The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong and you should not miss the opportunity to join this special festival celebration in 2013. This ancient Chinese Harvest Festival takes place every 15th day of the 8th lunar month and visitors can be assured to experience a series of spectacular events from September 14 to 22, 2013.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a festival where the family get to together, reunite, have dinner, enjoy lantern displays and festival atmosphere while eating moon cakes and is also referred to as Moon Festival, Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival. Join the locals and celebrate this traditional holiday with moon cakes, glowing lanterns and moon gazing. Across Hong Kong, you will find various celebrations including lantern carnivals, exhibitions, traditional performances and other festivities

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Below please find an overview of the planned events during the Mid-Autumn Festival:

Event Details:

Lantern Wonderland

Aside from eating moon cakes, the Lantern Wonderland is one of the most anticipated events in Hong Kong. Serving as the heart of the Mid-Autumn Festival, award-winning giant lanterns as well as dynamic and innovative visual rendering will transform Victoria Park in Causeway Bay enchanting visitors and locals alike. In the past it was sponsored by Lee Kum Kee, but this year’s giant Mid-Autumn installation is the result of a design competition. Be prepared for romantic lantern displays paired with a Mid-Autumn market, tasty treats, romantic souvenirs, wishing corridor and other cultural performances.

Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
Date: September 14 – September 22
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm (September 14)
6:30pm – 11:00pm (on September 15-18 & 20-22)
6:30pm – midnight (September 19: the opening hours of the park will be extended until midnight)
Admission: free!

In case, the Lantern Wonderland is way too crowded or you would like to experience some other Lantern Carnivals and Exhibition you can also visit one of the following venues:

Mid Autumn Lantern Display “Home Sweet Home” 2013

Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, TST
Date: September 5 – October 13
Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Admission: free

Clock Tower on Mid-Autumn Day with Lamp Decorations

Clock Tower on Mid-Autumn Day with Lamp Decorations

New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2013

Venue: Sha Tin Park, Sha Tin, New Territories
Date: September 20
(Lantern Installations from September 18 – October 1)
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Admission: free

New Territories West Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2013

Venue: Tuen Mun Park, New Territories
Date: September 21
(Lantern Installations from September 18 – October 1)
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Admission: free

Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival

Venue: Victoria Park Soccer Pitch, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Date: September 19
(Lantern Installation September 14-22)
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Admission: free