And just like that, the year is drawing to a close, what better time to bid adieu to 2022 and celebrate new beginnings with parties, food and drinks, stunning light shows and fireworks among family and friends in Singapore, a city that effortlessly fuses cultures, ethnicities, and communities making it one of the most exciting places to spend New Year’s Eve.
Considering how we’ve endured two years of non-celebrations, due to the limits of small group gatherings and zoom meetings, let us now pop the champagne, blow our whistles and cheer as we wrap up 2022 with Top 10 Amazing Places you can revel and usher in 2023.
1. Star Island – The Float @ Marina Bay
Expect spectacular fireworks and immersive live entertainment at Star Island, which is returning after a two-year hiatus. Expect 80 minutes of dazzling sound and colour on December 31 at The Float @ Marina Bay, with a special appearance by none other than DJ Hello Kitty on the deck.
STAR ISLAND’s signature stunning drone ballet comes back in a choreography of 400 flying devices that will act in unison, as they deftly create Instagram-worthy images.
It’s certainly a key highlight that viewers will not want to miss, featuring a surprise cameos from cartoon characters familiar to heart with this year’s theme of LIFE – Beyond The Time, meant as a futuristic take on Japan’s Hanabi (fireworks) summer tradition. LIFE will also feature an immersive soundtrack and a new storyline about space and time.
Where: The Float @ Marina Bay
Access via: Promenade MRT station, SBS bus number 10, 106, 97E, Car Parking at Gardens by the Bay
2. CÉ LA VI Singapore, Marina Bay Sands
Revel in the lap of luxury and ring in the new year at the Club Lounge with extended hours from 3pm to 6am with perfect sunset-silhouetted cityscapes and the best seats in the house for fireworks.
Dress your finest for the Old Hollywood theme, and enjoy admittance from 10 pm onwards for S$98 Nett, including a glass of Champagne. Resident DJs will be spinning B2B defiant sets of dance-hall infused hits, so pop the champagne at midnight and cheer to an epic countdown unlike any other.
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Keep the festive spirits high through New Year’s Eve as the restaurant presents an ingredient-driven five-course menu (S$298++).
Standout dishes include Lobster’s Tail, the signature Rhum Baba, topped off with caramelised pineapples and a saccharine-boozy Champagne Sorbet, offered with pecham pear.
End your evening at the SkyBar with a big bang, where you will experience first-hand sneak previews of upcoming mouth-watering cocktails like Love at First Sight, that will launch on the menu in early 2023.
Where: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971
Access via: Bayfront MRT station
3. The Great Bay Fiesta, Bayfront Event Space
Set to take place at the Bayfront Event Space, The Great Bay Fiesta comprises three key segments – a carnival, a circus show and a food festival. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane at the Great World Carnival by Uncle Ringo where you can try your hand at classic carnival games including Pyramid Cans, Basketball and Hook a Duck. Experience family-friendly rides with your children such as Bumper Cars and Flying Dumbo alongside classic rides such as the Ringo Slide, Big Carousel, and Water Boat.
Next to the carnival is the Great Cirque des Cascades, a brand new circus entertainment show featuring performers from all over the UK. Presented by international circus act Gandey’s Circus, Around The World in 80 Minutes invites you to step inside the Big Top for a breathtaking journey filled with thrills, laughter, and excitement – an enjoyment you cannot forget.
Indulge in the best of global and local fairground eats here at The Great Food Fiesta. Try the Thai cuisine from TikTok famous Indy Pancake Cartoon, and an ice cream booth serving all-new Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough peace pop. Wash it all down with a cold beer at the beer garden.
No experience is complete without the cherry on top of the cake that is Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice – the biggest pop-up winter-themed attraction to set foot in sunny Singapore. Allow this magical wonderland to transport you from the heat of our tropical island to a snowy world for a special indoor ice and snow experience, including snow slopes, ice slides and sculptures, and winter sports, coupled with dessert and drink bars, a memorable family fun experience like never before.
Where: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Access via: Bayfront MRT Station
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4. MARQUEE Singapore, The Shoppes at MBS
Clubbers can opt for an intricate, mind-blowing experience in the new year with Dutch DJ Nicky Romero. This DJ whom previously helmed the decks in our Lion City back in 2019 is finally returning to our shores after a 2-year pandemic hiatus. Romero will be making an appearance at Marquee Singapore this New Year’s Eve, serving banging tunes while ushering the countdown to 2023. Nicky Romero’s electrifying hits have earned him an international reputation as one of the most industrious DJs around. Tickets are currently available at S$80 and can be purchased from the nightclub’s official website.
