Lunar New Year Festivities in Chinatown

Head over to Chinatown this festive season to soak in the Lunar New Year mood! There are activities lined up for 6 weeks.

Catch nightly performance at Kreta Ayer Square. Be entertained by lively and vibrant Chinese cultural performances, festive songs, songs, music and dance performances by local entertainers and troupes from China.
Date: 19 January – 9 February 2013
Time: 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Visitors to Chinatown will be enthralled by a 128-metre-long 3D snake sculpture made up of about 5,000 square lanterns near the main arch facing Chinatown Point and 88 cube lanterns featuring the 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac in the street decorations along Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. Over at South Bridge Road, be fascinated by the snake design street light-up formed by over 1,200 sky lanterns.
Date: 19 January – 11 March 2013
Time: 7.00pm – 6.00am (9 & 10 February 2013)
7.00pm – 2.00am (Friday and Saturday)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sunday – Thursday)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Garden Bridge and inner streets of Chinatown

Stalls selling New Year delicacies, traditional cookies, decorative items, potted plants line the streets of Chinatown daily from 18 January all the way to 9 February. There’s no better place to soak in the Lunar New Year festivities!
Date: 18 January – 9 February 2013
Time: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Venue: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

This year, visit the Chinatown Wishing Tree at Chinatown Point. Inspired by the renowned ancient banyan tree in Lam Tsuen in Hong Kong to which people travel to during Chinese New Year to leave their special wishes, a lucky banyan tree is installed at Chinatown Point where you can try throwing mandarin oranges tied to your wishes onto it. If they stay on the tree, it is said that your wishes will come true!