After being tempted by tons of mooncake launches - including Hello Kitty-themed ones and those that come in fancy light-up packaging - Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 is finally happening in exactly a week’s time. As with every year, Gardens by the Bay has done a great job in putting up their lantern displays, and although last year’s light-up was slightly more scaled-down than usual, 2021’s edition brings back the festivities at full force. Most of the exhibits come with free entry!
For more activity ideas, check out our list of 20 new things to do in September 2021.
Read on to find out more about Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 at Gardens by the Bay Singapore!
Following the theme “Blessings”, Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 displays are all about optimism for the days to come. The grand highlight? A Sky Lanterns setup in the Supertree Grove, where a pair of moon bunny sculptures are seen releasing lucky paper lanterns into the sky.
Snaking up the Supertrees, the lanterns appear to be “floating” upwards - much like a scene from Disney’s Enchanted.
Surrounding this is a sprawling oriental naturescape featuring rocky mountains and majestic deer - all of which light up when night falls.
A stone’s throw from that is the Rabbits Trail, where adorable bunnies in different poses light up the way as you stroll. Spot the cute “pomelo head” ones for a good chuckle!
There are more giant bunny-themed lantern installations in store at the Flower Dome - including the Rabbits' Forest, where tons of bunnies frolick among osmanthus trees
It’s not just regular rabbits you’ll come across - there’s a special Miffy Gardens section where the adorable cartoon rabbit makes an appearance among colourful flowers, both real and lantern versions.
There will also be Miffy character mascot meet-and-greets with photo opportunities held over various time periods on 25 September and 2 October.
Don’t miss the romantic grove of Origami Crane Trees, teeming with 2,000 paper cranes that have blessings written on them.
Missing Korea? Pretend you’re in a period K-drama with your oppa at the Korea Genre Painting lantern installations, featuring two hanoks with digital illustrations by Korean artists.
Bookings can be made online via Klook at just $20 per adult for entry to both the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Tickets are eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers redemption.
Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay
Date: 15 September to 3 October 2021
Time: Outdoor Gardens (free): 6pm - 10pm | Flower dome (entry fees apply): 9am - 9pm
Tickets: $20 for adults. Book here.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG