Where to See Lion & Dragon Dance in SG This Chinese New Year
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Where to Watch Lion & Dragon Dance in Singapore This Chinese New Year

Where to Watch Lion Dragon Dance in Singapore This Chinese New Year

This 2024, expect the biggest and grandest Chinese New Year celebrations in Singapore! The city-state's busy streets will come alive with vibrant festivities, luck-attracting decors, and delectable fares, among other lively traditions that honour the Year of the Dragon.

But what makes Chinese New Year in the Lion City a lot more fun, apart from reuniting with loved ones, are the electrifying lion and dragon dance performances that will fill the streets with the festive spirit! If you’re wondering where you can witness these fun performances, check out our list of the best places to catch lion and dragon dances in Singapore this Chinese New Year.

National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore Lion Dance Performance
Photo by Website/National Heritage Board

Singapore’s culture will shine even brighter at the National Museum this Chinese New Year! On Feb. 18, the institution will stage a lion dance performance by the museum’s main entrance. The dance will be performed by one of the country’s award-winning dance troupes, the He Xin Lion Dance Troupe, so you can expect a fun and unique routine. Admission is free, so just drop by and enjoy the show!

When: Feb. 18

Where: Main Entrance, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd., Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport Lion and Dragon Dance Performance
Photo by Website/Jewel Changi Airport

As part of its “Blossoms of Prosperity” event, Jewel Changi Airport is holding lion and dragon dance performances for four days! From Feb. 9-12, visitors can expect a lion dance in the afternoon and an LED dragon dance when the night falls. You can witness all these at the Shiseido Forest Valley, the lush and tranquil sanctuary located inside the world-class airport. Learn more about the celebration here.

When: Feb. 9-12

Where: Shiseido Forest Valley, 78 Airport Blvd., Singapore

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Islang Singapore Lion and Dragon Dance Performance
Photo by Website/Sentosa

Singapore’s popular beach attraction, Sentosa Island, is not missing out on Chinese New Year festivities. The destination will hold lion dance performances from Feb. 10-12 at 5 PM, featuring lion dancers busting their moves while doing tricks on high poles. Come 8:10 PM, the night will be illuminated by an LED dragon dance with its performers executing a graceful routine fitting the festivity. Catch these and more at the Central Beach Bazaar!

When: Feb. 10-12

Where: Central Beach Bazaar, 60 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Swing By at Thompson Plaza

Looking for a place to bring your date on Valentine’s Day? Why not swing by Swing By at Thomson Plaza? As part of its “Abundance in Bloom” event, the shopping complex is celebrating both the season of love and the Chinese New Year with a lion dance performance that will make its spectators’ hearts skip a beat. To learn more about the event, go here.

When: Feb. 14

Where: Swing By at Thomson Plaza, 301 Upper Thomson Road #01-95/96, Singapore

Compass One

Compass One is wishing you a “Bountiful Fortune” for the Year of the Dragon! On Feb. 16-18, the shopping mall will hold two lion dance performances each day at 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM. The performances will feature a dance troupe that will showcase a one-of-a-kind routine incorporated with acrobatics. Mark your calendars and check it out at the Level 2 Atrium!

When: Feb. 16-18

Where: Level 2 Atrium, Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore

Singapore Swimming Club

If you’re around Tanjong Rhu, we can assure you that an exciting festivity awaits you at the Singapore Swimming Club. On Feb. 17, the member-only recreational club is opening its doors to the public to host a Chinese New Year Celebration featuring fun activities. This includes a dragon beard candy live station, a Chinese lantern riddle quiz, and, of course, spectacular lion and dragon dance performances at the main lobby, among others. For more details, tap here.

When: Feb. 17

Where: Singapore Swimming Club, 45 Tanjong Rhu Road, Singapore

Parkway Parade

Lendlease’s Parkway Parade is also ushering in the Year of the Dragon with a lion dance performance! To be staged at the Basement Airwell on Feb. 16 at 3 PM, the performance is set to put smiles on the shopping mall’s customers with energetic music and dance routines. The dance will be performed by the winning team of the Genting World Lion Dance Championship 2023, the Yiwei Athletic Association, so you must not miss it!

When: Feb. 16

Where: Basement Airwell, Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore

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