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Fancy Brigade Finale and MummersFest

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

Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC


Date: January 1, 2017

Note: The information below is from 2015. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.


A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 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 noon. Get to the family show early for a meet-n-greet with the Fancy Brigades at 11:30 a.m. Then join in the celebration with a Giant Mummers Strut before the the matinee show at noon.

At the 5 p.m. show the Fancy Brigades will battle it out in front of judges for 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 you seat today.


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 50 minute 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.


Tickets for the Fancy Brigade Finale and Mummersfest can be purchased in person at the Independence Visitor Center or online in advance using the button below.

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Behind the Sequins

For another look the work that goes into the annual celebration, check out our six-part video series Behind the Sequins – Showtime for the Philadelphia Mummers.


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