For the sixth year in a row Philadelphia will have two New Year's Eve fireworks displays - one at 6 p.m. and another midnight - on the Delaware River.
For the 115th year in a row, the Mummers will parade through Philadelphia with elaborate costumes and banjo and saxophone revelry.
Mayor Nutter and representatitves from SugarHouse Casino, which sponsors the parade and the fireworks, gathered Tuesday to provide details.
The New Year's Eve fireworks launched from barges in the Delaware River will be accompanied by synchronized music on the Camden and Philadelphia banks as well as on KYW radio.
The 6 p.m. show will be broadast live on NBC10 and Telemundo62.
The Mummers Parade will begin at 9 a.m. New Year's Day - an hour earlier than the 2015 parade - and run from City Hall to Washington Avenue.
This year's parade features six divisions including a new "Philadelphia Division," established to add diversity to the parade.
Second2None, a drill team based in West Philadelphia will lead the parade in the new division.
"We're very excited to be involved," said Nakeia Laws, director of the team which practices in the Mill Creek Recreation Center. Laws said the team will forgo the facepaint and feathers for their own more simple black and green marching band outfits.
- Julia Terruso