25 New Things For Families To Do In January 2024 In Singapore

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We step into the new year with a list of new and fun activities that you can create family fun at! 

The euphoria of the holiday season might be over, but there's still fun to be had! Check out our list of new and fun things to bring your kids out to in Jan 2024! You will find that the fun never stops! So read on and discover your next family fun this month! So bookmark the list and refer back when you need new outing ideas!

Come discover and create family fun with all the new things to do this January!  

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1. Light to Night Singapore Returns to the Civic District 

Venue: Around the Civic District
Dates: 19 Jan - 8 Feb 2024
Admission: Free

Presented by National Gallery Singapore, Light to Night Singapore 2024 features a line-up of over 60 artworks and programmes spread across the Civic District. 

Working closely with cultural institutions and collaborators in the precinct, the visual arts festival promises a multitude of sensorial experiences inspired by history, origin, and artworks from the National Collection. Responding to the theme¬†‚ÄėReimagine‚Äô, festival-goers will be treated to unconventional forms and presentations that challenge their perception of art and rediscover the world around them.

Expect interactive works that invite audiences to become part of the artwork as well as the return the crowd favourite, Art Skins on Monuments and a festive village at St. Andrew Road. 

2. Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2024


Venue: Participating Museums island-wide
Dates: 12 Jan - 9 Feb 2024
Admission: Free

The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns for its 10th iteration¬†this year ‚ÄĒ this time featuring a cute and versatile Dragon uniquely designed for each of the¬†43 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries.¬†

From 12 January to 9 February 2024, members of the public will be able to visit these participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries, and collect a set of eight pieces of red packets of that particular museum’s design. Collectors can also look forward to buying a limited-edition Collector’s Box Set featuring all 43 red packet designs. 

There will be a chance to win the Collector‚Äôs Box Set or a full set of red packets of all 43¬†Dragon designs through online giveaways hosted on the ‚ÄėI Love Museums‚Äô Facebook.

3. New Water Play - Pirates Sea Adventure at NEX Singapore 

Venue: Level 4 Roof-top of NEX Singapore
Opening Hours: 11 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free

Located at the roof-top of NEX, KidzPlay @ SkyGarden is a popular venue with families as it boast both a wet and dry play space for kids. The play space was temporarily closed and a new refreshed playground was reopened in 2023. The dry toddler's playground opened in mid-2023 while the wet water play only recently reopened!

The wet water play area, Pirates Sea Adventure, is suitable for children between 5 to 12 years old and offers water play options for families looking for a splashing good time! It offers a main Pirate Ship-themed play structure with a splashing bucket and more, as well as a Giant Octopus slide for little ones to slide on too! There's ample seating for parents and a changing room for kids too!

4. New Forest-themed Playground with Animal Hunt at Crest Sports Park

Venue: Crest Sports Park, Next to Punggol Community Centre
Opening Hours: 24hrs

Admission: Free

Replacing the previous decade old playground, the new Forest-themed playground at Crest Sports Park is a small cosy space for families to have some playtime while searching for cute animals hidden within the play space!

The main play structure is a Treehouse where children can climb up via steps crafted like stepping logs or up the "wooden plank" ladder. From the top, children slide down the green slide.

What's unique is the animal sculptures hidden throughout the play space, including a rabbit, tortoise, ladybugs and more! Try looking out for them and have a game of who can find them first with your little ones!

5. IKEA Alexandra Småland Reopens

Venue: 317 Alexandra Road, Level 1, Singapore 159965
Opening Hours:

  • Sun to Thu: 10am to 10pm (last admission at 8pm)
  • Fri to Sat: 10am to 11pm (last admission at 9pm)

Fee: Free admission (with entry requirements)

The reopening of IKEA Alexandra Småland brings great news for both adults and kids! The little ones can once again look forward to a time of fun and play at this free drop-off indoor playground, while the adults can get to do their shopping in peace!

This magical forest themed play space for 4 to 9 years old is the perfect play haven for kids to jump, climb, run and bounce around. Discover a ball pit filled with blue and red balls, a little slope that doubles as a slide and more! 

6. The Artground at One Holland Village Opens with an Opening Promotion

Venue: 7 Holland Village Way #01-20 One Holland Village, Singapore 275748 
Opening Hours: Various sessions between 9.15 am - 6.15 pm
Admission: Soft-opening promo $10 per family (up to 10 pax)

The Artground @ One Holland Village is now open offering families with kids between 0 to 9 year old a space to spend time together and to engage with each other through the arts.

