River Hongbao is one of the most highly anticipated Chinese New Year events in Singapore.  Its 38th edition will return to Gardens by the Bay in 2024. Come soak in the festive vibes and admire the magical charm of giant lantern sets depicting local culture and our way-of-life.

Don’t forget to check out the other fringe activities happening at the same time, including the electrifying stage performances, a cultural exhibition, a tantalising food street and online festivities.

This event is jointly organised by the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (新加坡宗乡会馆联合总会), Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (新加坡中华总商会), SPH Media’s Chinese Media Group 新报业媒体华文媒体集团, the Singapore Tourism Board (新加坡旅游局), and the People’s Association (人民协会).

Opening Hours 开放时间

Date 日期 Opening 开放时间 Closing 结束时间
8 Feb 2024
6.30 pm
10.30 pm
9 Feb 2024
6.30 pm
12.15 am
10–17 Feb 2024
2.30 pm
10.30 pm

FAQ 问答集

River Hongbao is one of the most highly anticipated Chinese New Year events in Singapore where Singaporeans come to soak in the festive vibes and celebrate the Chinese New Year. 

Apart from the giant lanterns main attraction, fringe activities include, main stage performances, a cultural exhibition, a tantalizing food street and other online festivities.

River Hongbao 2024 will be held from 8 to 17 February 2024.

Yes, admission to the event is free.

Admission is free, no tickets are required for admission.

There are seats available for members of public to watch the performances comfortably. Seats are allocated on a first-come-first served basis.

The Food Street, located at The Meadow, will be serving snacks and drinks throughout the evening. Various dining options are also available at Gardens by the Bay – https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/dine-and-shop.html.

Visitors are advised to plan ahead in anticipation for large crowds and long queues.

 For visitors to the Gardens who wish to view Garden Rhapsody from our other vantage points, please consider watching from World of Plants albeit with restricted views.

Yes, the River Hongbao grounds are largely barrier-free and wheelchair accessible.

Visitors on wheelchairs or with strollers should use Exits 1A, 2 and 3, where there are lifts or ramps.

You may approach any staff within the event grounds for assistance.

  • Due to prevailing government capacity controls and to better facilitate crowd control, the event grounds at the Supertree Grove and The Meadow will be gated.
  • Admission is free, however, do note that all bags are subject to security checks
  • Bicycles, skate scooters and other PMDs
  • Pets except guide dogs
  • Remote controlled devices including drones
  • Sharp objects such as pocket knife and scissors
  • Pyrotechnic devices such as flares or fireworks
  • All items listed under SPF prohibited items

As there are many excitable elements at the event, pets are not allowed at River Hongbao for safety considerations.

No, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and personal mobility devices (PMDs) are not allowed into the event grounds.

There are mobile toilets, information and first-aid counters available within the River Hongbao event grounds.

  • River Hongbao is a rain or shine event. As this is an outdoor event with limited shelter available, visitors are encouraged to bring umbrellas and ponchos in case it rains.
  • Outdoor activities may be postponed and/or cancelled due to weather conditions.
  • Amusement / Carnival cards and credits are not exchangeable or refundable.

Parking spaces are limited during the festive season. Visitors are advised to commute through public transport. Parking options are available at the The Meadow (nearest), Bayfront Plaza, Main Entrance and Satay by the Bay.

There are 3 entrances to the River Hongbao event:

  • If you are coming by: Bayfront MRT station – The nearest entrance is Meadow Bridge (Checkpoint 2)
  • If you are coming by Meadow carpark / Meadow drop-off – The nearest entrance is Meadow Carpark (Checkpoint 3)
  • If you are coming by Basement carpark / Main entrance drop-off/ Satay by the Bay carpark / Gardens by the Bay MRT Station – The nearest entrance is Floral Clock (Checkpoint 1)

  • You may walk past Shake Shack & Floral Clock towards Supertree Grove.
  • You may get onto Dragonfly Bridge along Scented Walk and walk through Heritage Gardens to arrive at the Conservatories.
  • Visitors coming from Meadows or Bayfront Plaza carparks, can make your way through:
    • Supertree Grove where River Hongbao is currently located
  • Do note that visitors walking through Supertree Grove to access other parts of the Gardens will be required to undergo bag checks.