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Mid-Autumn Festival Events In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Events + Mooncakes + Lanterns

mid autumn Festival in KL

Once you spot those delightful kids’ lanterns and tempting mooncakes being sold everywhere, there’s no mistake that the Mid Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival, is just around the corner. Celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eight-month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Typically, it’s a time for Chinese families to gather over a meal and indulge in mooncakes, while the children play with lanterns and parade around the neighborhood. It’s a delightful tradition and one that you can easily partake in. Here we’ve listed a number of activities and events taking place around Kuala Lumpur just so you can be a part of this charming festive occasion.


  • Top 10 Mid-Autumn Festival Events In Kuala Lumpur: *Updated Soon For 2019!

    A Celestial Reunion @ The Mines Shopping Mall

    WHAT: From cultural performances to a bazaar, contests, and workshops, The Mines Shopping Mall has a number of exciting activities to entice you. Parents and kids can participate in the Lantern Making Contest or Mooncake Making workshop while moms and dads can shop for yummy mooncakes at the bazaar and enjoy the Chinese Cultural dance performance.


    WHERE: The Mines Shopping Mall, Jalan Dulang, Mines Wellness City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8949 6333, Website


    A Story On Mid Autumn Festival @ The Story Book

    WHAT: A family activity for parents with kids aged 3 to 10 years, learn all about the story of Chang' Er, the Jade Rabbit, and Wu Gang - the myth and legend behind the celebration of Mid Autumn Festival. Kids will also get to bring home a lantern. Fees are RM10 per person.


    WHERE: The Story Book, E-1-13, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6018 229 436, Website


    Lantern Festival @ Central Market

    WHAT: It's going to be a lively affair at the Mid Autumn celebrations at Central Market with plenty to look forward to. There will be a lantern parade, mooncake-making workshop, lantern-making workshop, food tasting, fun riddles, and stage performance.

    WHEN: September 22, 2018 at 5pm

    WHERE: Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 300 22 8688, Website


    Mid-Autumn Market & Picnic @ Mari House

    WHAT: Take a drive down to Mari House to experience a unique Mid Autumn celebration with activities like make-your-own lantern and snow-skin mooncake, Yue Gao decoration, lantern riddles, story-telling and finally lantern parade at the end of the evening.  There will also be a basic watercolor workshop and batik painting workshop all day. Vendors will be selling home-cooked food and drinks, so bring your own containers and cutlery, and have a picnic in the garden.


    WHERE: Mari House,  Lot 20, Jalan Templer Heights, 3/2, Persiaran Bukit Takun 1, Templer Park, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia, +6016 661 3083, Facebook


    Mooncake Festival Workshop @ Junior Explorers

     WHAT: Kids from 3 to 12 years are invited to participate in a story-telling session by Teacher Nana followed by a crystal mooncake making session by Teacher Chew. There are only 15 seats available so hurry and make your booking soon before they get snapped up.


    WHERE: Junior Explorers, 1 City, B-09-2F & 3F, Garden Shoppe @ One City, Jalan USJ 25/1A, Subang Jaya 47650, Selangor, Malaysia, +6019 332 3638, Facebook


    Mid-Autumn Festival @ Viva Home

    WHAT: Look out for fun activities happening at Viva Home such as the lantern making workshops on weekends from 4pm to 6pm for kids from 6 to 10 years. There’s also mooncake making sessions and a free lantern giveaway when you spend RM88 from selected Mid-Autumn kiosks. If you spend a minimum of RM168, you’ll also stand a chance to win an exclusive tea set.


    WHERE: Viva Home, 85, Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur, Website


    Mooncake Baking Class @ Junior Nutri Chef

    WHAT: Parents and kids can learn how to make your very own mooncake in this hands-on baking class. Priced at RM68 per group for groups of 2 to 4 persons, utensils, equipment and aprons as well as ingredients will be provided. Just show up and have a marvelous time in this baking class! Register by September 15 to secure your spot.


    WHERE: SetiaWalk Mall, Taman Wawasan, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia, +6017 541393, Website


    Mid-Autumn Festival @ IPC Shopping Center

    WHAT: At IPC Shopping Center, kids can take part in the DIY Fish Lantern Workshop and meet IPC Smiley Bag. Shoppers will receive a Mid-Autumn Felt Bag when they spend a minimum of RM300 on the same day.


    WHERE: IPC Shopping Centre, No.2, Jalan PJU 7/2 Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, Website


    Mooncake Playdough Workshop @ Playground The Cafe

    WHAT: Kids can learn the history behind the mooncake festival in the storytelling session followed by the making of mooncakes using play dough. Open to kids from 2.5 to 6 years, entry is priced at RM45 per child. Kids will also have free access into the play area, while parents can enjoy 10% off on food and drinks.


    WHERE: Playground The Café, Lot G-6 Arcoris Mont Kiara, No 10, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 316 5968 (Wendy)


    Mid Autumn 2018 @ Publika

    WHAT: Publika celebrates the Mid Autumn Festival with free origami workshops, performances such as children harmonica, children Chinese drum, children lion dance, and adult lion dance. There’s also an outdoor movie session and picnic.


    WHERE: The Square, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Facebook


    Playdate: The Moon at Mid-Autumn

    WHAT: Little ones will love this play session There will be an exploration of shadow and light as kids listen to the story of the princess in the moon coupled with shadow play and drama games. The session is priced at RM60 per child.


    WHERE: Space.Toccata, 39A, Jalan SS2/55, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, +6017 207 0466


    Cherish Togetherness @ 1 Utama Shopping Center

    WHAT: 1 Utama has lined up a number of entertainment acts for shoppers such as the Khuan Loke Traditional Dragon Dance, PsycuSix Modern Circus Troupe, Zone D Studio Diabolo performance, Regal Orchestra Guzhen and University of Malaya 24 Drums. ONECARD members can also participate in fun workshops such as lantern making, snow skin mooncake making, and maltose candy art giveaway. Don't forget to get your hands on mooncakes while you're there with a wide selection from a number of brands such as Grand Imperial Group, Tai Thong, Sheraton, Hilton PJ and more.


    WHERE: 1 Utama Shopping Center, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Center, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, www.1utama.com.my


    Tales Of The Moonlight Mid Autumn Festival @ Sunway Putra Mall

    WHAT: Head over to Sunway Putra Mall this to check out the 8,888 origami rabbits on display at the Main Concourse which made its way into the Malaysia Book of Records for the Most Number of Origami Rabbits. There's a number of activities to keep your juniors busy such as the Mochi Making Workshop, Coloring Session, Bento Workshop, Lantern Arts and Crafts and more. On September 22, don't miss the lantern parade at 7:30pm. The first 250 participants to register on the mall's Facebook page will receive a free mooncake and lantern.


    WHERE: Sunway Putra Mall, No 100, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2786 9300, www.facebook.com/sunwayputramall 
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