Marina Bay Sands is back with its annual signature event, Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, after a two-year hiatus! Featuring local community partners such as non-profit organisations, social enterprises, and small local businesses in our Giving Marketplace, we invite the public to join us in raising funds for partner charities through a series of meaningful giving back opportunities!

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In the spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival, Marina Bay Sands will be giving away 3000 lanterns for free at the Marina Bay Sands Mooncake Booth at the Giving Marketplace. The Lily Pond located at ArtScience Museum will also be lit with 500 mesmerising lanterns, allowing visitors to bask in the glow of the full moon.

The Festivities will continue behind-the-scenes with a series of internal volunteering events, organised to engage and encourage its close to 10,000-strong Team Member population to amplify impact for people in need.


Gourmet Pop Ups
Feast on exclusive delights dished out by our signature restaurants, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and YardBird Southern Table & Bar.
Homegrown Talent
Catch a live mix of hit sensations and local bands such as Benjamin Kheng, Annette Lee, Tabitha Nauser, Jack & Rai and Nation One.
Giving Marketplace
Browse through our curated selection of lifestyle products from graphic books, plants, and handmade decorative art pieces offered by non-profit organisations, social enterprises, and small local businesses.
Fun-filled Art and Craft Workshops
Take a break from your regular programming and find some Zen in our art jamming and terrarium workshops! 
Mid-Autumn Festival Light Up

From 7 – 11 Sep, enjoy the stunning spectacle of 500 lanterns lighting up the lily ponds at ArtScience Museum. Receive a free lantern when you visit the Marina Bay Sands Mooncake Booth at the Giving Marketplace from 8 – 10 Sep!

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Community Chest Heartstrings Walk
Bond with your family and friends while supporting meaningful causes together! Join us at the Charity Fun Walk in the evening on 10 Sep, or sign up for the Virtual Walk to walk at your own pace.


What is the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival?

The Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is the signature event of Marina Bay Sands’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, Sands Cares. Incepted in 2013, the multi-day festival invites the public to join Marina Bay Sands in raising funds for partner charities through a series of meaningful giving back opportunities.

The operating hours are as follows:

  • 8 Sep (Thu), 5pm – 9.30pm
  • 9 Sep (Fri), 5pm – 10pm
  • 10 Sep (Sat), 2pm – 10pm

For more details on this year’s programme line-up, please revisit our Facebook page.

All visitors aged 13 and above must be fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19 before they can enter the event  venue.

In accordance with the latest Safe Management Measures, mask wearing in an outdoor setting is not required.

There are several programmes, performances, workshops, and booths that are open to the public from 8 – 10 Sep. These include:

  1. Giving Marketplace
    Raise funds for meaningful causes and peruse a variety of lifestyle products such as sustainable products, books, and art, offered by non-profit organisations, social enterprises, and small local businesses. A portion of proceeds will go to selected beneficiaries supported by Marina Bay Sands.
  2. Free Entertainment
    Support music by local Singaporean entertainment talents, including headliner acts by Benjamin Kheng, Tabitha Nauser and Annette Lee. A mix of live bands, DJs and roving buskers will also perform at the Event Plaza. Performances are free. More details can be found at Facebook Page.
  3. F&B
    Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will serve up classic burgers and milkshakes while Yardbird Southern Table and Bar will also be dishing out their crowd favourites, Biscuit & Gravy and Popcorn Shrimp. Both restaurants will be serving beer. F&B sale proceeds will be donated to Comchest.
    Social enterprise Don8uri advocates for social integration of deaf individuals, and will offer an assortment of hand rolled sushi, thoughtfully prepared by deaf advocates. Freshly brewed kombucha by local business Wild Boocha will also be available.
  4. Pet Adoption Drive
    Adopt, don’t shop! If you’re a cat-lover, help these felines to find a forever home by adopting them from community partners, Cat Welfare Society.
  5. Workshops
    Partake in family-friendly activities while overlooking the Festival grounds and the stunning Singapore city skyline.
  6. Stay engaged online
    For every like, comment, and share of our Facebook video, Marina Bay Sands will donate S$1, up to a maximum of S$100,000, to our beneficiaries from Art Outreach Singapore, APSN, Care Corner Singapore, Image Mission, WE CARE Community Services, and the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.

Admission to the Festival and entertainment is free. The public can purchase goods, food and beverages and participate at workshops for a small fee.

Cash, PayNow and PayLah! are accepted.

External food and drink items will not be allowed into the Event Plaza.

Yes, alcohol will be available for sale at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s food container at the Giving Marketplace. Guests must present an ID for verification as no alcohol will be sold to persons under 21.

Yes, pets can be brought to the Event Plaza but dogs must be kept on a leash.

Photography, filming, and audio recording are permitted throughout the Festival. Guests may also tag us on our Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #SandsforSingapore. 

Guests may access the restrooms located at the Shoppes.

Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is a rain or shine event. Rain can’t stop us from giving back to the community! 

Yes, Spectra – A Light & Water Show will continue to run every evening. Showtimes remain the same, as follows:

  • 8 Sep (Thu) – 8pm, 9pm
  • 9 Sep (Fri) – 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
  • 10 Sep (Sat) – 8pm, 9pm, 10pm

Only the 8pm edition of Spectra on 8 Sep will feature a special edition to officiate the launch of Sands for Singapore Charity Festival.

Unfortunately, all tickets are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.