Seeking some fun family activities for the weekends or the evenings? Look no further, here are some programmes and activities that present the perfect opportunity for families to gather and celebrate, learn, and explore. Here are some highlights:
Mark your child’s birth with FamilyTrees
How about a green and memorable way to celebrate your baby’s birth? Within three years of your child’s birth, plant a tree with FamilyTrees, an initiative by the National Parks Board and Families for Life. This symbolic act supports the environmental cause, and can be a cherished memory and legacy for your family. Find out more about FamilyTrees and look out for the dates in February!
Soar with the Singapore Airshow
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The Singapore Airshow returns with the Weekend@Airshow (formerly known as Public Days) taking place on 24 and 25 February. Head down to the Changi Exhibition Centre to catch the amazing aerobatic flying teams performing thrilling aerial displays, complete with adrenaline-pumping stunts and manoeuvres.
Get up close and personal with the latest military and commercial aircraft on display, take part in family-friendly activities, and meet Singapore Airshow’s amiable mascots Leo and Leonette!
A bright celebration in Chinatown
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Soak in the annual Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations festivities held in the vibrant streets of Chinatown from January 11 to March 11. This year’s highlights include the street light-up, festive fairs, weekend stage shows, the Chinese New Year countdown party, and the return of the thrilling Lion Dance Competition.
This year, the ever-popular street light-up is themed 'Soaring Into The Auspicious Dragon Year,' and will transform New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, and Upper Cross Street with breathtaking dragon dioramas.
River Hongbao and Dahlia Dreams at Gardens by the Bay
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Enjoy a visual feast at River Hongbao that transforms Gardens by the Bay into a vibrant tapestry of colors, lights, and cultural performances from 8-17 February. Expect larger-than-life lantern displays, intricate handicrafts, mesmerising cultural performances, and dazzling firecracker shows. Admission is free!
Meanwhile, the Flower Dome will blossom with Dahlia Dreams for the Gardens by the Bay’s annual Chinese New Year floral display. Look out for a stunning array of dahlias, known for their diverse shapes and vibrant colors in elegant floral arrangements, and a majestic 7m-tall dragon that is 15m long. Part of the dragon's scales are made by cut and preserved flowers in vibrant shades of red and yellow, expertly placed by hand.
Get hands-on at Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024
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Happening at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall from 16 Jan to 25 Feb 2024, the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2024 has some exciting activities for all ages! Enjoy hands-on workshops where you get to make dragon lanterns, dragon’s beard candy, mythical creatures bag, and join in lion dance and festive drumming workshops, heritage trails, storytelling, mini games and craft activities, and food tasting!
If you visit in the evenings of 17, 18 February, you can enjoy the charming Chinese music performances by Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Chinese wind and percussion ensemble, Reverberance.
Dive into the story of plastic
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Explore the history and future of this material that is such an indispensable part of our lives at the Plastic: Remaking Our World exhibition. Held at the National Museum of Singapore, this exhibition opens on 27 January and has over 300 objects, posters, films, and photographs, including some rare items from the start of the plastic age, the iconic pop era and modern designs and projects.
A cultural odyssey at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2024
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Keen to explore the richness of Chinese arts, check out the Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts at the Esplanade from 16-25 February. This multi-genre arts festival has an exciting line-up of arts programmes, ticketed and non-ticketed, with something for the whole family. Enjoy works from outstanding Chinese artists ranging from traditional to contemporary, from mainstream to cutting-edge.