24 Chinese New Year 2023 Events and Celebrations For Families To Enjoy In Singapore!



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Usher in the Year of the Rabbit 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: 6 Jan 2023

1. Celebrate Lunar New Year with Rewards and a Lucky Dip @ Science Centre Singapore

Dates: 6 ‚Äď 29 Jan 2023
Fees: Free

Science Centre Singapore is inviting you to join them as a Galaxy Rewards member this Lunar New Year! The Galaxy Rewards membership allows you to enjoy discounts and promotions with Science Centre Singapore and partnering brands.

Receive 500 Galaxy STARs sign-up bonus when you register during the Lunar New Year promotion period between 6 to 29 Jan 2023. Members who register during this period will also get to take part in the Lunar New Year Lucky Dip where you will stand a chance to win discounted attraction tickets and Galaxy STARs, including

  • 20% off KidsSTOP Tickets
  • 50% off Omni-Theatre Show Tickets
  • Additional 88 STARs
  • Additional 888 STARs

Did we mention that membership registration is completely FREE? So don’t wait and head over to Science Centre Singapore to sign up before the promotion ends!

*While stocks last

2. Win LEGO¬ģ Sets While Creating Family Fun at the¬†LEGO¬ģ Prosperity Burrows Event at Suntec City

 

Venue: Suntec City, Atrium (Tower 1 & 2)
Dates: 12 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

Head down to the¬†LEGO¬ģÔłŹ Prosperity Burrows event at¬†Suntec City¬†for a fun-filled family adventure where you can expect hands-on activities to spread festive joy this Lunar New Year! The Bunny Family is not ready for the Year of the Rabbit, and they need your help with 3 challenges! Complete the challenges and be rewarded with a LEGO polybag.

That’s not all! Receive LEGO Red Packets from a LEGO mascot at Meet & Greet sessions on selected weekends, and collect a free photo printout when you pose for a festive family photo with the 5-m tall 3D giant bunny centerpiece too!

Love LEGO? Take part in the Spot the Hidden Bunny guessing challenge - Father Bunny is holding a reunion party and has invited many guests! Count the number of bunnies in the diorama display and the nearest answers to the correct one will win LEGO sets! Be one of 5 winners weekly from 12 Jan to 5 Feb 2023!

Families who shop at Suntec City during the promotional period will also enjoy exclusive Spend & Redeem rewards. Redeem Suntec+ Points, Red Packets, Rabbit Zodiac Plush and a limited-edition LEGO God of Fortune build! Minimum spending applies.

3. Chingay Parade 2023 - Physical Parade with Heartlands Celebrations

Venue: F1 Pit Building
Dates: 3 & 4 February 2023, 8 pm onwards
Admission: from $20

Indulge in the colourful and vibrant Chingay Parade 2023 brought to you by the diverse talents and multi-ethnic community, performed in front of a street-style container art backdrop that is co-created by youths. Be enticed by the return of the iconic Chingay floats and 17 community co-created mini floats which exemplifies the strong community spirit and togetherness. 

Tickets to the physical parade are on sale now, and are priced at $20, $28.50, $40, $50 and $60 depending on date and categories. PAssion Card Members enjoy 20% off! Get them now on SISTIC!

Families may also choose to host watch parties at their own homes by watching the live webcast on Chingay's Facebook and stand a chance to win more than $6,000 worth of vouchers! Including a $500 most creative watch party prize for 5 winners!

4. Discover Massive Lantern Display at River Hongbao 2023, Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 

  • 20 Jan: 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
  • 21 Jan: 6.30 pm - 12.15 am
  • 22 - 28 Jan: 2.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Admission: Free

Coming to¬†Gardens by the Bay from 20 to 28 Jan 2023,¬†families visiting¬†River Hongbao 2023¬†will get to enjoy the Chinese New Year Festivities with the festivals latest mascots, Fu-er and Shou-er to usher in the Year of the Rabbit ŚÖĒgether.

Grab your cameras and be dazzled by the massive and colourful lantern displays. Daily stage performances, carnival games and amusement rides add to the festive feel too! There will also be a host of other festivities, including the return of the Food Street after 3 years of restrictions! 

