Dec 27, 2016

The Best New Year's Eve (NYE) Countdown Parties in Singapore 2017

In a year that has just blitzed by, we are already fast charging towards New Year’s Eve. Soon 2017 will be upon us but first, there is still the task of counting down the new year with the loved ones. So if you have yet to make plans on where to have that countdown celebration, I’ve compiled this comprehensive list of countdown party possibilities - fireworks included - in Singapore come 31 December 2016.

Better yet, I have marked out those that are certified FAMILY-FRIENDLY! So get ready to revel in the festivities and ring in 2017 in style!

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017
Certified Family-friendly!

Since its inception in 2005, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown has become the nation’s largest and most spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration ! Make no mistake, it is THE countdown event to head down to for the sheer amount of fringe activities, brilliant light-up of the wishing spheres against the Marina Bay backdrop and of course, its 8-minute long Fireworks display!

Where to snag the BEST Fireworks viewing spots? Head to my previous blog post for some tips!

Before the countdown, there are other activities happening around Marina Bay too:

Facade Show
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
26-31 Dec 2016, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm nightly

The facade of the iconic The Fullerton Hotel Singapore comes alive with a 5-minute animation that highlights the unique architectural features of Singapore’s 71st national monument in colours of the breaking dawn, sunrise in the city and striking silhouettes.

NYE Displays
Marina Bay
31 Dec 2016, 8:05pm, 9:05pm, 10:05pm, 11:05pm

Punctuating the Fullerton projections on New Year’s Eve, witness a dance of lights, lasers and flames in the Bay as a first-ever prelude to the Countdown’s iconic fireworks at midnight. Each of these displays will culminate in one of four special fireworks that will be seen for the first time in an MBSC fireworks display.

Civic District Programming
Various locations
31 Dec 2016, 4pm - 12am

This New Year’s Eve, participate in the programmes at pedestrianised streets at the Civic District before counting down as one with Marina Bay! Event Listing :

Roving Performances
Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade & The Padang
31 Dec 2016, 7pm-11pm

Roving performers such as globe walkers and LED stiltwalkers will roam around to entertain people along the Marina Bay waterfront promenade and The Padang from 7pm to 11pm.

Dance In The Park!
Certified Family-friendly

Other for the fact that the rides are OPEN ALL NIGHT, expect the New Year’s Eve party at Universal Studios Singapore to hit fever pitch with LED street acts and shows, a tribute act performing the hits of Katy Perry, and pyrotechnics and multimedia shows!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 5pm - 1.30am
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
Price: After 5pm Tickets - From $55

Rock On! 2017
Certified Family-friendly

For the first time, IMC Live presents a multi-million dollar production Rock On! 2017 to usher in the New Year with eight hours of solid music entertainment! Celebrate New Year’s Eve with explosive performances headlined by multi-Grammy Award winner and singer-songwriter Alicia Keys, American rock outfit Hoobastank, as well as star-studded regional and local lineup including Rainie Yang, Shin, Penny Tai, Eric Chou, Kenji Wu, Joi Chua, Chriz Tong, Shirlyn & The UnXpected, Gilded Edge, Ferlyn G and more.

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 5pm - 1am
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Price: $218, $158, $118, $68, $48

Suntec City Countdown 2017
Certified Family-friendly!

Countdown to 2017 with Singapore's largest free street party at Suntec City!

Rub shoulders and snap selfies with the hottest Mediacorp stars including Rebecca Lim, Elvin Ng and Romeo Tan. Enjoy 7 hours of non-stop high-energy performances by the best local TV stars and Music acts like Taufik Batisah and DJ duo Rave Republic!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 7.30pm til late
Venue: Suntec Plaza (next to Fountain of Wealth)
Price: Free

New Year Countdown on Ice!
Certified Family-friendly!

Come dressed in retro skating derby attire and capture festive moments with your family and friends! Enjoy skating derby activities on ice while we march towards 2017 together with The Rink's guest DJ!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 9.45pm - 12.45am
Venue: The Rink @ JCube
Price: $28 per person, $80 for group of 4
More details and tickets:

Clarke Quay Supernova Countdown Party
Certified Family-friendly

The countdown begins as Clarke Quay ushers in 2017 with a massive New Year’s Eve party, hosted by Class 95 Muttons In The Morning, Kimberley Wang, and Simone Heng on Saturday 31 December 2016 from 9pm till late.

