New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
Sha Tin Park
23.9-2.10.2023 (Sat - Mon)
Lighting-up time: 6:30pm - 11pm (extended to midnight on 29.9)
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Young local artists, participants and art groups of the 18dART Community Art Scheme and district organisations join hands in performing band music, harmonica, street dance, cheerleading and more.
Time: 7:30pm - 10pm
The theme for this year is "Happy Reunion by the Riverside". On these bright, moonlit nights, the Sha Tin Park becomes a festive playground with a wide array of lanterns taking the shapes of rabbit and other adorable animals. The Gala Night also showcases stage performances with strong Chinese flavours, such as spectacular ethnic music and dance by the Guangxi Art Performance Group; as well as Guangzhou cake printing technique and Cantonese mahogany palace lantern1, micro-engraving in porcelain2 demonstrated by handicraft artists. Lantern riddles will also be available for visitors to enjoy the festive season.
|1||Supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province; coordinated by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center of Guangdong Province|
|2||Supported by Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau|
Performed in Cantonese & Putonghua
To avoid overcrowding on the Mid-Autumn Day, visitors who want to appreciate the lanterns are encouraged to come on other dates during the display period.
Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Their content does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.