Sip and Stroll!
Enjoy culturally-inspired snacks, draft beers, wine, and specialty cocktails by Cooperage while viewing the magnificent lantern displays.
* Last call for alcohol is 1 hour before closing at 10 p.m. each day.
Menu includes SquareBurger, the renowned Cake Shake, a Burger of the Month and a special Shake of the Month.
Roe Thai and Japanese Contemporary Cuisine:
Menu includes Chicken Satay, Beef Bao, Soba Noodle Salad, Thai Tea with Boba, Grilled Corn, Hot Milk and Tea.
Monday – Thursday (two performances)
8 pm and 9:30 pm
Friday – Sunday (three performances)
7:30 pm, 9 pm, and 10:30 pm
Enjoy performances each night featuring a variety of Chinese entertainment and art. All performers are subject to change.
- Face-Changing – An ancient Chinese dramatic art where a performer changes masks quicker than you can blink in this 300-year tradition of the Sichuan opera. The mystery is if the audience can notice the moment he changes his mask.
- Plate Spinning – A traditional Chinese acrobatic performance where a person spins plates, bowls, and other flat objects on 3-foot bamboo poles, without dropping anything. The spinning plates resemble lotus leaves in the breeze and butterflies flying among flowers.
- Feet Juggling: This feat shows a performer rolling and juggling porcelain bowls, equipment, or other performers with his or her feet.
- Water-Spinning: A glass bowl with water is tied on each end of a colorful string, which the performers spin carefully without spilling a drop.
- Contortion – Contortionists showcase their skills of extreme physical flexibility within a narrow barrel accompanied by music or balancing ornamental lights on their feet, hands, and face as they twist and turn and stretch toward the sky.
- Jar-Juggling – Different kinds of porcelain jars are rolled by the performer’s head, hands, feet, and arms.
Chinese folk artists showcase traditional Chinese crafts each night at the Festival.
- Aluminum Wire Weaving – One of the exquisite handicrafts in China, aluminum wire weaving is popular in the provinces of Sichuan, Guizhou, Hubei and Jiang Nan. It is artistic weaving with aluminum materials, creating various characters like peacock, dragon, or even a bicycle.
- Paper Cutting (Jianzhi) – A traditional style of papercutting in China originated from cutting patterns for rich Chinese embroideries and later developed into a folk art. Jianzhi has been practiced in China since at least the 6th Century AD. Jianzhi has a number of distinct uses in Chinese culture, almost all of which are for health, prosperity, or decorative purposes. Red is the most commonly used color. Jianzhi cuttings often have a heavy emphasis on Chinese characters symbolizing the Chinese zodiac animals.
- Crystal Engraving – The artist uses a special electric carving pen to carve out names, wishes, mottos, or images on crystal material, and then color it and make it into pendants, cell phone pendant, or bracelet.
- Name Painting – In ancient times, it was believed that having one’s name painted in animals brought good luck, and it is tradition to give such a gift on special occasions like a new birth. Calligraphers base their alphabet on Chinese symbols or brush art, representing such cultural images as dragons, mountains, birds, flowers, and pandas to spell out a name.
- Flute Making – An artist creates hand-made flutes from bamboo.
- Inner Bottle Painting – A Chinese art form where artists paint images and calligraphy on the inside surface of glass bottles using a specialized paint brush through the neck of the bottle. A traditional craft, Inner Bottle Painting was often created on snuff bottles. Artists paint a design on the inside of a small bottle of crystal or amber glass with slim brushes. The glass must be of high quality for the painting to be successful.
- Sugar Painting – Sugar Painting is one of folk arts of the people of Han. Crafters use only melted sugar and a spoon to create intricate designs in the traditional style on a stone board and mount it on a bamboo stick. Small pieces of art depicting dragons, butterflies and the like are made on site, entirely out of molten sugar.
Parx Liberty Carousel
Hop on Center City’s only carousel featuring hometown heroes Afleet Alex, Smarty Jones, and other animals.
Ages 3+: $3 per person; children 2 and under FREE
Philly Mini Golf
The 18-hole course features reproductions of Philadelphia icons and landmarks such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Liberty Bell, and the Chinatown Friendship Gate.
Adults: $9, Children 3-12 $7, Children 2 and under FREE
Pagoda Gift Shop
Come visit the festival’s Pagoda Shop, centrally located under the large tent. Find colorful lantern-inspired gifts, festival apparel, glow-in-the-dark kids tees, light up toys and more!