Get your party hats and noise makers ready… who wants to ring in the New Year in “sweet” style? What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than in the Sweetest Place on Earth… Hershey, PA! You won’t want to miss the raising of the 7-foot tall, and nearly 300-pound Hershey’s Kiss replica at midnight! The famous HERSHEY’s Kiss Drop will once again happen at Central PA’s Premier New Year’s Event, followed by fireworks. From 9 PM to Midnight, it is FREE ADMISSION into the Square in Downtown Hershey, PA.
This year, 18-year old singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides, is headlining the New Year’s Eve event. This Knoxville, Tennessee, is known for his covers of popular songs and videos of his original work, as well as his #1 hits on iTunes, and Artist to Watch recognition on Pandora, MTV, and Radio Disney. Taking the stage right before Whitesides is local rock and roll cover band “All Jacked Up.” A popular crowd favorite, they cover everything from Katy Perry to Journey.
I’m excited to tell you that the Hershey’s Products characters will also be making their way through the crowds this year!
Schedule of Events
11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM – Bubble Wrap Stomp at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Ave.
7 PM, 8 PM and 9 PM – Steven Courtney to perform in the social hall at the First United Methodist Church. There will also be outdoor kids games, hot beverages and cookies provided.
8 – 9:30 PM – Jim Rule performs on the front patio at The Hershey Story. He will be joined by the Hershey’s Candy Characters around 9 PM and will conclude his program with a bubble wrap stomp.
9 PM – All Jacked Up takes the main stage
10:30 PM – Headliner Jacob Whitesides performs until countdown to midnight
11:55 PM – Countdown to midnight followed by fireworks display
Local Food Vendors
Make sure you come hungry! Check out the list of amazing local food vendors who will be on site for the big event:
Bricker’s Famous French Fries
PA Dutch Twist
Piper Belle’s BBQ
Wood de la Kitchen
Café on Cocoa
Mel’s Rock N’ BBQ
ABCO Management Services, Inc.
Concessions will also be provided by local groups, including a fire pit and s’mores. LA Concessions and Dellinger Concessions will have NYE merchandise and novelties for sale, and Derry Township Camping Association will be providing crafts for children.
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