Where: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-67, Galleria Level, Singapore 018972
Access via: Bayfront MRT Station
5. Avatar: The Experience, Gardens by the Bay
There is also an alternative option for those who may feel claustrophobic, preferring to skip the crowd and the countdown. This couldn’t come at a better time for fans of Avatar! Avatar: The Experience, set within the visually stunning iconic Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, will feature impressive interactive and striking content throughout five different zones where you can look out for 25 Pandoran elements at Gardens by the Bay, including the Na’vi—people who inhabit Pandora.
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Access via: Bayfront MRT Station and follow the underground linkway. Expect crowds in the MRT (grab a rentable cycle to avoid the masses). Parking can be found at Gardens by the Bay.
6. Supply & Demand Rooftop Bar, Esplanade
What better option for smaller gatherings of 4-5 to spend with, while watching the spectacular fireworks set against the stunning backdrop of Marina Bay Sands, the Marina Bay waterfront and city skyline. Reservations need to be made at Supply and Demand Italian Trattoria & Rooftop Bar that comes with a course set dinner (inclusive of 5) with individual complimentary welcome drink and exclusive all night access to live DJ music entertainment and counting down to 2023 with spectacular fireworks display.
Where: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Access via: City Hall or Esplanade MRT stations
7. Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Here is another family friendly option where you can Indulge in some adventurous and fun-filled events at Universal Studios Singapore as part of your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Tourists and locals who visit this place can enjoy a lot taking part in fun games, exceptional parties, and adventurous rides. Get ready to kickstart the new year’s bash at the integrated resort in the city that offers a memorable experience. From thrilling rides to the most exceptional musical bands, one can have immense fun on New Year’s Eve.
You can purchase one-day individual ticket which gives you unlimited access to rides and shows across all seven zones, where you can also opt for an Express Pass that can give you priority access to some rides.
Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Access via: Harbourfront MRT station, then take Sentosa Express via VivoCity Level 3 (alight at Resorts World Sentosa station)
8. Mount Faber Peak
If you just love to party, Mount Faber Peak is the right destination spot in Singapore. It is home to the Singapore cable car attraction, and you can dine at Arbora Hilltop Garden Bistro for a mix of Western classics and kid-friendly options with stupendous views of the Singapore skyline while watching New Year’s Eve fireworks.
For an intimate, low-key New Year’s Eve celebration, you can also opt for a cozy picnic under the stars and watch the firework displays. Mount Faber Peak is situated in the Bukit Merah area (in the heart of Singapore) where you may not find massive crowds yet still have an incredible fireworks watching experience on the ground, or the cable car rides where you can also get an amazing view of Sentosa. A perfect way to celebrate and have an epic New Year’s bash.
Where: 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Access via: Harbourfront MRT and then take a 12-15 minute walk up
9. Siloso Beach Party & Wave House Sentosa
The time has also come where you can finally get to show off those dance moves in Sentosa. Boogie the night away to grooves led by beat makers such as DJ Jade Rasif, Simon Patterson and Rave Republic.
Set to take place at Siloso Beach at Sentosa this Dec 30 and 31, indulge in beat-thumping dance music by the beachfront. Revelers will also get to enjoy spectacular drone shows throughout the two-day beach party as well.
Or you can spend a 12-hour-long party with 12 DJs playing non-stop pumping music at the Wave House. This pumping party offers – you guessed it – 12 complimentary drinks making it a good value as well. Featuring a number of local and international artists, the party just doesn’t seem to stop here, providing the right rhythm for a new beginning and a new year.
Where: 54 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099000
Access via: Harbourfront MRT, then by Sentosa Express, alight at Beach Station and take the Beach Shuttle
10. MediaCorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2023, The Promontory
Audiences will be treated to performances by a star-studded line-up of home-grown and regional talents sure to dazzle the crowds. It will be an entertainment extravaganza with on-ground, on-air (Channel 5) and digital (meWATCH, Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube) presence, for audiences both at Marina Bay and at home to usher in the New Year together at fireworks illuminate the skyline.
Admission to Let’s Celebrate 2023 at The Promontory is free. The celebrations will begin from 7pm, consisting of fun and exciting activities including opportunities to meet the performing artistes, participate in lucky draws and carnival games and indulge in delicious light bites and refreshments. There will also be a unique Bullet Time Photo Booth onsite, where you can create personalised new year’s greeting videos, to share with family and friends.
Where: 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
Access via: Marina Bay or Bayfront MRT Stations
These are some of the perfect places to go for new year’s eve in Singapore. We hope this guide has given enough information for you to find the perfect way to celebrate your New Year’s Eve in Singapore, and ring in a better 2023!
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