Come with your family and friends to join us at Chinatown this September to commemorate Singapore Bicentennial and to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival together. The celebrations will showcase an exciting, colourful and vibrant month-long programmes from 31 August to 28 September 2019. During this period, Chinatown will be soaked in festivities and beautifully adorned with colourful lanterns and dazzling decorations. Come and join us to appreciate and experience the allure and significance of this Chinese traditional festival.

Date: 31 August to 28 September 2019
Venue: Chinatown

Bicentennial mid autumn festival chinatown

Themed “Bicentennial Mid-Autumn Celebrations” (欢庆开埠两百年,花好月圆庆中秋) event highlights for the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 include:

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

Date: 31 August 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

chinatown street light up

The celebration for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 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: 31 August to 28 September 2019
Time: 7pm – 2am (Fri & Sat) 7pm – 12am (Sun – Thu)
Venue: Along New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and South Bridge Road

Soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown, where traditional Chinese culture comes alive. To commemorate Singapore Bicentennial, this year street light-up will depict the story of Singapore in the last 200 years. In addition, 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 traditional lanterns.

3. Festive Trade Fair 庆中秋嘉年华

Date: 24 August to 22 September 2019
Time: 11am – 10.30pm
Venue: People’s Park Open Space

4.Festive Bazaar 中秋街头市集

Date: 30 August to 13 September 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Along 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 mooncakes, pomelos, lanterns, handicrafts, tea and more.

5. Lantern Painting Competition 灯笼彩绘比赛

Date: 25 August 2019
Time: 9am – 12pm
Venue: Chinatown Point

Display Date: 31 August to 28 September 2019
Time: All Day
Venue: Pagoda Street

lantern painting competition mid autumn festival

Let the artistic flair in your child shine at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019’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
Open Category – Age 17 and above
* Age will be based on year of birth

Win Attractive Prizes!
3 Winners for Group A to D – A Trophy + $300, $200 & $100 cash prize
10 Consolation Prize – A Trophy + $30 cash prize
3 Winners for Open Category – A Trophy + $500, $300 & $200 cash prize
10 Consolation prize – A Trophy + $50 cash prize

Registration is FREE but pre-registration is required for all participants and closes on 18 August 2019.

6. Nightly Stage Shows 中秋综艺晚会

Date: 31 August to 13 September 2019
Time: 8pm – 10.30pm
Venue: Kreta Ayer Square

Nightly Stage Shows

Gather around for the nightly performances at Kreta Ayer Square during the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. Catch and be entertained by the animated and dynamic Chinese cultural acts, folk songs, and music and dance numbers by local entertainers and overseas performing troupes. There will also be lion dance performances on every night for 30 minutes.

7. Mass Lantern Walk 中秋大型游灯会

Date: 8 September 2019
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Starting Point: Kreta Ayer Square
Ending Point: Along New Bridge Road (Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)

mass lantern walk

Enjoy a fun night out with your family and friends with your creative lanterns as you join in the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2019 Mass Lantern Walk that is open to the general 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, pyrotechnics and fireworks display in the heart of Chinatown.

8. Heritage + Food Trail

Date: 1, 7 & 8 September 2019
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square

For those hungry for a taste of local cuisine, Chinatown is home to some of the most famous and historical hawker centres in town such as People’s Park Food Centre and Singapore’s largest hawker centre – Chinatown Complex Food Centre. Join the Heritage + Food Trail to savour popular local dishes such as fishball noodles with a 73-year-old recipe and visit stalls helmed by second and third-generation hawkers whose stalls originated from push carts in olden-day Chinatown. At the same get to know the history of Chinatown and the traditions of Mid-Autumn Festival.

If you are interested to register for the Heritage + Food Trail, please visit here to register and they will contact you accordingly.

Ticket for the Heritage + Food Trail is available for sale at $10/- per pax (inclusive of food sampling).

Registration is on first-come-first-serve basis.

Each trail is conducted in either English or Mandarin and the participants will be divided into a few small group base on language preference.

For any enquiry, please email to

For more information, please visit: here.

Photos credit: Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee

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