September means Mid-Autumn Festival is round the corner.
Besides indulging in mooncakes and tea, the occasion should also be quality time with family and friends.
If you have not made any plans to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival yet, there are several events and displays all around the island. Here are 5 Events Happening In Singapore During The Mid-Autumn Festival.
Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay
#1 MID-AUTUMN @ GARDENS BY THE BAY
There will be a total of ten lantern sets around the gardens depicting traditional Mid-Autumn folklore such as Chang Er, the Old Man Under The Moon, and more. There is also the Colonnade of Lights display, featuring a magnificent sight of 4,000 lighted lanterns.
Interesting activities will be held within the gardens from time to time, such as the Interactive Lantern Procession – which allows visitors to light their own “smart lanterns” with their phones.
When: Saturday, 03 September 2016 to Thursday, 18 September 2016, 7pm – 11pm
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Tel: +65 6420 6848
Photo Credit: Esplanade
#2 ESPLANADE’S MOONFEST
Esplanade has activities for both the young and the young at heart. You can choose from a variety of free events such as the Lantern Walkabout by the waterfront, traditional Chinese opera performances by the outdoor stage and more.
Ticketed programmes include a parent-and-child snowskin mooncake-making workshop, a guzheng recital, and skits such as The Magic Lantern (recommended for children aged 5 and above).
When: Friday, 09 September 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016
1 Esplanade Drive
Tel: +65 6828 8377
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#3 CHINATOWN MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2016
What’s a Mid-Autumn Festival celebration without the yearly light-up along Chinatown? There will be lanterns hung up on the streets of South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, and New Bridge Road from 7pm to midnight every day for the entire month of September.
The Festive Bazaar will happen along Pagoda Street, where you can look forward to over 300 stalls offering mooncakes, pomelos, handicrafts, teas, and lanterns.
When: Friday, 02 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016
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#4 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PICNIC AT JURONG CENTRAL PARK
Families for Life! picnics are held throughout the year, but the Mid-Autumn Festival’s edition will prove to be an engaging one. Some of the event highlights include lantern walkabouts, lantern-decorating, and even a screening of the movie ‘Minions’!
There will also be musical performances, bouncy castles, and more activities that are splendid for families.
When: Saturday, 10 September 2016, 5pm – 9.30pm
Jurong Central Park
Junction off Jalan Boon Lay & Boon Lay Way
Tel: +65 1800 471 7300
#5 WAN QING WEEKEND AT SUN YAT SEN NANYANG MEMORIAL HALL
The memorial hall will be presenting life-sized lanterns that resemble the old playgrounds in Singapore, such as the iconic Toa Payoh dragon playground. They would make for amazing photo opportunities with family and friends!
Besides the lanterns, other free activities such as lantern-making, lantern riddles, storytelling sessions and more await you during the Mid-Autumn Festival weekend.
When: Saturday, 10 September 2016 and Sunday, 11 September 2016
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
12 Tai Gin Road
Tel: +65 6256 7377