Celebrate Deepavali at the Indian Heritage Centre's Deepavali Open House

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Bask in the festive atmosphere at Little India this Deepavali with activities for all races and ages! 


Venue: Indian Heritage Centre
Dates: 1 - 23 Oct 2022
Admission: Free with fees for certain activities

Known as the ‚ÄėFestival of Lights‚Äô,¬†Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge¬†over ignorance. This year, the Indian Heritage Centre‚Äôs (IHC) Deepavali Open House¬†welcomes everyone to celebrate the joyous occasion with an exciting array of programmes.

Take The Deepavali Big Bus Tour To Enjoy The Street Light-up

Date: 1, 8, 15, & 22 October 2022
Time: 6 ‚Äď 8pm
Prices: $10 (Tickets)

For the first time, visitors can try out this novel way to see the Little India Deepavali Street light-up and decorations, on a special open-top bus tour. The tour provides the perfect introduction to the Little India precinct during the festive season and excellent photo opportunities from the top deck.

Go On A Little India Trishaw Trail 

Photo Credits: Indian Heritage Centre

Date: 30 September, 7, 14 & 21 October 2022
Time: 6 ‚Äď 8pm
Prices: $10 (Tickets)

This popular activity is back! Often sold out within hours, families who manage to snag tickets will get to enjoy the Deepavali festive mood with the Indian Heritage Centre’s Trishaw Trails on Friday evenings! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 15-min trishaw ride that will let you take in the sights, sounds, and festivities of Little India as the precinct ushers in the Festival of Lights! 

Enjoy The Deepavali Festive Decorations & Get A Free Money Packet

Date: 16 September ‚Äď 31 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre

Another crowd favourite, a miniature replica of the Little India Deepavali street light-up arch along Campbell Lane beckons the public to join in the festivities at IHC. Featuring oil lamp and peacock designs, this light installation serves as a warm greeting and is also the perfect backdrop to take a Deepavali family photo!

Take a picture of at IHC and upload it online with hashtag #IHCDeepavali, and redeem limited-edition money packets (valid till 23 Oct only) featuring oil lamp and peacock designs from IHC!

Contribute To The Community LEGO Mural

Date: 1 October ‚Äď 23 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre 

Families can contribute to a rangoli-inspired LEGO mural shaped by filling in coloured LEGO bricks to the white outline of the design. Simply collect your LEGO bricks from the IHC frontdesk and fill up the mural with the right colours!

Join An Interactive Storytelling Sessions For Kids

Date: 22 October 2022
Time: 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm
Prices: $10 (Tickets)

Get your little ones immersed in the traditions and values of Deepavali through this interactive storytelling session by AKT Creations. The great pairing of musical performances and fun craft sessions will be an entertaining activity to engage kids in the Deepavali festivities.

Take Part in FREE Drop-In Activities

Date: 1 October ‚Äď 23 October 2022
Venue: Indian Heritage Centre Lobby

The young and the young-at-heart can try their hand at various drop-in activities at the IHC Lobby, including the decoration of oil lamps and the making of Ramayana shadow puppets that narrate the story of Deepavali.


Other Deepavali-themed programmes include craft workshops, cooking-demos, heritage trails, and more are happening as well! Visit http://indianheritage.org.sg for more details. 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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