Heralding the start of 2016, the Singapore New Year’s Eve Fireworks display 2015 will once again be launched from Marina Bay and is guaranteed to be a spectacular show set against a stunning backdrop. If you can’t get enough of pyrotechnics and want to see in the New Year with the mother of all firework displays, you’ll need to start planning now.
Whether you want to be right in the heart of the action or would prefer a quieter spot away from the masses, you’ll find something that’s right up your street in our guide to the best free places to trip the light fantastic at Singapore’s New Year’s Eve fireworks 2015-2016.
Best Free Places to Watch Singapore’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks at a Glance
Best Free Places to Watch the 2015/2016 New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Singapore
1. The Marina Bay Sands Waterfront Boardwalk
The Marina Bay Sands Boardwalk is situated right in the heart of the action and will bring you up close and personal with the fireworks as they are launched in the Bay. It is situated right in front of the Marina Bay Sands. This location will be only be suitable for families with older children, as the close proximity to the fireworks may be slightly intimidating and too loud for very young kiddies.
If you want to get into the full party spirit, make sure you bag yourself some tickets for the Celebrate 2015 event, which will be featuring none other than Adam Lambert! After the concert, Singapore’s hottest stars will be welcoming 2016 on The Float at Marina Bay.
2. The Esplanade Waterfront Promenade
If you’re looking for something more than fireworks alone, consider spending the evening at the Esplanade Waterfront Promenade. Marking the end of the Esplanade’s Celebrate December event, which runs from the 18th to the 31st December, New Year’s Eve promises to feature an amazing year-end celebration that appeals to people from all walks of live. Festivities will include live music performances, craft workshops and activities for both young and old.
3. The Helix Bridge
The Helix Bridge links Marina Bay to Marina Centre, firmly in the heart of the action. It will undoubtedly present an ideal viewing platform for the spectacular fireworks, but be prepared to have your eardrums blown out.
4. The Marina Barrage
This is another great location where you can combine watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks with some family fun and entertainment. Although you may not get the unobstructed view of the fireworks that is available elsewhere, there will still be plenty to see and do and the distance away from the action may make it a slightly more suitable location for younger kiddos.
5. The Promontory @ Marina Bay
No longer the quiet, unreserved place to watch the fireworks that it once was, the Promontory at Marina Bay is where its at if you want to usher in 2016 in a true party atmosphere. Enjoy over eight hours of non-stop music right in the heart of the Singapore. This year’s edition boasts an eclectic mix of international and local DJs, and features performances from some of Singer’s hottest artistes. In addition to the music extravaganza, there is a carnival with a variety of food, drinks, and nostalgic games… plenty of fun for everyone!
6. Esplanade Bridge, Esplanade Drive
The view (and sound) from the fireworks from the Esplanade Bridge will be bold and brash. Will it be a crowded mess? Of course, but these are just plain some of the best views of the Singapore New Year’s Eve fireworks on offer.
7. Clifford Pier
Get there early if you intend on viewing the fireworks from here. Its a small space but it promises amazing views.
8. Marina Square
A great option for those who love a great fireworks display but don’t like the noise. Plus, if it all gets too much excitement for the kiddos to take, you’ll have the added convenience of the shopping mall and toilets nearby.
9. Gardens by the Bay East
A bit further from the madding crowd, Gardens by the Bay East is a great place to head if you want to escape the city mayhem and enjoy a picnic with the fam. It’s also a great option if you have bub in tow.
10. The Fullerton Hotel
This year, the Fullerton Hotel will be coming alive with a light and colour digital show that is set to welcome 2016 in style. The show will feature a combination of vivid imagery and intricate lighting and will culminate in a spectacular countdown sequence on New Year’s Eve.
Top tip! The best spots fill up faster than you can say ‘auld lang syne,’ so be prepared for a manic frenzy. Take public transport, get there early and bag yourself a spot. It’s going to be a busy evening mama and dada so think carefully about the best viewing areas for your offspring.
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Got any top tips on where parents can watch the 2015 New Years Eve Fireworks in Singapore and enjoy the show without facing the crowds? Please share them with us… Happy New Year!