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6 Places to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Your Little Ones (And Where to Buy the Best Mooncakes)!


You could brighten your houses with lanterns, bring your little ones on a walk around the neighbourhood carrying lanterns and enjoy some mooncake while moon-viewing this Mid-Autumn Festival. Or you could revel in the festivities around Singapore!

Here are 6 places where you could celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with your little ones!

1. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Celebrations 2018

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Celebrations 2018

Location: Chinatown
Date:
1 Sept – 8 Oct 2018
Hour:
Various timing
Admission:
FREE

Chinatown comes alive with lively festivities this Mid-Autumn Festival, from Street Light-Up to Festive Bazaar, Mass Lantern Walk and Nightly Stage Shows.

Be sure to be there on 8 Sept 2018, Saturday, for the Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony. The sight of fireworks making flowers bloom in the sky is not to be missed!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Chinatown Festivals

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2. SAF Yacht Club Mid-Autumn Festival

SAF Yacht Club Mid-Autumn Festival

Location: SAF Yacht Club, 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962
Date:
22 Sept 2018
Hour:
7.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Admission:

  • Member: $6 
  • Guest: $8

Get involved in Mooncake Making, enjoy a sip of tea and contribute a bit of your energy for a good cause at SAF Yacht Club’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Held together with the Walk for Rice campaign, 1 bowl of white rice and 1 bowl of brown rice will be donated for every 200 metres walked.

Make use of this opportunity to foster the practice of giving back to our community in your little ones while enjoying the festive celebrations. 

For more information, click here.

Photo credits SAF Yacht Club

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3. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay

Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date:
6 Sept – 24 Sept 2018

Hour:

  • Mon – Thur: 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Fri – Sun: 6 pm – 11 pm

Admission: Free with some paid activities

Be prepared to be dazzled by Gardens by the Bay’s glow this Mid-Autummn Festival!

Step into a land of fantasy and myth with vivid lantern displays such as ‘Leaping over the Dragon’s Gate’, ‘The Phoenix and the Peony’ and ‘Wonders of the Underwater World’.

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay - The Phoenix and the Peony Lantern Display

Bring the party to your taste buds with local and Asian treats at the Food Street. Entrust your wishes to a lighted lotus and set it adrift the Dragonfly Lake. Immerse yourself in Cultural Performances, awe at the skills of Chinese artisans and try your hand at Lantern Riddles and traditional local games.

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

4. Moonfest: A Mid-Autumn Celebration at Esplanade

Moonfest: A Mid-Autumn Celebration at Esplanade

Location: Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Date:
21 Sept – 23 Sept 2018
Hour:
Various timing
Admission:
FREE with some ticketed events

Esplanade brings you and your little ones tales of Chinese traditions and folklore through a line-up of free and ticketed programmes in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Catch gripping stage performances such ‘Ji Gong, the Living Buddha: The Legend of the Snow Fox’, ‘The True Monkey King’ and ‘Moonfest Chinese Opera’.

Get hands-on with paper mooncakes and DIY Shrink Art craft activities. Immerse yourself in storytelling sessions, keep an eye out for the mascots-- Chang’e, Sun Wu Kong, Mr Mooncake, Han Xiang Zi and a mysterious ancient scholar—and join in the Lantern Walkabout.

All these and so much more! To find out about all the various events happening at Esplanade, click here.

Photo credits Esplanade

5. Garden Treats: Mid-Autumn Special: Snowskin Mooncakes (A Culinary Workshop)

Garden Treats: Mid-Autumn Special: Snowskin Mooncakes (A Culinary Workshop)

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769
Date:
22 Sept 2018
Hour:
10.00 am – 11.30 am
Admission:
$30/child

Celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with your own mooncakes rather than store bought mooncakes with Singapore Botanic Garden’s Culinary Workshop.

With this, you’re reaping the benefits of two in one. Not only do you learn to make your own mooncakes with nature’s produce, you also bond with your little ones at the same time!

As part of the program, you will also get a guided tour of the newly improved Children’s Garden, so that’s actually three benefits in one!

For more information, click here.

Photo credits National Parks Board

6. BW Monastery Lumiere Moon Fest - A Blissful Reunion

BW Monastery Lumiere Moon Fest - A Blissful Reunion

Location: BW Monastery, 1 Woodlands Drive 16, Singapore 737764

Date & Hour:

  • 22 Sept 2018: 6 pm – 9 pm 
  • 23 Sept 2018: 1.00 pm – 8.30 pm 
  • 24 Sept 2018: 1 pm – 9 pm

Admission: FREE

Experience and learn more about the traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival at BW Monastery’s elegant celebration.

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Mid-Autumn Festival, share in the festive spirit with cultural performances and mooncake sampling and tea-pairing, and join in the Lantern Parade! Also expect Lantern riddles and experiential game stations to keep the little ones busy.

For more information and to register your interest, click here.

Photo credits BW Monastery

Where to Buy the Best Mooncakes

From the various places where you can get your hands on a yummilicious piece of mooncake, we bring you the top 6!

Take your pick from traditional baked mooncakes to Snow-skin mooncakes, from White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes to Açaí Berry and Chia Seeds Snow-Skin Mooncakes, you’ll be spoilt for choices!

Know some place else? Tell us in the comments!

1. Mid-Autumn Mooncake Fairs

Location & Date:

  • Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Ave 2, Singapore 769098
    8 Sept – 23 Sept 2018 | 10.30 am – 10.00 pm

  • Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099
    10 Sept – 23 Sept 2018 | 10.30 am – 10.30 pm

  • Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833
    10 Sept – 23 Sept 2018 | 10 am – 10 pm

  • Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
    10 Sept – 23 Sept 2018 | 10 am – 10 pm

  • YewTee Point, 21 Choa Chu Kang North 6, Singapore 689578
    14 Sept – 24 Sept 2018 | 10.30 am – 10.30 pm

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Fairs at Frasers Malls

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Frasers Property Singapore

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Level 3, Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Date:
8 Aug – 24 Sept 2018
Hour:
11 am – 9 pm

Mooncakes at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Click here to find out more about the available mooncakes and retail locations.

Photo credits The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

3. Raffles Hotel Singapore

Location & Date:

  • North Bridge Road Atrium, Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
    3 Aug – 24 Sept 2018
    9 am – 8 pm

  • Festive Booth at Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622
    20 Aug – 24 Sept 2018
    Mon – Fri (closed on Sat, Sun & PH): 11 am – 7 pm

Mooncakes Raffles Hotel Singapore

For more information on the mooncakes available and to purchase online, click here.

Photo credits Raffles Singapore

4. Starbucks

Location: All Starbucks Singapore stores
Date:
From 13 Aug 2018
Hour:
Various timings

Starbucks Mooncakes

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Starbucks

5. Bakerzin

Location & Date:

  • Takashimaya B2, 391 Orchard Road Singapore 238873 
    22 Aug – 24 Sept 2018

  • Nex Serangoon Atrium L1, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
    3 Sept – 23 Sept 2018

  • Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Singapore 689812
    10 Sept – 23 Sept 2018

  • Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
    12 Sept – 23 Sept 2018

  • Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, Singapore 529509
    7 Sept – 23 Sept 2018

Bakerzin Mooncakes

For more information, click here.

Photo credits Bakerzin

6. Takashimaya Premium Mooncakes Fair

Location: Takashimaya, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Date:
22 Aug – 24 Sept 2018
Hour:
10.00 am – 9.30 pm

Imperial Patisserie Mooncakes at Takashimaya Premium Mooncakes Fair

For more information on participating brands and promotions, click here.

Photo credits Takashimaya Singapore

 

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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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