The opening play installation theme is A Curious Garden. So come hop on toadstools, dance with the garden gnomes or hide in the treehouse! Spot the reimagined rocks in a garden and the colourful trail which may take your mind to new places of discovery.

As part of its soft-opening, families who visit in December 2023 will be able to join the drop-in sessions at $10 per family (up to 5 pax). No reservations or bookings are required, simply walk in.

7. Kiztopia Club Opens at Jewel Changi Airport

Venue: Toys "R" Us @ Jewel Changi Airport, #B1-210, Singapore 819666
Opening Hours: 10 am - 8 pm (Sun - Thu), 10 am - 9 pm (Fri, Sat and PH)
Admission: from $22.80 (Get it now)

A first-ever collaboration of its kind where the experts in toys and play come together,¬†Toys‚ÄúR‚ÄĚUs Jewel Changi Airport¬†will house an aviation-themed indoor play park by¬†Kiztopia, Singapore‚Äôs mega-indoor kids‚Äô edutainment playground, on its grounds.

Kiztopia Club Jewel Changi Airport¬†occupies¬†4,500 square feet of space. This specially designed aviation wonderland boasts unique features including a colossal funnel slide that descends into a massive ball pit, an interactive ball-shooting game wall, thrilling obstacle courses, and a giant plane structure to¬†complete the ‚Äúflight‚ÄĚ experience.

8. Keppel Centre for Art Education at National Gallery Singapore Reopens!

Venue: Level 1, National Gallery Singapore
Opening Hours: 10 am - 6.45 pm (entry based on time slots)
Admission: Free with paid activities

National Gallery Singapore reopens Keppel Centre for Art Education with an entirely refreshed space offering a world of wonder for children to learn about art through play. This popular space for families reopens from 16 Dec 2023 featuring new child-centric learning zones and activities that revolve around the theme of Art & Wonder: Nurturing Wonder through Play and Creativity.

The reopened Centre features an immersive learning space comprising seven zones, with¬†stimulating and interactive experiences suitable for children aged 4 ‚Äď 12. Each zone offers a¬†welcoming and nurturing environment, providing a gateway through which children can be fully¬†immersed in the wonderment of the world of art through play and creativity.

9. Get Tickets to Weekend@Airshow

Venue: Changi Exhibition Centre
Dates: 24 - 25 Feb 2024
Admission: From $17

Aviation enthusiasts and families can look forward to more fun with the return of "Weekend@Airshow", formerly known as Public Days at the Singapore Airshow 2024. Scheduled for the 24-25 February 2024 weekend, this thrilling event will transform the Changi Exhibition Centre into a hub of excitement with aviation themed family-friendly activities.

From aerial performances to a static aircraft display, families can expect to be wow-ed throughout the day! Tickets are available on SISTIC from 2 Jan 2024, at $17 for children, $34 for adults, and $240 for 4 tickets and 1 car park label.

10. ARTBOX 2024 - Bigger & Better!

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 2
Date: 26 to 28 Jan 2024 & 2 to 4 Feb 2024, 12pm to 11pm
Fee: Admission fees apply (see ticket pricing below)

Singapore’s largest indoor all-day night festival, ARTBOX, marks its comeback this January 2024 with ARTBOX AVENUE. Covering 105,000 sqft at Singapore Expo Hall 6, the event ingeniously recreates an immersive tapestry of bustling streets, showcasing an explosive fusion of global street culture.

Kicking off 2024 as one of the first events of the year, ARTBOX emerges as a beacon of cultural celebration and artistic innovation. Spanning two consecutive weekends from 26 to 28 January 2024 and 2 to 4 February 2024, this instalment promises an even grander spectacle ‚Äď ARTBOX AVENUE will be 50% bigger as compared to its 2023 edition.

Having garnered immense acclaim last year with over 60,000 enthusiastic visitors, ARTBOX is amplifying next year's iteration with Singapore's wackiest content publisher, SGAG, as its co-organiser for the second consecutive year, ensuring a seamless fusion of vibrant creativity and engaging experiences for attendees.

11. Pongal Open House 2024

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre
Date: 6, 7, 13 & 14 January 2024
Admission: Free 

Celebrate the harvest season at our Sun-themed Pongal Open House at the Indian Heritage Centre this January! Immerse yourself in the signature Pongal trails, explore Kranji Farm tours, engage in free crafts, and enjoy live performances that will illuminate your day.

Head down to the Indian Heritage Centre over two weekends on 6 - 7 & 13 - 14 Jan 2023 for an enriching and fun-filled Pongal Open House experience designed for everyone!

12. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Dates: 16 Jan - 25 Feb 2024
Admission: Free with ticketed activities

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024! Head down to the cultural centre for a spirited weekend as we celebrate the spring festival 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, temple tours and heritage trails, storytelling, craft activities for the little ones, and more! Finally, capture your Lunar New Year OOTDs at the ginormous lawn installation! 

13. SportSG: 50 Years in Covers

Venue: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064, The Plaza, National Library Building 
Dates: Till 10 Jan 2024
Admission: Free 

Celebrate 50 years of sporting history with¬†Sport Singapore¬†at¬†‚ÄėSportSG: 50 Years in Covers‚Äô¬†at The Plaza, National Library Building. This sport heritage exhibition is a chance for Singaporeans to travel back in time to experience the past 50 years of Singapore‚Äôs sporting history and be captivated by the vibrant Singapore sports scene starting from the 60s!¬†

The exhibition includes panel installations that pay homage to significant sporting milestones from the past five decades depicted through magazine covers. Images such as the opening of the National Stadium back in 1973, Ang Peng Siong’s celebration after becoming the world’s fastest 50m freestyle in 1982 and Southeast Asia’s discus king James Wong in his heyday in the 1990s are part of the collection of powerful images on display. In collaboration with the National Heritage Board, the exhibition will also display reprints of two valuable copies of The Sportsman Magazine, reproduced from originals housed in the National Museum of Singapore. 

The exhibition panel installations made up of 320 magazine covers and publications with each magazine cover selected to capture the zeitgeist of the local sporting scene from the 1970s to current time!

14. Chocolate, Gummy Bears and Giant Robots Exhibition

Venue: 1H Yong Siak Street S(168641)
Dates: 13 - 28 Jan 2024, 10 am to 7 pm daily except Mondays
Admission: Free

To kick start the new year,¬†White Space Art Asia¬†has prepared a series of light-hearted programs that take visitors back to their childhood days. ‚ÄėChocolate, Gummy Bears and Giant Robots‚Äô is a multi-sensory exhibition that seeks to make tangible the faded memories of the simpler bygone days.

In conjunction with Singapore Art Week, from 13 to 28 January 2024, the gallery will be showcasing a comforting curation of works from contemporary artists across various techniques and mediums. The artworks not only delve into different facets of childhood, such as nostalgia, guilelessness, and the coming of age, but also aim to recall familiar childhood snacks such as candy floss and milo.

The highlight of the exhibition is a series of 3D modeling workshops every Saturday during the exhibition. Interested participants could come with any design idea, and the 3D modeling artist, would translate that into an actual 3D model.

15. ART SG Returns to Marina Bay Sands

Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 19 - 21 Jan 2024
Admission: TBC

ART SG, part of Singapore Art Week, will return for its second edition at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from 19 to 21 January 2024. 

Organized by The Art Assembly and presented by Founding and Lead Partner UBS, ART SG will feature 116 exceptional galleries from 33 countries and territories, alongside an exciting programme of large-scale installations, insightful dialogue sessions, and new media creations.

16. Remaking Our World at National Museum of Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 1
Dates: 27 Jan - 23 Jun 2024
Admission: $5 for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (Adults) 

Plastics have shaped our daily lives like no other material: from packaging to footwear, from household goods to furniture, from automobiles to architecture. A symbol of carefree consumerism and revolutionary innovation, plastics have spurred the imagination of designers and architects for decades. Today, the dramatic consequences of the plastic boom have become obvious and plastics have lost their utopian appeal.

Plastic: Remaking Our World examines the history and future of this controversial material: from its meteoric rise in the 20th century and its environmental impact to cutting-edge solutions for a more sustainable way of using plastic. It features over 300 objects, posters, films and photographs from the Vitra Design Museum and its partners, including rarities from the dawn of the plastic age, objects of the pop era and contemporary designs and projects, with additional content on the use of plastic and sustainability in Singapore.

17. Blue Man Group Bluevolution World Tour

Venue: The Theatre at Mediacorp
Dates: 16 - 28 Jan 2024
Admission: $98 - $188

At Blue Man Group’s Bluevolution World Tour, audiences will rock, laugh and party as three bald and blue characters explore the world and discover music, comedy and surprises at every turn.  

