Singapore New Year's Eve - What to do and Where to go

Singapore New Year’s Eve Celebration 2024: What To Do and Where To Go

Are you looking for ideas on what to do on new year’s eve in Singapore? From watching fireworks illuminating the Marina Bay precinct to singing your heart out along with local artists, there are plenty of things you can do to welcome the new year.

Here are the best things to do to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Singapore.

1. Watch the Fireworks at Marina Bay

Marina Bay Countdown Firework
Marina Bay Countdown Firework (Photo: Canva Pro)

A new year’s eve celebration is not complete without watching the fireworks! And the best place to watch fireworks is definitely at the Marina Bay.

This year, the Marina Bay Countdown fireworks will be 12-minute long.

Because of its high popularity, the area around Marina Bay will be closed progressively if there are already too many people in a certain section.

So, if you want to make sure that you get the chance to enter Marina Bay area, be there early, like 5pm early.

Here are the places at Marina Bay where you can watch the fireworks:

  • Esplanade
  • Esplanade Bridge
  • Jubilee Bridge
  • Helix Bridge
  • Sheares Bridge
  • Singapore Flyer
  • Marina Bay Sand
  • The Promontory
  • Clifford Pier
  • Merlion
  • Marina Barrage
  • Bay East Garden

Fireworks at Marina Bay

What it’s about: 12-min long fireworks
Location: Marina Bay
Time: Midnight
Admission: Free

2. Esplanade Come Together Concerts

Esplanade Come Together Concerts
Esplanade Come Together Concerts (Photo: Esplanade)

Esplanade Come Together Concerts is a series of free live performances that takes place throughout the entire December, at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre and Esplanade Concourse.

On the New Year’s Eve itself, there are 9 scheduled performances that you can catch for free while waiting for the countdown.

Here are the performance schedules for New Year’s Eve:

31 Dec 2023, Sun6pmDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeCarpet Golf
6.45pmEsplanade ConcourseJupiterkid
7pmDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeMaya Raisha
8pmDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeCarpet Golf
8pmEsplanade ConcourseJeyes
9pmDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeHeema Izzati
9.15pmEsplanade ConcourseAngelo
10pmDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeTiramisu 
1 Jan 2024, Mon12.12amDBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at EsplanadeTiramisu 

Esplanade Come Together Concerts

What it’s about: live performances by various artists
Location: The Esplanade Concourse & Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Time: 6pm to midnight (gate opens at 7pm)
Admission: Free

3. Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2024

Mediacorp Lets Celebrate 2024
Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2024 (Photo: Mediacorp)

Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2024 is the countdown party filled with star-studded live performances, DJ live spinning, food, drinks, games and opportunities to win prizes.

Located at The Promontory, Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2024 is free of charge and provides one of the best spot to watch fireworks at 12 midnight. Gate opens at 7pm and the event starts at 7.30pm.

Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2024

What it’s about: live concerts, carnival games, lucky draw, food & drinks, and other fun activities
Location: The Promontory
Time: 7.30pm to midnight (gate opens at 7pm)
Admission: Free

4. Brightening Lives

Brightening Lives
Brightening Lives (Photo: Brightening Lives)

Brightening Lives is a community project that showcases original artworks on three iconic facades in Marina Bay – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the ArtScience Museum and the Merlion.

This year’s edition of Brightening Lives will depict stories of hope and empowerment in our community and celebrate the spirit of resilience and care for others. The artworks will be transformed into light projection shows that will light up Marina Bay from 26 to 31 December 2023.

Brightening Lives

What it’s about: Light projection shows on the facades of 3 iconic landmarks in Marina Bay
Location: Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum and Merlion.
Time: 8pm – 11pm (shows run every 15-minute intervals)
Admission: Free

5. Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland

Ice Magic Winter Wonderland
Ice Magic Winter Wonderland (Photo: Ice Magic Asia)

Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland is Asia’s largest touring pop-up winter playground. This winter wonderland takes place at Bayfront Event Space, from 9 December 2023 to 21 January 2024.

Spanning an impressive 3,000 square meters, this year’s installment includes a towering 6-meter snow slope, a two-lane ice slide, mesmerizing ice sculptures, family-friendly rides and games, along with diverse food establishments offering delectable winter-themed culinary delights and beverages.

Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland

What it’s about: A winter playground filled with ice sculptures, ice slides, snow slope, merry-go-round, arcade games, and F&B stalls
Location: Bayfront Event Space
Time: 10am to 12.45pm, 1pm to 3.45pm, 4pm to 6.45pm
Admission: From SGD 29

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