The best New Year's Eve parties in Singapore

Countdown to 2019 with themed raves, party tunes and explosive firework displays
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By Cam Khalid |
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Besides hitting the hottest clubs, late-night revellers look forward to the biggest New Year's Eve parties to get their rave on. And Singapore lives up to the billing with plenty of beach jamborees, themed soirèes, live DJ sets, free-flow food and drinks and massive fireworks to ring in the new year. Come December 31, raise a toast to 2019 at the best parties in the city.

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Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

icon-location-pin Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay
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Three, two, one – ring in the brand new year with a celebratory extravaganza set against the iconic city skyline at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. Wrap up the year with an exciting line-up of programmes that include light displays to illuminate the night sky, Food Truck Fest for tasty bites, and a bazaar to bag some quirky bits and bobs. But of course, the mainstay is the highly-anticipated firework spectacle that welcomes 2019 with a bang at the stroke of midnight. Don't blink an eye – Avex Group's multi-sensory technicolour fireworks and light show Star Island Singapore Countdown Edition is debuting at The Float @ Marina Bay with colossal pyrotechnic and laser displays, 3D surround sound and world-class performances that are sure to leave you awe-struck. Get your tickets via their website.

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Black & Gold New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

icon-location-pin JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, City Hall
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End 2018 on a high and start 2019 with a bang at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Flow18 Sky Garden Countdown Party on December 31, from 10pm to 2am. Dress to the nines and show off your most glamorous black and gold ensemble as you head up to the 18th floor of the luxurious 5-star hotel for a glitzy night of free-flow tipples, treats and tunes. For $188 per person, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. There’s a light supper spread as well as a liquid buffet of house-pour spirits, wines and bottled beer so you can really live it up. With master selector DJ Mass on the decks, expect the party to be an absolute blast with round-the-clock spins of electro hip-hop and house tunes. When the clock strikes midnight, soak in spectacular views of the kaleidoscopic fireworks display exploding against the city skyline. After all, the hotel’s panoramic vantage point is unbeatable. Reserve your spot today and usher in 2019 with style at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. Don’t miss out! Time Out Singapore in partnership with JW Marriott Singapore 

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90s Disco Fever Countdown Dinner Party

icon-location-pin Mezza9, Orchard
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Get ready to hit the dance floor for the last time this year. Grand Hyatt Singapore counts down to 2019 with a buffet dinner at mezza9 followed by a 90s Dance Fever Countdown Party at the hotel lobby. It doesn't matter what you're craving, mezza9's extensive selection has an option for you. Feast on a range of sustainably sourced, MSC and ASC-certified seafood on ice, freshly sliced sashimi and air-flown oysters. You can also savour cuisines from around the world, all in one place, by chowing down on Balinese-style spit-roasted pig, lobster macaroni and cheese, and nuea yang grilled spicy red spicy beef balls. After all that feasting, work it off by heading down the stairs and going back in time to the 90's. Dance, sing or scream along to Britney Speares, the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys while sipping on free-flowing champagne and sampling sweet treats from 9.30pm till well after the clock strikes 12. This rad New Year's Eve party package is priced at $308 per adult and $158 per child. Club at the Hyatt members and in-house guests get 15% off on all confirmed bookings. Snap up your seat here. Time Out Singapore in partnership with Grand Hyatt Singapore

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Midnight in Venice

icon-location-pin Publico Ristorante, Clarke Quay
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The breezy al fresco Italian restaurant is throwing a masquerade ball to usher in the new year this December 31. A nod to the Venetian Carnival of the Renaissance, Publico Ristorante invites all to come dressed in black or white with a mask on. In true blue masquerade ball tradition, music and dancing are mandatory here and DJ Passion and DJ LazyBeatz are serving up tunes that'll get you in the party mood. Countdown with endless Bellini, Pasqua Romeo & Juliet Prosecco, Peroni Beer and more from 9pm to midnight while sampling a selection of the restaurant's best gourmet highlights such as truffle arancini, tartufata pazza and mini tiramisu from 9pm to 10pm. When the clock strikes midnight, toast the new year with a glass from the spectacular champagne tower on display.  

