Chinese Lantern Festival begins at Franklin Square

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square opens to the public Tuesday.

Action News received a sneak peek Monday night.

Artists from China have been in Philadelphia for the past month, working on the elaborate displays.

The centerpiece of the festival is this giant Chinese dragon installation that is 200 feet long, 21 feet tall and weighs 18,000 pounds.

The festival runs through June 11th.


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