Mid Autumn Festival Things to Do 2012

Mid Autumn Festival ( also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhong Qiu Jie) falls on the 30 September this year, this traditional festival is celebrate by the Chinese communities worldwide. It originates as a harvest festival and is an occasion spent with family members. For kids, it means yummy moon cakes and fun playing with lanterns.

Beautiful Lanterns by the River.

Take a walk by the River

Take a walk by the River and enjoy views of gigantic lanterns in the shape of the 12 Zodiac Signs and other festive lanterns on the water. Check out what we see at the river.

For: Everyone
Where: Along the River Promenade besides Central
When: 15 September – 14 October
$$$: Free.

Make Moon cakes

Safra is holding a series of workshops celebrating the Mid Autumn Festival. One of them that catches our attention is the Snow Skin Moon Cake making workshop.  All ingredients and materials  are provided!

For: Everybody. Kids under 12 years old can have a parent accompanying them.
Where: Diamond Room @ SAFRA Mount Faber
When: 30 September, 3-4.45 pm
Cost: $20 for non members.

Make a  Lantern

Kids get to make their own  lanterns with materials like empty tissue paper boxes, cellophane, old magazines, and coloured paper at the Esplanade!

For: Kids 6 – 9 years old
Where: Esplanade
When: 29 and  30 September 2012, 10 -12 am
Cost: $5.

Visit the Chinese Garden

Look at gigi-antic lanterns at the Chinese Garden. There are also traditional cultural stalls, watch daily performance by overseas acrobatic group and enjoy fireworks display every Saturday and Sunday!

For: Everyone
Where: Chinese Garden, 1 Chinese Garden Singapore 619795
When: 7 September till 7 October, 9.30 am to 11.30 pm
Cost: $6 for kids and $10 for adults, $10 carnival tickets for $12 worth of value

Check out the Festive Street Bazaar at Chinatown

Lanterns at Chinatown

There are more than 300 festival stalls at the Festive Street Bazaar offering festive goodies like moon cakes, pomelos, lanterns, handicraft and tea. It is very interesting for the kids, with lots of shopping opportunities.

 

For: Everyone
Where: Along Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street
When: 15 – 30 September 2012, 11am – 10.30pm (Go at night to enjoy the pretty lights )
$$$: Free.

Walk about with your own lanterns !

This is our childhood favorite. Get a lantern and walk about at any parks or playground or join a walk about. We like the one at Esplanade Waterfront.

For: Everyone
Where: Esplanade Waterfront
When: 130 September 2012, 7.45pm (Gather at the forecourt, 7.30pm)
$$$: Free.

 

Author: scoutiemum

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