Lantern parade, anyone?
So now you know all about the history of Mid Autumn Festival and where to get your mooncakes – it’s time to talk lights, lanterns and more Mid Autumn Festival fun! If you’ve never walked through a Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival in your life, you’re in for a real treat! Being a Chinese festival, Chinatown is the heart of festivities in Singapore, with the biggest and brightest celebrations for families. Don’t miss other standout displays at Gardens by The Bay and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (where you can help make history with the largest mooncake in Singapore!).
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and reminisce about the heritage of Chinatown! From nightly stage shows with exciting dragon dance performances on weekends to a festive bazaar with over 200 vendors, heritage trails and a mass lantern walk, there’s so much to see and do!
When: 2 September – 8 October 2018
Where: Various locations in Chinatown
How much: Free!
Singapore Culture and Heritage Trail – Cantonese Chapter: Reliving the Yesteryears Once More
Part of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, this two-night event promises to bring back traditional Cantonese cuisine and street food commonly found in the 1950s and 1960s. It will feature more than 10 popular Cantonese delicacies with traditional dishes which are hard to come by, such as “Gold Coin Chicken” (金钱鸡) and “Prawn Toast” (虾多士). A variety of street activities like fortune telling, Chinese calligraphy, Cantonese costume photo booth, opera and a lantern painting competition will be a hit with the whole fam!
Where: Kreta Ayer Square, 21 Banda St, Singapore 050005
How much: Free!
Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Parade at COMO Marketplace
You’re invited to COMO Marketplace for an intimate gathering among the lush greenery of COMO Dempsey for an evening of traditional treats and a lantern parade! Expect handcrafted mooncakes and artisan tea at the garden, followed by a lantern parade and a stroll around Dempsey under the moonlight. You’ll also stand a chance to win dining and shopping vouchers!
When: 21 September 2018, 8pm to 9pm
Where: COMO Dempsey, 17 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249676
How much: Free!
Gardens by The Bay
Celebrate an Autumn of Fantasies at Gardens by the Bay with larger-than-life lanterns! Making its debut this year is Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate, the widest lantern to date at 70m across, which floats on the Dragonfly Lake and is perfect for photo ops. There will be free nightly Cultural Performances and a special edition of the Garden Rhapsody, with a light show and music inspired by legends and songs of the moon. Check out the spread of local and Asian delights at the Supertree Grove, and traditional local games like Goli and Kuti Kuti. Don’t forget to make a wish at the Golden Wishing Tree or Wish upon a Floating Lotus!
When: 6 – 24 September 2018
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: Free! Charges apply to selected games.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn @ NEX
The annual NEX Mid-Autumn Festival fair is back, featuring a total of 29 stalls from famous brands like Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La and Goodwood Park Hotel! The fair is in partnership with TANGS and American Express, and will include newcomers like Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel, Awfully Chocolate and Chocoelf. We’re ready to dig into these treats!
When: 3 – 24 September 2018
Where: NEX Atrium, Level 1, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
How much: Free admission!
Mid-Autumn Celebration @ SCCC
Get set for an enchanting day of lunar appreciation at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre with its first ever Mid-Autumn Celebration! Look forward to eye-opening cultural appreciation talks, craft workshops, a planetarium show, musical acts, puppetry and opera performances, and a heritage trail in the heart of the Central Business District.
When: 15 September 2018, 10am – 6pm
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
How much: Free!
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
Organised by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual Chinese cultural festival which invites the community to come together in celebration of Chinese arts and culture. This year’s festival presents an exciting weekend of offerings suitable for everyone, including the unveiling of the largest mooncake in Singapore, heritage trails, mooncake tastings, lantern-making workshops, storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, traditional and contemporary performances, and more!
When: 22 – 23 September 2018
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
How much: Admission is free! Fees apply for activities and workshops.
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