2019 Chinese Lantern Festival brings back fan-favorite performances

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square for the fourth year, opening Wednesday night to the public and runing through June.

There are 29 larger-than-plife illuminated silk lanterns positioned throughout Franklin Square.

This year there is a 200-foot-long phoenix, a lighted walk through dragon, and interactive installations including a set of lit swings visitors can get on.

The fountain in the center of the park is adorned with lanterns, too.

And Amy Needle, CEO of Historic Philadelphia Inc., says there is plenty of entertainment.

“We actually have three performances each evening,” she said. “There is a face-changer, which is everybody’s fan favorite from the first year, as well as some incredible dancers and acrobats.”

There is food and drink for purchase.

More information, including details about tickets, is available at Historic Philadelphia.

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