What’s on this NYE weekend: 30 – 31 December 2017

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Ring in the New Year at these exhilarating events
All hail the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, the mother of all New Year’s Eve celebrations! With a prime location by the waterfront and a stunning view of Singapore’s skyline, it’s not hard to see why this iconic event is a top choice for revellers to usher in the New Year. This year, you can look forward to sampling fancy bites at an Artisanal marketplace, gaze at dazzling projection displays on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel, and pen your wishes for 2018.

31 December 2017, from 5pm, Marina Bay. Visit the official website for more details.

End the year with a bang at Our Tampines Hub’s retro-themed countdown bash! Watch a free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, have a blast jumping on bouncy castles, indulge in henna and face painting, enjoy free access to various facilities and more. There’ll also be special celebrity appearances, a chance to win Our Tampines Hub vouchers worth up to $5,000, and surprise birthday treats for those born on 31 December.

31 December 2017, from 7pm, Festive Plaza/Town Square, Our Tampines Hub. Click here for more information.

Have a musical time at the Esplanade’s New Year’s Eve Countdown party! Join local singers Gayle Nerva and Gareth Fernandez with The Momma Shop, and Nick Zavior and His All Stars as they belt out pop and R&B originals all night.

31 December 2017, 7pm – 1am, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre. Visit the Esplanade website for more details.

Don’t want to jostle with the crowds but still want to soak in the festive atmosphere? Head to the Car-Free Countdown at the Civic District for a buzzy, yet relaxed time. Chill out with film screenings, flea markets and a fitness dance party organised by the Health Promotion Board. Art lovers, the National Gallery will be extending opening hours till 2am, while the Asian Civilisations Museum will stay open till midnight.

31 December 2017, 4pm – 1am, Civic District. Check the Car-Free SG Facebook page for updates.

Party at the Siloso Beach Party
Ain’t no party like a beach party, and you’re in for one massive celebration at the Siloso Beach Party come 31 December. With local and international DJs keeping the music going until dawn, you can be sure of an awesome time.

31 December 2017, 6pm – 6am, Siloso Beach, Sentosa. Find out more here.

Have a family day out at the Istana
Gather the whole family for a day out at the Families For Life Picnic at the Istana. Bond, share and laugh over food, conversations and fun activities like bouncy castles, inflatable games and a DIY Terrarium. Capture those beautiful moments at the photo booth – you’ll get to bring home a printed photo as a memento.

30 December 2017, 2.30pm – 6.30pm, The Istana. Register here.

Get up close to prehistoric artefacts
Featuring priceless artefacts from the Natural History Museum in London, the ‘Treasures of the Natural World’ exhibition at ArtScience Museum is not to be missed! Get up close to over 200 objects including animals, insects, minerals and books, which are on display for the first time in Southeast Asia. Little explorers can embark on a treasure hunt to learn about the natural world.

From now until 29 April 2018, 10am – 7pm, ArtScience Museum. Click here for more information.

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