Figuring out where to spend the festive Mid-Autumn weekend? If you’re bored of parading around your neighbourhood with homemade lanterns in hand, here are some exciting events you can go to with the family!
Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations
Chinatown is definitely going all out with the festivities this year. Check out the annual street light-up in its full glory along Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road. On 1st October, there is a mass lantern walk where you can light up lanterns and join in a walk around Chinatown. There is also a Festive Street Bazaar in the area selling mooncakes, decorative collectibles and more. The place will definitely be packed with energy, take a stroll down Chinatown to soak in the lively atmosphere with family and friends!
Date: Now till 19 October 2017
Time: Check the timings for various events here.
Address: All around Chinatown; in front of People’s Park Complex, Chinatown Point, New Bridge Road & Kreta Ayer Square.
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall will be holding its annual Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival and there will be a lawn installation of giant lanterns! This year’s setup will be lit up nightly for two weeks from 25 September onwards and will feature cellophane lanterns in a variety of shapes and designs we all find familiar.
Accompanying the installation is a weekend of programmes like snow skin mooncake-making workshops, storytelling sessions, paper cutting, lantern-making workshops, games and more for a whole day of family fun! Don’t forget to catch the outdoor screening of The LEGO Batman Movie on 1 October at 8pm if the kids are big fans.
Date: 30 September – 1 October 2017
Time: 10am – 9.30pm
Address: 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Gardens by the Bay
In celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival, Gardens by the Bay has a great lineup of activities for your family. There is a lantern display located at the outdoor gardens where sprawling lantern sets reflect scenes of bountiful harvests and abundance. Do not miss out on “Waters of Prosperity”, the largest lantern display created by the Gardens to date. You can also engage your toddlers in fun activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and learning to tie Chinese knots all at the convenience of the Garden itself. Indulge in a wide variety of Asian delights at the Food Street that is sure to wow your taste buds too.
Date: Now till 8 October 2017 (‘Illuminations of Joy’ light display will run till 31 October 2017)
Time: Various timings for different activities, but it’s best to arrive at 5pm to enjoy the whole experience.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
The story of the iconic lady in the moon will be portrayed at Singapore Botanic Gardens during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2017. The Arts Fission Company will be presenting a contemporary dance-theatre performance, Moonstruck, based on the Chinese legend of Chang Er. Moonstruck will also feature music inspired by the moon such as Beethoven’s famous Moonlight Sonata.
Date: 30 September 2017
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Address: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Don’t forget to check if your neighbourhood’s Community Centre has organised events for your constituency and get in on the fun with everyone!