This year, Clarke Quay Fountain Square transforms into a massive “live show” with jubilant revelers partying amidst a giant retro television stage backdrop. The outdoor celebration stars Singapore’s most prominent cover band, 53A – a dynamic six-member group who sang the 2016 National Day Parade theme song. Dance and jump to their electrifying repertoire of contemporary hits, pop, rock and even some classics!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 9.30pm onwards
Venue: Clarke Quay, Fountain Square
Price: FREE

Bollywood Countdown 2017
Certified Family-friendly!

Thinking about how to Bid Goodbye to 2016 and Welcome 2017 with your friends and family? This is your PARTY and a Family friendly Event with Bollywood theme! Bring on your mask for more fun with features including Bollywood DJ Music, Dholi, Variety programs, Karaoke, food, drinks and dance.

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 8pm onwards
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Price: Adult $80 & Child $40 (Includes dinner)

Community Bashes
Certified Family-friendly!

If you are too lazy to join the crowd in town or are just simply adverse to atrocious traffic jams, do check your nearby GRC or Community Club for Countdown Parties in your neighbourhood. With numerious community countdown parties set to take place on Dec 31, look forward to an evening of non-stop fun for the family - and the perfect excuse to stay up past midnight!

Countdown to 2017 @ Keat Hong
Venue: Hard Court Opposite Choa Chu Kang MRT Station
Time: 7pm - 12.15am
Price: $4

The countdown is themed "Countdown for a Cause" and aims to raise awareness for social enterprises such as Adrenalin, The Good Karma, I’m Soul Inc, among others. The countdown also aims to promote inclusiveness as residents will be involved in some of the performances e.g. Social
enterprise I’m Soul Inc will do a stage performance with elderly residents using musical instruments.

Marsiling Year-End Celebration
Venue: Marsiling Mega Sports Park
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Price: $8

A Rock & Roll themed singing performance featuring music from the 70s and 80s. Residents can also capture moments and preserve memories of the night with their family and friends at an instant photo booth.

Chua Chu Kang Countdown to 2017
Venue: Choa Chu Kang CC
Time: 7pm - 12.30am
Price: $3

Mass Zumba display led by the Chua Chu Kang Active Ageing Committee. The display will be the biggest Zumba gathering in Chua Chu Kang, which seeks to advocate healthy living for residents.

Bukit Batok East Coundown
Venue: Beauty World MRT Open Space
Time: 7.30pm - 12.30am
Price: $3

Join in for a remarkable and memorable Countdown towards the final moments of 2016 at the Open Space beside Beauty World MRT Station. Exciting stage performances, movie screening and attractive lucky draw prizes await you!

Sembawang Countdown Party 2017
Venue: Open field beside North Woodlands Way
Time: 7pm - 12.30am
Price: FREE admission

Residents can participate in a 1-hour Zumba dance led by PA trainers and residents. There will be performances put up by local talents including an Indian Dance item by interest groups and vocal performances from the winner and runner-up of The Final One.

Bedok Countdown 2017
Venue: Bedok Community Park behind Block 15, Bedok South Road
Time: 7.30pm - 12.15am
Price: FREE admission

The countdown will feature performances by local talents such as local band ‘Shagies’ and cultural dance items, as well as getai performances.

Teck Ghee Countdown 2017
Venue: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Grand Lawn 1
Time: 8.30pm - 12.30am
Price: $3

Usher in the new year with your friends and family at Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park as we bring Countdown 2017 to Teck Ghee heartlands! Look forward to a magical evening of entertainment, carnival rides, games, snacks and many more on 31 December. Family-oriented fringe activities for all ages such as family frame, peg art workshop, kite making, a touch pool from the S.E.A. Aquarium, and carnival rides.

Boon Lay Countdown 2017
Venue: Hardcourt beside Block 215 Boon Lay Place
Time: 7.30pm - 12.30am
Price: FREE admission

Co-planned by student volunteers from River Valley High School, the theme for this year’s Boon Lay Countdown 2017 is “Vibrancy of Heartland” (文礼倒数2017 – 齐心向前,舞出 色彩). Resident performances such as martial arts demonstrations, band performance, dance items and game stalls along Block 210-217.

