New Year’s Day

(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

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

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

The big screen in the lobby of the Comcast Center shows the 2012 Holiday Spectacular. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Holiday Display Lights Up The Comcast Center

The 5th annual “Comcast Holiday Spectacular” includes familiar favorites like scenes from The Nutcracker, performed by the Pennsylvania Ballet, a sleigh ride through snow-covered country, and sounds from a 64-piece orchestra.

11/22/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio)

A Good Start For Philadelphia Tourism In 2012

According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year’s holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.

01/02/2012

Rocco Gallelli with the Philadelphia Mummers Brigade Association. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Can’t Wait For The Mummers Parade? Catch A Free Sneak Preview Tonight

Last minute preparations are underway for the Mummers Fancy Brigade finale shows on New Years Day. But, you can get a free sneak peak of the show tonight at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

12/30/2011

(Cash tolls are going up 10 percent on the Pennsylvania Turnpike starting January 1st. File photo)

New Year Brings Higher Tolls For Three Area Roadways

New Year’s Day will bring toll hikes on three area roads, drivers in New Jersey will be hit especially hard.

12/27/2011

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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.

12/27/2011

(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.

12/23/2011

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Philly’s Biggest New Year’s Events

Spending New Year’s Eve in Philadelphia? Good choice! Here’s where to watch the ball drop and toast 2012 in the City of Brotherly Love.

12/22/2011

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