Chinese New Year Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Singapore : Schedules & Venues

When it comes to Chinese New Year in Singapore, nothing comes close to the beat of the drums with accompanying Lion and Dragon Dance to welcome the New Year ahead. The Wackies are a huge fan of Lion Dances and we look forward to CNY in the hope of catching a glimpse of the majestic Lions doing their heart thumping routine.

Enter the lions!
For the past few years, it had been a hit and ran affair. When it comes to Lion Dance, it is usually by chance that we stumbled upon a performance.

This year we are going to do ourselves a favour by listing down the events, schedules and venues of Lion Dance and Dragon Dance performances all over Singapore in this guide. Let the dance began!

Dragon Dance

The Key Performances
These are the must see Lion Dance performances for this upcoming Chinese New Year. Most of the performances are free unless otherwise stated.

7th International Lion Dance Competition
18-19 January 6-11pm
Open Field Banda Street
Single Show $10 Double Show $15
Lion Dance Competition
This is THE Lion Dance event of the year in Singapore. If you are a fan of Lion Dance, this is one competition not too be missed. Witness the power and strength of the Lions!Tickets details here

Garden Series Spring Surprises-Dragon and Lion Dance
18 and 19Jan 5-6pm
Golden Garden to Supertree Groove
Watch a spectacular Dragon and Lion Dance rove through the Gardens in this magnificent Chinese culture performance

Opening Ceremony Huayi - Lion Dance
Feb 15 7pm
Esplanade Front
Performance by award winning dance troupe Wen Yang Lion Dance Troupe

Sentosa Northern Lion Dance
31st -3rd Feb 2pm Emerald Pavilion
430pm and 6 pm Songs of the Sea
Delight in an auspicious celebration with the furry northern lion family as they dance to the rhythm of the drum. The female lions don a green bow while the males don a red bow. See how these northen Lions differ from their southern siblings.

Singapore First Dragon Dance on Ice
14th Feb 730-930
Usual admission Fees
Witness the spectacular light-up dragon come alive on ice for the first time in Singapore! Come and skate with the dragon at The Rink at JCube to usher in an auspicious new year!

Singapore Shopping Malls CNY Shows
The Lions are everywhere around Singapore. The next best place to find them would be at malls located in different parts of Singapore. We bring you the most comprehensive list of Lion Dances in malls in Singapore. In addition, you can expect Kung Fu Shows, God of Fortune Walkabout and lots more in these shopping malls.Bookmark this!

City Square Mall
Festive Carnival in the Park
1-9pm L1 City Green

Great Fortune Zodiac Display
L1 City Green

Kung Fu Performacne
by Guiunness World Record Holder, Shaolin Master Wei Wei
18-26 Jan Mon-Fri 7pm
Sat & Sun 2pm, 7 pm

Forum the Shopping Mall
Lion Dance Performance
8 Feb 11 am

Funan the DigitaLife Mall
Lion and Dragon Dance
10 Feb 12 pm
God of Fortune Walkabout
18/19th and 25/26th Jan
1-3pm , 4-6pm

Lion Dance Performance
7 Feb 1030am

God of Fortune Walkabout
25-26 Jan , 2,8,9 Feb 2pm & 6pm

Junction 8
A Roaring Affair ( Lion Dance)

Katong V
Lion Dance Performance
6 Feb 130pm
Star Vista
Springtime Performance
Wushu and Kung Fu Tea Pouring
10-12t, 17-19, 24-26 Jan
Various Timings

God of Fortune Walkabout
10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Jan
Fri- Sat 1230 & 630 , Sun 2 pm & 730pm

Lion and Dragon Dance Performances

Suntec City
Lion Dance Blessing
5 Feb 2014 12-1230 pm
West Atrium

Square 2
Lion Dance Performance
26 Jan & 9 Feb 2pm
5th Feb 3.28 pm

Kungfu Duo
25 Jan & 8 Feb 2pm
Peformance of Nunchuck and Shaolin Duo

MediaCorp Radio Stations CNY CD Album Launch
19 Jan 2pm

Tampines 1
Mongolio Contortionis , Wushu, Hula Hooper
Various Timings

A Roaring Good Start ( Lion Dance)
4 Feb 12pm
Amphitheater level 3

Changsha Huagu Opera Company
12-19 Jan 630 pm , 730 pm
Amphitheater level 3

Xi'an Tang Dynasty Art Group
21-26 Jan 630 pm , 730 pm
Amphitheater level 3

Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe
28 Jan-4 Feb (except 30 & 31 Jan) 630 pm , 730 pm
Amphitheater level 3

Lion Dance Extravaganza
7 Feb 1230pm
Main Entrance

West Coast Plaza
Kids at Work
11,12,18,19,25,26 Jan 2-3pm & 6-7pm

Roving God of Fortune
1-2pm, 7-8pm

Culture performances
Various Timings
One more thing....

The Lion Men
Opens 30 Jan
And if watching lion Dance LIVE is not enough, there is a special Chinese New Year movie for this year. Forget about the exploits of Jackie Chan or Jet Li comes Singapore's very own The Lion Men. The main plot revolves around three lion dance groups pitting themselves against each other. A must watch for lion dance fanatics!

We hope you enjoy this big list on Lion Dance Performances around Singapore. For more annual Singapore CNY events, do refer to our CNY activities for families.

The Lion Boy
Start your new year with a ROARING good time!
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