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Kid-friendly Events for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021

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Where to go and what to do this Mid-Autumn Festival (aka Mooncake Festival) with kids in 2021! Mid-Autumn events, mooncake workshops, lantern displays, and more!

So you know all about the history of Mid-Autumn Festival, where to get your mooncakes and how to get crafty with the kiddos Mid-Autumn style. Now it’s time to talk lights, lanterns and more Mid-Autumn Festival events fun! This year’s Mid Autumn celebration will be made up of light displays at Chinatown, historical exhibitions, plus virtual mooncake and lantern fun to be had online.

Mid-Autumn Events & Workshops

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

This year’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival will be taking place online via the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s Facebook page. You can still head down to SYSNMH to soak in the Mid-Autumn festivities though so don’t fret – there’s a lovely outdoor installation comprising four large animal lanterns enjoying mooncakes! Produced by Thailand artist Boonyavee Boonsakda (Ngaew Ngaew), in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Those Moonlit Moments features The Moon Rabbit and more, inspired by the Jade Rabbit from Chinese folklore which keeps the goddess Chang’e company on the moon.

When: 31 August to 26 September 2021, 10am to 9pm daily
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
How much: Free!

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2021

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and reminisce about the heritage of Chinatown and the history of Singapore at the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival! While there won’t be nightly stage shows, exciting dragon dance performances or the festive bazaar this time round, you can still check out the Mid-Autumn Festival street light up and join the festivities online. There will be various online activities, a 360 Virtual Tour of the street light up and more!

When: Street light up from 7 September – 5 October 2021, 7pm – midnight daily
Where: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road
How much: Free!

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MidAutumn Festival at Gardens by The Bay

For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, Gardens by The Bay will delight the young and old with lantern displays! Highlights include Sky Lanterns, set with sky lanterns ‘floating’ up a Supertree against a scenic mountainous backdrop with animals and plants; the Rabbits Forest set, featuring adorable rabbit lanterns spreading festive cheer in Flower Dome; Colonnade of Lights and Origami Crane Trees, made by 33 community groups who hand-painted 1,000 round paper lanterns and folded 2,000 origami cranes penned with words of blessings. Besides lantern displays, there will also be cultural performances on-site on weekends, which will be live-streamed on Gardens by the Bay’s Facebook.

When: Wednesday, 15 September to Sunday, 3 October
Where: Gardens by the Bay
How much: Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated

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Moon-Lit! A Mid-Autumn September at Singapore Discovery Centre

Singapore Discovery Centre has a line up of exciting activities for families with Moon-Lit! A Mid-Autumn September! One of the highlights is Moon Mirrors, a floating light installation by the Discovery Lake under the night sky. There will also be fun workshops, plus free lantern-making crafts, moonwalks and storytelling sessions on offer through the month!

When: 4 – 26 September 2021
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
How much: Mix of free and ticketed events.

Travelling Exhibition – Origins of Mid-Autumn Festival

Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month when the moon is at its brightest and roundest, Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese community around the world. Popularised during the Song dynasty, Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations have evolved with time to include modern adaptions of traditional practices. Rediscover the origins, legends, and customs of this ancient festival at the Travelling Exhibitions – Origins of Mid-Autumn Festival exhibition!

When: 1 – 30 September 2021, 11am – 9pm
Where: [email protected], 133 New Bridge Road, #04-12 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
How much: Free Admission

ChinatownFest DIY Snowskin Mooncakes Workshop

Join a local bakery’s head chef for a guided step-by-step live interaction class and achieve your very own pretty-looking Lychee Osmanthus Snowskin Mooncakes!

5 September 2021, 10:30am – 12pm
12 September 2021, 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Online
How much: $14.90

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The Art of Making Traditional Lantern with Yue Hwa

Experience the art of making a traditional lantern this mid-autumn by joining this workshop. Using hand-crafted pressed flower paper and using a simple assembly method you’ll learn to construct a lantern of your choice. You can choose from 6 different shapes according to your decorative needs. Enjoy the beauty of your handiwork under the bright moon this Mid-Autumn.

When: 11 – 12 September 2021, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Yue Hwa Building Level 1, 70 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059805
How much: $8

Mid-Autumn Lantern Walk at Pearl’s Hill City Park

Join Better Trails for an evening walk to discover the nocturnal side of this unique city park under the illumination of lanterns. An experienced host will guide you through the heritage of the place and share his knowledge of the flora and fauna. The walk will start from a heritage building of 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace. This place houses a secret bunker that was formerly the Combined Operations Room!

When: 18, 19 and 21 September 2021, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Yue Hwa Building Level 1, 70 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059805
How much: From $15. Includes a lantern and light tea and mooncake refreshments.

Virtual Mid-Autumn Nagomi Art Workshop

Nagomi Art is an art form known more for its therapeutic and calming effect on the artist than the end result. This workshop by Toa Payoh Central Community Club is lead by an instructor with years of experience who will be able to guide you along, so you don’t need any art experience at all! Each registration will entitle you to an art kit, which includes all the necessary material for a family of 3 to do the artwork together. After registration, you’ll be contacted to collect the art kit from 5 September to 18 September at Toa Payoh Central CC before the event date.

11 September 2021, 4pm – 5pm
18 September 2021, 2pm – 3pm or 4pm to 5pm
Where: Online
How much: $5

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Virtual Snow Skin Mooncake Workshop by Bishan Community Centre

Learn how to make your own snow skin mooncakes this Mid-Autumn season! Bishan Community Centre is hosting an online snow skin mooncake-making workshop where there will be a chance to win one of 5 boxes of snow skin mooncakes during the quiz segment.

When: 12 September 2021, 2pm – 3:30pm
Where: Online
How much: Free!

Virtual LED Lantern Making Workshop

Sembawang Central Zone 2 RN will be organising a virtual LED Lantern Making workshop! Participants will get exclusive LED lantern sets delivered to them before the workshop. Sign up before they’re all gone!

When: 11 September 2021, 8pm
Where: Online
How much: Free!

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Virtual Snow Skin Mooncake Workshop

Boon Lay Community Centre is offering a healthy snow skin mooncake workshop online – make sure to register soon so you’ll be in time to collect the mooncake-making ingredients before the workshop!

When: 11 September 2021, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Online
How much: $10, includes ingredients and mooncake mould

Virtual Lantern Making Workshop

Mid-Autumn Festival is coming! Punggol Vista CC SCEC & Punggol Coast AAC are organising a Virtual Lantern Making Workshop – simply register and wait for details on material kit collection before the workshop commences.

When: 11 September 2021, 10:30am – 12pm
Where: Online
How much: $5, includes material kit

Virtual Snow Skin Mooncake Workshop

Create your own delicious snowskin mooncakes from the comfort of your home! You’ll be guided step by step in this hands-on snow skin making workshop with all materials and ingredients (halal) provided.

When: 11 September 2021, 2pm – 3pm
Where: Online
How much: $5, includes ingredients and mooncake mould

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Kele x The Plant Story Mooncake Box Upcycling Workshop

Don’t we all leave Mid-Autumn Festival with bellies full of yummy mooncakes and hands full of pretty mooncake boxes we don’t know what to do with? This Mooncake Box Upcycling workshop will show you how to repurpose your used mooncake boxes into mini dessert stands or table top planters! You’ll also get to enjoy a high tea set after the session.

When: Available now till March 2022
Where: The Plant Story, Seletar Aerospace Park near Wheeler’s Estate
How much: $260/$100 per pax for families or groups of 3 and above

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