Based on the theme of “Blessings” (祈福), this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival hopes to bring tidings of good health and better days ahead to visitors through the lantern displays. There are five lantern sets this year, with the main highlight being the Sky Lanterns (祈福天灯) set where sky lanterns “float up” Supertrees against a scenic mountainous backdrop with animals and plants.

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn Sky LanternsPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Look out for the rabbit-themed lanterns this year too. After all, rabbits are often associated with filial piety and selflessness in Chinese culture. Rabbits Trail (祥兔之径) is a series of eight rabbit-shaped lanterns that lead the way to Flower Dome. Within Flower Dome, Rabbits’ Forest (玉兔呈祥) is inspired by an ancient Chinese folk game Blessings Upon the One who Meets a Rabbit (遇兔呈祥), in which the first person to find a rabbit in the osmanthus forest will receive good blessings.

gardens by the bay lantern festival

Fans of Miffy will delight in the Miffy Gardens (米菲花园) display featuring well-loved character Miffy with her family and friends. They can also join in meet and greet sessions with Miffy.

Community art installations in collaboration with Extra•Ordinary PeoplePhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Outside Flower Dome, Korean Genre Painting (韩国风俗画) is a hybrid lantern set of digitalised paintings by traditional Korean artists Kim Hong-do and Kim Jun-geun, set against the backdrop of two hanok (traditional Korean house) lantern frames.

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn Rabbits' ForestPhoto credit: Gardens by The Bay

There are also four community displays, including Origami Crane Trees (千鹤祈愿) in Flower Dome featuring 2,000 origami cranes penned with words of blessings by individuals from social service agencies and Gardens by the Bay volunteers; Colonnade of Lights (灯廊) at Supertree Grove showcasing 1,000 beautiful paper lanterns hand-painted by people from all walks of life; community art installations created out of used plastic bottles and involving over 50 schools and social service agencies at Active Garden; and the award-winning lantern-inspired pavilion AIRMESH designed by lecturers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design and located near Bayfront Plaza.

Mid Autumn Gardens by the Bay AIRMESHPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Besides lantern displays, visitors can also enjoy cultural performances supported by National Arts Council, held on-site as well as live-streamed on Gardens by the Bay‘s Facebook.

Complementing the Mid-Autumn theme is the floral display in Flower Dome with a vibrant landscape of close to 2,500 chrysanthemums in vivid hues of red, pink, orange and yellow, as well as Tales of the Moon, a Mid-Autumn edition of the popular free Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at Supertree Grove.

gardens by the bay mid autumn festival

In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival and to give families more opportunities to bond, children aged 12 and below enjoy free entry to Flower Dome from today until 3 October 2021.

Date: 15 September to 3 October 2021
Time: Various timings
Location: Gardens by the Bay

Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated. For more details, visit here.

Mid Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay Programmes List 2021

*Programme is free, but fees apply for admission to Flower Dome
^Pre-registration online is required. Does not include admission to Flower Dome. Admission to performances is only for fully vaccinated visitors / visitors with negative PET results within 24 hours from the end of performance / visitors with proof of recovery from Covid-19.

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Miffy Meet & Greet

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn Miffy GardensPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Calling all Miffy fans! Come meet and greet Miffy in person for a memorable photo opportunity as she celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay!

Details:

  • Visitors must register and pre-book a slot here from 18 September 2021.
  • Only for fully vaccinated visitors / visitors with negative PET results within 24 hours from the end of session / visitors with proof of recovery from Covid-19.

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn Festival Rabbits TrailPhoto credit: Gardens by the Bay

Chrysanthemum Floral Display

Be delighted by a vibrant landscape of chrysanthemums, a symbolic element in traditional Chinese art to depict the autumn season. The display features up to 2,500 chrysanthemum blooms in vivid hues of red, pink, orange and yellow to complement the lanterns in Flower Dome.




Kids Go Free to Flower Dome

In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival and to give families more opportunities to bond, Gardens by the Bay is offering free entry to Flower Dome for children aged 12 and below, from 15 September to 3 October 2021.

Details:

  • Tickets for children must be pre-booked from Gardens by the Bay’s website or mobile app.
  • A valid student card is required for proof of identity before entry.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Gardens by the Bay Mid Autumn


Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 21 September 2021 this year. Remember to check out our list of Best Mooncakes and Best Bak Kwa in Singapore 2021.

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Looking for what to during mid autumn festival? Read Mid Autumn Festival 2021 Events in Singapore.

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