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Chinese New Year 2022 Events and Celebrations For Families To Enjoy In Singapore!



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Usher in the Year of the Tiger together with your family with this list of events and celebrations happening around Singapore!

If you're in need of ideas for somewhere to go and something to do this Chinese New Year, whether you're celebrating the festival or not, look no further, you've come to the right place! 

Keep us bookmarked as we continue to update this list with more events, activities and things to do!  

Last updated: 14 Jan 2022

1. Celebrate The Year of The Tigether With Hongbao Designs from the Museum Roundtable

Venue: Participating Museum Roundtable Members
Date:
 7 Jan - 4 Feb 2022
Fee:
 Free

The popular Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign is back with new Year of the Tiger red packet designs! Families can collect a set of the unique red packet designs at 35 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries! 

This is a great family bonding opportunity - make it a mission to collect as many sets as possible and to visit a new museum this year! Red packets are while stocks last, so don't miss out on your favourite designs and start planning your visits now!

2. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration 2022

Venue: Online and Onsite, Chinatown
Date:
 7 Jan - 2 Mar 2022
Fee:
 Free

For this year Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022, it will be launched virtually and live-streamed on Noontalk Media, and Chinatown Festivals facebook page and YouTube channel. Do visit the social media page for the our official light-up and opening ceremony as we usher in the Year of the Tiger with good luck and prosperity.

Designed by students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, this year street light-up will feature sculptured lanterns from cub to tiger striving to achieve strength and vitality in their growing up! Not forgetting the centrepiece between New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street that comprise a family of tigers to signify reunion, harmony and prosperity.

There will also be online Getai, workshops and walking trails too! 

3. Dahlia Dreams @ Gardens by the Bay

Photo Credits: Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Date:
 14 Jan - 20 Feb 2022, 9 am - 9 pm
Fee:
Admission to Flower Dome applies (check pricing on KlookKKday)

Usher in the Spring Festival and celebrate new beginnings at the popular Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams. For the first time, a stunning River Hongbao lantern, Spring Fragrances (花香满溢), takes centrestage in the flower field. The lantern features three Chinese moon gates, a pair of rabbits and larger-than-life narcissus blooms, all set amidst about 2,000 showstopper dahlias and vibrant azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums. Also on display are adorable tiger cubs to ring in the Year of the Tiger, and auspicious decorations such as giant coin pouches (福袋) and couplets (春联) symbolising good fortune and prosperity.

4. Celebrate the Year of the Tiger and Joyous New Beginnings With S.E.A Aquarium

Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Dates: 15 Jan - 15 Feb 2022
Fees: Admission Fees Apply (check pricing on KlookKKday)

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with bountiful blessings at Resorts World Sentosa’s S.E.A. Aquarium. Families can expect a roaring good time at Spring in the Sea, including meet-and-greets with the well-loved Manta mascots, a trail of fortune with colourful festive decorations, an auspicious mural as well as a traditional chunlian (Spring Festival couplet) workshop perfect for family bonding.

5. The Asian Civilisation Museum Celebrates: Lunar New Year

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Onsite and Online
Date:
 1 Feb 2022
Fee:
 Free

Usher in the Year of the Tiger with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn more about celebrations associated with the Lunar New Year through online videos and onsite programmes, including guided tours, craft activities, and more!

Stay tuned at nhb.gov.sg/acm for more details.

6. Lunar New Year Celebrations @ the National Museum of Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Date:
 4 & 5 Feb 2022
Fee:
 Free

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the National Museum of Singapore! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance on 4 February, and learn about the different aspects of the Lunar New Year through a variety of programmes on 5 February!

Create your Lunar New Year mementos of coasters with Chinese knots or ceramic art of festive goodies and flowers. Learn more about the significance of the lion dance – an intangible cultural heritage – in a special presentation with a hands-on activity. Look for artefacts related to Lunar New Year in our galleries and stand to receive a special souvenir. You can also enjoy a performance by a group of talented youths who will present festive songs inspired by vinyl
records from the museum’s collection.

7. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date:
 11 Jan - 13 Feb 2022
Fee:
 Admission is free, fees may apply for select programmes and activities.

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022! Usher in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages. 

Expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, heritage trails, guided tours, storytelling, craft activities for the little one, and more! Delve intothe world of Nian Hua – woodblock prints used to decorate Chinese homes for the Lunar New Year for centuries – at the  Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art special exhibition. Watch artworks come to life at the memorial hall’s annual thematic installation, Blessings Come A-Knocking 祈福临门, a fun photo opportunity featuring familiar pop culture figures in the traditional style of new year prints, from 11 January to 24 July 2022. 

Online programmes will also be available at the memorial hall’s Facebook page. Catch a livestream of the annual lion dance performance on the first day of the Lunar New Year and a face-changing performance during the festival weekend – and keep an eye out for giveaways, for a chance to win limited-edition merchandise!

8. Soak in the Festivities at City Square Mall

Venue: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Date: 7 Jan - 13 Feb 2022

To mark the beginning of Chinese New Year, City Square Mall’s L1 City Green Park will be adorned with all things festive, where spring flowers bloom and dance to the warm glow of the luminous lanterns. Take your mandatory Chinese New Year #OOTD shot at City Green Park or take adorable portraits with your family.

Shoppers can also redeem a Red Packet with Plantable Seed Paper Greeting where you can grow the paper greeting as these eco-papers are embedded with a colourful variety of wildflower seeds.

9. Chingay 2022 / Chingay50

Venue: Live Webcast
Dates: 12 Feb 2022, 8 pm
Fees: Free

2022 is the year that Chingay turns 50! Not much info is available yet, so stay tune for more Chingay50 programmes. 

10. Leap Into Fun at Universal Studios Singapore 

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Dates: 13 Jan - 13 Feb 2022
Fees: Admission Fees Apply (check ticket pricing on Klook, KKday)

Leap into Fun and usher in the majestic Year of the Tiger at Universal Studios Singapore with plenty of auspicious and memorable photo moments. From iconic meet-and-greet sessions with adorable characters, to thrilling rides, delicious bites and fun festive activities, there is something exciting for everyone this Lunar New Year.

Kick start the festivities with favourite characters at the ever popular meet-and-greet sessions. Be sure to strike a pose and snap some photos with Master Tigress from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda as she makes her first-ever appearance at Universal Studios Singapore together with Po and the Yang Warriors. Joining in the fun Poppy and Branch from Trolls who will be dressed to usher in the Lunar New Year in their new festive best, perfect for the season. The mischievous Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me will also be dressed for the occasion.

Guests who visit Universal Studios Singapore this festive period from 1 – 6 Feb will each receive a Lunar New Year ang pow with an assortment of vouchers* for use at Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a ‘wish’ card upon entry to the park. They can write their wishes and hang it on any of the lush Wonderful Wishing Trees along Hollywood Boulevard. They will also receive a Good Fortune Draw slip for a chance to win fantastic Resorts World Sentosa prizes

11. Festive Fever: Chinese New Year Online Guide by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Venue: Online

In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Singapore Chinese Cultural (SCCC) has an exciting line-up of programmes and offerings that’s perfect for parents and kids to learn more about our distinct Chinese Singaporean culture. In particular is the Chinese New Year Online Guide, Festive Fever

Don’t know how to greet your elders during Chinese New Year or not too sure what to say when tossing your yusheng ingredients? SCCC’s one-stop Chinese New Year online guide will definitely be all you need to breeze through and impress friends and family during this festive season! From conversation starters to taboos, the guide is everything you’ll need for Chinese New Year, complete with a wide variety of cultural stories and interactive quizzes.

12. Singapore Chinese Orchestra LIVE at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Photo Credits: NParks

Venue: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Date: 22 Jan 2022, 6 pm - 7 pm
Fees: Free

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as they bring you Lunar New Year festive music at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, to usher in the Year of Tiger! Look forward to works like Tiger Bracing for Attack, Radiant with Joy, and Spring Festival Medley, conducted under the baton of Associate Conductor Moses Gay.

River Hongbao 2022

Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 30 Jan - 6 Feb 2022
Admission: Free, registration required

Singapore's Largest Chinese New Year festival, River Hongbao, is back with new festivities and programmes to look forward to. River Hongbao 2022 will be happening at Gardens by the Bay for the second consecutive year. 

The highly-anticipated lantern displays feature iconic scenes of celebration as we usher in the Year of the Tiger. Join the celebration with your family at the heart of the festival or enjoy the same through various digital experiences lined up over weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year season.

 

While we try our best to be accurate, we do encourage you to verify with the respective places/merchants to avoid any possible disappointment.

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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