Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square Through June 11th


The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square in Philadelphia’s Historic District now through June 11th with all-new, handcrafted lanterns that light up the night sky. The lanterns will include a newly rebuilt 200-foot Chinese dragon constructed by lantern artists in China along with sea animals, lions, pandas, and mythological creatures.

In addition to the glowing displays, guests are encouraged to explore the park and all of its amenities, such as the historic carousel and mini-golf course. Enjoy al-fresco drinking and dining at the Dragon Beer Garden, which will be open nightly with craft beer, cocktails, and tasty fare.

Admission to Franklin Square will be free during the day, however in the evening, the festival becomes a ticketed event at $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and military personnel, and $12 for children. Visitors are encouraged to park at PPA AutoPark, which is discounted for Lantern Festival ticketholders. The festival is open Sunday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.