Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

Chingay Parade Singapore, 2024

23 February - 24 February

S$20 – S$60

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There is no event that encapsulates the multi-cultural nature of Singapore than the Chingay Parade, held each year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Literally meaning costume or masquerade in Hokkien, the parade will see dragon dances and stilt walkers as well as a dazzling display of floats.

Originally, the parade was conceived as a way of compensating the Chinese community for the ban on the use of firecrackers across the city. The parade  drives out the evil spirits as is traditional in Chinese New Year celebrations.

However, now the Chingay Parade has become the largest street performance and parade in Asia. Its route stretches from the F1 Pit Building, then goes around the rear of the Singapore Flyer and towards the NS Square, which is the floating platform in Marina Bay.

2024 marks the 52nd Chingay Festival. Details of what is happening can be found here.

Chingay 2024

The theme for Chingay 2024 will be Blossom.

The colourful Chingay Parade will reflect the multi-ethnic community, and be performed in front of a street-style container art backdrop co-created by Singapore youth. The Chingay floats will include 17 community co-created mini floats. There will also be light displays, cultural performances and, of course, a firework display.

If you need further inspiration for travelling to Singapore, read Marissa Carruthers’ City Break: Singapore.

Where is the Chingay Parade?

From F1 Pit Building to NS Square, Singapore.

When is the Chingay Parade 2024?

23 and 24 February, 20234 8pm.

Chingay Parade 2024 Tickets

Tickets can be bought and further information found here. Tickets range from $20 to $60 (excluding booking fee).

Further information

Can be found here.

For Further Singapore Tourism Information

Click here.


23 February
24 February
S$20 – S$60


F1 Pit Building
1 Republic Boulevard038975Singapore+ Google Map

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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