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!
Don’t have any New Year’s Eve plans? Now you do! Check out our guide to New Year’s Eve countdown to 2024 with kids in Singapore! Happy New Year!
WHERE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SINGAPORE WITH KIDS: COUNTDOWN TO 2024!
1. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024: Ice Magic Winter Wonderland, TurboCharged go-karting and fireworks
Look forward to an unforgettable experience this New Year’s Eve with a breathtaking fireworks show, inspiring light projections, exhilarating attractions (including a go-kart arena and winter playground!) as well as exciting live performances! This year, the New Year Eve’s fireworks will be launched from a more central location of the Bay with a 12-minute grand finale celebrating the New Year.
If you’re looking for something fun, there’s TurboCharged – a new immersive go-kart arena right in the heart of the city launching 14 to 31 December 2023. Held at the Bayfront Event Space against the iconic Marina Bay skyline, this is a great one to look out for with the kids!
In the same area there will also be Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland – the massive pop-up winter playground makes a return this year from 9 December 2023 to 21 January 2024! Look forward to a taller and longer snow slope and dual-lane ice slide for thrill-seekers, as well as family-friendly rides such as a merry-go-round on a snowy landscape.
More programmes and activities will be announced soon, so watch this space!
FREE PLACES TO CATCH THE FIREWORKS
1. Gardens by the Bay
We can wax lyrical about Gardens by the Bay all day! It’s also a great free place to catch the New Year’s Eve fireworks display with the family. Head to the waterfront promenade at Bay East Garden, which seamlessly links to East Coast Park through the Barrage. There are numerous fantastic vantage points offering breathtaking views of the Singapore fireworks display along the 2-kilometre expanse. The Bay East Garden is a gem that remains accessible 24 hours a day, and entry is free. Take advantage of this opportunity to relax with your family and witness the spectacular 2024 fireworks show. Depending on where you find yourselves, you can also get a ‘peekaboo’ view of the fireworks behind the Marina Bay Sands building too. There are some cool Insta-worthy shots right now. Plus, be sure to hit up the Christmas Wonderland experience while there.
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
2. The Helix Bridge
This picturesque pedestrian bridge that links Marina Centre to Marina Sound is a standout vantage point to catch the fireworks this NYE without forking out the moolah!
Where: Downtown Core
3. The Esplanade
Bring the whole family to the Esplanade Waterfront, located next to The Float and extending from The Float to the Esplanade Bridge. This spot promises an excellent view for fireworks enthusiasts and is the location for good photos of spectacular displays. Plus, you and the kiddos can delight in free performances at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, ensuring an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Where: 1 Esplanade Drive
4. Merlion Park
Although this is a touristy spot, it places you and the fam-bam directly in front of the fireworks display on NYE!
Where: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
5. Marina Barrage
Could this be the prime destination for breathtaking views of the 2024 fireworks spectacle? Enjoy some quality time with the kids, engaging in fun activities before settling in for the night. Watch in awe as the New Year’s Eve 2024 fireworks illuminate the skyline above iconic landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, and Marina Bay Sands.
Where: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
We’re still working on updating our list for this year as more information comes in, so stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, here’s our 2022 list below.
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? The 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. 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. 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
3. 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
4. Hillside views to see in the New Year at Mount Faber Peak
This is a fab kid-friendly option if you’re looking to keep the kids entertained. We’re talking magic shows, balloon sculpting, face painting and more! And then there’s the food. Feast on a buffet menu, including live carving stations, and save plenty of room for the epic edible Arbora Wonderland Christmas village dessert centrepiece. Check out the train tracks and tuck into seasonal delights such as Arbora Christmas yule log, panettone, and mini Christmas minced pies. Treats for all the fam this NYE!
Where: Arbora at Mount Faber Peak
Cost: 24 to 26 December 2022, 31 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 for Brunch: 11.30am to 3pm and 23 to 25 December 2022, 30 December 2022 to 1 January 2023 for Dinner: 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Brunch: $98++ per adult, $49++ for children (7- 12 years old). Dinner: $108++ per adult, $54++ for children (7-12 years old). Children 6 and under dine for free. Free-flow red and white wines, prosecco and beer at $39++ per person (two hours). Reservations made before 11 December 2022 are entitled to a 15% discount.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Family feast (and kid-friendly activities) at Silver Shell Cafe at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore
Where better to see in the New Year than the beautiful tropical island that is Sentosa? Head to Silver Shell Cafe at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore and dine on a wide choice of delish (and kid-pleasing) options, including oven-roasted turkey, black forest ham, Panettone and log cakes, along with premium seafood on ice and international cuisines. And let the littlies get creative with the DIY cupcake decorating experience, as well as getting sweet treats galore with festive cotton candy, plus, a kids’ festive snack box and so much more!
Where: Silver Shell Cafe at Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore
Cost: New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet: 1st seating: 5:30pm to 7:30pm and 2nd seating: 7:45pm to 10pm. SGD 178++ per adult, includes free-flow house wine and beer, SGD 158++ per adult, includes free-flow soft drinks and chilled juices, SGD 138++ per adult, includes free-flow coffee and tea, and SGD 69++ per child (7 to 11 years old)
10. Pizza Lovers, check out Trapizza this New Year’s Eve!
We love Trapizza at the best of times, so we can’t really think of a better option come New Year’s Eve. The pizzas will go down a treat with the kids, and the grown-ups can always opt for something extra special with the seasonal dishes such as Porchetta di Maialino da Latte (Italian Porchetta Suckling Pig, $28++) or Filetto di Pesce Spada alla Griglia (Herb Citrus Marinated Charcoal Grilled Swordfish, $38++). And we’re pretty sure you’ll be fighting off the kids for the dessert special of Panettone Tradizionale Italiano (Classic Panettone with Sabayon Sauce, $15++).
Where: 10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
11. New Year’s Eve celebrations at RISE Restaurant, Marina Bay Sands
We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to Marina Bay Sands dining options. We’ve done our research and found a gem in the New Year’s Eve family-friendly buffet on offer at RISE Restaurant in the lobby of Marina Bay Sands. Enjoy international delights, including Alaskan king crab, oysters, and even Flambé Spaghetti Marinara Tossed in Parmesan Wheel, yum! Once you’ve (over)indulged, take in that Singapore skyline and the fireworks over Marina Bay.
Where: RISE Restaurant, Marina Bay Sands Singapore Lobby, Hotel Tower 1, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
12. Say Adios 2022 at Super Loco Robertson Quay
We can always rely on Super Loco to deliver, and they’ve pulled out all the stops this New Year. Head on down to Robertson Quay for a family affair and feast on your favourite Mexican classics with the little ones. Even better, Super Loco knows the kids won’t make midnight, so they’ve even got an early countdown at 9pm, so no one misses out! Head from 6pm onwards to enjoy complimentary face painting and piñata-bashing action.
Where: Super Loco, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
13. 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).
14. 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).
15. Family NYE fun at Bayswater Kitchen
Always a popular one for fam-friendly dining and amazing views, Bayswater Kitchen is offering a 5-course set dinner this New Year’s, including everything from Clam Chowder to Grilled Filet Mignon. You don’t need to worry about the kids either, there’s a fab children’s menu available so they can tuck into their favourite dishes too.
Where: Bayswater Kitchen, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
Cost: New Year’s Eve Set Dinner: 1st seating (5-7pm) $88 per adult; 2nd seating (7.15pm onwards) $98 per adult.
16. 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!
Happy New Year!
Lead image: Star Island