Countdown to 2024 with dazzling New Year’s Eve fireworks at these spots from Marina Bay to the heartlands

by June Ngooi

As 2023 — and its festivities — draw closer to an end, it’s time to prepare for the start of an exciting new chapter!

Let’s be real — and I know I’m not the only one — drawing new year’s resolution lists is something that I know full well I will fail at sticking to for the rest of the year. What I am consistent about, however, is managing to catch the countdown fireworks display come 31 December every year. 

Last year, we explored some of the spots in the heartlands that featured front-row seats to a spectacular fireworks show, carnivals and more. 

This year, we’re back with another guide to show you where the hidden gems are and which places to head to if you want to enjoy the show for the countdown of 2024 with fireworks!

1. Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024 

countdown 2024 fireworks
Photo: URA

We’re starting off this list with a big bang at the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2024. This annual affair has maintained its position as one of the most anticipated events, having delivered breathtaking fireworks shows before.

countdown 2024 fireworks
Photo: URA

If you remember the mesmerising fireworks musical last year, then this year’s one is going to be bigger and better! Lighting up the Bay across three chapters, the fireworks are going to be unfolding at intervals from 11pm up to midnight. The countdown to 2024 fireworks will be choreographed to tell a story of reflection and hope finishing with a 12 minute finale. 

Photo: Aux Media Group, for illustration purposes

Accompanying the fireworks display are light projections that are displayed on the facades of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, the Merlion as well as the ArtScience Museum from 26 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 so do look out for that!

These light projections tell stories of hope and empowerment in the Singaporean community and celebrate our spirit of resilience as well as care for others.

countdown 2024 fireworks
Photo: KF1 Karting, for illustration purposes

All you adrenaline junkies seeking a thrill to usher in the new year 2024 countdown can head over to TurboCharged, which is an immersive go-kart arena. And the best part is that it’s so easy to head to the rooftop deck next to the circuit to catch a good view of the fireworks. Don’t worry for your tummies, though! The circuit also has refreshment stalls that you can grab bites from as 2024 approaches. 

Photo: Confirm Good

The Bayfront Event Space also features Ice Magic: Winter Wonderland, which we visited and it was such a blast that we recommend anyone to go! You still have time after the new year though, as it is from now until 21 January 2024 so mark your calendars. 

If you’re keen on catching a glimpse of the fireworks display in a more low-key fashion, you can head over to the SkyPark Observation Deck and grab front-row seats to that lights display. While you’re there, don’t forget to indulge in specially handcrafted drinks from CE LA VI too.

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Photo: @lavosingapore/instagram

With every party, alcohol always makes things more fun. And this is the case at LAVO’s New Year Eve’s party, with free-flowing champagne and signature cocktails at this rooftop bar and stunning views. 

What better way to spend the last few hours of 2023 partying the night away?

Marina Bay
📍 Multiple locations

2. Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2024

Photo: Mediacorp/facebook

Opening its doors at 7pm, Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2024 will have a string of fun activities lined up including live DJ spinning, food and drinks, games, as well as opportunities for you to win prizes!

Hosted at The Promontory at Marina Bay, this event’s admission is free of charge for the public. There will be live concerts and high-energy performances as well as musical acts from popular radio DJs and personalities. In addition, you can look forward to comedic dance-off skits by comedians like Kumar and Sharul Channa. 

countdown 2024 fireworks
Photo: Mediacorp/facebook

But the most exciting feature — at least for me — is the Interactive Game hosted in the metaverse. Audiences can elevate their celebratory experience by creating an avatar and partake in activities in the virtual world! Prizes in these interactive games include a 2D1N staycation at W Hotel so that could be something to add to your staycation list.

For those who cannot make it to the event, you’re not left out too! You’re able to catch it live on meWATCH and Mediacorp Entertainment on YouTube from 10pm, as well as on Channel 5 from 11pm–12.15am.

The Promontory 
📍 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
🕜 7pm till late
🗓️ 31 Dec 2023

3. Sentosa Countdown Party

Photo: Sentosa/facebook

Whilst I do enjoy ushering the new year in with my friends, there are times that I would like to dedicate moments like these to spend with family members as well!

For those who would like to spend a good countdown 2024 with fireworks in a more PG-friendly environment, the Sentosa Countdown Party is right up your alley. 

