PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The top holiday parade in the United States is right here in Philadelphia!
The Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade has been voted by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice 2017 as the No. 1 Holiday Parade.READ MORE: Police: Body Found In Ocean Off New Jersey Identified As Man Missing For 4 Days
After a month of voting, the Mummers Parade has taken the top honors as USA Today’s best holiday parade.
“The Mummers Parade, one of the longest running traditions in the nation, has roots dating back to the 1800s as a celebration of the New Year in Philly. The colorful procession along Broad Street features performances by comics, string bands and fancy brigades in their spectacular costumes,” USA Today wrote.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: As Halloween Approaches, Remember Not All Dogs Will Enjoy Wearing Costumes
The Mummers Parade is an annual tradition for Philadelphia and one of the longest-running traditions in the entire country, dating back to the 1800s.
The parade is made of four distinction divisions: Comic, Fancy, Fancy Brigade, and Wench Brigade, each bringing their own flare to the holiday festivities.AIDS Walk Philly, Region's Largest HIV Awareness Event, Underway At Art Museum
To celebrate the New Year, Broad Street is filled with colorful performances by comics, string bands, dance troupes, and over 10,000 marchers.