The Mid Autumn Festival is almost here!
The Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 will feature an exciting array of festive offerings and celebrations. Feel young at heart again while trailing through lantern walkabouts, or get artsy in craft workshops. There will also be evening music performances ranging from the traditional to contemporary. Don’t miss the “Moonflowers of Mid-Autumn” outdoor art installation that pays homage to the ancient mid-autumn folklore and symbolises the desire for union during this festive season. The installation will be on display till 22 September 2019
You can also head to Moonfest 2019 at the Esplanade, a premier traditional Chinese arts festival celebrates Chinese heritage and tradition. There’s a slew of free programmes to choose from for the young and old. Expect street opera performances and storytelling sessions that are sure to captivate.
This year, Goodwood Park Hotel unveils tantalising new creations to excite all mooncake connoisseurs this Mid-Autumn Festival, available at The Deli from 8 August (11am) to 13 September. Get more here.
Want mooncakes that are a little more adventurous? Here are some of the best places to get your mooncake fix. You can also celebrate at TANGS with a wide variety of traditional and snowskin mooncakes. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Alternatively, learn how to make your own mooncakes by signing up for the Garden Treats: Mid-Autumn Special: Snowskin Mooncakes workshop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on September 13.
With a light-hearted take on the theme of the moon, let The TENG Ensemble serenade you with a soulful medley of popular tunes (like “Fly Me to the Moon” and listen out for popular works like Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and a medley of Bruno Mars’ music hits.). A great way to spend a relaxing evening with the whole family on 8 September. Get your tickets here.
You’ll see more than the usual flower domes and Supertrees, as Gardens by the Bay lights up and coming alive with mythical creatures and larger-than-life flora and fauna for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Be amazed at the complexities and intricacies of the lanterns on show, and bring on your own lantern to fully revel in the joyous atmosphere from 30 August to 15 September.
One of (if not THE) most exciting places to go to celebrate Mid-Autumn festival is Chinatown. Here you will find the streets buzzing with vendors, dances, performances, and of course, lanterns. Join the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony on 31 August and the Mass Lantern Walk on 8 September. You can also expect a festive bazaar and nightly stage shows. Visit the Chinatown Festivals website for the complete line-up and timings.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul & Sara Lyle Bow / Updated by Muneerah Bee, August 2019
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