Admission to River Hongbao 2023 is free and you will not be required to register for a ticket to attend the event too! So simply drop by! 

5. Celebrate and Have Fun at the Bay Spring Carnival by The Show Master

Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Dates: 13 - 29 Jan 2023
Admission: Free admission, fees apply for games and rides (Check pricing here)

The Bay Spring Carnival is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. This Lunar New Year, The Show Master invites you to this rejuvenated festive playground that features an enchanting Cherry Blossom Garden blooming with fairy lights and complemented by illuminated inflatables to usher in the Year of the Rabbit.

Families can expect over 30 Uncle Ringo carnival rides and games, in addition to Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy On Ice also returns, and scrumptious fairground treats awaits! Bay Spring Carnival is set to be one of the largest carnivals of the year.

6. Go On A CNY Adventure With The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign

Venue: 39 participating museums, heritage institutes and galleries
Dates: 6 Jan - 3 Feb 2023

Families can go on an exciting adventure as the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2023 returns! Featuring red packets inspired by the high-spirited and curious rabbit, families taking part in this popular annual campaign can collect red packets featuring designs themed according to the 39 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries.

In addition, families will be able to purchase a limited-edition Collector‚Äôs Album containing a¬†full set of all the red packet designs! There will also be a chance to win a full set of red packets or a limited-edition collector‚Äôs album through online giveaways hosted on the¬†‚ÄėI Love¬†Museums‚Äô Facebook page.

Looking to collect more red packets around Singapore - here's our list of Cute Red Packets to collect in 2023!

7. Snap Pictures of the Cute Rabbit-themed Art Installation at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Roof Garden
Dates: 18 Dec 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
Admission: Free

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) ushers in the Year of The Rabbit with a cheekily named art installation exhibition, (Tu)gether, that is cute and features cute characters for lots of photo opportunities!

The mixed-media artwork located at the Roof Garden of the centre presents a cast of characters from Chinese New Year mythology and these characters will showcase local Chinese New Year practices enjoyed together with family and friends, including playing mahjong, enjoying a steamboat meal and more!

There will also be a special light show with narration of the story of Tu Zai’s journey home to celebrate Chinese New Year with his family and friends. The show happens on 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 25 Feb and 25 Mar 2023 from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

8. Busk In The Festivities At The Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival

Venue: New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street
Dates: 3 Jan - 19 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

The Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival returns to Chinatown with a street light-up, food and festive fairs, and weekly stage shows, as well as a countdown party too! 

The Chinatown light-up will be light up New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and, for the first time, Upper Cross Street until 19 Feb 2023!

To celebrate the festivities, the Chinatown Festive Fair will also run from 1 to 21 Jan at Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street  with a Chinatown Food Fair happening at the same period in Smith Street. 

9. Family Programmes at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023 at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Dates: 29 Dec 2022 - 19 Feb 2023
Admission: Free with fees for selected programmes

Join Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) as they celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with family friendly events and programmes as part of the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2023! 

Expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, temple tours and heritage trails, storytelling, craft activities for the little ones, and more! Finally, capture your Lunar New Year OOTDs with us with the adorably ginormous rabbit installation of Bit Bit Forest! The fun never stops at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. 

10. Drop by the Istana for the Lunar New Year Open House

Venue: Istana
Date: 23 Jan 2023, 8.30 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PR

The Lunar New Year Istana Open House (IOH) will be held on 23 Jan 2023, 8.30am to 6.00pm. The IOH will be open to all visitors. 

Families can look forward to new features such as the enhanced Swan Pond with a new viewing deck and garden stream, as well as live performances and activity booths. There will also be food stalls and a food truck as well as merchandise booths with limited-edition Istana souvenirs and President’s Challenge souvenirs.

11. Hop Into The New Year @ Universal Studios Singapore

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Dates: 13 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
Admission: Fees apply, check here for more. 

Hop Into Fun at Universal Studios Singapore with a fun-filled and auspicious start to the year of the Rabbit! Take part in festive meet and greets, an exciting night Lo Hei event during extended weekend opening hours, beautiful cherry blossom trees and the chance to collect attractive gifts.

