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It’s the start of a new decade! Ring in the new year with these fun-filled family activities that are available in the month of January! It is a busy month with many cultural occassions as well such as the Lunar New Year and the Pongal Harvest Festival!

Ushering in a Great Year - Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020

Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020
Image Source: chinatownfestival.sg

Usher in the Year of the Rat with the festive celebrations of the Chinese New Year at Chinatown. With the line up of activities for all ages, immerse yourself in the festive celebrations and experience the wonders of the Chinese culture and traditions.

Date: 

Sat, 4 Jan - Sat, 22 Feb 2020

Venue: 

Chinatown

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

Chinatown Festivals

 

Open Books (Prologue)

Open Books (Prologue)
Image Source: theartshouse.sg

As a new school year approaches, enrich you and your family with the works of widely acclaimed author, Haruki Murakami through this colourful diorama which takes up inspiration from The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore. Experience this magical realism through the works of Ly Leow, Tell Your Children and The Merry Men Works, join us in this unforgettable experience!

Date: 

Mon, 6 Jan 2020 – Mon, 3 Feb 2020

Venue: 

The Arts House Lawn

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

Open Books (Prologue)

 

Light to Night 2020: Invisible Cities

Light to Night 2020: Invisible Cities
Image Source: nationalgallery.sg

With inspiring and innovative installations spanning through 5 of our iconic institutions – National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, watch the walls of Civic District’s cultural institutions light up in a cacophony of sounds, lights and movement!

Date: 

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 – Sun, 19 Jan 2020

Venue: 

Civic District: National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade – Theatres of the Bay

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

Light to Night 2020: Invisible Cities

 

Singapore Art Week 2020

Singapore Art Week 2020
Image Source: artweek.sg

Back for its 8th edition, Singapore Art Week 2020 returns in January with new works and exciting art experiences throughout Singapore for the likes of the young and old to enjoy! With over 100 art events taking place in this week, be spoilt for choice as you and your family can have a chance to immerse yourself in the Singapore Art scene!

Date: 

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 - Sun, 19 Jan 2020

Venue: 

Various Locations. Visit event website for more information.

Price:

Various Pricing. Visit event website for more information.

Website: 

Singapore Art Week 2020

 

Weekends in the Park – Try your hands on Chinese Calligraphy

Weekends in the Park – Try your hands on Chinese Calligraphy
Image Source: nparks.gov.sg

Be prepared for this year’s Lunar New Year by indulging you and your family in some Chinese Calligrpahy lessons! “Weekends in the Park” is an initiative organised by Nparks, targeting families and park goers! This January, have a take at Chinese Calligraphy to welcome this Lunar New Year! Other activities are also available every 2nd weekend of the month, do check out Weekends in the Park for more information.

Date: 

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 - Sun, 12 Jan 2020

Venue: 

Marine Cove

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

www.nparks.gov.sg/weekends

 

Pongal (Harvest) Festival

Pongal (Harvest) Festival
Image Source: visitsingapore.sg

Most people know that the Chinese Lunar New Year falls in the month of January this 2020. However, did you know that our Indian community also have a celebration this month? Pongal – a traditional Indian harvest festival that is mostly celebrated in South India over four days, for farmers to give thanks to Surya, the Sun God and the giver of life, as gratitude for a rich harvest. Immerse yourselves in this culture rich festival where the colourful displays that would blow you away! Campbell Lane in Little India would be transformed into a pedestrian-only village that is filled with different stalls with special festive souvenirs and daily Pongal-themed performances!

Date: 

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 – Sat, 18 Jan 2020

Venue: 

Little India

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

Pongal (Harvest) Festival

 

River Hongbao

River Hongbao
Image Source: River HongBao Instagram

With the Lunar New Year being one of the biggest events in Chinese culture throughout the year, be dazzled by this marvelous display at Singapore’s iconic floating platform to usher in the Year of the Rat, which is also the start of a new 12-year cycle! In its 33th year, the River Hongbao has been a staple in Singapore’s festive calendar, becoming an integral tradition of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations for locals and tourists alike!

Date: 

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - Sat, 1 Feb 2020

Venue: 

The Float @ Marina Bay

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

River Hongbao

 

Meow! – Where’s the Cat? – Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 2020

Meow! – Where’s the Cat?
Image Source: Esplanade

Have you ever wondered why the Cat is not part of the 12 zodiacs? Bring your child to find out the truth behind this age old tale! This mystery presents itself through a colourful and whimsical art installation at the Esplanade Festival Corner!

Date: 

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 – Sun 9, Feb 2020

Venue: 

Esplanade Festival Corner

Price:

Free admission.

Website: 

Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2020

 

Istana Open House

Istana Open House Image Source: istana.gov.sg

Make your way to the first Istana open house of 2020 on January. Families can look forward to festive performances by local groups and schools or sign up for a guided tour of the Istana main building to view the selected function rooms and collections of state gifts presented to Singapore over the years.

Date: 

Sun, 26 Jan 2020

Venue: 

The Istana (Entry to the Istana grounds is through the main gate at Orchard Road)

Price:

Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

Website: 

The Istana

 

Chingay Parade

Chingay Parade
Image Source: chingay.org.sg

Since Singapore’s ban on firecrackers, a customary Chinese New Year practice to drive away evil spirits, Chingay has been one of the platforms to compensate the lack of firecrackers in Singapore. Despite this, it still brings together people and performances from across Singapore’s culture. Delve into this sea of colour this January!

Date: 

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 – Sat, 1 Feb 2020

Venue: 

The Float @ Marina Bay

Price:

Various Pricing. Visit event website for more information.

Website: 

Chingay 2020

 

Fortune Koi Fish – Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 2020

Fortune Koi Fish – Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 2020
Image Source: Esplanade

The Koi fish represents prosperity and good fortune in the Chinese culture. Be creative and come join in this simple handicraft session for you and your family to have a go at making your very own Chinese New Year decorations!

Date: 

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 – Sun, 9 Feb 2020

Venue: 

Esplanade PIP’s PLAYbox

Price:

Free admission

Website: 

Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2020

 

#FutureTogether

#FutureTogether
Image Source: Gardens by the Bay

Experience #futuretogether – an immersive art exhibition jointly presented by Gardens by the Bay and GIC, with art by art collective teamLab, in support of the Singapore Bicentennial. Leap into the future with the seven digital art installations encompassing three themes – Aspirations, Connectivity, and Possibilities. Indoor Exhibits opens on 16 Jan.

Date: 

Now till Sun, 15 Mar 2020

Venue: 

Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Plaza

Price:

Various Pricing. Visit event website for more information.

Website: 

#FutureTogether

 

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore
Image Source: nationalmuseum.sg

Ever wondered what Singapore was like before we became a metropolitan city like today? Check out this exhibition rich with how Singapore came to be the bustling port of today! Relive our rich history with you and your young ones and join in the game of mystery as you collect artefact cards where you can stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as an OSIM uDiva Massage Chair, and a 2D1N staycation at the Shangri-La Hotel!

Date: 

Now till Sun, 29 Mar 2020

Venue: 

National Museum Singapore

Price:

Free admission for Singapore Citizens and PRs.

Website: 

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore