Step aside Rooster, it’s the year of the Dog and we’ve got plenty of CNY parties in Singapore lined up
Chinese New Year is fast approaching, so you know what that means — mini home makeovers, cheongsams, reunion dinners and awkward family gatherings. Whether you’re keeping things traditional or not, CNY doesn’t have to be all serious biz. Get in the festive mood with family and friends, and soak in the Year of the Dog at these auspicious, high-spirited CNY parties in Singapore.
Chinese New Year Countdown Party
Where else to ring in the Lunar New Year than Chinatown itself? Get ready to feast your eyes for a visual spectacle full of dazzling lights, colourful costumes and mega-sized dogs, as well as energetic music to get you in the festive mood at this street party. Ushering the Year of the Dog with live entertainment, dance performances, music, activities, firecrackers and a firework spectacle never looks so good!
Chinese New Year Countdown Party, 15 February 2018, New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
Aptly named after the moolah-filled red packets you receive during CNY, the annual festival returns with a kaleidoscope of colossal-sized lanterns and structures portraying figures from Chinese folklore that light up the Floating Platform at Marina Bay. A visual and audio spectacle for you to party ‘till the late night, there’s also a spread of tasty exotic bites to be enjoyed at the outdoor Food Street. You know it’s going to be lit — literally.
River Hongbao 2018, 14-24 February 2018, The Float @ Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039805
Rumble in the Jungle: CNY Edition
Get ready to ruuumble! Don your wildest party suit and party like an animal at Rumble in the Jungle! This CNY spesh ushers in the Year of the Dog with an oriental touch — think exclusive cocktails with orange zest flavours and a massive live snake performance against the gnarly tree-filled backdrop and live DJ sets from Kaylova and Fadille. Go wild and move to the jungle beats this Chinese New Year.
Rumble in the Jungle: CNY Edition, 16-17 February 2018, complimentary entry before 10pm, $20 including 1 drink after 10pm, Empire, 50 Raffles Place, Penthouse Level 45, Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623
Chingay Parade Singapore
Step aside Mardi Gras; Singapore has an iconic street parade of its own — Chingay! The extravaganza has become a household name amongst the community with a plethora of gargantuan floats, vibrant ethnic costumes, festive music and impressive choreography executed by dancers, stilt-walkers, martial artists and other colourful characters. It doesn’t end there; join in the fun at its street party after the parade. This is one party that will dazzle you for days.
Chingay Parade Singapore, 23-24 February 2018, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard Singapore 038975
Celebrations in Chinatown
27 January-16 March
If you’re ever looking to get your party on CNY, Chinatown ought to be top of your list. The nexus of Chinese culture, Chinatown has a variety of festivities lined up, from street light-ups and street parties to street bazaars offering CNY goodies, treats and decorations. Highlights also include lion dance competitions and nightly stage shows to keep you entertained.
Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations, 27 January-16 March 2018, Chinatown. Full list of programmes available here