12. Mix Fun & Sports @ The Stadium Waterfront Carnival

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Dates: 22 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free, charges apply for activities

Singapore Sports Hub invites families to more sporting, entertainment and community activities with its very first Stadium Waterfront Carnival. Come celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with events perfect for all ages, such as the annual #HUATRUN, the inaugural Asian Food Street, energising Prosperity Race and innovative spins on traditional performances across two fun-filled weekends! 

13. Discover a 3-metre-tall Rabbit at i12 Katong

Venue: i12 Katong
Dates: 2 - 31 Jan 2023
Admission: Free

i12 Katong welcomes the auspicious Year of the Rabbit with a plethora of attractive promotions, rewards, and exciting events, as well as an Art Exhibition of the world’s first sculptures of Chinese Zodiac Animals made from upcycled flip-flops.

Families will find a 3-metre-tall rabbit sculpture at the mall’s atrium on Level 1 to usher in the year of the Rabbit! Made over 21 days from 2,875 pairs of worn-out and discarded flip-flops, the impressive sculpture depicts the rabbit’s abundance and longevity, while raising awareness of the tangible impact that our lifestyles can have on the environment.

Families can also expect a host a variety of exciting performances and activities every weekend for the entire month of January 2023, including a Lion Dance on 27 Jan at 12pm. 

14. Dahlia Dreams @ Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Date:
 13 Jan - 26 Feb 2022, 9 am - 9 pm
Fee:
Admission to Flower Dome applies (check pricing on Klook, KKday)

This Chinese New Year, visitors to Gardens by the Bay can look forward to ushering in the Year of the Rabbit with 100 rabbits as they take centrestage at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, as part of the annual Chinese New Year floral display Dahlia Dreams.

With ÁôĺŚÖĒ (bńÉi t√Ļ) or a hundred rabbits being a homonym of ÁôĹŚÖĒ (b√°i t√Ļ) or white rabbit, various incarnations of 100 bunnies ‚Äď including cute figurines, rabbit-shaped lanterns and a 1.5m artistic sculpture made of driftwood ‚Äď frolic among more than 2,000 colourful flowering plants. The highlight is 40 unique varieties of vibrant dahlias from Europe, nurtured to bloom from tubers by Gardens‚Äô horticulturists, and complemented by popular Chinese New Year blooms such as celosias, chrysanthemums, cymbidiums, guzmanias, marigolds, oncidiums and pussy willows.

15. Enjoy Spring in the Sea at S.E.A Aquarium

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

Delve into a bountiful Year of the Water Rabbit with 100,000 marine animals at Spring in the Sea happening at S.E.A Aquarium. Discover our auspicious stars’ symbolisms along the Trail of Fortune and welcome a prosperous year with an underwater dragon dance. Plus, join Ru Yi the Mermaid as she shares how we can conserve the seas’ pristine treasures.

There will also be opportunities to meet & greet with the Manta Mascots in their Lunar New Year best too!

16. Go To LEGOLAND Malaysia for the Weekend!

 

Venue: LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort
Dates: from 13 Jan - 5 Feb 2023 
Admission: from RM149 (child), RM189 (adult) - check Klook for latest promotions

From 13 January to 5 February 2023, the¬†LEGOLAND¬ģ Malaysia Resort¬†will be filled with cultural celebrations, activities, and performances with a touch LEGO¬ģ DNA of learning through play, fit for the whole family to celebrate the Lunar New Year festivities!

Its a long weekend, and you might wish to head over to a celebration filled with auspicious activities that will bring them luck and prosperity throughout the resort from the LEGOLAND Theme Park, Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel, and SEA LIFE Malaysia! 

17. Hunt for Lucky Carrots at City Square Mall

Venue: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Date: 24 Jan - 5Feb 2023

In collaboration with Haidilao Hot Pot, City Square Mall has hidden 8 carrot stickers around the mall and if you are able to find all 8 of them, you stand a chance to win $100 worth of Haidilao Hot Pot vouchers, perfect for dining
with your loved ones this reunion season! So keep your eyes peeled around the mall and happy hunting!

