Ringing in the New Year at the 2013 Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Captain Anthony Celenza of the Ferko String Band greets the audience during the Ferko’s performance of "The Carnival Comes to Town" on New Year’s Day 2012. 

The world-renowned Philadelphia Mummers Parade will kick off 2013 on New Year’s Day beginning at 10 a.m. at Broad and Washington Ave. Life-long fans, first-timers, local residents, and tourists are invited to enjoy the parade from five special performance zones as more than 10,000 vibrantly dressed Mummers strut through clouds of confetti and glitter toward City Hall. For an exclusive view of each division’s final performance, the enhanced Grand Stand entertainment zone on JFK Boulevard between 15th and 16th Streets will feature more than 1,500 ticketed bleacher seats.

For families interested in indoor entertainment on New Year’s Day, the Fancy Brigade Finale shows at noon and 5 p.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center are convenient and comfortable opportunities to enjoy the Mummers festivities. Dynamic, choreographed performances will stun the crowd with heart-pounding music and glowing costumes in front of handmade backdrops that soar 24-feet high.
Tickets for both the Grandstand bleacher seats ($19) and Fancy Brigade Finale ($17) are available by calling 1-800-537-7676 or visitinghttp://www.independencevisitorcenter.com. They can also be purchased in-person at the Independence Visitor Center on 6th and Market Streets or at the Welcome Center on 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. 

For more information:    http://www.phillymummers.com