The Mummers Parade came to a close Tuesday night as the judges picked their favorite performers.
Some of the Mummers brought their performances on Broad Street inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Fancy Brigade finale.
The parade route follows the tradition, going up Broad Street, past City Hall, then onto JFK Boulevard.
Some members of the string bands were busy making final preparations on Monday, the day before the big Mummer’s Parade on New Year’s Day.
A Mummers band today was finally able to enter the warehouse that was hit by a four-alarm fire on Monday, and they were elated to find that their props and equipment sustained little damage.
Fralinger Captain Thomas D’Amore says they’re hoping for the best, but they’ll do whatever they need to do to be ready for New Year’s Day’s Mummer’s Parade.
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.
The Mummer’s Museum in South Philadelphia is in the process of getting a facelift.
As always, the public is invited to show off their Easter finery.
The annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade tradition kicked off early Sunday morning in South Philadelphia.
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.
The Mummers are spending this week prepping for the parade on New Year’s Day.
“This project celebrates the pageantry and spectacle that is Mummery. It is a celebration of art and artifacts inspired by the city’s great folk art tradition and this parade,” – Mayor Michael Nutter.
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.
A man working at a South Philadelphia Mummer’s clubhouse arranged for more than just some food and beer, according to prosecutors. He’ll face trial on charges of running a prostitution ring.