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Singapore Night Festival 2024 Returns With A Retro Amusement Park To Relive Our Childhood Days

Singapore Night Festival 2024

With i Light Singapore 2024 having wrapped up last week, those who did not get the chance to swing by to get their IG-worthy snaps will be glad to know that another equally dazzling event will be coming to town real from 23rd August to 7th September 2024. Enter Singapore Night Festival 2024, an annual affair that blesses your feeds with spectacular light projections and displays.

What you need to know about Singapore Night Festival

Singapore Night Festival is an annual event featuring light-infused artworks highlighting the country’s traditional heritage. It’s organised by the Singapore Heritage Board and usually happens during the last 2 weekends of August. This year will see an extended edition, running over 3 weekends instead.

The Singapore Night Festival is just one of the annual light festivals happening around Singapore. Others include i Light Singapore, organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority and held in the Marina Bay area around June.

Another one to look out for is National Gallery Singapore’s Light to Night that takes place in the Civic District; it’s usually up and running mid-January to early February.

Expect sprawling light projections & installations to snap pics with

Light Projection on CHIJMES Hall
The light projections on the CHIJMES Hall during the Singapore Night Festival 2023.

Taking place from 23rd August to 7th September 2024, the Singapore Night Festival 2024 will dress the Bras Basah and Bugis precincts in a symphony of light-related installations.

The theme for this year’s festival is Art of Play.

It’ll be a nostalgic exploration of the concept of play and childhood, and it draws inspiration from the neighbourhood of Bras Basah and Bugis, the birthplace of some of our nation’s first schools. In case you didn’t know, schools like Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls’ School, and St. Joseph’s Institution were located right here.

Light Projection on National Museum of Singapore
What last year’s light projection titled “700 Years” looked like on the National Museum of Singapore’s Facade.

It goes without saying that the festival’s iconic sprawling light projections will be the highlight of the festivities yet again. You’ll want to make stops at landmarks in the area like the National Museum of Singapore, as they’ve served as a vast canvas, coloured in with vibrant hues during past editions of the Singapore Night Festival.

Light Installation At Singapore Night Festival 2023
One of the installations from Singapore Night Festival 2023.

Of course, there’ll be various other light installations with which you can interact. They’ve been crafted by talented local and regional artists alike, so make your rounds and you’ll undoubtedly discover a couple of picture-perfect displays to update the ‘Gram with.

Swing by an old-school amusement park & 5 Festival Villages

Uncle Ringo Carnival At i Light Singapore 2024
A sneak peek of what Wonder World could look like; this scene was captured at i Light Singapore 2024’s Uncle Ringo Carnival.

Do keep an eye out for this year’s highlight act, Wonder World. It’s a retro-themed amusement park inspired by Singapore in the 50s and 60s. Turn back the years as you go on familiar rides and hit up the old-school game booths and food stalls.

Food At Singapore Night Festival 2023The grub at Singapore Night Festival 2023’ Festival Village.

Nothing’s set in stone yet, but from previous years’ experiences, we’re expecting the grounds to be spruced up with bustling Festival Villages. Here, visitors can fuel up the numerous F&B stands and catch musical acts while catching a breather. We’ve caught wind that there’ll be jazz performances, as well as a xinyao, or Mandarin ballads, singalongs that the old souls will surely enjoy.

Mark your calendars for Singapore Night Festival 2024

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just looking for a cute date night idea, there’s no excuse not to drop by Singapore Night Festival 2024. They’ve even extended the festival’s runtime from its usual 9 days to 16, giving you a little over 2 weeks to head down to gaze at the ethereal displays.

For an idea of what to expect, take a look at what Singapore Night Festival 2023 looked like and its best photo-ops. Similarly, here’s how Light to Night 2024 went down earlier this year should you need more inspo for your upcoming photoshoot.


Bras Basah & Bugis precinct
23 Aug - 07 Sep 2024
7:30 pm - 12:00 am