5 Things to do and Places to go with Kids this weekend in Singapore (26th Aug - 1st Sep 2019)

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1. Activities at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019!

Sun Yat Sen Mid-Autumn

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
 7 & 8 Sep 2019
 10.30 am - 9.00 pm

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual cultural event for the community to discover and experience the customs and traditions observed during the celebrations. This year’s festival presents an exciting weekend of offerings
suitable for the young and the young at heart, including heritage trails around the Balestier precinct, guided tours of the museum’s galleries, mooncake tasting, lantern-making workshops, storytelling of Mid-Autumn tales, alfresco concert performances, and more.


Sky Lanterns Light Up the Night!
Date: 7 September 
Time: 7.30 pm

Join visitors from all walks of life in this traditional festive activity as the Memorial
Hall releases three larger-than-life sky lantern helium balloons for the very first time, in a symbolic gesture of hope and blessings!

‚ÄúA Mid-Autumn Night‚Äôs Dream‚ÄĚ Laser Show
Date: 7 & 8 September
Time: 7.15 pm; 8.15 pm

Immerse yourself in a stunning symphony of colour visual projections, laser beams, and mist effects set to a moving orchestral soundtrack telling the story of the origins of Mid-Autumn Festival.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

2. "Legacies" at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn

Location: Garden by the Bay
 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2019
 7 pm - 11 pm

Mid-Autumn Festival returns to Gardens by the Bay this year with the theme ‚ÄúLegacies‚ÄĚ, which¬†showcases Chinese stories, traditions and practices that have been passed down for generations,¬†through magnificent lantern sets, cultural performances and engaging activities.


Lantern Sets
Date: 30 Aug - 15 Sep 
Time: 7 pm - 11 pm

Enjoy spectacular lantern sets depicting stories of rich tradition and heritage. Don’t miss our tallest and widest ever display of floating lanterns stretching over 120m, and take a stroll within our very first giant revolving lantern!

Mass Lantern Walk
Date: 14 Sep 
Time: 7.15 pm

Join us for a stroll through the Gardens amidst beautiful lantern sets, led by a magnificent LED Dragon! Free LED fabric lanterns* will be provided for participants who take part in the walk.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Garden by the Bay

3. Mid-Autumn Yeah! at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

SCCC Mid-Autumn

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
 13 & 14 Sep 2019
Hour: 7 pm - 10 pm (Fri) | 1 pm - 10 pm (Sat)
Admission: Free

Join in the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s Mid-Autumn Yeah! celebration and reap your own harvest of knowledge by discovering traditions anew and immersing in a feast for the senses with friends and family!


Starry, Starry Night 
Date: 13 & 14 Sep 
Time: 7.30 pm - 10 pm

Don't miss this chance to go up close to the moon through a telescope and learn about two planets which have the most moons in the solar system.

The Mooncake Heist - An Escape Room Game
Date and Time: 

  • 13 Sep | 7 pm to 10 pm
  • 14 Sep | 1 pm to 6 pm and 7 pm - 1 pm

$5 per pax 

No visitor to the Moon Vault in search of the secret recipe for the Divine mooncake has made it out in the past 50 years. Will you be the lucky one?

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

4. Bicentennial Mid-Autumn Celebrations

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival

Location: Chinatown
 31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019

The celebrations will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant month-long programmes from 31 August to 28 September 2019. During this period, Chinatown will be soaked in festivities and beautifully adorned with colourful lanterns and dazzling decorations. 


Mass Lantern Walk
Date: 8 Sep
Time: 7 pm - 10 pm

Enjoy a fun night out with your family and friends with your creative lanterns as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the general public. Starting point at Kreta Ayer Square!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Chinatown Festivals

5. Moonfest 2019 - A Mid-Autumn Celebration

Moonfest - A mid-autumn celebration

Location: Esplanade
 14 & 15 Sep 2019
 Various Timings
 Free + Ticketed Workshops

Moonfest ‚Äď A Mid-Autumn Celebration¬†is an annual traditional Chinese arts festival held in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Now in its 15th edition,¬†Moonfest¬†presents the opportunity for families and friends, young and old to be exposed to and rediscover the intrinsic beauty of traditional Chinese arts through an exciting line-up of free programmes and ticketed workshops.¬†

Also Read: 7 Kids-friendly Programs You Should Check Out at the Singapore Night Festival


Lantern Walkabout
Date: 14 Sep
Time: 7.45 pm

Enjoy a lovely moonlit stroll along the Esplanade Waterfront with your family and friends, while carrying your favourite lantern under the moonlit night.

Street Opera Charm
Date: 15 Sep
Time: 6.45 pm, 7.45 pm & 8.45 pm

Savour well-loved Singapore street opera performances from yesteryear as they come alive at our Forecourt Garden! Get up-close with the performers from Sin Yong Hua Heng Teochew Opera Troupe as they present an open-air performance of classic excerpts such as Meeting by the Well and The Wood Room under a moonlit night!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Esplanade

6. VivoCity's Curious Adventures in Wonderland

Vivocity Mid-Autumn

Location: VivoCity, Sky Park, Level 3
 23 Aug - 22 Sep 2019
 7.30 pm - 10 pm

Journey down the rabbit hole for a glimpse into an illuminated world of curious adventures this Mid-Autumn! Immerse yourself in 5 larger-than-life whimsical zones made of lanterns at our Sky Park (Level 3)!

 Also Read: BYKidO at VivoCity's Curious Adventures

For more information, click here.

Photo credits VivoCity


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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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