5 Things to do at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Celebrations

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Join in the festivities at Chinatown as it comes alive with an amazing line-up of programs this Mid-Autumn starting from the 8th of Sep - 30th of Sep.

First up is the official Light- Up and Opening Ceremony happening on 8th Sep from 6.30pm @ New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street! There willbe fireworks at the end! 

1. Mass Lantern Walk

Mass Lantern Walk at Chinatown

Location: Kreta Ayer Square (starting point) | Along New Bridge Road (ending point)
23 Sept 2018
7 pm – 10 pm

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your creative lanterns, appreciating the dragon dance troupes, energetic cheerleaders and the percussion band along the way. Conclude your walk with stage performances, pyrotechnics and fireworks display in the heart of Chinatown.


2. Street Light Up

Street Light-Up at Chinatown

Location: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road
8 Sept – 8 Oct 2018
7 pm – 12 am (Sunday – Thursday) | 7 pm – 2 am (Friday & Saturday)

Discover the stories of Chinatown whilst admiring the stunning decorations and lantern along the street.

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3. Nightly Stage Shows

Nightly Stage Shows at Chinatown

Location: Kreta Ayer Square
8 Sept – 24 Sept 2018
8.00 pm – 10.30 pm

Feast your eyes on stellar Chinese cultural acts, folk songs, and music and dance brought to you by both local and overseas artistes.

4. Singapore Culture and Heritage Trail – Cantonese Chapter: “Reliving the Yesteryears Once More”

Location: Kreta Ayer Square
21 Sept – 22 Sept 2018
5 pm – 10 pm

Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic and fascinating era of 50s and 60s in Chinatown. Get a taste of history, culture and heritage of the early Cantonese immigrants as well as a variety of Cantonese cuisine.

5. Festive Trade Fair and Festive Bazaar

Festive Trade Fair and Festive Bazaar at Chinatown


  • Carnival: Open space in front of People’s Park Complex
  • Street Stall: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street


  • Carnival: 1 Sept – 30 Sept 2018
  • Street Stall: 7 Sept – 24 Sept 2018


  • Carnival: 11.00 am – 10.30 pm
  • Street Stall: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

With over 300 stalls offering festive goodies such as mooncakes, pomelos, lanterns, handicrafts and tea, you’re free to unleash your inner shopaholic.

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Photo credits Chinatown Festivals


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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