Mummers Parade will return to Philly on New Years Day 2022
Organizers want to make sure no one is offended, especially by the comics, which feature skits spoofing the news of the past year.
“They understand this is a big picture to make sure we stand up for everyone,” Squilla said. “We can’t say that one division does this or that another division does that. So I think we as members have to stand together and do the right thing and I think training is part of that. ”
“The origin of the Mummers Parade has its roots in certain immigrant communities in Philadelphia,” said Jessica Mazzone of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. “Our members are committed to providing a family-friendly and welcoming performance for all who attend.”
Parks Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell said the parade attracts tens of thousands of people to the city each year. She encouraged visitors to book hotel rooms now and to head to the Independence Visitor Center in the Old Town to purchase tickets to sit in the stands. As usual, the event will also air on WPHL-TV 17 in Philadelphia.
“The spectacular musicianship and costumes and this brand of Philly pageantry come together to offer something unique to viewers every year,” she said.