10 Best Activities to Celebrate Deepavali

Deepavali Festival (or Diwali) is one of the major cultural festivals in Singapore. It is a holiday honoring the victory of good over evil. Many Hindus will light lamps outside their homes to represent the inner light that shields them from spiritual darkness, keeping with a holiday that is an ode to the triumph of good over evil.

This year, Deepavali falls on October 24. Here is a list of Deepavali events and activities you may attend in Singapore.

1

Deepavali Light Up @ Little India

Date16 Sep – 13 Nov 2022
Address48 Serangoon Rd, Little India Arcade
#02-16, 217959 Singapore
Contact Details+65 6392 2246
info@Deepavali.sg
Websitehttps://www.deepavali.sg/

Visit Little India to witness the yearly Deepavali light-up, which began on September 16. The Serangoon Road, Bukit Timah Road, and Sungei Road intersection is where the Little India Deepavali Street Light Up begins. Musical instruments like the sitar and tabla are the theme of this year’s street light-up decoration. These are featured on the arches, and the dazzling lights stretch over the roads.

2

Deepavali Festival @ Raffles Hotel

Date10-24 October 2022
AddressRaffles Singapore
Contact Details+65 6412 1816
mithaibox@raffles.com
Websitehttps://www.rafflescelebrations.com.sg/

Especially designed Mithai boxes are available for collection at Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade.

Additionally, with Raffles Grab & Go, you may dine in the comfort of your home on a wide variety of authentic North Indian dishes made by Tiffin Room’s award-winning Chef Kuldeep Negi.
There are mouthwatering kebabs, tandoori specialties, curries, sweet snacks, and freshly made naans.
For a complete dining experience at home, set meals are also available.

Highlights:

  • The Mithai gift box ($68), which comes in boxes of 15 pieces and comes in a variety of five delightful flavours, including Pink Guava Amrood Kaju Katli, Rose Pedal and Saffron Besan Gulab Burfi, Doha Nariyal Burfi, Badam Kishmish, and Pista Ladoo. 
DateAll weekends of October
Address5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Contact Details(+65) 6291 1601
nhb_ihc@nhb.gov.sg
Websitehttps://www.indianheritage.gov.sg/en

The Deepavali Open House at the Indian Heritage Centre is the ideal place to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Immerse yourself in festive activities for the entire family. You can take pictures with eye-catching light displays and gather money packets with Deepavali themes. An open-top big bus tour of Little India, where you’ll get to experience the sights and sounds of the pulsating area, is one of this year’s new highlight programs.

4

Dinner @ Shikar

Date11-24 Oct 2022
AddressThe Maxwell Reserve
Hotel
2 Cook Street, Singapore
Contact Details+65 8866 0823
contactus@res.com.sg
Websitehttps://shikar.sg/

In Singapore, this elegantly furnished restaurant at Maxwell Reserve, Autograph Collection, is the pinnacle of Indian elegance and refinement, making it the perfect location for the Festival of Lights celebration.

Diwali experience set menu, available for both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian, were designed by celebrated Indian chef and chef judge of MasterChef India, Surjan Singh.

Highlights:

  • The Diwali Experience Set Menu (Vegetarian) (S$158++)
  • Diwali Experience Set Menu (Non-Vegetarian) (S$158++) 
5

Mandala Dot Painting

Food Offering15-16 Oct 2022
Address5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Contact Details
(+65) 6291 1601
nhb_ihc@nhb.gov.sg
Websitehttps://www.indianheritage.gov.sg/en

Your spiritual journey and the interdependence of life are both represented by mandala dot paintings. Join this session that will be held on October 15 and 16 if you have ever wanted to give it a try. You will be able to customize your own clay oil lamp to put on display in your house as you welcome the Festival of Lights.

Highlights:

  • Participants aged 7 and below must be accompanied by a parent. (Tickets are required for both parent and child)
6

Visit beautiful Hindu temples

Founded in 1855, the Magnificent Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple on Serangoon Road is among the country’s most ancient places of worship. This temple is devoted to Kali, the Hindu goddess of ultimate power. Aside from worship, you can spend your entire day admiring the fine details of this structure.

Other famous temples in the country are the Sri Mariamman Temple on South Bridge Road and Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple on Ceylon

7

Festival of Lights Buffet @ Shangrila

Date21 to 24 October 2022
AddressShangri-La Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road 258350 Singaporeglin Rd, Singapore 247674
Contact Details+65 6213 4398
dining.sls@shangri-la.com.
Websitehttps://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/offer-detail/dining/savour-the-taste-of-india/

Prepare to feast endlessly on a delectable dish at The Line this Deepavali. Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine from the North of the country. Finish off the meal with a wide variety of homemade desserts from Chef Amar’s childhood recollections, which are being served only for this special occasion. These include the spongy Kesar Rasmalai, a fresh milk dumpling, the most popular mithai, Kaju Burfi, freshly prepared Rava Halwa, and more.

Highlights:

  • Lunch – 12.30pm – 2.30pm (Price starts at $78)
  • Dinner – 6pm – 9.30pm ($98)
8

Traditional Indian Sweets from Moghul

Address48 Serangoon Road, #01-16
Little India Arcade
Singapore 217959
Contact Details+65 9230 9400
sales@moghulsweets.com
Websitehttps://www.moghulsweets.com/

Little India’s Moghul Sweet Shop has been selling mithai since 1996. They offer burfi, peda, ladoo, jamun, dilkush (a khoya and pistachio-filled puff pastry), and the doughnut-like balushai. Moghul sells its sweets online in boxes that either contain a single flavour or an assortment. As an alternative, you can visit their location to sample individual pieces. This is definitely a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Highlights:

  • 14 pcs Assorted Mithai Box ($40)
  • 16 pcs Assorted Mithai Box ($60)
  • 24 pcs Assorted Mithai Box ($90)
9

Try the modern Indian Sweets from Adda

DateAvailable from 12 October 2022
Address7500E Beach Rd, #01-201 Diners Building, Singapore 199595
Contact DetailsTel: +65 8922 3679
Websitehttps://www.pscafe.com/pscafe-at-harding-road

For 2022, Adda and partner Manjunath Mural, a Michelin-starred chef, are bringing back their mithai boxes in both contemporary and conventional flavors. This year, they offer six different kinds, with unique flavors including Gula Melaka & Coconut and Oreo & Cashew.

Returning flavors include figs, dates, mulberries, and almonds, as well as lychee and the rose compote gulkand, saffron, melon seeds, and lentils. All of the mithai are produced by hand, vegetarian-friendly, and free of preservatives.

Highlights:

  • Delight box for $68
  • Executive box for $128
10

Dine in @ Rang Mahal

Date5-31 Oct 2022
Address130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Contact DetailsTel: +65 6471 0306
Websitehttps://www.openfarmcommunity.com/

Rang Mahal created a memorable six-course gourmet dining experience for the joyous Diwali celebration.
For friends and family throughout the celebrations, this well-crafted set menu of captivating foods creates one of the best eating-out experiences.

This year’s Rang Mahal Heirloom Collection of sweets is also a beautiful way to celebrate Diwali. They are a really luxurious alternative if you can’t get a Diwali reservation at the restaurant, and they make the ideal Diwali gift.,

Highlights:

  • Set Menu starts at $288 per person
  • Mithai Boxes start at $98

This concludes Singapore’s finest recommendation of activities to celebrate Deepavali. We are wishing everyone a Happy Diwali and may the Deepavali’s light brightens your day this festive celebration

If you have other recommendations on where to celebrate, gift recommendations, or dining events you would like to share please let us know so we can update this post.

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