Be awed by more than 2,600 handcrafted lanterns in all shapes and sizes that dot the streets in Chinatown. The light up will run for 52 days until 8 March 2016 to usher in the Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey. Chinatown will be transformed into a heavenly garden filled with playful monkeys and peach trees that conveys joy, longevity and prosperity.
Besides the light up, visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including the Festive Street Bazaar and Festive Carnival. With a variety of stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown, visitors can feast on mouth-watering New Year delicacies and goodies such as cookies, pineapple tarts, pruned ‘lapis’ (spice cake) preserved fruits and waxed duck. You may also find decorative items, potted plants, clothing and more.
There will be nightly stage shows at Kreta Ayer Square, near the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, such as vibrant Chinese cultural performances, festive songs, music and dance performances by local entertainers and troupes from China.
Celebrate the peak of the festivities by joining the New Year countdown between 9:30pm to 12:30am at New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Seng Street, hosted by MediaCorp artistes with live performances, rousing firecrackers and spectacular display of fireworks.
Visitors may want to take note on the few highlights happening in Chinatown.
16 Jan - 8 Mar 2016
7pm - 2am (Fri & Sat); 7pm - 12mn (Sun - Thu); 7pm - 6am (7 & 8 Feb 2016)
Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge
Festive Street Bazaar
15 Jan - 7 Feb 2016
6pm - 10.30pm (Daily); 6pm - 1am (CNY Eve)
Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street
9 Jan - 7 Feb 2016
11am - 10.30pm
Open Space in front of People’s Park Complex
Nightly Stage Shows
16 Jan - 7 Feb 2016
8pm - 10.30pm
Kreta Ayer Square
Chinatown Walking Trail
23, 24, 30 & 31 January 2016
3.30pm - 5pm
Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square
9th International Lion Dance Competition
23 & 24 Jan 2016
7pm - 10.30pm
Hong Lim Park
Single Show ticket on 23 OR 24 January 2016: S$10; Two Shows ticket on both 23 & 24 January 2016: S$15
Chinatown Wishing Tree
12 Jan - 7 Feb 2016
11am - 9pm
Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party
7 Feb 2016
9.30pm – 12.30am
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street