Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square

Philly is full of amazing cultural experiences. I had a great time at the Chinese Latern Festival. This was the first ever lantern festival in the Northeast US and it was clearly a success.

This lantern festival is a celebration of Spring so check it out by June 12th! 

I bought tickets online which was really convenient because there were no lines at the entrance. I was there at 7:45pm so I was there to see it in the light and dark. 

Main entrance:    

 This arch walkway was so cool to walk through. 


  You can’t have a Chinese lantern festival without pandas! (The panda on the swing actually moved)

 This amazing 200 ft dragon was the highlight of the festival. 




 The dragon garden is where you can sit down for Asian alcoholic beverages. :) 


I enjoyed my Thai iced tea during the festival. There are also a few vendors that sell food, toys, and other cool Chinese related goods such as hand painted fans and lanterns. 

I didn’t plan it but there was a show at 8:30. There were a few cool acts and this was dish spinning one was the most impressive! 

I enjoyed the festival more than I expected. The show made it worthwhile. I hope people can enjoy it before June 12th and if not, hope you’ve enjoyed my photos. 



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