Find out where you can take the kids to soak up the Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore, as we usher in the Year of the Goat!
Almost every corner of the streets is filled with bright red festive decor as you join in the mad rush to stock up boxes of mandarin oranges and jars of goodies to usher in the Chinese New Year (CNY).
But beyond the shopping and jostling with the crowd, there are many amazing places that you can take your kids to soak up the festivities in Singapore.
Check out our list below for some exciting festive activities that are taking place around Singapore in the weeks leading to Chinese New Year 2015!
1. Official light-up and opening ceremony at Chinatown
The official light-up and opening ceremony at Chinatown marks the start of the Chinese New Year 2015 celebrations in Singapore.
Be prepared to take in the sights and sounds of the festivities with amazing visual effects and lively stage performances consisting of skits, songs, dance, acrobatic performances and martial arts performed by talented local performers and performing troupes from China.
Date: 31 January 2015
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
2. Chinatown street light-up
Following the official light-up and opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year 2015 celebrations at Chinatown, you’ll have over a month to head down here to enjoy the festive street light-up.
This year, the theme for the light-up is “Abundance of Joy & Prosperity." It features an innovative Goat-themed design which was conceptualised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Date: 31 January to 19 March 2015
- 7pm to 6am (18 & 19 Feb 2015)
- 7pm to 2am (Friday & Saturday)
- 7pm to 12 midnight (Sunday to Thursday)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
3. Chinatown Festive Street Bazaar
What’s Chinese New Year without the rows of brightly lit stalls taking over the streets of Chinatown? Head down here for a stroll to feast on your favourite Chinese New Year snacks and cookies, and buy some to take home with you.
You can also shop for festive decorations, new clothes for the whole family and other must-haves during the festival such as waxed duck, preserved fruits, and more!
Date: 30 January to 18 February 2015
- 6pm to 10.30pm (Daily)
- 6pm to 1am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Venue: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Terengganu Street
More family-friendly activities to do during Chinese New Year in Singapore on the next page.