A walk through Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival light-up and celebrations
Mooncakes and rabbits are the main characters of the main lantern sculpture this year.
After two years of virtual celebrations, the Mid-Autumn Festival held in Chinatown is back to full physical capacity this year.
With the theme of ‘Blossoming Flowers Under The Full Moon’, various highlights including a 10m-tall lantern sculpture, light-up and food fair can be found within the area from now till Sep 25.
Youthopia headed down to Chinatown to check out the festivities and here are some of the highlights we saw.
The main centrepiece of the festival is a 10m-tall sculpture facing the intersection of Upper Cross Street and New Bridge Road. Unlike previous years which featured the Chinese Goddess of the Moon Chang’e, this lantern sculpture showcased a stack of snowskin mooncakes with jade rabbits around them.
As with other festivals organised by the Chinatown Festivals Committee, this year’s celebrations will also feature a light-up, this time consisting of mooncake-shaped lanterns. They will be illuminated from 7pm to midnight every evening till Sep 25.
There will also be a food fair at Smith Street for the first time, featuring vendors like takoyaki pop-up One_B and local kueh tutu seller ChubTutu. This will be held from 12pm to 10pm daily till Sep 10.
Throughout the month of September, there will be stage shows at Kreta Ayer Square and a trade fair outside People’s Park Complex at various times.
At Chinatown Point, a lantern painting competition will take place from 9am to 12pm on Sep 4. Competitors as young as six years old will be able to compete in five different age categories.
Before heading down to join in the merriment of Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn Festival, do check out the complete programme on Chinatown Festivals’ website to not miss out on any highlights.