The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration is one of the two large scale celebrations organised at Chinatown each year. The Celebration not only brings the Chinese residents together, but it also promotes the Chinese culture to residents of other races and allow Singaporeans and International visitors alike to soak in the festive cheers.
This August, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival makes its long-awaited return after two years with its iconic street light-up, livening up the streets of Chinatown alongside an exciting line-up of activities, including its first-ever Food Fair.
Themed “Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon” (花好月圆庆中秋), the festival will feature a spectacular display of lighted sculptures and lanterns from 26 August to 25 September 2022 that will sprawl across Chinatown’s streets.
Apart from the Food Fair, which will see the former Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street transformed into a nostalgic, bustling bazaar with street-style delights, other family-friendly activities that are not-to-be-missed include a Trade Fair, free weekend stage shows, and the ever-popular Lantern Painting Competition.
1. Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony 开幕典礼与亮灯仪式
Date: 26 August 2022
Time: 6pm – 10pm
2. Street Light-Up 牛车水庆中秋亮灯
Date: 26 August to 25 September 2022
Time: 7pm – 12mn (Daily)
Venue: New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, (NEW) Upper Cross Street
A spectacular display of lighted sculptures and colourful street lanterns featuring designs that combine mooncakes with jade rabbits of popular folklore. This year’s signature light-up features larger-than-life lantern sculptures of mooncakes from Singapore’s main Chinese dialect groups: the Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakkas, Hokkiens and Teochews. The main centrepiece is displayed at Eu Tong Sen Street: a 10m-tall candy-coloured sculpture of snowskin mooncakes accompanied by lovable jade rabbits.
3. Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival (MAF) 2022 Lantern Painting Competition
Date: 4 September 2022
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: Chinatown Point
The ever-popular Lantern Painting Competition returns this year and invites all budding young artists aged 6 – 18 years old to present their best creative takes on a Mid-Autumn Festival lantern, with attractive prizes to be won. Participation is free and pre-registration is required. Click here to register. Winning lanterns will be displayed at Chinatown Point.
4. Food Fair 美食坊
Date: 26 August to 10 September 2022
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Venue: Smith Street (Former Chinatown Food Street)
The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival presents its first-ever Food Fair, which will see the former Chinatown Food Street transformed into a nostalgic, bustling bazaar with 16 stalls offering an array of street-style delights.
5. Trade Fair 市集
Date: 26 August to 24 September 2022
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Outside People Park’s Complex
The annual Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Trade Fair makes its long-awaited return with 12 stalls offering a variety of clothing and lifestyle accessories – there’s something for everyone!
6. Stage Shows 舞台表演
Date: 27 to 28 August, 3, 4, 10 September 2022
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Chinatown over the weekends with free stage shows presenting a stellar line-up of performances perfect for the whole family, from a demonstration of the ancient Chinese art of Mask Changing (变脸) to Chinese cultural dances, dialect song presentations and more.
For more information about Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022, please visit: here.
Adopt your very own lantern from the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 Light-Up!
Ever wanted to own jade rabbit and mooncake lanterns?
Here’s the perfect opportunity: this September, the Chinatown Festival Committee returns once again with its ever-popular Adopt-a-Lantern initiative, which grants the lanterns that play an essential role during Chinatown’s annual festivals, including Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival, a new lease of life!
At no cost at all, members of the public are invited to spruce up homes and offices with the very same adorable jade rabbits and mooncake lanterns that brightly lit up and brought festive cheer to the streets of Chinatown during the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022.
From 12 – 18 September, interested parties can submit their applications online. Applicants can specify their preferred choices of lanterns, as well as why they wish to adopt one or more.
The Chinatown Festival Committee will then handpick successful applicants who will give the lanterns a new home.
Successful applicants will be notified and informed of the self-collection details on 25 September.
For more information and the full list of terms and conditions, please head here.
It is the one week September school break. Do check out our compilation of Exciting Things To Do This September School Holidays in Singapore 2022.
Looking for what to during mid autumn festival? Read Mid Autumn Festival 2022 Events in Singapore.
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