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New Year’s Day

Fralinger String Band struts up Broad Street. (credit Pat Loeb)

114th Annual Mummers Parade Struts Up Broad Street

Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.

01/01/2014

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Practice Makes Perfect For Mummers Parade Performers

On the first morning hours of 2014, the Quaker City String Band’s clubhouse came to life.

01/01/2014

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Authorities: At Least 3 Hurt In NJ Hotel Shooting

Authorities say at least three people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a southern New Jersey hotel in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

01/01/2014

Spartans perform at Pennsylvania Convention Center. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Host Final Practices Before New Year’s Day Indoor Shows

Each club gets four minutes and 30 seconds to put on a theatrical production.

12/31/2013

(Major setup begins for the New Year's Day performances by mummers' fancy brigades at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Begin Convention Center Setup

The big event will take place on New Year’s Day.

12/26/2013

(Mummers perform at the mayor's preview annoucement for the New Year's Day parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter Says This Year’s Mummers’ Parade Will Be Pride of Philadelphia

“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”

12/20/2013

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

First New Fancy Brigade In 12 Years Joins Mummers Parade

The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.

12/20/2013

(Brittany Lynn, center, at the Mummers Museum, discussing the return of drag queens for the second year in the New Year's Day parade and the addition of drag kings, including Dandy Lion, far left.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

This Year’s Mummers Parade Will Have Drag Kings Alongside Drag Queens

This year the drag queens, back for the second year, will be joined by a brand new group of marchers.

12/17/2013

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Home Of Suspect In City’s 1st 2013 Murder Catches Fire

Philadelphia police have arrested an 18-year-old West Philadelphia man in connection with the New Year’s Day shooting of a 16-year-old neighbor.

01/03/2013

(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.

01/01/2013

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No ‘Tipsy Tow’ Again For Philadelphia Region This New Year’s Eve

The AAA-run service, which offers a free tow home for drivers who have been drinking on holidays like New Year’s Eve, started a few years ago in certain cities, but still hasn’t made its way to the Delaware Valley.

12/31/2012

(Delaware Canal State Park.  File photo by Rich Buser, provided)

Area State Parks Extend Invitation For Free New Year’s Day Hikes

By John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Starting the new year off on the right foot, more than 400 state parks throughout the United States are hosting free guided hikes on New Year’s Day, showcasing what […]

12/28/2012

(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.

12/27/2012

(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.

12/21/2012

(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.

11/29/2012

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