Parade is a Go-Go!

The 2012 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade is clear to step off Sunday morning, New Year’s Day. There will be a final check of the weather and other conditions at 4 a.m. Sunday morning, but all indicators are green.

The Comics, as usual, will begin the parade from Broad and Washington and head to the new judging/broadcast area at 16th and JFK in Center City, Philadelphia.

Important tv note: The only place to see live coverage of the parade on television anywhere in the world is PHl17 in Philadelphia. There is no other station coverage in any other tv market.

However, for our Mum friends in communities far away, there is a video option via the internet. is planning to stream the parade from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The web site will also have great still photos and other video options.

So if you are in the PHL17 viewing area, tune to PHL17 beginning at 9 a.m. for Breakfast with the Mummers. If you are outside the viewing area, you can get the parade on

The photo in the upper left is of a work of art created by an artist, one of several, on display at Philadelphia City Hall.  There are works on the second floor and mainly at room 116 on the first floor.  The Nutter Administration put together a nice spread of what Mumming is all about and encouraged artists to create works to help tell the story.