Lantern Light-ups Around Singapore

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Looking for spots to take in the Mid-Autumn festivities with the family? Here are some of places around Singapore where you can enjoy viewing lanterns and soak in the atmosphere during the Mid-Autumn Festival 2014.

Gardens by the Bay

Oversized lanterns depicting scenes from around the world make their appearance at Gardens by the Bay. The free light-up also includes water lantern displays with Chinese themes such as The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea and the Treasure Voyages of Cheng Ho. There will also be nightly performances, cultural activities and a food street. Grab your lanterns and head down for the evening!




Gardens by the Bay
Dates: 4 to 14 Sep
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
Free admission
Event Website

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Light-up

A Blooming Mid-Autumn comes to Chinatown with 3,100 flower-shaped lanterns adorning New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road. Browse through the Festive Street Bazaar or take part in a Mass Lantern Walk taking place on 6 September to really soak in the festivities.



Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2014
Dates: 23 Aug to 28 Sep
Time: 6 pm onwards
Free admission
Event Website

Lantern Carnival by the Lake

Science Centre Singapore is hosting the inaugural edition of Lantern Carnival by the Lake, where dozens of lanterns will illuminate the Science Centre’s premises. Playing on children’s interest in extraterrestrial beings, 22 human-sized alien and UFO-inspired lanterns will be lining the Jurong lakeside at the Science Centre and Snow City. In addition, visitors can look forward to other highlights, such as lantern-making workshops, liquid nitrogen demonstrations and star-gazing sessions

SCSLantern Carnival by the Lake
Dates: 8 Sep to 5 Oct
Opening Hours:
5.00pm – 10.00pm (Mon-Thu)
2.00pm – 10.00pm (Fri-Sun; School Holidays)
Ticket prices:  $7 (Adult), $5 (Child); PAssion Card Holders: $5 (Adult), $3 (Child)
Event website

Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Celebration

With ticketed programmes such as The Cat Who Grew Fat and Other Fables, as well as free performances and workshops at various venues throughout Esplanade, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the arts at the Esplanade. There is even a Lantern Walkabout taking place along the waterfront on 6 Sep, 7.45 pm.


Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Celebration
Dates: 5 to 8 Sep
Both free and ticketed programmes.See website for details.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn 2014

Head to the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with lantern riddles, Chinese arts and crafts and demonstrations and lantern-making workshops.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 6 Sep 2014
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Free admission
Event Website


Rabbit lanterns and lights dot the third level Sky Park at VivoCity. Not much to hop about but you can pop up to the open air deck if in the area.


VivoCity Sky Park
Free admission

In Your Neighbourhood…

And finally, our best recommendation for the a great lantern experience during the Mid-Autumn Festival is to get some friends together, light up those lanterns and have your very own lantern walk around the neighbourhood.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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