A New Year's tradition like no other.
For 120 years, Philadelphia has rang in the new year with a festive celebration, The Mummers Parade.
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.
Gearing up to the big day, the Mummers practice and put the finishing touches on their costumes and floats at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where the public can take a sneak peak "behind the sequins."
December 28 - 31, hours vary by day
The 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.
January 1, 2019, 9 a.m - 6 p.m.
Fancy Brigade Shows
After the Fancy Brigades finish the parade route, they head to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to put on two elaborate Broadway-style performances for ticket holders.
January 1, 2019, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.