Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

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An iconic lantern at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.

The Festival That Sets Franklin Square Aglow

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. Its truly a sight to see.

For more than five weeks, the park will glow with new (read: different every year) handcrafted lanterns constructed by lantern artisans from China.

Lantern designs in previous years have included sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from Visit Philadelphia.

In The News

Editor's Note

Since it costs money just to get in ($18 as of 2018), I wouldn't call this a festival in the usual sense. At almost every festival I've ever attended, if you want to eat some of the food or ride one of the rides, you pay for that, but you don't pay anything for admission. ~Paul

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