Places to go and things to do for Mid-Autumn Festival 2013

Mid Autumn Festival ( also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhong Qiu Jie)  is coming early this year, September 19 in fact. So it’s time for kids to make some lantern, get in to some mid autumn festival art and craft and go for a nice walk with the lanterns!

Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations!

Mid Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay is the place to go lantern displays, activities and cultural performances like lion dance. Big elaborate lanterns with names like Dragonfly Lake’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Birds and Insects Paradise’ and ‘World of Fairy Tales’ will light up the place.

Mid Autumn Festival Lanterns at Gardens by the Bay

For: Everyone
Where: 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953. A free shuttle transfer from Marina Grove B Carpark to The Meadow Carpark will be available in 15 minute intervals from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM, 13 to 22 September 2013
When: 9 September – Sunday, 6 October 5:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Cost: Free admission to outdoor gardens

Make a  Lantern and enjoy moon cakes

Learn about Mid Autumn festival, make your own lantern and enjoy mooncakes.

For: Kids below 12 years old
Where: Giggles
When: Saturday 14th Sep 2013 3 pm onwards
Cost: $5 per child

Make a Lantern at Wan Qing Yuan

Wan Qing Yuan is having a whole array of activities including guided tours, lantern riddles, Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations, lantern-making workshops and an array of performances.

For: Everyone
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
When: 15 Sep 2013 2.00pm – 4.00pm, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: Free
Contact :65 6256 7377 or NHB_WQY@nhb.gov.sg.

Print with Woodblocks!

Kids get to experience one of the earliest printmaking processes – woodblock printing, and to bring home their handiwork as part of the Moonfest activities at The Esplanade

For: Children aged 5 and above
Where: Concourse, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
When: 14 & 15 Sep, Sat & Sun, 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.30pm
Cost: Free

Interactive story – The Chang Er Rescue

Another free event from Moonfest festival, this interactive storytelling session with “Play”ground artists tells of a story where the Moon Palace with Chang Er in it has fallen into the river! A little monkey tries to rescue the damsel in distress, but every attempt seems to make matters worse.

For: Children aged 5 and above
Where: Library@ Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981
When: 14 Sep, Sat, 1pm & 2.30pm
Cost: Free

Walk about with Lanterns : Chinatown Mass Lantern Walk

Come dressed like a lantern or bring along your creative lantern to join in the lantern walk which is open to everyone. Enjoy a leisurely-paced lantern parade procession under the moonlight, dazzling street light-up and decorations in Chinatown. There will be a wide range of entertainment from dragon dance, energetic cheerleading performance to percussion band during the walk. The lantern walk will conclude with stage performances and pyrotechnics display in the heart of Chinatown.

For: Everyone
Where: Start Point – Open field in front of Banda Street End Point – New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
When:Sun, 15 September 2013 7pm – 10pm
Cost: Free

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