2022 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Lights and Activities: Lanterns, Food Fair and More

The 2022 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival returns from August 26 to September 25, bringing with it the lights of Chinatown and featuring a food court, stage performances and a bazaar.

The theme of the 2022 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival is “Blooming Flowers under the Full Moon. Here are some of the activities you can expect in Chinatown in late August and September.

What to expect for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

2022 Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Lighting

What to expect for Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

From August 26 to September 25, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street will be illuminated with lanterns. Upper Cross Street is a new addition to the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Light-Up.

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The key motif of this year’s Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival Street Light-Up 2022 are different varieties of mooncakes. The main display at Eu Tong Sen Street is a 10-meter-tall candy-colored sculpture of snowskin mooncakes accompanied by adorable jade bunnies.

There are also larger-than-life lantern sculptures depicting mooncakes from Singapore’s major Chinese dialect groups: Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakkas, Hokkians and Teochews.

Lighting takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight every day.

food fair

The former Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street will host the first-ever Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival food court. Look for 16 stalls offering a variety of street food delicacies. The Salon de l’Alimentation will be held from August 26 to September 10 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Fair trade

Head to the area outside the People Park complex for the Trade Fair. Shop among 12 stalls with various clothing and lifestyle items.

Stage performances

Stage shows are back at Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 with cultural performances. These take place on August 27 and 28, September 3, 4 and 10, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Kreta Ayer Square.

Lantern Painting Contest

Aspiring artists ages 6 to 18 can enter a lantern painting contest on September 4 at Chinatown Point. Participation is free and pre-registration is required. Do it here.

While in Chinatown, you can also go on a mural hunt to see the various beautiful murals that decorate its historic streets.

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