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Have A Fun New Year's Eve At These Family-Friendly Spots

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End the year with a bang and kick-start the new year with fun-filled, family-friendly activities that will help you start 2018 on a high note! From fireworks to light shows, food bazaars, carnivals and more, here’s our guide to the key places and activities for a fabulous family outing that’s sure to take your celebration to new heights. 

IgNight at Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Embark on a journey of self discovery this New Year’s Eve as you step into a fantastical kaleidoscope of light at the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay! Kickstart the new year by downloading the IgNight app on your phone. This cool app serves as a multimedia guide that will bring you on an enlightening journey as you discover more about your hidden aura. This exciting, creative and interactive event will leave the whole family awestruck with its wonderful multi-touch interactivity, motion sensor technology, art installations and augmented reality experiences. The interactive engagements also promises to lead users to self-realisation – a great way to start the New Year!

Date: 29 – 31 December 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Special extension:11.59pm on 31 December)
Location: Cloud forest, Gardens by the Bay
*Admission charges to Cloud Forest apply

Fullerton Hotel, Merlion and ArtScience Museum


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Watch in awe as The Fullerton Hotel is brought to life with a fabulous light projection display. The stunning projection will take you on a journey as the “Fullerton Postmaster Bears” overcome challenges in a light-hearted storyline that is sure to interest the whole family (especially the kids!). Joining in the  light projection spectacle for the first time, the Merlion and ArtScience Museum will also be illuminated. A visual extravaganza awaits as one minute fireworks displays punctuate each hourly light projection show on New Year’s Eve, followed by a six minute firework display when the clock strikes midnight!

Fullerton Hotel Light Show
Date: 26 – 31 December 2017
Time: 8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.00pm, 9.30pm and 10.00pm (from 26 – 30 December) and 8.00pm, 9.00pm, 10.00pm, 11.00pm and 11.55pm (on New Year’s Eve)
Location: Fullerton Hotel

Merlion and ArtScience Museum Light Show
Date: 29 – 31 December 2017
Time:  8.00pm, 8.30pm, 9.00pm, 9.30pm and 10.00pm (from 29 – 30 December) and 8.00pm, 9.00pm, 10.00pm, 11.00pm and 11.55pm (on New Year’s Eve)
Location: Merlion and ArtScience Museum

The Float @ Marina Bay

Bryan van der Beek

Photo Credit: Bryan van der Beek

Enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks display, shop for F&B and lifestyle products at the outdoor bazaar, or enjoy a picnic while revelling in the visual displays. Visit the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018 website for ticketing details.

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Photo Credit: Prudential

Ring in the New Year with the glorious sound of soulful music by local talents like Falling Feathers, TheLionCityBoy and Jasmine Sokko! With more than 40 fantastic, fun-filled rides and games assembled from around the world, great music and affordable tasty treats, this carnival is a family event not to be missed!

Date: 15 December 2017-1 April 2018
Time: 3.00pm – 2.00am (31 December) or 4.00 – 11.00pm (15 December 2017-1 April 2018, with the exception of 31 December)
Admission Fee: Free for all. Purchase credits for rides and games over here!

Marina Bay Civic District

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Photo Credit: URA

Celebrate the new year with delicious food from the F&B bazaar and have a fun family picnic! Enjoy free, family-friendly outdoor activities such as the Fitness Countdown Dance Party, a sunset yoga session, group exercises, music performances by local talents and movie screenings. Expose your kids to art, history and different cultures as exhibition galleries at National Gallery Singapore and the Asian Civilisations Museum extend their opening hours to usher in the new year!

Countdown Cinema
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 7.30pm – 12.30am
Location: Esplanade Park/Empress Lawn

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Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 5.00pm – 1.00am
Location:  Connaught drive

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Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Location:  Empress Lawn

Yoga Seeds
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Location: Esplanade Park

Family Zone
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Esplanade Park

Active Family
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Location: St Andrews Road

National Gallery
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 10.00pm – 2.00am

Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 31 December 2017
Time: 5.00pm – 12.00am

And so much more

MBSC Charity Trail

Download the Locomole app and explore Marina Bay like never before! Unlock mystery gifts at numerous hotspots, learn more about the wonderful landmarks in this live-work-play precinct and donate to or volunteer at charities! It’s a fun adventure for the whole family and a great way to teach your kids important values like compassion and humility.

Date: 10 – 31 December 2017
Location: The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Market of Artists and Designers

Indulge in festive shopping with the artisanal products on sale at the marketplace!

Date: 8 – 31 December 2017
Time: 3.00pm – 10.00pm (every Fri-Sun), 5.00pm  – 2.00am (31 December)
Location: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, outside the Red Dot Design Museum

Japan New Year @ Liang Court

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Photo Credit: Liang Court

Usher in the new year at Liang Court! Get ready to experience a slew of festive activities such as the Kagami Biraki ceremony, a traditional practice of opening the sake barrel; the rhythmic sounds of the Taiko drums and Shishimai performances; and the auspicious mochi pounding ceremony, a ritual signifying hope for a bright year ahead. Inspired by the iconic figures of the Japan New Year – Daruma, Shishimai, Fukusuke and Maneki Neko, Liang Court hopes to bless shoppers for a prosperous year ahead!

Balloon Display
Be thrilled by photo opportunities with Daruma, Shishimai, Fukusuke and Maneki Neko balloon sculptures of Japan New Year
Date: 29 December 2017 – 25 January 2018

Suntec Twilight: Flea & Feast

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Photo Credit: RoseValley

End the year with your loved ones on a sweet note with this special event. Inspired by the hawkers’ markets in Australia, the Flea and Feast houses a delicious and extensive food bazaar, with foodie favourites like the infamous Butterbeer and kid favourites such as unicorn ice cream. And if that’s not tempting enough, the event is home to many family-friendly activities such as ‘movies-under-the-stars‘, a flea market, live performances, children’s bouncy castle, and so much more! On top of that, The Singapore Association of Visually Handicapped (SAVH) will also be providing massage services* for you! So sit back and relax as you recharge and rejuvenate with a fantastic massage after this long and exhausting year.  

Date: 29 – 31 December 2017
Time: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Location: Suntec Convention And Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 402
Admission is free!
*All proceeds from the services will go to SAVH.

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