Kicking off the festivities on 31 December 2023 at Palawan Green, this family party picnic will hold activities that are fun and exciting for the whole family. With the programme outline starting from 5pm there are plenty of things to do as the night progresses. 

countdown 2024 fireworks
Photo: Sentosa/facebook

Tickets start from S$10 for the little ones and from S$30 for adults, and you can book the tickets from their official website! Honestly in my opinion, that is a pretty good steal considering it includes free flow of happy hour, sets by local DJs, and a drone show, on top of the fireworks show. 

Oh and while you’re here, why not make a stop down at Siloso Beach? At just S$25 per ticket, you can turn up the vibes and bask in a beach party at the Sand Bar New Year’s Eve Countdown filled with club anthems and mesmerising fire dancers! 

📍 Siloso Beach Walk, Palawan Green
🗓️31 Dec 2023 & 1 Jan 2024

4. Nee Soon Countdown 

Photo: Nee Soon Town Council/facebook

Residents of Yishun, you may rejoice because there is finally something going good for you! 

Nee Soon GRC will now have its own New Year’s Eve countdown party in the heartlands of Yishun. With an exciting lineup of popular local radio artists such as Power 98 DJ Jeremy Ratnam and more, residents and attendees of the event will be able to relish in snacks and carnival games while waiting for the countdown to 2024. 

What’s more, this countdown is free of charge so anyone will be able to enjoy the activities along with their friends and loved ones!

Nee Soon Countdown 2023/2024
📍 Futsal Arena @ Yishun
🕜 7pm–12.30am
🗓️ 31 Dec 2023 & 1 Jan 2024

5. Our Tampines Hub (OTH) Countdown

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Photo: Our Tampines Hub/facebook

I recall that Our Tampines Hub’s NYE’s countdown was a huge affair with performances paired with gorgeous fireworks to boot (got to hand it to the East siders to make everything just a little bit grander, amirite). 

This year seems to be just as impressive, promising entertaining performances, visual masterpieces with projection mapping, as well as a mesmerising fireworks display. 

Photo: Our Tampines Hub/facebook

“Many Stories, One Tampines” is the theme, and residents will be able to take a trip down memory lane through a montage of digital storytelling and celebration of the kampung spirit. 

Don’t forget to grab your tickets from their official Facebook page! I might not be an eastie, but I’m tempted to attend just for the dazzling firework display.

“Many Stories, One Tampines” 
📍 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
🗓️ 31 Dec 2023 & 1 Jan 2024 

6. NorthBound Fest @ Marsiling 2023/2024

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Photo: Marsiling Our Community Our Home/facebook

Just like the East, the North is hopping on that New Year’s Eve bandwagon and not missing out too! 

You would think that NorthBound Fest’s four hour show will be jam-packed full of activities, and you will be right. In addition to stage performances, there will be fringe activities for the little ones such as bouncy castle. 

And if you want to feed your hungry bellies, there is enough food to go around in food trucks that will fill your tastebuds. If you’re feeling artsy, there are workshops available at the event that you’re able to sign up for.

With tickets starting from just S$5, there is a little something for everyone here and this countdown for 2024 fireworks already sounds like a blast! Do bear in mind that you can only get tickets physically from these locations.

NorthBound Fest @ Marsiling 2023/2024 
📍 1 Woodlands St 13, Woodlands Stadium, Singapore 738597
🕜 8pm–12am
🗓️ 31 Dec 2023

7.  Keat Hong Fiesta Countdown

Let’s be real: who wouldn’t want carnival games at a countdown? 

Photo: Keat Hong Constituency/facebook

That is what Keat Hong Fiesta is going to include in their countdown for 2024, along with snacks and drinks, as well as a host of performances for all attendees. It would just be like a carnival affair except this time, you’re counting down the new year! 

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Photo: Keat Hong Constituency/facebook

Of course the main highlight will be the fireworks display just as the clock strikes twelve, so you definitely can’t miss that. 

Tickets are priced at S$5 and you can purchase them here. You even get a Keat Hong Countdown tote bag thrown into the mix! 

However, do take note that there are only 1000 tickets available so do try and get your tickets earlier to avoid disappointment.

Keat Hong Fiesta Countdown 2023/2024
📍 2 Choa Chu Kang Loop, #01-01, Keat Hong CC, Singapore 689687
🕜 8pm–12.15am
🗓️ 31 Dec 2023 & 1 Jan 2024

With all these activities planned for the exciting countdown 2024 with fireworks, which one do you think you’re going to attend?

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