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PHL17 is excited to announce that sub-channel 17.4* (formerly GeoTraffic) is set to broadcast Mummers Parades dating back to 1995 every day starting December 4th from 6:00am to midnight, and will do so for four weeks leading up to the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade on January 1st, 2015 on PHL17.

“This is a great opportunity to show some classic Mummers Parades from PHL17’s past as we countdown to the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade,” says Vince Giannini, VP and General Manager of PHL17.

About the Mummers and PHL17:

PHL17 has been broadcasting the annual Mummers Parade – a Philadelphia tradition for more than 100 years – on New Year’s Day since 1993. Hosted by Mummers Hall-of-Famer, Steve Highsmith, the parade draws a crowd of thousands in Philadelphia, and is consistently the most watched television event on New Year’s Day.

New this year are three new half hour specials titled “Philadelphia Mummers” which will air on PHL17 at 11:00pm on December 14th, 21st, and 28th leading up to the parade after Action News at 10 on PHL17. And be sure to tune in to PHL17 all day on New Year’s Day for our SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade coverage!

8:00am – SugarHouse Casino Breakfast With the Mummers
10:00am – Live coverage of the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade
8:00pm – SugarHouse Casino Fancy Brigade Finale

*Channel 17.4 can be found on Comcast channel 253 and Verizon FiOS channel 468

Participants in the 2015 Mummers Parade include:

String Bands: Aqua String Band, Avalon String Band, Broomall 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, Trilby 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

Fancy Division:  Golden Sunrise

Comic Division: Goodtimers Comic Club, Murray Comic Club, Landi Comic Club

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