Blue Man Group‚Äôs Bluevolution World Tour¬†showcases classic Blue Man favorites along with brand new content, including the addition of a new female character exclusive to the current World Tour. In addition to the three traditional Blue Men, the World Tour will include a new character called ‚ÄúThe Rockstar,‚ÄĚ who will replace the traditional band as a multi-instrumentalist. With striking blue hair, ‚ÄúThe Rockstar‚ÄĚ will preside over the ritual of the evening as a shamanic ‚ÄúMaster of Ceremonies‚ÄĚ presence on the stage. Her eccentric and other-worldly look, combined with her dynamic musical stylings, will complement the multi-sensory nature of the show.¬†

18. Madagascar The Musical

Venue: Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
Dates: 18 - 28 Jan 2024
Admission: from $48

Madagascar the Musical, a live adaption of the Dreamworks animated franchise will be coming to Singapore from 18 to 28 Jan 2024 as part of its international tour and will be performing at the Esplanade's Theatres by the Bay. 

The LIVE performance will tell the story of Alex the lion and his best friends Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo, escaping New York’s Central Park Zoo with the help of some prodigious penguins to explore the world.

Families can expect elaborate display of dance, music, puppetry, costumes and stage design. It will also include storytelling, choreography and the film’s iconic tunes.

19. Sentosa Festive Market is collaborating with Dogs Singapore

Venue: Palawan Beach Walk, Sentosa
Dates: 13 & 14 Jan 2024, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free

Join the Sentosa Festive Market for a family and pet friendly day out! Happening at Palawan Beach Walk, families can visit the festive market on 13 & 14 Jan 2024 to enjoy pet-centric wonders combine with the charm of our eco conscious street market. 

For this special edition, families will e diving into a world of paw-some delights and celebrate "Walk Your Dog Month" with a Paw Friendly edition and embrace the resolution to get back into shape by incorporating the joy of dog walking into your routine.

You and your little ones can also grab chalks and start being creative on the pedestrian walk too! 

20. Usher in the Year of the Dragon with CapitaLand’s Tales of Joyful Reunion featuring POP MART installations

Venue: 16 CapitaLand Malls Islandwide
Dates: 1 Jan - 24 Feb 2024
Admission: Free

From 1 January to 24 February 2024, CapitaLand invites shoppers to create their own tales of a joyful reunion and welcome the Year of the Dragon with larger-than-life installations featuring POP MART Disney-themed toys across 16 CapitaLand malls islandwide.

Shoppers can enjoy festivities and welcome a prosperous Lunar New Year with photo opportunities at the installations that are dressed for the season of spring. Look out for refreshed decorations of beautiful pink bonsai trees, ornate lanterns and prosperity coins to symbolise offerings for an auspicious year ahead. 

Shoppers and their loved ones can also anticipate a range of fun Lunar New Year experiences featuring¬†the must-see Dance of the Dragon ‚Äď An Animated Light Art Installation presented in collaboration¬†with creative studio Tell Your Children, interactive Instagram filter, festive POP-Up store by POP MART,¬†Disney-themed pop-up stores and exciting rewards just in time to ring in the Lunar New Year together!

21. Skyline Luge Singapore Introduces Ride The Beat, A New Night-Time Musical Extravaganza

Venue: Skyline Luge Singapore
Dates: Every Fri and Sat, 7 pm - 9 pm
Admission: $36

Skyline Luge Singapore¬†is proud to unveil Ride the Beat, a new sensory experience that brings the well-known Skyline Luge experience to a whole new level of fun! As the first Skyline Luge site in the world to bring music onto its exhilarating tracks, Ride the Beat is a new experience that invites you to go on a musical joyride. Ride the soundwaves and zip down dazzling neon-lined tracks to the rhythm of popular music and beats every Friday and Saturday from 7pm ‚Äď 9pm!

As you set off from the starting line, be enthralled by high-energy beats that amp up the dynamic rhythm of the ride. Whether it's the pulsating bass that accentuates sharp turns, or the dynamic melodies that accompany smooth descents, each note becomes an integral part of the Ride the Beat experience ‚ÄĒ all with a visual feast of neon lights as your backdrop!¬†

The moment you push off from the starting point to embark on your chosen track, you're instantly enveloped in a sensory symphony that electrifies the air. The neon-lit tracks carve through the darkness, casting a mesmerising glow that guides your descent.

