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Moonfest: A Mid-Autumn Celebration


Keen to expose your child to Chinese culture? Esplanade’s Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration has just the right children-friendly performances, workshops and activities to introduce Chinese traditions to the little ones. Come down to Esplanade from 29 Sep to 4 Oct, and celebrate a meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival with us!

Check out the full 6-day festival line-up at

Lantern Walkabout

Join in the fun at the festival’s popular Lantern Walkabout on 30 Sep! You can bring along your favourite lantern, or pick up a free lantern sponsored by Arts Partner Gold Roast Instant Beverages.


Traditional Puppetry

Winner of M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 for Best Production for the Young, Paper Monkey Theatre returns to Moonfest with The Magic Paintbrush!

Catch this engaging puppetry adaptation of a classic Chinese folktale that teaches children about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all, from the young to the young at heart!


Hands-on Activities

Complete your Mid-Autumn Festival experience and make your very own rocking rooster lantern at our Lantern-Making Workshop, or use yarn and simple materials to create your own Pompom Jade Rabbit to keep you company!


In the evening, witness live demonstrations of Wing Chun martial arts, large-than-life water calligraphy, or participate and solve Chinese riddles!



Head to PIP’s PLAYbox for storytelling and self-guided craft activities, where parents can introduce Chinese traditions to your children through fun and play.

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Enjoy 6-days of free performances including Chinese dance showcase, orchestral music performances, a Chinese traditional costume fashion show, as well as crosstalk and Chinese opera performances by youths. You can also let your child step back into time and experience street opera at our Moonfest Chinese Opera Stage along the waterfront (English and Chinese surtitles provided), or join in the “Grandfather” storytelling session and listen to a story about Chang E and Hou Yi.

Check out the full 6-day festival line-up at and start planning your Mid-Autumn Celebration for the entire family!

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1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

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