Recapture fond memories of Chinese heritage with accordion lanterns, long forgotten Cantonese dishes and street decorations portraying early years of Singapore Chinatown.
Date: 1 September to 8 October 2018
Themed “Our Chinatown, Our Mid-Autumn” (我们的牛车水,我们的中秋节) event highlights for the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 include:
1. Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony 开幕典礼与亮灯仪式
Date: 8 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
The celebration for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 will kick start with the highly-anticipated Opening Ceremony, which includes the Official Street Light-up, dragon dance performance, as well as an exciting line-up of multicultural song and dance performances by local and overseas troupes from China. Finally, catch the spectacular fireworks displays lined up for the grand finale!
2. Street Light-Up 牛车水庆中秋亮灯
Date: 8 September to 8 October 2018
Time: 7pm – 2am (Fri & Sat) 7pm – 12am (Sun – Thu)
Venue: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road
Soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, where traditional Chinese culture comes alive. Be enchanted by the decorations of Chinatown as New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and the inner streets of Chinatown are adorned with colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes.
3. Festive Trade Fair 庆中秋嘉年华
Date: 1 to 30 September 2018
Time: 11am – 10.30pm
Venue: Open Space In Front of People’s Park Complex
4.Festive Bazaar 中秋街头市集
Date: 7 to 24 September 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street and Smith Street
The full moon represents an auspicious symbol of abundance, harmony and prosperity. Chinese communities all over the world celebrate its appearance on this important occasion. During the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, visitors can bask in the festivities, walk along the bustling festive street stalls and shop for festive goodies. Be spoilt for choice as over 300 festival stalls will offer a dazzling variety of festive treats like moon cakes, pomelos, lanterns, handicrafts, tea and more.
5. Lantern Painting Competition 灯笼彩绘比赛
Date: 2 September 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Chinatown Point
Display Date: 4 to 24 September 2018
Time: All Day
Venue: Pagoda Street
Let the artistic flair in your child shine at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018’s Lantern Painting Competition! We invite families and children of all ages to join in this fun-filled competition where you can display your creativity in painting lanterns. Let Lanterns Be The Canvass For Your Inspiration!
Who Can Join?
Group A – Age 6 years old and below
Group B – Age 7 to 9 years old
Group C – Age 10 to 12 years old
Group D – Age 13 to 16 years old
* Age will be based on year of birth
Win Attractive Prizes!
3 Winners for each category – A Trophy + $300, $200 & $100 cash prize
10 Consolation Prize – A Trophy + $30 cash prize
This event is sponsored by Singapore Turf Club, the competition is organised by Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee (KA-KSCCC) and co-organised by Life Art Society.
Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required for all participants and closes on 24 August 2018.
6. Nightly Stage Shows 中秋综艺晚会
Date: 8 to 24 September 2018
Time: 8pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square
Gather around for the nightly performances at Kreta Ayer Square during the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. Even today, the Square remains a popular gathering point for local Chinese communities. Catch and be entertained by the animated and dynamic Chinese cultural acts, folk songs, and music and dance numbers by local entertainers and troupes from China.
7. Mass Lantern Walk 中秋大型游灯会
Date: 23 September 2018
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Starting Point: Kreta Ayer Square
Ending Point: Along New Bridge Road (Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)
Enjoy a fun night out with family and friends with your creative lanterns – or dress up as one! – as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the public. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit as you soak in the leisurely-paced lantern parade procession under the full moon and the dazzling displays around Chinatown. Don’t forget the impressive acts of the dragon dance troupes, energetic cheerleaders and the percussion band along the way! The lantern walk will conclude with stage performances and pyrotechnics display in the heart of Chinatown.
8. Reliving the Yesteryears Once More 旧情新意@牛车水
Date: 21 & 22 September 2018
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square
For more information, please visit: here
Photos credit: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee
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