Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
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.
For more than five weeks, the park will glow with new (read: different than last year) handcrafted lanterns, including a 200-foot Chinese dragon (a favorite lantern from past years) constructed by lantern artisans from China.
Lantern designs in previous years have included sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.
The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region.
The festival features stunning lantern displays, including a 200-foot Chinese dragon.
The popular festival welcomed more than 90,000 people from all 50 states and 10 countries to Philly and Franklin Square when it debuted in 2016 for the first time in the Northeast United States.
In addition to the stunning lantern displays, the festival features a variety of Chinese entertainment and art, including contortion, acrobatics, and plate spinning.
Craftsmen set up in booths at different sections throughout the square and sell items that celebrate Chinese culture.
Festival-goers should also check out the abundance of dining options that celebrate classic Asian cooking and American fare.
Thirsty guests will enjoy the Dragon Beer Garden, an al fresco drinking-and-dining space surrounded by huge lanterns. The beer garden is open nightly with craft beer, cocktails and fare for the whole family.
Folks of all ages are also invited to explore the park and all else that Franklin Square has to offer, such as the popular carousel and mini golf course.
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