A Complete Guide To The First-Ever Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

  • 22 Apr 2016
  • 12 Jun 2016
  • Franklin Square, 200 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

A Complete Guide To The First-Ever Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States will fill Franklin Square with more than 25 illuminated lanterns through June 12.

Get ready for major illumination. The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival opens this Friday, April 22 after months of anticipation.

Fast Facts

  • Open daily from April 22 through June 12.
  • 25+ handcrafted lanterns throughout the square.
  • Themed food and drinks are available from the Dragon Beer Garden.
  • Timed tickets for entry after 6 p.m. are available online.

The festival brings more than 25 brightly colored lanterns to Franklin Square for the first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in the Northeast United States.

The festival celebrates the traditions of China — and other Asian countries, too — with lantern representations of Chinese symbols, traditional performances, inspired takes on food and drinks and more.

The spectacular showcase of lanterns opens this Friday, April 22 and continues through Sunday, June 12 to honor Historic Philadelphia’s 10th year, a milestone of its revamped park. Check out our guide to the seven-week festival, below.

25+ Lanterns

More than 25 illuminated lanterns of all sorts will fill the seven-and-a-half acre park. Some of the lanterns will be big enough to walk under (think of a giant floral canopy) while some will serve as a great display to pose with (selfie alert).

Lanterns on view will include works inspired by iconic Chinese symbols and signs of spring, many of which were created by artisans in China. Throughout the festival, guests can look for a 200-foot-dragon, pandas, figures dressed in traditional Chinese outfits, flowers, swans and more.

The lanterns are just as beautiful during the day than at night — be sure to bring your camera (or camera phone) to this festival!

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Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

When: April 22-June 12, 6 -10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 6-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Where: Franklin Square, 200 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Cost: Before 6 p.m., Free; After 6 p.m., $17 adults, $12 youth (17 and under), $15 senior/military

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