7 – 11pm
This year Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival pays tribute to Chinese folklore, traditions and practices!
Taking centre stage is the Giant Revolving Lantern, which measures 30 metres in diameter and is wrapped around a Supertree. This lantern set is a reimagining of the traditional “Zou Ma Deng”, which rotates because of the heat of the candle within and casts shadowed designs of a horse trotting on its panels. Gardens by the Bay’s version, located at the Supertree Grove, is the first lantern in its seven years of Mid-Autumn Festivals to offer an immersive experience for visitors, as they can walk through the lantern set to see the story of Chang E and Hou Yi unfolding on the panels.
The Dragonfly Lake will be illuminated with two floating lantern sets – Water Colours, a Chinese landscape painting of mountains and a waterfall brought to three-dimensional life, and Martial Arts, where characters practise their moves amidst nature. Spreading over 120 metres on water, they form the longest lantern installation in the Gardens to date.
Visitors can also look forward to Lattice of Lights, consisting of 90 one-metre-tall lanterns hanging from the roof of the lattice structure at the newly opened Bayfront Plaza.
You can also join in a Mass Lantern Walk led by a magnificent LED dragon and stilt walkers at Bayfront Plaza on September 14. Collect your free lantern (while stocks last!) from 7:15pm, the walk begins at 7:30pm.
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