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Siloso Beach Party

icon-location-pin Siloso Beach, Sentosa
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What better way to usher in the New Year than this raging beach blowout? Put on your party suit for a foam pool, music performances and fireworks to start 2019 with a bang. International and local DJs including DJs Jay Hardway, Kaylova, Luane and more are set to supply the night of revelry with all the choons and tunes.

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Electric Sky: New Year’s Eve Countdown Party

icon-location-pin Bar Rouge, City Hall
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Put on your best silver suit and surf your way up to the top of Swissôtel the Stamford on New Year's Eve for Bar Rouge's countdown affair. Prepare to be wowed as the dusk-till-dawn nightclub transforms into a metallic wonderland featuring an interactive visual installation decked with a stunning silver arch styled out of prismatic balloons where guests are invited to inscribe their helium hopes for the new year. Party into the new year against the iconic city skyline with resident DJs Kenneth F, Styluxtakut, Rattle and Fadille, as well as roving performers and models dressed in Silver Glam. Dress to the nines and stand a chance to win a three-course dinner with a glass of champagne at Skai Restaurant for two persons.

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CĂ© La Vi X Don PĂ©rignon presents Glitter Ball NYE

icon-location-pin CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay
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The rooftop party den is teaming up with Dom Pérignon to bring you a glittery farewell soirèe for 2018. Expect to walk into a space filled with glittering disco balls and a photobooth embellished in crystals and sparkling beads for you to snap the unforgettable moments with your party pals. Dress the part and boogie down to the dynamic sounds of Cé La Vi's resident DJs as they turn up the heat on the dancefloor. Once the clock strikes midnight, kickstart your 2019 with a bang as you feast your eyes on the unparalleled views of the firework display atop the Marina Bay Sands.  

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Beach BBQ Countdown Party

icon-location-pin Coastes, Sentosa
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Usher in the new year with a beach bash at Coastes. Enjoy the thrill of the grill as the annual NYE affair serves up an all-you-can-eat spread of freshly-grilled seafood, smokey meats, hearty mains and sweet treats at $75 per adult and $35 per child. Fill your glasses with a wide selection of premium booze, including a jug of Heineken at $28, a glass of housepour spirit at $9, a bottle of sparkling wine at $44 and selected red, white and rosè at $48. Bust a move under the stars on Coastes' sandy dancefloor as SF-XPRESS – led by music maestro Stephen Francis as well as powerhouse vocalist Lily Anna Nuris – provide pop classics and chart-toppers with their own spin of rock, funk and soul to you beach revellers. 

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Masquerade Countdown Party

icon-location-pin Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Orchard
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Enjoy the energetic performance of the talented vocalist Julie Walter as she belts out chart-topping hits at the sophisticated Shangri-La Hotel alongside the six-piece showband The Countdown. Keep the party going and dance the night away to the live DJ set loaded with a plethora of genres. Leading up to the new year, the luxury hotel is also offering a special holiday package which includes entry for two to the Masquerade Countdown Party at the Lobby Lounge, daily breakfast and welcome fruits for bookings made before December 14.

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Sin City: One Last Night of Debauchery

icon-location-pin The Warehouse Hotel, Raffles Place
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Paint the town red, black and glitz this New Year's Eve at the Warehouse Hotel as it turns into an elegant yet experiential space to welcome 2019. Be entertained by the sensual spectacle showcased by the city's sexiest dancers and showgirls The Glamourette, and let your hair down to the disco funk notes of crowd favourite DJ KFC along with the sultry sax sounds from Darker than Wax's Kaye. Book a room while you're at it to snag a coveted pre- and post-party den of your own.  

