Last night I was able to preview the first-ever Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square! This will take place in the Square starting today, April 22 to June 12, 2016. Times: Daily, 6 – 10 pm, Fri. & Sat. until 11 pm. Admission to Franklin Square remains completely free before 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., Archway lit up! IMG_8053.