17 best spots in Singapore to catch the New Year’s fireworks

There’s something so magical about the sky erupting in mesmerising, colourful sparks as the clock strikes midnight signalling the start of a new year. This coming New Year’s Eve, catching the spectacular display of fireworks seems all the more imperative as we usher in a brand new decade.

If that is your plan this 31 December, we have just the thing you need! Here’s a roundup of the best places to view the New Year’s fireworks, from completely free of charge to restaurants and bars for your partying needs.

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1. Esplanade Waterfront

This boardwalk stretching along Marina Bay offers an incredible view of the fireworks with the iconic Singapore skyline as the backdrop. Be sure to head to this area early, though, because the space fills up pretty quickly. The area around Esplanade is full of activities and restaurants so you don’t have to worry about getting bored as you wait for the fireworks to start.

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

2. Esplanade Roof Garden

For an elevated view of the fireworks, go up to the roof garden on top of Esplanade. The area has quite a number of trees and shrubs, though, so head there early to grab a spot that gives you an unobstructed view.

Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

3. Merlion Park

Merlion Park offers one of the best views of the fireworks with the iconic Marina Bay Sands for a stunning backdrop. Combine that with the fact that it costs nothing, it’s no surprise this is also one of the most crowded places in Singapore comes 31 December. If you are determined to view the fireworks from this popular vantage point, make sure to come extra early to get a spot.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213

4. Queen Elizabeth Walk

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The Queen Elizabeth Walk at Esplanade Park looks out to the Singapore River and will give you a great view of the firework display. Make sure to bring picnic mats or foldable chairs in case all the benches are taken up (which they most likely will be if you don’t arrive earlier enough).

Address: Along Connaught Drive, Singapore 179682

5. Helix Bridge

If you don’t mind sitting on the ground, Helix Bridge, connecting Marina Centre to Marina South, is another prime location that is well-known for its up close, unobstructed view of the fireworks. The view from here makes for some amazing photos if you’re looking to add some sparks to your instagram feed.

Nearest MRT: Promenade

6. Marina Barrage

A popular spot for family outings, Marina Barrage is another location where you can enjoy the firework display against the panoramic skyline. You can bring your family here to play games such as flying kites or soccer during the day before sitting back and chilling while waiting for the fireworks show.

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951

7. The Lawn @ Marina Bay

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For a spot a bit further away from the action, bring your picnic mat and head to The Lawn at Marina Bay, an expansive, open grass patch in the CBD area, to chill with your friends and family and enjoy the fireworks in the cool evening breeze.

Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984

8. Stadium waterfront @ Singapore Sports Hub

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If you want to avoid the city area altogether, head to the Stadium Waterfront at Singapore Sports Hub located next to Kallang Wave Mall. While the view is a bit far away, the firework display will be unobstructed and you won’t have to fight with the city crowd for a spot. That’s a winner in our book!

Address: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628

Restaurants and bars

9. Cé La Vi Singapore

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Situated above the observation deck at Marina Bay Sands, Cé La Vi is where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of the fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. You can choose among the restaurant, skybar or club lounge for a New Year celebration that suits you.

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, level 57, Singapore 018971

10. 1-Altitude

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Start the year on a literally high note at 1-Altitude Rooftop Bar,the world’s highest alfresco bar, which offers a 360 degree view over Singapore. Needless to say, the fireworks viewed from this bar is nothing short of spectacular!

Address: 1 Raffles Place, One Raffles Place, level 61, Singapore 048616

11. LeVel33

 

Ring in the new year in the most extravagant fashion at the Party en Blanc at LeVel33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery with a stunning view of the fireworks from their breezy terrace. Come dressed in white and enjoy a complimentary flute of Rothschild champagne just before the clock strikes twelve!

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, Tower 1 Marina Bay Financial Centre, #33-01, Singapore 018981

12. Super Loco Customs House

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For a Mexican twist to your New Year celebration, head to Super Loco Customs House, located right by the bay, to enjoy delightful Mexican food and drinks, all while catching the stellar view of the fireworks on Marina Bay.

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, #01-04, Singapore 049323

13. Smoke & Mirrors @ National Gallery

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The National Gallery building houses several bars looking directly over Marina Bay, one of which is Smoke & Mirrors. The rooftop bar provides an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the firework display while sipping on delicious cocktails.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Road, National Gallery Singapore, #06-01, Singapore 178957

14. OverEasy

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Want a mouth-watering classic American dinner to munch on while fireworks erupt in the background? Look no further than OverEasy restaurant located on Fullerton Road. Grab a table at the alfresco area to soak in the chilly night air and the most spectacular view of Singapore skyline.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-06, Singapore 049213

15. Lantern Rooftop Bar

Another fantastic vantage point from which you can catch the dazzling display of New Year’s fireworks is Lantern rooftop bar at Fullerton Bay Hotel. Start off the year in style with gourmet bites, a glass of champagne and an unrivalled view of Marina Bay. Book a reservation now because this is surely going to be one of the hotspots on New Year’s Eve!

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326

16. Faber Peak

Catching the New Year’s fireworks doesn’t have to be a loud and frenzy affair where you jostle the crowd for a much coveted seat. Retreat into the peaceful atmosphere of the hilltop of Mount Faber, at Faber Peak’s three dining venues Arbora, Dusk Restaurant & Bar and Cable Car Sky Dining. Here you can enjoy the display of three fireworks in their full glory, one from the top of the Mount Faber Cable Car station and two from Sentosa Island.

Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203

Bonus: The Singapore Flyer

For a unique vantage point from which to catch the fireworks, head to the 165m tall Singapore Flyer. Each rotation lasts about 30 minutes so you need to time your slot really well. You don’t want to finish the trip before the fireworks start, nor do you want to still be stuck in the queue while the display is already happening.

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039803

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