2012 Mummers Parade Order, SEPTA Detours, Free Kimmel Center Events, Bathroom Breaks

Comic Clubs

1. Goodtimers Comic Club
2. Landi Comic Club
3. Murray Comic Club

Wench Brigades

4. Riverfront Wench Brigade

5. Oregon Wench Brigade
6. O’Malley Wench Brigade
7. Cara Liom Wench Brigade
8. Bryson Wench Brigade
9. Pirates Wench Brigade
10. Saints Wench Brigade
11. Froggy Carr Wench Brigade

Fancy Division

12. Hog Island Fancy
13. Golden Sunrise Fancy

String Bands

14. Duffy String Band – “All Decked Out”
15. Fralinger String Band – “Stars Over Scotland”
16. Broomall String Band – “Tin Can Alley”
17. Aqua String Band – “Hay Fever”
18. South Philadelphia String Band – “A Tune Full of Sugar”
19. Polish American String Band – “We Salute”
20. Uptown String Band – “Jest For the Pun of It”
21. Ferko String Band – “The Carnival Comes to Town”
22. Quaker City String Band – “A Toys Night Out”
23. Avalon String Band – “Avalon in Wonderland”
24. Greater Kensington String Band – “Haunted Harmonies”
25. Greater Overbrook String Band – “Fire Fightin’ Folllies”
26. Original Trilby String Band – “Hoodoo Voodoo…We Do”
27. Pennsport String Band – “Make A Wish”
28. Durning String Band – “We’re Wheelie Motorvated”
29. Hegeman String Band – “Ya’ll don’t know DIXIE”
30. Woodland String Band – “It’s a Jungle Out There”


Fancy Brigades

31. Downtowners Fancy Brigade -“Pirates – Dead or Alive? The Curse of Skull Island”
32. Saturnalians Fancy Brigade -“Empires of the Deep: Where Myth and Legend Collide”
33. Avenuers Fancy Brigade -“India – The Maharaja Celebration”
34. South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade -“Ka “Light” Oscope: Harness the Power of the Spectrum”
35. Golden Crown Fancy Brigade -“World of Witchcraft”
36. Jokers Fancy Brigade -“Ancient Egypt, Rise of The Mummies”
37. Shooting Stars Fancy Brigade -“Expedition Everest: Quest for the Yeti”
38. 2nd Street Shooters Fancy Brigade -“Monsters Unleashed”
39. Satin Slipper Fancy Brigade -“The Dragon Emperor: Rise of the Terra-cotta Army”
40. Clevemore Fancy Brigade – “Ancient Voodoo Rituals… Modern Vibes”

New Year’s Day | January 1
City Transit and Suburban routes will run on a Sunday schedule
Routes 120 and 204 will not operate Mummers Parade
SEPTA expects to detour a number of bus routes for the Mummers Parade, including routes 2, 7, 9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 42, 44, 48, 64, 68, 79, 124/125, C & G. Detours may be added and changed through the day as needed. Bus customers can get real-time updates on detours here.
Check WPHL 17 for schedule and info.

Free Events at the Kimmel Center

New Year’s Day Celebration!
Celebrate 10 Years with the Kimmel Center!

Commonwealth Plaza

Sunday, January 1 10am

Join us for the Kimmel Center’s annual New Year’s Day bash featuring live entertainment for the whole family and activities for children in Commonwealth Plaza. Check back for more details!

All Day!
Resolution Wall
The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater will be open for viewing. The Resolution Wall will return in 2012! Write your New Year’s Day resolution on our public wall for the world to see.

10:30am – 3:30pm
Balloon Artist & Face Painter
Bring the kids for balloon sculptures courtesy of Black Cat Balloon Company, face painting, and crafts for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss our stilt walking and juggling master Kris Clayton!

10:30am – 3:30pm
Greater Philadelphia Paper Pholders
All ages! Learn how to make your own origami paper craft with the help of the The Greater Philadelphia Paper Pholders!

11am – 12pm
Vanessa Trien
Sponsored by the PNC Grow Up Great concert series
Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The “Nessa Groupies” sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows and can’t get enough of her two award-winning children’s CDs, Carnival Day and Hot Air Balloon. As puts it, “Vanessa’s shows are perfect. It’s hard to explain and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is they do differently, but whatever it is, it really gets the kids (and parents) excited!’

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans
Sponsored by the PNC Grow Up Great concert series
There is something about a Steve Pullara show that connects with kids in a special way. Maybe it’s the infectious joy in his performance. Maybe it’s the way he brings together music and art and kids. Maybe it’s the good feeling he gives their parents. Or, it could be his love for all things Italian! No matter what it is, you can be sure that Steve Pullara & The Cool Beans Band are always a friendly, fun experience for the entire family!

2pm – 3pm
Broadway Dreams Foundation: Celebrating Broadway!
Students from the BDF Summer Performing Arts Intensive program return to the Kimmel Center to celebrate Broadway Classics. Watch tomorrow’s stars perform numbers from Broadway shows such as, Hair, West Side Story, Memphis and Beauty and the Beast!

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Headquartered in Camden NJ, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble has grown to be one of the largest professional authentic and traditional African Dance & Drum Ensembles in the United States. The Ensemble’s identity and signature, which include five generations of performers, represent an energetic and enchanting interpretation of the beauty of family performing traditional African songs, instruments, dance and drum.

Festive Treats from Wolfgang Puck!
Wolfgang Puck will take part in the Kimmel Center’s 10th Anniversary festivities by offering a few specialty items for purchase during all free Plaza performances. For the adults they will concoct colorful Peppermint Martinis as well as Snowflake Martinis. For younger guests, they will offer Pigs in a Blanket (miniature hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry) and Candy Cane Cocoa (hot chocolate with whipped cream and bits of real peppermint candy.) Stop by the PECO Café to sample these exciting holiday treats!
> Dining at the Kimmel

Bathrooms I recommend with reasonable lines:
Besides Porta Potties, The Marriott Hotel’s on the east side of City Hall have easily accessible bathrooms (Marriott Downtown at 12th & Market. Bathrooms on 1st level across from check in desk.), The Ritz-Carlton enter main doors, (go right towards check in, bear left, walk towards City Hall doors, bathrooms are on left. Don’t be intimidated, try not to look up in bewilderment of the awesome domed ceiling), Kimmel Center has lots of bathrooms, very clean, on the basement level, and any coffee shop.


1528 Walnut Street

1600 Arch Street,

1201 Market St in the Marriott Hotel, 1201 Walnut St

Cosi Coffee House
1128 Walnut St, 235 S 15th St,

McDonalds – Broad and Arch Streets.