On New Year’s Eve in South Philadelphia, the place to be is Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, which celebrates an annual “Mummers Mass” that’s been a tradition for more than 30 years.

Hundreds attend the liturgy, which honors Philadelphia’s Mummers culture while affirming faith, family and fun.

(Related: Read CatholicPhilly.com’s feature article on the 2019 Mummers Mass.)