The So, So Cold 2018 Mummers Parade

Despite some postponement discussions due to the weather, the parade marched on as scheduled.

The Quaker City String Band (Photo courtesy City of Philadelphia)

In a twist on the old hopeful adage, we’ve been hearing the phrase “New Year, Same Me” uttered a lot lately to describe the spirit of 2018 – and Philly’s Mummers sure typify that defiant tone.

Despite some postponement discussions due to the weather — the high on Monday ended up around 20 — the parade marched on as scheduled, with skits mocking everything from LEGOs to Seth Williams to outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Here, a selection of images that best captured the sub-freezing weirdness and wonder.

modern art. #mummers style. #vnyb

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(2 of 3) #mummersparade #powertothegirls

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Mummers Parade Philadelphia! Happy Birthday Earth!!

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