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8 Events To Spice Up Your Family's CNY Celebration

Enjoy various Chinese New Year activities with the whole family with any of these exciting happenings in and around the island as you ring in the Year of the Pig!

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre: So Much Fun – An Ah Guo Exhibition

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Credit: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

In collaboration with the debut launch of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s “singing” red packet, the centre has prepared a specially curated exhibition which showcases 57 original artworks from 2016 to 2018 by local illustrator Ah Guo. To add to this exciting experience, visitors will also get a chance to “walk into” the centre’s commissioned yusheng painting and take pictures with the featured characters!

Note though that the exhibition will be closed over the CNY break on 5 and 6 February.  

Date: 12 January to 7 February
Time: 10am to 8pm
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Fee: Free admission
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Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

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Credit: Chinatown Festivals Singapore

Take the family on a night out to view the beautiful light-up and festivities at the most prosperous location in Singapore. To usher in the Year of the Pig, the Chinatown light-up combines tradition with contemporary influence, featuring handmade sculpted lanterns of pigs, flowers, and greetings that would make the perfect backdrop for a family photo. Plus, don’t forget to browse the variety of stalls which line the streets ready for you to do some CNY shopping and eating. 

Date: Until 17 February
Time: 6pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Chinatown
Fee: Free admission
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S.E.A. Aquarium: Dive into a Sea of Abundance

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Credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Enjoy a fun family day with an exclusive underwater dragon dance performance starring an intricately-designed dragon amongst 40,000 marine life before you embark on a trail around the aquarium. Your little one can also have a go at discovering the eight auspicious sea treasures with the prosperity passport which will help them to understand how these marine species symbolise Chinese New Year blessings.

Date: Until 19 February
Time: 10am to 7pm
Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium
Fee: $40 (Adult) / $29 (Child and Senior)
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Chinese New Year Celebrations at Universal Studios Singapore

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Credit: Resorts World Sentosa

Have an unforgettable day at Universal Studios Singapore this Chinese New Year as you join well-loved characters on their journey along the Auspicious Dragon Trail with a 15-metre long dancing dragon. Decked in festive outfits, over 13 characters will also be out and about to join your family for picture-perfect moments. Don’t miss the lovable Sesame Street characters in the brand new interactive show “Monster Lo Hei” which tells the story of the Yu-Sheng tradition in an informative and entertaining way.

Date: Until 19 February
Time: 10am to 7pm / 10am to 10pm (on select nights)
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Fee: $75 (Adult) / $56 (Child) / $41 (Senior)
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Spring Surprise @ Gardens by the Bay

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Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Celebrate the impending arrival of spring with exciting festive performances and activities happening at Gardens by the Bay. From a magnificent LED performance of an auspicious Chinese myth to exciting lion dances and melodious orchestra performances, it’s bound to be an evening full of happiness and wonder.

Date: 2 to 10 February
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Fee: Free admission
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River Hongbao 2019

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Credit: River Hongbao Singapore

The annual must-see event of the year returns with its bicentennial edition which continues to feature larger-than-life lanterns and a spectacular display of fireworks. This year, the River Hongbao will include Instagrammable lanterns as part of the event’s cookbook challenge where visitors can participate to win attractive prizes. In addition to the colourful display of lanterns, there will also be the usual carnival, merchandise stalls, and food street as well as special stage performances from Joanna Dong and S-Pop contestants.

Date: 2 to 10 February
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Fee: Free admission
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Chingay 2019

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Credit: People’s Association

Chingay 2019 returns with its 47th edition following the theme “Dreams Funtasia (Bicentennial Edition),” and will continue to wow spectators with unlimited imagination on the future of Singapore and its people. This year, the parade will also include a commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial with a three multi-disciplinary artist collaboration of a first-of-its-kind 270m by 7m-long painting which depicts the past, present, and future of Singapore. Accompanied by amazing performances and stunning fireworks, this is something you can’t miss!

Date: 15 and 16 February
Time: 8pm to 9:30pm
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Fee: Parade 1 – $50 (Category 1) / $40 (Category 2) / $28.50 (Category 3)
Parade 2 – $60 (Category 1) / $50 (Category 2) / $28.50 (Category 3)
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Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019

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Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

The exciting line-up of festive offerings at the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2019 is suitable for all ages. With auspicious Lion and Dragon dance performances, heritage tours and trails, and craft activities for the little ones, you’re guaranteed to have a fun time with the family while learning more about the origins, customs, and traditions behind the Lunar New Year.

Date: 16 & 17 February
Time: 10:30am to 9:30pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Fee: Free admission
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Feature image credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

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