Chinese New Year Activities and Events for families 2022 - - Singapore Wacky Magazine

Chinese New Year Activities and Events for families 2022


Are you ready for the year of the Tiger?

This year CNY will probably be a muted affair. With a cap of 5 visitors per household per day, one would probably restrict to visiting immediate family for CNY. 

This also means that you would have time to spare to indulge in CNY activities all over the idea. Here are activities that are planned for families for this festive period.

1 Chinatown CNY Lightup
7 Jan to 2 March 20227pm-12mn (Daily)
Along New Bridge Road, Eu Ton Seng Street and South Bridge Road

While Chinatown may not have the usual street market, it does retain the street light up. Check out the 10.5 meters tall Tiger Family along with 60 handcrafted tigers along the streets. There are still stores selling CNY goodies and decorations, so you could still top them up before CNY.

2 River Angbao 2022
30 Jan -6 Feb
Gardens by the Bay

Source: River Angboa

One of the largest Chinese New Year Festival in Singapore, this year's edition moves to Gardens By the Bay. Admire 30 charming lanterns, amusement rides and nightly festive shows by homegrown talents.

Admission is gree and entry by ticketing. Limited slots are available. 

You can book a slot here

3 Dahlia Dreams
14 Jan to 20 Feb
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Source: GBTB

Usher in the year of the Tiger and welcome the arrival of spring at Dahlia Dreams. Stroll along with a backdrop of prosperity bags and red lanterns that symbolize good fortune and happiness. There are over 2000 blossoming dahlias made up of over 70 cultivars for you to admire.

4 Wang Qing - Festival of Spring
11 Jan -13 Feb
Sun Yat Seng Nanyang Memorial Hall

Source : Sun Yat Seng Nanyang Memorial Hall

Join in an auspicious Lion Dance ( limited to 30 pax), check out festive Installations, workshops, rub shoulders with God of Fortune at Sun Yat Seng Nanyang Memorial Hall. For the full schedule, do refer here.

Source : Sun Yat Seng Nanyang Memorial Hall

5 Tiger-of Lunar New Year 
1-15 Feb 2022
Singapore Zoo

Source: Singapore Zoo

Go for a Zoo-diac Trail to learn about zodiac predictions, take the Tiger-ific Roving Ranger Challenge and redeem a token, bond as a family with the Lunar New Year Tiger Speed Challenge and watch Malayan Tiger in action. 

Line up as follow

Zoo-diac Predictions 
1-15 Feb 
Entrance Courtyard Singapore Zoo

Auspicious Greetings at Various animal presentation
1,2,5,6,12,13 Feb 
Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre

Festive Animal Enrichment with Malaysian Tiger
1,2,5,12 Feb 2022 : 2pm
Tiger Exhibit

Tiger-ific Roving Rangers Challenge
1,2,5,6,12,13 Feb 2022
Tiger Exhibit 

More info here

6 Leap into Fun
13 Jan-13 Feb
Universal Studios Singapore

Source: USS

Auspicious awesomeness at USS. Meet and Greet with Master Tigress, Po the Dragon Warrior, and the Yang Warriors. Soak in the auspicious Lunar New Year Decor and join in the Wonderful Wishing Trees & Good Fortune Draw to win staycations at RWS.

More info here

7 It's Showtime
6,13 Feb | 530pm

Source: USS

Join USS Premium program, It's Showtime. Usher in an exclusive night of festive fun. Pose with your favourite stars in the festive best. Join them as they lo hei with yusheng of abundant proportions. Here you can enjoy exclusive performances before savouring an array of auspicious food and drinks from the special menu. Cap the night in New York where you can see an incredible dragon dance and the arrival of God of Fortune.

This program is for adults 18 and above ( for families with older kids!). Price at $248 per ticket.

More info here

8 Spring in the Sea
15 Jan -15 Feb
SEA Aquarium

Delve into depths of Good Fortune with 100,000 marine fish. Take the trail of Fortune with sand tiger shark, red lionfish, weedy seadragon, tiger crowie and alligator gar. Complete the task and redeem an auspicious gift. There are also festive Meet & Greet, Chunlian Workshop and a Sand Tiger Shark Wall Mural for you to strike a Tiger Pose!

More info here

9 Riding the Water Tiger
29 Jan -13 Feb
Singapore Discovery Center

Make a splash into the new Tiger year at SDC. Activities include Tiger Tally, Paw Hunt, SG Stories Films and Pedal Me.

10 Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign
7 Jan -4 Feb
Various Museums
Source: National Heritage Board

In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, museum-goers can look forward to collecting limited edition Hongbao from 35 participating museums with each visit.  Each visitor can receive a set of 8 red packets subject to collection criteria at various museums. 

The full list and criteria can be found here.

11 Huayi 2022
11 Feb -6 March

Indulge in Chinese culture at Huayi with a wide array of performances, workshops and activities. There will be an opening performance with Lion Dance Performance. There is a limited seating capacity on a first come first serve basis.  This is only open for vaccinated patrons (except children under 12). The performance will also be Livestream

Opening Ceremony
11 Feb 2022 | 715 pm 
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre.

12 Chingay 2022
12 Feb 2022

Catch the Chingay virtually on 12 Feb 2022. This will be live telecast on the webcast. 
You can watch the repeated performance on channel 5 and 8 on Sunday, 27 Feb at 7pm 

If you miss the Chingay Floats in the neighbourhood, look out for the Chingay busses instead. These buses are already on the road now. Can you spot them?


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