The Marina Bay and the Civic District are set to host an exciting line-up of events and activities for all ages and interests. Celebrate in the City, Marina Bay’s festive line-up of year-end activities will conclude on a high note with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019.

Here is the list of activities to expect in Marina Bay and Civic District:

Marina Bay

Build a Dream Light Projections

Photo Credit: Colossal Courtesy of Urban Redevelopment Authority

Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Date and time: 26 to 30 December 2018, 8 PM – 10:30 PM, every 15 minutes; 31 December 2018, 8 PM -11:30 PM, every 15 minutes

Venue: ArtScience Museum
Date and time: 29 to 31 December 2018, 8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm, 9.30pm, 9.45pm, 10.15pm, 10.30pm

Venue: The Merlion
Date and time: 29 to 30 December 2018, 8pm-10.30pm, every 15 minutes; 31 December 2018, 8pm-11.30pm, every 15 minutes

In partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 presents the Build a Dream initiative, a collective effort to support the less fortunate in fulfilling their dreams and personal development.

As part of the initiative, artworks created by students and beneficiaries of local schools and welfare organisations will be transformed into a series of dazzling light projections on the facades of key landmarks around Marina Bay. These whimsical artworks portray the world seen through the eyes of these talented youths, as well as their aspirations for the future.

STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown Edition in conjunction with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 5 PM to 2 AM

This multi-sensory fireworks musical will feature a combination of dazzling fireworks and pyrotechnics, lights, 3D surround sound and performance acts by Taiko drummers, dancers, fire performers and more. There will also be an F&B marketplace and family-friendly fringe activities such as retro arcade games, VR games booths and kids play area.

Let’s Celebrate 2019

Venue: The Promontory
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: Entry at 7 PM

Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2019 countdown show will be hosted by Chua En Lai and Sonia Chew, featuring Mediacorp artistes and local acts as they usher in the New Year. Visitors will get to enjoy live performances by Taufik Batisah, Gentle Bones, Joanna Dong, Sufi Rashid, Shabir, as well as the newly-crowned SPOP Sing! winner Jarrell Ng and the top three finalists.

On top of that, artistes Joel Choo, Pierre Png, Sheila Sim, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong will collaborate with Singapore’s top fashion models and Aisyah Aziz to showcase works done by local designers. Entry is free.

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Date: 22 December 2018 to 24 March 2019
Time: 4 PM to 11 PM (extended hours till 2 AM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)

The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival returns to Bayfront Event Space for the second year. Offering 50 thrilling rides and games, including four new ones, visitors are guaranteed an exciting time. Roving food trucks will be at hand to satiate hunger pangs; buskers will roll out entertainment, and visitors can learn new skills from local artisans through a curated series of art and craft workshops.

Esplanade Presents Come Together

Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 6:15 PM to 1 AM

Groove into the New Year at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre that will feature six different performances with acts by Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah, Bloco Singapura and NovoBloco. Timothy Nga hosts this stellar line-up of musical talent that will serenade listeners into 2019. At the Esplanade Concourse, musician Bennett Bay together with Jana Ann and Rachel will return to for a series of three shows on New Year’s Eve.

Civic District

Families for Life NYE Celebrations

Venue: Esplanade Park, Empress Lawn and Connaught Drive
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 5 PM to 11 PM

Families for Life (FFL)’s NYE Celebrations includes bouncy castles within Esplanade Park. At Empress Lawn, receive free picnic mats after “Liking” FFL’s Facebook page. Friends and families will get to take home their memories in the form of 3R photo prints at the instant photo booth after posting it on their social media accounts. FFL Mobile Café will be parked along Connaught Drive and will hand out free snacks and drinks to members of the public.

Countdown Movie Screening with MovieMob

Venue: Empress Lawn
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Get entertained by back-to-back outdoor screenings of Night at The Museum and Night at the Museum 2, as well as live band performances by local bands and singers such as Ryan with Joy Alexis on guitar, from 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM, and local band 23 Skyline from 11:30 PM to 11:59 PM, and after the fireworks till 12:30 AM.

Revelry Market

Venue: Connaught Drive
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 5 PM to 1 AM

Shop to your heart’s content at Connaught Drive, with the TGIF Craft Market featuring an eclectic mix of hand-made goods, ladies’ apparel, innovative toys for children. Revellers can also hop on the Popcycle for a spin around Connaught Drive and Fullerton Road from 8:30 PM to 11 PM.

HPB Fitness Countdown Party 2019

Venue: Esplanade Park and St Andrew’s Road
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 5 PM to 12 MN

Indulge in some healthy fun with family-friendly activities including golf, archery, giant pong, and giant board games like Snakes and Ladders and Tic Tac Toe along St Andrew’s Road, as well as Bubble Soccer at Esplanade Park from 5-7 PM.

Fitness enthusiasts can go on to kick-start their New Year with the Countdown Dance Workout with Fight-Do, K-Kardio and Zumba, along St Andrews’ Road in front of the National Gallery Singapore.

Walk-in registration for Countdown Dance Workout will open at 8 PM. The first 2,000 participants to pre-register for the Countdown Dance Workout and sign in at the event from 8 PM will receive an exclusive fun pack, while stocks last. Walk-in registration for the

Countdown Dance Workout will open at 8 PM.

LOOP @ The Incubator

Venue: The Incubator @ Esplanade Park
Date: 1 to 31 December 2018
Time: Tues to Fri – 4 PM to 10 PM, Sat to Sun – 10 AM to 10 PM, New Year’s Eve – 10 AM to 1 AM

Running for the whole month of December, LOOP is a plastic-free pop-up experience open to the public. The Incubator brings together local craft makers, food and beverage vendors and household and beauty companies offering eco-friendly products.

ACM New Year’s Eve Dance Party

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 8:30 PM to 1 AM (museum opens until 2 AM)

Take a late-night breather to explore exquisite Asian art in the galleries of the Asian Civilisations Museum, or sashay into 2019 with the special New Year’s Eve dance programmes.

Salsa Workshop (8:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

Feeling nervous or looking for dance partners? Join the giant dance circle in a beginners’ workshop introducing basic salsa dance moves. Bring your own shoes (or take them off) and a healthy dose of energy!

Salsa Dance Floor (9:30 PM to 1 AM)

It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran dancing queen or a first-timer trying out the moves, we welcome you all! Our friendly, professional dance instructors will be here to guide you.

No registration required. Put on your dancing shoes and bring on that festive spirit!

Exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore

Venue: National Gallery Singapore
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 10 AM to 10 PM

Explore the first exhibition on Minimalism in Southeast Asian that gives you a look into this influential art movement that has had a profound influence not only on the visual arts but also on music, performance, fashion, architecture and design.

Watercolour paintings by pioneer artist Lim Cheng Hoe will take you back to scenes of yesteryear while Wu Guanzhong continues to delight, merging vibrant styles of East and West. Long-term exhibitions on Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to present are also open to visitors.

Admission fees will apply for Minimalism: Space. Light. Object. exhibition. Admission to other permanent galleries will only be free for citizens and Permanent Residents upon showing their Pink or Blue Identity Cards at the ticketing counters. Please see here for details.

The Philharmonic Orchestra presents New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert 2019

Venue: Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
Date: 31 December 2018
Time: 10 PM to 11:59 PM

Expect musical fireworks under the baton of conductors Lim Yau and Lin Juan in this much-anticipated concert to ring in the New Year! Hosted by William Ledbetter, revel in a concert of charming and familiar classics. Admission fee applies.

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