Usher in the New Year at Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2016! Celebrate with a hopeful heart about the endless possibilities that 2016 may bring at Marina Bay’s 11th Singapore Countdown. Singaporeans and visitors can look forward to an array of exciting activities at the largest Countdown celebration in Singapore, jointly organised by Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). Revellers can enjoy an eight-minute spectacular firework display, festive lighting of buildings around the bay and a special light projection show on the façade of The Fullerton Hotel.
For the first time, the eight-minute firework display will span the entire Marina Bay. Members of the public can enjoy an even better view of the new formation from more locations around the bay, particularly with the opening of the Jubilee Bridge this year. Designed to embody Singapore’s dauntless spirit to scale new heights, the firework display is also accompanied by a rousing original score composed by young music director Julian Wong.
As part of the festivities, a synchronised themed lighting will be featured for various buildings around the bay on New Year’s Eve. Here are some of the activities that you can look forward to:
1. An Explosion Of Colour
The façade of the Fullerton Hotel comes alive with light and colour with a digital art showcase that looks ahead into a vibrant, dynamic new year. This show combines vivid imagery and intricate textures to highlight the architectural features of this national landmark and evoke a sense of beauty and grandeur. On New Year’s Eve, the public can look forward to the final showcase beginning at 11.55pm that culminates in a countdown sequence to midnight, followed immediately by the firework display.
Dates & Time: 26 to 30 December 2015, 8.15pm, 9.15pm, 10.15pm and 11.15pm nightly | 31 December 2015, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm | Location: Fullerton Hotel Singapore | Entry: Free
2. Celebrate December
Esplanade’s Celebrate December invites you to share in the festive cheer! Celebrate the festive season at Esplanade with your family, friends and loved ones, and indulge in free music performances, craft workshops and other fun activities—kids can enjoy special craft workshops and interactive storytelling sessions!—as well as enjoy attractive promotions at Esplanade Mall.
Dates & Time: 18 to 31 December 2015, various timings | Location: Esplanade Concourse, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and other locations around Esplanade | Entry: Free
3. Marina Waterfront Bazaar
Set amidst the celebratory atmosphere and the most spectacular fireworks display in Singapore, the Marina Waterfront Bazaar promises a unique and fulfilling shopping experience for everyone. An indulgent array of artisan handicrafts, collectibles, fashion apparel and accessories, party novelties and lighted gadgets is on offer, with light refreshments also available at affordable prices. Find out more at
Dates & Time: 31 December 2015, 3pm – 3am | Location: Marina Bay waterfront promenade | Entry: Free
4. Wishes for the Future
Since mid-November, members of the public have been penning their hopes and wishes on wishing spheres at 21 wishing stations around the island. They can continue to do so at the Esplanade Courtyard and Esplanade Concourse until 20 December, after which the final batches of wishing spheres will be installed in Marina Bay and lit from 26 to 31 December. This visual installation in the bay will represent the collective wishes of residents and visitors for Singapore’s future. Netizens and Singaporeans overseas can also make virtual wishes at www.marinabaycountdown.sg.
5. MediaCorp Presents: Celebrate 2016
To mark the end of SG50 and the beginning of a new era, MediaCorp is proud to present the biggest countdown event of the year, Celebrate 2016. Featuring a star-studded ensemble of local artistes as well as international superstar Adam Lambert, Celebrate 2016 will be a night of exhilarating performances, packed with excitement and great entertainment.
Date & Time: 31 December 2015, 8pm – 3am | Location: The Float @ Marina Bay | Entry: $168, $88, $38
6. Snap & Win
The annual Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Photo Competition is back with the theme “A Brighter Future”. Participants can submit photos capturing the various highlights of the countdown celebration that depict this theme and stand a chance to win attractive prizes sponsored by Tigerair! Winning entries will be showcased in a digital exhibition on Suntec Singapore’s The Big Picture and The Nicoll Corner Screen in 2016.
7. Online Contests
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