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Kid-friendly 2023 Deepavali Events & Activities in Singapore

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Check out the Deepavali Festival of Lights at Little India plus there are a ton of other 2023 Deepavali events in Singapore to experience with the family!

One of the biggest festivals in the Hindu calendar, Deepavali (or Diwali) is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. Want to experience this colourful festival for yourself? Check out our list of Deepavali events in Singapore to get into the spirit – there’s plenty happening in the Little India district and around town.

         Read more: Kid-friendly Guide to Celebrating Deepavali

Disclaimer: These Deepavali events in Singapore are external events not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations.

↓ Read on for some great 2023 Deepavali events in Singapore to celebrate the Festival of Light!

2023 Deepavali events

1. Little India 2023 Deepavali Light-Up

Deepavali Events & Activities Singapore - Little India 2022 Deepavali Light-Up
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The Deepavali street light up, is an annual must-see​ in Singapore over Deepavali. Little India is always super colourful but over Deepavali the lights are something else plus look out for the colourful peacocks guarding Serangoon Road. The Deepavali lights will switch on daily from 7pm till midnight. If you are looking to buy Indian ethnic wear, jewellery, decorations and traditional snacks visit the Deepavali festival bazaar along Campbell Lane and Hastings Road.

When: now until 13 November 2023, 7pm – midnight daily
Where: Serangoon Road and Race Course Road
How much: Free!

2. Deepavali Food Bazaar

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One of the most exciting parts of Deepavali is the food! Spend the evening at the annual indulgent Deepavali Food Bazaar, where you’ll get to savour a symphony of flavours from the Indian culture and join in the cultural celebrations. From traditional Indian snacks like Murukku, Ribbon Pakoda and Kara Boondi to a hearty briyani meal, there’s plenty to satisfy your Indian food cravings as you immerse in the Deepavali celebrations.

When: 25 September – 11 November 2023, 2pm – 10pm
Where: Poli@Clive Street

3. Deepavali Big Bus Tour

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Looking for a relaxing way to soak in the Deepavali street lights this year? Book your seats on a spectacular Big Bus Tour that will take you through the lively streets of Little India. Marvel at the beautifully adorned streetlights to celebrate this joyous occasion! Plus, get a $5 voucher from the restaurant for a satisfying meal.

When: 20 & 27 October 2023, 3 & 10 November 2023, 7pm – 8pm and 8pm – 9pm
Where: Pick-up point at Orchard Hotel; Drop-off point at Race Course Road
How much: $8 per person. Click here to book your seat.

4. Deepavali Event: Cultural Street Show

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Be captivated by traditional song and dance performances that celebrate the Indian culture and heritage. Don’t miss these show-stopping performances that will bring Little India to life for this Deepavali season.

When: 27 October 2023, 6:30pm – 8pm
Where: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924 (Outside Indian Heritage Centre)
How much: Free!

5. LiSHA’s Live Cooking Demo

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Do you enjoy cooking? If so, you won’t want to miss this live cooking demo, where you’ll get to learn from celebrity chef Chef Arifin and discover the meticulous preparation of popular Indian dishes. Dive into the intricacies of cooking Indian food from ingredient selection, food preparation techniques and the art of balancing flavours to create a mouthwatering Indian dish.

When: 4 November 2023, 4pm – 5pm
Where: BACOS The Dine, 2 Serangoon Rd, #01-12/13 Tekka Place, Singapore 218227
How much: Free!

6. Deepavali Festival Village

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The highly anticipated Deepavali event Festival Village is back this year with a beautiful kaleidoscope of scrumptious snacks, intricate crafts, traditional clothing and decorations to celebrate this joyous occasion. Enjoy a captivating line-up of cultural performances that display the beauty of the Indian heritage. Gather your friends and family for an evening of exciting Deepavali festivities!

When: 30 September – 9 November 2023, 10am – 10pm; 10 – 11 November 2023, 10am – 1am
Where: Campbell Lane, Singapore 209922
How much: Free!

7. Indian Heritage Centre: Deepavali Open House

Deepavali Events Singapore – Indian Heritage Centre Open House
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If you haven’t been to the Indian Heritage Centre, now’s your chance! With an exciting line-up of programmes, craft activities, festive decorations and more, the Indian Heritage Centre is the place to be this Deepavali. Uncover rich traditions and get hands-on with activities for the whole family. Plus, there are also free limited edition Deepavali money packets and a colourful Insta-worthy photo booth to capture fun cultural memories and experiences with the kids.

When: 14 October – 12 November 2023
Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
How much: Free on all weekends during this period. Click here to register for ticketed workshops and programmes.

8. Deepavali Treasure Hunt

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Looking for a fun way to learn all about Deepavali? Sign up for a fun team-bonding activity where you’ll get to trek through the happening streets of Little India to decode clues and explore the cultural gems of Little India’s heritage. Discover new facts about Indian culture and get competitive to win exciting prizes! Do note that this event is only for kids 12 years old and above. 

When: 28 October 2023, 10am – 12pm
Where: Campbell Lane
How much: Free! Click here to register.

9. Rangoli & Rhythm Deepavali Celebration

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Head over to Singapore Sports Hub for a multi-sensory Deepavali celebration. Add your creative touch to finish the community rangoli and bring the intricate patterns to life. Watch an exhilarating Bollywood dance-off, where the winning team will walk away with $600 Kallang Wave Mall vouchers. Put on an elegant saree for a photo op or join the Diya (lamp) painting session that you can take home to remember this Deepavali celebration. Don’t miss the exciting line-up of captivating performances, plus the Snake Charmer who will mesmerise you with his performance. Satisfy your Indian food craving and choose from a variety of traditional Indian snacks like Pani Pani and Murukki. After sunset, hop on the open-top double decker bus ($8 per person) to take in the festive lights at Little India.

When: 10 & 11 November 2023
Where: OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub, 5 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397631
How much: Free entry with ticketed programmes. Click here for all the deets!

We are still updating this roundup of Deepavali events – do check back later.

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