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Welcoming 2017 The Philadelphia Way

New Year’s Eve

Celebrating the New Year in Philadelphia is an experience unique to the city, and one the team at Big Red Pedal Tours is proud to be a part of.

Philadelphia kicks of New Year’s Eve with fireworks at 6:00 p.m., with SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, a show you can’t miss out on from Big Red Pedal Tour’s home base at Silence Dogood’s Tavern in Old City.

 There is no better place to party on New Year’s than Silence Dogood’s Tavern, with no cover at the door, festive favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Dogood’s is the place to be. On top of that, you will have the perfect view of the fireworks that go off at midnight…Cheers!

 

New Year’s Day

While celebrating on New Year’s Eve is always a good time, Philly is better known for it’s New Year’s Day festivities. Join thousands on the streets of Philadelphia for the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade, a century-old tradition and a must do if you are celebrating New Year’s in Philadelphia.

 Join nearly 10,00 men, women and children as they parade down Broad Street starting at 9am. The parade starts at City Hall and marches down Broad Street to Washington Avenue.

 

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Who are the Mummers?

The Mummers are costumed entertainers that help welcome in the New Year tracing all the way back to 17th century roots, blending cultures from Sweden, Finland, Ireland, England, Germany, and many others parts of Europe, as well as Africa. President George Washington carries on the official custom of New Year’s Day calls during his seven years in office. The mummers would perform in exchange for cakes and ale, though the first official parade was not until 1901.

The name “Mummer” is fitting seeing that it’s German meaning is “to costume or masquerade.” Join thousands to welcome in 2017 with a tradition that is fun, bright and entertaining.

 

Learn more at: http://phillymummers.com/

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