The Lantern Festival ("Mid-autumn Festival") falls on the 8th Lunar Month, which runs from 8 Sep 2010 to 7 Oct 2010.
Here are the highlights for Singapore Lantern Festival 2010...
1)Lantern Festival Events in Chinatown
(a)Chinatown Lantern Festival Street Light Up
Huge lanterns and fairy lights brightened up Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and the street bazaars along the side streets.
From Sat, 11 Sep 2010 to 10 Oct 2010
From 7pm till late nightly.
Expect the festival was launched on the evening of Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 near Chinatown MRT - with a flurry of energetic activities.
Pagoda Street, Terrenganu Street, Sago Street and Chinatown Complex become pretty busy with vendors selling mooncakes, savouries, lanterns and other festive wares.
From Thur, 9 Sep 2010 to Wed, 22 Sep 2010.
From 11am till late daily.
A good mix of traditional and comtemporary entertain at Kreta Ayer Square (near Buddha Tooth Relic Temple).
From Sat, 11 Sep 2010 to Wed, 22 Sep 2010.
From 8pm nightly.
(d)Mass Lantern Procession
From 7.30pm on Sat, 18 Sep 2010.
The procession starts at the open field near Outram MRT Station and ends near the river banks in Clarke Quay. Join in with your own lanterns!
2)The festivities at Singapore River and Chinese Gardens - such as they do in previous years - will not be held in 2010. Let's hope that they return in 2011. Yes, it's a pity but it seems that the Singapore F1 has taken some life out of this enchanting festival.