There won't be any big celebration events this year but there's still plenty to do in Singapore.
So read on to find out the best places to go and things to do during this festive period.
And continue to watch this space for more updates on the best CNY 2021 activities for the family!
1. Usher in the Fun at Universal Studios Singapore
2. Spring in the Sea - S.E.A. Aquarium
3. Dahlia Dreams - Gardens by the Bay
4. Wild about 牛 Year - Wildlife Reserves Singapore
5. Moo Moo Park
6. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2021
7. 2021 Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign
8. Asian Civilisations Museum - Open House
9. Special seasonal artwork at the Digital Light Canvas
10. Huayi 2021 Chinese Festival of the Arts
11. Chinatown Street Light Up
12. Chingay Parade 2021
13. River Hongbao 2021
14. Chinese New Year Celebrations with Dream Cruises
15. Sky Lantern Release Virtual Experience
16. Wooden Craft Activity - National Museum
17. Gallop Stable Pasir Ris - CNY Special on Pony Feed
18. Aqua Gastronomy
Welcome the Chinese New Year with a fun day out at Universal Studios Singapore.
Meet the Majestic Dragon as well as your favorite characters such as Po from Kung Fu Panda, the Minions, and Sesame Street friends. They'll all be dressed in their festive best!
Then let loose on one of the exciting rides and tuck into festive bites all around the park!
When: 7 Jan-28 Feb
Usher in the New Year with 100,000 marine animals at the S.E.A Aquarium.
Follow the trail of hidden gold ingots to win a prize and meet fascinating marine creatures and sea life like the Scrawled Cowfish, Slingjaw Wrassse, and Vase Coral.
Strike up a pose at the mythical sea dragon installation, complete the dragon mural by sticking scales on it, and enjoy free festive treats with purchase of every One-Day Ticket with the SG Resident Promo!
When: 9 Jan-2 Mar
Featuring auspicious elements and symbols, this popular flower display ushers in the new year with good luck and prosperity.
Stroll through a field of about 1,400 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, all grown in-house for the very first time by Gardens by the Bay's own horticulturists.
You'll also see a host of Lunar New Year floral favorites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums and cambiums.
When: 15 Jan-21 Feb
Where: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Join Wildlife Reserves Singapore to celebrate Lunar New Year with their star animals.
Local residents enjoy 30% off admission tickets and there'll be lots of festive activities!
Auspicious greetings at animal presentations - Your favorite animals such as the Sea lion, Capybara, and Cockatoo will be revealing festive greetings, lucky numbers, or soaring through the air with auspicious red packets.
Festive Animal Enrichments - See animals such as the Ankole Cattle and Cattle Egret enjoy festive treats prepared by the keepers.
Zoo-diac predictions - Learn about your zodiac predictions for the new year.
牛 (niú) Year New Friend Trail - Go on a trail to help three animals gather ingredients to make a festive ‘Lou-HAY’ platter. Sign up for My Animal Buddy and complete the trail to redeem an ice cream!
Get to know the 牛 niú friends through fun online activities on MAB and unlock your 牛 (niú) year fortune.
When: 12-26 Feb
Get ready for Asia's first drive-through exhibition!
The carpark at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre will be transformed into a space where you can enjoy artworks on display by foot or in an electric car.
Created in collaboration with the MeshMinds Foundation and 8 local artists, the exhibition is inspired the Year of the Ox and focuses on sustainable development goals such as air pollution, sustainable mobility, and endangered habitats.
Interactive and immersive technologies are used to transform digital drawings into 3D installation art, selfie filters, and augmented reality murals.
When: Jan 22 - Mar 28
Where: Level 6 carpark at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straight Boulevard, SIngapore 018906
An exciting lineup of family friendly activities awaits you at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.
Featuring two large 'Foo Dou' Guardian Lions, the memorial hall's annual thematic installation, Double Prosperity, will also make for great family photos!
When: 5 Jan - 28 Feb
Where: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
The Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao campaign returns with exclusive red packet designs for 32 participating museums and galleries.
From 22 Jan-19 Feb 2021, visitors will be able to receive limited edition red packets with unique designs at each of the participating museums and galleries.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Museum Roundtable, the National Heritage Board is also organizing a special QR Code Scavenger Hunt in conjunction with the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao campaign.
Stand a chance to win limited edition anniversary box sets of all 32 red package designs when you scan the QR code included with each set of red packets.
