6 IG-Worthy Lantern Displays & Light Installations In SG For Mid Autumn Festival (& Halal Food Nearby)


Faruq Senin •  Sep 20, 2021

The Mid-Autumn Festival is happening on 21 September 2021! Celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asian/Southeast Asian communities, the festival is about family reunions and thanksgiving. Besides plenty of options for halal mooncakes in Singapore, many attractions are also having special lantern displays and installations to mark Mid-Autumn Festival. We've rounded up 6 of them and halal food options nearby. Even if you don't celebrate Mid-Autumn, these light displays are Instagram-worthy backdrops for you and your loved ones!

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 in Singapore - see lanterns and gorgeous displays at Gardens by the Bay, Jurong Lake Gardens and more

1. Mid-Autumn Festival 2021, Gardens by the Bay

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There's never a bad time to visit Gardens by the Bay and this time around, you can soak in the atmosphere of the stunning lights as part of the 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival (15 Sep - 3 Oct 2021). Look out for the "Sky Lanterns" which are a set of sky lanterns "floating" up a Supertree. Don't miss out on the "Rabbits Forest" too which are a series of adorable rabbit lanterns! Whether you're paying for admission to the Flower Dome or just hanging around at the outdoor gardens, you'll get to revel in the festivities. What's more, kids get free entry to the Flower Dome till 3 Oct!

Date: 15 Sep to 3 Oct 2021


For halal food nearby, check out our guide to halal food near Gardens by the Bay.

2. Mid-Autumn Festival Light-up, Jurong Lake Gardens

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With its sprawling lake, beautiful paths and landscapes, Jurong Lake Gardens looks stunning in the day but during this period, it is gorgeous at night too. From 17 September to 3 October, various sections of the garden will be lit up between 7PM to 11PM daily. Several trees will be lit up so you can enjoy a peaceful walk through the gardens.

Date: 17 Sep to 3 Oct 2021


Halal food nearby:

Fusion Spoon

Halal status: Halal-certified

Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-10PM, Sat-Sun/PH; 7AM-10PM

Address: 102 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618663

3. Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 Street Light-Up, Chinatown

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Besides Chinese New Year, Chinatown will also be adorned in a festive light-up during Mid-Autumn Festival! This year, around 880 metres of Chinatown's streets are lit up with 900 lanterns. Look forward to various patterns of lanterns like mooncakes, jade rabbits and snow skin mooncakes. Don't miss out on the highlight of the light-up opposite Chinatown Point, a 12m-tall centrepiece of Chang E, the Chinese goddess of the moon, as well as an IG-worthy lantern alley outside Chinatown Point.

Date: 7 Sep to 5 Oct 2021, 7PM-12AM


For halal food nearby, check out our Muslim-friendly guide to Chinatown.

4. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

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If you're looking for somewhere more peaceful to enjoy the festivities, check out the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall in Balestier. This year, admire an outdoor installation of 4 large lanterns produced by Thai artist Ngaew Ngaew. The lanterns are conceptualised based on the artist's characters and a special character called the Moon Rabbit - definitely an adorable treat!

Date: 31 Aug - 26 Sep 2021

Address: 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874


Halal food nearby: 

Mat Noh & Rose Authentic Ginger Fried Chicken Rice

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 91 Whampoa Drive #01-27 Whampoa Makan Place Block 91 Singapore, 320091

Opening hours: Mon-Sat; 9AM-3PM

Fayidha Restaurant

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 26 Kim Keat Rd, Singapore 328807

Opening hours: 24h

5. Mid-Autumn Festival at Rainforest Lumina, Singapore Zoo

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If you're a night owl, you'd enjoy your time after dark at the Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo. The wild side of the zoo gets lit up every night for a multimedia walk to experience with your loved ones. And during this period, Rainforest Lumina has a line-up of mid-autumn festive treats and activities. There are also special installations that you can look forward to!

Date: 2-26 Sep 2021

Price: $18


For halal options, check out our all-in-one guide to Singapore Zoo and River Safari. However, do note that the halal eateries close earlier than 7PM. So, if you're heading to Rainforest Lumina and feeling hungry afterwards, we recommend heading to Springleaf Prata Place along Upp Thomson Rd which closes at 11PM.

6. Pang Sua Pond Mid-Autumn Light-Up

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If you're staying in the Bukit Panjang area, you might be familiar with the Pang Sua Pond as a workout spot. Now, the area is being lit up with festive themed lighting from 7PM to 10PM daily during this period. Look forward to rainbow-coloured fairy lights and an IG-worthy lantern tunnel! Pang Sua Pond is also known as Singapore's second-largest manmade floating wetland and hence, the mid-autumn light decorations make the area look even prettier.

Date: 14 Sep to 14 Oct 2021

Address: 101 Bukit Panjang Ring Road, 679910

For halal food options nearby, check out our halal food guide to Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Batok.

So, if you're heading out at night with your loved ones this week and looking for an activity to do, why not head over to these gorgeous lantern displays and light installations as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival? SHARE this with your friends and let them know! Check out what else to do in Singapore: