Visiting Singapore in February

Singapore in February 2024 – Things To Do, Festivals, Events & Weather

February is the shortest month, but it’s the month full of love nonetheless!

Chinese New Year takes place on 10 and 11 February 2024. The Chinese New Year period lasts for 15 days, but only Day 1 and Day 2 are the official Public Holiday.

If you’re visiting Singapore in February 2024, you will be able to soak in the Chinese New Year’s atmosphere, seeing the CNY light-ups, visiting various CNY events, and enjoying CNY snacks and goodies.

Read my article on Chinese New Year Events in Singapore.

February will be a relatively high month in terms of tourist arrival. That’s because Chinese New Year is a public holiday in many Asian countries, and many travelers plan to spend CNY in Singapore. So, if you’re visiting Singapore during Chinese New Year Period, make your hotel bookings early.

Another thing (or two) to note about Chinese New Year period in Singapore is this: the city (esp Chinatown) will be very crowded on the days leading to CNY. But, on the CNY Day 1 and Day 2, crowd level goes down significantly because most shops and restaurants are closed for the holiday. Here’s my survival guide for traveling to Singapore during Chinese New Year.

The Valentine’s Day is celebrated by many couples as well as families in Singapore. Certain restaurants, hotels and attractions with limited seats/occupancy will most likely be fully booked for 14 February. Flower bouquets price will likely rise in the days leading up to the Valentine’s.

If you’re looking for accommodation during the Valentine’s, I’d recommend booking it asap because the earlier you book, the more you can save.

Singapore’s Weather in February

February is in the late Northeast Monsoon period. The wet phase of the monsoon has passed, and February will be relatively dry and windy! There will still be hot days, but it’s windy enough that you won’t sweat too much.

Based on historical data between 1991 to 2020, it rains 9 days out of 28 days. So, it will only rain 30% of the month. That makes February a pretty dry month.

In terms of wind speed, February is the windiest month in the entire year, at 3m/s! You’ll want to avoid wearing loose clothing and accessories that can fly off easily when you’re out and about.

I recommend that you bookmark Singapore’s weather website, which is a very useful website to see current rain area & intensity, and to check the rain forecast for the next 4 days.

February’s temperature hovers between 24.6 to 31.5 degrees Celsius (76.3 to 88.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Generally, the temperature in Singapore doesn’t differ much from month to month.

In February, the sun rises between 7.14am (28 Feb) to 7.16am (1 Feb) and sunset occurs between 7.19pm (28 Feb) to 7.20pm (1 Feb).

Things to do in Singapore in February 2024

1. Visit Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year Light Up and Street Decorations

Chinatown Chinese New Year 2024 - Street Light Up and Decoration at Main Junction

Chinatown is the epicenter of Chinese New Year in Singapore. It’s where you can see the street light-up and decorations, buy bak kwa, pomelo and other CNY necessities.

This year’s CNY theme is “Soaring Into The Auspicious Dragon Year”. You can Read my article on Chinese New Year at Chinatown.

Date: 19 January 2024 to 9 March 2024
Admission: Free
Address: New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

2. Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay

Chinese New Year Gardens by the Bay 2024 - Dahlia Dreams at Flower Dome
Dahlia Dreams 2024

To celebrate the Year of Dragon, the Flower Dome conservatory will feature a 7m-tall dragon that stretches over 15m in length rising amids amidst more than a thousand dahlias.

There will also be 4 colorful dragon lantern sets, each symbolizing the elements of metal, water, fire, and earth.

Read my article on Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay.

Date: 19 January 2024 to 17 March 2024
Admission: From S$18 onwards (include Supertree)
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

3. River Hongbao

CNY 2024 River Hongbao 2024 at Gardens by the Bay
Giant Lanterns of Dragon and God of Fortune at Supertree

River Hongbao is an annual festival that features giant glowing lanterns, food & beverage stalls, carnival rides and games, as well as nightly stage performances.

Read my article on River Hongbao 2024.

Date: 8 to 17 February 2024
Admission: Free
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

4. Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024 (Photo: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall)

Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024, hosted at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall from 16 Jan to 25 Feb 2024, offers a diverse range of programs, including workshops, performances and tours.

For families seeking an engaging Lunar New Year celebration, the event also feature storytelling and craft activities for children.

Date: 16 January 2024 to 25 February 2024
Admission: Free for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents; S$8 for foreign residents and tourists
Location: Sun Yat Sen Nan

5. Chingay Parade

Chingay Parade 2023 - Container Art Installation
Chingay Parade (Source: Chingay)

Chingay is an annual event taking place during Chinese New Year. It is one of the biggest events in Singapore featuring thousands of performers, elaborate stage setup and costumes, and plenty of beautiful parade floats.

