River Hongbao 2023 at Gardens by the Bay - Lantern Displays, Amusement Rides, Nightly Entertainment and More

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The most spectacular Chinese New Year holiday tradition, River Hongbao returns in 2023 ‚Äď bigger and better!

Photo Credit: @stanley_chee

Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 20 - 28 Jan 2023
Admission: Free

River Hongbao 2023 will be back at Gardens by the Bay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festivities.¬†Come and join the festival's latest mascots, Fu-er and Shou-er to usher in the Year of the Rabbit ŚÖĒgether.

Be dazzled by the lantern displays, spectacular stage performances and a host of other festivities at River Hongbao 2023. The event is FREE and no tickets are required for admission.

Massive Lantern Displays

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Gardens by the Bay transforms into a magical garden brought to life by more than 18 enchanting lanterns sets. Expect the ever popular God of Fortune, Welcome arches and more! 

This year, God of Fortune will be holding a giant golden fish which represents everlasting prosperity and surrounded by large gold ingots to bring bountiful wealth and good fortune for the coming year.

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Keep your eyes peeled on the gorgeous star of the festival, the ‚ÄúDance of Spring‚ÄĚ lantern set. Nestled within the ‚ÄėDragonfly Lake‚Äô, the 20m-long floating lantern is truly a sight to behold.

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Not just the cultural lanterns, there is an effort to appeal to the younger generation with lanterns infused with modern themes, ideas and pop-culture references. 

Festive Shows

A host of entertainment programmes awaits at the main stage every night! You can expect dance and musical performances by Chinese cultural troupes, Getai singers and Mediacorp artistes.

Check the schedule above, or click here for a larger image. 

Greetings and Blessings: Chinese New Year Cards Then and Now Exhibition

This year's festival will also feature a special showcase of Chinese New Year cards mainly from the 1950s to 1970s in Singapore. The Greetings and Blessings: Chinese New Year Cards Then and Now exhibition uses these greeting cards to feature the vibrant scenes of a past Singapore, and reflect social trends as well as Chinese traditions, culture, and values.

Food Street

With restriction listed since the last River Hongbao, families can expect the highly anticipated food stalls to come back at this year’s River Hongbao. Pick your favourite snack as you explore what the food stalls have to offer.

Carnival Games and Amusement Rides

Bring the kids out for an evening of fun with the carnival games and amusement rides at the festival! Experience the gentle thrill of the double-storey carousel, bounce with your children on the inflatable playground or dodge as many cars as you can on the bumper car track.

Festival Map

River Hongbao covers a huge part of Gardens by the Bay. Find out the different spots and plan your visit here. 

Admission and Opening Hours

River Hongbao is free to visit and no tickets are required. You can simply visit anytime during the opening hours

  • 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


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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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