Today is the annual mummers parade. Construction at Philadelphia City Hall will mean the judges will be watching from a new spot.
The construction basically would have eliminated most of the grandstands at City Hall so parade officials found an alternate location a block away on JFK Boulevard outside LOVE Park. Parade organizer Leo Dignam says the site gives fans a better view than the City Hall location.
“For the performances you needed a street that’s 70 feet wide that was one of the only areas around City Hall that had that it was right outside the welcome center which was a connection to the department of parks and recreation and we have good seating on both sides,” said Dignam.
George Badley works with the Mummers. He says they will stop six times to perform which makes it better for those who want to bring children to watch.
“They have excellent view, convenient amenities, you can get some snacks, they have bathroom facilities, it’s set up for families, the mummers are one big family and we want to welcome all the other families here on New Years Day,” said Badley.
Up to 10,000 people will be a part of the parade.