20 - 28 Jan‘23

River Hongbao 2023 (FREE!): Giant Lantern Displays, Carnival Rides & Live Performances

River Hongbao 2023
Post Category - Arts + CultureArts + Culture

River Hongbao Dates: 20 January 2023- 28 January 2023

River Hongbao is Singapore’s largest annual Chinese New Year event at Gardens by the Bay.

River Hongbao 2023
River Hongbao 2023 (Image credit: @stanley_chee)

Expect lots of fun carnival rides (double-storey carousel and bumper cars!), 18 stunning lantern displays (including a 30-metre floating lantern display), and getai performances.

River Hongbao 2023
River Hongbao 2023 (Image credit: @stanley_chee)

 Giant Lantern Displays at River Hongbao

There will be 18 giant lantern displays scattered throughout the garden this year at River Hongbao.

River Honbao
River Hongbao 2023 (Image credit: @stanley_chee)

Look out for iconic Chinese deities such as the God of Fortune and the 12 zodiac animals.

Riverhongbao 2023
River Hongbao 2023 (Image credit: @stanley_chee)

Keep your eyes peeled for the floating “Dance of Spring” lantern set. Nestled within the ‘Dragonfly Lake’ at Gardens by the Bay, this floating lantern is nearly 30 metres long and promises to be truly a sight to behold.

Read More: Chinese New Year Events in Singapore

River Hongbao
River Hongbao 2023 (Image credit: @stanley_chee)

River Hongbao Carnival

As with previous River Hongbao festivals, this year will have lots of fun amusement rides for the family.

River Hongbao gardens by the bay 2023
Image credit: River Hongbao website

This includes a double-storey carousel, a giant inflatable playground, and bumper car rides!

Live Performances & Getai

Look out for nightly cultural performances by Chinese dance troupes and musical performances by Getai singers and Mediacorp artistes. The 20th January sees the Opening Ceremony at River Hongbao 2023 (8pm-10pm). For the full line up of performances click here.

Where to eat around River Hongbao

The Food Street returns to River Hongbao this year, serving snacks and drinks throughout the evening. Various dining options are also available near and within Gardens by the Bay.

River Hongbao
Image credit: River Hongbao website

Are there River Hongbao Tickets?

Visitors to River Hongbao 2023 don’t need any tickets this year – it is free to enter!

River Hongbao gardens by the bay free
Image credit: River Hongbao website

Getting to River Hongbao

Visitors are advised to commute by public transport – the nearest MRT station would be Bayfront MRT.

Parking options are available at The Meadow (nearest car park), Bayfront Plaza, Main Entrance and Satay by the Bay.

River Hongbao Opening Hours:

20 January 2023 –  6:30pm – 10:30pm
21 January 2023 –  6:30pm – 12:15am
22-28 January 2023 –  2:30pm – 10:30pm

Read our Guide to Gardens by the Bay here

Disclaimer: This is an external event not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.


lead image credit: @stanley_chee (River Hongbao 2022)


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Event Location

Gardens by the Bay