8 Auspicious Lunar New Year Activities For The Family!

8 Auspicious Lunar New Year Activities For The Family!

It’s time to usher in the prosperous Year of the Rat and all the festivities galore you can look forward to! 

Chinese New Year is the time for family reunions, and you probably spend the bulk of time at your relatives’ homes. Playing mahjong and munching on CNY goodies may be a whole load of fun, but socializing with your loved ones doesn’t have to be limited to the indoors.

This CNY, why not join in the lunar festivities held around Singapore and bask in the festive spirit of the outdoors?

Need some ideas? Here’s our pick of eight auspicious lunar new year activities for the entire family.

Eight Chinese New Year Events In Singapore You Shouldn’t Miss

Whether it’s the festive atmosphere or the exciting performances you are looking forward to, there’s something for you and the whole family in this list.

#1: The 13th International Lion Dance Competition

Date: 11-12th Jan 2020

Location: Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre

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Lion Dance might not rank among your top choices for dance moves, but they sure get their time to shine during the CNY festivities.

Head on the Kreta Ayar People’s Theatre for a night of stunning moves by 10 top dance troupes from across Asia. The mix of acrobatic stunts and drumbeats are sure to get your blood pumping.

#2: Festive Street Bazaar

Date: 3rd – 24th Jan 2020

Location: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

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Stocking up on CNY goodies and decorations is a tradition for many of us, why not bring the whole family along for it?

Want to snatch a good deal for some Pineapple Tarts or pumpkin seeds? The Street Bazaar at Chinatown is where you should be! 

Even if you’ve got your shopping done and dusted, you shouldn’t miss out on the festive atmosphere there. The streets lined with stalls selling hawker goods and the red lanterns give the area a different festive vibe from the usual.

#3: Dahlia Dreams 2020

Date: 17th January – 23rd February

Location: Gardens By The Bay, Flower Dome

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If you are a horticulture enthusiast, this event is definitely for you. Head to the Flower Dome and Gardens By The Bay for a spectacular display of florals.

Feast your eyes on beautiful sculptures of heavenly scenes and the 12 zodiac animals made of dahlia flowers and other seasonal blooms such as Azalea.

Gardens By The Bay

#4: Istana Open House

Date: 26th January 2020

Location: Istana Singapore

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Curious about the Istana? Here’s your chance – the Istana is open five times per year, and 26th January 2020 is one of them. Better mark that down on your planner!

Look forward to performances by local performing arts groups and guided tours of the grounds by volunteers.

Istana Singapore

#5: River HongBao 2020

Date: 23rd January – 1st February 2020

Location: The Float @ Marina Bay

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With massive lantern sets of over fifty meters, River HongBao is one of the most highly anticipated festivities. Start the year on the right foot by taking a photo with your entire family with the God of Fortune as the backdrop. #RiverHongBao2020

Start your tour of the grounds at the rat-adorned entrance gateway and make your way through the stunning event grounds with pieces inspired by spring blossoms and the Singapore Skyline.

River HongBao

#6: Golden Pyro Dragon Dance

Date: 31st January – 2nd February 2020

Location: Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove

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Missed the 13th International Lion Dance Competition? Fret Not!

The Golden Pyro Dragon Dance has enough razzle and dazzle to make up for it. Head to the Supertree Grove at 9.10 pm for a stunning combination of dragon dance and sparklers amidst the brightly lit supertrees.

Golden Pyro Dragon Dance

#7: Chingay Parade 2020

When: 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2020

Location: F1 Pit Building

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Themed ‘Colours in Harmony’, this year’s Chingay promises you an electrifying opening of 200m firecrackers and a continuous stream of thrilling performances.

Whether it’s stilt walkers, fireworks, or the international dance performances, you’ve got it all, courtesy of the organizers and local volunteers.

Better get those tickets before they sell out!

Chingay Parade

#8: Huayi Festival 2020

When: 31st January – 9th February 2020

Location: Esplanade

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The Huayi Festival is a celebration of Chinese culture, and they’ve got all you could possibly imagine, from pop music concerts to paper-making workshops.

We’re sure you can find an activity that’ll suit the entire family from the diverse mix. Check out the series of events you can look forward to here.

Huayi Festival

Kick-Off The New Year With Incredible Savings

We hope you have a whale of a time exploring the various festive spots in Singapore and spend valuable time with your loved ones this lunar new year.

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