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
5 days
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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.
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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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