The Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia returns to the historic Franklin Square in Philadelphia with more than 30 brand new glowing lanterns from June 21 to August 7, 2022.

For the first time in three years Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival going to convert Philadelphia Franklin Square again in a fantastic garden, filling it with massive lanterns celebrating China’s cultural traditions.

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The 2022 festival will feature more than 30 brand new displays consisting of thousands of individual lanterns illuminated by tens of thousands of LED lanterns. Construction of lanterns will begin in Franklin Square in late May. The sculptures will be built on site by Chinese artisans who have passed on skills from generation to generation, using materials created in China and shipped to the United States specifically for the event.

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Significant screenings include the return of the popular 200-foot dragon, a giant temple of the sky, a bamboo panda forest and a wisteria tunnel, a giant floating whale, mythological creatures and interactive installations, including a kaleidoscope for selfies.

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The festival will offer nightly performances by dancers, martial arts masters, contractors and other performers, as well as live demonstrations and works of art that can be purchased from Chinese folk artists. During the festival, the Great Lawn Grill and Leaping Fish Noodle House will join Square Burger in the park, serving traditional Asian cuisine along with a selection of regional craft beers and creative cocktails at Dragon Beer Garden. . New in 2022: Enjoy the fountain show in Franklin Square with a new song exclusive to the Lantern Festival.

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Throughout the festival, visitors are also invited to bring their entrance tickets or receipts to Chinatown’s participating restaurants to take advantage of special offers and discounts.

Philadelphia 2022 Chinese Lantern Festival to open daily from 6pm to 11pm Flowers ranges from $ 12-20 depending on the day of the visit and the age of the visitor. Part of the proceeds from the festival will go to Historic Philadelphia, Inc., which manages and operates Franklin Square.

Cover photo: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival 2018. Photo by J. Fusco for PHLCVB.

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