Chinese New Year Light-Up 2018

With the theme "Blossoms of Happiness and Prosperity", organised by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens' Consultative Committee, this year light-up is powered by around 13,000 LED light bulbs and stretches more than 800m along Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road.

2,188 handcrafted lanterns, of which 88 depict dogs, were designed in collaboration with the Singapore University of Technology and Design for the seventh year in a row, will adorn the streets during the street light-up.

The street light-up will take place from 7 pm to midnight from Sundays to Thursdays, and be extended till 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. On 16 and 17 February, the first and second days of Chinese New Year 2018, the light-up will continue overnight till 6 am the next morning.

Besides the light up, visitors can enjoy a host of activities, including the 420-stall Festive Street Bazaar from January 26 to February 15, the Flower Market, the Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party on February 15, and the Chingay 2018 @ Chinatown on February 25.

Visitors may want to take note on the highlights happening in Chinatown.

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
27 Jan 2018
6pm – 10pm
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Street Light-Up
27 Jan - 16 Mar 2018
7pm - 6am (15 & 16 Feb 2018), 7pm – 2am (Fri & Sat), 7pm – 12mn (Sun to Thu)
Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Garden Bridge

Festive Street Bazaar
26 Jan – 15 Feb 2018
6pm - 10.30pm (Daily), 6pm - 1am (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Sago Street, Temple Street and Trengganu Street

Chingay 2018 @ Heartlands
25 Feb 2018
6pm – 10pm
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Nightly Stage Shows
27 Jan – 15 Feb 2018
8pm - 10.30pm
Kreta Ayer Square

Chinatown Wishing Tree
26 Jan – 15 Feb 2018
11am - 9pm
Chinatown Point

Chinatown Walking Trail
28 Jan and 3, 4, 10 & 11 Feb 2018
3.30pm - 5pm
Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square
For enquiries and registration, please email:
If you are interested to register for the Chinatown Walking Trail, please click here to register and
organisers will contact you accordingly.

11th International Lion Dance Competition
2 & 3 Feb 2018
6.30pm - 10.30pm
One-day ticket – $10/-, Two-day ticket – $15/-
Carpark at Banda Street (off Sago Lane)

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party
15 Feb 2018
9.30pm – 12.30am
New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Ushering “Paws-perity” @ Chinatown
3 Feb 2018
9.00am – 1.00pm
Kreta Ayer Square

Source: The New Paper, Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng CCC, Little Day Out