Chinese New Year Celebrations 2023
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to present a challenge around the world, health and safety measures in Singapore continue to adjust to the current conditions. The status of any large-scale public Lunar New Year event in Singapore may change at the last minute. Check for any updated info before you head out to any public event. At any rate, we want to wish you a harmonious, healthy and peaceful Spring Festival.
Singapore is a riot of colors and lights during the Chinese New Year festivities.
You can soak it all up at the Chinatown Street Light Up where lively performances, lion dances, and bazaars complement fantastic decorations, colorful lanterns and stunning arrangements.
Besides the events held in Chinatown, Lunar New Year highlights in Singapore also include the iconic River Hongbao Carnival, the Chingay Parade and of course the Fireworks!
Singapore Chinese New Year Celebrations 2023
Welcoming The Year Of The Rabbit
- Chinese New Year Light Up - January 3 - February 19, 2023
- Chinese New Year Countdown Party - January 21, 2023
- Festive Street Bazaar and Food Fair - January 1 - 21, 2023
River Hongbao Carnival - January 20 - 28, 2023
Chingay Parade - February 3 - 4, 2023
Chinese New Year Fireworks
All events are free to the public unless stated otherwise.
Chinatown Celebrations and Chinese New Year Light Up
Thousands of handcrafted lanterns are prepared months in advance for the coming celebration.
The festival light up normally runs along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street and it is a fantastic display of lights and a flurry of colors.
The colorful displays are inspired by the upcoming year's Chinese Zodiac animal...
...The Year of the Tiger...
And as in years past... The Year of the Horse...
...The Year of the Goat...
...As well as many traditional symbols...
One of the highlights is the official Light-Up Opening Ceremony that launches the Chinatown celebrations which features performances by local and Chinese troupes of acrobats, lion dancers, cultural acts and lots of noisy firecrackers and fireworks.
When: January 3 - February 19, 2023
Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street
Chinese New Year Countdown Party
When: On New Year's Eve January 21, 2023
Where: Kreta Ayer Square at 21 Banda Street
A Festive Street Bazaar opens a couple of weeks before the New Year so everyone can prepare and buy decorations, small presents, flowers and plants, red envelopes, etc.
When: January 1 - 21, 2023 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm On New Year's Eve open throughout until 1:00 am New Year's Day
Where: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
Wait, there's more... For this year's full line up of events in Chinatown, check the official site http://chinatownfestivals.sg/
River Hongbao Carnival
The River Hongbao Carnival is another tradition during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Singapore. With its stunning setting in Gardens by the Bay, this epic festival celebrates with a flood of lights and colorful lanterns...
...live performances, lion dances, acrobats, cultural and folk shows...
...and this being Singapore, of course fantastic street food!
For kids, the rides, crafts and games are a great magnet!
River Hongbao Carnival 2023
The Carnival recently moved to Gardens by the Bay. You can expect to see dazzling lanterns and performances galore by local talents and artists.
When: January 20 - 28, 2023
Where: Gardens by the Bay
How Much: Entry is FREE! Tickets and registration is NOT required this year
More Info, festival map and tickets: www.riverhongbao.sg.
Chingay Parade Embrace Tomorrow 2023
Not uniquely a "Chinese" event, the Chingay Parade embraces Singapore's iconic multicultural heritage and soul and has traditionally been held during the Lunar New Year festivities bringing together Chinese, Malays, Hindus... and the many lands that make up the country's identity.
It is a fantastic display of colorful floats, dragons, dancers and performers, clowns, acrobats... It is Asia's largest street performance and float parade, which is back this year after having gone virtual last year due to the pandemic. Long-time fans will be delighted by the return of the iconic Chingay floats and 17 community co-created mini floats.
When: February 3 - 4, 2023 8:00 pm
Where: A larger-than-life art installation set up at F1 Pit Building acts as the parade's largest performance backdrop
How Much: This is a public event and free along the parade route. There is also a section with spectator stands at the F1 Pit with ticket prices from SG$20 - SG$60
More Info: https://www.chingay.gov.sg/.
Singapore Chinese New Year Fireworks 2023
Spectacular fireworks displays lit up the Singapore skies in grand style to welcome the New Year at midnight on New Year's Eve. This year's displays have not been confirmed. If they do go ahead, they will likely be at:
- River Hongbao Carnival at Gardens By The Bay
- Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party at Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road
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