Marina Bay Sands is poised to usher in the Year of the Dragon with an evening of spectacular celebrations on 6 February 2024 at 7pm for The Dragon Awakens: 2024 Light Up. The visually stunning event will showcase dragon and lion dance performances, koi dancers, a modern Chinese art display by Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, a performance by Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono and a powerful display of 1,500 synchronised drones along the Marina Bay waterfront promenade, the largest drone show in Singapore to date.
Held at the heart of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands’ Grand Colonnade, the annual Lunar New Year light up event will unveil two majestic 40-metre-long dragons in front of the grand 15-metre- tall Dragon’s Gate, a symbolic display that will welcome visitors to step into an auspicious year. Enhanced by artistic elements including 88 koi fish decorations, an iridescent dragon’s pearl, and 28 blooming lotus lanterns, the Lunar New Year decorations embody a contemporary interpretation of the Chinese mythology ‘The Legend of the Dragon Gate’. The dragon installations, adorned in captivating shades of aquamarine, teal and purple narrate an inspiring tale of perseverance leading to prosperity, as the koi undergoes a transformation into a magnificent dragon, ascending the Dragon’s Gate.
Following the enchanting light up event indoors, visitors will be invited to the Event Plaza for the Lunar New Year drone light show at the Marina Bay waterfront, which also marks the start of a noteworthy collaboration between the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Marina Bay Sands and UOB to introduce world-class programming in the precinct.
Set to be Singapore’s largest drone show, the 1,500-drone display will feature themes of prosperity and family reunion. Beginning with a dragon’s pearl and seamlessly incorporating the national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, the show tells the mythical tale of a koi’s transformation into the Dragon King soaring triumphantly against Singapore’s iconic city skyline. The complimentary show will take place at 8pm on 6, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 February. Following the drone spectacle, Spectra – A Light & Water Show will begin at 8.30pm and 9.30pm on the selected dates.
The integrated resort’s ornate decorations extend to Grand Colonnade South, featuring a prominent 22-metre-long dragon as its centrepiece. Visitors are invited to explore their 2024 Chinese zodiac Feng Shui predictions showcased on intricately designed panels reminiscent of the dragon’s gate. Meanwhile, over 100 kumquat trees and floral arrangements will be adorned across the property to enhance the festive atmosphere. The iconic three towers of Marina Bay
Sands and ArtScience Museum’s facade will serve as canvases for Lunar New Year-themed projections and animations, delighting spectators from 9 to 24 February.
Revel in panoramic views of Singapore’s largest scale drone show
Come 10 February, the iconic SkyPark Observation Deck will host Dragon in the Sky, offering a remarkable vantage point for The Legend of the Dragon Gate – Drone Show by the Bay from a height of 56 storeys. Guests are invited to usher in the year of soaring fortune with front row seats of the awe-inspiring drone display on 10, 11, 16 and 17 February at 8pm. Tickets are priced at S$58 for general admission and S$48 for Sands LifeStyle members as well as UOB cardholders. Terms and conditions apply. For more details and online ticket purchase, please visit www.marinabaysands.com/attractions/offers/dragon-in-the-sky.html.
Set off spectacular fireworks at Digital Light Canvas by teamLab
This Lunar New Year, Digital Light Canvas by teamLab located within The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands will be illuminated with a digital fireworks display. From 6 to 24 February, Digital Light Canvas will feature a Lunar New Year special exhibit, where the massive crystal light installation overhead will be lit aglow with a fireworks display.
Digital Light Canvas ticketholders will be invited to interact with the art installation within the space by using their smartphones to scan designated QR codes and selecting firework displays of their preference, which will be translated into large, three-dimensional fireworks that will light up the 14-metre-tall light sculpture. The spectacular art installation will be dynamic and evolving as guests interact and play with the installation, presenting a delightful and creative activity suitable for guests of all ages.
|Prices for Online Tickets (tickets are inclusive of booking fees and GST)
|Date and Timings
|Daily, 11am – 9pm
|General Entry: S$12 per person Entry with Badge: S$15 per person Entry with Tote Bag: S$30 per person
Entry with T-shirt (Child): S$30 per person Entry with T-shirt (Adult): S$35 per person
Lavish feasts and thoughtful creations for the season
This February, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands showcases bountiful delights at a range of restaurants and brands.
