This New Year Eve and New Year Day in Singapore… check out our fun-filled guide on where to go and what to do with kids in tow. It’s not all champagne brunches and New Year Eve dinners as there’s a wide variety of options for little ones of all ages around town. So get ready to have some fun and welcome the new year with a bang! Happy New Year!
Undeniably the most popular place to be on New Year’s Eve is Marina Bay. In the lead up to the main event, the surrounding area will be filled with a host of activities for everyone. Calm your hunger pangs at the food trucks near Connaught Drive, jam along to live performances from Gentle Bones at the Promontory, or get involved at the many activities outside the Red Dot Museum – the choice is yours!
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019, www.marinabaycountdown.sg
East-siders have every reason to head down to Our Tampines Hub for a big countdown extravaganza. Free entry for all, the event highlights include stage performances, local celebrity appearances and free party packs that include an eco-gift. Besides soaking in the celebratory atmosphere and socializing with new friends all around, remember to stay on for a 10-minute visual treat just as the clock strikes 12 midnight.
Our Tampines Hub Countdown 2019, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523, +65 6340 3636, www.facebook.com/OurTampinesHub
Singapore’s festive carnival is back and bigger than ever this year, with The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns after a successful run earlier this year! Parents and kids can attempt to score a prize at the many carnival game stations, work up their nerves on the high-octane Star Flyer or Viking Ship, and wind down with delicious grub while enjoying live performances. It’ll be extra special this year-end as well, with extended hours to 2am!
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival, Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970, https://marinabaycarnival.sg
Caffe Fernet, 70 Collyer Quay, #01-05, Singapore 049323, +65 9178 1105, www.caffefernet.sg/nye2019
Why not celebrate the end of the year on a high – literally? The Singapore Flyer allows you to do just that by being inside one of these capsules on New Year’s Eve. Couples can opt to have a magical four-course dinner in the sky for SG$440++, while private celebrations go at SG$2400++ per capsule. If you just want to be close to the firework action at midnight, book a spot in their shared capsule for 11:30pm at SG$119.
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803, +65 6333 3311, www.singaporeflyer.com
A fresh concept to arrive in Singapore, Star Island could possibly be your family’s new favorite way to countdown every year. The 60-minute live performance from Japan presents a whole new world to spectators, featuring a visual spectacle of fireworks, colorful lights, and pyrotechnics. Get involved with the interactive LED wristbands provided to everyone, before having your first family dance together in 2019!
Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition, The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805, https://star-island.sg/
Fill your last night of 2018 with some of the best local tunes at Esplanade’s Outdoor Theatre. Starting from 7pm and lasting all the way until 1am, acts like Nick Zavior, Bloco Singapura and Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers will entertain with their infectious energy and irresistible tunes. Set against the picture-perfect backdrop of Marina Bay, the combination of music, fireworks and good vibes at midnight will make for a night to remember.
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981, +65 6828 8377, www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/come-together/2018/new-years-eve-countdown
If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds and have an unconventional way to countdown the new year instead, consider feasting your ears to The Philharmonic Orchestra. Back by popular demand, the concert will begin at 10pm and be conducted by industry veterans Lim Yau and Lin Juan. Accompanied by a view of the fireworks from the Empress Lawn, the orchestra promises to captivate you in the most beautiful way possible.
The Philharmonic Orchestra: New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert , Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558, www.facebook.com/TPOSingapore
Travel back in time while ushering in a new year! Grand Hyatt Singapore is throwing a big New Year’s bash filled with all-time favorite songs from the 90s era to get both kids and adults moving all night. But before you put on your dancing shoes, book a dinner at one of their restaurants mezza9, Straits Kitchen, Pete’s Place and 10 Scotts, where you’ll get to dig in to a buffet spread and enjoy free-flow champagne from 9:30pm.
90s Disco Fever Dance Party, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211, +65 6732 1234, www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com
Whether you’re going as a romantic couple, a group of buddies, or with the family, the Royal Albatross Countdown Sail is a truly unique way to end off 2018. Setting off at 9:30pm from Sentosa, the cruise will enthrall you with exciting performances and canapés as it sails past Mount Faber for the fireworks display. Prices are at SG$295 per pax, and you’d want to book early and not miss out on a slot!
Royal Albatross New Year's Eve Cruise, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269, +65 6863 9585, www.tallship.com.sg
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