When: 22 Jan - 19 Feb
Enjoy $6 admission* to ACM across Lunar New Year weekends!
Don't miss the triple bill of special exhibitions now on – Faith Beauty Love Hope, Perfect Stranger, and thINK.
When: 11, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28 Feb
Time: Daily (10am-7pm), Fridays (10am-9pm)
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
*SG/PR children (ages 6 and below), students & seniors enjoy free entry to all of ACM’s permanent galleries and special exhibitions.
Enjoy a seasonal artwork "Crystal Fireworks with Nature's Rhythm" at the Digital Light Canvas from Feb 5-21.
You'll be able to use your smartphones to set off three-dimensional fireworks made up of hundreds of thousands of light points.
When: 5-21 Feb, daily from 11am-9pm
Where: Digital Light Canvas, B2-50, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (next to Rasapura)
You'll need to purchase tickets if you want to enter into the Digital Light Canvas.
The Esplanade presents the 19th edition of Huayi, a pinnacle arts festival that celebrates Chinese New Year with the community.
This year's edition will feature an exciting line-up of theatre, dance, and music programmes from Chinese artists from Singapore and around the world.
Families can look forward to kids friendly programmes such as puppetry perormances and craft workshops.
When: 19 Feb-14 Mar
Where: Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
This year's street light up will feature sculptured lanterns of the Ox, gold coins, golden ingots, flower, and greetings.
Be wowed by the enthralling designs of the street light up which combines tradition with contemporary designs.
When: 23 Jan - 12 Mar 2021
Where: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, and South Bridge Road
Due to the COVID situation, there won't be a physical parade this year.
Instead, over 2,000 performers and 150 organizations have joined hands to create a new digital programme, themed "Light of Hope" .
It will be Singapore's first digital Chingay and will be aired live on television, online, and social media channels on 20 Feb, 8-9pm.
CGI effects will be used to inject new life into local dragon dance and pole act performance.
These will be presented together with a 100 lion dance performance involving local and overseas troupes from over 10 different counties and cities, some as far as San Francisco, to reflect the spirit of overcoming challenges together.
When: 20 Feb
More info on the Chingay Parade website.
For the first time ever, the River Hongbao will be held at Gardens by the Bay.
This years highlights include:
You can also tune in to musical performances and stoytelling sessions online.
When: 10-16 Feb
Where: Gardens by the Bay
Hop onto the World Dream ship and set sail for a refreshing Seacation with the family.
Get ready for the year of the ox and experience fun traditions of China, Japan, and South East Asia on board such as:
*selected sailings only
You'll also be treated to an amazing Chinese New Year fireworks display on 11th Feb.
Savor a rich selection of Chinese New Year specialty dishes and bring the family together for a lavish reunion banquet on Chinese New Year's eve.
When: 27 Jan-18 Feb
KKday brings Taiwan's iconic Pingxi Sky Lantern Release experience right to your home.
Make your wishes for the new year come true with your very own personalized wishes written on the Sky Lanterns by KKday's guide in Taiwan.
You'll get to witness a live stream of your eco-friendly lantern being released and floating across the skies of Taiwan.
Order experience from KKDay
Create your own hanging wooden craft to decorate your home this Lunar New Year.
It's yours to bring home to ring in the Spring Festival!
The activity is part of the National Museum Singapore's lineup of programs for the Lunar New Year.
When: 13 Feb
Where: Glass Atrium, Level 2, National Museum of Singapore
Duration: 15 minutes
Time: slots available from 10:30am-4:10pm
Tickets: $10 (each ticket includes admission for 1 parent-child pair and a set of craft materials.
Gallop Stable Pasir Ris will be open throughout Chinese New Year.
From Feb 12-14 only, buy 2 Pony Feed and get 1 free!
Where: Gallop Stable Pasir Ris, 61 Pasir Ris Green, Singapore 518225
Don't miss this final edition of Aqua Gastronomy at the S.E.A Aquarium.
It's a one of a kind dining experience where you'll be dining in one of the underwater pavilions or whimsically decorated tables as you admire the magnificent sea creatures in the Open Ocean Habitat.
The Spring Edition brings to you a celebratory underwater feast hosted by the Dragon Emperor and joined by the Golden Ox.
Indulge in a legendary five-course spread, auspiciously named after the five types of good luck - Fortune, Prosperity, Longevity, Joy, and Wealth.
When: 14 Jan - 28 Feb
Top images from: Sunny City Kids, Universal Studios Singapore
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