Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival events in KL

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake or Lantern Festival will be celebrated soon. While the traditions and practices differ across the region, it is all about celebrating the harvest – and apparently also the fall of Mongolian rulers in China after a successful rebellion. The story has it that moon cakes played an important role in the uprising – they were delivered into homes and contained the time of the rebellion. Moon cakes are enjoyed during this time only, and they vary from the traditional ones filled with red bean or lotus paste to the modern ones with ice cream. Lanterns are lit around the town and many condos organise lantern walks for the kids – if yours is not one of them, head out to these festivities around town:

Central Market Kuala Lumpur

A Mid-Autumn celebration: 30th September at 4 PM

Atria Shopping Gallery

Family workshops at Atria Shopping Gallery on September weekends – you can make your own mooncake, lantern or dough doll. Book a spot for yourself now here.


Arkadia, Desa Parkcity

Come and light a lantern together with us at Plaza Arkadia, Desa ParkCity. Great traditional performances include Yoyo Acrobatics and Whip Acrobatics.

We will be giving free popcorn and cotton candy to all attendees but for the first 500 attendees, lanterns, Yakult and jelly mooncake will given on first come first serve basis too!

Yakult Brand Ambassador, Jack Lim will be there to conduct various games sessions and lead the Lantern Parade. So, if you have your own lantern, do bring along and join us.


Activities for the kids and adults, such as complimentary workshops on mooncake baking and assembling lanterns from scratch. For the thrill-seeking participants, they will find excitement in the game sessions on Chinese riddles and storytelling as well as an assortment of obstacle games. Jazz performance by May Mow, Z Yan and more who will be serenading the audience with classic jazz oldies till 10pm.

Midpoint Shopping Complex

9th September 2017
11.45am – Opening Ceremony
12.30pm – Choir Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home
1.00pm – I love Malaysia Fashion Show
4.00pm – Live Band & Singing Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home

10th September 2017
1.00pm – Live Band & Singing Performance (Audition)

30th September 2017
12.30pm – Choir Performance by Yayasan Sunbeams Home
1.00pm – Lantern Making Workshop
4.00pm – Live Band & Singing Performance by yayaysan Sunbeams Home

1st October 2017
1.00pm – Zodiac Monn Cake Making
4.00pm – Kids Public Speaking by Johan Speaking Academy


Summit USJ

Kids Lantern Making Competition, jointly organised by Summit USJ, Mingguan Pelajar Nanyang and Ai FM.

Date: 23 Sept 2:30pm (registration)
Venue : Summit USJ , G floor main stage

 Put on your best Cheongsam and show us a talent (singing/dancing/musical instrument playing) to win trophies & prizes from Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia, Sunway Velocity Hotel KL, KidzB, & LEGO! Register here.
The traditional Moonwalk takes place 30th September.
Lanterns and a myriad of fine selection mooncakes from the Mooncake Bazaar at Level 3, West Court. Activities, workshops and exclusive rewards.

Mid-Autumn Lantern Walk with Botanica+Co

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival, Botanica+Co is hosting a Lantern Walk around the award winning Central Park in Bangsar South. The leisurely-paced Lantern Walk will take place around Bangsar South’s 6 acres of lush park.

Date: 30 September 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 18:30 – 19:30
Gathering Time: 18:00
Gathering Venue: Botanica+Co’s entrance, Bangsar South
BYO Lantern!
There will be up to 100 free lanterns for early birds!

IOI City Mall


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