Fun Activities to do with Seniors this Chinese New Year

There are lots and lots of fun activities for everyone in Singapore this New Year. Do you have seniors at home and are wondering just where you can have fun with your elderly loved ones? Here are some activities you don’t want to miss out on.

The Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony

This marks the opening of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 and promises entertaining performances and exciting displays of fireworks ushering in the Year of the Rat.

Date: 4 January 2020

Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Chinatown Chinese New Year Countdown Party

Come and be thrilled by the festive songs, games and exciting performances with a stirring countdown celebration.

Date: 24 January 2020

Time: 9.30pm – 12.30am

Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Huayi Huat Opening

Your loved ones will be grateful you brought them to this place of exciting drumbeats and energetic lions. Come experience the unique Chinese Festival of Arts with awe-inspiring performances on high poles.

Date: 31 January 2020

Time: 6.45pm

Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

River Hongbao 2020

Celebrate the New Year at River Hongbao featuring choreographed fireworks and interactive exhibits. Lanterns are one of the unique attractions of River Hongbao with more than 20 lanterns on display this year. You and your senior loved ones are sure to have an amazing time being part of the games, activities and performances.

Date: 23 January – 1 February 2020

Time: 2.00pm – 11.00pm

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay

You can also enjoy the yummy traditional local foods with your senior loved ones on the 29th and 30th of January 2020.

Chingay 2020 @ Chinatown

Chingay Parade is the annual largest street performance in Asia and is coming to Chinatown this year. You and your loved ones will enjoy these wonderful celebrations and performances by both local and overseas performers.

Date: 2 February 2020

Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Venue: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng CCC

Istana Nature Guided Walk on 26 Jan 2020 (Chinese New Year Open House)

Enjoy the Nature Guided Walk during the Istana Chinese New Year Open House. This is a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks) showcasing the Istana’s flora, fauna, and biodiversity. It is conducted hourly and happens between 10 am & 4 pm.

Chinese New Year Traveling Exhibition

To understand the legends, origins, and customs of one of the most celebrated festivals visit Our Tampines Hub, Suntec City and Chinatown.

In addition to the above, there is the Nightly Stage Shows from 4 – 24 January at Kreta Ayer Square. Also, there’s the Street Light-Up taking place from 4 January – 22 February 2020 daily at Chinatown to light up your New Year. You do not want to miss out on any of these.