Mooncakes and more: Fun ways to make the most of the Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 in Singapore


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With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, there’s no better time to soak in the vibrant atmosphere. The Mid-Autumn Festival is about gathering with your loved ones and giving thanks. So get ready to create cherished memories with impressive lantern displays, sweet mooncakes, and plenty of performances! 🥮

01 • Snap photos with giant Sanrio installations at VivoCity’s “Garden of Lights”

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VivoCity’s rooftop space has been transformed into the pastel-coloured, whimsical world of Sanrio. You can look forward to a garden-themed display and flower maze featuring larger-than-life versions of your favourite characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Little Twin Stars. 

There’s also a friendship bridge made out of rainbow arches and a Hello Kitty-shaped entrance that lights up in neon colours at night. Strike a pose and snap away!

Not only that, but they’ve brought a Sanrio store to Singapore — with a pop-up shop on Level 1 that sells merchandise and collectables.

📍 Address: Rooftop, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 098585
📅 Open until: 1 October 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily (light-up at 6.30pm)
🌐 Website:

02 • Sample and shop for unique mooncakes at TANGS Mid-Autumn Fair

This annual fair at TANGS Orchard offers a delightful selection of mooncakes to sample and purchase. With over 40 vendors and 100 varieties of mooncakes in luxurious flavours like champagne truffle, bird’s nest, and chocolate praline, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

You’ll also find playful treasures like the MONOPOLY Mooncake Street Smart Edition by Mdm Ling’s Bakery, which transforms the mooncake box into a game board for your family to play together while snacking on their Traditional White Lotus with Melon Seeds mooncake. Hong Kong MX has also created a mooncake box shaped like a vintage vinyl record player that plays “It’s a Small World”. Check out Conrad Singapore Orchard’s collection featuring Gryphon Green Tea with Melon Seeds and Mocaccino Chocolate mooncakes for unique flavours.

The TANGS Mid-Autumn Fair has 3 locations: VivoCity, NEX, and Tangs Plaza. Stop by the nearest one to you right away.

📍 Tangs Plaza address: Basement, Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864
📍 Vivocity address: Level 1 Atrium, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
📍 NEX address: Level 1 Atrium, NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
📅 Open until: 29 September 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
🌐 Website:

03 • Stroll through Chinatown’s decorated streets and watch stage performances

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Singapore’s Chinatown is already vibrant on regular days. During the festive season, its iconic streets are even brighter, making them a must-visit spot. The colourful lanterns, vibrant shopfronts, and lively crowds will surely lift your spirits. After all, there’s a reason why the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Lantern Festival in Singapore. 

Stop by the Food Fair along Smith Street and grab some traditional mooncakes to munch on as you explore.

When night falls, find a spot to watch one of the cultural stage performances. It’s a fun and free way to experience Singapore’s cultural heritage! 🪭

📍Food fair address: Smith Street (Former Chinatown Food Street)
📅Open until: 29 September 2023
Opening hours: 2pm – 10pm

See the complete line-up of events.

04 • Indulge in artisanal mooncakes in the Mid-Autumn Festival Experience Package by Scentkew

(Photo: Scentkew)

Scentkew has collaborated with Chef Leon Lim, a MasterChef Singapore Season 2 Runner-up, and SOFLLE, a local artisanal heritage bakery, to create extraordinary mooncakes.

Their Mid-Autumn Festival Experience Package features their Signature Essential Oil-Infused Snowskin Mooncakes. They come in 4 different flavour pairings: lemon essential oil infused with yuzu filling, geranium essential oil infused with lychee filling, peppermint essential oil infused with chocolate filling, and ginger essential oil infused with red date filling. 

These thoughtfully created combinations are crafted to bring you health benefits while you enjoy their unique tastes.

Scentkew is offering a deal on their mooncake sets. The Classic set is priced at $58, the Elegant set at $118, and the Exquisite set at $138. 🎁

To pre-order and for more details on delivery charges:

📱 WhatsApp: 8890 1320
✉️ Email:

📅Valid until: 22 September 2023
🌐 Website:

05 • Enjoy magic and puppet shows at the Singapore River Festival Moonlight Fiesta

(Photo: Chensiyuan)

This year’s Singapore River Festival features a Moonlight Fiesta with magic and puppet shows to entertain the kids. Free popcorn, balloon sculptures, keychain crafts, and lantern making will also be available.

When the shows are over, explore the enchanting lanterns along the river. The night will be wonderful, with the skyscrapers on one side and strings of magical lanterns on the other.

📍Lantern Walk address: Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995
📅Open until: 16 September 2023
Opening hours: 8pm – 8.30pm

See the complete line-up of events.

06 • Get your hands on limited-edition White Rabbit Candy merch at Chinatown Point

(Photo adapted from: Chinatown Point)

The popular White Rabbit Candy brand is releasing adorable merchandise featuring their iconic rabbit mascot at Chinatown Point’s White Rabbit-themed displays. There’s also an exclusive White Rabbit decoration that you can snap photos with just outside the mall.

Find the Mid-Autumn Fair in the atrium with all the essentials for celebrating this festive season. Redeem a chic White Rabbit Automatic Folding Umbrella if you spend a minimum of $318. And once your shopping is done, head back out for a lantern walk at the Outdoor Plaza.

📍White Rabbit decoration address: 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413
📅Open until: 1 October 2023
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

See the complete line-up of events.

(Featured image adapted from: Scentkew, Conrad Singapore Orchard, Chinatown Point, and BYKidO)

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