Will Deep Freeze Postpone The Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Deep Freeze May Postpone The Philadelphia Mummers Parade

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PhillyBite mummersPhiladelphia, PA - New Year's Day in Philadelphia is anticipated to be one of the coldest in recent history, city officials have been meeting with coordinators of the parade to decide whether the event will go off it as scheduled on new years day.

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade instead could be delayed a few days this year due to freezing weather. The final decision will be made as early as Dec. 30 in a joint effort between the city and the Mummers.

The temperature is predicted to reach a high of just 18 degrees on new years day, but wind chills could drop to a bone chilling -2 degrees. On the off chance that the parade is put off plans are being made to push-off the event until Jan. 6.

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade is the longest-running folk parade in the nation and has been a centerpiece of the Philadelphia New Year's Day festivities for about 300 years. The parade historically has been postponed  a few dozen times in the past, typically as a result of heavy rain and snow.

The Mummers and the city will meet once more before the end of the week to figure out what exactly will happen on Monday morning.


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