Feast to a prosperous Lunar New Year with PUTIEN’s sumptuous Pot of Goodies, filled with an abundance of delicacies such as Putian duotou clams, abalone, sea cucumber, scallop, prawns, roast pork, fatt choy and more. Paired with the finest ingredients such as premium abalone and specially created sweet and sour Yu Sheng sauce, PUTIEN’s Prosperity Yu Sheng (from S$39.80++) is the perfect addition to family reunions. Guests will receive a complimentary Mazu Mee Sua Gift Box for takeaway orders of Pot of Goodies.
Bask in the festivities at JUMBO Signatures with the ABUNDANCE tasting menu (S$188++), available from now till 8 February, consisting of six courses including the signature chili crab meat sauce topped with caviar. Reunite with loved ones while indulging in the BOUNTIFUL tasting menu (S$208++), which showcases the Traditional Teochew Lou Hei to toss to good wealth from 9 to 25 February.
Unwind at Dallas Café & Bar while sipping on the Lucky Dragon cocktail (S$16++). Available from 9 to 29 February, the exquisite mix of gin, grenadine, fresh orange and lemon will be served in a chilled Martini glass and garnished with a bright red cherry and orange peel.
Savour rich and authentic flavours of Punjab Grill’s Special Lunar New Year Menu (S$110++), featuring the restaurant’s Charcoal Grill Lamb Chop and aromatic Patiala Murgh, available on 10 and 11 February. Rejoice with loved ones while enjoying the signature Chaat Yu Sheng, which will be served from 1 to 11 February.
Over at CÉ LA VI, experience abundance with Yusheng, highlighting a blend of house-smoked salmon, white daikon and mango, adorned with a special sour plum and lemongrass dressing and drizzled in liquid nitro pomelo.
Meanwhile, Sen of Japan‘s Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng (from S$68++) offers a vibrant assortment of auspicious ingredients, with an option of caviar, harmoniously tossed together for a year of abundance and good fortune.
This Year of the Dragon, indulge in TWG Tea’s Grand Dragon Tea (S$50), an exuberant hand- blended green tea accented by notes of fragrant mandarin orange,
or Venchi’s delightful assortment of gourmet Italian chocolate from its limited-edition gift collection featuring a beautifully crafted dragon, colorful motifs and floral patterns to embody flourishing new beginnings as well as Ralph’s Coffee’s New York Cookie Box make the perfect medley of sweet and savoury.
Savour a selection of festive treats from Da Paolo Gastronomia, including the home-baked Bakkwa Pineapple Dragon Bread, Mandarin Tiramisu, and Almond Crisps,
and Ralph’s Coffee’s limited edition New York Cookie Box (S$42) with its exclusive Orange Hazelnut Cookie Sandwich whilst catching up with loved ones this season.
Cherish unforgettable moments with family
Visitors are invited to embark on a magical journey through a century of Disney’s animated wonders at Immersive Disney Animation at Sands Theatre until 25 February. Here, they can dive into the enchanting world of Disney, explore the artistry of animators and the evolution of iconic scenes, characters and songs. They are also encouraged to partake in a thrilling 360- degree experience in the Show Gallery, featuring scenes from The Little Mermaid and Frozen II. Secure your tickets starting at S$33 (excluding booking fee) for a magical Lunar New Year celebration at immersive-disney-animation.
Exciting Sands LifeStyle rewards
The season’s Spring celebration blooms with a slew of rewards and perks for Sands LifeStyle members from now till 19 February. Members can redeem vouchers worth S$250 for shopping and S$130 for dining with a minimum spend of S$18,0001, while those with an accumulated spend of S$5,800 can redeem $180 bonus Resort Dollars2. Earn up to 20 per cent Resort Dollars and redeem instantly at over 250 participating international and luxury brands. Visit www.marinabaysands.com/campaign/lunar-new-year/shopping.html for the full list of participating brands, members’ exclusives, and more information.