envelope. From January 6 to 22, 2023, the first 50 visitors per day will receive a free red packet from Sun Yat-sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, just follow the SYSNMH Facebook page and confirm at the visitor desk.
  • Lion and dragon dance performance. On the first day of the Chinese New Year (January 22, 2023), from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., a lion and dragon dance performance will be held in the memorial hall. Entrance is free.
  • The god of wealth is visiting. Also on the first day of the lunar new year, from 10 am to 12 noon, the God of Wealth will come to the memorial hall to bestow sweet gifts and pray for a good harvest.
  • Free entrance to the memorial hall from January 22 to 24, 2023. Tickets for non-citizens/permanent residents are usually $8, and admission is free for everyone on the first and third days of Chinese New Year.
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9. Kanin-geterart installation in the Chinese Cultural Center in Singapore

From 18 December 2022 to 31 March 2023, every day from 10am to 10pm at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centerrabbit together(read: tù-gether) An art installation on the roof garden. Entrance is free.

Features of the exhibition:

  • Chinese New Year mythological characters such as Tuzai (Rabbit), Nianmei (Nian Beast) and Wenglai (Pineapple).
  • The light show takes place on selected Saturdays (January 7, January 14, January 28, February 25 and March 25) from 19:30 to 20:30.

You can also purchase a pair of limited edition red envelopes specially designed by the artistrabbit together. Just drop by the reception at the Chinese Cultural Center Singapore, Level 1, from 18 December 2022 to 5 February 2023 (while stocks last).

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10. Bayfront Bay Springs Carnival

Bay Springs CarnivalThe event takes place from 13 to 29 January 2023 at the Bayfront Event Space, an outdoor venue adjacent to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Admission is free, but tickets are required for rides and games.

Bay Springs Carnival highlights include:

  • Rides range from thrilling meteorites to a family-friendly white carousel
  • Carnival games like Ring Toss, Lobster Lob, Pyramid Smash and more
  • flavor– Popular pop-up winter wonderland with toboggan experiences and ski/board lessons
  • Stalls with delicious food such as Karubi and White Rabbit
  • daily live show
  • huge inflatable toy
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11. Huayi Festival – Esplanade Chinese Art Festival 2023

Huayi Festival - Chinese Art FestivalThe Huayi Festival is an annual cultural festival on the Esplanade that celebrates Singapore's multicultural heritage. Huayi will be held from 27 January to 5 February 2023 with an extensive artistic program, both with and without tickets.

Some of the highlights of the festival are:

  • Dance of the Golden Lion(January 27, 2023, 7:15 p.m., Esplanade amphitheater, free)
  • holiday favorites(January 27, 2023, 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Esplanade lobby, free)
  • Lanterna Appreciation—Teochew Children's Opera Performance(January 28, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.,
    Esplanade Hall, free of charge)
  • Tri Ka Tsai – a unique trilingual Hong Kong cabaret show(January 27-28, 2023, 7:30 p.m., Esplanade Recital Studio, tickets $30)
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12. Open day in the presidential palace

The Istana is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore. per year,Open day of the Presidential PalaceIt is held on 5 selected holidays, including Chinese New Year. This year the presidential palace will be an open dayMonday, January 23, 2023, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enter the Istana grounds for free and pay US$2 to enter the Istana main building. Meanwhile, all other visitors pay an entrance fee of USD 2 per person to enter the Istana and USD 4 to enter the main building of the Istana.

2 guided tours will also be organized:

  • Guided tour of Istana main building ($4 SC/SPR adults, $10 non-domestic adults, $2 children). Tours take place every 30 minutes with departure times at 10.00, 11.00 to 14.30, 16.30 to 17.00.
  • Nature Guide ($4 SC/SPR adults, $10 non-native adults, $2 children). Every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Below we present the program and activities of the Open Day in the Presidential Palaces.

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13. FunVee New Year's Light Tour

And what better way to see the Lunar New Year light show than from the ground? Apparently from an open bus! The FunVee New Year's Lights Tour is a one-hour tour that takes you to different locations to see the New Year's lights as well as Singapore's iconic landmarks.

FunVee New Year's Light Tour18.45 every day until February 19, 2023. They even work on New Year's Eve, the first and second day of the Chinese New Year.

Tickets cost S$29 (adult) and S$19 (child). However, you can get20% rabatwhen youbook herand use the promo codeEVA20(uppercase and lowercase letters differ).

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14. Have fun at Lau Pa Sat

Held from January 5 to February 5, 2023.jump to Joey is a Lau Pa Sat event featuring the iconic 5.5m inflatable white rabbit, a 2023 Chinese zodiac reading board, a must-win claw machine (free to play if you order or pay via the FairPrice app) and free White goods rabbit (if you spend at least $10 in Lau Pa Sat).

If you are not familiar with White Rabbit, it is the most popular candy in Southeast Asia and is loved by most children. I especially love candy-wrapped edible rice paper.

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