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Thousands Will Line the Streets to Ring in the New Year at The Mummers Parade

New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fete than at the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade! The Mummers Parade kicks off from City Hall, and proceeds south on Broad Street to Washington Avenue. Thousands of parade goers line the street to watch the revelry, cheer on the performances, and celebrate the New Year.

During the festive, nearly 120-year-old tradition, 10,000 men, women and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets. More than 10,000 men, women, and children in lavish, glittering costumes do the "Mummers Strut" down Broad Street, stopping to perform at three performance areas along the way as part of a fierce competition.

The Mummers are comprised of 40+ organized clubs, categorized into five divisions that each have their own performance specialty, and compete against each other for bragging rights, the Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades.

The Mummers Parade is free to attend, but ticketed bleacher sitting is available at the Parade Grandstand, available for purchase exclusively at Independence Visitor Center. We can’t wait to see you there!

If you feel like escaping U City Flats, the premier apartments in the University neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
The Mummers Parade
South Broad Street and South Penn Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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