Where to go to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Singapore

Where to go to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Singapore
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This article first appeared on Skyscanner'sSt Patrick's Day in Singapore: events to celebrate all things Irish

St Patrick's Day is just around the corner, which means it's time for shamrocks, leprechauns, and pints of Guinness. From raucous pub crawls to lively parades, Skyscanner uncovers the best Singapore events to celebrate all things Irish. Sláinte!

1. St Patrick's Day Street Festival

Ready for 3 days of rollicking, Guinness-fuelled revelry? Held from 18 to 20 March 2016, the St Patrick's Day Street Festival is the ultimate celebration of all things Irish. With a sea of green-clad revellers descending upon the streets of Boat Quay, you can expect a truly epic St Paddy's party. Face painting, balloon sculpting and bouncy castles will keep the kids happy, while adults can enjoy the countless food and drink promotions from nearby pubs. Of course, there will also be street performers, Irish bands and dancers galore - so after a pint of Guinness (or two), you might even feel bold enough to try the Irish jig!

When: 18-20 March, 2016

Where: Circular Road, Boat Quay

Closest MRT: Clarke Quay

Website: Click here

Ain't no party like a St Paddy's party!
Photo credit: St Patrick's Day Singapore

2. St Patrick's Ball

Get into the shamrock spirit with the swanky St Patrick's Ball, which kicks off with a champagne reception accompanied by Irish harp music. Organised by the St Patrick's Society of Singapore, this black-tie affair features a five-course gourmet meal and an Irish dancing demonstration. And did we mention the free-flowing wine, Guinness, and Tiger beer? It's the perfect excuse to get dressed up to the nines, mingle with some real Irish folk, and dance the night away.

When: 18 March 2016, 7pm

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road

Price: $250 for members, $275 for non-members

Closest MRT: Orchard

Website: Click here

Fancy celebrating St Patrick's Day in style?
Photo credit: St Patrick's Society Singapore

3. Muddy Murphy's

What better place to celebrate St Patrick's Day than in one of Singapore's oldest Irish pubs? Muddy Murphy's will be giving out orange-and-green wigs in honour of St Paddy's, as well as free Irish stew starting from 10pm. Revellers will also be treated to the Smashing Clovers - a 4-piece Celtic band with a female fiddler - so get ready to show off those dance moves. Just make sure to keep your eye on the clock: at exactly 8:16 pm, Muddy Murphy's is offering one pint of Guinness and one shot of Jameson for $20. Bottoms up!

When: 17 March, 2016

Where: 111 Somerset Road

Closest MRT: Somerset

Website: Click here

Grab a pint of Guinness at one of Singapore's oldest Irish pubs.
Photo credit: Muddy Murphy's Singapore

4. St Patrick's Day Parade

Now in its 11th year, the St Patrick's Day Parade is the crown jewel of Irish festivities in Singapore. Starting at Raffles Landing Site and ending at UOB Plaza, this lively celebration will feature bagpipers, drummers, and festivalgoers decked out in 50 shades of green. The parade is free for everyone, so grab your leprechaun hat, paint a shamrock on your face, and you're good to go!

When: 20 March, 2016

Where: Raffles Landing Site, Downtown Core

Closest MRT: Clarke Quay

Website: Click here

Cheer on the lively bagpipers at the St Patrick's Day parade.
Photo credit: Singapore River One

5. St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

For a truly raucous Irish shindig, grab your friends and head over to the St Patrick's Day Pub Crawl. Featuring an open-top party bus, drink specials all night, and a tour of at least 3 Irish pubs, this celebration is not for the faint of heart. The pub crawl ends at one of Singapore's hottest nightclubs - but before that, there will be plenty of free shots along the way, so don't forget to pace yourself! If not, you just might start seeing leprechauns…

When: 19 March 2016, 7:30pm

Where: Fat Pigeon Statue, UOB Plaza, 80 Raffles Place

Price: $50 per person

Closest MRT: Raffles Place

Website: Click here

Ready for a wild St Paddy's pub crawl?
Photo credit: Singapore Pub Crawl

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