Chinatown Light-up, Performances and Activities to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Chinatown is abuzz with activities as the precinct prepares to welcome the Year of the Dragon this Chinese New Year 2024 

Venue: Chinatown
Dates: 19 Jan 2024 (Official Light-up), 19 Jan - 9 Mar 2024 (Light-up and Activities)
Admission: Free

The yearly Chinatown Chinese New Year Light-up and Festivities is always a great draw for both locals and tourists as visitors to the precinct soak in the atmosphere while shopping for Chinese New Year goodies and enjoying performances too! 

Chinese New Year Light-Up

Street lights will light up the streets from 19 Jan to 9 Mar 2024. Streets that will light-up are New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, and Upper Cross Street as we welcome the Year of the Dragon! 

Do also stay tune for the Lantern Adoption that happens between 22 Feb to 1 Mar 2024 where you might be able to bring home a display lantern (I wonder if we can bring home the Dragon too)!

Families should also visit the nearby Golden Tooth Relic Temple and see the lantern displays available there too! 

Performances and Activities

Get into the festive cheer by heading down to Chinatown to shop at the annual festive fairs as well as to get into the spirit of the Chinese New Year with exciting performances and to-dos! 

Festive Fair @ People's Park
Dates: 11 Jan - 9 Feb 2024, 10 am - 10 pm
Venue: Open Space in front of People's Park Complex

Festive Fair
Dates: 19 Jan - 9 Feb 2024, 10 am - 10 pm
Venue: Sago Street, Smith Street, Temple Street, Trengganu Street, Pagoda Street

Lion Dance Competition
Dates: 27 - 28 Jan 2024, 6pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer People's Theatre

Weekend Stage Shows
Dates: 27 - 28 Jan 2024, 3 - 4 Jan 2024, 6 pm - 9 pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Countdown Party
Dates: 9 Feb 2024, 10 pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Tickets may apply for selected performances and activities. Check out the schedule and updates on Chinatown Festivals! 


Photo Credits: Stanley Chee



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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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