Mid-Autumn Festival Activities in Changsha (September 12-15)
Lantern Festival at Changsha Theme Park
Duration: September 13-15
Venue: Changsha Fantawild Oriental Heritage Theme Park
Ticket price: 320 CNY/adult; 220 CNY/kid; 220 CNY/senior
1.Fantawild Town opens at 9:00 a.m. You may be awarded floating river lanterns after guessing the riddle and have chance to make mooncakes.
2.Between 19:00 and 21:00, a thousand of lanterns and a fireworks show will light up the night sky.
3.Float river lanterns at Xinghai Lake to wish for blessings.
Address: Next to Yuening Avenue, Xiangshan New Village, Xiaduopu Town, Ningxiang City, Changsha
How to get there:
You can take a direct bus N108 from Changsha Meixihu Metro Station to Ningxiang Fantawild Oriental Heritage. Roundtrip buses depart every 15 minutes. The earliest departure is 6:30 a.m, and the last is 18:30. The fare is 2 yuan.
Cruise Trip on the Xiangjiang River
During Mid-Autumn Festival, it’s a wonderful experience to enjoy a beautiful night view of Changsha aboard a cruise ship called Juzhou Ferries. Dances and magic shows nightly.
80-minute tour which emphasizes "Red" revolutionary highlights including memorabilia for the passengers: 148 CNY/person
80-minute evening tour: 168 CNY/person
45-minute tour around the isle: 80 CNY/person
Notes: Those who buy a cruise trip ticket can get a ticket for free ride of the Orange Isle Sightseeing Bus.
Moon-shaped Fan Painting
Venue: Hunan Museum Education Center
Time: Tuesday – Sunday
10:00-10:20; 10:30-10:50; 11:00-11:20
14:00-14:20; 14:30-14:50; 15:00-15:20
How to participate: on-site registration
Participants: 12 persons limit
Mid-Autumn Festival Evening Gala
Time: 19:30, September 12
Broadcast on Hunan TV
Mid-Autumn Festival - Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Activity at Hunan Cultural Center
Duration: September 13 (Friday), 9:30 a.m.
Venue: Hunan Cultural Center
Participants: Primary and secondary school students and their families
1. You will have a chance to taste traditional Chinese snacks like sweet wine, sweet glutinous rice cake, stinky tofu, and traditional Mid-Autumn Festival food - mooncake.
2. You can cosplay mythological figures and take photos in venues featuring Mid-Autumn Festival legends such as “Lady Chang’e Flying to the Moon”, “Jade Rabbit Mashing Herb”, and “Wu Gang Cutting Sweet Osmanthus”.
3. A variety of “Mid-Autumn Festival + intangible cultural heritage” hands-on activities will be held, including “embroider the moon”, “print mooncake patterns on ceramics”, and “make rabbit dough figurines”.
How to participate:
Scan the following QR codes to register.
Address: No. 69, Shanmuchong West Road, Tianxin District, Changsha City
Chinese source: tour.rednet.cn; official WeChat Accounts of Hunan Museum, Hunan TV, and Hunan Cultural Center