22. #DementiaFriendlySG Exhibition: Facing Dementia in Singapore

Venue: National Museum of Singapore 
Dates: 6 Jan - 31 Mar 2024
Admission: Free

The #DementiaFriendlySG Exhibition: Facing Dementia in Singapore takes visitors through Singapore’s journey towards being a dementia-friendly nation and details the support available to persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

Visitors are invited to journey with Giffy the Giraffe, the mascot for the Dementia-Friendly Singapore initiative, to learn about dementia in Singapore through five themes: Facing Dementia; Understanding Dementia; Living with Dementia; Caring for Dementia; and Supporting Dementia. Visitors will experience familiar local settings ‚ÄĒ such as at home, in the train, and at a hawker centre ‚ÄĒ through the lens of a person living with dementia via interactive exhibits.¬†The exhibition also shares ways of becoming a Dementia Friend, a role which everyone can play to contribute towards supporting those living with dementia.

To bring the topic of dementia closer to young Singaporeans and help them understand the role they can play, the exhibition features a ‚Äúhuman library‚ÄĚ of stories from persons living with dementia and their caregivers.

23: Extended - LKY: The Experience

Venue: 11 Prinsep Link, S187949
Date: Till 17 Mar 2024
Time: 11 am - 4 pm (Thu & Fri), 10 am - 8 pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

  • Standard Ticket: $18
  • Senior citizens aged 65 and above: 20% discount
  • Each paying adult ticket is entitled to two free tickets for children aged 12 and below
  • Purchase tickets¬†here

Delve into the life of Lee Kuan Yew at LKY: THE EXPERIENCE, an immersive experience that re-creates his memories, milestones and motivations in a novel journey through time.

Be prepared to step into a 17,000 square-feet immersive experience in this three-storey building. The LKY: THE EXPERIENCE features three zones with over 20 rooms, each unlocking a chapter to pull back the curtain on a lesser known side of Lee Kuan Yew as a child, a student, a husband and a statesman. Letting visitors step through and reimagine iconic chapters and moments of his life.

This transportive experience tells a compelling story with interactive installations, multimedia displays and hands-on activities to initiate a meaningful and entertaining experience that celebrates his extraordinary life and work. Travel through time and rainbow slides, and encounter a novel retelling of an icon’s story - beyond his political career.

24. LPA and ACP Roadshow @ Heartbeat@Bedok

Venue: Heartbeat@Bedok
Dates: 13 & 14 Jan 2024, 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free

Discover the key to a stress-free future! Join us for a full day of talks and activities to learn more about the importance of pre-planning for you and your family. Part of a campaign under My Legacy, the roadshow aims to equip you with knowledge on Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), Advance Care Planning (ACP) and other valuable pre-planning resources available in Singapore. 

  • 13 Jan: Talks on LPA-ACP, and insights from Specials Needs Trust Company (SNTC) who¬†will share tips on securing your loved one‚Äôs future with comprehensive future planning and ensuring a system of support and trust for your special needs dependents.
  • 14 Jan: Talks on LPA-ACP, tips and resources for caregiver support in dementia care, and CPF nomination for your CPF savings.

Learn more about LPA, ACP and other pre-planning tools at our booths from the following organisations: OPG, AIC, My Legacy, CPF Board, Pro-bono SG, Community Justice Centre, AIC Grants and Schemes, Professional Deputies and Donees Scheme, Family Justice Court, ASHTRONAUT, SATA, Changi General Hospital, Singapore Hospice Council and Special Needs Trust Company. 

For the full event programme, please see: https://www.giftofcertainty.gov.sg/heartbeat-bedok/

25. Creative Intersections: Traces of Dragons

Venue: Funan
Dates: 19 Jan - 25 Feb 2024
Admission: Free

Funan presents its fourth annual mall-wide art activation, Creative Intersections: Traces of Dragons. Running from January 19 to February 25, 2024, in conjunction with Singapore Art Week, the exhibition transforms Funan into a dynamic space filled with art installations, performances, and interactive workshops. Inspired by the mythical dragon celebrated globally, the event offers contemporary interpretations of this legendary creature.

Over 16 collaborations with renowned artists and brands, including RAZER, Lenskart, Barehands, CHOKMAH, Lemonaide, LiHo Tea, The Green Capsule, Ray-Ban, PPP Coffee, and Wild Rice, are featured in the exhibition. The immersive experience includes cutting-edge AR animations, artisan crafts, and artwork reflecting dragon characteristics, all aligned with Funan's six passion themes: Play, Chic, Tech, Taste, Fit, and Craft, offering shoppers unique retail experiences.


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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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