Must-Attend Deepavali Events for Kids in Singapore in 2023
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Check Out the Best Deepavali Events for Kids in Singapore in 2023

Deepavali 2023 Activities for Kids in Singapore Photo by Photo credit: Website/VisitSingapore

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is a religious festival in Hinduism that is observed over five days during the lunar months of Ashvina and Kartikka. While it is primarily celebrated in India, Hindus in Singapore mark this occasion with exciting activities and events throughout the city, including street performances and live shows that pay tribute to the Indian heritage, and food bazaars that offer both Hindus and non-Hindus the opportunity to savour mouthwatering Indian food. If you’re taking your kids out during Deepavali, these family-friendly events are worth exploring.

Deepavali Events for Kids in Singapore (2023)

Deepavali Light Show

The lively streets of Little India will be illuminated with stunning light installations that are perfect for taking photos with your children. Giant blinking lights will wow your eyes and Indian-themed decorations will give you a taste of the Indian heritage. Note that the lights are up for viewing every day from 7 PM until the wee hours of the night.

When: 7 PM onwards, Until Nov. 13

Where: Serangoon Road and Race Course Road

Big Bus Tour

Embarking on a tour with your kids is a great way to strengthen your bond. Consider joining the Big Bus Tour, where the entire family can explore the enchanting sights of Little India, including its picturesque statues, historical temples, and traditional shophouses. The trip will begin at Orchard Hotel, The Centrepoint, and will end on Race Course Road, just outside Gayathri Restaurant.

When: 7 PM-8 PM/8 PM-9 PM, Nov. 10

Where: The pickup point is at Orchard Hotel, The Centrepoint

Deepavali Food Bazaar

Deepavali festivities are never complete without food bazaars that offer a mouthwatering selection of Indian cultural treats. Crowd favourites include aloo tokki (spicy fried potatoes), vada pao (Indian-style spicy burger), lakhanpur (a fried snack served with shredded radish and green chutney), and akki rotti (Indian rice bread), among others. Don’t miss the chance to introduce your children to Indian street food!

When: 2 PM-10 PM, Until Nov. 11

Where: Poli@Clive Street, Little India, Singapore

Deepavali Festival Village

If you’re looking for a place to shop for trendy clothing, hoard traditional Indian decorations, and eat delectable food with your kids, head over to the Deeapavali Festival Village on Campbell Lane. Friendly Indian vendors will be more than happy to accommodate your needs. Aside from shopping, you can also catch local artists performing song and dance numbers that showcase the cultural significance of the Deepavali Festival.

When: 10 AM-1 AM, Until Nov. 11

Where: Campbell Lane, Little India, Singapore

Bollywood Dance Workshop

Must-Attend Deepavali Events for Kids in Singapore in 2023
Photo credit: Website/VisitSingapore

Under the helm of Royalusion, the Bollywood Dance Workshop provides a great opportunity for you and your kids to learn the basics of Indian dance. Open to individuals aged 13 and up, this workshop aims to teach you the art of moving harmoniously to Bollywood music, enhancing your facial expressions for the audience, and synchronising well with your fellow dancers. If you’re looking for a fun activity to unwind with your kids, this is the perfect choice for you. Participation fee is S$15 per person.

When: 11 AM, Nov. 18

Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore

Public Transport Display

Deepavali celebrations in Singapore extend beyond Little India, honouring the Indian culture within the Lion City’s public transportation system. Keep an eye out for buses, trains, and MRT stations adorned with colourful artworks that depict the vibrant heritage of India. Expect to see floral patterns, kaleidoscope-ish murals, and “Happy Deepavali” signs in both English and Hindi. Make sure to capture photos and videos with your kids to preserve memories!

When: Until Nov. 26

Where: Bus 67 and 48; DownTown Line and North East Line; Little India Station

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