Philadelphia to host spring Chinese lantern festival

    Philadelphia will host its first-ever Chinese lantern festival in the spring.

    The celebration of light and culture at Franklin Square will feature artisans from China and around Philadelphia

    Historic Philadelphia says more than 25 illuminated installations — including a three-story pagoda — will be on display from April 22 to June 12. The lanterns will be created in China using traditional methods and lit by thousands of LED lights.

    After 6 p.m., tickets will be required for entry.

    The festivities will include food and crafts and are part of a yearlong celebration marking 10 years of the refurbished Franklin Square.

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