Since its debut in 2016, The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cultural events in Philadelphia. This immersive experience is a luminous celebration of Chinese culture, food, music, and art.
Located in Franklin Square, the festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the city and beyond. The streets are decorated with giant, colorful lanterns and banners constructed by talented lantern artists from China.
What To Expect
Indeed, attendees can expect to enjoy a festival full of lights, cultural performances, and authentic Asian cuisine. One of the highlights of the festival is the dragon dance, which is performed by a group of dancers dressed in colorful dragon costumes. The dance is accompanied by the beating of drums and cymbals, and is a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
Another popular attraction at the festival is of course, the food, which offers a wide variety of mouthwatering Chinese delicacies such as dumplings, noodles, and steamed buns. Visitors can also enjoy traditional Chinese tea and desserts such as mooncakes and red bean cakes.
Additionally, the festival also features a variety of cultural performances, including traditional Chinese music, dance, and martial arts demonstrations. Visitors can also participate in workshops and activities such as calligraphy, paper cutting, and Chinese knotting.
How To Get Tickets
This family friendly extravaganza is open now until August 13, 2023. Tickets are required for entry. Adult tickets are priced at $22 Sunday – Thursday and $25 Friday & Saturday. Youth tickers (ages 13-17) are priced at $20 Sunday – Thursday and $23 Friday & Saturday.Children tickets (ages 3 – 12) are only $14 and children under 2 are free!
Seniors tickets (ages 65+) & Active Military with ID are $20 Sunday – Thursday and $23 Friday & Saturday.
You can learn more about this adventurous festival and purchase tickets by visiting their official website.
Overall, it is a celebration of community, tradition, and diversity, and is a must-see event for anyone interested in Chinese culture or looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a summer day in the city.