The best Chinese New Year events for kids

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the entire family – children included
Wan Qing Festival
Wan Qing Yuan – Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial
By Cam Khalid |

Head to Chinatown and you'll be treated to massive lanterns, adorable pig-themed decorations and lion dances which can only mean that Chinese New Year festivities are in full swing. But Chinatown isn't the only place that's celebrating the Year of the Pig. Singapore is dotted with plenty of kid-friendly things to do, see and enjoy with the whole fam. After all, it's all about being together with your family. Gather the brood for these events that won't leave you feeling boar-ed.

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Gardens by the Bay - Dahlia Dreams
Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Things to do

Dahlia Dreams

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If your kids can't get enough of the beauty of nature, make your way to Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome for its first floral display of the year, Dahlia Dreams, which also makes a gorgeous backdrop for a family photo. Featuring a wide diversity of dahlias alongside other festive and auspicious blooms, stroll through a Chinese garden to admire the abundance of happiness and success the Year of the Pig has brought this year – try spotting the delightful sculptures of the animal scattered across the display!

Things to do

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations

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It’s out with the dog and in with the pig, so expect New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street to get dolled up with bright lights including sculptured lanterns of – you guessed it – adorable piggies. Get auspicious trinkets and traditional delicacies at the festive street bazaar, join in on song and dance performances and bask in all the celebrations with the entire fam. Pro tip: head to the carpark on level 6 of People's Park Centre for a bird's eye view of the family of pigs between Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. Visit for the full list of programmes.

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