End off 2020 with a bang this new year’s eve!

Let’s be honest. 2020 sucked. Big time.

With the threat of World War III looming over our heads, protests, political conflicts, economic crashes, and COVID, most would probably think there’s nothing much to celebrate about this year.

But hey. We’ve made it out alive and well, and if that’s not enough, we get to celebrate 2020 ending 🥳. Check these events out for the best ways to put a lid on this shitty year:

1) NYE Fireworks in the Heartlands

Marina Bay - New Year's Eve

COVID might’ve ruined a lot of things this 2020, but the iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks won’t be one of them.

This year’s “socially-distanced” edition will take place at 11 heartland locations all around Singapore instead of the usual Marina Bay.

The heartland sites are Bedok, Bishan, Boon Lay, Geylang, Hougang, Jurong, Nanyang, Tampines, Tiong Bahru, Woodlands, and Yew Tee. However, to discourage large gatherings, vantage sites to view the fireworks will not be released — watch the sky light up from the safety and comfort of your house instead!

2) Shine a Light at Marina Bay

Shine a Light at Marina Bay - New Year's Eve

Photo credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Marina Bay may not have fireworks this year but its sky will definitely be lit, still.

Head down to the bay to catch Shine a Light — a light show featuring 60 beams of light that form the notches of a clock face. Projecting from the Promontory, the display has been illuminating the Marina Bay skyline from 8PM – 10:30PM every night in December.

Make sure to also catch the spectacular three minute animated light sequence that plays every 15 minutes. The last show on New Year’s Eve will begin at 11:45PM, counting down to 2021.

3) Share the Moment at Marina Bay

Share the Moment Projection on Fullerton Hotel - New Year's Eve

Photo credit: Urban Redevelopment Authority

Fancy a stroll along Marina Bay? These community projects are sure to light up your night.

From 25th to 31st December, artworks by the community will light up the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, ArtScience Museum and the Merlion. Part of Share the Moment, the projections feature artworks co-created by students from local schools inspired by the kindness and good around us.

From 8PM – 10:30PM (11:45PM on 31st Dec) daily till New Year’s Eve, watch as the displays recount the best of 2020 when our community came together to overcome the year’s struggles.

4) 2021 Lai Liao at Loof Rooftop Bar

Loof Rooftop bar - New Year's Eve

Photo credit: Loof

Every Singaporean Instagrammer’s favourite bar is back again with another edition of its yearly New Year’s Eve celebration. Albeit with less “party” due to social distancing, patrons are in for a good time with free-flow spirits, wines and beers during the early bird session and a slew of locally-curated cocktails later in the night.

Join the party at the urban garden atop Odeon Towers in downtown CBD for a night of drinks, views and guaranteed good vibes.

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5) Disco Fiesta at Super Loco Customs House

Super Loco Customs House Disco Fiesta - New Year's Eve

Photo credit: Super Loco

What better way to bid 2020 farewell than with glitter, booze, prime Bayfront views and ’70s style! Super Loco Customs House’s New Year’s Eve party pack features a fun-packed four hours of ice-cold drinks and succulent contemporary Mexican cuisine.

Super Loco Customs House - New Year's Eve

Photo credit: Super Loco

Dine away the night on a premium four-course line-up of seafood appetisers and flavourful array of Mexican crowd favourites, washed down with free-flow margaritas, bubbly, wine and beer — all against the backdrop of beautiful Marina Bay!

Book quick as tickets are selling out fast!

6) Community Virtual Programmes

Chinatown HDB Singapore

From silent disco in Bedok to live band performances in Boon Lay, jump into the fray of New Year’s Eve celebrations all around Singapore from the comfort of your home.

People’s Association (PA) has organised 16 virtual engagement programmes at constituencies all across the island. Tune in to any of the virtual 2021 countdowns to join in on the festivities and even watch a livestream of the fireworks that’ll be happening in our heartlands.

Celebrating 2021 New Year’s Eve Countdown

Marina Bay Sunset - New Year's Eve

Despite how 2020’s turned out, we’ve got lots to be thankful for and are lucky to enjoy these celebrations. Remember to stay safe during the New Year’s festivities and abide by distancing regulations! Cheers to a better 2021 🥂

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What’s your thing to do on New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments below!

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