Photos: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is back with 29 illuminated displays created by hand using traditional Chinese methods.


Highlights of this year’s festival include, a 200-foot long phoenix, a walk-through dragon tunnel, mythological creatures created from small glass bottles filled with colored water, and a host of interactive installations such as lit swings and a fortune-telling wheel. The lanterns are installed all around the seven-acre Square, and guests stroll under, around, and through the displays each evening. ¬†Enjoy the light show, cultural performances, crafts, food and the Dragon Beer Garden until June 30, 2019.

Photos by Heather McBride.