Mummers Parade: Street closures, parking restrictions

- The City of Philadelphia has released the following list of road closures and parking restrictions for the 2019 Mummers Parade.

The parade, now in its 119th year, will be held on New Year's Day. It kicks off at City Hall and will move south to Washington Avenue via Broad Street.

More information about the parade route can be found at


Effective Thursday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m.

Parking is prohibited from 6 p.m. on Dec. 27 through 7 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2019, on the east side of 15th Street from JFK Boulevard to South Penn Square.

Effective Saturday, Dec. 29 at 6 a.m.

From 6 a.m. until 4 p.m., 15th Street from JFK Boulevard to Chestnut Street and Market Street from 15th Street to 16th Street will be closed.

Effective Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m.


Two east travel lanes on 15th Street from JFK Boulevard to South Penn Square will be closed for television compound setup starting at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29. The closure will remain in place until 12 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2019.

Effective Saturday, Dec. 29 at 4 p.m.

Starting at 4 p.m., Market Street will partially re-open east of 15th Street, and 15th Street will partially re-open south of JFK Boulevard until 3 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2019.

Effective Monday, Dec. 31 at 4 a.m.

Parking is prohibited from 4 a.m. on Dec. 31 through 8 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2019, on West Market Street from 15th Street to 20th Street and JFK Boulevard from 15th Street to 21st Street.

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 3 a.m.

From 3 a.m. until the end of the event, Market Street from 15th to 16th Street, 15th Street from Arch Street to Chestnut Street and JFK Boulevard from 15th Street to 21st Street will be closed.

Effective Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 7 a.m.

From 7 a.m. until the end of the event, Broad Street from South Penn Square (parade route) and Washington Avenue from 12th Street to 18th Street (dispersal area) will be closed.


Effective Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 2 a.m.

Temporary No Parking Zones will be in place on Jan. 1, 2019 from 2 a.m. until 7 p.m. on both sides of the street, unless noted.

  • JFK Boulevard from Juniper to 15th streets (south side)
  • JFK Boulevard from Broad to 16th Street
  • Juniper Street from JFK to South Penn Square
  • South Penn Square from Juniper to 16th Street (south side)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th to 19th streets
  • North Broad Street from Cherry Street to JFK Boulevard (west side)
  • 15th Street from Race Street to JFK Boulevard
  • 16th Street from Chestnut to Race streets
  • 17th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Ludlow Street
  • 18th Street from Race to Ludlow streets
  • 19th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Chestnut Street
  • Cherry Street from 15th to 17th streets
  • Arch Street from 15th to 17th streets
  • Washington Ave from 12th to 18th streets
  • Broad Street from Arch to Ellsworth Street

Parking is prohibited from 4 a.m. through 8 p.m. on 15th Street from Arch Street to JFK Boulevard.
Parking is prohibited from 4 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Chestnut Street, from 16th to 18th streets.
Parking is prohibited from 6 a.m. through 8 p.m.on the 1500 block of Ranstead Street.


Due to event-related street closures, event-goers are encouraged to use the SEPTA Broad Street Subway and Market-Frankford Line to access the area.

Bus detours, alerts and general information can be found here.


Paid Parking

If you are coming into the city by car, nearby parking garages and paid lots can be found here. A full list of parking garages can be found on here.

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