Mummers Festival Events

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Nov 18, 2011 7:58 PM
Now in its third year, the St. John's Mummers Festival is helping breathe new life into a beloved Newfoundland tradition. Want to join in the fun? See below for a list of events and activities planned for this year's festival.

Hobby Horse Workshops
(Victoria Park poolhouse)

Learn to make your own hobby horse, a traditional mummering accessory. (Click here for the story behind the hobby horse in Newfoundland.)

December 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
December 6, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
December 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ugly Stick Workshops
(Victoria Park poolhouse)

December 11, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
December 13, 7 p.m. - 9: 30 p.m.

"How do you mummer anyway?": A public forum with mummers
(The Rooms theatre)

December 4, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Mummers in Schools Touring Program
(Various locations)

Mummer Lecture - Visions of Visitors: Media Images of Christmas Mummering in Newfoundland
(Memorial University, Room 1046, Arts building)

December 14, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Film Screening: Mummers and Masks
(The Rooms theatre)

December 15, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Bishop Field Elementary School, 46 Bond Street)

Join other mummers prior to the parade to find various and sundry clothing and other items to help you "get your mummer on!"

December 17, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Mummers Parade
(Starting at Bishop Field Elementary School, 46 Bond Street)

The parade starts at Bishop Field Elementary. Mummers weave through Gower Street, Bannerman Park, and the Georgestown neighbourhood and end at The Rooms.

December 17, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

*Bad weather date: December 18, same time and place

Mummers Parade Concert and Mummers Jam
(The Rooms, level 3 atrium)

Stroll through the city's streets until winding up at The Rooms, where mummers will enjoy music, syrup and snacks, and get their snap taken at the "Mummeries Forever" portrait studio.

December 17, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For updated information, videos from past parades and more, visit