Top O' the Mornin to Ya! Literally, Green Beer Sunday Gets Early Start This Year

St. Patricks Day is still a few weeks away, but that's not stopping people from getting into the Irish spirit this weekend. Alexa Green reports from Tipperary Hill with more on this weekend's celebration,

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Green Beer Sunday is one of Tipp Hill's longest traditions. Many think of it more as a holiday because it's been going on since the 1960s. This weekend marks the 54th annual Green Beer Sunday delivery.

There is good news for all those who like starting the day off early. The event actually starts two hours earlier this year thanks to the governor's brunch bill.

That means instead of starting at 12 p.m. Coleman's will be opening at 10 a.m. That's when the green goodness will start flowing. And once that happens, people just can't seem to stay away.

“It's amazing because my dad really just kind of invented his own holiday. Every year it;s grown bigger and bigger. It’s just amazing to see how it’s grown over the years. Even over the last 20 years that I've been involved,” said Coleman's Irish Pub General Manager Dennis Coleman.

Other events for the day include the world's shortest parade. That kicks off at noon. It features Irish step dancers, pip bands and Coleman's world famous tanker.

That starts at the upside-down traffic light at Tompkins and Milton and ends up at Coleman’s.

Syeacuse University men's basketball coming off a big win to take on Louisville on Sunday, but Coleman’s will have fans covered. They will have extra TVs set up outside for all the Orange fans out there.

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