Can you believe it’s already the end of another decade? Come celebrate with the biggest bash ever as Marina Bay and the Civic District ushers in the new year with Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020, set to light up the city skyline and bring citizens together with an exciting line-up of events and experiences.
Presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 offers revellers a whole host of experiences for a great night out in the heart of our city. Extending from Marina Bay to the Civic District, the New Year’s Eve celebration will feature spectacular fireworks that can be viewed from around the bay, dazzling light projection displays, multi-sensory musical, riveting international circus acts, music performances, an array of family-friendly outdoor activities and more – there is something for everyone!
Coming to Singapore for the first time is The Great Circus of Europe presented by Uncle Ringo. On New Year’s Eve, the Bayfront Event Space will play host to a thrilling line-up of international circus acts where visitors can get up close to acrobats, gravity-defying motorbikes, contortionists, clowns and more. Visitors can also indulge in carnival games, thrill rides and delicacies at the food street.
Star Island will return to The Float @ Marina Bay for its sophomore edition, whisking visitors off on an intergalactic adventure with a new theme – A Space Odyssey. The show will see Japanese fireworks, pyrotechnics, 3D surround sound and stage performances, all interfused into a single, seamless immersive experience.
Music lovers can look forward to Mediacorp’s Let’s Celebrate 2020 countdown concert at The Promontory that will bring the best of music, dance and fashion together, shining a spotlight on the top talents from Singapore. As we count down to new beginnings, enjoy live performances as our favourite artists reunite at Esplanade Presents: Come Together.
Visitors can also drop by Starlight @ The Lawn, an array of family-friendly and fun activities with bouncy castles, roving and stage performances, food and beverage options and more, presented by the Marina Bay Alliance, while the streets at the Civic District will be closed once again to create a special car-free zone as an extension of the celebrations around the bay. Unwind @ Civic District will feature a variety of activities for visitors at the Empress Lawn and along Connaught Drive, allowing them to enjoy the night with their friends and loved ones while indulging in a wide variety of food and drinks.
In partnership with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and Giving.sg, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 will bring back the Build a Dream light projection shows featuring artworks by individuals from selected social service organisations, including SHINE Children and Youth Services, Beyond Social Services, Dyslexia Association of Singapore and Yishun Community Hospital. The illustrations, representing their hopes and dreams for Singapore, will transform the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and the Merlion with nightly light projections in the last week of December. The public can also do their part to support the social service organisations and their beneficiaries by donating or signing up as a volunteer via Giving.sg from 4 November to 31 January 2020.
Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Chief Executive Officer of the URA said: “More than just a celebration of the New Year, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown this year also marks an exciting fresh beginning as we welcome a new decade. We hope the line-up of activities put together with the support of our partners and stakeholders will draw visitors, young and old, locals and tourists, to all come together and enjoy the New Year’s Eve at Marina Bay. As we welcome the New Year, we hope that the public will also help to play a part to support the social service organisations and their beneficiaries through the Build a Dream initiative.”
From this week, public can start to head over to Marina Bay to join in the year-end festivities as part of Celebrate in the City, an exciting line-up of events and experiences put together by the Marina Bay stakeholders and the community. Explore the wide variety of family-friendly programmes around the bay including the popular Poinsettia Wishes Floral Display, Christmas Wonderland and #futuretogether at Gardens by the Bay, Christmas at ArtScience Museum, free live performances at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, as well as the display of 200 specially-designed physical and digital Christmas trees within the Marina Bay precinct in celebration of our community heroes as part of ChariTrees 2019.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020 takes place on 31st December 2019 around Marina Bay. For more information, visit their website here