Just because we have kids, doesn't mean we have to stay home with a cup of tea come New Year's Eve. We've found the NYE events in Singapore where kids can party, too!
Sometimes we’re so fixated on getting our Christmas plans in check that we leave it too late to get organised for the party of the year – New Year’s Eve! Don’t let this NYE in Singapore catch you off-guard; get booking one of these New Year’s Eve events, pronto! Without further ado, here’s your guide to New Year’s Eve 2023 countdown with kids in Singapore…
WHERE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SINGAPORE WITH KIDS
1. Watch the spectacular fireworks at Star Island
That’s right – the fireworks are back! After a two-year hiatus, Star Island returns with an 80-minute extravaganza of sound and colours! In conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, the show will be hosted at The Float at Marina Bay. And that’s not all, Hello Kitty is also jetting into SG to celebrate the New Year with us and you’ll be able to catch a live pre-show gig by DJ Hello Kitty, alongside a Sanrio-themed family-friendly area! This one will sell out FAST – best get booking! Missed out or after a deal? Good news is that you can get a taster with a “Prequel to Star Island” that will run from 25-30 December 2022. Held at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, this event is free and has a host of fam-friendly activities to enjoy – yay!
Where: Star Island, The Float at Marina Bay
Cost: Starting from $88
2. New Year’s Eve Afternoon Tea at L’Espresso, Goodwood Park Hotel
How about treating the gang to an afternoon tea to see in 2022? L’Espresso at the super-festive Goodwood Park Hotel is putting on a New Year’s Eve English Afternoon Tea Buffet. For that final turkey fix, there’s even a carving station. Make it extra special and add a glass of bubbles for Mum and Dad. It’s been a tough year – you deserve it!
Where: L’Espresso at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Cost: $78 per adult and $46.80 per child. Three seatings: 11-1pm, 1.30 – 3.30pm, 4-6pm.
3. The Great Bay Fiesta
Uncle Ringo knows how to put on a carnival, and this December he’s bringing the fun to Marina Bay! If you want to catch the fireworks and want lots of fun and activities to entertain the kids – then hotfoot it to The Great Bay Fiesta at the Bayfront Event Space this New Year’s Eve. Check out everything from traditional carnival fun with games and rides aplenty. Also, don’t miss the Ice Magic – the biggest pop-up winter-themed attraction to set foot in sunny Singapore no less! This NYE will certainly be one to remember!
Where: The Great Bay Fiesta at the Bayfront Event Space, 1 Dec – 1 Jan
Cost: $47.50 for admission to The Great Bay Carnival and $5 carnival credits
4. Celebrate with Black Tap’s holiday specials
Whose kid doesn’t love Black Tap? Add in their December holiday specials, and you’ve got a winning combo. We also love their delicious burgers – a sure-fire hit with the mini squad. The location is perfect for NYE, too. You’ll need the stroll to walk off that shake!
Where: Black Tap, 10 Bayfront Ave #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
5. Great Gatsby-inspired dinner buffet at Hilton Singapore Orchard
How about the festive lights of Orchard Road as an alternative to fireworks this year? Team a stroll down this famous stretch with a foodie extravaganza at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Estate is offering quite a spread this New Year’s Eve with a glitz-and-glamour affair and a grand Great Gatsby-inspired dinner buffet. Feast on rock lobster thermidor, whole stuffed suckling pig, meats from the live carvery, and festive desserts. Plus, there’s live music and a magician to keep the littlies entertained. We’ll see you there!
Where: Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867
Cost: Estate New Year’s Eve Dinner – 31 December, 6.30pm – 10pm starting from $188 per person (add $80 for free-flow including free-flow Champagne). Child aged between
6 and 12 years old dines at 50% off adult price. Child aged 5 years old and below dines on complimentary.
6. The Line, Shangri-La Singapore
Family favourite, The Line at Shangri-La Singapore, is offering up a whole host of cuisines this New Year’s Eve. With everything from seafood platters through to Asian and Western classics, and not to mention irresistible desserts, it’s fair to say you won’t go hungry. Kids are well catered for, too, with a dedicated kid’s menu, including cheesy french fries, mozzarella cheese sticks, egg-fried rice, chicken nuggets, and more! What’s more, it’s also free-flow – hooray!
Where: The Line, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Cost: New Year’s Eve a la carte buffet dinner – $188 per adult (includes free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, wines, beers & soft drinks) and $84 per child.
7. Look out for ‘Share the Moment’ artwork projections this New Year’s Eve
There’s even more New Year’s Eve fun to be had in Marina Bay this year; some of our favourite landmarks are also putting on displays! From 26 – 31 December, Share the Moment will see students’ artwork inspired by the stories of this year’s President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards nominees projected in light form on famous landmarks throughout Marina Bay – it’s definitely worth checking out!
Where: 26 – 31 December 2022 – locations available here.
8. Glamorous New Year’s Soiree at Edge, Pan Pacific
Head on over to Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore this New Year’s Eve if you fancy getting your glad rags on and saying bye to 2022 in style. It promises to be a very glam affair! Just make sure that dress is extra roomy because there’s quite the culinary line-up, with everything from seafood and sashimi platters, through to house-crafted charcuterie plates, and that’s before we’ve talked mains. There are loads of kid-pleasers on the menu, too, sure to impress the fussiest of fussy eaters.
Where: Edge, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Cost: New Year’s Eve Dinner (6.30pm – 10pm). From $188 per adult and $94 per child (6 – 12 years).
9. New Year’s Eve feast at Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental
Another one of our favourite fam-friendly brunches is going all-out for New Year’s Eve – prepare for a food coma if you head to Melt Cafe. Fussy eaters are well catered for here, too, because there’s literally everything on the menu with options from all corners of the world. Asian delights? Check. Traditional Roasts? Also covered. Noodle Stall? Oh yes. And that’s before we’ve even glanced at the sweet treats on offer (did someone say waffle station?). The final icing on the cake for mums and dads – free flow is included in the price! We’ll see you there.
Where: Melt Cafe, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
Cost: New Year’s Eve Dinner from $188 per person (food only).
10. Watch the New Year’s Eve celebrations with the kids at home!
Don’t fancy heading out? A great plan B is to watch all the action on TV from the comfort of your own sofa. There will be performances from local and global superstars on the night. We might even let the kiddos stay up late for this one…Psst! Looking for food to make your NYE family house party a real treat? Check out our festive takeaways, with many options still delivering over New Year’s too. Dinner, sorted!
Stay tuned – we’ll be adding more New Year’s Eve options very soon!
Lead image: Star Island