For Memorial Weekend we hopped on a bus and stayed overnight in Philly. We go there a lot. We love it there. But this time around we wanted to check out the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square. It’s really cute. It opened April 22 and closes June 12th. It’s $17 a ticket for adults, kids (ages 3-17) $12, $15 for seniors and military, kids 2 years and under are free. They have performances, food vendors and stands where you can buy trinkets.
We didn’t get to see the performances. We arrived around 9pm because we wanted it nice and dark. They had some hula hoop shows and Chinese Opera. We spent our time wandering around the lanterns.
They are created and designed in China from LED lights using traditional techniques.
The giant dragon was my favorite. The beer garden is here.
Vic liked the peach trees.
Great event for adults and kids.
15 thoughts on “Chinese Lantern Festival”
Next time you come to Philly
you should let me know
I’m an hr anyway
Thank you for visiting
We love Philly. On this trip we realized we love Philly more than NY. We’re die hard NYers but NY isn’t what it use to be. Philly feels like a real city to us while we feel NY feels like it’s being manicured for the 1%. Spent some time walking around Old City. That was really nice being able to see all the old buildings. We stayed at Marriot. 2nd time the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night there. That’s the only complaint. At least this time I didn’t jump out of bed panicked.
Let me know the next time
We got bitten up by bugs but was worth it.
What lovely illuminations! I can see why you wanted to be there when it was really dark.
We ended up enjoying it more than we thought we would. I’m wonder if they travel around. My friend saw this same lantern show in New Orleans.
I will watch and see if it comes to Seattle. We have very large and active Asian communities here and there is always something very interesting going on.
Nice post. Im actually going there this wednesday coming up
Have fun. Think it’ll be a lot cooler than when we went too 🙂
Loved the opening photo, great shots. It is really strange, I never thought of Philly as being a place for such a Chinese Lantern Festival, very cool. To me, shooting at night is always special too, it makes the lighting much crisper.
This is so pretty ! I love all the pictures 🙂 It seems like a great festival
Was a fun festival. A really hot night but fun otherwise.
They all look amazing!
Stunning series of photos. A fantastic festival.