Here's a list of weekly family fun events and experiences for you to create family fun this week!
Here's our weekly list of family fun to-dos to help you create lots of fun times with the kids! This week, we welcome one of our favourite annual light festival and with Chinese New Year around the corner, also a couple activities to get families into the festivities!
As always, this is just a compilation of our weekly five ideas, if you need more ideas for family fun, do head over to our weekly updated list of weekly recommendations or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date recommendations!
1. Light to Night Singapore Returns to the Civic District
Venue: Around the Civic District
Dates: 19 Jan - 8 Feb 2024
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 ‘Reimagine’, 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. Usher in the Year of the Dragon with LEGO at Suntec City
Venue: Suntec City Atrium (Tower 1 & 2)
Dates: 18 Jan - 25 Feb 2024
LEGO is inviting families to usher in the Year of the Dragon by building lasting memories and with quality family playtime at Suntec City this festive season.
From 18 January to 25 February, families can head down to Suntec City to participate in an exciting quest for wisdom, enjoy exclusive promotions as they forge endearing memories.
Each quest seeker will receive a quest pack upon registration to navigate their adventure onsite. Families will be tasked to complete the three adventure stations to find missing golden orbs for our longevity dragon. From collecting lucky bubbles, to building a LEGO bridge to overcome obstacles, and writing Happy Lunar Wishes, each completed activity will earn the participant a “Pearl of Wisdom” stamp. Upon collecting three stamps, little quest seekers will receive an exclusive mini LEGO Pineapple build, while the adult seekers will receive a special voucher that can be utilised onsite, while stocks last.
Participants can look forward to hidden gold coins onsite to stand a chance to win LEGO sets too, or post a photo on their social media for a customised print-out to capture the festive moment. On some weekends, they can witness a spectacular LEGO-esque dragon and lion dance featuring LEGO-built festive elements (20 & 27 January and 3 February 2024, 2:30pm – 2:40pm). Additionally, the LEGO mascot will make special appearances (17 & 18 February and 24 & 25 February 2024, 2pm – 5:30pm) to distribute limited edition LEGO Lunar New Year Red Packets with a minifigure.
3. Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao 2024 Campaign
Venue: Participating Museums island-wide
Dates: 12 Jan - 9 Feb 2024
The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns for its 10th iteration this year — 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.
4. Singapore Art Week Returns with Over 150 Programmes
Venue: Various locations
Date: 19 to 28 Jan 2024
Fee: Free & Ticketed
The Singapore Art Week, SAW 2024, Singapore’s pinnacle visual arts season returns this January! Attendees can look forward to a wide range of art experiences that include exciting and innovative presentations by Singapore artists across precincts from the city centre to the heartlands, to world-class exhibitions and marquee SAW events with renowned international artists. Singaporean and international art collectors, curators and industry professionals will have the opportunity to engage in dialogues surrounding the latest global art trends and developments, as well as the role of art in our culture, history and identity.
5. The Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium Opens
Venue: Central Public Library, National Library Building
Opening Hours: 10 am - 9 pm
The Central Public Library, located at the National Library Building on Victoria Street, reopened on 12 January 2024 with a refreshed children’s section, which brings the wonders of biodiversity – with a focus on marine life – closer to young explorers. This is the first marine biodiversity-themed learning space for children at a public library in Singapore.
The Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium offers new opportunities, including monthly programmes, for parents and children to have deeper learning in marine biodiversity.
The library includes features such as a floor-to-ceiling column with coral- like features, a collection of marine specimens including shark egg cases and coral skeletons, digital content from the aquarium, an outdoor mangrove showcase, and The Submarine, a room where families can expect regular educational programmes. The library will also feature gamification kiosks with features such as an interactive digital installation where patrons can colour an avatar from NLB’s well-loved Book Bugs series and see them appear on the projection screen.