It’s Lunar New Year weekend and lucky for us, that’s four and a half glorious days to enjoy our city full of excitement, with endless activities to do. From January 20 until January 24, there’s plenty of fun happening – day or night. Here’s 10 of the best things to do this weekend in Singapore.
1. Ring in Chinese New Year
Countdown to the Chinese New Year 2023 on Saturday, January 21 or else join in on the celebrations until February 19 for leaping into the prosperous Year of the Rabbit. Expect illuminating light-ups, cool installations like Dahlia Dreams at Gardens By The Bay, food fairs and more entertainment. Read our guide on the best things to do this Chinese New Year in Singapore.
2. Enter a world of Disney at the airport
Celebrate 100 years of Disney magic as Jewel Changi Airport has been transformed into a Disney-themed wonderland. The Disney100 event offers guests a range of exclusive activities and retail experiences, from a dazzling light and sound show to ig-worthy photo opportunities, and more. Read further about it here.
📍78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666
3. Have fun at a massive carnival
Trip.com’s Bay Spring Carnival takes place at Bayfront Event Space until January 29. The Show Master presents more than 30 family-friendly rides, as well as games and activities to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Plus, Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy On Ice has been extended until January 29 – if you didn’t get a chance to go at Christmas.
📍Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
4. Visit Light To Night Festival 2023
Until January 26, the Light to Night Festival returns with a new theme of Here and Now. The festival exhibits larger-than-life installations by the likes of Dawn Ng, a series of diverse programmes, and invites guests to reflect on contemporary topics through artworks.
📍Civic District, Singapore
5. Admire the 兔gether Exhibition
Singapore’s Chinese Cultural Centre is honouring the Year of the Rabbit with a spectacular rabbit-themed art exhibition on its rooftop garden until March 31. The interactive installation was created by Whisky and Foxtrot LLP studio as part of the CNY celebrations. It presents a host of characters showcasing local Chinese New year practices to enjoy with family and friends.
📍1 Straits Blvd, Singapore 018906
6. Catch the We Will Rock You Musical
Queen fans can’t miss this iconic tribute production, by GMG productions, which finishes on January 22 at Esplanade. Jam along to 24 hit tunes from We Will Rock You to We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free and much more. Tickets begin at $78. Get tickets here.
📍Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
7. Check out the Doraemon Exhibition
The National Museum of Singapore is currently hosting the first global showcase, outside Japan, of The Doraemon Exhibition until February 5. The iconic exhibition brings together 28 artists and art groups, showcasing their own original and unique artworks of Doraemon, reimaged for our changing world. Tickets begin at $30. Certainly, one of the most exciting things to do this weekend for art lovers in Singapore. Read further about it here.
📍93 Stamford Road, Singapore
8. Party at Ce La Vi
Party the night away and dance to electrifying tunes by one of Sweden’s most iconic international DJs, influencer and music producer, Thess Fischer. She’ll be on decks, swinging various sub genres of House, on Saturday January 21, from 10pm to 4am at Ce La Vi. Tickets cost $38. Get them here.
📍 Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Singapore 018971
9. Dine in a Chinese restaurant
If you’re searching for the best Chinese food, no better weekend to indulge on it than CNY weekend. From cheap dumplings to hotpots, sophisticated Cantonese affairs and more…those looking for a feast won’t be disappointed with our list of the best Chinese restaurants in Singapore.
One of our favourite rooftop dining places, Smoke & Mirrors, is hosting a unique non-alcoholic event until January 31 for those wanting to give up the booze. Together with Lyres’ they’ve concocted a range of non-alcoholic cocktails to enjoy paired with iconic views of Marina Bay Sands and beyond.
📍1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957