Fantastic news — the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival will remain on display for an additional full week of illumination at Franklin Square.
Originally slated to close out on Sunday, June 11, the festival will now run through Father’s Day, Sunday June 18, meaning there’s more time to get tickets and check it out.
CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL FAST FACTS
- The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is now open through Sunday, June 18.
- 25+ brand-new, handcrafted lanterns illuminate all Franklin Square.
- Themed eats and drinks are available from several outlets.
- Tickets are required for entry after 6 p.m. and are available online.
Returning after a highly successful premiere last year, the Chinese Lantern Festival lights up Franklin Square each night with 29 new handcrafted lanterns from China. In addition to a newly rebuilt 200-foot Chinese dragon (a favorite lantern from last year), the lantern designs include a brand-new entrance gate, sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.
The festival also features entertainment, including awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, and an array of dining options that celebrate classic Asian cooking and American fare.
And, adding to the reasons to take advantage of the extra week, a lantern-surrounded beer garden offers an expansive al fresco drinking-and-dining space, perfect for relaxing on a warm evening spent outdoors.
As a reminder, Franklin Square’s playground will be free and open to the public throughout the festival’s run before 5 p.m., but after 6 p.m., Chinese Lantern Festival tickets will be required to gain access to all of the attractions.
Buy your tickets now and go check out the one-of-a-kind festival before it’s too late!