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Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival 2024

January 11 - March 9

Free
Chinatown CNY Celebrations - 牛车水年货市场 - 牛车水春节亮灯

Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival 2024 (2024年牛车水农历新年庆祝活动) is scheduled to take place from 11 January to 9 March 2024. Being the year of Dragon, this year’s celebration features dragon themed lanterns, lightings and decorations along 4 major streets in the Chinatown district. Apart from taking photos with the dragon installations and festive lightings, visitors can look forward to participating in a host of festive activities from shopping for CNY merchandise, participating in art workshops, watching Chinese cultural performances, to attending the CNY countdown party during this period.

 

 

List of Activities

  • 11 January – 9 February 2024 (10:00am – 10:00pm): Chinatown CNY bazaar (新春市集) selling CNY decorations, CNY goodies, CNY snacks, and a local food fair.
    • (11 Jan – 9 Feb) Festive Fair at open space beside People’s Park Complex [Map]
    • (19 Jan – 9 Feb) Festive Fair along
      • Pagoda Street [Map]
      • Sago Street [Map]
      • Temple Street [Map]
      • Trengganu Street [Map]
    • (19 Jan – 9 Feb) Food Fair along Smith Street (former Chinatown Food Street) [Map]

 

 

 

 

  • 19 January 2024 (Friday), 6:00pm: Street light-up ceremony (新春亮灯与开幕典礼) and performances by Xu Bin 徐彬, Xixi Lim 茜茜, Kimberly Chia 谢静仪, Wardy Yap 叶国伦 & Papaya Duck 木瓜鸭 at Kreta Ayer Square (beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple). [Map]
  • 19 January 2024 – 9 March 2024 (7:00pm – 12:00am): Dragon themed installations and lighting (新春亮灯) along 4 main roads will be switched on every evening. On CNY Day 1, 10 February 2024 (Saturday), the lights will be switched on till 6:00am.
    • New Bridge Road [Map]
    • Eu Tong Sen Street [Map]
    • South Bridge Road [Map]
    • Upper Cross Street [Map]

 

 

 

  • 20 January 2024 (Saturday): Nian Gao Making Masterclass by Chinatown Singapore
    • Venue: Chinatown Visitor Centre [Map]
    • Sessions: 12:00pm – 2:00pm | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Admission Fee: S$28.80 per person [Register]
  • 21 January 2024 (Sunday): Pompom Mandarin Orange Keychain Making by Chinatown Singapore
    • Venue: Chinatown Visitor Centre [Map]
    • Sessions: 1:30pm – 3:00pm | 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Admission Fee: S$39.00 per person [Register]
  • 27 January 2024 (Saturday): Pineapple Plush-Making Workshop by Chinatown Singapore
    • Venue: Chinatown Visitor Centre [Map]
    • Sessions: 11:30am – 1:00pm | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Admission Fee: S$60.00 per person [Register]
    • Note: Children under the age of 7 are welcome to attend with the assistance of an adult.

 

 

 

  • 27 – 28 January 2024 (Saturday – Sunday), 6:00pm: Lion Dance Competition (新春国际狮王争霸邀请赛)
    • Venue: Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre [Map]
    • Admission Fee: SGD 10 per person / day [Buy tickets]
  • 27 – 28 January 2024 (Saturday – Sunday), 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Weekend stage shows (周末舞台表演) at Kreta Ayer Square (beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple) [Map]
  • 3 – 4 February 2024 (Saturday – Sunday), 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Weekend stage shows (周末舞台表演) at Kreta Ayer Square (beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple) [Map]
  • 9 February 2024 (Friday), 10:00pm: Chinese New Year Countdown Party (新春倒数派对) at Kreta Ayer Square (beside Buddha Tooth Relic Temple) [Map]

 

 

 

Road Closure

Temple Street will be closed on the following dates and times:

  • 19 January 2024 – 8 February 2024
    • Mondays – Thursdays: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
    • Fridays – Sundays: 2:00pm – 12:00am
  • 9 – 10 February 2024
    • Friday – Saturday: 2:00pm – 1:30am

 

Venue

Chinatown
Chinatown Singapore + Google Map

Organizers

Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee
Chinatown Business Association (CBA)

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