Let the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations Begin

Mid Autumn Festival is a time of celebration, for friends and family to greet each other warmly and send mooncakes to express gracious greetings and good wishes. Another tradition is to hang colourful lanterns during the festival. During this time, festive bazaars and carnivals are common occurrences across our Little Red Dot. We give you the must-visits!


Wan Qing Mid-Autmun Festival

Organised by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, this annual Chinese cultural festival aims to invite the community to celebrate Chinese arts and culture through exciting offerings for both the young and young at heart. During the entire weekend you can expect family fun activities like heritage trails, mooncake tasting, lantern making, storytelling and both traditional and contemporary performances as well as a giant mooncake (halal certified) for the Singapore Book of Records. Not one to be missed!

Dates: 22 & 23 September 2018

Time: 10.00am – 9.30pm

Cost: Free


This part of town is vibrant throughout the year but come Mid-Autmun Festival, it showcases a whole new vibe. And this year it promises to be bigger, better and with over a thousand lit paper lanterns, brighter than ever. Filled with gigantic light-ups including a 10 meter-tall Chinese junk ship, the entire surrounding area will be buzzing with local stalls, dragon dances and festive songs. Although you can check out the visuals any time of the day, nighttime is when the experience takes on a life of its own.

Dates: 23 September (Mass Lantern walk), 1-30 September (Festive Bazaar), 8-24 September (Nightly Stage Shows), 21-22 September (Culture and Heritage Trail)

Cost: Free

Gardens By the Bay

This year the theme “Autumn of Fantasies” is all set to take your breath away. Fantastical lantern sets depicting mythical creatures and larger-than-life flora and fauna will light up the sky. Don’t miss the bustling marketplace at the Supertree Grove where the entire family can enjoy cultural performances, local delights and a beautiful showcase of traditional Chinese crafts.

Dates: 6-24 September

Cost: Free and paid activities

Esplanade-Moonfest 2018

A host of free and ticketed programmes from 21-23rd September will be sure to grab your attention. There’s no better time to enjoy Singapore street opera scenes from bygone eras. Try your hands at Chinese calligraphy, don a traditional Chinese opera costume or enjoy a cup of sparkling cold brew tea. Join the Walkout at the Esplanade Waterfront carrying your favourite lantern with your loved ones. From workshops to talks and storytelling to dances, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Dates: 21-23 September

Cost: Free and Paid events


Disney Tsum Tsum Mid-Autumn Celebration of Love at VivoCity

Lanterns and mooncakes and Disney oh my! The rooftop Skypark at Vivocity is all set to bring in the Mid-Autumn Festival fun. Receive a warm welcome from a larger-than-life Mickey and Minnie Mouse centerpiece. Thousands of Disney-themed Tsum Tsum lantern installations await your presence in the 40-m long illuminated Tunnel of Love. Onwards to the Fairytale Garden where you can spend time with five of your favourite princesses. After, head to the Ice Palace floating on the fractal lake in Wishing Wonderland to make a wish with Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Although it will be good fun to attend the festival at any time, the real beauty of the lanterns will come alive after dark.

Dates: 30 August – 30 September

Cost: Free

For more exciting family events in September check out our Events calendar!