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🥮✨ What To Expect At Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Mark your calendars for this year's Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, which has returned after 2 years! With the theme of “Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon” (花好月圆庆中秋),

1. Official Light-Up & Opening Ceremony 🎇

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Join the festivities of this year's Mid Autumn Festival by watching the sculptures and street lanterns come aglow along the streets of Chinatown. Held on the 26th of August, the official light-up and opening ceremony of Chinatown's Mid Autumn Festival 2022 will begin at 7pm. Be prepared to be wowed by the spectacular display of lighted sculptures and colourful street lanterns featuring designs that combine mooncakes with jade rabbits of popular folklore.

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Keep a look out for this year’s signature light-up displayed at Eu Tong Sen Street, featuring a 10m-tall candy-coloured sculpture of snow-skin mooncakes accompanied by lovable jade rabbits. If you can, spot the other 4 cherubic Jade Rabbits included in the display as well!

Spend the rest of your night taking a leisurely stroll along the streets of Chinatown and bask in the glow of the rows of lanterns strung up overhead to start off Mid Autumn Festival on a high note.

After the official opening ceremony, the light-up will take place daily til 25th September, so do not fret if you're unable to catch the 1st day of the festival!

📅 26 August 7pm - 12am

🎫 Free admission

📍 Chinatown (along South Bridge Rd, Eu Tong Sen Street, Upper Cross Street)

👉🏼 Click here find out more!

2. Food Fair 🥮

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Upon its return after a hiatus of 2 years, Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival is bringing something new to the table with its first-ever Food Fair! Make your way down to the former Chinatown Food Street and satisfy your stomachs with an array of street-style delights from the 16 pop-up stalls available at the bazaar.

📅 26 August - 10 Sept 12pm - 10pm

🎫 Free admission

📍 Smith Street (Former Chinatown Food Street), Singapore 050335

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3. Stage Shows 🎟️

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If you're planning to visit the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, make sure to arrange your trip over the weekends in order to catch the special stage performances! Held only on the weekends, stay tuned to stage shows presenting an array of performances, ranging from demonstrations of the ancient Chinese art of Mask Changing (变脸), to Chinese cultural dances, dialect song presentations and many more.

📅 27, 28 August and 3, 4, 10 September

🎫 Free admission

📍 Kreta Ayer Square 21 Banda St, Singapore 050005

👉🏼 Click here to find out more!

4. Trade Fair 🛍️

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Calling all shopaholics, this is the event for you! With the annual Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Trade Fair featuring 12 unique booths offering a variety of clothing and lifestyle accessories – there’s something for everyone. Have fun shopping and flaunting your loots to your family and friends!

📅 26 August - 24 September 2022, 10am - 10pm

🎫 Free admission

📍 Outside People Park’s Complex

👉🏼 Click here to find out more!

Celebrate this festive season right with a trip down to Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival tomorrow💖

with Love,

The Dateideas Team 🥰

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