Things to do over the weekend of December 31-January 1

From partying at the beach side, to listening to ethnic forms of Indian music – the New Year celebrations in Singapore are aplenty, so get ready to roll with the exciting upcoming events! Enjoy free performances by artists, and catch the display of magnificent fireworks during the final weekend of 2016. Make it a good wrap-up to the year.

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017 Photo courtesy:

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017

Celebrate the new year in true style at this landmark event, which promises a night of revelry with musical performances and magnificent fireworks displays around the Marina Bay area. Reflect on the year gone by and celebrate the possibilities that the future holds at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, Singapore's annual iconic New Year's Eve celebration jointly presented by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

When: December 31
Where: Marina Bay
Cost: Free

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Siloso Beach Party

Featuring Asia's largest foam pool and spectacular fireworks display at midnight, Sentosa's iconic countdown party at Siloso Beach is the place to welcome the New Year. This new year party will last for 12 hours with non-stop electronic music.

When: January 31
Where: Siloso beach, Sentosa
Cost: S$100

Karmahead's Art Fazil and Bobby Singh Photo courtesy: Esplanade


With a collection of ethnic instruments, exotic toys and synthesisers, Art Fazil and Bobby Singh creates Karmahead. Make this new year dipped in acoustic aesthetics with a dash of Indian bhajan, qawwali, and a pinch of new age music. Truly a blend of blues and folk music to woo for.

When: January 1, 2017 – Sunday
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free

New Year's Eve Countdown Photo courtesy: Esplanade

New Year's Eve Countdown

Be entertained all night long by Singapore Char Siew Baos! and The Mad Company with the special countdown programmes hosted by celebrities Vivien Tan and Timothy Nga. Sing and dance the night away as The Mad Company makes its second New Year's Eve appearance at Esplanade and brings you a high-energy music party! With music arranged by Ao Cheng Su, the group performs renditions of well-loved party favourites.

When: December 31 from 7pm to 1am (6 performances)
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free

Kalysa Photo courtesy: Esplanade


Enjoy the serene form of music from singer-songwriter Kalysa who has been in the Malay music scene for eight years. Her songs are based on her personal tribulations and bring out her fun and lovable character.

When: January 1, 2017 at 6:45pm and 7:30pm
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Cost: Free