Celebrate the end of a challenging year with these social distancing compliant events.
Time flies. And because of COVID-19, this year feels like it flew by even faster. In less than two weeks, we will be bidding goodbye to 2021 and welcoming the new year.
While we don’t have the opportunity to travel for an overseas New Year Eve experience, there are still plenty of interesting offline and online events that promise a wholesome (and social distancing compliant) time on New Year’s Eve.
For those who are looking to end with a loud bang (but still keeping safe), here are 10 countdown ideas for you to consider.
This year’s countdown event at Marina Bay will take on a different light compared to previous years. As part of the authorities’ efforts to avoid crowding, there will NOT be any fireworks display at Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve.
However, do not let that deter you from heading here this year. Instead of fireworks, Marina Bay has exemplified our nation's identity as the City of Lights through striking light projections and performances.
Returning this year is its Shine a Light display. With over 60 light beams projected in a circular arrangement at The Promontory, this playful lighted performance is a commemoration of the strength and support of our frontline workers, group-up groups as well as charities.
Also, have our communal comradery expressed in a kaleidoscope of luminous colours with its Share the Moment display. Featuring local art pieces that alludes to Singapore's most uplifting moments, Share the Moment projects these radiant pieces on the exteriors of Fullerton hotel, Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion.
When: 1 December 2021 to 31 December 2021
Where: Marina Bay area
Fireworks in the heartlands
While fireworks won’t make an appearance at the Marina Bay, it will be brought to the heartlands.
For now, there is no news on the exact location in the heartlands. But it is highly likely that the fireworks will happen at the same places from last year's fireworks display.
Here is the list of the heartland locations where fireworks were done last year:
- Boon Lay
- Tiong Bahru
- Yew Tee
Let's Celebrate 2022
With the widespread popularity of virtual gatherings, it is apt to conclude the year with an online New Year fiesta. Let's Celebrate 2022 embraces our digital culture, providing you creative ways to express the New Year's jolly with your friends (at the comfort of your home)
Send out New Year greetings with its personalised greeting e-cards or express the jovial of the New Year spirit though its thematic Instagram filters and Lil Wild Instagram story GIFs.
Let's Celebrate 2022 has an exciting line-up of local and international performances to hype up the eventual countdown. Enjoy performances by gifted local vocalists like Yung Raja and RRILEY and international favourites of the likes of Jason Derulo and Ronan Keating.
When: 31 December 2020, 10.30pm onwards
At times, it might feel that we are mere side characters in a bigger narrative. This coming New Year, relish in the role of the main character and have our metropolis landscape be your backdrop. At Singapore Flyer, indulge in a four-course meal and a glass of champagne while surrounded by our city's radiant vista.
Be inspired by our city's boundless glow, and the limitless opportunities present in the upcoming year.
Price: S$500 ++
When: 24, 25, 31 December 2021 and 1 January 2022. 6.30pm and 8.30pm (each session lasts an approximate 90 minutes)
Where: 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
Times Square New Year's Eve
Ever dreamt of experiencing the Times Square Ball drop at the stroke of 12? This year, you will get to go up close and personal with the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. The organisers will be streaming the New Year’s Eve event live on multiple websites from the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
One of the most hyped countdowns to exist in America, Times Square has yet again planned a spectacle of festive performances that celebrates the conclusion of the year with a bang. Look forward to acts by Pitbull, Andra Day, Machine Gun Kelly and the ever-legendary Cyndi Lauper.
When: 1 January 2022, 2am
While there may not be the annual display of fireworks at Marina Bay this year, the city itself has a sublime view of our country's grandeur. Located at the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands, you can expect a panoramic vista of our colossal skyscrapers and our modern verdant, Gardens by the Bay.
Complement the New Year's excitement with a wholesome and gastronomic experience at this rooftop. With a restaurant, sky bar and a sky lounge, CÉ LA VI has an extensive menu that is inspired by contemporary Asian cuisines as well as exotic and experimental cocktails.
When: 31 December 2021
Where: Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
New Year Staycation
Host your own countdown session at the many beautiful staycation options here in Singapore. With Klook's recent introduction of December's promotional offers, enjoy rich savings when you book your New Year's local getaway. This is an especially great offer for those whom have yet to redeem your SingapoRediscover vouchers.
Kickstart your New Year in an ostentatious abode through Klook.
New Year's Eve Countdown Cruise 2022
All of us should pat ourselves on the back for persevering through this tumultuous year. Reward yourself with a serene and intimate dinner at the Royal Albatross's New Year countdown cruise. Promising an exotically romantic ambience that is further accentuated with a free flow of mocktails, toast away to the conclusion of a rough year.
With a six-course thematic menu and a bottle of champagne, this is possibly one of the most quaint and elegant way to transition to 2022. You can make your reservations here.
Price: S$295 ++
When: 31 December 2021
Where: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Loco Countdown Fiesta
Time to get wild and loca with Super Loco's countdown fiesta.
With over four hours of free-flow drinks and a unique New Year's menu, party away your (early) New Years at its seaside cantina. One of the few establishments that offer authentically-inspired contemporary Mexican food, Super Loco's is the perfect festive cocina to get your dose of exotic tacos and tostadas.
This is also an apt opportunity for families to unite, as you and your loved ones engage in soulful introspection by the riverside as you bid farewell to 2021.
When: 31 December 2021, 5pm to 10.30pm
Where: The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13 Singapore, Singapore 238252
New Year’s Eve @ Faber Peak
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro and Dusk Restaurant & Bar are two restaurants that offer an alfresco dining experience atop Faber Peak. You can choose to enjoy an array of seafood selections and wagyu beef while you take in the view from Faber Peak (Dusk Restaurant & Bar) or spend the night with an exclusive family-friendly New Year’s Eve set menu that comes with a dedicated kid-friendly three-course meal.
Price: S$140++ per adult (Dusk Restaurant & Bar) / S$118++ per adult and S$30++ per child (Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro)
When: 31 December 2021, from 6pm onwards
Where: Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
How To Book: Link
Have Fun, But Stay Safe For Singapore
While we celebrate the end of 2021, let’s not forget that our collective fight against COVID-19 is still ongoing. Do remember to adhere to the social distancing measure guidelines and keep your masks on at all times (except when you eat) as you celebrate. Otherwise, our collective effort against COVID-19 for the whole of 2021 will come to naught.
Let’s not forget that while we are out there enjoying ourselves, our dedicated healthcare workers are working tirelessly to keep Singapore safe.
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