On July 14th, Mayor Kenney officially declared a moratorium on all big public events through February 28, 2021. On his cancellation list was everything from the Broad Street Run and Made in America to the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Mummers Parade. The Broad Street Run went virtual. Made in America set its sights on 2021. And Cecily Tynan and all those marching bands won’t be entertaining you outside the Art Museum while the turkey’s in the oven. But the Mummers? The Mummers are a different story altogether.
According to representatives of three prominent Mummers troupes, all of whom spoke with Philly Mag on the condition of anonymity for themselves and their members, plans are afoot for the Mummers to strut on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia despite this ban on major public events.