The Chingay Parade is an annual celebration of the Lunar New Year, held at the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore’s Central Area. Derived from the Mandarin word for ‘costume,’ this iconic extravaganza conducted by the People’s Association showcases the best of the Lion City’s diverse and unique culture, with captivating lights, huge floats, costumed characters, street performances, and props. Named Asia’s largest street parade, this electrifying fiesta features extravagant and intricately decorated floats, cultural dance shows, dancing dragons, martial arts displays, stilt walkers, and aerial performances that span different cultures, ethnicities, and traditions.
A brilliant expression of Singapore’s welcoming hospitality that embraces diversity and people from all nationalities – Chinese, Malay, Eurasian, Indian, and many more - Chingay Parade is a riot of colours, music, and celebrations that hosts a different theme every year. The show-stopping grand finale features a dazzling firework show and a spectacular light display against the stunning Singapore skyline. A whopping eleven thousand performers took part in this parade in 2015, and the festival has only grown since then. First started in 1973, this remarkable gala brings together the varied population of the country and celebrates unity in all its colourful glory – even international artists and troupes are invited every year to take part in the festivities!