Join us as this year’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival goes digital for the first time with an exciting line-up of activities! Learn more about Mid-Autumn traditions, or paint a lantern and win prizes, there is definitely something for everyone!

chinatown mid autumn festival 2020

Don’t forget to mark 17 September 2020 on your calendar as they will be doing a live stream of the Official Light-up and Opening Ceremony on their Facebook page!

1. Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony 开幕典礼与亮灯仪式

Date: 17 October 2020

chinatown mid autumn festival 2020

chinatown mid autumn street lightup 2020

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 goes virtual! For the first time, the opening ceremony for this annual mega community event will take place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it will be live stream over Facebook.

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2. Street Light-Up 牛车水庆中秋亮灯

Date: 17 September to 16 October 2020
Time: 7pm – 12mn (Daily)
Venue: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road

chinatown mid autumn festival 2020 family theme

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Be enchanted by 700 sculptured lanterns along the streets of Chinatown. The lanterns display will depict traditional Chinese motifs and characters such as Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon in Chinese mythology, it will also illustrate this year’s theme – “family”, as a core element in getting Singaporean unite together as one big family to overcome the challenges ahead and emerge stronger.

Lantern display at chinatown mid autumn festival 2020

3. MAF 2020 Short Video Series

Mooncake Making: 15 September 2020
Tea Appreciation: 24 September 2020
Pomelo Appreciation: 27 September 2020

Enjoy three specially produced short video on the relationship of Mid-Autumn Festival and mooncake making, tea and pomelo appreciation. Get to discover the meaning and stories behind these traditional activities.

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Part I: Unearthing The Origins of Mooncake
Broadcast on 15 September 2020

Part II: Reasons To Drink Tea During Mid-Autumn
Broadcast on 24 September 2020

Part III: All About The Mid-Autumn Pomelo
Broadcast on 27 September 2020

For more information, please visit here.

4. Online Escape Room: MAF2020 Edition

Date: 19 September 2020

Join in the Online Escape Room with a customized Mid-Autumn Festival storyline. Each team of 5 shall compete to solve puzzles and crack the code in each story together. Pump up your adrenaline level and take up the challenge! Not to be missed!

For more information, please visit here.

5. Online Lantern Painting Competition on Facebook

Date: 12 to 26 September 2020

An opportunity for your children to display their artistic talent online and win attractive prizes. Families can join in this fun-filled online lantern painting competition at the comfort of your home.

For more information about the online lantern painting competition, please visit here.

6. Online Photo Competition on Instagram

Date: 19 to 26 September 2020

Do you have a flair for great photography and enjoys creating an interesting photo to share on Instagram? Display your artistic talents and join in the online photography competition to win attractive prizes.

For more information about the online photography competition, please click here.

7. 360 Virtual Tour

For the first time, the public can view the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 street light-up from the comfort of their home through a virtual tour that is taken through aerial photography. Not to be missed! Look out for this webpage!




For more information, please visit: here.


Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 1 October 2020. We have compiled a list of Mid-Autumn / Mooncake Festival events 2020 to go with the whole family in Singapore.

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