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Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia

Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia

Celebrate Light and Culture with Perkiomen Tours at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Philadelphia, PA!

The Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. Franklin Square will glow with larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, a huge Chinese dragon and much more, created using traditional Chinese methods with thousands of LED lights in brilliant colors.


Tour Includes

  • Transportation

  • Festival Admission

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns to Philadelphia's Historic District with handcrafted lanterns that illuminate when the sun sets. It's truly a sight to see!

Most of the materials used to make the displays were shipped to the United States directly from China and assembled in Franklin Square by a team of 30 Chinese artisans over the course of one month. A centerpiece of the festival is a magnificient 200-foot-long phoenix. This glowing mythical creature stands at 21 feet tall and weighs 6,000 pounds. Another showstopping lantern display depicting mythological creatures called 'kylin' is made of more than 30,000 clear jars filled with colored water and lights.

In addition to the stunning lantern displays, you will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists, and still be able to play (at an extra cost) Philly-themed mini-golf, ride the Parx Liberty Carousel, or enjoy Center City's premier play place during the duration of the festival.

Timed Itinerary

5:45 PM Arrive at Franklin Square
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
9:30 PM Depart for home

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Montgomeryville Behind Home Depot, N Wales Rd & Montomery Glen Dr
751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Quakertown - Trainers Trainers Corner - near Starbucks
246 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Souderton Souderton Shopping Center
773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
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