Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore: Fun Things For Families To Do

Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore: Fun Things For Families To Do

Did you know that there's lots of stuff happening for families for Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore? Check out our list of fun!

Parents, are you looking for fun things to do with kids for Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore? You’ll be happy to know that there’s loads of stuff for families happening this month!

Check out out list of fun!

Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore: Fun family activities to try!

Fun-tastic Fortune @Sentosa

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore Activity 1: Sentosa!

Get set to welcome the Year of the Dog with Fun-tastic [email protected] Here’s what is in store:

  • Between 19 January and 4 March, stand a chance to win big at the inaugural Sentosa FUN-Tastic Draw, with a total of 15 experiential prizes to be won!

 To take part in the exciting draw, simply sign up to be on the Sentosa mailing list at booths located along the Sentosa Boardwalk, Beach Plaza (beside Beach Station) and Merlion Plaza Bridge (near Imbiah Station), or spend $8 on the island in a single same-day receipt.

Guests will also receive a Sentosa discount booklet when they sign up to be on The State of Fun’s mailing list.

  • Plus, those who spend $8 in a single same-day receipt will also be eligible for a round at the Spend-play-win game booths, where attractive prizes such as island attraction tickets, an additional 100 chances in the Sentosa FUN-Tastic Draw, and F&B vouchers are literally up for grabs!

  • Take pictures with two giant Snoopy sculptures of up to 4m and 3m in height. You can also hang out with Snoopy at the various Meet-and-Greet sessions!

Don’t forget to check your zodiac fortunes at the Snoopy-themed Zodiac Boards at Beach Station. What’s more, download marq+ app and scan the icon on the zodiac board to access your full Zodiac fortune, as well as adorable Snoopy AR effects!

  • Other activites include Wishing Trees for guests to pen down your hopes and dreams; Lion and Dragon dances to welcome a bright year ahead; and Prosperity Drum booths, where visitors can try their hand at composing their very own personalised Chinese New Year rhythm.
  • For more information, please visit

PAW Patrol at City Square Mall

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: Paw Patrol!

Welcome the auspicious Year of the Dog with everybody’s favourite pups – Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! From 19 January to 25 February 2018, head down to City Square Mall to celebrate Chinese New Year with an exciting line-up of performances and fun-filled activities:

  • Get up close with the stars of PAW Patrol, Chase and Marshall, and join them for an interactive game-play. To take a photograph with the pups, simply spend a minimum of $50* to redeem a Meet & Greet pass one hour prior to each session.

Date: 3, 4, 10 and 11 February 2018
Time: 1pm and 4pm

  • Dance along with Chase and Marshall at the L1 Main Entrance as they join the lion dance troupe in bringing good luck and fortune.

Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 2pm

Shoppers can look forward to a month of festive lights, sights and sounds to celebrate Spring this lunar season. Get into the festive mood with the enchanting ‘Tunnel of Spring Blossoms’ from 6.30 pm to 10 pm daily, and a variety of outdoor carnival rides, such as a dog-themed inflatable, pirate ship, carousel and more!

There will also be an ‘All-Star Pups Photo Station’ for you to snap a photo with five life-sized PAW Patrol pups dressed in New Year costumes.

Date: 19 January – 25 February 2018
Carnival Timings: Weekdays: 6pm – 10pm, Weekends and Public Holidays: 12pm – 10pm

  • Shoppers who spend a minimum of $88* ($188* if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts) will be entitled to an adorable, 8-piece red packet set – perfect for the little ones this New Year!

Shoppers who spend a minimum of $268* ($368* if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice receipts) will be entitled to a PAW Patrol Kids’ Meal Set that children will surely love!

For more details on the activities and promotions, visit or check out City Square Mall’s Facebook page

Welcome the New Year at Frasers Centrepoint Malls

Frasers Centrepoint Malls have kicked off its Chinese New Year celebrations, themed “A New Year Bountiful & Beautiful” offering shoppers exciting opportunities to welcome the Year of the Dog with numerous promotions and festivities.

  • Lucky Draw (19 January to 30 June)
    Paw your luck and stand a chance to win a Volkswagen Touran! Simply spend $30 and scan your QR code in the Frasers Rewards app to win one lucky draw chance. Eight lucky draw chances are up for grabs within the Chinese New Year period (19 January to 15 February).
  • e-Vouchers (From 19 January)
    Shoppers will receive an $8 e-Voucher at Customer Service when they spend $68/$88/$1281 at participating stores and scan their member QR codes in the Frasers Rewards app.
  • Hongbao Sets (From 1 February)
    From 1 February, shoppers will receive an exquisite six-piece hongbao set from Customer Service when they spend $68/$88/$1281 at participating stores and scan their member QR codes in the Frasers Rewards app.
  • For more information, visit

Science Centre Singapore

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: Science Centre

Science Centre Singapore (SCS) has just the right festive treat for families this coming Lunar New Year. Here are Science Centre’s activities and promotions in February:

  1. FABULOUS 40 TREATS, from now until 18 March 2018We heard you and so we are extending our 40th Anniversary special to 18 March 2018! Experience 4 of Science Centre’s latest exhibitions along with 1 gated attraction from as low as $22!
  2. A family affair at Circus!, from January to February 2018: Explore the Circus! with your child and unravel the science behind popular circus acts at Science Centre Singapore’s Circus! Science Under The Big Top! exhibition.
  3. A PAWsperous New Year at Snow City Singapore, from 15 February to 18 February 2018Celebrate a PAWsperous new year at Snow City with Ila the Snow Husky!
  4. Snowplay Promotion, from 1 to 28 February 2018Need a place to chill? Head down to Snow City to escape the summer heat with your friends!

Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert at SCCC

In celebration of the Year of the Dog,  Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) is organising its first Lunar New Year Carnival & Concert over the festive weekend this Lunar New Year.

From experiencing traditional art forms such as Chinese paper cutting and wushu showcases, to indulging in festive delicacies, more than 20 activities await everyone.

Bringing a perfect conclusion to the celebrations will be a special Lunar New Year concert hosted by popular celebrities Marcus Chin, Xu Qiongfang and Lin Ruping, featuring the brightest talents performing Lunar New Year classics and familiar tunes. 

Admission is free. For more details, visit

SCCC Lunar New Year Carnival

24 & 25 February 2018 (Saturday & Sunday), 2pm – 8pm

SCCC Lunar New Year Concert

25 February 2018 (Sunday), 7pm – 10pm

Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906), Concourse, Level 1

Celebrate Spring in Abundance at NEX

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: Celebrate Spring in Abundance

For the first time ever,NEX is hosting a Lunar New Year Fair for shoppers from 29 January to 14 February 2018 at the Atrium, Level 1. Don’t forget to bring home a truly unique new year treat from Bai Jia Xing, which allows customers to print their Chinese surname on their cookie tin from a selection of 298 characters.

NEX is also sharing the auspicious season with shoppers through exciting lucky draws and redemptions. Simply spend S$50 at NEX to redeem a six-piece set of NEX Red Packets and stand a chance to win S$1,800 worth of nexVouchers in the Fortune Lucky Draw.

The good fortune doesn’t end there; NEX is also rewarding shoppers with an exclusive Yu Sheng Plate Set to lo-hei your way into a prosperous new year.

Of course, no New Year celebration would be complete without a traditional lion dance performance and a God of Fortune appearance – so come on down to NEX with your family to ring in some prosperity for the year ahead!

All promotions and redemptions are valid from 18 January to 15 February 2018.

Augmented reality rock wall at Plaza Singapura

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: Experience augmented reality!

In celebration of Chinese New Year this February, experience an exciting augmented reality rock wall, only at Plaza Singapura!

This is the first time such an activity is held in a shopping mall. Perfect for all ages, families and the youth alike can expect an adrenaline rush as they scale the rock wall, maneuvering through various obstacles.

The well-loved Art-Zoo inflatables will also be making a return along with the rock wall – both guaranteed to make for a fun-filled and adventurous weekend!  To redeem an entry pass to the augmented reality rock wall and the Art-Zoo inflatable, shoppers simply have to spend $30 in a single receipt. 

For more information visit

Augmented Reality Rock Wall 

Date: 15 – 25 Feb 2018

Venue: Plaza Singapura, Level 1, Main Atrium   

Art-Zoo inflatable 

Date:  12 – 25 Feb 2018

Venue: Plaza Singapura, Level 1, Front Plaza

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: National museum (PHOTO: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE)

As part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the National Museum of Singapore will be holding several special programmes to celebrate the festive season.

Public Lion Dance Performance

Saturday, 17 February 2018 | 3.38pm

Outside the Singapore History Gallery, Level 1

Free. Registration not required.

 Come usher in the Lunar New Year at the National Museum of Singapore with an exciting lion dance performance for the whole family. 

A Lighter Side of History – Discovering the Myths and Wonders of Chinese New Year

Saturday, 24 February 2018 | 11am – 12pm

The Salon, Level 1

Free. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at the following link:

Also, experience the Young Journalist’s Trail, which is specially created for the younger ones in the family.

Incorporated with the Young Journalist’s Notebook, it is designed so audiences can embark on an interactive quest through the museum’s three galleries. This includes: Witness to War: Remembering 1942, the Syonan-To section in the Singapore History Gallery, and the Life in Singapore: Surviving Syonan gallery.

With Total Defence Day 2018 happening the same weekend, it will be a great opportunity for parents to bring their young ones to the Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition to discover more about Singapore’s past. 

To know more, click here.

Forest Adventure

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Chinese New Year 2018 in Singapore activity: Forest adventure!

For those looking for something different to do this Chinese New Year, gather your friends and family to enjoy an treetop obstacle course adventure during the holiday break.

Following a six-month overhaul, Forest Adventure has returned with an impressive new trail. The facility is now 40% larger than before, encompassing an expansive 69 crossings and six zip lines through the park, across four different heights in three age-appropriate courses.

Forest Adventure is open everyday from 9.30am to 6.30pm (closed on Monday except public holidays). More information can be found on

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