Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 21 Sep 2021, the 15th day of the 8th lunar month and is celebrated as a day of family coming together.
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.
Mid-Autumn Festival @ Rainforest Lumina
Venue: Singapore Zoo
Date: 3 to 12, 17 to 19 Sep 2021
Time: 7.15pm to 12am (last admission at 11.15pm)
- Adult: $18+
- Child (ages 3 to 12): $14+
- Senior (ages 60 and above): $14+
For a limited time, the Rainforest Lumina, a interactive lights and sound set-up a the Singapore Zoo, adds in elements of the Mid-Autumn Festival for visitors to celebrate the festival while going through the multi-media experience. Come and watch the the rainforest comes to life in a symphony of lights, music and interactive play installations, coupled with photo opportunities and lanterns all aglow at the Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo!
Get "Moon-Lit" At Singapore Discovery Centre
Photo Credits: Singapore Discovery Centre
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Dates: 4 - 26 Sep 2021
Admission: Mostly Free
Go on a Lantern Walk around The Discovery Lake while holding your self-created paper Rabbit Lantern at the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC)! You won't want to miss the light installation on The Discovery Lake where the floating lights and reflections compliments the calm and peaceful surrounding. Moon-Lit is a series of mid-autumn activities (mostly free) that starts from 4 Sep 2021 at the SDC.
To know what to expect, you may check out more pictures from our experience too!
Street Light-up @ Chinatown
Photo Credits: Chinatown Festivals
Venue: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road
Date: 07 Sep – 05 Oct 2021
Time: 7pm – 12mn (Daily)
This year's Chinatown Street Light-up will feature sculptured lanterns like chang’er, flowers and greetings, etc., combining traditions with modern design, visitors will be enthralled by the creativity of the contemporary street light-up design. Families may also choose to view the light-up from home through the Chinatown 360 Virtual Tour!
Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 at Gardens by the Bay
Venue: Flower Dome, Outdoor Gardens at Gardens by the Bay
Date: 15 Sep - 3 Oct 2021, 9 am - 9 pm (Flower Dome), 6 pm - 10 pm (Outdoor Gardens)
Admission: Admission to Flower Dome applies, Free to visit Outdoor Gardens
Based on the theme of “Blessings” (祈福), this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay hopes to bring tidings of good health and better days ahead to visitors through the lantern displays. You can expect the "Sky Lanterns" a set of lanterns that appears to be floating up a Supertree, the "Rabbits Forest", adorable rabbit lanterns spreading festive cheer in Flower Dome, and Miffy Gardens too!
Release a Sky Lantern @ HomeTeamNS Khatib
Venue: HomeTeamNS Khatib
Date: 18 Sep 2021, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Admission: $30 (non-members) / $25 (members) per 5 pax
Spend your evening crafting and lighting up their very own lantern, going on an exciting scavenger hunt, and finally noting your family's wishes on a sky lantern before releasing it! You will also receive Mid-Autumn goodie bags inclusive of light sticks, sparklers, mini mooncakes, and other sweet treats! Registration for the event is required to take part!
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
Photo Credits: National Heritage Board
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 31 Aug to 26 Sep 2021
Time: 10am to 9pm, Daily
This year’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival will be mainly taking place virtually via the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Facebook page, where families can look forward to an exciting line-up of family-friendly digital initiatives. However, you won't want to miss "Those Moonlit Moments...", an outdoor installation comprising four large rabbit lanterns that promises to make for great photo-moments under the stars.
Shadow Puppetry And Crafts At Rocking Horse Playhouse
Venue: Rocking Horse Playhouse
Date: 18 Sep, 10 am - 11 am / 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Admission: $45 per child
Rocking Horse Playhouse is a new playground at Horse City, and this Mid-Autumn, they are collaborating with The Story Corner to present a story of Chang'e and her trip to the moon through shadow puppetry. Suitable for kids between 4 to 9 years old, they will also be making their own "glow in the dark" Moon Goddess paper lanterns and black sticker activity book too.
Registration is required for the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations at Rocking Horse Playhouse.
Let's Learn About…Mid-Autumn Festival at the Asian Civilisations Museum
Photo Credits: Asian Civilisations Museum
Venue: Online, ACM Website
Date: 3 - 30 Sep 2021
Families can take their little ones on a Let’s Learn About journey to discover ACM masterpieces that relate to the moon, in time for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. This includes information on how the festival is celebrated, home craft activities and a mini-quiz.
Find out more about what's happening at the ACM this Sep and Oct too!
Moonfest - A Mid-Autumn Celebration @ The Esplanade
Photo Credits: Esplanade
Venue: Esplanade / Online
Date: 17 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
Fee: Varies according to activity
Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration is an annual traditional Chinese arts festival held in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Esplanade. The 17th edition of Moonfest is a hybrid festival comprising both on-site live performances from 17 – 19 Sep 2021, and digital programme offerings till 3 Oct 2021. It includes ticketed workshops and free performances too!
Mid-Autumn Festival by Jurong Lake Gardens
Photo Credits: NParks
Venue: Jurong Lake Garden / Online
Date: 17 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
From 17 September to 3 October, Jurong Lake Gardens will be presenting a series of interactive online and onsite programmes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Jurong Lake Gardens. This includes a Mid-Autumn Festival Light-up at the gardens, an online concert, a specially curated sunset tour of the Jurong Lake Gardens and more!
While at Jurong Lake Garden, you won't want to miss the play areas, Forest Rumble and Clusia Cove!