The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

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Friday May 19

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9:00 PM  –  10:00 PM


The 2018 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square features an all-new collection of larger-than-life, illuminated silk displays, Chinese folk artists, dancers, authentic crafts and the return of a 200-foot-long dragon!

Franklin Square is located at 6th & Race Streets. The Festival is open from 7 pm – 11 pm, Sundays through Thursdays, and 6 pm – 11 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. 

**Timed tickets are required for entry on Fridays and Saturdays during the Festival. **You may enter 15 minutes prior to the time on your ticket or any time after. Once inside you may stay to enjoy the festival for as long as you like. Tickets are not valid after the close of the Festival that day. 

Don't see your desired date or time? Click on "other dates" or "other times" to see more options. Tickets are valid for entry up to one hour before closing time. 


For questions and more information, call 215-629-5801 or visit