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Kid-friendly Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Events

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Where to go and what to do this Mid-Autumn Festival with kids!

So you know all about the history of Mid-Autumn Festival, where to get your mooncakes and how to get crafty with the kiddos 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! Given that it’s a Chinese festival, Chinatown is the heart of festivities in Singapore, with the biggest and brightest celebrations for families. This year’s celebration has a Bicentennial theme, so be prepared to go on a journey through time as you stroll the stunning street light-up — spanning 2km AND two centuries. The celebrations aren’t just confined to Chinatown though, you’ll want to read on to find out about all the fun activities in store for you and the fam this Mid-Autumn Festival 2019!

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and reminisce about the heritage of Chinatown and the history of Singapore! 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: 31 August – 28 September 2019; Street light-ups 7pm til late; Nightly shows 8pm – 10:30pm 
Where: Various locations in Chinatown
How much: Free!

Chinatown Mass Lantern Walk
Enjoy a fun night out with your family and friends as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Mass Lantern Walk. The lantern walk will conclude with stage performances, pyrotechnics and fireworks display in the heart of Chinatown. Meet at Kreta Ayer Square!

When: Sunday 8 September 2019, 7 – 10pm
Where: Meet at Kreta Ayer Square
How much: Free!

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Singapore River Festival 2019 Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival at Robertson Quay
Singapore River Festival 2019 celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival at Robertson Quay! Revel in the season of reunions with family and friends as the river transforms into a luminous and festive wonderland. There will be tons of fun activities for kids, from constructing your own beaded artwork to watching the night sky illuminated by dancing LED aerial kite performances. You should also keep a lookout for a giant human claw machine that will launch your kiddo into a pool of treats! Buy tickets for the Lantern Walkabout along the Singapore River (it concludes with a bumboat ride!), or just admire the lights from one of the many kid-friendly dining options around Robertson Quay.

When: Saturday to Sunday, 14 – 15 September 2019; Lantern Walkabout at 6pm Saturday
Where: Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
How much: Free and ticketed events

Mid-Autumn Revelry at Goodwood Park’s Min Jiang & Min Jiang at Dempsey
Celebrating the spirit of family and generosity this Mid-Autumn festival, Min Jiang and Min Jiang at Dempsey will give out complimentary LED-operated paper lanterns to all children under the age of 12 during dinner.

When: 6 – 13 September 2019
Where: Min Jiang Goodwood Park Hotel & Min Jiang at Dempsey
How much: Free for diners

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Gardens by The Bay
Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival display is always spectacular and 2019 will be no different. This year pays tribute to Chinese folklore, traditions and practices, and taking centre stage is the Giant Revolving Lantern, which measures 30 metres in diameter and is wrapped around a Supertree. There will also be a Mass Lantern Walk on Saturday 14 September from 7:30pm at Bayfront Plaza — collect your free LED lantern from 7:15pm!

When: 30 August – 15 September 2019, 7 – 11pm; Lantern Walk on Saturday 14 September at 7:30pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: Free!

VivoCity’s Curious Adventures in WonderLand
Grab the kiddos and check out the beautiful lantern display on the rooftop of VivoCity (part of their Mid-Autumn celebrations). They’ll take you into Wonderland, through 5 whimsical zones loosely based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – starting from a journey down the rabbit hole, a rendezvous at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, a close-up encounter with the Queen’s card soldiers and finally meeting the Red Queen herself at a towering castle made of lanterns! Check out the gallery from our visit for moreNB: Vivo is also hosting a huge mooncake fair; click here to see what flavours are on offer!

When: 23 August – 22 September 2019, 10am – 10pm
Where: VivoCity, Sky Park Level 3, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
How much: Free!

Mid-Autumn Celebrations at the Singapore Polo Club
Light up colourful lanterns and feast on tasty mooncakes at the Singapore Polo Club’s Mid-Autumn celebrations, which are open to the public. There will be fun interactive games, a lantern parade, goodie bags and more!

When: Saturday 7 September 2019, 7 – 9pm
Where: Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road Singapore 298334
How much:$30 members/$38 guests

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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 reflect on its shared heritage and come together in celebration of Chinese arts and culture. This year’s festival presents an exciting weekend of offerings suitable for the young and the young at heart, including heritage trails around the Balestier precinct, guided tours of the museum’s galleries, mooncake tasting, lantern-making workshops, storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, alfresco concert performances, and more.

When: Saturday to Sunday,  7 – 8 September 2019, 1oam – 9:30pm
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
How much: Admission is free! Fees apply for some activities.

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Mid-Autumn Yeah!
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre invites everyone to reap their own harvest of knowledge and experiences through its Mid-Autumn Yeah! celebrations. Tales and traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival are brought to life through a selection of programmes at the Cultural Centre, with something for everyone. As part of a mass-escape activity, visitors can plan The Mooncake Heist to break into the moon vault and lay their hands on the secret recipe of the legendary Divine Mooncake; or put on their thinking caps to crack a traditional Mid-Autumn favourite – lantern riddles!

When: Friday (7-10pm) to Saturday (1 – 7pm), 13 – 14 September 2019
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
How much: Free!

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 at Jurong Point with Hello Kitty and more
Mid-Autumn Festival is the time of the year to reunite with your family and friends. This year, Jurong Point celebrates the sweet reunion of the festival by bringing beloved Sanrio characters to the mall! Don’t miss seeing Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, gudetama, Kerokerokeroppi and Pompompurin! You’ll find life-sized inflatables, lantern installations, cultural appreciation activities and even a meet & greet with Hello Kitty! Wander down the six-metre-long Sanrio characters Lantern Tunnel and check out the Mooncake Fair while you’re there.

When: 27 August – 15 September 2019, 10am – 10pm
Where: Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #03-07, Singapore 648886
How much: Free!

Lead image courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, image #2 courtesy of Chinatown Festivals, image #3 courtesy of Singapore River One, image #4 courtesy of Gardens By The Bay, image #5 courtesy of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, image #6 courtesy of Jurong Point

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