Tis the season that we get lots and lots of Mummers Questions. So, we’ve made this handy FAQ. Enjoy and Happy New Year.
Where can I find the Live Mummers Stream?
On January 1 beginning at 9am EST, you can use this link to web stream the entire Mummers Parade live from Philadelphia. Then beginning at 8pm EST you can use that same link to stream the Fancy Brigade from the Conventions center. And this year we will also live stream portions of the Mummers Parade via Facebook Live on our station FB page.
Where can I find Mummers Photos and Mummers Videos?
Where can I watch the Mummers on TV?
Those of you in the Philadelphia Market can watch the parade on PHL17.
New Year’s Day Program Schedule
5:00 AM – PHL17 Morning News
8:00 AM – Breakfast with the Mummers
9:00 AM – 2020 Mummers Parade
5:00 PM –Judge Jerry
5:30 PM – Black-ish
6:00 PM – Black-ish
6:30 PM – The Big Bang Theory
7:00 PM – The Big Bang Theory
7:30 PM – The Goldbergs
8:00 PM – 2020 Mummers Parade Fancy Brigades
10:00 PM – Action News at 10 on PHL17
11:00 PM – Modern Family
11:30 PM – Two and a Half Men
What is the Mummers Order of March and Themes for 2020?
What is the Mummers Parade Route for 2020?
Can I get the Mummers Brochure you hand out on parade day to the crowd?
Who participates in the Mummers Parade?
The Mummers are comprised of groups that have different divisions; Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancys, Fancy Brigades and String Bands. You can learn more about them all here.
String Bands: Aqua String Band, Avalon String Band, Jersey String Band, Duffy String Band, Durning String Band, Ferko String Band, Fralinger String Band, Greater Kensington String Band, Greater Overbrook String Band, Hegeman String Band, Pennsport String Band, Polish American String Band, Quaker City String Band, South Philadelphia String Band, Uptown String Band, Woodland String Band.
Fancy Brigades: 2nd Street Shooters Fancy Brigade, Avenuers Fancy Brigade, Clevemore Fancy Brigade, Downtowners Fancy Brigade, Golden Crown Fancy Brigade, Jokers Fancy Brigade, Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade, Saturnalian Fancy Brigade, Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade, South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade, Spartans Fancy Brigade, Purple Magic Fancy Brigade
Fancy Division: Golden Sunrise
Wench Brigades: Bryson Wench Brigade, Cara Liom Wench Brigade, Froggy Carr Wench Brigade, O’Malley Wench Brigade, Oregon Wench Brigade, Pirates Wench Brigade, Riverfront Wench Brigade, Saints Wench Brigade
Why did you cut my groups performance?
It is never our intention to cut any part of the parade. But given that the parade is over 8 hours, it does happen from time to time. We know how hard every group works and we do make sure that all the Mummers are archived on our web on January 1.
Why don’t you do more WIDE SHOTS and/or WHY DON’T YOU DO more CLOSEUPS?
Ahh! If we had a nickel for every time someone asked us one or the other of these questions. And therein lies the challenge. We produce the parade for a mass audience. Some people like to see close ups, some like wider shots. So, we are doing our best to please both audiences.
Who are all those people in the shots that are not Mummers?
To those of us that watch on TV, the Mummers are a parade. But at its core, Mummers is a hobby parade with divisions, prizes and judges. Some of those judges get into the shots as they are looking at fine detail.
What can I do on my end to ensure a strong Web Stream?
Make sure your browse/operating system is up to date, clear your browser of cookies and temp internet files, turn off devices that may compete for bandwidth. It’s also helpful to reboot your system if you have not rebooted in a while. Do not use Internet Explorer as it’s no longer compatible with our stream. If you have been streaming for a long time and experience buffering problems, try refreshing. Also, we will stream portions of the parade on FACEBOOK LIVE. You can find the PHL17 Facebook here.