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OverEasy Orchard Presents: Kampong Boogie

icon-location-pin OverEasy Orchard, Orchard
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OverEasy Orchard joins forces with party collective Kampong Boogie for a New Year's Eve blowout loaded with a stellar lineup of stalwarts from the local music scene including headliners Funk Bstrd, DJ Alx, Senka, Intriguant, Casie Lane, DJ Joshua P, and special guest percussionist Rumshot. Don't miss MC Swtlkr who's also there to bring your party folks on a musical ride through an eclectic combo of genres from funk, soul and hip-hop to tropical, world music and afrobeat. Countdown until midnight with OverEasy Orchard's very own ball drop.  

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Brand New Day: A 2-Day New Year Beach Revelry

icon-location-pin Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa
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Fling your troubles to the wind and focus on the good times 2018 has bestowed upon you. Get to the party early to catch some sun and sway on the sandy dancefloor to tropical beats of DJ Orio. Refuel your party energy with a hearty seaside brunch and soak in the chill beats of Sivanesh Pillai along with a cocktail in hand – New Year's resolutions can wait another day.

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Photo: Theo Kieu
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Loof Presents: 2019 Lai Liao

icon-location-pin Loof, City Hall
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Pop by Loof for a NYE bash filled with booze, balls and… blowjobs. Okay, not literal ones but a Bestman Balloon challenge – y'know, those old-school tubes of blow-your-own-bubbles you used to buy from the mama shop. If that's not your thing, fuel up on group-serve cocktails and fill up on its signature dude-sin grub like the bak chor mee grilled cheese sandwich and the chilli crab waffle fries. And once midnight strikes, check out the balls dropping while you cry out "2019 lai liao!"  

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Festive by the Bay

icon-location-pin OverEasy, Raffles Place
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OverEasy hosts a NYE party that boasts the self-confessed ‘best view in town’. See the fireworks light up the Singapore skyline at midnight as DJ Mad Jester provides hypnotising beats to get you in the party mood.  

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Winter’s Garden

icon-location-pin LuLu’s Lounge, City Hall
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Put on your hedonistic hat as Lulu's Lounge brings its most coveted glitzy NYE soirèe to town. For one night only, Lulu's Lounge is turning into a winter wonderland decked with a theatrical spin that features circus favourites, stilt walkers, jugglers and other flamboyant performers such as the dynamic Lykie and her captivating burlesque act. Singapore's favourite drag queen Becca D'Bus is also down to charm and tease the crowd with her outlandish character as she hosts the countdown to the new year. 

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Future Shock

icon-location-pin Bang Bang, City Hall
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Known for throwing wild parties, Bang Bang's new year's jamboree is one for the party animals. Usher in the new year with a bang as one of the city's hottest nightclub transforms into a futuristic setting complete with the popular balloon drop, special performances by the dramatic LED stilt walkers and cheeky appearances by the club's iconic mascot troupe. For all the beats and bass, DJ J. Espinosa is turning up the heat with his signature electrifying and energetic sets – so get ready for a bangin' good time.

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Bianco 2018: Countdown By The Bay

icon-location-pin 1 Marina Boulevard, Raffles Place
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Come dripping in white from head to toe for a white-themed party at the newest Mexican restaurant in town – Chimi's. Overlooking the Marina Bay cityscape, the One Marina Bay eatery plays host to Bianco's fourth edition of its signature NYE jamboree for city revellers to unwind and socialise. Prepare to be amazed at this year's extravaganza as professionals from Acro Polates perform stunning aerial acts along with a stellar lineup of DJs to provide all the hits to dance to. It's also the best place to catch a panoramic view of the fireworks as you toast the new year in style.    

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Photo: Shane Chong
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NSFW: No Ragrets New Years Eve

icon-location-pin Zouk, Clarke Quay
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Wrap up the year with epic night of debauchery as Zouk throws out an all-out, shameless bash in the name of fun. Rave into 2019 with an endless mix of crowd favourites courtesy of Hong, Zushan and Jeremy Boon, as well as a giddy mash of hip-hop, trap and thumping bass spun by the trio of LeNERD, Nash D and Ghetto at Capital. Save the last moments of 2018 by snapping up pictures at the photo booth. There are also marching band performances and roving talents for photo opportunities.

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