The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square has been extended to Sunday, July 8.

The festival, which began May 1 and features dozens of lanterns illuminated by more than 15,000 LEDs, was originally scheduled to end on June 30.

The popular event is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. This year's new features include a walk-through great white shark tunnel, a fairy tree, an illuminated gallery of endangered species, and an interactive elephant lantern powered by a bicycle.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased at