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The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
Selected date Friday June 24
Selected time 6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM


This blockbuster event will illuminate Franklin Square with culturally inspired illuminated lantern sculptures, authentic stage performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, and more.

The festival is open from 6 pm – 11 pm every night (closed July 4th). 


Timed tickets are required for entry on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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.

There is NO RE-ENTRY, so please plan parking accordingly.

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 30 minutes before closing time. 

Please keep in mind that this is a limited run special event and is very popular. 

Walk up and/or online ticket sales may cease when capacity is reached.

Please purchase tickets as far in advance as possible to secure your entry.

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