Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year

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Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year is celebrated fervently in Singapore, especially by Chinese people. It is also known as the Chinese new year.

It is the beginning of the New Year based on a lunar or lunisolar calendar and is celebrated in a vibrant manner, especially across Asia.

Universal Studios Singapore observes this occasion by planning many events at Resorts World Sentosa.

This article will focus on the celebrations at Universal Studios Singapore. The other celebrations at Resorts World Sentosa are also mentioned briefly.

Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year celebrations shed light on the traditions, culture and more information about the people.

The celebrations, coupled with all that the amusement park has to offer, make for a fun and enjoyable time at Universal Studios Singapore.

Find out about the various festivities for this event here. The lunar new year is celebrated for about two weeks but the festivities at the park go on for longer.


The Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year celebrations go on from 27 January to 25 February this year.

The Lunar New Year falls on 10 February this year. The park organizes various activities to enjoy and celebrate the new year.

This year, the New Year is termed “The Year of the Wood Dragon”. The dragon is one of the 12 zodiac animals in the Chinese calendar. It is the fifth sequentially.

The years rotate among the zodiacs and come again every 12 years. For instance, the next lunar year would be “The Year of the Snake”.

Along with various events and shows, the popular movie characters are also dressed in Lunar New Year attire.

Universal Studios Singapore is open on Chinese New Year, and the event celebrating it builds anticipation before the date and continues celebrations afterward.

Universal Studios Singapore, of course, comes under Resorts World Sentosa. 

The Lunar New Year celebrations in the entire resort begin on 26 January and last until 25 February this year.

Various feasts, activities and celebrations take place in the establishments under the Resorts World Sentosa banner. 

With all the park activities on offer and the festive event, Universal Studios Singapore is a good option for celebrating the lunar new year.

Po’s Dojo: The Dragon of Dreams

Po’s Dojo The Dragon of Dreams
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This is a live show that is part of the Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year celebrations.

Po, Tigress and Elder Lao Lao of the Kung Fu Panda franchise put on this show. They try to find the next Dragon Warrior and save the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Follow along in this quest of this entertaining live show that whole families can enjoy.

Dragon of Destiny

The Dragonborn and other characters perform a hyped dance in this show. This is a great show to get your energy levels up.

The performance radiates and fills the audience with cheer. This show features action and entertainment in high volume.

Welcome the New Year on a positive note with this charming show.

DreamWorks Lunar Light-Up

DreamWorks Lunar Light-Up
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This activity presents you with an opportunity to click some awesome holiday photos and keep the holiday enthusiasm going.

Enter an illuminated area with great spots for selfies among a setting lit up with lanterns and other festive decor.

With vibrant colors, a cheerful aura and just the type of lighting you need for some incredible clicks, this is the place for social media-savvy people.

If not for photos, you can just walk around and admire the designs.

The area is lit up based on eminent films such as How To Train Your Dragon and the upcoming Kung Fu Panda 4, to be released on 7 March.

Meet and Greets

For some more amazing photos and exciting experiences, make sure to attend the meet-and-greets with the familiar characters from your favorite films.

The characters are just as seen in the movies and they also wear dragon-themed outfits and other Lunar New Year-based attire.

You can meet the famous Minions characters, get photos, and have an amusing chat with them.

Meet Po and Tigress from the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

Come across Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, Kitty Soft Paws and of course, Shrek from the franchise of the same name.

Madagascar characters Alex, King Julien, and Gloria are also available to greet.

The kid-friendly characters from Sesame Street Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar and Abby, make for a memorable session as adults get nostalgic as well.

Finally, get a chance to meet Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and a Mandarin-speaking Megatron from the popular Transformers movies.

Auspicious Cherry Blossom Street

Auspicious Cherry Blossom Street
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The most beautiful experience of them all was the auspicious Cherry Blossom Street. The  Hollywood Boulevard is lined up with cherry blossoms for Lunar New Year celebrations.

It transforms into a truly mesmerizing place, and visitors love to wander this area.

You probably don’t need an invitation to take out your camera and get to work; it’s cherry blossoms, after all.

But aside from some truly special holiday photo snaps, take some time to stroll here for some peace of mind and a feeling of warmth.

This street truly gets the holiday spirit going no matter how enthused you may be coming in.

Other events in the Resort

As mentioned previously, apart from the Universal Studios Singapore Chinese New Year celebrations, Resorts World Sentosa holds many more festivities.

These take place in the various other establishments that are part of the resort. 

Auspicious Abound

Auspicious Abound
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Quite a lot is happening at Auspicious Abound when you reach there and take a look. Guests can check their zodiac outlook for the year here.

Those who believe in zodiacs and want to prepare for what comes ahead in the road like to find out their zodiac outlook.

If that is not your thing, you can catch the lucky lion dance exclusively on the Lunar New Year’s Day at 10 am.

As the name of this activity suggests, it is about trying to procure good fortune and luck for the rest of the year.

Auspicious Abound consists of many activities that are believed to bring good luck and they also give us a look into the culture. They are an integral part of the celebrations. 

Bai Jiu Shake Up

Bai Jiu Shake Up
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True to its name, this activity is a shake-up that is sure to delight beverage enthusiasts. Taste unique cocktail mixtures as part of this activity from 13 to 19 February.

This is brought together through a collaboration by CHIFA!, which is a Michelin-starred establishment, and Bar SanYou, the famous bars among the best in Asia.

Celebrate the New Year with specially crafted, high-quality cocktails with all six varieties featuring their special characteristics prepared by masters of the cocktail.

Savouring Spring

Savouring Spring
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Revel in the exquisite taste of reunion meals, gourmet takeaways and much more with Savouring Spring.

Visitors can enjoy tasty food at the dining outlets or take it home for a delicious home-gathering dinner.

Spring In The Sea

Observe the fascinating marine life and welcome the lunar new year with an amazing underwater dance performance by a dragon.

This takes place in the renowned S.E.A. Aquarium. You learn a lot about animals below the surface and enjoy the impressive dance.

Note: Experience the New Year in both Universal Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium by purchasing a combo ticket that grants access to both destinations.

Starlit Dragon Spectacular

Starlit Dragon Spectacular
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Witness an LED dragon 88 m tall dancing in the dark night sky. The Chinese culture believes that this dragon ushers in good fortune.

Watch this impressive display at 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm. The dates when this takes place are 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18 February.

Wealth of Dragons

Wealth of Dragons is a photo session event where you can take memorable and special photos with dragons.

This activity takes place at AVE8. The dragons are considered lucky and people take photos with them, hoping for good fortune.

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