The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will showcase spectacular lantern displays of different themes at the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals in Victoria Park, Sha Tin Park and Tuen Mun Park from September 23 until October 2. The lantern displays will be lit up from 6.30pm to 11pm daily, with lighting hours extended to midnight on the Mid-Autumn Day (September 29).

rabbit lanterns 2023 mid autumn festival

A vast range of activities will be organised in the three above-mentioned parks at different dates. A fire dragon dance parade, as well as a paid programme, the grand finale of the Chinese Opera Festival 2023 “Bless This Land – Cantonese Opera Showcase under the Bamboo Theatre”, will be held in Victoria Park; while youth shows and a gala night will be staged at Sha Tin Park and Tuen Mun Park respectively.

Events at Victoria Park

DatesEvents
September 23 to October 2– Lantern displays with the theme of “Chinese Delights in Full Splendour”, including a lantern entitled “Chasing the Bunnies Under the Moonlit Lanterns” crafted by local masters using traditional techniques, a revolving lantern, “Autumn’s Moonlit Charm”, created by Foshan masters, lanterns themed on the four Chinese solar terms, and a large-scale lantern set on Cantonese opera and in the shape of a floral board found in bamboo shed theatres.
– Lantern riddles
– Paid programme: the grand finale of the Chinese Opera Festival 2023, “Bless This Land – Cantonese Opera Showcase under the Bamboo Theatre at Victoria Park” (until October 8)
September 23 to 24 and
October 1 to 2 (from 8pm to 11pm)
– Workshops on Cantonese opera accessories and Cantonese opera miniature props
September 28 to 30
8pm to 10.30pm
– Tai Hang fire dragon dance parade (only on September 29, 10.30pm to 11.30pm)
– Demonstrations of folk crafts and intangible cultural heritage items of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao: Foshan coloured lanterns, Chaozhou flower lanterns, technique of making Hong Kong cheongsam, Cantonese opera headdress crafting techniques and Macao Seong Ka carpentry

Events at Sha Tin Park

DatesEvents
September 23 to October 2– Lantern displays with the theme of “Happy Reunion by the Riverside” featuring lanterns of lovely jade rabbits, pandas and giraffes, lively horses and a large-scale revolving lantern decorated with scenery and the livelihoods of the Sha Tin District
– Lantern riddles
September 27
(from 7.30pm to 9.30pm)

 
– Youth Night: music, dance, cheerleading, marching band and other performances by local arts groups, young artists and district organisations
September 28
(from 7.30pm to 10pm)
 
– Chinese orchestra performances
– Chinese ethnic music, dance and variety performances by Guangxi Art Performance Group
– Demonstrations of folk crafts and intangible cultural heritage items of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao: Guangzhou cake printing technique, Cantonese Mahogany Palace lantern making technique, jade crafting technique, flower button making technique and micro-engraving in porcelain
– Lantern workshop
– Street juggling and puppet performances

Events at Tuen Mun Park

DatesEvents
September 23 to October 2– Lantern displays themed “Lotus Pond under the Full Moon”, including a large traditional Chinese-style lantern surrounded by lotus flowers and bird lanterns, a colourful ferris wheel lantern, witty cat and bouncy rabbit lanterns.
– Lantern riddles
September 29
(7.30pm to 9.30pm)

 
– Youth Night: music, dance, cheerleading, marching band and other performances by local arts groups, young artists and district organisations
September 30
(7.30pm to 10pm)
– Chinese orchestra performances
– Chinese ethnic music, dance and variety performances by Guangxi Art Performance Group
– Demonstrations of folk crafts and intangible cultural heritage items of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao: Guangzhou cake printing technique, Cantonese Mahogany Palace lantern making technique, jade crafting technique, flower button making technique and micro-engraving in porcelain
– Workshops on lanterns, African hand painting, moonlight lamp installation
– Chinese juggling and African drum performances
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To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, various events and celebrations are organised across Hong Kong and you can refer to this guide to have a comprehensive list.

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