Mummers prepare for 2013 parade [photos]

    Glitter, feathers and beads abound at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Friday as Mummers prepared for their annual parade up Broad Street.


    The official strut begins New Years Day, but the fancy brigades were practicing in Center City Friday, trying on costumes and putting the finishing touches on floats. The day was family-friendly festival to give people a closer look at what goes into pulling off the parade.

    The event featured make-and-take crafts, and mummers brought costume pieces for guests to try on.

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