The parade will be held on two days only, 23 and 24 February 2024. The ticket starts from $20 and Passion Card members can get 20% discount. If you can’t get the ticket cos it’s sold out, you can walk in to the “standing area”, it’s free of charge but admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

After the parade is over, there will be free admission to the community art installations where you can get up close and personal with the floats and art installations used during the parade.

Read my article on Chingay Parade

Date: 23 & 24 February 2024, 8pm
Admission: From S$20 + booking fee
Address: F1 Pit Building

6. Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2024 at Esplanade

Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2024 at Esplanade
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2024 at Esplanade (Photo: Esplanade)

Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts is an annual cultural festival at Esplanade to celebrate Singapore’s multicultural heritage. 

Huayi Festival has a huge lineup of art programs, including music performances, dance performances and theatre performances. Some of the festival highlights are:

  • Everything For You (16&17 Feb 2024, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre, tickets from S$30)
  • The Sassy Princess (24 Feb 2024, 7pm, Esplanade Theatre, tickets from S$30)
  • Woman Warrior: Mu Gui Ying (25 Feb 2024, 7pm, Esplanade Theatre, tickets from S$30)
  • WUTIAOREN “I Have A Dream” (17 Feb 2024, 7.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall, tickets from S$55)
  • waa wei “​​LITTLE NICE :DAY​” (18 Feb 2024, 7.30pm, Esplanade Concert Hall, tickets from S$55)

Date: 16 – 25 February 2024
Admission: From S$20 + booking fee
Address: Esplanade

7. Light to Night

Light to Night 2024
Light to Night 2024 (Photo: National Gallery)

Light to Night 2024 is a festival organised by National Gallery Singapore which showcases art installations, light projection, exhibitions, live performances festival market, as well as activities in the Civic District, from museums to malls.

Date: 19 January 2024 to 8 February 2024
Admission: Free
Location: Various places in Civic District

8. Weekend@Airshow

Singapore Airshow
Singapore Airshow (Photo: Singapore Airshow)

Weekend@Airshow (formerly known as Public Days) is back at Singapore Airshow 2024, which takes place on 24 & 25 February 2024. It’s a must-attend show for aviation lovers.

During this exhilarating weekend, there will be aerobatic flying displays, commercial aircraft and military jets exhibition, meet and greet with Singapore Airshow’s mascots Leo and Leonette, and various family-friendly activities.

Date: 24 & 25 February 2024, 9.30am – 5pm
Admission: From S$17
Location: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Road, Singapore 498760

9. Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Harry Potter - A Forbidden Forest Experience
Harry Potter – A Forbidden Forest Experience (Photo: Fever)

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If you are, you don’t want to miss Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience!

Set along the Coastal Trail at Sentosa is a forbidden forest inspired by the Wizarding World where you can meet magical creatures from the Harry Potter™ and the Fantastic Beasts™ films, such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, Nifflers, and more.

You can also use your wand to cast spells (or conjure a Patronus), savor delicious food and beverages, capture magical memories and take part in various interactive activities.

Date: From 3 February 2024, 7.45pm – 11.15pm
Admission: From S$44
Location: Coastal Trail, Sentosa

10. Singapore Sky Lantern Festival

Singapore Sky Lantern Festival
Singapore Sky Lantern Festival (Photo: Singapore Sky Lantern Festival)

Have you ever wished to release lanterns to the sky but you’re not able to travel to Taiwan just yet? Here’s a good news! You can now do it in Singapore!

The first Singapore Lantern Festival takes place on 21 February 2024 at Palawan Green Sentosa!

Just note that, due to CAAS guidelines, the lanterns won’t be allowed to fly freely into the sky. Instead, they will be tethered to the ground with a 60m long string. That’s actually great for the environment and aviation safety!

Date: From 21 February 2024, 3pm – 12 midnight
Admission: From S$50
Location: Palawan Green, Sentosa

11. ARTBOX Singapore 2024

Artbox Singapore 2024 (Photo: Artbox Singapore)

Artbox Singapore 2024 is one of Singapore’s biggest indoor festivals featuring over 100 F&B and retail stalls.

This year’s theme is Avenue. Held at Singapore Expo Hall 2, the entire 105,000 sq ft of the hall will turn into a city of its own, with streets representing the US, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand.

In addition, there will be live performances, IG-worthy spots, as well as games and competitions.

Date: 26 to 28 January 2024 and and 2 – 4 February 2024, 12pm – 11 pm
Admission: From S$6
Location: Singapore Expo Hall 2, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150

What else to do in Singapore

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend that you read my guide on the best things to do in Singapore. In that article, you’ll find 60+ ideas to make your trip to Singapore a memorable one.

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