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STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown: Fireworks Musical, Sanrio Pop-Up, DJ Hello Kitty Gig & More

STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown: Fireworks Musical, Sanrio Pop-Up, DJ Hello Kitty Gig & More

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Jayme on 14 Nov 2022
Digital Editor

Miss the dazzling fireworks displays and booming tunes at Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve? Great news: After a two-year hiatus, the STAR ISLAND Singapore Countdown is making a triumphant comeback, so expect a lineup of festivities reminiscent of pre-pandemic times alongside new experiences to kick off 2023 with a bang.


This upcoming NYE shindig will be divided into two parts - the Prequel to STAR ISLAND, a free event held from Christmas Day to 30 December, and the actual countdown show on New Year's Eve.

STAR ISLAND Singapore CountdownPhoto from STAR ISLAND

The STAR ISLAND Countdown is a 70-minute Japanese fireworks musical extravaganza set to light up the Marina Bay skyline. It follows a space and time theme and features never-before-seen fireworks, like a red-to-white gradation shell display to honour Singapore’s colours and 10 unique bursts that won awards at competitions. 

DJ Hello KittyPhoto from DJ Hello Kitty

Besides fancy fireworks, there will be numerous performances, including a live pre-show gig at a Sanrio-themed zone where DJ Hello Kitty will helm the decks. You will also find Sanrio icons making special appearances here, along with a Gudetama Garden and a Sanrio characters ball pit. 

Location: 20 Raffles Avenue, The Float at Marina Bay, Singapore 039805
Date: 31 December 2022
Time: 5pm (doors open), 10.30pm (tentative showtime)
Admission: $88 to $318

Tickets are now on sale on Ticketmaster.

STAR ISLAND - Jim Bean Highball BarPhoto from

The Prequel to STAR ISLAND will see a ton of booths like a Penfolds wine counter and Jim Beam Highball bar, where you can soak in the NYE atmosphere. A Sanrio pop-up store will also be around, selling DJ Hello Kitty’s merch, CNY-themed decorations, and 2023 planners, amongst others, perfect if you want to shop for some memorabilia. 

STAR ISLAND - Sanrio Pop-Up StorePhoto from

That’s not all - you can get up close and personal with Hello Kitty, My Melody and Kuromi at Sanrio Hour between 7pm to 8pm daily, as well as take pictures with a giant-sized Kuromi inflatable.

STAR ISLAND - Kuromi InflatablePhoto from

Location: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, Singapore 018956
Date: 25 to 30 December 2022
Time: 2.30pm to 10:30pm
Admission: Free

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