New Year's Eve Celebrations in Central PA

Real Estate Agent with Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

New Year's Eve

Another year has flown by too quickly!  And what a wonderful year it was! We opened a second office on the West Shore and are looking forward to seeing what the new year has in store.  I want to thank all of my clients, friends, co-workers, and team for making 2012 special.  We are looking foward to 2013!  

Here are several New Year's Eve Celebrations in Central PA!  We at Joy Daniels Real Estate Group are looking foward to making your Central Pennsylvania real estate dreams come true! 

Harrisburg - Starting at 9 p.m. there will be games for all ages and a concert by Lima Bean Riot. A lighted strawberry will be dropped at Market Square at midnight followed by a fireworks display. Details: Strawberry Drop: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Downtown Harrisburg. or call Department of Parks, Recreation & Enrichment at 717-255-3020.

Hershey - The eighth annual New Year’s Eve Celebration in Hershey kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Fireworks will follow the raising of a giant Hershey kiss replica at midnight in the downtown square.  Details: The Hershey Story Activities: Rock Around the Clock on New Year’s Eve 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., “Mr. Music” 8:30-9:30 p.m. at The Hershey Story, 63 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. Other activities: From the Well 8 p.m.-midnight at First United Methodist Church of Hershey, 64 W. Chocolate Ave. Concerts on the stage and Hershey Kiss raising: 9 p.m.-midnight. The square in downtown Hershey, Chocolate and Cocoa avenues.

Palmyra - Herald in the new year with a free horn and noisemaker as you watch a giant shoe drop. The Palmyra New Year’s Eve Celebration will include karaoke, trivia and music from a DJ. There also will be free glow sticks and hats given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Details: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Main and Railroad streets, Palmyra.

Mechanicsburg - This is the ninth annual lighted Wrench Drop in downtown Mechanicsburg, complete with music by the interactive DJ Patrick Lee. Details: 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Washington Fire Company, 53 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg.; 717-796-0811.

Lebanon - The 16th annual New Year’s Eve Bologna Drop will feature an edible, 12-foot-long, 200-pound Lebanon bologna. The meat will be donated to the Lebanon Rescue Mission and AGAPE Shelter after the festivities. Details: 10 p.m.-12:15 a.m., Ninth and Cumberland streets, Lebanon. 717-273-7215.

Duncannon - The star of the 13th annual Sled Drop is a 10-foot sled, built to resemble a Lightning Guider sled, which was a line of sleds made at Duncannon’s Standard Sled Factory from 1904 to 1990. This year, there will be musical performances along with free hot dogs and beverages, a commemorative wooden nickel and a raffle. Details: 10 p.m.-midnight. Downtown Duncannon. 717-834-4311.

Dillsburg - The 20th annual New Year’s Eve Pickle Drop will play host to children’s games, face painting, karaoke, a blood drive, music on the street and, of course, the famous pickle drop and fireworks show. For those who want more pickles, the community hall will be selling pickle soup. Mrs. Pickle will drop at 7 p.m., while Mr. Pickle will be lowered at midnight. Details: 4 p.m.-midnight. Downtown Dillsburg. 717-265-3533.

York - This celebration includes live music, fireworks and kids’ activities. The white rose will be lowered at midnight. Details: 9 p.m.-midnight. Continental Square, downtown York.

Lower Allen Twp. - In honor of the Yellow Breeches creek that goes through the area, Lower Allen Twp. is dropping a giant 5-foot pair of yellow britches. There also will be face painting, games, light refreshments and music. Details: 8 p.m.-midnight, Lower Allen Community Park, 4075 Lisburn Road. Free, but donations of non-perishable food are encouraged.

The Hummelstown Lollipop New Year's Eve Celebration has been cancelled, but as you see, there are so many others.  I hope you enjoy your New Year's Eve Celebration in Central PA safely! 

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Harrisburg, PA  17110

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Joy -- what's up in Central PA for New Year's Eve -- let's see there are lighted strawberries, Hershey kisses, giant shoes, wrenches, meat products, sleds, pickles, white roses and are those birches(or is someone dropping their britches?) --- it sounds like there is more going on than I could have ever imagined.   Thanks for the great summary of events.   Stay safe and have fun!

Dec 29, 2012 12:41 PM #1
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Wow, tons of stuff to do in your neck of the woods for New Years Eve Joy!  By the way, why is this saying this isn't your content?  It looks like's not a reblog...what's up?  

Dec 29, 2012 01:28 PM #2
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

The Hershey Kisses are the best Michael - we have great options for New Years, but it is GOING TO BE COLD this year. . . still not sure if I am going to brave the cold or sit by a roaring fire this year.  :)


Thanks for noticing Brenda, I am very frustrated, this happened to me yestereday with my train post and BOTH of them were mine.  I have email Active Rain, hopefully they will take care of it.  I unchecked the box 3 times and it came back every time, so I gave up.  :)  Have a great Sunday!


Dec 29, 2012 10:33 PM #3
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Boy, you have some great events to attend, Joy. We are going to sit by the open fire.  BTW, if you get that fixed, it probably won't be before Wednesday, if you are lucky.

Dec 30, 2012 12:05 AM #4
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

:)  I figured with New Year's, etc.  I wouldn't hear back from AR until after New Year's!  It's okay.  Have a great New Year's Ron and I look forward to "talking" with you more in 2013!

Dec 30, 2012 01:54 AM #5
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Joy, Thanks for commenting on our new milestone. We wish you much success in 2013 and at your new location too!

Dec 30, 2012 04:23 AM #6
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Great list, Joy.  I hope you get the point issue straightened out!  Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 04:52 AM #7
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are very welcome and Thank you Larry & Sheila. . . (it's nice to see the MM under your picture.)  ;)  for your good wishes! 


Thanks Don - :)  Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 04:57 AM #8
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There's plenty to do in your area. My husband has to work, and Sierra and I are going to stay home and watch it snow, movies and eat junk food. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dec 31, 2012 12:10 AM #9
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

That's what we ually do Debbie - not sure but I think we will be going to the HERSHEY, New Year festitivies this year and brave the cold!

Dec 31, 2012 12:33 AM #10
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
I would love to visit Hershey. My husband has been, and he loved it. That would be my pick! Happy New Year dear one!!
Dec 31, 2012 03:31 AM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joy, just wanted to wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year and I am with Michael & Joni, I can never get enough Chocolate hence Hershey should be on my must visit destinations (in the Fall not Winter):))

Dec 31, 2012 04:15 AM #12
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Joy, Thanks for sharing the information aboutthings to do for new year. Happy new Year.

Dec 31, 2012 04:25 AM #13
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Thanks Joni - I would love if you ever do visit the area to meet with you!  Mention it to Michael. . . you never know.   :)  Happy New Year!

You are right you do need to add us to the list!  The next time you go to Boston, fly into Harrisburg, and rent a car . . . the drive to Boston is only about 5 hours.   Have a wonderful New Year Endre. 

You are welcome Gita - Happy New Year to you!

Dec 31, 2012 05:16 AM #14
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

It looks like you'e all decked out to celebrate.  Happy New Year Joy!

Dec 31, 2012 07:18 AM #15
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

It was fun to get "ready for the New Year!"  :)  I just got back from a nice dinner with my family, now I am going to get my pork and sour kraut ready for tomorrow!

Dec 31, 2012 10:33 AM #16
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