PHILADELPHIA - The City of Philadelphia has released the following list of road closures and parking restrictions for the 2020 Mummers Parade.
The parade, now in its 120th 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 phila.gov/mummers.
Temporary "No Parking" signs will be posted starting Friday, Dec. 27. Parking restrictions will be in effect until the parades pass and streets are reopened, which varies by location. Vehicles in violation will be relocated, not impounded.
Friday, December 27th
Parking is prohibited from 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27 through 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, on the east side of 15th Street from JFK Boulevard to South Penn Square.
Saturday, December 28th
Two east travel lanes on 15th Street closed from JFK Boulevard to South Penn Square from 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, through 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, for equipment load-in and staging. 15th Street may be closed completely for short intervals during this timeframe.
Sunday, December 30th
Parking is prohibited from 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, on the west side of 15th Street from Arch Street to Ranstead Street. Street/sidewalk vendors will not be permitted to park in this area during this timeframe.
Monday, December 30th
15th Street will be closed to southbound traffic at JFK Boulevard on Monday, Dec. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for equipment delivery and setup.
Tuesday, December 31st
Parking is prohibited on the following streets from 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.
- Market Street from 15th Street to 21st Street (both sides)
- JFK Boulevard from Juniper Street to 20th Street (both sides)
15th Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from JFK Boulevard to Market Street from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, through 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.
Market Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 15th Street to 16th Street from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. At 3 p.m., Market Street will re-open and traffic will be permitted to travel eastbound on Market Street to 15th Street and continue southbound on 15th Street.
Wednesday, January 1st
The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, through the conclusion of the parade:
- 15th Street from Arch Street to Chestnut Street
- Market Street from 15th Street to 16th Street
Broad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from South Penn Square to Washington Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 1 beginning at 7 a.m. through the conclusion of the parade.
Additional parking restrictions on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. (both sides of the street unless noted):
- Broad Street from Arch Street to Ellsworth Street
- Juniper Street from JFK Boulevard to South Penn Square (east side)
- South Penn Square from Juniper Street to 15th Street
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th St to 20th St
- North side of Logan Circle
- North Broad Street from Cherry Street to JFK Boulevard
- 16th Street from Chestnut Street to Race Street
- 17th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Ludlow Street
- 18th Street from Race Street to Ludlow Street
- 19th Street from Ben Franklin Parkway to Chestnut Street
- 19th Street from JFK Boulevard to Market Street
- 1500 Ranstead Street
- 1300 Carpenter Street
- 1000 South 13th Street
- Chestnut Street from 15th Street to 18th Street (north side)
- Cherry Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
- Arch Street from 15th Street to 17th Street
- Washington Ave from 12th Street to 18th Street
Due to crowds and street closures, attendees are encouraged to use SEPTA's Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines. Bus detours, alerts and general information can be found on SEPTA’s website.
The following bus detours should be expected: 4, 16, 17, 27, 31, 32 33, 44, 48, 124, and 125 Routes.
If you are coming into the city by car, a full listing of garages can be found on the PPA's website.
For additional information about the parade, see here.
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