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Fancy Brigade Finale and MummersFest

Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

An annual New Year's Day Philadelphia tradition, the mummers heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale. Credit: Photo courtesy Philadelphia Mummers Fancy Brigade Association


Date: January 1, 2017


A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

And celebrate the New Year all week long during MummersFest, featuring a behind-the-scenes look as the Mummers put the finishing touches on their costumes and routines.

The Fancy Brigade Finale

In addition to the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, the Fancy Brigades put their own spin on tradition with two incredible performances at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Families can enjoy a seated show at 11:30 a.m., featuring a two-and-a-half-hour performance where each of the 12 competing Fancy Brigades put on a four-and-a-half-minute show. Beforehand, join a meet-and-greet with the Fancy Brigades and snap a photo with your favorites.

At 5 p.m. the Fancy Brigades will battle it out at a judged show to win top honors. Prizes will be awarded based on judges’ reviews of choreography and costumes, with an overall winner and captain chosen. This is the perfect way to see all the strutting and sequins without standing outside in the cold, so secure your seat today. Tickets for the Fancy Brigade Finale can be purchased online.

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Go backstage and uncover the secret behind the strut. MummersFest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center welcomes you to take a behind-the-scene look at Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale during a tour.

All the Fancy Brigades are rushing to put the finishing touches on their costumes, floats and performances, making this the perfect time to be part of the excitement.

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