The Chinese Lantern Festival is back for its third year in Philadelphia, PA. The celebratory cultural festival is rooted in the Chinese traditional lantern festivals which are held in China. The festival has turned into a staple in only three short years, for it has become an event that people look forward to. There are 28 different displays composed of 1,500 lanterns and more than 15,000 LED lights. At night, the festival can illuminate the entire area!
Although it comes straight from Chinese tradition, the festival has so much more to offer as well aside from the large, luminescent, and awe-inspiring lanterns. The festival features a myriad of performances from acrobats, contortionist, jugglers, and more. Other activities include artists creating amazing works such as making flutes, crystal engraving, and even weaving with aluminum wires. And, you cannot forget the drinks and food in the Dragon Beer Garden.
The festival is held from May 1st to June 30th. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and active military, and $12 for children ages 17 and under.
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