Get excited: Tickets for the 2017 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square are now on sale!
- The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns from May 9 to June 11.
- Tickets are now on sale and are $12-$17 per person.
- Tickets are required for entry starting at 6 p.m. Entry during the day is free.
After a super-successful festival last year, the Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Franklin Square this spring. The popular festival welcomed more than 90,000 people from all 50 states and 10 countries during its first-ever event in Philly (and the Northeast!) last year.
From May 9 through June 11, the park will glow with 29 new (read: different lanterns than last year) handcrafted lanterns constructed by lantern artisans from China. Lantern designs include a newly rebuilt 200-foot-long Chinese dragon (a favorite lantern from last year), a brand-new entrance gate, sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.
How To Get Tickets
Admission to Franklin Square will be free during the day, as always. Starting at 6 p.m., the Chinese Lantern Festival becomes a ticketed event at $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and military personnel and $12 for visitors ages 3-17. Entry to the festival is free for children under two. Note that special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are also available at the festival entrance, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines. (This festival is very popular.)
Click here to purchase your tickets to this blockbuster festival.