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The ultimate guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore

Everything you need to know about what to see, eat and do this Chinese New Year

Cheryl Sekkappan
Written by
Time Out Singapore editors
Cheryl Sekkappan

Every year, Singapore throws a massive bash to celebrate Chinese New Year. As the start of the new traditional Chinese calendar year is one of the most major events in Singapore, it's no surprise that the city paints the town red to usher in the Year of the Dragon this 2024. The festive period runs from the last day of the final month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th day of the first month. This year, it falls on February 10. 

Don't blink an eye as the city amps up the annual celebration with all your favourite festive tunes, family reunion dinners, colourful parades, and plenty of lion dances. Read on to find out the best Chinese New Year activities happening around town, which performances to catch and the top restaurants to book for your family get-togethers.

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