Shoppers at City Square Mall can look forward to redeeming a set of 6-piece red packets along with a Reusable Lucky Carrot Bag with $88 ($138 if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice, Q & M and/or Schools receipts) spent! The red packets are made of eco-friendly papers with paper bands as part
of the mall’s eco-friendly initiatives.

18. Sentosa Celebrates Chinese New Year 2023 with Decorations and Interactive Activities

Venue: Across Sentosa 
Dates: 1 Jan - 5 Feb 2023

Families visiting Sentosa will enjoy the display of Chinese Zodiac reading boards as well as cutouts of the animal symbol of the Chinese Zodiac displayed at selected locations. There will be more exciting activities such as palm reading, calligraphy, lion dance and dragon dance performances during the 1 st three day of the lunar New Year (22- 24 Jan).

Check out the Lion Dance happening from 22 to 24 Jan at 5.50 pm and 6.30 pm at the Central Beach Bazaar. 

19. Interactive CNY Light Installations at Raffles Place

Venue: Raffles Place Precinct
Date: Till 5 Feb 2023

Happening now until 5 February 2023, Raffles Place is celebrating this joyous and festive occasion with brightly-lit installations within the Central Business District. To usher in good fortune and abundance, parade through interactive oriental decorations and make them come alive by deciding on the colour displays and music. You can find these interactive Instagrammable displays at six locations around the Raffles Place precinct.

Inspired by the designs of Chinese words, chun, śė•; fu, Á¶Ź; and ji, ŚźČ, these installations come together to symbolise new beginnings, blessings and prosperity for all visitors. They are also beautifully lit in red and gold and adorned with cherry blossoms to welcome the Year of the Rabbit ‚Äď the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac and said to be the luckiest out of all the twelve animals.

20. Lion Dance and More @ ION Orchard

Venue: ION Orchard
Dates: Selected days in Jan / Feb
Admission: Free

An exciting line-up of celebrations can also be expected at ION Orchard. Catch the roving God of Fortune on 22 and 23 January between 1 to 2pm and get to watch exciting lion dance & drums performances on selected days in January and February. Shoppers can also get a special calligraphy done at Level 1 Atrium from 22 to 24 January.

21. Join One Punggol's Inaugural Chinese new Year Light-up

Venue: One Punggol
Dates: 20 Jan - 5 Feb 2023
Admission: Free

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Punggol Town is gearing up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit with a bang. The community hub, One Punggol, is hosting its inaugural Chinese New Year Light Up celebrations on Friday, 20 January 2023 from 6pm to 9pm.

One Punggol will be adorned with colorful street lanterns, brightly lit flower decorations, and a giant rabbit installation for the first time. The festive decorations will be lit up every night from 20 Jan until 5 Feb 2023, providing a colorful and vibrant atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.

22. Celebrate the Festivities at the Mandai Wildlife Reserves Parks

The Year of the Rabbit is here! Join in the celebrations and participate in an array of exciting activities at the Mandai Wildlife Reserve parks to usher in the Lunar New Year. Activities will be happening across the various parks from 21 January to 5 February 2023:

23. Gift e-angbaos & Win $888

Venue: YouTrip App
Dates: 20 Jan - 3 Feb 2023

Have family living in or visiting other countries? Gift them their red packets via YouTrip Send and stand a chance to win $888 with the¬†YouTrip ŚÖĒ (Too)¬†Huat ŚÖĒ (To) Handle marketing campaign!¬†YouTrip Send allows users to send money securely and instantly in any of the 10 in-app wallet currencies (SGD, USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, HKD, AUD, NZD, CHF, SEK).

Every e-angbao sent earns you additional chances of winning the grand prize of S$888:

  • $8 - 1 chance
  • $88 - 5 chances
  • $288 - 10 chances

24. Hop into the Lunar New Year at the National Museum of Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Dates: 4 Feb 2023

This Chinese New Year holiday, bring along your loved ones to National Museum of Singapore for a day of fun-filled Lunar New Year activities! Families and young ones can look forward to handcrafted workshops to create their own auspicious flower blooms, participate in a museum hunt as well as enjoy music and lion dance performances. With celebrations happening only on 4 February, families need not worry about missing out on the fun during the family visits! It’s 15 days of Chinese New Year after all. 

 

 

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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