The end of the year is almost here, and there’s no better way to usher in the new year than with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023!
From the exciting return of the fireworks, to gorgeous light installations and musical performances taking place around the precinct, we round up all the activities happening this Saturday, 31 December as part of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2023.
◾Top tip: For live updates on the Marina Bay district on New Year’s Eve, be sure to keep tabs on the official @marinabaysg Instagram page! The page will be sharing important updates and information — such as crowd updates and potential area closures — throughout Saturday, 31 December.
◽️A comprehensive list of MRT stations nearby and affected roads in the vicinity are at your disposal here.
Star Island: The Return of a Fireworks Display Like No Other
The crowd-favourite fireworks are back, and bigger than ever! After a 2-year hiatus, STAR ISLAND is back for an 80-minute multisensory musical extravaganza that is sure to wow its viewers without exception. This year’s rendition features an 80-minute show choreographed to an immersive soundtrack with a new storyline: LIFE — Beyond The Time. Expect to see dazzling performances, pyrotechnics, state-of-the-art technologies, and most importantly, artisanal fireworks ideal for your Instagram feed. There will also be a special appearance by Sanrio characters, including a live pre-show gig by DJ Hello Kitty!
Chill Out and Enjoy a Free View of the Fireworks at After Hours @ The Lawn
With an exciting lineup of food stands, larger-than-life games, and musical entertainment, you’re sure to have a fun time at After Hours @ The Lawn. Best of all, admission is free! Bring along your picnic mats and chill out in the space that offers an incredible view of both the entertainment stage and the fireworks at midnight. More information about After Hours @ The Lawn can be found here.
Celebrate Local and Regional Musical Talents at Come Together @ Esplanade
Wrapping up a month-long artist showcase at the Esplanade, The Next Wave puts a cap on the year with the freshest music that Singapore and the region have to offer! Catch up-and-coming artists from the likes of Narysal, motifs and Alicia DC as they prove yet again that music brings people together like no other. For a full rundown of the programme, visit Esplanade’s website here.
Snap Gorgeous Photos and Learn About Meaningful Initiatives at Brightening Lives 2023
Hard to miss even amongst the festivities are the light installations part of Brightening Lives 2023. Feast your eyes on the spectacular fixtures along the Marina Bay waterfront promenade (adjacent to Marina Boulevard) that hold a deeper meaning – signifying our collective commitment to offering time and resources to better the lives of people around us who are in need. For more information, visit this link.
Excite Your the Senses at The Great Bay Fiesta
Approaching its finale, The Great Bay Fiesta has already proven to be the entertainment hub in the Marina Bay area this festive season. Indulge all your senses as entertainment, food, games, and even snow await you at this one-of-a-kind event!
On the 31st of December, there will be an additional show for the Great Cirque des Cascades at 10:00 PM as well as an additional time slot from 9:00 PM –1:00 AM for Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice at the Great Bay Fiesta.
Everything that is going on at the Great Bay Fiesta can be found here.
Ring in New Year Cheer with Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2023
Last but not least, Singapore’s very own Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2023 yearly countdown party is back in full swing on the 31st of December! Catch the star-studded lineup from the likes of Shila Amzah, Yung Raja and Glenn Yong as they rally Singaporeans and visitors alike to greet the new year! The best part is: Admission is free! More information can be found here.
With such a dazzling lineup of activities in store for all, do not forget to account for traffic conditions when making your way to the Marina Bay area this Saturday!