Are you still wondering about what to do on Chinese New Year with the kids? Then you have plenty of time left to plan out your family outings to enjoy a prosperous and joyous Lunar New Year!
From festive programmes to online events you can catch at home, there are just so many things you can do with the kiddos this Year of the Tiger. So make sure to have a roaring good time and don’t miss out on these exciting activities all across the little red dot!
12 Fun Ideas On What To Do On Chinese New Year 2022
1. Join the festivities at this year’s River Hongbao
As one of the best annual Lunar Chinese New Year events in Singapore, you definitely can’t leave out River Hongbao 2022. While details about the event are yet to be released, we’re sure you won’t want to miss out on all the lantern displays and performances that we’re expecting something similar to be held this year.
Although, with how the festivities were a bit toned down last year, this year may just be the same. If you do plan to check it out, remember to stay safe to have a great time with your family.
2. Go on an adventure at Asian Civilisations Museum
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Just like all year round, the Asian Civilisations Museum has some special programmes and activities that you can do with the kids from January to February.
The museum is holding the Light to Night 2022: New Waves event where you can explore the Singapore River and learn more about the stories behind it through layers of context, conversations, and reflections.
If you’ve also got a little dancer in your home, families can also join ACM Adventures: Let’s Dance! on January 30 2022. All for free!
3. Sit back and relax in a luxurious staycation
Image source: Resorts World Sentosa
After such a challenging year, we’re sure parents are also looking for some time to relax as to what to do on Chinese New Year. For a tiger-rific staycation experience, you can head on down to Resorts World Sentosa where they have specially curated Spring Staycation packages.
You can go with either a two-day-one-night Sumptuous Spring Stay-In, a Universal Studios Singapore Stay and Bond or an all-inclusive two-day-one-night High Tea in the Deep Sea package stay.
4. Head on down to City Square Mall for some grrr-eat celebrations
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For those who want to catch some festive displays, City Square Mall will be preparing beautiful atmospheric installations and you may even get the chance to be rewarded with special gifts.
Take as many Chinese New Year #OOTD shots among their myriad of oriental decorations or maybe have a Zodiac reading and forecast. Then with a minimum spend of $168*, shoppers can redeem a $10 City Developments Limited Gift Voucher and a Merchant Voucher Pack.
5. Usher in the Lunar New Year with your favourite Universal Studios characters
It’s always a great time down at Universal Studios Singapore and Chinese New Year isn’t any different. Join the stars from Kung Fu Panda, Minions, Sesame Street and more to welcome an auspiciousness Year of the Tiger!
Take a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard and take in the beautiful cherry blossom trees, gold ingots and special zodiac banners.
6. Spot gorgeous blooms at Gardens by the Bay
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Usher in new beginnings with a breathtaking view at Gardens by the Bay’s Chinese New Year floral display, Dahlia Dreams 2022. While this is a popular event over the past few years, guests can expect a brand new River Hongbao lantern and Spring Fragrances as this year’s highlight.
7. Go in search of unique red packets at the 2022 Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign
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The 2022 Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign is back for museum visitors to collect a set of unique red packet designs fit for the festivities.
The National Heritage Board have prepared each set containing eight pieces of red packets that are themed respectively to the 35 museums participating in the event.
8. Tune in to Chingay 2022 for some amazing performances
You don’t have to go outside for what to do on Chinese New Year for you can still watch Chingay 2022 and enjoy the show from the safety of your home. Known for its colourful floats, dancing dragons and lions, wushu masters and more, this is an event you certainly don’t want to miss!
As we await more details, make sure to mark February 12 on your calendar to stream it live.
9. Watch Chinatown be lit up with beautiful lanterns and decorations
Just like every year, Chinatown’s streets will be lit up from 7pm to 12am to make the celebration of Chinese New Year. The lighting event will be launched virtually on January 7. You can watch the live stream on the Chinatown Festivals Facebook page.
As it is the Year of the Tiger, you can expect the street lantern centrepiece to be a family of tigers to signify reunion, harmony and prosperity.
10. Experience an underwater lion dance at S.E.A. Aquarium
Deep dive into the S.E.A. Aquarium as they have prepared the Trail of Fortune where you will get to meet five of their auspicious animals. This includes your underwater friends the sand tiger shark, red lionfish, weedy seadragon, tiger crowie and alligator gar.
We’re sure the kids will love to learn about what makes them symbols of good fortune. Make sure to snap a photo with any of the animals to get a chance to win a gift!
11. Indulge in a bountiful family reunion dinner
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Whether you plan to dine in a restaurant or just lay out a feast at home, there are many Chinese New Year set menus and takeaways for you to enjoy this year. For what is a family reunion without some really good food?
Usher in the Lunar New Year with a happy and content stomach while also getting a chance to catch up with your loved ones over an intimate dinner.
12. Take part in exciting programmes and exhibitions at SCCC
Image source: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
To celebrate the roaring new year, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre has prepared a series of programmes that parents can bring their kids to pique their interest in our local Chinese Culture.
Look through their comprehensive website to learn more about Chinese New Year or get to redeem a free set of red packets with five unique designs. You also won’t want to miss the two ongoing exhibitions One of Us, All of Us and Life is Sweet: Ang Ku Kueh Girl.
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