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Roaring into the Lunar New Year: Family-Friendly Fun in Singapore 2024

As the Year of the Dragon approaches, Singapore is gearing up for a spectacular Lunar New Year celebration.


Families, get ready to immerse yourselves in the festive spirit with our curated list of the top 5 family-friendly events in 2024.


HDB singapore decorated with new year decorations

From mesmerizing underwater dragon dances to vibrant floral displays and candy-making workshops, there's something for everyone.


Let's make this Lunar New Year memorable for you and your little ones!


Summary:



#1 Spring in the Sea at Singapore Sea Aquarium


Spring in the Sea at Singapore Sea Aquarium

Dive into the Lunar New Year festivities at the Singapore Sea Aquarium with their "Spring in the Sea" event. Witness a mesmerizing underwater dragon dance in the Open Ocean Habitat, and learn about the spotlight species that make this Year of the Dragon extra special.


Don't forget to capture Insta-worthy moments with the adorable manta mascot, Manja.


Date: 13 Jan - 5 Feb 2024

Underwater Dragon Dance: 3:30pm daily

Meet and Greet with the manta mascots: 1:30pm and 4pm (weekdays), 1:30pm, 3pm, 4pm (weekends and public holidays)

Location: S.E.A. Aquarium




#2 Blossoms of Prosperity at Jewel Changi Airport


Blossoms of Prosperity at Jewel Changi Airport

Join the joyous celebrations at Jewel Changi Airport with "Blossoms of Prosperity." Marvel at vibrant blooms surrounding the HSBC Rain Vortex and Petal Garden, and be charmed by an animated dragon family display at the Source Pool. Cap off your day with Lion and LED Dragon Dance performances and enchanting Light & Sound Shows.


Dates: 15 Jan - 25 Feb 24

Showtimes: 

  • Lion Dance: 9-10 Feb (3:38pm), 11-12 Feb (12:38pm)

  • LED Dragon Dance: 9-12 Feb, 7:38pm

  • Light & Sound Shows (9-12 Feb, 8pm)


#3 River Hongbao 2024


River Hongbao 2024

Step into the real and virtual world of Chinese New Year at River Hongbao 2024! Meet Xiao He, the virtual avatar, and participate in exciting activities, from an AI art contest to an online magic show. Don't miss the chance to win special edition collectibles by answering simple questions.


Stay tuned for nightly festive festivities featuring performances by Chinese cultural troupes, Getai singers, and Mediacorp artists on the big stage at the Supertree Grove.


When: 

  • Thurs, 8 Feb 2024: 6.30pm to 10.30pm

  • Fri, 9 Feb 2024:  6.30pm to 12.15am

  • Sat, 10 Feb - Sat, 17 Feb 2024: 2.30pm to 10.30pm

Admission: Free

Locations: 

  • Golden Garden

  • Supertree Grove

  • The Meadow

  • Colonnade

  • Dragonfly Lake


#4 Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay


 Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay's "Dahlia Dreams" welcomes the Year of the Dragon with a majestic 7m-tall dragon surrounded by a thousand dahlias. Experience the symbolism of the dragon's scales adorned with vibrant flowers, representing elements of metal, water, fire, and earth. Be inspired by the scene interpreting the Chinese saying "鱼跃龙门," symbolizing courage and greatness.


Date: 19 Jan - 25 Feb 2024

When: 9am-9pm

Location: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay



#5  Prosperity On The Horizon at Marina Square


  Prosperity On The Horizon at Marina Square

Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dragon at Marina Square's "Prosperity On The Horizon." Immerse yourself in a Spring Garden adorned with Chinese Zodiac Characters and partake in a dragon's beard candy-making workshop.


Delight in traditional performances, explore fortune forecasts and learn about each zodiac character. Don't miss the chance to sign up for the dragon's beard candy-making workshop, a delightful experience for parents and kids alike.


When: 

  • Spring Garden with Chinese Zodiac Character: 12 Jan - 24 Feb 2024

  • Dragon's Bead Candy Making Workshop: 27 Jan and 3 Feb, 3pm-4:30pm

  • Lion Dance Performance and God of Fortune appearance: 21, 28 Jan and 4 Feb, 3pm

Location: Marina Square


Conclusion:


As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, these family-friendly events promise a joyous and memorable Lunar New Year. From the depths of the sea to the heights of Supertree Grove, Singapore is alive with festivities that promise to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones. Wishing you a prosperous and roaring Lunar New Year ahead!

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