Wondering what else is there to do other than eating mooncakes and gazing at the moon? We’ve got you covered with our list of the best Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Hong Kong.
Family-gathering? Check. Mooncakes? Check. Things to do? Uhh… If you’re in need of inspiration, fear not, as we’ve found the best Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Hong Kong. Whether you’re planning to dine out with your friends and family, or enjoy your day off by exploring the city, read on for some of the best deals, activities, and limited-time menus for the 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong.
2021 Mid-Autumn Festival activities in Hong Kong
1. Golden Autumn Lumiere at Temple Mall
What’s Mid-Autumn Festival without lanterns? Until October 4, head to Temple Mall to witness its spectacular Golden Autumn Lumiere installation. This giant lantern is 3.5 metres tall and holds dozens of sky lanterns and mirrors within, displaying a stunning space of light and shadow. The sky lanterns even change colours in sync with your movements, making this place perfect for your Instagram, as well as a fun and romantic place to take your date.
Not only does this installation celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, but it’s also part of the Sik Sik Yuen Centennial Carnival, which is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the esteemed Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (嗇色園黃大仙祠) this year. So, don’t forget to visit this neighbouring temple and pay your respects.
Planning a day out in Wong Tai Sin? Take a look at our handy neighbourhood guide.
Temple Mall, 136 Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, p. 2320 5614, 黃大仙龍翔道136號黃大仙中心
2. Mid-autumn dinner and Chinese lantern workshops at Hutong
For those hoping to book a deluxe dinner to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, look no further than Hutong. From September 17 to 22, the restaurant is presenting an exquisite 11-dish dinner (from $988 per person), featuring its signature Flaming Peking Duck, abalone marinated in spring onion oil, and more. There’s a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne included, too, so cheers to that!
Can’t make it to dinner? Don’t worry, Hutong has a series of Mid-Autumn activities for its brunch guests as well. On September 18 and 19, the weekend Feng Wei Brunch (from $688 per person) will feature lantern painting, on top of the usual free-flow champagne, cocktails, wine, and beer. Children under 12 can dine for free, so bring your little ones along for some family fun!
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Hutong, 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓胡同
3. Full Moon Reunion Carnival at Hysan Place
The fourth floor of Hysan Place is being transformed into a ‘Heaven of Lights’ this Mid-Autumn Festival. Amounting to over 500 lanterns, the installation is a whopping three metres tall. Next to it are the Jolly Moon zoetropes, which show a collection of lantern riddles – see if you can solve them all! In addition to Hysan Place, the entire Lee Gardens Area will be part of the Full Moon Reunion Carnival, creating a grand Mid-Autumn Festival activity. Psst – we hear there’ll be an array of promotions and seasonal menus coming soon, so watch this space as we keep you updated.
Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 銅鑼灣軒尼斯道500號希慎廣場
4. Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu at Cuisine Cuisine ifc
Cuisine Cuisine ifc is offering its Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu (from $3,980 for four) from September 10 to 21. Dig into scrumptious Cantonese favourites such as the braised sea cucumber and black mushroom with shrimp roes; braised lobster in supreme broth with cherry tomatoes and yuzu dressing; double-boiled fish maw soup with Hawaiian papaya; plus five other savoury dishes and desserts. Sounds like a feast fit for the whole family!
Cuisine Cuisine ifc, Shop 3101, Podium Level 3, ifc mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2393 3933, 中環港景街1號國際金融中心3樓3101號舖國金軒
5. Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in flight with VistaJet’s Moonlight Infusions
Moon-gazing at home? Nah, let’s do it the boujee way. 😉 Hop onto one of VistaJet’s private cabins to admire the full moon at 45,000 feet this Mid-Autumn Festival with the Moonlight Infusions experience. In addition to a spectacular view of the moon, there is also a personalised Tea Flight Experience. Guided by tea masters, you’ll be tasting premium teas like the Red Dragon tea, Dragon Well, Iron Buddha, and more. The teas are accompanied by a carefully curated selection of mooncakes. Talk about an unforgettable experience!
Moonlight Infusions with VistaJet is available throughout September 2021 for those departing from key Asian cities. Tempted? Read more about VistaJet in our guide to chartering private jets in Hong Kong.
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6. Waltz Down the Milky Way workshops with Harry’s Kitchen and Build-a-Bear
If you’ve got a budding baker or a little craftsman at home, Harry’s Kitchen’s Mid-Autumn Festival family bonding activities are not to be missed. Collaborating with the world famous Build-a-Bear, the baking studio has launched the special Waltz Down the Milky Way workshop ($778). Available until September 21, this two-part workshop features a mooncake baking class at Harry’s Kitchen, followed by a DIY workshop at Build-a-Bear. Conducted in Cantonese, English, or Mandarin, and personally instructed by five-star hotel-trained pastry chefs, the classes are designed for children aged three and above (with optional attendance for parents), and are conducted in small groups. Expect your little ones to bring home some custard mooncakes – and plenty of smiles – after this fun and interactive Mid-Autumn Festival activity.
Harry’s Kitchen, Unit B245A, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 5645 1365, 尖東梳士巴利道18號K11 Musea B245A號舖
7. Holiday Semi-Buffet BBQ Brunch, Snowy Signature Mooncakes, and more at the Arca
Get excited as Wong Chuk Hang’s latest boutique hotel the Arca rolls out its array of new deals and packages this season to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong! Firstly, the hotel restaurant, Arca Society, is launching its Holiday Semi-Buffet BBQ Brunch (from $398 per adult), where you can enjoy both Asian and Western culinary delights straight from the grill. Among the variety of succulent meats, skewers, and seafood, the crowd favourites are whole smoked barbecue pork ribs, duck breast with five spices, beef chuck steak with yulan magnolia salt, and Boston lobster tail. Finally, wrap up your meal on a sweet note with the Arca’s Snowy Signature Mooncake ($68).
As the Brunch is available every Sunday and public holiday, feel free to make the most out of your time at the Arca by staying in the hotel’s beautiful suites with your family, and unwind as you look on to the Aberdeen Harbour.
the Arca, 43 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3701 6000, 黃竹坑香葉道43號雅格酒店
8. Celebratory feast at The Chinese Library
Between September 17 and 22, The Chinese Library is offering its guests an eight-dish celebratory feast (from $988 per person), along with a glass of Saint Louis Blanc de Blancs. The menu ranges from Hokkaido scallop sashimi, to seasonal specials like the pigeon and conch served in Sichuan Chu Yeh Ching Chiew bamboo soup. Following the pan-seared tilefish with lobster sauce is the dessert – a taro and almond puff pastry. Those of you who are dining at The Chinese Library on September 20 and 21 are in luck, as you’ll get complimentary snowy purple yam and red bean mooncakes, too!
The Chinese Library, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2848 3088, 中環荷李活道10號大館01座1樓
9. Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu at Tsui Hang Village
If you’re a fan of traditional Cantonese cuisine, don’t miss out on the Mid-Autumn Festival Set Menu at Tsui Hang Village (from $2,280 for four). From September 10 to 21, all Tsui Hang Village branches will feature this special menu, with highlights such as the double-boiled sea whelk soup with fish maw, and deep-fried crab claw coated with shrimp mousse. The set includes a total of five dishes, including noodles and desserts.
Tsui Hang Village (翠亨邨) has multiple branches across Hong Kong.