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Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival 2023

January 1 - February 19

Singapore Chinatown Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebrations 2023

Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival 2023 (2023 年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动) will take place from 1 January to 19 February 2023. Themed “Leaping into the Prosperous Year of Rabbit”, this year’s celebrations feature rabbit lantern lightings and decorations along 4 major streets in the Chinatown district.

Apart from getting to take photos with the sculptures, visitors will be able to participate in a host of festive activities from shopping for CNY merchandise, lantern-making workshops, to watching cultural performances during this period.



List of Activities

  • 1 – 21 Jan 2023 (6:00pm – 10:00pm): Chinatown CNY bazaar selling CNY decorations, CNY goodies, CNY snacks, and a local food fair. While the official operating time begins from 6pm, the bazaar actually starts much earlier at around 12pm.
  • 3 Jan 2023 (7:00pm): Street light-up ceremony at Kreta Ayer Square (beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple) [Map]



  • 3 Jan – 19 Feb 2023 (7:00pm – 12:00am): Rabbit light installations along 4 main roads will be switched on every evening.
    • New Bridge Road [Map]
    • Eu Tong Sen Street [Map]
    • South Bridge Road [Map]
    • Upper Cross Street [Map]
  • 7 Jan 2023: Hongbao lantern-making workshop at Chinatown Visitor Centre [Map]
  • 7, 8, 14 & 15 Jan 2023 (7:00pm – 9:00pm): Cultural performances & Getai at Kreta Ayer Square [Map]
  • 21 Jan 2023 (10:30pm): Chinatown CNY countdown party on CNY’s Eve at Kreta Ayer Square [Map]



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Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee