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Pennsylvania

New Year’s Revelry and the Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Nothing compares to New Year’s in Philadelphia. Find out why as you attend live performances, explore the festively decorated du Pont estate and experience the iconic Mummers Parade!
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Program No. 13589RJ
Length
5 days
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1,999
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Pennsylvania

New Year’s Revelry and the Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Nothing compares to New Year’s in Philadelphia. Find out why as you attend live performances, explore the festively decorated du Pont estate and experience the iconic Mummers Parade!
Length
5 days
Starts at
1,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 13589 RJ
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Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2022
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1,999
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Sept. 30, 2021 to save $200 off the price shown!

Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2023
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OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 to save $200 off the price shown!

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2022
Starting at
2,549
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Sept. 30, 2021 to save $200 off the price shown!

Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2023
Starting at
2,549
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2021 to save $200 off the price shown!

At a Glance

See Philadelphia as it glitters and shines, dressed for the holidays. Take field trips to fabulous estates with incredibly beautiful “decked” halls. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, followed by revelry in the grand rotunda of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Then, experience the merrymaking of the Philadelphia Mummers New Year’s Day Parade, an extravaganza with thousands of marchers in extravagant costumes.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile per day, indoors and out; some use of public transportation. Walking/standing at museums and historic sites; wheelchairs available on a limited basis.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Admire the holiday finery of Winterthur — the estate of Henry Francis du Pont — and take in its unsurpassed collection of antiques and Americana.
  • Thrill to stunning horticultural displays at Longwood Gardens, the legacy of Pierre S. du Pont.
  • Watch the Mummers Parade outdoors, and head to the Convention Center with ticketed seats to see Broadway Revue performances by the Fancy Brigade Competition.
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Tish Byrne
An artist and historian, Tish Byrne is passionate about all aspects of her native city and its environment after having lived in and led explorations at the Physick House, which belongs to Philadelphia Landmarks. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts later becoming an administrative assistant to the Director of the school. Presently, she leads excursions for the mural arts program, is a docent at Historic Christ Church and leads explorations of Philadelphia landmarks.

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An artist and historian, Tish Byrne is passionate about all aspects of her native city and its environment after having lived in and led explorations at the Physick House, which belongs to Philadelphia Landmarks. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts later becoming an administrative assistant to the Director of the school. Presently, she leads excursions for the mural arts program, is a docent at Historic Christ Church and leads explorations of Philadelphia landmarks.
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Mitchell Kramer has a B.A. in playwriting from Hampshire College and attended Circle in the Square acting conservatory. He has worked off-Broadway and in regional theater including the New York Theater Workshop and Dorset Theater Festival. He is a costumed Historic Interpreter portraying Benjamin Franklin in Old City Philadelphia. Mitchell has written and produced plays for children and adults and a series of historically accurate stories about 18th century Philadelphia for Historic Philadelphia, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Cemetery.
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Lauren Biddle Kain is the site coordinator for Philadelphia Landmarks Road Scholar. She received her BS/BA from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. After marriage and transfer to the San Diego area, she began working at EVENT NETWORK, a leading experiental retail operator, on behalf of cultural attractions such as zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, museums, science centers and other cultural attractions. Lauren and her family now reside in the Philadelphia area. She started working with Road Scholar as a junior Group Leader for Grandparent Programs.
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