Schedule: The various divisions begin their New Year's Day struts up Broad Street at different times and from different locations:

Comics start at 9:30 a.m. from Washington Avenue.

Comic Wenches, 10:30 a.m. from Dickinson Street.

String Bands, 10:30 a.m. from Shunk Street.

Fancy Divisions, 10:45 a.m. from Passyunk Avenue.

Fancy Brigades, at 1 p.m. from Oregon Avenue.

Viewing areas: Free along Broad Street, with some of the best views in the judging area on JFK Boulevard between 15th and 16th Streets. Bleacher seats will be available there for $19.50. For tickets, call 215-965-7676.

Performance areas: There are four along Broad: at Shunk, Washington, Pine, and Sansom.

Fancy Brigade Finale: It's Mardi Gras meets Broadway at the Convention Center, with two shows: a family affair at noon, and a performance at 5 p.m.

TV coverage: On PHL17, beginning with pre-parade coverage at 9 a.m.

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