Whether you’re looking for the best restaurant views to watch fireworks or a list of spectacular free viewing spots in Singapore, this is your list!
2020/2021 NYE Update: Sadly (but unsurprisingly) there will be no fireworks display at Marina Bay Sands to celebrate the end of 2020. Fireworks will still be set off at different locations in the heartlands, similar to previous years. There will be plenty to see throughout the month of December though, with two light shows in the Marina Bay area – one projected onto The Fullerton Hotel, ArtScience Museum and the Merlion, and one lighting up the Marina Bay skyline. There will also be a NYE music programme broadcast on Channel 5 featuring scenes of heartlands fireworks and the Marina Bay light-up, for those ringing in the new year at home. We’ll update with more information once heartlands locations have been announced.
Here’s all the best places to watch fireworks in Singapore, from free spots around Marina Bay to all the best restaurants and bars where you can dine with a fantastic view of the firework display. Let’s get this party started!
Lead image via Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
Waterfront promenade at Bay East Garden, Gardens By The Bay
The waterfront promenade at Bay East Garden, connects East Coast Park to the Barrage, and lucky for us, has plenty of spots on its 2km stretch from which to view the NYE fireworks over Marina Bay. The garden is open 24 hours and there are no admission charges, so go early, bring some nibbles and sit back to enjoy the spectacle!
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Access via: Bayfront MRT Station and follow the underground linkway. Expect crowds in the MRT (grab a rentable cycle to avoid the masses). Car Parking at Gardens By the bay
Esplanade and its wide avenues is one of best places to see spectacular NYE fireworks with the stunning backdrop of Singapore’s skyline.
Where: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Access via: MRT City Hall and Esplanade
Grab a spot at Marina Barrage, where you can see the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.
Where: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Access via: Marina Bay MRT Station, then SBS bus number 400 from Marina Bay Financial Centre. Car Parking at Gardens By the bay
Marina Bay Sands Promontory, Merlion Park
Where:Located at at One Fullerton, near the Central Business District
Access via: MRT from Raffles Place Park at One Fullerton
This is where all the major action is – the downside being everyone knows it and it will be sardine style crowded! Go early to get the best seats at One Fullerton, Jubilee Bridge around Merlion Park.
The Lawn @ Marina Bay
This patch of grass in the heart of the central business district makes a laid-back spot for firework watching – you won’t see the lower level fireworks displays from here but you can catch the parade on giant LED screens. Check out the 2020 countdown festivities happening at The Lawn here!
Where: 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
Access via: Downtown MRT Station
Image (from Esplanade) by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
View: Arguably the closest view you’ll get outside of the floating platform and an escape from the crowds while you enjoy in one of the Flyer’s capsules!
30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803
Image courtesy of Fullerton Bay Hotel
View: Located East of the floating platform, you’ll get a direct unobstructed view from The Ritz once the fireworks display commences!
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Image courtesy of Marina Mandarin
View: Check out the fireworks from the al fresco area overlooking the Marina at Keppel Bay for a different angle to see in 2018!
2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382, (+65) 6776 0777, Book here
Arbora Hilltop Dining, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining at Faber Peak
View: From the top of Mount Faber
Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203