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Mayor Nutter Says This Year's Mummers' Parade Will Be Pride of Philadelphia

By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A more family-friendly Mummers' parade is planned for Philadelphia this coming New Year's Day.

Weather permitting, the 114th annual Mummers' Parade will step off at 9:30 am on January 1st.

"You can only get this in Philadelphia," says mayor Michael Nutter,  "but it's also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world."

Ten thousand vibrantly dressed Mummers will strut along Broad Street, from South Philadelphia to City Hall.   There will be free performance zones with seating at Shunk Street, Washington Avenue, Pine Street, and Sansom Street.

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(Mayor Nutter poses with the mascot and some members of the newest Mummers fancy brigade, the Spartans. Photo by John McDevitt)

And for ths best seats in the house, tickets are being sold for the bleachers near the judging  area outside City Hall  for $19.50 each.  You can get them at the Independence Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, or at  the Welcome Center, 16th and JFK Boulevard, in Love Park.

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