I receive a lot of emails around this time of year from people who are planning to come to Philadelphia to see the Mummers Parade on January 1. I am often asked to recommend hotels near the parade route. At the bottom of this post, I put together a list of hotels that would be good for tourists visiting for the Mummers Parade.
I’m asking for the help of the people who follow the Mr. Mummer blog to post in the comment section if you have additional hotel recommendations for tourists.
Also, post in the comment section if you have general Mummers Parade tips for visitors coming to Philadelphia to experience the Mummers Parade. I’ll use your tips to create a resource page for the tourists who plan to come to Philly on New Year’s Day to see the Mummers Parade.
Hotels Near The Mummers Parade Route
1800 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
|Hilton Garden Inn
1100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
|Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107
One East Penn Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
|Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
237 South Broad Street, Broad and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5686
|Hyatt at The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 19102
| The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
|Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel
220 South 17th Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103-6179
|Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
1200 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mummers Parade Grand Stand Tickets
|Tickets for the Mummers Parade Grand Stand bleacher seats at City Hall are $20. You can purchace tickets by calling 1-800-537-7676, or tickets can be purchased in person at the Independence Visitor Center on 6th and Market streets or at the Welcome Center on 16th Street and JFK Boulevard.
Please Note: You do not need tickets in order to see the Mummers Parade. Tickets are only required if you want to see the Mummers perform for the judges at the city hall grand stand. There are plenty of great spots to watch the Mummers for free along the parade route.
Fancy Brigade Finale and Mummers Fest Tickets On Sale
|Tickets are now on sale for the Fancy Brigade Finale, The Fancy Brigade Family Show, Mummers Fest and VIP Tickets. You can purchace tickets online by Clicking Here. Read more information about the Fancy Brigade Finale, The Fancy Brigade Family Show, Mummers Fest and VIP Tickets.|
where’s a good place to park, and what’s a good time to arrive?
Parking close to the parade route is usually very difficult because many of the roads and cross roads are closed and it’s very expensive to park in a garage if you can actually find one.
Your best bet is taking SEPTA to the parade. Many people drive and park near a rail station and then jump on the Broad Street Subway, Market Frankford El or the SEPTA Regional Rail. All three rail lines will drop you off right in the middle of the parade at Philadelphia City Hall. SEPTA.com has maps, schedules and parking information.
The time to arrive is up to you and it depends on what you want to see. Below is the link to the TV times from 2015. It’s a good gauge for what the timing might look like for 2016. The TV times indicate when the groups perform for the judges at city hall. https://www.mrmummer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Mummers-Parade-TV-Times.jpg
Are any of the hotels on the parade route?
Doubletree,Hyatt,Ritz and Residence Inn are on parade route.
How do u get tickets for the parade ?
I added information about Mummers Parade Grand Stand tickets and Fancy Brigade tickets on the page.
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The Sonesta Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn, are two big suporters of the mummers, they actually offer great packages to those who are in town to see the mummers.