Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony

Countdown Party

Date: 31 January 2015
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Kicking off the Chinatown Chinese New Year 2015 celebrations is the Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony. Against a dynamic and hi-tech stage backdrop, be entertained by the awe-inspiring staging visual effects and spectacular live performances; musical comprising skits, songs, dance, acrobatic performances and martial arts performed by talented performers from Singapore and China performing troupes.

Street Light-Up

Street Lightup

Date: 31 January – 19 March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 6.00am (18 & 19 Feb 2015)
7.00pm – 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)
7.00pm – 12.00mn (Sunday – Thursday)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

The official light up and opening ceremony will be followed by 19 continuous days of street light up along the streets of Chinatown. Combining traditions with modern design, be enthralled by the creativity of the contemporary street light-up design. The light-up features a refreshing and innovative Goat theme design conceptualised by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Festive Street Bazaar and Festive Carnival

Bazaar 3

Festive Street Bazaar

Date: 30 January – 18 February 2015
Time: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
6.00pm – 1.00am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Venue: Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street,
Temple Streetand Trengganu Street

Festive Carnival

Date: 18 January – 18 February 2015
Time: 11am – 10.30pm
Venue: Open Space in front of People’s Park Complex

With a plethora of brightly lit stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown, visitors can feast on a variety of mouth-watering Chinese New Year delicacies, enjoy the brilliant lights and festive decorations of the stalls and shop for the many traditional goodies from cookies, decorative items, waxed duck and preserved fruits to potted plants and clothing.

Chinatown Walking Trail

Walking Trail

Meeting Point: Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square
Date: 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 Feb 2015
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm & 5pm – 6.30pm

The walking trail is free.
Registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.
Each trail is conducted in English and limited to 10 participants.

With its strong heritage and character, Chinatown has become an enduring and iconic venue for locals and visitors to visit and soak in the Lunar New Year festivities and street decoration ambient during the celebration of this traditional Chinese festival. Discover Chinatown’s heritage and culture in this free walking trail that covers Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street and New Bridge Road.

With “Abundance of Joy & Prosperity” as the festival’s theme, participants can embrace the bountiful photo opportunities as the streets in Chinatown will be decorated for the Festive Street Light-Up. They can also shop for festive goodies at the bustling Festive Street Bazaar and Carnival and enjoy nightly cultural shows at Kreta Ayer Square.

For enquiries and registration,
please email:

Chinatown Wishing Tree

Wishing Tree

Date: 27 January – 18 February 2015
Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Venue: Chinatown Point

Make your New Year wishes come true at the Chinatown Wishing Tree! Inspired by the renowned ancient banyan tree in Lam Tsuen in Hong Kong to which people travel to during Chinese New Year to leave their special wishes, a lucky banyan tree is installed at Chinatown Point where you can try throwing mandarin oranges tied to your wishes onto it. If they stay on the tree, it is said that your wishes will come true!

Join in the festive fun by making wishes for you and your loved ones. Get a mandarin orange wishing charm for S$2 to toss it onto the tree. All proceeds will be donated to the Kreta Ayer Seniors Activity Centre.

Nightly Stage Shows


Date: 31 January – 18 February 2015
Time: 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Catch nightly performances at Kreta Ayer Square during the Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations. The popular gathering point for local Chinese communities during this time lives up to its deeply rooted affinity to Chinese culture and it is also the place where you can find the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take a pit-stop from your festive shopping. Be entertained by lively and vibrant Chinese cultural performances, festive songs, songs, music and dance performances by local entertainers and troupes from China.

8th International Lion Dance Competition


Date: 7 February 2015
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

From the rhythmic beat of the drums to the jaw-dropping stunts, there’s just something about the lion dance that evokes a sense of awe and majesty. Steeped in tradition and culture, the lion dance has gained popularity across the globe over the years and is now an internationally recognised sport.

Calling all lion dance enthusiasts, head over to Chinatown to witness the power and strength of the ‘King of the Lions’ over an intense competition!

The annual event will see the best reputable and top troupes from Singapore and Asia Pacific, all vying for the grand prize and the honour of being recognised as ‘the best of the best’ as they pit against one another with skilful stunts and intricate manoeuvres on the meihuazhuang.

Tickets are available for purchase at [$10 per ticket] at:

Kreta Ayer Community Club
28A Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 088995
For enquiries or to book, please call (65) 6222 3597.

Chinatown Visitor Centre @ Kreta Ayer Square
2 Banda Street (Behind Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum)

9am to 9pm (Mon to Fri)
9am to 10pm (Weekends and Public Holidays)

Mass Reunion Dinner

Mass Reunion Dinner

Date: 15 February 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Open field opposite Kim Seng Community Centre

Some 1,000 underprivileged families and elderly from Chinatown will be off to a healthy and joyous start in the Year of the Goat. Organized by Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng Citizens Consultative Committee and supported by Select Group, the Mass Reunion Dinner, a community initiative will enable the guests to enjoy a warm and healthy dinner and celebrate the Lunar New Year festivities as one big family in the community.

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party

Countdown Party

Date: 18 February 2015
Time: 9.30pm – 12.30am
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Usher in the Year of the Goat with live performances and a rousing countdown celebration with MediaCorp artistes in the heart of Chinatown. Be entertained by the lively performances from a medley of festive songs, skits to interactive games as the countdown party culminates with rousing firecrackers and a spectacular display of fireworks.

About Us

Chinatown Festivals, mainly Chinese New Year Celebrations and Mid-Autumn Festivals, are organised by Kreta Ayer - Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee.

Contact Info


Kreta Ayer Community Club
28A Kreta Ayer Road
Singapore 088995
Tel: 6222 3597
Fax: 6222 3762