May 01
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Jun 30
2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Fran...

2019 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Fran...

Presented by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. at Franklin Square

The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. The 2019 Festival will illuminate Franklin Square at 6th & Race Streets in Historic Philadelphia from May 1 – June 30 with 30 larger-than-life illuminated displays made of 2,000 individual lanterns and 20,000 LED lights in brilliant colors.

In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will witness authentic cultural stage performances. Visitors can taste Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden open nightly, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site as well as Festival-themed merchandise. Guests can also play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel (additional tickets required for both), and enjoy Center City’s best play place. The lanterns are able to be viewed for free during daylight hours, while a ticket is required for nighttime entrance. The Festival will be open 6 – 11 pm, 7 days a week.

Admission Info

May 1 – June 30, 2019, 6 – 11 pm, daily; Franklin Square will be open during regular daytime hours. The Franklin Square Playground will continue to be open and free during the evening hours, accessible from 7th Street, and for festival-goers from inside the park. After 6 pm, the Chinese Lantern Festival requires tickets for entry. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Sunday through Thursday tickets:

  • $18 for adults
  • $12 for children (ages 3-12, 2 and under are free)
  • $16 for student (13-17), senior (65+), and active military (with I.D.)

Friday and Saturday tickets (Timed tickets required):

  • $20 for adults
  • $12 for children (ages 3-12, 2 and under are free)
  • $18 for student (13-17), senior (65+), and active military (with I.D.)

Group reservations for 20 or more guests can be booked in advance.

Phone: 2156294026

Email: guestservices@historicphiladelphia.org

Dates & Times

2019/05/01 - 2019/06/30

Additional time info:

May 1 – June 30, 2019, 6 – 11 pm, daily; Franklin Square will be open during regular daytime hours. The Franklin Square Playground will continue to be open and free during the evening hours, accessible from 7th Street, and for festival-goers from inside the park. After 6 pm, the Chinese Lantern Festival requires tickets for entry. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Location Info

Franklin Square

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106