Published On: January 13, 2024- Last Updated: March 5, 2024- 3 min read-

River Hongbao 2024: Year of the Dragon Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at River Hongbao 2024 — Singapore’s iconic Chinese New Year festival returning to Gardens by the Bay from February 8-17 after a two year hiatus! This free extravaganza has something for everyone, whether you attend in person or prefer to celebrate virtually.

Hongbao River Singapore

Source: River Hongbao via Facbook

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at River Hongbao—Singapore’s iconic Chinese New Year festival returning to Gardens by the Bay from February 8-17 after a two year hiatus! This free extravaganza has something for everyone, whether you attend in person or prefer to celebrate virtually.

Witness the park’s transformation into an illuminated wonderland, complete with 18 vibrant lantern sets spotlighting both traditional and modern themes. Capture festive moments against backdrops like the God of Fortune or funky futuristic robot designs that fuse the old with the new.

Hongbao River SG

Source: River Hongbao via Facbook

Giving back is central during this season. On opening night at 7PM, Life Art Society president Tan Swie Hian and 30 artists will gift handmade ink paintings and calligraphy to lucky audience members as a token of appreciation. So come early to snag these special creations before they’re gone!

Hongbao SG

Source: River Hongbao via Facbook

Of course, we can expect droolworthy CNY grub to tickle our tastebuds too. Think longevity noodles, sweet glutinous rice balls, spring rolls and more. Colourful amusement rides like carnival games promise prized cuddly toy wins for the whole family to enjoy. While lion dances, umbrella dances and nightly concerts put homegrown talent center stage, immersing us in cultural song and dance.

Hongbao Singapore

Source: River Hongbao

Experience the spectacle of the Firecracker Show, a new addition to River Hongbao 2024! Witness the sky light up with firecrackers that reach up to 18 meters in length on select evenings!

Schedule for the Firecracker Show:

8 Feb at 8pm
9 Feb at midnight
10 Feb at 8pm
Location: The Supertree Grove near the Prosperous Year of the Dragon lantern at River Hongbao

And the best part? It’s absolutely FREE!*

If crowds aren’t your thing, virtual offerings still allow you to partake in the festivities. Tune into the event’s Facebook on February 3rd at 8PM as feng shui masters share prosperity tips in prepping your home for the Year of the Dragon. Later, catch Mediacorp DJs battling challenges and test your own wits in the nightly lantern riddle guessing hosted by experts.

With abundant giveaways and creative TikTok dance contests, this vibrant and luck-filled festival makes ushering in the New Year a joy.

Ring in the Year of Dragon at River Hongbao from February 8-17 and soak up all the CNY magic, whether in-person or virtually! Here’s to an abundance of health, wealth and happiness in the year ahead!

Website: River Honbao
Date: 8 to 17 February 2024
Location: Gardens by the Bay
Opening Hours:
8 Feb 2024: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
9 Feb 2024: 6.30 pm – 12.15am
10-17 Feb 2024: 2.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Ticket Price: Free

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