RIng in the New Year with Fireworks & Mummers in Philadelphia December 31-January 240 Seats Available
RIng in the New Year with Fireworks & Mummers in Philadelphia
12/31/2020 to 1/2/2021
COST: $612 pp double / triple
$792 pp single
Day 1: Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach as we say good-bye to 2020 and welcome 2021 in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. 2 nights’ accommodations at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MIDTOWN located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. This afternoon enjoy a New Year’s celebration with a party on the water aboard the SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA EARLY NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS CRUISE. Our cruise sets sail from 4:30-6:30pm where we will ring in the New Year with a buffet-style early dinner, dancing, incredible views of the fireworks show along the waterfront and a champagne toast at 6:00pm. Return to our hotel for the evening.
Day 2: For over 120 years, Philadelphia has rung in the New Year with a festive celebration, THE MUMMERS PARADE. More than 10,000 men, women and children in lavish, glittering costumes do the “Mummers Strut” down Broad Street. Line the street with parade goers to watch the revelry and cheer on the performances. Enjoy a late lunch / early dinner at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ before we make our way to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with reserved bleacher seating for the MUMMERS FANCY BRIGADE FINALE. The indoor showcase is a highlight of the popular, longstanding Mummers Parade. Sometimes described as a cross between a Broadway show and Mardi Gras, the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale has elaborate costumes and massive props and is a 2 1/2 hour stunning, colorful, high-energy showcase of 11 masterfully choreographed routines. More than 2,500 performers work for one full year to create the themes, costumes, props and drills that comprise the show and dazzle the audience.
Day 3: This morning we visit the READING TERMINAL MARKET for a TASTE OF PHILLY FOOD TOUR. Philly is famous for its cheesesteaks, hoagies and pretzels. Learn the story behind these and other local food favorites, and the vibrant and historic Reading Terminal Market where they are sold during our 75-minute walking tour in the Market. Enjoy lunch on own in the Market before we head for home after ringing in the new year in Philadelphia.
INCLUDES: Deluxe Motorcoach, 2 nights hotel, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, sightseeing & admissions as per itinerary, Friendship Tours Escort, Driver & Tour Director Gratuity
**PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WALKING ON THIS TOUR**
DEPOSIT: $200 pp by September 3, 2020
FINAL PAYMENT: November 5, 2020
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