If the weather outside is too frightful, or you simply hit the champagne too hard on New Year's Eve to face Broad Street, local TV has you covered throughout the New Year's weekend.
CBS3 will broadcast live from Penn's Landing on Friday night to show off the fireworks. From 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Channel 3 airs "Celebrate 2011," with parts of the show dedicated to highlighting the major events in news, sports and entertainment from 2010; performances from Disney on Ice's "Toy Story 3"; and a dance routine by the SugarHouse Sweeties. Anchors Chris May and Susan Barnett will earn holiday overtime by taking over the hosting duties, while meteorologist Kathy Orr will report live from the Blue Cross RiverRink with families taking in the pyrotechnics.
On New Year's Day, myphl17 will air the Mummers Parade in its entirety. At 9 a.m., an hour before the Mummers start their march, Channel 17 will air "Breakfast with the Mummers," a countdown of clips from last year's parade, as chosen by viewers. Steve Highsmith, who usually takes the desk on "In Focus," will host "Breakfast with the Mummers" and the rest of the parade.
The broadcast goes live at 10 a.m. in anticipation of the spotting of the color guards, with each brigade strutting its stuff for the cameras. At 2 p.m., the String Band competition will start and is likely to last about three hours. Channel 17 then reverts to its regular broadcasting schedule until 8 p.m., when it begins showing the Fancy Brigade competition from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Channel 17 will post all of the performances on its website (myphl17.com) on a one-hour delay for repeat viewings.