The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

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Tuesday May 1

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7:00 PM  –  11:00 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. 

We do understand occasionally circumstances come up after purchasing tickets to an event in the future.  We are happy to reschedule your tickets provided it is at least 48 hours in advance of your ticket date.

Email with your order number and date which you wish to reschedule to.  If you are rescheduling to a Friday or Saturday, you must specify an arrival time.

Once we have processed the request, we will send a new ticket to the same email address it was originally purchased under.  Your prior ticket will become void. No phone calls, please.

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