5 things to do this Chinese New Year weekend (Jan 20-24)
Even if you aren’t celebrating, you don’t have to miss out on the fun!
If you’re not celebrating Chinese New Year or are in need some activities to occupy your time during the long break, here are five things you can do this weekend (Jan 20 to 24):
1. Take Insta-worthy photos at Light to Night 2023
While your friends are busy posting their annual Chinese New Year fit pics, one up them and spice up your grid by posing with the picturesque installations part of Light to Night 2023!
Larger-than-life bubble sculptures and funky murals are some of the newly commissioned artworks by local and international artists visitors can expect.
Following the theme of Here and Now, the annual festival by National Gallery Singapore will run till Thursday (Jan 26).
For more information on the festival’s full line-up, check out the microsite.
Onsite admission to the festival is free, commencing from 10am until midnight. Certain programme timings and admission charges may vary.
2. Have a fun-filled time at Bay Spring Carnival
Besides the usual get-togethers, heading down to Bay Spring Carnival could be another way to bond with your loved ones this Chinese New Year.
Shoot some hoops, toss some rings or tune in to live performances by well-known buskers Jeff Ng and Jason Yu. There are also plenty of F&B offerings to look forward to!
For this weekend, opening hours are extended and will run from 1pm to 1am.
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While no admission tickets are needed, the rides and games will require carnival credits. The credits can be bought on Trip.com, with prices starting at $50.
Otherwise, passes can be purchased at any of the three physical ticketing booths.
Only cash is accepted at the F&B stalls and retail stores.
3. Check out Jewel Changi’s Disney100
Meet some of your favourite Disney characters at Jewel Changi Airport’s Disney100.
From now till Apr 9, visitors to Jewel’s Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park can explore 10 interactive, Disney-themed photo spots inspired by scenes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows.
The photo spots include iconic scenes such as Mickey Mouse in his debut film Steamboat Willy (1928) – the very first Disney animation with sound – and other memorable moments from popular films like Disney’s Winnie The Pooh (1977), Lion King (1994) and Encanto (2021), Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story (1995), Up (2009) and Inside Out (2015).
Those looking to take home merchandise can find toys, stationery, apparel and homeware at the Disney-themed Year of the Rabbit Tsum Tsum pop-up store located at Basement 1.
4. Jam out with Steven Lim Kor Kor
If you aren’t too busy this festive period but still want to bask in the holiday spirit, you can join ”superstar” Steven Lim and party the night away as he makes his first deejay debut.
To be held at Hard Rock Cafe on Monday (Jan 23), Culture Singapore’s first TikTok Night of the year will also see acts like DJ Vira Suria, SoundsOfFai, Marshmallowman, DJ Pin, Mr J (WhoHurtYou?), Chua and Hella Brizzy.
Tickets are at $26.25 and can now be purchased via Peatix.
5. Disney+ and chill
If you find yourself in need of some alone time this weekend, Disney+ has a list of shows you can put on!
Relive childhood memories with Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration and tune in to some timeless classics performed by Josh Groban as Beast and H.E.R as Belle.
If you’re more of an animation lover, there’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch S2 and Encanto at The Hollywood Bowl.