Nearly 30 illuminated (and handcrafted!) lanterns fill the park for year two...
Drumroll, please! After a super successful festival last year, the Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Franklin Square this spring from May 9 to June 11, 2017.
The popular festival welcomed more than 90,000 people from all 50 states and 10 countries during its first-ever festival in Philly (and the Northeast!) last year.
This year, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns to Philadelphia’s Historic District with all-new, handcrafted lanterns that illuminate when the sun sets — it’s truly a sight to see.
From May 9 through June 11, the park will glow with 29 new (read: different lanterns than last year) handcrafted lanterns, including a newly rebuilt 200-foot Chinese dragon (a favorite lantern from last year) constructed by lantern artisans from China. Other lantern designs include a brand-new entrance gate, sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.
When: May 9-June 11, 2017
Where: Franklin Square, 200 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Before 5 p.m., free; $17 for adults, $15 for seniors/military, $12 for youth ages 3-17 and free for children under 2
more info at http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/