Usher in this year’s Lunar New Year come February 1, 2022! Little Steps has uncovered the best family-friendly events to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore. More events are going physical this year, so there’s so much for you to see and do as we look forward to spending time with friends and family. Bring on the Year of the Tiger!
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Year after year, restaurant chefs pride themselves in creating their Yu Sheng masterpiece - this year is certainly no exception. Incorporating this year's Chinese zodiac sign, the Ox, into the 'Lo Hei', hotels and restaurants alike are in full gear for this annual gastronomical affair and family tradition that is always a hit with the kids. Little Steps has scouted the top picks for 'Lo Hei' to usher in the year of the Ox - Huat ah!
Usher in a roaring new year in the Chinatown area! You can look forward to the yearly street light-up, Wishing Tree, Walking Tour, workshops and so much more! This year, in the spirit of recycling, you can adopt one or more recycled lanterns they like after the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration Street light-up ends on 2 March 2022.
Chinatown Festivities, Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street, Terengganu Street, and Online, www.chinatownfestivals.sg
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) ushers in a prosperous Lunar New Year with a colourful display of new year prints, or Nian Hua, at a special outdoor installation. The installation is presented in collaboration with Hong Kong artist Ng Tik Ka (Tik Ka From East), and showcases his signature style of reimagining and depicting familiar pop culture figures in the traditional style of new year prints.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874, +65 6256 7377, www.sysnmh.org.sg
Gear up for an action-packed celebration with thrilling rides and your favorite characters at Universal Studios Singapore! An exciting line-up of activities await. For instance, you can strike an awesome pose with Master Tigress from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, in her first-ever appearance here, including Po and the Yang Warriors. There will also be meet-and-greet sessions, with characters such as Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me, friends from Sesame Street all dressed up and ready to meet you! There are also beautiful wishing trees, lucky draw giveaways, plus other fun festivities you won’t want to miss.
Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269 www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/promotions-and-events/leap-into-fun
Ring in the year of the TIger and bask in prosperity and good fortune at Dahlia Dreams! Featuring auspicious elements and symbols, this ever-popular floral display ushers in new beginnings filled with good luck and positivity. Stroll through a field of about 2,000 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, alongside a host of Lunar New Year floral favorites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums, and cymbidiums. Also on display are adorable tiger cubs to ring in the Year of the Tiger, and auspicious decorations such as giant coin pouches and couplets symbolising good fortune and prosperity.
Dhalia Dreams 2021 @ Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/dahlia-dreams-2022.html
Dhalia Dreams 2021 @ Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Website
Delve into new depths of good fortune and surround yourself with abundance from 100,000 marine fish! Here’s your chance to meet some of the most auspicious stars among them, from the giant Sand Tiger Shark that seizes every opportunity to the tiny Weedy Sea Dragon whose vibrant colours scream of prosperity. Say hi to them and discover their symbolism to celebrate the year ahead. Photo opportunities with adorable manta mascots, as well as a special Chunlian workshop await as well!
Jurong Lake Garden’s signature event is back, this time just in time for Chinese New Year! Kick-start your day at the Garden through the fun-filled series of children’s programs to learn more about Chinese Zodiac legends, cats, and the attractions and biodiversity! There’s also something in store for parents too – learn from speakers about growing edibles at home and creating decorative table displays for New Year!
Embark on a new arts adventure at the 20th edition of Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. The event will feature an exciting line-up of theatre, dance and music programmes by outstanding Chinese artists from Singapore and beyond, for all to enjoy during the festive period. Festival highlights include XingPop 2.0 featuring Singapore’s local talents over the past two decades, hard-hitting theatre production Between You and Me, as well as Chinese chamber music piece 5lements by Ding Yi Music Company. Tickets for each available event are available at SISTIC.
Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts 2021, The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981 www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/huayi-chinese-festival-of-arts/2022
Chingay turns 50 this year! Watch its story and journey unfold through the lenses of the people involved – performers, volunteers, audiences, crew members and even community partners will come together to share their memories and experiences! Together, they will tell 50 stories centering around the Chingay50 theme “Ignite our Dreams”. Special and colourful performances await, as always, so get ready to celebrate reminisce with the rest of Singapore!
Now in its eighth edition, the 2022 Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns with new red packed designs based on the Zodiac Year of the Tiger! Details are still brewing, so watch this space! Look out for limited-edition collector's album, as well as giveaways on I Love Museum's Facebook Page!
2022 Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign, https://www.nhb.gov.sg/what-we-do/our-work/sector-development/museum-roundtable/2022-museum-roundtable-hongbao-campaign
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022! Join in a rousing weekend as SYSNMH ushers in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages. You and your little ones can expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, heritage trails, guided tours, craft activities for the little ones, and more! Delve into the world of nian hua, woodblock prints used to decorate Chinese homes for the Lunar New Year for centuries, at SYSNMH's special exhibition Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art. Watch artworks come to life at the annual thematic installation, Blessings Come A-Knocking (祈福临门) and capture your Lunar New Year OOTD! Online programmes will also be available on SYSNMH's Facebook page!
Big Fortune, Bigger Rewards this Chinese New Year at the Malls of Frasers Property Retail (January 7 to February 15, 2022)
“Chun” 春 CNY Hanging Decor Workshop at Gardens by the Bay (January 15, 2022)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Chinatown Walking Tour (January 22 and 29, 2022)