Festivals and events

How to Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong

Here are five ways to customise your Mid-Autumn Festival, from lunar glamping on Cheung Chau to making your own mooncakes

Sai Kung

Eco-friendly Moon-gazing

Courtesy of Eco Travel

Eco Travel’s Mid-Autumn Festival-themed tour takes guests by boat to Hong Kong’s eastern waters to the geological wonders of Wong Chuk Kok Tsui and Ap Chau before heading to Yan Chau Tong for the highlight of the night: moon-gazing. 

Kwun Tong

Make Your Own Mooncakes

We get bombarded with a plethora of new mooncake flavours each year, from durian to milk tea. Now you can make your own. Cooking Fever in Kwun Tong is hosting workshops so foodies can whip up their favourites – from mooncakes with goji berries, figs and mixed nuts to a Taiwanese version of the Mid-Autumn staple with a matcha or purple sweet potato creamy custard filling encased in ‘thousand layers’ pastry. 

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Cheung Chau

Lunar Glamping

Who wants to be in town throughout the festival? Get outdoors at Sai Yuen, a campsite and adventure park at the southwestern tip of Cheung Chau where you can spend the night in a ‘Star Gazing Geodesic Dome’. Through its transparent ceiling, you can take in the moonlit sky. Plenty of outdoor activities and workshops are also available on-site.  

Tai Hang

Create a Mini Smaug

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The Tai Hang fire dragon dance is one of Hong Kong’s unique cultural traditions. More than a century after the first event, the three-day spectacle still draws big crowds to the neighbourhood during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Ahead of the festival, which runs from 12-14 September, The Conservancy Association Centre for Heritage is hosting a DIY workshop where people can learn to make their own miniature fire dragons from the masters on 7 September.


Print Your Own Lanterns

mid autumn festival
Courtesy of Morimokei

Aberdeen-based Morimokei Design Workshop is running small classes teaching people how to create customised mini lanterns with a 3D printing pen. 

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