10 Places to Go If You’re Not Visiting Anyone During CNY 2024 For the CNY 2024 Vibes


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We have an extra day off this CNY on 12 February 2024 (Monday).

Since most of your visiting will be done in the first two days, or maybe you’re not going visiting at all, you may be wondering how to spend your precious day off.

Look no further because here are 10 places to go during CNY.

River Hongbao

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This event is one of the most highly anticipated CNY events in Singapore. This year, the event returns to Gardens by the Bay.

River Hongbao will feature nightly stage performances, amusement rides, a food street, photobooths, lanterns, and more.

You can participate in their various contests to stand a chance to win attractive prizes too.

Admission to this event is free.

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Period: 8 February 2024 to 17 February 2024

The Legend of the Dragon Gate

Image: Marina Bay Sands

Catch The Legend of the Dragon Gate at Marina Bay in evenings.

This 10-minute performance will see 1,500 drones in the sky, telling the famous tale of the Dragon King.


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Follow carps on their inspiring journey to persevere upstream and leap through the dragon gate to turn into a powerful dragon.

This energising story will leave you ready to tackle any challenges in the New Year with grit and determination.

Venue: Marina Bay

Dates: 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18 February 2024

Starlit Dragon Spectacular

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Yet another dragon show is the Starlit Dragon Spectacular at Resorts World Sentosa.

Witness an 88m LED dancing dragon light up the night sky on 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 18 February.

The mesmerising starry dragon will put on a dazzling show at 7:30pm and 8:30pm, painting the sky all sorts of different colours.

Reach the event early to receive blessings and “gold coins” from the God of Fortune.

Venue: Resorts World Sentosa

Dates: 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 18 February 2024


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Singapore Sky Lantern Festival

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This CNY, experience the magic of the lantern scene from Disney’s Tangled right here in Singapore at the Sky Lantern Festival.

Pen down your hopes and deepest desires on lanterns before releasing them into the night sky on 21 February.

Let the lanterns carry your wishes to the heavens as they form a spectacular scenery overhead – a sky full of stars indeed.

Venue: Palawan Green, Sentosa

Date: 21 February 2024

Chingay Parade

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The Chingay Parade returns this year on 23 and 24 February with “Blossom” as its theme, signifying the growth and flourishing of individuals and communities.


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Each unfurling petal symbolises the blossoming of different talents and abilities in a community, representing Singapore’s rich tapestry of cultures and tradition.

Located at the F1 Pit Building, this year’s parade showcases a 230m interactive floor projection – Singapore’s longest floor projection ever for a street parade.

Art installations at PAssionArts Street will be the perfect addition to your Instagram feed, and you can even make your own art there.

Tickets are available from $20.

Venue: F1 Pit Building


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Dates: 23 and 24 February 2024

Spring in Full Bloom at Capitol

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This year, Capitol Singapore is displaying a garden with a gorgeous grand floral centrepiece.

Find your fortune forecast for the year at their Zodiac Zone to prepare you for the year ahead.

Planters Market will be open until 9 February at the Outdoor Plaza, and you can catch guzheng and wushu performances on weekends.

Immerse yourself in live performances and walk away with sure-win prizes from now till 24 February.

Venue: Capitol Singapore

Period: 26 January 2024 to 24 February 2024

Wan Qing Festival of Spring

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From now till 25 February, the Wan Qing Festival Spring offers a day of family-friendly fun.


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Enjoy the Open House at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and take part in temple tours, dragon lantern making, dragon’s beard candy sessions, and more.

With a ton of activities to do, this festival is just the thing to get into a festive mood this CNY.

Admission is free, with some ticketed activities.

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Period: 16 January 2024 to 25 February 2024

Chinatown

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Where better to celebrate Chinese New Year than Chinatown?

With gorgeous dragons and decorations in every street and corner, this festive district is the perfect place for a walk.

The Festive Fair at Sago Street, Smith Street, Temple Street, Trengganu Street, and Pagoda Street is decked out in festive decorations like lanterns. Run to catch this cheery atmosphere as the fair will close on 9 February at 10pm.

After the fair has closed, enjoy the countdown party at Kreta Ayer Square to usher in good vibes and prosperity for the New Year.

The Gorgeous Street Light-Up at New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, and Upper Cross Street will be up until 9 March.

Venue: Chinatown

Period: 11 January 2024 to 9 March 2024

Spring in the Sea at the S.E.A. Aquarium

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This year, the S.E.A. Aquarium will be putting on impressive underwater dragon dance shows at the Open Ocean Habitat (daily at 3:30pm).

This mesmerising show is bound to take your breath away as you follow the underwater dragon on a journey to conquer all oceans.

Representing success and excellence, this underwater dragon dance is just the thing to welcome the New Year.

S.E.A. Aquarium will also be hiding easter eggs – auspicious CNY greetings – in their interactive displays of marine animals. Learn more about their four spotlight species’ characteristics and natural behaviours that make them especially significant this Year of the Dragon.

Their adorable manta mascot Manja will be waiting for you with open fins to snap some shots for your Instagram.

Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium

Period: 26 January 2024 to 25 February 2024

Dahlia Dreams in Gardens by the Bay

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Not far from River Hongbao, you can visit Dahlia Dreams.

Gardens by the Bay’s annual CNY floral display features a near 7m-tall dragon that stretches over 15m in length as its centrepiece. Parts of the dragon’s scales are adorned with flowers in vivid hues of yellow and red.

Tickets for Singaporean residents to the Dahlia Dreams in Flower Dome are available at $12 for adults and $8 for seniors above 60 or children from three to 12 years old.

Non-Singaporean residents are also welcome to visit at $32 for adults or $18 for children from three to 12 years old.

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Period: 19 January 2024 to 17 March 2024