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
- Beer garden, beef bao and more: What to expect at this year’s Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival, KYW, June 11, 2022.
- Behind the scenes of the Chinese Lantern Festival, WHYY, April 23, 2018.
- Tickets: The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square (at Black Baud Hosting)
- Video: Franklin Square Lantern Festival 2019 (YouTube, 2m54s)