Nee Soon South Countdown 2017
Venue: Hard-court opposite Khatib MRT
Time: 8pm - 12.30am
Price: FREE admission

Hosted by DJs from Power98 FM and 88.3Jia FM, residents will be treated to performances by popular local artistes such as Tosh Zhang, Wang Weiliang and Kelly Poon. Residents can paint and write their wishes for the New Year at an arts booth. There will also be a Recycling Booth where residents can create their own friendship bands using old clothing.

Sengkang West Countdown 2017
Venue: Anchorvale CC, Open Plaza
Time: 9.30pm - 12.15am
Price: $2

This year’s countdown is themed "Blast from the past, forward to the future". Residents will be treated to performances such as Nostalgic Racial Harmony Dance, a combination ethnic dance of various races (Malay, Indian, Chinese and Eurasian). Residents can also participate in nostalgic games such as A Song to Remember, where songs from past TV programmes will be played and audience are invited to sing or dance along.

Countdown 2017 by the Waterway
Venue: Waterway Point (Basement 1 @ The Promenade)
Time: 6pm - 1am
Ticket Price: Free admission (collect of tickets before event, details in poster)

Enjoy fun game booths, community singing & dancing, live band and fire blowing performance. Stand to win lucky draws prizes such as iPhone 7, GoPro, iWatch & many more! End the night with the first Fireworks display by the Waterway Park!

Tampines 2017 NYE Party
Venue: Our Tampines Hub
Time: 8pm - 12am
Price: FREE admission

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we countdown to the New Year this coming 31 December 2016 from 8pm onwards! Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled evening of community activities and performances to usher in the new year – it will be a great way to usher in 2017! Best of all, admission is FREE for everyone.


OR if you are able to ditch the kiddos at home, then lucky you. Go wild and consider these parties instead.

Silent Disco Asia NYE 2016/17 

Imagine a room full of dancing party-goers, all wearing individual wireless headsets that glowing brightly in either red, green or blue - raving to music that only they can hear and with the dance floor transformed into an immersive and interactive light installation controlled by you!At a Silent Disco Asia party there are three DJs, all playing different styles of music. Party-goers are able to flick between the different channels on their individual headsets. There could be disco grooves on the green channel, house music on the blue channel, and rock music on the red channel - it’s up to you to decide what to bounce to!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Time: 8pm - 1am
Venue: Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road 
Price: $35 (Early Bird), $45

Haji Lane NY Street Party

Let your hair down at a street bash in hipster enclave Haji Lane. Get jostled around as Mexican restaurant Pieda Negra heads this alleyway party with beef tortillas, pineapple margaritas and old school funk, reggae and R&B tunes.

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Venue: Haji Lane, next to Mexican restaurant Piedra Negra at 241 Beach Road 
Time: 7pm to 1am 
Price: Free

Siloso Beach Party 2017

Siloso Beach Party, Singapore's one and only Beach Countdown Party, is 10 this year! To mark the milestone, 12-hours of non-stop revelry have been planned! Featuring non-stop music and beats by both local and international DJs, you can groove and dance to international hits by Quintino (No. 32 in DJ Mag top 100 DJs), Kat DJ, DJ Kaylova, Shawny Shawn (winner of Sentosa DJ Spin Off 2016) and more!

Pen your resolutions on our Resolution Wall, indulge in Foam Pool Partying, and enjoy a spectacular display of Fireworks at the stroke of midnight. The party doesn’t stop when the clock strikes twelve, so you can continue with the celebrations and party on, as our DJs continue to spin and pump out the best of party music from the dusk of 2016 to the dawn of 2017!

Date: 31 Dec 2016
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Time: 6pm to 6am 
Price: $67 till Dec 31 before 4pm or $77 at the door


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Unknown said...

I would like to reconfirm if the fireworks gonna be both at marina bay sands and suntec city? Two different fireworks in different places?

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Nur Atika,

Thanks for dropping by. Unfortunately, I am not certain about that but based on last year, there will be some fireworks at Suntec city's Fountain of Wealth although the scale is definitely smaller than Marina Bay's. Hope it helps!

Unknown said...

Is there any countdown party near Holland Village ? Thanks

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Vandana,

Not that I know of. Sorry.

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