Mummers Parade

(Let the strutting begin!  Comic brigades begin their march up Broad Street for the 2013 Mummers' Parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

It’s Time Again For Philadelphia’s Grandest Tradition: The Mummers’ Parade!

The parade route follows the tradition, going up Broad Street, past City Hall, then onto JFK Boulevard.


Golden Crown practices with their props on the Convention Center floor. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

The Mummers Give A Sneak Peek To Their New Year’s Day Performances

The Mummers are taking the next couple of days to perfect their performances before Tuesday’s extravaganza and the public is invited to watch.


(The Golden Crown New Year's Brigade has a "Mad Max" theme this year.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Mummers Fancy Brigades Making Final Preparations For New Year Extravaganzas

With the Mummers Parade right around the corner, “fancy” brigades have begun setting up shop inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the indoor showcase on New Year’s Day.


(At the visitors' center in Love Park, Mayor Nutter introduces some of the winners of a children's contest to create posters for the Mummers' Parade.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

2013 Mummers’ Parade Will Include More Spectator Comforts

The goal, officials said, is a great experience for the thousands of spectators, with five performance zones along the parade route, including an expanded one at Broad and Ritner.


(Mayor Nutter, at City Hall, lists some of the events being staged during the week leading up to New Year's Day.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Promoting Its Weeklong New Year’s Festivities

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration seems to get better every year.


Stigall Show Log 12.11.12

Chris details Michael Nutter’s efforts to push the President’s fiscal cliff agenda, the fire that destroyed a Mummers String Band’s props, the battle over beach tags and Jersey Shore relief aid, and the speculation surrounding Corey Booker’s potential challenge to Chris Christie in New Jersey. He talks to Alexander Fondrier, the CEO of dating sites based on finding a political match, Dr. Ian O’Neill about the Mayan Calendar, and Comedian Evan Sayet.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/11/2012

Stigall Show Log 11.30.12

Chris recounts the available details of Mitt Romney’s lunch with President Obama yesterday and previews the President’s event today at a toy factory in Hatfield. He talks to Steve Cordasco about the impending fiscal cliff on Finance Friday, New Jersey State Senator Michael Doherty, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Hal Sparks.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–11/30/2012

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Sugarhouse Casino Steps Up To Sponsor Philadelphia New Year’s Events

Sugarhouse is a sponsor of two New Year’s Eve fireworks displays on the Delaware River (6pm and 12 midnight), and of the Mummers’ Parade the following morning.


(Tim Johnson, left, and his alter ego, "Stella D'oro," will be performing in the 2013 Mummers' New Year's Day Parade.   Left photo by Hadas Kuznits)

2013 Mummers’ Parade Adds Drag Queens To Fancy Brigades

Tim Johnson, a female impersonator who performs under the name “Stella D’oro,” says he was delighted to be asked to be part of the first-ever Mummers’ Drag Brigade.


(Credit: William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

2012 Mummers Parade Winners

The winners of the 2012 Mummers Parade were announced Sunday evening.


Annual Mummers Parade (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Mummers Raise Money For Local Food Banks

Want in on tomorrow’s Mummers Parade? You can be a member of a comic brigade, and do some good at the same time.



Crunch Week For Mummers Fancy Brigades

The Mummers’ Fancy Brigades began assembling their extravagant floats in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, yesterday, in preparation for the 15th annual New Year’s Day “Show of Shows.” This week is crunch time, after a year of planning.


(Credit: William Thomas Cain, Getty Images)

Prancing, Dancing And Strutting In Preparation For New Year’s Day

The Mummers are spending this week prepping for the parade on New Year’s Day.


Mummers Parade (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fan-Friendly Changes Come To New Year’s Day Mummers Parade

There’s a fan-friendly change coming to the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, all because of what otherwise is a pain in the neck.


Fancy Brigades perform inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: file photo)

Judges Choose Winners Of 2011 Mummers Parade

The Mummer’s Parade came to a close Saturday night as the judges picked their favorite performers.





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