Chinese New Year in Singapore

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Chinese New Year in Singapore: Fantastic lantern and lights displays

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to present a challenge, health and safety measures 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!

The River Hongbao Carnival is back this year but we will miss the Chingay Parade once again. Also, no fireworks have been announced for 2022 and there will be many activities in a virtual format as was the case last year.

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Singapore Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022
Welcoming The Year Of The Tiger

Chinatown Celebrations:

  • Chinese New Year Light Up - January 7 - March 2, 2022

  • Chinese New Year Countdown Party - Suspended

  • Festive Street Bazaar - Suspended

  • Lion Dance Competition - Suspended

River Hongbao Carnival - January 30 - February 6, 2022

Chinese New Year Fireworks - none confirmed for 2022

All events are free to the public unless stated otherwise.

Decorations and plants for Chinese New Year on sale in Singapore

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Chinatown Celebrations and Chinese New Year Light Up

Lanterns illuminate Singapores Streets during the annual 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 Garden Bridge 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...

Lanterns illuminate Singapores Streets during the annual Chinese New Year Light Up

And as in years past... The Year of the Horse...

Lanterns illuminate Singapores Streets during the annual Chinese New Year Light Up

...The Year of the Goat...

Lanterns illuminate Singapores Streets during the annual Chinese New Year Light Up

...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 7 - March 2, 2022

Where: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

Chinese New Year Countdown Party

When: Suspended

Where: Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road

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.

Festive Street Bazaar Singapore Chinese New Year

When: Suspended - 6:00 pm - 10:30 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

Also prior to the kick-off celebrations is the Lion Dance Championship competition, lots of drumming, dancing, jumping and twirling action.

Lion Dance Competition Singapore Chinese New Year

When: Suspended

Where: Kreta Ayer People's Theatre

How Much: S$15, both days S$25

Wait, there's more... lots of virtual events... For this year's full line up of events in Chinatown, check the official site http://chinatownfestivals.sg/

River Hongbao Carnival

Singapore Chinese New Year River Hongbao Carnival Lights

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...

Singapore Chinese New Year River Hongbao Carnival Lanterns

...live performances, lion dances, acrobats, cultural and folk shows...

Singapore Chinese New Year River Hongbao Carnival Lively Acts And Acrobats

...and this being Singapore, of course fantastic street food!

Singapore Chinese New Year River Hongbao Carnival Street Food

For kids, the rides, crafts and games are a great magnet!

Singapore Chinese New Year River Hongbao Carnival Lively Acts Rides

River Hongbao Carnival 2022

The Carnival recently moved to Gardens by the Bay which provides a larger venue for a safe, socially distanced celebration! You can expect to see dazzling lanterns and performances galore by local talents and artists. Live stage performances are back this year, and you can still catch them online at Virtual River Hongbao

NO FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR 2022.

When: January 30 - February 6, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Where: Gardens by the Bay

How Much: Entry is FREE! However, due to safe distancing measures in place, there will be a limited number of visitors at the event at any given time by pre-allocating time slots of one and a half to two hours to each visitor so you must secure a ticket before attending.

More Info, festival map and tickets: www.riverhongbao.sg.

Singapore Chinese New Year Fireworks 2022

Chinese New Year Fireworks in Singapore

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 - NO FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR 2022

  • Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party at Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road - NO FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR 2022

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Let's Celebrate!

May the New Year turn out to be a very special one for you and your family...
filling each day with peak of health...
abundance of happiness...
bountiful prosperity...
and Zen like serenity...

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!

You can decorate easily with traditional or battery-operated lanterns, paper cuttings, lucky coins and banners to add a splash to the celebrations!

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