New Year celebrations in Singapore are an unforgettable affair, with festivities filling our bustling streets and a range of spectacular sights to savour in the heart of the city.

While you’ll be able to soak in year-end celebrations all across our island, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is one of the city’s most iconic celebrations. Read on for the lowdown on this year’s festivities, and the activities that await you.

Luminous displays and urban spectacles
A circular formation of 60 light beams at Marina Bay Countdown Singapore 2022

Unforgettable light projections await visitors to the heart of the city for this year’s Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2022.

Entitled Shine a Light, this luminous display makes a return from last year’s edition of the event. Representing unity, resilience and diversity, 60 lights in a circular formation will be projected from The Promontory, in tribute to the ceaseless work of charities, community workers and healthcare professionals during Covid-19.

Art projections on the Merlion at Merlion Park

This year, local philanthropic organisation The Majurity Trust has come on board as the community partner for Shine a Light and in conjunction with the light display, The Majurity Trust has embarked on a fundraising campaign to rally donors, corporates and private individuals, to ‘adopt’ the light beams to symbolically brighten up the lives of those amongst us who are in need.

The display lights up in a different colour every week, and visitors can catch the illuminations from 8 to 10.30pm nightly, with an extended showtime to 11.45pm on 31 December.

As part of the festivities, Share the Moment will see luminous displays projected onto iconic landmarks across the Marina Bay district. A collaboration with the National Volunteer and Philantropy Centre, this series of projections will feature original artwork by local students, beamed onto the facades of The Fullteron Hotel Singapore, the Merlion and the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.

Illuminating lives with hope

More than just an unforgettable sight, the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown is a celebration of hope and humanity. 

The New Year is all about new possibilities, which you can discover by downloading the Visit Singapore app (available on App Store and GooglePlay), or checking out our Traveller Essentials page.

These handy resources will help you get your bearings, update you on the latest happenings and provide you with a wealth of maps and city guides. Have fun exploring — and Happy New Year!