Mid-Autumn Festival Events For Families in Singapore 2022

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Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 10 Sep 2022, the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and is celebrated as a day of family coming together.  

*Updated Sep2022

The moon is thought to be the biggest and brightest on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month as we celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is celebrated as a day of coming-together and for families to spend time together. Lanterns of all shapes and sizes are used to celebrate this festival, and here are a few activities that your family might be keen to attend and celebrate this wonderful festival together. 

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1. Celebrate Mid-Autumn @ The Esplanade's Moonfest 2022

Venue: Esplanade
Dates: 9 - 11 Sep 2022
Admission: Free with ticketed events

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Esplanade - Theatre on the Bay with Moonfest - A Mid-Autumn Celebrations. The annual traditional Chinese arts festival returns with on-site live performances and ticketed workshops. Families can expect to be exposed to and rediscover the intrinsic beauty of traditional Chinese arts.

Over the 3 day festival, Esplanade will be playing host to a getai performance, parent-and-child workshops, traditional puppet theatre and more! Many of these are free too! 

2. Moon-LIT! Mid-Autumn Festival At Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Dates: 3, 4, 9 & 10 Sep
Admission: From $10

Embrace this mid-autumn by heading down to Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) as it celebrates the harvest season with fun festivities. From tales and games across cultures, fun workshops to lantern walks and harmonious melodies, families will be able to harvest all the good tidings under the moonlit evening.

Experience the celestial Mid-Autumn Festival at SDC where an exciting line-up of festival activities await you. As a key highlight of this year's event, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra will perform familiar favourites such as The Moon Represents My Heart exclusively only on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival (10 Sep), it is a performance not to be missed! Among their many activities, visitors can participate in art jamming with local artist, Ong Lai Art by the lake or learn the art of tea-drinking by Yixing Xuan Teahouse.

3. Snap Photos With The Lantern Installation at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Dates: 16 Aug - 25 Sep
Fees: Free

As part of the the heritage centre's mid-autumn festival, families can head down to the lawn of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to snap photos of the highly instagrammable annual lantern installation.

Titled, Celestial Bodies, the installation features spherical lanterns of five characters: Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn and Mercury at the lawn and it symbolises the joyous union of family and friends, and represents the collective wish of Singaporeans to reunite with loved ones and rejoice in the Mid-Autumn festivities! 

4. Take Part In The Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Dates: 3 & 4 Sep
Fees: Free admission with fees for specific workshops and programmes

Come celebrate the mid-autumn festival at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Discover the story and traditions behind mid-autumn festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up programmes! 

Families can expect programmes like a Chinese Opera Workshop for children, Woodblock Printing Workshop, Interactive Storytelling and performances at the lawn too! 

5. Have Fun At the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 

Venue: Chinatown
Dates: 26 Aug - 25 Sep 2022
Fees: Free

This August, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival makes its long-awaited return after two years with its iconic street light-up, livening up the streets of Chinatown alongside an exciting line-up of activities, including its first-ever Food Fair.

Themed ‚ÄúBlossoming Flowers under the Full Moon‚ÄĚ (ŤäĪŚ•ĹśúąŚúÜŚļÜšł≠Áßč), the festival will feature a spectacular display of lighted sculptures and lanterns from 26 August ‚Äď 25 September 2022 that will sprawl across Chinatown‚Äôs streets.

Apart from the Food Fair, which will see the former Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street transformed into a nostalgic, bustling bazaar with street-style delights, other family-friendly activities that are not-to-be-missed include a Trade Fair, free weekend stage shows, and the ever-popular Lantern Painting Competition.

6. Mid-Autumn Festival Light-up At Gardens by the Bay

Venue: Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 27 Aug - 11 Sep 2022, 6 pm - 10 pm Daily
Fees: Free

Based on the theme of Reunion, this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival at the Gardens by the Bay celebrates the fundamental significance of the festival, bringing family and friends together to enjoy the beautiful lantern displays that will light up the Gardens in the evenings.

On top of fringe activities during the weekends, live outdoor stage performances and a marketplace will also make a return this year, creating a vibrant atmosphere to celebrate the mid-autumn festivities!

7. Lights by the Lake 2022 @ Jurong Lake Gardens

Venue: Lakeside Garden, Jurong Lake Gardens
Dates: 25 Aug - 18 Sep 2022
Fees: Free

Celebrate at the annual Lights by The Lake 2022 event held at the Jurong Lake Gardens. Organised in conjunction with President's Challenge, Lights by the Lake 2022 celebrates the nation's strength and resilience against diversity, to reunite Singaporeans and to raise awareness for the President's Challenge 2022.

Visit the spectacular displays lanterns at Jurong Lake Gardens that were hand-crafted by and enjoy weekly concerts by homegrown artists on Fridays and Saturdays from 25 August to 11 September.

Various sections of the garden will be lit up between 7 pm to 11pm daily. You can also check out the four-seasons thematic lanterns display depicting spring, summer, fall and winter in our gardens along the lake near ABC Waters Jurong Lake!

8. See The Lily Pond @ ArtScience Museum Light Up With Lanterns

Venue: Lily Pond @ ArtScience Museum
Dates: 7 - 11 Sep 2022
Fees: Free

As part of the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival and in the spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival, Marina Bay Sands will be giving away 3000 lanterns for free at the Marina Bay Sands Mooncake Booth at the Festival's Giving Marketplace from 8 to 10 Sep. 

You can take the lanterns or bring your own from 7 to 11 Sep to visit the Lily Pond located at ArtScience Museum. The pond will be lit with 500 mesmerising lanterns, allowing families to bask in the glow of the full moon and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival!


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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