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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to 2018 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns May 1 – June 30 in 2018. The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. Franklin Square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. The 200-foot giant fan favorite Chinese Dragon and beloved pandas return, but all other creations will be new for the 2018 Festival.

May 1 – June 30, daily, 7 – 11 pm; Fri & Sat, opens at 6 pm – Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square – The Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. Franklin Square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. The 200-foot giant fan favorite Chinese Dragon and beloved pandas return, but all other creations will be new for the 2018 Festival.

New technology and engineering will be utilized to bring an endangered species gallery to life for the first time in the United States. Other highlights include celebrating the Year of the Dog, tropical birds and fish, mythological animals, the world premiere of a new Fairy Tree, a walk-through Great White Shark Tunnel, and an interactive elephant lantern where visitors pedal a bicycle to change its colors. The lanterns are placed all around the Square, and guests walk among the displays each evening. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will witness authentic cultural performances that are all new for 2018 including the unusual and impressive art of face-changing and a variety of different Chinese acrobatic acts.

Visitors can taste Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden open nightly, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site. Guests will still be able to play Philly Mini Golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel (additional tickets required for both), and enjoy Center City’s best play place. The lanterns are able to be viewed for free during daylight hours, while a ticket is required for nighttime entrance.

Tickets are on sale now and range from $12 to $18. Children 2 years and younger are free. For more info and to purchase your tickets visit: historicphiladelphia.org/chineselanternfestival

Enter to win a family 4-pack to the 2018 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square!

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36 Responses to Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to 2018 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

  1. Rebecca says:

    This would be a great event to explore with my family!

  2. Claire Quaile says:

    I’d take my husband and 2 daughters

  3. Geri says:

    I have wanted to see this since the first year…would love a win and a dream would come true.

  4. Lisa says:

    I would love to take my 6 year old daughter and my husband.

  5. Angela Reif says:

    I would take my kids with me! I am super excited to see this.

  6. Kellie Lind Cieplinski says:

    Great prize

  7. Stephanie says:

    I would take my kids and my best friend.We would absolutely love it!
    We’ve been wanting to check it out!

  8. Sharon says:

    I would take my mom and daughters.

  9. Dennis F says:

    We would LOVE to win this. We would take our daughter and one of our moms. Either way, thanks for all of the posts and information you share! We love your site!

  10. Sharon I. says:

    My family would love to see this!!

  11. victoria says:

    My boys are excited to see the Shark!

  12. Jennifer Cittadini says:

    Looks beautiful at night

  13. Sharlene Corrigan says:

    I would love to take my husband and girls to Longwood! Such a magical place!

  14. Shira says:

    I lived in Society Hill for ten years and never made it to the Lantern Festival. I’d love to check it out!!

  15. Candace says:

    This looks amazing

  16. my 3 children have been wanting to go for a whilenow but because I am a single mother and tines are very tuff right now i can’t affordit.

  17. Colleen says:

    My family would love to go to Longwood!

  18. Carrie Boyle says:

    Would love to go with my daughters!

  19. Jon says:

    I can’t wait to take my daughter!

  20. Ashley Kong says:

    I would take my husband and kids!

  21. Mary says:

    I’d take my grandchildren. They’d love this!It looks beautiful!

  22. Penny says:

    I would take my husband and daugter

  23. Jennifer Quintua says:

    I would love to take my family to this festival!!

  24. Qiqi Noel says:

    I would bring my family of 6 (I’ll pay for the other 2 lol)in celebration of my husband’s 40th birthday and my eldest of 4 daughters for her graduation present and for being accepted to all 5 universities that she applied to, and her decision to commit to La Salle University!

  25. JC OCONNOR says:

    Would love to win this!

  26. Gina says:

    Win for friends & kids!

  27. Kris I. says:

    I would take my husband and daughter!

  28. rebecca haegele says:

    I’ve wanted to go but it is so pricey.

  29. Lisa says:

    I would love to take my daughters to this!!

  30. Rikki Jones says:

    I would bring my family. They would really enjoy something different.

  31. Jen says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! My family would love going, as well as a trip to the city.

  32. Rebekah B says:

    I’d take my mother in law because she’s mentioned t a million times

  33. Kris Garvey says:

    I would bring my 6 year old, my husband, and my mom!

  34. Darrah Karnes says:

    I would take my kids! I have a 7 year old, a 6 year old and a 2 year old who would love this!

  35. Christina Dunn says:

    I would take my husband, daughter, and mother-in-law, who is visiting us.

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