Mummers Parade

Things to do, Festivals Philadelphia City Hall , Center City Tuesday January 1 2019 - Wednesday January 1 2025 Free
5 out of 5 stars
Mummers Parade
Photograph; Courtesy Visit Philly/M. Edlow

Since 1901, Philadelphians have gotten up bright and early on New Year’s Day to witness this unique spectacle that brings out dozens of performers dressed in lavish costumes to put on shows as they march down one of Philly’s busiest thoroughfares. There are three designated stages along the route—at City Hall and along Broad Street at Sansom Street and at Carpenter Street—so arrive early to stake out your spot for the day’s entertainment. Performances run the gamut from jester-like comedy routines and string band concerts to lavish song-and-dance shenanigans. It’s impressive how some of them can walk and play banjo and be drunk at the same time.

By: Josh Middleton

Venue name: Philadelphia City Hall
Address: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Price: Free
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