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Top Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations
Lanterns + Mooncakes + Entertainment

Let those lanterns shine with both virtual and onsite offerings this Mid-Autumn! Little Steps has sourced out our top recommendations for enjoying the Mid-Autumn Festival with the kiddos. Let's go!

 

Lantern Walk, Bazaar, Light Up @ Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 goes virtual! For the first time, the opening ceremony for this annual mega community event will take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it will be live stream over Facebook. Be enchanted by 700 sculptured lanterns along the streets of Chinatown. The lanterns display will depict traditional Chinese motifs and characters such as Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon in Chinese mythology, it will also illustrate this year’s theme – “family”, as a core element in getting Singaporean unite together as one big family to overcome the challenges ahead and emerge stronger.

When: September 17 to October 26, 2020.

Where: Chinatown, Singapore, Website

 

Mid-Autumn Festival @ Gardens By The Bay

To keep the tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival alive and bring cheer to everyone as they adjust to life in the new normal, Gardens by the Bay will be celebrating Mid-Autumn with a mix of onsite and online offerings. Illuminating the Gardens will be 6 lantern sets embracing the significance of the Mid-Autumn Festival with the themes of family reunion and unity in the community - qualities that are especially meaningful in these extraordinary times. The main highlight of this year’s light-up is Apricot Grove (杏林送暖), which features apricot flowers in various stages of blooming, enhanced with gobo lighting effect to simulate falling petals. Inspired by the Chinese fable of Dong Feng (董奉), a skilled and generous medical practitioner from the Three Kingdoms period (三国时代), this lantern set at Golden Garden is a floral tribute to healthcare workers.

When: September 18 to October 4, 2020.

Where: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, Website

 

Moonfest 2020 At Esplanade

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s annual Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration goes online and sheds new light on traditional Chinese arts. For the 16th edition this year, they have put together a special selection of free digital programs, which continues to champion traditional art forms such as xiqu, dance, folk songs, puppetry, poetry, and crosstalk performed by Singapore artists and arts groups. Look out for the special virtual edition of the Lantern Walkabout too! 

When: September 25 to October 4, 2020.

Where: The Esplanade, Theaters on the Bay, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 038981,+65 6828 8377, Website

 

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

This year’s festival presents a digital edition for the first time with exciting offerings suitable for the young and the young at heart. The festival will feature well-loved family-friendly programs that spotlight Mid-Autumn customs and cultural heritage, as well as an outdoor installation featuring four large roly-poly fish lanterns! You can look forward to a variety of online activities including cooking tutorials to make delicious desserts like pulut hitam snowskin mooncake, virtual guided tours by talented student docents, and even enjoy a medley of moon-themed songs by local acapella group The Apex Project! Held online via the memorial hall’s Facebook page (@sysnmh), Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival aims to bring heritage to closer to home through an exciting line-up of family-friendly digital initiatives such as cooking classes, storytelling sessions, interactive craft demonstrations, and more. 

When: September 14 to October 11, 2020.

Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874, Website

 

Top family-friendly activities online and onsite to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2020!

Now until end of October 2020.

Online and various locations in Singapore - indoors and outdoors.

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