Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 – Wrap up 2018 in High Spirits

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Location: Marina Bay | Civic District
22 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019
Various timing
Free & Paid

Marina Bay and Civic District are rife with vibrant festivities this New Year’s Eve, from toothsome food to live performances, dazzling light projections and spectacular fireworks display!

Leave the past year behind and usher in a New Year with these 6 happenings around the city!

1. Build a Dream Light Projection Show

Build a Dream Light Projection Show
Photo credits Colossal courtesy of Urban Redevelopment Authority

  • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore 
    26 Dec – 30 Dec 2018: 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    31 Dec 2018: 8.00 pm – 11.30 pm

  • The Merlion
    29 Dec – 30 Dec 2018: 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
    31 Dec 2018: 8.00 pm – 11.30 pm

  • ArtScience Museum
    29 Dec – 31 Dec 2018: 8.15 pm – 10.30 pm

Admission: FREE

Keep an eye out on the façades of The Fullerton Hotel, The Merlion and ArtScience Museum and you will be able to catch them glow at every 15 minute interval with light projections of artworks by students and beneficiaries of local schools and welfare organisations.

The light projections that reflects the world from the eyes of these youths and their dreams, are a part of Build a Dream initiative that aims to support the less fortunate in fulfilling their dreams and contribute to their personal growth.


2. Esplanade Presents Come Together

Esplanade Presents Come Together
Photo credits Esplanade

Location: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
10 Dec – 31 Dec 2018
Admission: FREE

Swing by Esplanade with your little ones to enjoy a slew of free live performances and shows happening every day as well as weekend craft activities and roving performances!    

For more information, click here.

3. Star Island  

Star Island
Photo credits Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition

Location: The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
31 Dec 2018
11 pm – 1 am (Doors open: 5 pm)


  • VIP: $148
  • SECTION 1: $78
  • SECTION 2: $58
  • SECTION 3: $38

Purchase your tickets here.

A spectacular marriage between blinding lights, 3D sound technology, extravagant performances, and glorious fireworks that’ll look like flowers blooming, Star Island will make your jaws drop! 

Prior to the start of the show, you can also indulge in a variety of yummy snacks and family-friendly activities.

Please note that little ones under 3 years old will not be admitted into the venue.

For more information, click here.

Family Friendly New Year Countdown @ the Civic District

4. Food Truck Fest

Food Truck Fest
Photo credits Food Truck Fest

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza

Date & Hour:

  • 28 Dec – 30 Dec 2018: 5 pm – 11 pm 
  • 31 Dec 2018: 5 pm – 2 am

Admission: FREE

Spoil your taste buds at the Food Truck Fest where you’ll find a diverse collection of local delights, offering you a flavour of both the nostalgic and the new such as Ondeh Ondeh Doughnuts, Singaporean Chili Crab Roll and Shoyu Soba.

5. Car-Free NYE @ Civic District

Car-Free NYE @ Civic District
Photo credits Urban Redevelopment Authority

Location: Civic District
31 Dec 2018
5 pm – 12 pm

Car-free Civic District will be buzzing with all things fun and exciting. Think outdoor movie screenings, live performances, bazaars, nostalgic games such as capteh and Five Stones, giant board games like Snack and Ladders, and so much more. Bouncy castles included.

Check out the programme schedule here for more details.

6. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival  

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Photo credits Marina Bay Carnival

Location: Bayfront Event Space

Date & Hour:

  • 22 Dec 2018 – 24 Mar 2019: 4 pm – 11 pm 
  • 25 Dec & 31 Dec 2018: 4 pm – 2 am

Admission: FREE (activity charges apply)

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival features heart-racing rides and challenging games that everyone, from the young to the young at heart, can enjoy, mouth-watering carnival fares such as churros and meatballs, and an array of festive programmes. With so much fun to be had, it would be a sin to pass on the carnival!

For more information, click here.


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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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